It’s a bit like driving a car: you either “get it” or you don’t, if you don’t, you take more lessons. Making money on Facebook is a skill that must be learned.
Just got another awesome offer from a Facebook friend, I just became a friend, not so much as a “Hello”, just BAM, Buy my STUFF! – So! I felt it was about time, based on my own personal experiences on Facebook, that I revealed my point of view on “How NOT to be successful on Facebook”.
I’m sure you get all kinds of offers on Facebook, if you sell products yourself, how can you make yours stand out from other people’s?
It is about the DELIVERY… not about the OFFER itself.
My News Feed and inbox are looking more and more like SPAM City every day, and I get just as much spam on Facebook as I do on my home computer. The main players via Facebook email are event planners who invite everyone to “anything”: I get regular messages inviting me to Bar Nights, in Miami, all very nice I say, except I live in Hertfordshire, England.
So once we’ve gone through all the spam. we have to ask ourselves a question: Why should people BUY from me?
The answer to that question lies in YOUR answer to this question: What does SUCCESS on Facebook mean to you?
If your answer is something like “Having a group of like-minded interesting friends from many different cultures, with different interests, who may or may not be interested in what I have to offer, either now or in the future. You could be on your way to CRACKing the Facebook Success Code…
This is what NOT to do… this is the ticket to LOSERVILLE… No Facebook friends and no Facebook dollars! ;-(
I see it every day, where someone’s wall has a whole list of Twitter Tweets with short URLs leading to affiliate offers or blatant ads just trying to hype something.
Now, I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with selling something, quite the contrary: that’s what I do, every day, but, as a complete stranger, I wouldn’t knock on your door, I’d walk into your house and wait. buy my product, why should Facebook be any different?
You can’t just go STORM, all weapons FIRING!
This is how I think it should be done, as usual, I would also like to hear your comments on that.
When I first joined Facebook, I was new to Internet Marketing and, to be honest, I had no idea about Facebook.
I just tried to get as many friends as fast as possible, and ended up with a warning from Facebook and a ban on inviting friends for a couple of days, with an additional warning from Facebook that my account might be deleted if I continued. FAST Search for friends?
So how was I doing it wrong?
I was inviting too many people to be my friends, too fast!
How many people should you invite each day to be your friends? – the correct answer, if you want new friends without feeling the WRATH of the Facebook Gods is between 20 and 25 people per day – in my opinion, this is correct.
Who should you invite? – Why don’t you invite people who have something in common with you? They are NOT people YOU think would be a wonderful source of income…people are NOT human ATMs…they are people, if we treat them with respect! then they will do the same to you and react positively towards you.
So now that we have our NEW friends, what are we going to do with them? – How about TALKING to them? He interacts with them, finds out WHO they are, where they are from and what they like to do. This is called Social Networks.
If you think that attracting CUSTOMERS to your products on Facebook is something other than building personal relationships with people, you are seriously WRONG!
The next time I get the next AMAZING offer or program from someone I don’t really know, do you seriously think I’d BUY it?
Of course not, I VOTE it…OK, you may have the best offer ever!…doesn’t the best offer ever deserve to be presented “properly” and not spammed in the web? people’s walls like Graffiti?
If you want a lot of good friends on Facebook and get REAL customers who BUY your products, here is the “SECRET” key… Unlock it and you could have a pot of gold, ignore it and you could have a lot of VS***
You decide… Gold or C***?
1) On your personal wall, i.e. YOUR news feed, for every product link you place advertising your product or free giveaway, leading to your subscription form – insert 5-10 useful pieces of content, your friends they will enjoy this, they will love you for it, and possibly share it with their friends. This is what Facebook is all about, INTERACTION with other people.
So what quality content can you share with friends?
1) A video (get one from You Tube) that could be motivational, funny, newsworthy, or your favorite music.
2) An inspirational quote: I love them, you may love them, other people definitely love them.
3) A funny quote or joke!
4) A great image. upload some photos to your photo album (yes, you can create one in your profile) it will appear on your wall every time you upload a photo or video, and of course, on your friend’s wall every time you do this. Be creative.
5) Maybe some useful information or a “tip”. people love new information, especially if it is useful and helps them in their life.
You see, here you are creating something that people will really expect to see. If you do it regularly, people will start to “EXPECT” it.
You see where we are going here, once people expect to hear from you, they will listen to you. If you speak sense, “they will want more information”
Now, if you link to a product you “recommend” from time to time, it will only be seen as part of that “GREAT CONTENT” you provide each day.
Compare this to people who have no idea how to market on social media and haven’t even bothered to learn, they are using their wall as a bulletin board… the only way they can ESCAPE the barrage of ads that appear in them. , on your wall is a friend of the UN.
Once people engage with you on a regular basis, some will join your list, or buy from you, but if they don’t, so what?! – you now have some GREAT like-minded friends to interact with, who, you never know, may even be customers or even partners in your future ventures.
If they like what you provide each day and click “Like”, their friends will see your “Like” and some of your friends may also become customers of yours now or in the future.
“SHARE” is the new SELLING – Give your friends a REASON to interact with you. Give them a reason to join your list (ie some free, valuable content), this way people will be HAPPY! to do business with you.