Why MySpace Is More Harmful to Authors Than Good

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MySpace.com has taken social networking by storm. Of those who are on the internet, statistics reports approximately 64% of the internet population visits MySpace.

Without a doubt MySpace.com is the granddaddy of social networking, also known as Web2.0. Even with rivals such as a Facebook.com close behind, it’s MySpace that everyone is quick to ask, “Are you on MySpace?”

MySpace has become the home for many authors and writers. Per Comscore, MySpace is attracting approximately 115 million visitors per month. In essence, it can become overwhelming to exude ones uniqueness at times.

Many authors and writers, as well as the entrepreneur refuse to see this social network for what it is; which leads many into failing to leverage this into greater results.

Let’s take it by play!

New fiction author creates a MySpace account within a community of millions. These are authors, writers, artists, students, producers, teachers, career professionals, speakers, entrepreneurs, network marketers or singles wanting to date.

Now what does this sound like? Happy hour, how about a night club?

Once stepping into a cornucopia the author sets out to make himself or herself known within a segment of the MySpace world. How? Creating a profile to express and share who they are. Whatever content, videos, or images selected for their profile it becomes more. It’s no longer just a profile it’s a quote unquote “website”.

The author builds a strong friend base and rapport on MySpace. Yet, there are others in the two million plus populated social network community fighting for attention through bulletin posts, blog posts, events or comments.

How can the author move their strong friend base to a more controlled environment?

Invite them to a place of business.

MySpace is an extraordinary community to meet, network, and communicate, however, the author must begin branding himself or herself. Right now, the MySpace brand is known worldwide. How about the author?

The question is how to begin?

As an author and a writer, the first step is to create a presence on the internet through taking ownership of internet real estate by:
–    Owning a domain name / URL.
–    Creating a website (Business Office)

Second is to take this new power and:

–    Market your website through the strong friend base
–    Take the networking from MySpace to your space
–    Generate a following outside of MySpace

Third is to build a brand:

–    Your website is the leading site to send prospective customers
–    In all content, online, and offline include your domain name

Major segments of the business world use MySpace.com because of its ability to create a community online in one central location, which mirrors society. These corporations and businesses are bringing their brand onto MySpace for the soul purpose to craft awareness of their product or service.

Uniquely, companies have come to MysSpace.com to mingle, network, and market, with the expectation they’ll generate new traffic to their website. And it’s this model the author and writer must create for himself or herself.

Many authors and writers feel fearful of the internet. With so much taking place on the worldwide web, they lack knowledge and resources.

As many authors continue to take control of their literary career it’s time for many to leverage what they’ve created on the granddaddy of social network, MySpace.com, to take their ultimate goals and dreams to another level.

Author and website makeover trainer, C.F. Jackson recognized the missing piece for many authors and writers and launched Website Makeover Workshop. This is a place where authors and writers can come to learn more, to better position themselves on the internet. At www.WebsiteMakeoverWorkshop.com there are workshops (group and individual), resources, and a tutorial program. All are geared to meet the time restraints life has on any author or writer. They’re assisting authors to leverage their presence on MySpace.com to create greater success on their own space.