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Social media has become a very important tool for new websites and companies. Over 80% of the people in the United States use social media regularly, so if you're not there, you're missing out!
Social media is so powerful because it can drive free traffic to your website, and it's the driving force behind articles that go viral. Having lots of social media engagement is also great for SEO.
This chapter will cover each of the major social media platforms, which accounts you need to set up, and how you can increase your website's social media presence on the internet.
In 2013, David Payette left his job at an Apple Store to start a freelance web design business called Payette Forward. Figuring that "having a blog" would sound good to potential clients, one morning in August 2013, David sat down and wrote the only blog post he ever intended to write, and forgot about it. Six months later, that blog post went viral and 5 million people read it in a week.
David relocated to Maui and worked as an SEO and WordPress consultant, occasionally publishing articles on payetteforward.com. As traffic to his website continued to grow, David stepped back from client work entirely to focus on his own projects.
Currently based in New York, David has transitioned Payette Forward from a one-man operation to a small startup with team members in the United States and abroad. He and his team have recently launched BlogWinners, an online course that teaches people how to replicate David's formula for success so that they too can enjoy the freedom of a decentralized lifestyle.