Archive for May 26th, 2009

Social networking has revolutionized the way you do marketing on the internet. You can promote your business without talking about it and generate leads without paying for them. All you need to do is connect to people with the same interests on Facebook or MySpace and keep communicating with them. Here is how I use Facebook marketing to increase my business.

The first thing is to get your profile right. There is no need to make it too professional. It can be simple and straightforward. You must keep in mind that you need to build relationships and not promote your products blatantly. People would like to understand more about you as a person and not about your business. Go to Facebook and create your profile today. I will share with you what works and how it works.

You will not go far without giving good informative content. If you are running a business, you need to give information that will solve people’s problems. When you share information, you can also ask people to make comments on it so that you get them involved in your ideas. Similarly, you can also interact with others by writing your opinions and views about their notes and profiles. If you intend to win, then always maintain a positive outlook in whatever you write.

To get an idea, you can check out my Facebook profile (Angela Kay Giles). I would surely like to know about you so place a request for me to be your friend. As you will notice, I have mentioned my family, my friends and my passion. Apart from the small mention at the end, there is nothing about my business. If I focus too much on it, then it will not work well.

There are two ways you can use Facebook marketing to build your list. The first is to write informative articles and post them in your notes page. I would write something like – 4 great methods to get 33 leads per day. I would also add a url to my squeeze page to collect email ids. I get many people through this route that become friends first and then leads. Another method I have used successfully is a friend adder. You might need to pay for this service but it saves a lot of time. I do not do more than 50 friends in a day since that might switch on the red light on Facebook. However, you can add more friends by creating more accounts.

It is all to do with innovation. Facebook marketing means using all the tools and applications of Facebook for your business, directly or indirectly.

Angela Giles is the published Author of the Inside Scoop Review and believes that health is the key to maximizing your wealth. Know more about her primary business Usana

Angela Giles is an empowered entrepreneur, internet marketer, internet marketing and personal development coach. She believes in the power of health to create wealth. Know more about her primary business Usana

Online marketing has become fun with twitter. If you are serious about connecting with the maximum number of people on the net, then twitter marketing is your best bet. No other site has grown as strongly as twitter has in such a short time.

Most people use twitter to keep connected with friends, family and coworkers by sharing 140 character short blogs about what it is that they are doing at that moment. When you use twitter for connecting with prospects and customers, you can announce special deals, product news and company updates. Advanced users also use twitter tools.

• Tweetergetter: Now who would not like over 15,000 people following you on twitter in one month? It is incredible but it’s a fact. You need to join on tweetergetter.com and refer 5 friends who will have to refer 5 more. Within 5 levels, you will get as many as 15,625 followers. You just need to enter your twitter user id and password, not even your email.

• Tweetdeck: When your network increases, you will need advanced tools to manage your tweets. Use tweetdeck for this. You can stay up to date by seeing all your tweets in real time in a single screen. Create a dashboard and organize conversations with your friends, customers and leads.

• Tweetmanager: You will need this smart tool to manage your activities once you have a large following. You don’t need to be bogged down by replying to each and every message that you receive. Just set an auto-reply on tweetmanager and it will send your message to everyone who tweets you. You can even send a summary feed to twitter from your blog.

• Tweetlater: With this smart tool, you can save your tweets and reuse them later, thus saving a lot of typing time. There are many productivity enhancing features of tweetlater like the ability to schedule tweets, automatically follow or unfollow people in reciprocation and sending bulk tweets.

• Twitter friend adder: There is not one but many of these. I suggest you to use the one available on livelybrowser.com. Using this, you can add up to fifty new friends each day. If you add more, twitter might find it objectionable. Even if you add only 25 per day, you could easily make 750 friends per month.

All the above tools are useful and effective when you take care to avoid spamming. If you send your website link all the time in your tweets, it sets a bad precedent. Your followers will start ignoring you since you are blatantly promoting your site without giving any useful information. Use links only if you are making a promotional offer.

By creating additional accounts in twitter, you can drastically increase the number of your followers. If you are able to make 400 followers each month per account, you can make 4000 followers from 10 such accounts. What more do you want?

Angela Giles is the published Author of the Inside Scoop Review and believes that health is the key to maximizing your wealth. Know more about her primary business Usana

Angela Giles is an empowered entrepreneur, internet marketer, internet marketing and personal development coach. She believes in the power of health to create wealth. Know more about her primary business Usana