Facebook is another in a long list of social networking sites. There's MySpace, LinkedIn, Ryze, etc. Certainly too many to join and keep up with AND run your business at the same time. So what's a busy entrepreneur to do? I spent some time playing around on Facebook this weekend and wanted to share some of high impact, low effort ways you can easily market your business using it -- without a lot of time or effort: 1.
Include your website/blog link on your Facebook profile page. By including links to your website and blog, you invite anyone who visits your page to quickly and easily visit your website, opt-in page, blog, etc. You can even include a screenshot of your website, blog or any other URL to give visitors a "sneak peek". I even link to my MySpace page. 2.
Post notes just like you would in an online forum. Have something to share? Post a note on your or someone else's "wall" and watch the responses come flooding in! 3. Invite people to your events. Have an upcoming teleclass? Invite your friends, and their friends. A friend of mine is holding a teleclass later today and she got about 45 registrants from Facebook alone (makes it worth the 5 minutes to post a notice!).
You can then blanket email everyone who "accepts" your invitation and send them the event info through Facebook. 4. Use an RSS feed to show your blog entries.
Not only is this another effective way to repurpose your blog entries and reach people who may not have known about you otherwise, it's done automatically for you! Set it once and forget it. You can show either your blog post titles or a summary of each posting. 5. Set up groups which relate to your business, hobbies, etc. You can join others' groups or set up your own and invite your friends to participate. As much as I enjoy MySpace, LinkedIn and some of the other sites, Facebook has won me over as being the simplest to set up and most fun network out there.
Your Coaching Challenge If you don't yet have a Facebook account, it's time to get one. Just visit www.facebook.com to sign up for a f'ree account today! And if you already have a Facebook account, how can you better use it to market your business without a lot of time and effort? Once you create the system, it runs automatically - take an hour this week to get things going!.
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