Small Business Recovery Could Hinge on Facebook, Twitter Says Expert

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Charlotte, NC:  Gail Z. Martin, social media expert and internationally bestselling author, believes that sites like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn could be the spark for economic recovery in the small business sector.

“So many businesses are located in states or regions that have been hit hard by the recession,” says Martin.  “But social media gives them the power to reach out and meet prospects and partners all over the world.  Social media enables even very small companies to find and work with customers who are still spending money, still investing in their growth.  It’s an incredibly powerful tool for recovery.”

Martin shows business owners and solo professionals the right way to get more business and win new clients in “30 Days to Social Media Success: The 30 Day Results Guide to Making the Most of Twitter, Blogging, LinkedIn and Facebook” (Career Press, Sept. 2010).  Martin walks business owners through a step-by-step strategic approach to get them up and running in just 30 minutes a day over 30 days.

Starting in October, Martin will also host a five-week intensive group coaching program based on the book to help readers customize and apply her 30 Day Results System to their specific business goals.

“30 Days to Social Media Success” also has its own Facebook Fan Page (30 Day Results Guide) and a Meetup.com group at The 30 Day Marketing Success Network.

In “30 Days to Social Media Success: The 30 Day Results Guide to Making the Most of Twitter, Blogging, LinkedIn and Facebook”, Martin shares the proven marketing system she created to successfully market her own books, her company and her clients.  Short chapters are designed to let busy people read and apply the information in less than an hour a day.

Topics include:

–Why most marketing fails, and how to avoid the most common mistakes

–How to connect social media marketing to key business plan goals

–How to use social media to get more impact from traditional marketing efforts

–How to find and connect with ideal customers on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and blogs

–Which social media sites are best for business—and what to avoid

–How to use social media for local business, start-ups, non-profits and professional services

Says Martin: “Business owners keep hearing that they need to be on Facebook, they need to use Twitter, but no one tells them how to use social media to actually get results.  They get out on Facebook or LinkedIn or other sites and without a plan, they become frustrated because nothing seems to work.  I show them how to create a strategic, results-oriented social media program and get it up and running in just 30 days, 30 minutes a day.”

“30 Days to Social Media Success: The 30 Day Results Guide to Making the Most of Twitter, Blogging, LinkedIn and Facebook” takes the mystery out of social media and helps readers save time and money while making more valuable connections.  The book explores dozens of the most popular social media sites—along with great sites that aren’t as well known—always focused on how to use the site to get more clients and do more business.

According to Martin, the question she hears most often is, “I’m on Facebook—now what?”  Says Martin: “Social media makes it affordable for companies to do business with clients across the country and around the world, customers they couldn’t meet any other way. It’s a way for companies to rise above their local economic conditions and thrive.”

Business owners and solo professionals could hire a social media marketing firm for $7,000 a month, or save money and do their own strategic social media promotion with “30 Days to Social Media Success: The 30 Day Results Guide to Making the Most of Twitter, Blogging, LinkedIn and Facebook”.  “30 Days to Social Media Success” is available on Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com, in bookstores and in FedEx Office stores nationwide for just $13.99.

For a free sample chapter, visit http://www.gailmartinmarketing.com/books.html

 

About Gail Z. Martin

Gail Z. Martin is a marketing expert, international speaker and author of “30 Days to Social Media Success: The 30 Day Guide to Making the Most of Twitter, Blogging, LinkedIn and Facebook”. Another new book by Martin, “The Thrifty Author’s Guide to Launching Your Book Without Losing Your Mind” focuses on book marketing strategies. She also writes the internationally bestselling fantasy adventure series, “The Chronicles of the Necromancer” from Solaris Books, and “The Fallen Kings Cycle” from Orbit Books. A series of Martin’s columns are featured in Book Marketing Matters, the newsletter put out by internet marketing guru, Brian Jud, and she is a regular columnist for Saathee Magazine as well as a popular guest blogger and radio guest. Martin has four additional books under contract with publishers.

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