All business owners, including home stagers, should claim their company names on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, explains Debra Gould, The Staging Diva.
Home Stagers Encouraged to Reserve Company Names on Social Media Sites
(UNITED STATES) February 14, 2012 – One of the first steps that new home stagers and other business owners take is to purchase a domain name for their companies. However, there is a related step that is often overlooked, says home staging expert Debra Gould, founder of the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program.
“Home stagers should also visit popular social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and ActiveRain to set up accounts in their company names,” explains Gould. “Even if you are not planning to use those accounts right now, you should still claim your company name before someone else does. That way you’ll have it when you’re ready to start networking online.”
On her blog, Home Staging Business Report, Gould tells the story of Staging Diva Graduate, Susan Holland. Even though Holland wasn’t ready to become an active Twitter user, she took the step of securing her Twitter identity to prevent others from using it.
Gould explains what happened next: “Someone wrote to me from Australia after trying to secure the Twitter name ‘Fresh Insight’ for his own business of the same name. He saw that the owner of the Fresh Insight Twitter account wasn’t using it actively and was only following me. Since that was his only clue to the identity of the Twitter user, he contacted me asking if I knew the owner and could encourage them to give up the name.”
Gould had no intentions of doing this, but instead complimented Holland on being proactive: “Had Susan waited until she was ready to start using Twitter to grab her company name, this other gentleman would have already been using her company name and she would’ve had to come up with something different. That’s the thing about the Internet—you’re not just competing for names with everyone else in your location but also worldwide!”
For more home staging business tips, home stagers are encouraged to visit the Home Staging Business Report on the Staging Diva website.
About Staging Diva
The creator of the Staging Diva Home Staging Business Training Program, Debra Gould has staged millions of dollars’ worth of real estate, including 7 of her own homes. She is the president of Voice of Possibility Group Inc., which operates a home staging division, SixElements.com, in addition to StagingDiva.com, which has trained over 7,000 home stagers to start and grow their own businesses.
Debra has gained international recognition through features in major media in the US and Canada including: This Old House, HGTV, CNN Money, CBC National News, CBS Radio, Global TV, City TV, The Wall Street Journal, Women’s Day, Reader’s Digest and more.