Things You Should Consider Starting a Business Online

Starting a business on the inter-net is fun but it is work. Starting a site with your own domain name will show others that you are committed to your business. Letting your friends, neighbors and customers know you’re doing this is just another way to let everyone know you are taking this seriously.

Your site’s name (Domain or URL) is the address to your business. Domains sites offer domain names as low as $19.00 a year and come with a variety of options, including on site hosting and website building. Some give you a free page with working link options. You can use these free pages until you can afford to upgrade to a full website. If you don’t want to build a site you can have a serves do it for you, at a cost. Hosting site allows you to take many domains and host them all together. They allow you to down load your choice of themes and support different platform like blogging.

How to advertise your website? There are methods that are search engine friendly, cost very little or nothing and are simple to learn. As you start driving traffic to your site on a regular base it becomes second nature. The more people use your site the more useful it is seen by the search engines. That raises your page ranking which helps people find you when they type in the products or services they want to find and you are offering on your site. We are all green starting out, the more you do the better you will get.

The internet has more than one way to drive traffic to your site see the how to section. They also have a support phone number or e-mail in place to help you get started. The training they offer is to guide you in using their site. They show you how to set up campaigns, auto responders and opt-in for your news letter or emails. Take time to explore how it works set up a few campaigns. We all make mistake and that is part of the learning process. Education is worth your time. Use the resources available to see how your site promotion is working. Your advertising is worth more when you track your campaigns so you can eliminating the ones that are not work with something new.

Tips to get started:

  • Business cards are advertising you must have. Sharing your business by asking attention-getting question. Example: Are your supplements 100% organic or can I help you make extra money? If they show an interest get their card or leave yours. You can drop them in with your with your payments, leave them at any businesses on the counter, bulletin boards, at restaurants and you should never leave home without them to hand out. The best part of a business card is it is a challenge to keep your advertising simple while delivering necessary information.
  • Word of mouth is great advertising so hand and them out to people who show interest in your products or in starting a home business. People want to have access to those who leave a good impression. They may even ask you for more than one card to share with someone who might be interested. Drop cards are great they allow you to work a flyer that is not bigger than a business card, you can hand them out or leave them at places that people who like to read while they are waiting will find them.
  • Email marketing with opt-in forms show that you are not going to spam them or sell their email to anyone. You can set these up through an auto-responder site. They have great services with training and support to help you get started. These services will help you design and keep track of your campaigns as well. Easy set up or you can pay for these services.
  • Social networks like You Tube, Face Book and Twitter are great place for people to get to connect with you. Any where you are able to display a profile is great place where people can get to know you. Getting to know others is a great way for you to build relationships that last. People do business with people they like and know. Give a testimonial on products or services that you use and how they enriched your life. Videos and articles are great and you can post this on your site. You can add the important parts to flyers with pull offs (web address and phone number) hang on bulletin boards in colleges, grocery stores or any place that has one.
  • Doing videos like, about me or give a testimonial to add to your social media post and your web site leaves a powerful statement.
  • The Telephone is essential you cannot build a business on or off-line without one.

Marketing works on the internet it is a good place to start and building a profitable business. On and off the inter-net is you’re for the taking when you realize that education is the power you need to make things happen. Learning everything you can, by tapping into the educational sites that are on the inter-net. These sites work with you when you are promoting your business they keep you up on any changes. These sites keep up with the technology and teach you how it works. Just remember what work best for you now may change. Plan on checking for up-dates often, it is just a part of doing business here.

Changes to prevent spam take place now and then. Spam is a problem for all us that use the inter-net, so make sure your contacts have a way to opt-out of your advertising campaigns. Auto-responders where the only option is that you must use an opt-in form and allow them to cancel are the best way to do your email campaigns. Your goal is to introduce everyone to your site, your products, and services. Showing them your options and letting them say no if they do or don’t want it.

The more people you come in contact with the faster your business will grow! Do your campaigns with your customers needs in mind. Directing them to where they can find what they want and need. This is how they find value and they will come back for more. Make your site stand out by building value and off- line. You are in control so make an effort to promote with pride and you will do just fine. It takes time, patients you will find a way to make the inter-net work for you and your business.

