When you are starting a business, you need everything you can get to bring in new business and customers. A great way to do this is to use Facebook to bring in more affiliate business for your new company.
Facebook is a great source for not only personal promotion,but also for that of your business. There is a true technique to success,though, and you have to stay on top of it. Here are some tips to get you started on bringing in that affiliate business that will help your business grow.
Make Your Facebook Page Known
The more Facebook followers you can get, the more opportunity you have for success. Tell your friends about your page, friend people, send them to your page. Get them to “Like” it.
Make it Interactive
The best way to keep people coming back to your page is to engage them. Comment on their comments, like their pages and posts. Keep it fun and a good place to be. The more people visit your page, the more affiliate opportunities you can gain.
Have People Post About Your Business
The more that people visit your page and become aware of your business, the more chances that they’ll post about it! Reward them for it.Maybe it’s just a “Thanks for mentioning me” or maybe it can be a discount or free product for the first 25 mentions. Do something with an incentive; word travels fast on Facebook.
Keep Up with Your Personal Page
Keep your personal page up-to-date as well; make it exciting and interactive. Some customers may want to interact with you, the person, as well as keeping in touch with your company – this is a great way to bring in more business on the somewhat impersonal Internet. People like to put a face with a business or product.
Open the Subscribe Button on Your Personal Page
When customers visit your personal page, they can subscribe to your business. This way, they will see both pages and receive important updates.
Create and Manage Relevant Groups on Facebook
This is a great way to provide network opportunities and promote each other’s businesses. Make sure everyone is there on their own accord; don’t add them without their permission. It’s also a good idea to agree on how and what to post. Do you want to market more aggressively or use more of a soft-sell approach?
Remember: This is Facebook
Stay away from the really hard sell or you’ll more than likely lose affiliate opportunities. Keep fans,customers, friends, and other businesses abreast of what you’re doing, but don’t push yourself on them. You can gain a lot of affiliate businesses through Facebook, but you can also lose them.
Facebook is a great tool for new businesses. Use it correctly, and you may be pleasantly surprised on what new affiliate business you bring in.
Heather Legg is a writer who blogs on small business, Internet safety and healthy lifestyles.