Friday, June 4, 2010

Top 10 Social Networking Sites for Mompreneurs

Top 10 Social Networking Sites for Mompreneurs

By Holly Reisem Hanna

Holly Hanna
With the abundance of social networks geared towards mompreneurs, and with new communities popping up daily it is impossible to keep up with all of the new and popular networks out there. You could spend days, maybe even weeks or months just browsing all the different social networking sites dedicated to women entrepreneurs and work-at-home moms.

To help narrow your search here are my top 10 social networking sites for mompreneurs that provide amazing resources, tips, strategies and education for mompreneurs and work-at-home moms.

Mommy Millionaire – hosted by bestselling author and mompreneur extraordinaire, Kim Lavine. Mommy Millionaire is an online business coaching community of both male and female entrepreneurs. Membership is free, but all members are screened before being allowed to participate, which makes for a high caliber network (No SPAM here). The greatest thing about this network is that Kim herself is very active in forum participation, blog posts and a radio show – which is all free education for you!  Over 1,600 + members. For more info see: Mommy Millionaire

Mom Invented Community – hosted by bestselling author and mompreneur, Tamara Monosoff. Another great community to get free education from a well-respected and successful mompreneur. Tamara offers videos, hosted events, forums and much more. Membership is free and takes just a few minutes to set up. Over 165 members. For more information, please see: Mom Invented Community.

Mompreneur Café – is run by Jan Hefferin and has 664 members. The network has the typical Ning functions, but what I have found is that the women in this community are very receptive and friendly, for this reason I highly recommend joining. For more information, please see: Mompreneur Cafe.

Twitter Moms – hosted by Megan Calhoun, Twitter Moms is a great place to get ideas. Boasting over 25,000 members Twitter Moms has a daily frenzy of activity going on from blogging contests, Twitter parties, events, featured mom of the week and featured blogger of the week.  Check it out for some great ideas and inspiration – Twitter Moms.

A Mom Entrepreneur – hosted by Tammy Jones, A Mom Entrepreneur is a wonderful place to promote your business. The members are friendly, Tammy is very active in the community and you can even be featured on the front page as a Featured Mompreneur. Currently has over 750+ members, for more information, please see: A Mom Entrepreneur.

My Work Butterfly – is the social network for moms who want to spread their wings! Founded by Bradi Nathan and her partner Terry Starr, My Work Butterfly has a very unique feature in that it often features interviews from celebrity moms – not to mention that it is chalked full of information and resources. Over 4,475 members, for more info see: My Work Butterfly.

Café Mom – an enormous social network of moms, with over 70,000 groups, Café Mom has everything – cool widgets, contests, giveaway, groups galore, articles, you could spend hours on this site and not even scratch the surface of what it has to offer. For more info see: Café Mom.

Work It Mom – contains blogs, resources and a community for working moms. Co-founder Nataly, blogs daily about the issues affecting working moms, she also shares her own juggle between work and family. With over 12,000 members Work It Moms allows you to contribute, share, shop and connect. For more info see: Work It Mom.

Savor the Success – founded by Angela Jia Kim and Marc Stedman, Savor the Success is a PR Co-Op and a niche social media network for women entrepreneurs both online and offline. Offering affordable PR tools for premium members such as PR Opps, media lists, gift lists and PR writing services. For more info see: Savor the Success.

She’s Connected – founded by Donna Marie Antoniadis, She’s Connected is a community for busy women! She’s Connected is the one place for women to manage both the personal and professional sides of their lives. Members can create a personal profile for family and friends or a professional profile for clients and colleagues. They can keep them separate or combine the two but only if they want to. She’s Connected offers a unique and spirited community infused with compelling content from experts on careers, health, relationships, beauty, fitness, parenting, pregnancy, food and entertainment.  For more info see: She’s Connected.