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    As much as I advertise social marketing among my customers as a good tool to look for promotion and marketing, I nearly hate it as means for my personal, freelance way to get customers. I don’t know, maybe it’s my customer focus or my country which don’t open such opportunities as those imagined by people who write about it. I’ve read a couple of books on social marketing and found nothing new there, everything covered with sort of “American dream” sauce. I could promote butter or toys but I just can’t see where I could get customers for my own services. No, definitely not for me. Social marketing is something I associate with a brainless mob clicking everything everywhere with a believe they could gain anything from this clicking and the only “one” who gains anything are the big companies creating customer loyalty. A customer wants to do some social crap? OK, I can arrange it. Me promoting on anything more than blogs or forums? No way. The questions is – do you consider forums and blogs social marketing because then my attitude might be not so much “anti”…

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  1. [...] Freelance writers put a lot of time into learning new social media platforms to get our work out there and network with new publications. But can all that Tweeting and social media managing actually pay off? Dave Thomas thinks so, and for a post on Freelance Folder, he provides some tips on how to “Turn Those Tweets, Shares, and Links into Paying Projects.” [...]

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