My friend & collegue Janet Slack just informed me about the new thing on the social media horizon. I think that that every mompreneur needs to consider it.
About.me is a service that allows you to have a powerful virtual business card online. For mompreneurs who are using social media, it gives you a place to pull all your information together in one spot. For those who are not using social media, About.me gives you a location online to establish your presence. This “Splash” page is about personal branding rather than collecting connections to other people like other social media sites. It is a powerful branding tool that will be increasingly popular in the next several years.
About.me opened to the public in mid-December so it is likely that you will be able to reserve your own name there. When you do, you will get a URL that you can use as your online business card. Mine is http://about.me/Lady.T. Once you register, you simply add a photograph, a brief bio and connections to any websites, blog or social media profiles that you have. The setup process is so simple that I was able to set up my page in about 30 min but I played around for another 30 min more. LOL!
An important feature of the site is analytics that allow you to know how many people viewed your About.me page. Details include where the traffic came from and what they do while on your page. All this is currently free but I expect a premium version to be available for a fee in the future. For now, click over to About.me, reserve your own name and look around to see the amazing pages many have created.