Making the Most of Yahoo! 360

What if someone handed you a network of high-quality contacts and prospects on a silver platter? Would you take it? Of course you would! Yet, day by day, business owners are signing up for Yahoo! 360 with the best intentions, only to sit on their account as if it's going to do all the work for them.

If you too are having difficulty deciding how to start building your presence, here's what I suggest:

  1. Invite ALL your friends and professional acquantances to join your Yahoo! 360 Network. Sooner or later they will be invited by someone. It might as well be sooner and it might as well be by YOU.
  2. Educate your contacts why it's in their best interest to not just grow, but groom their individual networks of contacts. Staying relevant is a low-key investment with high returns of ongoing attention.
  3. Don't try to host your professional or business blog on Yahoo! 360. Treat it strictly as a social networking tool to keep people informed about personal affairs and dealings. Social Networking is a HIGH TOUCH medium. If you're thinking about starting a business blog as part of your onine marketing strategy, email me and I can get you started on the right track.
  4. Take the initiative to chime in on other people's blogs. The best way to start any relationships is to say something. Yahoo has given us a preemptive head-start, if you'll just be proactive in taking it.

The sooner you start proactively building your network on Yahoo!360, the bigger your network will become.

I believe Yahoo is provisioned to become the d'facto social networking service on the internet. It's maintained its position as the largest internet property for years, and everything it touches turns to gold. It won't be long before all your friends and colleagues are invited to get their very own Yahoo! 360 account. But you can get in right now, and you can be the one to invite them.

It would seem Yahoo! replenishes your Invites as they get used up. In case anyone else is interested I have 70 more Invites to give out. You can email me about yours here.