We all know about Facebook, Twitter, and now Google+ but here are some additional social networks that I find are useful for various reasons.
If you want traffic to your website, social networking is by far the easiest and most effective way to generate traffic for your website. A simple hello to another networker can generate a visit to your website. I find these types of visits to be much more valuable than a visit from a safelist or traffic exchange surfer. Having a good collection of social networks where your profile is set up properly to display links to your website and other social networks, a perpetual stream of traffic is created and you are well on your way to branding yourself.
If you are into paid to clicks, some of these networking sites pay you for your activity and the return is much more profitable and reliable than paid to clicks. Not to mention that you are more generously rewarded for referring.
Bizoppers: A social network for internet marketers that pays for your daily activities such as socializing with other members. Once set up, a daily routine of activities can earn you a profit each month and give you great exposure to things that you may want to promote or lots of visits to your website. There are many other ways to earn money with Bizoppers including referring and a forced matrix that me and others above you help you fill. Through my interaction with other internet marketers, I have learned a lot by observing what others do as well as learning about new launches early so that I can gain a early level position in opportunities. You can register for free to check it out here. Or learn more about Bizoppers here.
SWOM: This is the sister site of Bizoppers and pays for daily activities as well. If you are joining Bizoppers, you definitely want to add SWOM as well. As a gold member on both sites, you earn 150% of your points and gold evangelism bonuses. So basically you get paid more for using these sites to promote yourself, your website, or any other program that you are into. I started out at SWOM and added Bizoppers afterwards. The two serve as the centerpieces of my online network. You can register for free to check it out here.
ISMmagic: Still in pre-launch phase but very promising. Similar to Bizoppers and SWOM in that it is a social network for internet marketers. Also paying for activity, referring, and a forced matrix with various levels of membership to fit different needs. Since it is still in pre-launch, many of the features are still undergoing improvements. The admin is always on responding to suggestions. You can register for free to check it out here.
IBOSocial/IBOToolbox: Another social network for internet marketers that is a great resource. You won’t earn anything from IBO except advertising credits but it is definitely effective. Posting on the dashboard of IBO is way more effective than you can imagine. Similar to posting a tweet except every member of IBO can see your post – not just the ones you are connected to. Plus, the other members are all very helpful and will use their twitter accounts to tweet out your post. You can utilize their blogging features to do the same and earn advertising credits. It’s 100% free and you can register here.
IMFaceplate: Similar to IBO and very popular with other internet marketers as well. A good addition to your collection of social networks. I like their blogging feature better than IBO because you can attach images. The overall interface is much more brighter and appealing than IBO but I think in terms of effectiveness, IBO may have an edge. But both are free to use so it is definitely work signing up for both and spending a little time to make it work for you. It’s 100% free and you can register here.