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I think social networking is here and we need to be a part of it. I also would like to here form other shop owners about social networking.



Facebook is really the one that has grown to be teh most populat from what I am told. I don't really have teh time to check it out. I hear my customers talk about it, also friends and family. I guess it wouldn't be a bad idea to show customers that we are up on the times.

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Your website is definitely nice and entertaining but you don't seem to promote your business?


The site is mainly for my book sales.... The shop, well, it does ok on it's own. I'm going to be writing columns for several magazines very soon and I needed a place to promote sales of my book and any future books. I really wanted a fun site to collect funny, odd, automotive related items. Eventually, I may even take the shop off of the site... but it helps the book image... you know, real mechanic writing real stories from a mechanic's point of view.

Most of the stories are extremely funny, thought provoking and informative.

The main goal that I was setting out to achieve is to let other shop owners, techs, or for that matter anyone else that works with the general public that they are not the only ones ever to get those wacky not-so level headed customers in their business.

Buy a copy of my book and you'll see for yourself.... you'll get a laugh from it. Gonzo

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I have been using facebook for a while. Since mine is a small, customer referral business, Facebook works very well for me. I get a lot of customers as well as contacts for service through my facebook. You also can advertise through facebook just like anywhere else for your local people.


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Reviving this thread... :D Who else uses social networks for personal or business. If you do, which one(s)...


What do you like about them? if it's for business? Has it helped your business?

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