Marketing – How to Position Yourself in the Marketplace
Facebook is one of the sites that has shown the fastest growth over the last few years and has become the biggest social networking site on the internet. It even outranks Google these days in terms of traffic received. Currently there are more than 400 million active Facebook users and more than 50% of these active users log on to Facebook in any given day. That is a big chunk of people to market to! If you are not using Facebook to it’s full potential to market your online business, you are leaving a lot of money on the table. There are many ways to market with Facebook. Most of these ways are totally free and some ways are paid forms of advertising.
You have the friends, now what?
Now you can start building a relationship with them. Message them occasionally and start posting status updates of your day to day life (not in your niche). People will realize that you are a real person and are not just there to market. As soon as you have built some credibility with your friends, you can start marketing.
Ways to get free traffic with Facebook:
There are a bunch of ways to get traffic to your sites, blogs and links. Here are my top ones.
How to get targeted Facebook friends quickly.
After you created a free account at Facebook your number 1 mission should be to get as many friends as possible, preferably targeted to your niche.
If you want untargeted friends, just search for “more Facebook friends” in the groups. (This is a good group to get more friends.) Now join some of these groups. People here have only one purpose and that is to build a huge friend list. Post your name on the wall and discussion boards a few times, asking people to become your friend. In the discussion board there should be posts with hundreds of emails. When you go to “invite new friends” you can insert an unlimited amount of emails, to invite these people. People from these kind of groups, will accept you, because they want extra friends. If you add your email as well, you will get more friends invites almost virally.
If you want targeted friends, search and join groups in your niche. Start inviting people from here, make some good informative posts and comments on the groups and people will start following you if they see you share the same interests. Only join groups that are active and are getting new members all the time. Post regularly on these groups and you will see how your friends multiply. I get almost 25 friend requests each day this way. You can also search for events in your niche and do the same.