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January 3, 2012

Your business is to get people talking about your business.

You can do it on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin and other sites by becoming proactive in your actions and your material.

Because you are here on WordPress, you are using Social Media to learn.

You are probably reading this because you  are seeking ways to increase your business through social media.

If you have a traditional store / business utilizing newspaper ads, flyers and that kind of thing, this information may be for you,

If you are in a network marketing company, this probably is for you as well.

As a rookie MLM’er , you have probably been taught to “Talk to your Warm Market”.

That really worked, didn’t it!

You may have been told to FORM.

It works for some people, but for most of us it is an exercise in futility.

You might also be told to call professionals, real estate agents, doctors, and lawyers, actually almost anyone who is advertising for business.

Some of people do a lot of posting on Backpage, Oodle, Kijiji and other online advertising venues.

These methods are great for some people. About 97% of network marketers fail because these methods are not for all people.

Most of us have been using Social Media to help build our business. It can accelerate the process enormously.

There are many venues to get the message to those who do not know that our services or product is available.

Using Social media online such as Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and other sites is the #1 online activity today

If you are not utilizing every tool that is appropriate and effective, building a business may be slower than it needs to be.

If you have business cards, do any advertisement through flyers, have a sign or any other public advertisement of your business, use a tool that almost everyone is carrying to more effectively get your name out there.

Smartphones are being used by almost everyone for conversations, texting, pictures, games and more.

They now can be used as a scanning device to connect to social media through a barcode called Quick Response codes

If you are savvy enough to utilize this new tool, you can increase traffic to your social media thereby increasing the possibility of sales.

The Quick Response Code or QR code, a two dimensional bar code, is a print based hypertext link.

Started in a Japanese auto company to keep track of parts, it is moving to social media in a very big way.

It has been adopted because it stores a lot of information in a small space.

If you have not used it yet, you scan it with a smartphone to give access to information on the net you want the contacts to see.

The QR codes can be placed on anything and are used in a wide variety of ad campaigns.

They are being used on flyers, ads in newspapers and magazines, product packaging, business cards and one fellow (at least) got a QR code tattoo.

The code scanned into a smartphone gives the potential customer access to company websites, Linkedin, Youtube, Facebook, Foursquare, product information and more.

People buy from someone they know, like and trust. If you are on Youtube it increases your chances because people can connect with a face and the person behind it.

They are being used by car lots – both in their advertising and on specific vehicles.

Real estate agents are using them to give a few shots of the inside of the house and whatever other information they want a client to have to pre-sell the deal.

Think of an application where you can link a smartphone and a website or a blog or anything else on the internet and it will be utilized sooner or later.

There are many free QR code generators on the internet. They will take you to a website, a phone number, an SMS message, etc.If you are going to a single fixed address, that is great.

However, if you have a variety of social sites that you want to link together, you may want a more sophisticated application.

World Quick Response makes it easy to get and manage your QR codes.

Becoming a member and creating your profile allows you to specify and quickly change the information you want your customers to access.

The company is working very diligently to remain the best on the net.

Should you want more information either contact me or utilize the link to my website at World Quick Reponse

The company has affiliates, but you could sign up either way. It is the same price.

To see it on Youtube  search for  “Engaging QR codes” or use the link  Engaging QR codes

People will toss your flyer.

They may keep your business card.

But if they have scanned your QR code, they can always find you,

Your link is saved in their smartphone.

If you want to become more successful, try to find a way to be different from all the rest of the “out front” marketers.

Try to be more than a billboard or a loudspeaker  for your company.

Better marketing means better rewards with QR codes.

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6 Comments
  1. Great info Fred.

    You’re right that social media takes a bit of effort, and not all internet marketing channels work for every business.

    I think QR codes are a very useful idea – the can be effective for a lot of businesses and can be used in a variety of ways (ie. dog tag for lost dog; on cars, business cards, billboards; by realtors, the list goes on).

    it’s something I’ll be looking into in the upcoming months.

  2. Fred, very keen. Are you familiar with the writings of Edward Debono and lateral thinking. P

  3. i love your blog, i have it in my rss reader and always like new things coming up from it.

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