…by Chad Timothy and the Software Billions Club.
Did you know According to Alexa, Facebook is the second most popular website next to Google. It’s True; Facebook currently has 300 million subscribers and is growing rapidly. 50 Million updates are made on Facebook every day and world wide users spend around 100 billion minutes per week.
Facebook is the newest advertising revolution. What does it mean to you as an online marketer? It can be a huge cash explosion waiting to happen.
I Chad Timothy will verify for you that strategic Facebook marketing is the new online revolution when it comes to Free advertising on the Internet.
However, how do you position yourself to stand out so you can promote your business on Facebook considering the Millions of updates being posted on Facebook every day? How do you capture the attention of the Facebook users? The purpose of this article is to make you aware of the basic Facebook marketing strategies and tools that you need to successfully generate leads and dominate your niche.
You need to always keep in mind Facebook is a social network and should not be used to pitch your business. Prosperity in your Facebook marketing is directly related to the number of true relationships developed with fellow users. So, Lets gets started.
Step 1. Create Your Facebook Profile
- A picture is definitely worth thousand words. At all costs, make sure to add a picture in your profile
- Be sure and fill in your past information such as your prior schools you attended and make it public so that people can find you through a quick search.
- Fill in your interests and hobbies and make them public so all subscribers can relate to you
- Include all your websites such as a Twitter, Blog, and your other social media pages or even capture pages on your profile. By default, only your primary website is displayed on your profile. I recommend you to display all your websites in your profile. Anyone visiting your profile page could click on your URLS and learn more about your business.
Step 2. Add Friends
After creating a profile, don’t wait for people to come to you. Find and add at least 35 new friends a day every day. Excessive adding of friends can result in your account being deleted or suspended.
Step 3. Interact with friends
Once you have added a couple dozen friends and see their content on your Facebook wall (or main page), start interacting with them by commenting on their updates. Commenting on updates may likely result in a viral effect. I see lots of new traffic to my Software Billions Club website due to this viral effect.
When you comment on an update, your comment will show up on the updater's wall and is clearly visible to all his friends. So, it pays to make intelligent comments so you can get more traffic back to your page.
Feel free to share posts, quotes, videos and any other content that had a positive impact on you. Your main goal should be to interact with Facebook friends as much as possible. The more you get your name out there in the Facebook world the better off you will be.
Step 4. Add Pictures To Your Facebook Photo Albums
Next it’s important to share your pictures and videos with all your new friends on Facebook. People would love to know more about you through pictures and videos. Absolutely any kind of pictures will work. If you are promoting a product or service you can upload pictures that represent your product.
Step 5. Add Facebook Videos (optional)
In the last couple years video marketing has been growing at a rapid pace and has proven it’s here to stay. Facebook allows you to either upload pre-made videos or you can shoot a video on the spot through your Facebook page.
I teach my students to use the video feature of Facebook in a couple of ways.
A. Introduce yourself to recently added friends. A short video describing who you are and telling them you look forward to learning from each other is all you need.
B. I also recommend that you use instant Facebook video to record birthday wishes and Holiday wishes to all friends.
Step 6. Create or Join Facebook Groups
Creating your own group positions you as a leader and shows the value you can provide to other networkers. Facebook users who join your group can be converted to prospects for your business by using effective attraction marketing strategies. It pays off to establish a group and provide value to the members of the group through emails, invitations to an event, commenting, etc.
Step 7. Create Facebook Wall Posts Frequently
Your Facebook wall is the main page you see when you login to your account. Most of your time will be spent in this area. This is where you can post messages on other people’s wall and moderates the comments made on your wall.
If you are an advanced Facebook user, I am sure you are already posting and promoting your content on your wall.
One powerful strategy is to post your content on walls of the members having a huge number of friends. This way, more people will see your message and potentially visit your page resulting in more traffic and sales.
Be sure to post content of links on your wall often. Post daily if you have the time. You can simply post links to online articles you recommend. You can post pretty much any content you wish. The key is to provide quality content so you satisfy your existing friends and you’ll gain new ones as well.
Step 8. Facebook Notes
Do you have a self hosted word press or blogspot blog? If no, I would highly recommend you to start blogging and provide valuable content. Finding content is easy nowadays since you can repost already existing articles.
Facebook notes is an awesome feature you can use to make your valuable blog content visible publicly to all members of Facebook. Also, there are applications that import your blog content into the notes in an automated way.
This feature would increase your blog traffic tremendously and ultimately your sales.
I hope you have enjoyed this article. I hope you put these powerful Facebook tactics to work for you and your business as well.
To more sales,
Software Billions Club, Founder
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http://www.chadtimothy.com/ Chad Timothy is the CEO of the Software Billions Club in Portland, OR. Having started off in Internet Marketing in 1998 Chad Timothy is considered a respected pioneer. He is committed to helping others by writing about what he has learned about strategic Internet Marketing.
In addition to developing scores of websites and online stores and consulting with many companies large and small, he is the author of hundreds of articles and more than a dozen books on Internet marketing and e-commerce.
The Software Billions Club can be found at http://www.softwarebillionsclub.com