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21 Things You Don’t Need Permission To Do Today

One of the most significant mindset adjustments (and opportunities) within social media is that you don’t have to ask for permission to do anything. I can recall several conversations where people asked about where they sign up their Twitter hashtags. They didn’t understand that it’s all there for the taking. There’s no hashtag clearinghouse. You just find one that hasn’t been used before and start using it. Being first is all the permission you need.

Here are 21 examples of social media opportunities that don’t require permission and are all things you can begin today*:

  1. Launch a Facebook page
  2. Comment on blogs, Facebook pages,
  3. Claim your Yelp page
  4. Set up a Google Places page
  5. Claim your business on Foursquare
  6. Start a Twitter account
  7. Set up a Twitter hashtag for your next event
  8. Start a blog
  9. Follow key people in your industry on Twitter
  10. Complete your LinkedIn profile
  11. Like the Facebook pages of organizations/businesses that support you
  12. Ask questions on Twitter
  13. Launch a YouTube page
  14. Create a video every day for a month
  15. Say thank you to someone who left a review
  16. Share a link to a blog post that was excellent
  17. Write a white paper that will be interesting to your customer
  18. Leave a review for a business that exceeded your expectations
  19. Share a video on Facebook that made you laugh really hard
  20. Answer a question from a follower on Twitter
  21. Change your mindset about how much freedom and power you get with social media tools today

*I should note that some organizations require their employees to get permission to post, create corporate accounts, etc. If that applies to you then all of the above opportunities obviously require that you go through the proper channels within your organization. If, however, you have the freedom to move without those restrictions, the only thing holding you back is you.

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