Social media – what’s YOUR experience?

Think about your experience so far with social media. Here’s a quick checklist for you to see where you are right now:
Do you have a Blog ?
1. Yes and it is updated regularly
2. Yes and it is updated occasionally
3. Yes and it is I started it but never got very far
4. No

Do you have a Twitter Account?
1. Yes, and I send tweets out several times each day
2. Yes, I use it occasionally
3. Yes, I signed up but have never really used it
4. No

Do you have a Facebook fan page or group for your business
1. Yes and it is updated regularly
2. Yes and it is updated occasionally
3. Yes and it is I started it but never got very far
4. No

Awards yourself 5 points for each time your answer is ‘1’, 3 points for each time you answer ‘2’, 1 points for each answer ‘3’ and zero for each time you answer ‘4’.
Gain an extra point for each of these networks you are on and actively using:

· Ecademy
· BTTradespace
· Linked In
· Bebo
· MySpace
· Ning
· Babycentre
· Flickr
· Xing
· Jaiku

Your Score:

21-30 points: You’re a social media queen. Social media is developing fast, so read on for some handy tips and tricks to help you stay in top.
11-20 points: You’re a social media starter. It is easy to sign up for all these sites than it is to know how to make them useful for your business. Read on for practical tips to help you use online promotion successfully every day.
0-10 points: You’re a social media newbie. Don’t worry if you’re really unsure about what to do to promote your business online. Read the article and choose one place to start that will work well for your business.

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