Using social networking sites to attract customers and to form friendships is not as difficult as you think. You can make connections daily with others using the platform here at www.drivingsales.com, but you need to become part of the gang, not just a silent observer.
Right now we have some very talented people providing us with blogs, forum discussions and strategies. Personally I have been in contact with just about all of them via the telephone or email. Everyone of them are willing to help dealers and vendors with issues they may face or they would not be here contributing.
The site and traffic here is growing by leaps and bounds and it due to the great contributions by the members who take time to interact with the community. Sure we have had some issues with our software and scripts and we are working daily to enhance your experience with the brain trust that is being formed here.
As a member you need to leverage the power of the combined knowledge. Use your discussion board to ask a question or get opinions. Share a strategy that has worked for you to sell more cars or help your dealer clients. Want some free exposure request a blog at DrivingSales, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Have you found a nugget that has helped you or a strategy that you would like to try? Comment on it or rate it. Be a taker until you are comfortable with contributing, but get your name out there and participate.
You cant buy the ideas and advice that you are finding here in one place. Nor can you fill your roledex, Blackberry or iPhone with the types of contacts you can make here by being a silent observer. Build your network before you need it, one day you will be glad you did.