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New social network asks “Why?”

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HC Online | 08 Jul 2013, 12:00 AM Agree 0
A new player in the social networking field thinks it has the answer to reconciling the party of Facebook and the professionalism of LinkedIn.
  • Michael Streets | 08 Jul 2013, 04:01 PM Agree 0
    I cant see how this will work, some human nature will put up a barrier that will prevent people from mashing together their personal and professional life.
    Whats interesting and funny to my friends may not go down so well with my boss or work colleagues.
  • Tania Baker | 08 Jul 2013, 05:17 PM Agree 0
    Michael, that's the compelling point of having this new online presence - that you'll be in control of what you communicate about yourself. This new service provides a unique platform for you share with your network what you bring personally to your job. It bridges the gap between Facebook (truly personal profile plus ads, ads and more ads) and LinkedIn (facts & stats plus profile pic, and ads).
    Sure, Your Social Hustle is not going to be for everyone - some people just want to clock in and clock out. But for influencers (and those aspiring to be) who understand the value and benefit of fostering and cultivating real connections, this will be perfect.
    I'll be signing up!
  • Melissa Jackson | 08 Jul 2013, 06:08 PM Agree 0
    I think this is a great idea! I have had YSH for just over a month now and just love it.

    Initally I was reluctant to sign up as I saw it as an egotistical way of showcasing myself however once I saw the benefit of sharing my message with my new and current clients I saw it in a very different light.

    Coming from a professional sales background and having the need to communicate with my existing and potential customers regularly, this platform allows me a reason to communicate what I do and what I know. Not only do my customers get to know me better personally through my regular updates but also professionally through my regular blogs which I write based on topical issues within my industry. It has allowed me to from a deeper relationship with my clients and to be seen as a valued trusted advisor.

    I share my blogs and updates through social media and my customers are always mentioning them when I speak with them. They love it too. I have also had new prospects contact me this way as my blogs have been shared around within social media circles.

    It's not Facebook, it's not linked in but a platform where I can share a little about myself in a professional way. Feel free to check mine out at

    I would highly recommmend signing up.
  • Mason Hanly | 08 Jul 2013, 10:12 PM Agree 0
    Being a personal trainer the gym floor is a battlefield, with other trainers competing for clients on a daily basis. The only way to be successful and to gain clients is to differentiate yourself from the other trainers, telling clients your why!

    People are more interested in why your advising something as opposed to what you can advise. In my line of work I can tell people what to do to lose weight, but I feel being able to express to my audience why I telling them this is so much more powerful. As Tania said this platform allows real connections to be built, which in my Hustle is paramount in gaining clients. This enables a deeper connection and understanding between you and your audience.

    Recently I touched based with the guys at YoursocialHustle who showed me how I could grow my audience across the social spectrum. My 'why' has been entangled across all major social platforms with one of my blogs tweeted, liked and shared across Canada, a major achievement given I did not have the tools, knowledge or the platform prior to discussing my digital strategy with Damien.
  • Gerard Holland | 08 Jul 2013, 10:49 PM Agree 0
    Particularly in professional services, it is very difficult to differentiate from all of the other service provides. That is why the "why" becomes so important. Assuming the technical advice is consistent, I want to buy services and work alongside people that I like. If YourSocialHustle can help me communicate who I am, what I'm passionate about and why I do what I do, then please, sign me up!
  • Melissa Brauer | 09 Jul 2013, 12:46 PM Agree 0
    I'm just about to go live with My Social Hustle and I have loved the ease with which all my information has been gathered and integrated into this site. I have links to all my online profiles, including LinkedIn, Twitter, my business Facebook page, as well as Instagram and Pinterest, and it's letting my clients access a holistic view of me and who I am. Each of my social media platforms showcases a different side to me and what I am about, revealing my passions and interests. I love that people can discover all these facets from the one place, especially one that looks so pretty. I can't wait to share My Social Hustle with the world!
  • James Malseed | 09 Jul 2013, 12:54 PM Agree 0
    Why “Your Social Hustle” ?
    I Ask Why Not? I suspect Warren Buffett would ask the same question. The Connectivity Paradigm of tomorrow…here today. Clearly this platform will put you front and centre. There are many compelling reasons “WHY”. You are “YOUR BRAND”, if you want to achieve in today’s fast paced world, the world needs to know: of your existence, what you stand for and “WHY”.
    Where do I sign?
  • Stephen Dixon | 09 Jul 2013, 01:42 PM Agree 0
    It sounds like a great way to simplify the corporate message and for people to connect on a number of levels which is so important these days.
  • Pete Furlong | 10 Jul 2013, 09:16 AM Agree 0
    To bring all the social media online options and link them to the 'person' directly in one place. Awesome idea!
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