Social Networking: Facebook – Get Involved

Start Putting Yourself Out There!

OK, you will more than likely be wondering to yourself what to next. You’ve got a Facebook account for your business, you’re adding friends (most of whom you don’t know) and people are adding you. What you need to do is GET INVOLVED!

The most inspirational entrepreneurs that I follow are the HARDEST WORKING! They are forever commenting on people’s status updates, posting on each other’s walls, uploading links to blogs, videos, podcasts etc to offer TRUE VALUE to the community as well as potential customers. They GET INVOLVED and this is what gets them noticed by hundreds and thousands of Facebookers and helps BRAND THEMSELVES.

Tip 1:

LIKE people’s STATUS UPDATES. Don’t be a spammer and like everything because people will think you have nothing to offer or are not really interested. Scroll through the news feed and like the status updates that genuinely appeal to you. This way you can comment freely on this status and continue any possible conversations.

Tip 2:

READ, WATCH and LISTEN to people’s posts. Then COMMENT. Whether it be a blog, video or podcast, there’s a chance it will offer you great VALUE and an opportunity to learn new tricks of the trade. Even if it doesn’t offer anything your feedback will be greatly appreciated and it puts your name out there once again.

I will never forget the kind comments I’ve received in the past and out of my 2,300 friends I can name each and every one of these entrepreneurs. Now THAT’S NAME BRANDING for you! What I find as well, is that ever since these people left an impression on me I’m always looking out for their posts and have developed a decent friendship with all of them. We regularly converse and share ideas, which is great for business.

Tip 3:

WRITE INTERESTING STATUS UPDATES. If you write regular updates you’ll appear in people’s news feeds more often and are more likely to get likes and comments. Do your best to become familiar with everybody. Don’t just write boring, generic updates. Try to alternate between your business and interests. If EVERY status refers to your business you may come across as a bit spammy and forceful. Remember, you’re here to offer great VALUE and people like to know a little more about the person.

Like football? Throw in the odd update about your favourite team. I’ve met many fellow football fans and we have regular banter. Like music, movies, painting, technology etc – pop a status up about what interests you. You’ll soon get regular comments and learn more about your friends.

Thanks for reading – stay tuned for more tips…