Business and Career-Specific Sites- Niche Social Networking

By on August 4, 2009

This is one of many posts in our “Niche Social Networking  Sites” series, highlighting some of the lesser-known social media sites online.  A solid social media strategy will often incorporate presence on both well-known, and lesser-known social networking sites.  Whether you have a business in this a particular field, are interested in something new, or could use some of the tools provided by a niche site, we aim to provide a sampling of what’s out there.  Got a community you’re involved in that excites you?  Let us know about it!

Here are our picks for interesting niche business and career-specific oriented social networking sites.  Do you know of any great sites we might have missed?  Let us know in the comments section below the post!

Biznik

A community of entrepreneurs and small businesses who are interested in helping each other build up their business through collaboration.  Paid and free memberships available.

MyWorkButterfly

A social networking sites for working mothers, and mothers about to get back into the job market.  Check out the marketplace, read blogs, and form relationships with other working mothers.

Mediabistro

Online community and resource for those in the media industry, including marketing, advertising, publishing, writers, editors, journalists, and more. Keep up on media news and find jobs.

Lawyrs

Lawyrs is a professional social networking site for lawyers and law students.  Keep in touch with former colleagues and classmates, and keep up on law news from around the world.

Jigsaw

Find company information and meet new contacts through Jigaw.  Find and generate new sales leads as well.

Decorati

Online community for interior designers and consumers.  Beyond the community aspect, designers and consumers can shop for luxury home furnishings or gain access to blogs and content concerning interior design.

About John Souza

John Souza is founder and chief strategist of SMMU and Social Media Impact, and is a bestselling business author. He won the 2011 Tech Marketing Awards ‘Social Media Marketer of the Year’ and most recently the About.com Reader’s Choice Award for Best Online Education Site. John has appeared on The Michael Gerber Show, and his business has been honored at the Mashable Awards, Forbes Business Awards and The Stevie Awards.
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