I have been part of the Empire Avenue collaborative community for 20 months now around 600 days in fact. My price just reached 600 eaves. An eave a day.
Slow but steady gradual momentum which is facilitating connection, brand awareness and support and promotion of my business.
It has got me thinking about the flow on or “ripple” effect of having another say 500 active members in our community and the mutual benefits of that. So from now I will be reaching out to 2 or 3 people a day to encourage them to get involved. If only say 10 of you do the same imagine the amazing possibilities for everyone.
Around 3 or 4 of the 20 you engage with each week may participate. That excites me a great deal. So many of us think that social media is a one person “battle”. How do I compete with the big money companies with their promoted tweets and promoted Facebook posts and ads.
On Empire Avenue you will find several thousand people ready and willing to team up with you to help get your messages spread and this will give you a massive headstart. From there the quality of your content will be key in deciding whether or not it continues to be shared.
Google+ has had incredible momentum in the past 2 or 3 weeks and in recognition of this we have started a community especially for answering questions about Empire Avenue and about Google+ itself. Your necessary strategies in both places are different from what you are used to on Facebook so I hope that we can help you out. I have put the link to our community in this short video.
My Google+ tip is to comment on the posts of 20-30 key people twice or so a week. Their regular commenters will see you and begin interacting with you and promoting you as well.
I hope that your new year is going well and that you are ready to become a collaborator and an early adoptor of google+ and Empire Avenue. Both communities are still very fresh and new and there are great opportunities there for you.