Let’s quickly start with what foursquare is.
According to foursquare they are a “…free app that helps you and your friends make the most of where you are. When you’re out and about, use foursquare to share and save the places you visit…”
An easy way to describe foursquare is an app that allows you to check in wherever you go to share information about locations.
Many people ask, why should they even use it. We are going to share with you the four reasons you should use foursquare. It doesn’t matter what you do for work all of these tips can be applied to help you grow.
1)Use foursquare to become a local expert.
Checking in is great and can earn you points, badges, mayorship and specials. The best thing you can do is take a moment and share a tip about the location where you are checking in.
- Are you at a restaurant? Leave a tip for the item to avoid on the menu, or the best server that people should ask for.
- Are you at a park? Leave a tip for the best spot to watch the sunset.
- Are you at the mall? Leave a tip for the best place to find a parking spot.
Become someone who is filled with helpful information and create personal branding and become the local expert. This will also help you increase your Klout.
2)Time to do something new.
We have all had that feeling of wanting to go someplace new and not knowing where to go. Use foursquare to help solve that challenge. Open foursquare and select “Explore” and find places near by that are for eating, that are offering foursquare specials and other categories.
Of course you will see the tips left by others (see point 1) and then find a new place to explore
3)Grow your own business.
With all of these people checking in and leaving tips you should make sure you take a moment and create and verify your own business. By having your own business on foursquare you are giving others the chance to check in at your location, share tips about you and earn specials. With the changes at foursquare you can now also push out information to your clients with news, deals and other information about your location.
4)Save save and save
The fourth reason to be using foursquare would be to save. Many businesses are offering a deal if you check in.
- Get a free upgrade on your drink.
- Get a free appetizer with your order.
- Get money off your purchase.
How can a simple click on your phone to save money not be worth it?
There are other reasons to use foursquare as well. One of the fun parts is to steal a mayorship (check in most often at a venue) from friends and earn badge. Badges are like boy scout merit badges and you earn them for different activities. Learn more about badges.
Foursquare can’t hurt you and it can help you. Why wouldn’t you add this simple app to your daily routines?
Chadalyst - Start using foursquare and if you are using it, go leave a tip for someone at your favorite place to check in.