Grandparents Provide Window to Success

If you have ever struggled to teach your parents or grandparents how to use social media, then trust me, you are not alone. There appears to be a large gap between the Facebook and twitter generation, and the generations which simply communicated by paper letter or house telephone. However, if you hope to increase your online value, there is much to be learned from the practices of years past. Let's take a look at some ways that the past can open up windows into the future, in terms of online connections.

One of the common complaints that the ‘older' generation references, is that relationships have become too impersonal. They believe that solely communicating behind a computer or smart phone holds you back from fostering meaningful relationships. In the online business world, positive relationships are a necessity. Grandma is actually right in this respect. If you have a client that you consistently work for, take the time and effort to get to know that person. You can still do this through your computer, but make sure that you build on your relationship. This is a great way to network.

Older generations often operated on a system of giving things away. you should do the same, if you want to advance your career. For example, EzineArticles allows you to publish your writing for free. Even though you do not get paid, you are still rewarded with exposure to your work.