If you’re like most social media enthusiasts, chances are you are tweeting, posting and sharing frequently. My guess is you’re not gaining much monetary cash flow because of your efforts, though, by doing so, you are maintaining relationships that down the line, can possibly lead to financial and tangile benefits.
Therefore, your “digital footprint” leaves a mark that’s remembered by others and makes a difference. Don’t insist all actions taken need to generate income (online or otherwise). Rather, be an active part of the community knowing you’ll get “paid” eventually.
Thus, you may not always get to take home the gold, but you will gain new friends, followers, business partners and better relationships because of it. That’s like having gold, is it not?
What do you think? What ways are you making a difference with your efforts? How are you getting “compensated” by being part of the social media community?