Recently I stumbled over a very nice application called „Social Media Press Kit (SMPK)“ – or better an extended virtual business-card.
It lets you add your picture (important to obtain trust), your video (in case you have one), your contact-information and last, but not least links to your online-profiles on Social Networking sites.
You have 3 different text-blocks (each on its own side) where you can tell about yourself, your services/products and so on.
You can add your Skype-ID – and via a button in the bar people can start communicating with you very easily.
Not to forget Twitter: a feed is embedded in the site to display you tweets – great!
And – for non-english-users: the text of the buttons (and your content of course!) can be in other languages too (not sure if all special characters are supported)!
Some networking-sites offer similar functions, but view is limited to the contacts you have there – and in case they kick you out for any reason this is lost.
Here you can promote yourself – and you have full control about the content!
A very nice feature is the automatically created email-button with a link to your SMPK you can add to your email – and the receiver of this email can view your SMPK with just a mouse-click. Cool!
I added it also to my website where it looks great too!
As I am already expericend in filling out all the data I needed only 10 minutes to have my own – and it worked without nearly any troubles.
I found only 2 small problems someone can shift around easily (except the current limitation of the number of network-icons displayed):
- the photo required has to be in landscape-format
- for colorizing of the buttons and the bar only the colors of the logo are available
Please contact me in case you want to know the workaround.
Although you have to pay for this (USD 299,- / USD 399,-) its a much cheaper solution than creating yourself an own page – which might cost you around USD 1500,-
The higher price is for people not very confident to fill out all the info – so it can be done by the team of the SMPK.
Summary: I think this is a great tool 100 times worth the money you spend for it!
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