If you rely on your online website for income, then you will be keen to explore as many different options as possible in your quest to make good money.

Many astute marketers are fast realizing the importance of promoting online social networking as part of their overall marketing strategy.

If like many marketers, you are not sure where social networking websites fit into promoting your online business presence, you are not alone. You may not even know what they are, or how they work.

Essentially, online social networking websites are online communities They provide an easy and safe way for you to search for and make contact with other internet users, especially those with whom you have something in common.

There are a large number of social networking websites out there, including MySpace, which has over a million users. So not only will you develop new friendships and develop networks, you will also find other internet marketers interested in visiting your online business site or blog.

On signup, you’ll be given your own profile page. Here you can not only describe yourself, but also provide a brief synopsis of your online business. By mentioning what your online site or blog is all about and providing a link, you should assuredly receive an ongoing flow of new visitors.

As a marketer, you can maximize the benefits that a social networking site brings essentially two ways. One, where you might be selling something and the other where you are relying on revenue from advertising.

Now if you have a website that is selling products or services, you may find it a little bit easier to use social networking sites to your advantage. This is because of your ability to be able to showcase on a daily, weekly or monthly basis one of the products or services that you are selling. You can either do this directly from your profile page or on a blog page, which most social networking websites usually provide.

If your website is mainly used to make money with advertising programs, for example affiliate programs or Google Adsense, then you may need to consider a different approach. For promotional purposes I suggest you look at these websites from a personal perspective. If your website or page targets dog owners, it may be a good idea to bring out your love for dogs in your profile. The addition of a link back to your online website is quite acceptable and in no way could be construed as spam.

As with all other types of online websites, social networking sites should help to increase the number of page views your site or blog receives. In most cases, more page views mean more clicks – and that in turn means more money for you.

By keeping the above mentioned points in mind, you should be able to see an increase in your page views, in next to no time.

One such social networking site of which I am delighted to be a member is Apsense. Here for free I can connect with other like-minded marketers and develop useful social and business networks. I heartily recommend you check it out.

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