Thursday, November 20, 2008

Are You Using Facebook for Your Freelance Writing Business?

I just got my husband started on Facebook (he's adorable, but not by any means an early adopter of technology). Like with his initial doubts about the usefulness of a computer (way back when), I could tell he was thinking "Big Waste of Time" as he looked at the screen.

We've joked a lot about him fumbling through, learning how to use "this Facebook machine" (see "internet machine" on a very high-brow movie, Blades of Glory. But he's made some connections with people from childhood, college, and the various places we've lived - pretty cool.

And that's awesome - staying connected is often kind of overwhelming, so anything that makes it easier is good.

But there's also real power in using Facebook, Twitter, and other sites. You can really use it to build your business, because you have more connection to more people. One of my FB friends actually posted a need for a proofreader yesterday - how about that?! (She's got it covered, BTW.) You just never know how you might be of service.

Here's a piece with some tips on using FB for your writing business.

Freelance Writing Adventures: Networking Part Three: Facebook

2 comments:

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