There are plenty of times when I come up with ideas that never come to be. They usually stem from an un-met need or frustration. I’m glad to say that this time I actually took the time to try and fill a need rather then complain about it. Thus, SocialJobber.com was born.
SocialJobber.com is my attempt at creating a job board/blog that exclusively caters to the social media world. If you do a search for social media jobs, you’ll find a fair share of sites claiming to specialize in social media jobs, but 9 times out of 10, they’re just another iteration of a site pulling job ads from a job network such as JobThread. Sure, these sites will list a couple targeted jobs that are actually social media jobs, but they are not a site that is really that interested in targeting their approach just to social media. That’s where I hope to come in.
I figure since I work in the industry, and write about it quite often here, it’s a natural fit for me. I feel confident I’ll write frequently enough on the blog, and I certainly care about maintaining a social media focus. Sure, it’s not going to make that much money, and at the end of the day, that’s not really my ultimate goal. I’ve been wanting to find another web project to get behind in addition to my personal blog, and I can finally say I’ve found one that makes sense.
I feel great about the potential, and hope you can find value in the idea. As always I would appreciate any feedback and your support. And listings are free through 2010!
I am not what you would consider a savvy computer person but I definitely want to take advantage of the new forms of internet communication. I like what Frost Doughnuts has done but I see 2 deterrents to my being able to apply their methods.
First, they seem to have created an initial following by posting their URL on their store windows. I don't have a store window. We are manufacturing woodsy log-style products fromt he beetle killed pine trees in Colorado, but so far, we're just working out of our garages. I don't think the HOA would be happy with us posting stuff on our garage doors for a business.
Second, we are doing both retail and wholesale business. The retail gives us more margin but the wholesale will give us more volume. How do I get wholesale input and feedback on a social networking site?
Any thoughts or feedback is greatly appreciated.
Hi Dennis, thanks for stopping by. Yes FROST certainly has a product/situation that lends itself to utilizing social media effectively. Talking passionately about unique doughnut flavors is probably more likely then log style products (only because of the wider target market), but I think you can still find a niche that works for you. Having a Facebook page is a start for sure and connecting with existing satisfied customers will get you going. I'd also become a frequent user of Twitter Search (http://search.twitter.com/), and create feeds of queries that match your business. Then you can respond quickly to those posting questions, or wanting certain items that relate to what you offer.
Also don't be afraid to ask ALL your customers if they are on Facebook and/or Twitter and ask to connect with them. It might take you longer to build a FROST like following, but patience and persistance will pay off.
If you ever want to further the discussion feel free to reach out to me.