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Social Media for Woodworkers

Social Media is how marketing is being done today. Members will share how they are using social media optimization, social networking and other online tools.

Members: 46
Latest Activity: Jun 11, 2012

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Pinterest vs. Facebook and converting buyers 3 Replies

Started by Will Sampson. Last reply by Advanced Cabinet Systems Jun 11, 2012.

What are the best social media tools for woodworking companies to promote their business? 12 Replies

Started by Laguna Tools. Last reply by Elizabeth DiFiore Jan 5, 2012.

Are your employees engaged in your social media efforts? 5 Replies

Started by Stacy Kiejko. Last reply by Elizabeth DiFiore Jan 4, 2012.

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Comment by Scott Johnston on January 24, 2011 at 1:37am

So far, I'm connected with fellow woodworkers thru Sawdust and liked groups even on LinkedIn.  These social media groups are great with connecting with others to discuss common issues in the woodworkers industry.

Now, if I'm going to look for work, I'm joining groups that have the right kind of members that could use my services.  Getting involved in discussions when I can and starting discussions with a question, in hopes to start a dialog and getting members to view my website.

Regarding FaceBook, the marketing professionals say, keep your personal and business separate!  You don't want potential clients reading and viewing pics of your personal life and set up your business account so that you have control of the blogging activity.  

Even reviewing Sawdust group 'Social Media for Woodworkers' and like groups and even talking to other woodworkers, going back to 2007 who market on FB, I have not yet seen one posting or talked to a woodworker/studio furniture maker ever getting a job direct from FB friends/follower or other.

So, I ask the members, if the marketing professionals have been saying FB is the direction we need go, then were is the evidence to support this direction.

If I'm mistaken, please let me know if FB is working for you and kind of quality jobs your getting. 

Comment by Advanced Cabinet Systems on December 7, 2010 at 7:11am
I don't use Tweetdeck, but what I do is I have my company's Facebook account linked to our Twitter account and Twitter account is linked to the Linked-in account. If I post on Facebook, it automatically goes to the other two this way. If only I could get the same to happen with Sawdust Soup...
Comment by Terry Babij on December 3, 2010 at 9:23am
Just published a Blog post on SawDust Soup Blog with link to Social Media and Branding Webinars presented by Brian Solis the Author of Engage. .
Comment by Melissa on December 3, 2010 at 8:39am
I agree, Terry. Tweetdeck is an excellent application. It allows you to easily post to multiple locations, switch back and forth between accounts, and stay updated on the latest news and posts from the people/businesses you follow.
Comment by Terry Babij on November 22, 2010 at 9:48am
One more thing!!! To post to several different place (Unfortunately no direct connection that I have figured) is to use Tweetdeck. A great free app that will let you post simultaneously to Facebook Twitter and LinkedIn including your fan page from one place with 1 click.
Comment by Terry Babij on November 22, 2010 at 9:46am
For those who are looking for a way to keep up with many different sites. I use Google reader and gather all my reading in 1 location. The other great tool with the Google tool bar is the spell checker. Now I no longer need to copy to Word and paste back!!
Comment by Ryan Bruzan on November 21, 2010 at 1:40pm
I should add that just showing up in a forum might get a few glances, but being part of the conversation and one on one interactions is also necessary. I ask myself, "Self, If I want your clicks, why would you give them to me?"

I also like the way one of the blogs puts it: "Take your time, their is no rush."
Comment by Ryan Bruzan on November 21, 2010 at 1:33pm
I agree with having to be involved. If you don't show your face in the crowd, no one will ever see you.
Comment by Terry Babij on July 30, 2010 at 11:17am
We are using many of the social media tools and sites. Wins are 1 by 1. 2 excellent reads for insight into the breadth and potentials are: Linchpin by Seth Godin and 6 Pixels of Separation by Mitch Joel. I have added links to our Facebook page, LinkedIn etc to my outgoing e-mail signature. The only way to reap value from any venture social media requires active participation. Studies show that about 2% of members or views actually participate.
Comment by Advanced Cabinet Systems on July 7, 2010 at 7:53am
ACS was featured in this month's Retail Environments magazine by the A.R.E. It's an article about social media.

http://ning.it/aZ54W7
 

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