Should I Look at Your Compensation Plan?

Marketing is not what it used to be. Today you have to reach for more than a home party to make money at network marketing. So here are some things you should question before you start building your business with any company.

Is the compensation plan worth your time? That means an income stream that will support a steady flow of income. The training, product and an earning potential is powerful. You want to draw interest to your prospects. Those of us that work with a powerful earning team know how important it is to get what a person needs in their hands as soon as possible so that they can start making other money right away. A powerful plan that they can duplicate is important when adding a company to their business plan. How do you make money with this? By earning residual income, customers and recruiting.

Today entrepreneur are tomorrow’s teachers. Building a company that supports a team of business investors that count on the opportunities in place to recruit is much different from the news juice or supplement they offer. You can work yourself to death for a couple of dollars if the compensation plan is not worth the paper it’s on. See it doesn’t matter how great the product is unless you are the one who developed it. You need to distribute it. The hype about how much money we are going to make, means nothing unless you put it into the hands of the people driven to succeed. The entrepreneur will know whether they can work with your opportunity and will do what it takes to succeed. You are developing business relationship with people just like you who want to profit from the time and money they invest. These people are there to teach so that we all will profit.

Investing time and money on an opportunity is emotionally hard when you start. We work closely with you based on what our needs are. This is what is important to our company and the team of people I work with. The opportunity is not to work hard, it is to work smarter. The companies that want you to distribute their products through direct sales will do the research, testing the products, produce and ship the product and pay you to do it.

If the compensation plan that is worth your time and when everything is in place you are hungry to start, like bees to a meadow of flowers. We know that your plan will make it easy for us to present the opportunity to an entrepreneur and they will eat it up like nectar.

The fact is, time is our most valuable asset and we don’t want to waste it. Your opportunity is the tool we use to help people realize that they can succeed at owning their own business. You supply what we need and in turn we deliver your product and opportunity to the next generation of entrepreneur. So the things I look for in a compensation plan are can you build a business around it, Is it teachable to others, will it produce residual income.

Study the complain plan, asks questions and take part in a recruiting webinar and meeting to see if the person presenting the offer is giving you what you need to succeed. The compensation plain is more than the opportunity it is the person behind it. Do they have what it takes to train you to do what they do and show you how to earn that residual income? We are entrepreneurs and we hold ourselves at a higher standard when it comes to our business and when you put an offer on the table you have to back it up with action or we will go find someone who will.

Have Fun With It

Ready for some fun? Recruitment meetings are a part of the business. Every time we enter a room we are sharing an opportunity that will change someone’s life.

The fun starts as the doors open, you can feel the excitement in the air as the leaders enter the room. The music tonight is the sounds of happy people talking about what is going to take place. You look around the room you see your team members, newly qualified prospects, friends and even family. Tonight is about catching up with the people on your team, brain storming your next move, announcing a new product launch and handing out the awards. All is good and ready to begin…

The people you bring to these events have gone through your screening process and are open to the opportunity or at the very least curious to see if they are ready to make that commit. Now is the time that they can see you at your best and having fun. Show off your team to your prospects so they will know who they can always count on to share their experience and knowledge and they will appreciate the acknowledgement.

They love to show off their skills to. Fellowship is what brings us together we are a group of ordinary people who live fantastic lives. Your people need to feel like they are welcome even if they don’t sign on the bottom line. They have the character that you admire in a person that is why you invited them.

Leave them with an example that will stick with them. Have fun and to tell you the truth I don’t care if you take advantage of the opportunity or not, I just got to spend some time with people I enjoy. Not everyone is ready for an opportunity. I have brought you here it’s up to you to want it. Networking is nothing more than getting together with others, doing a little work and having fun while you’re doing it.

Every person in the room is there to support each other effort and take advantage of the opportunity to show off what they did and how they did it and to see if you want to do it to. When you bring your people to the meeting they can get answer on the spot from your team members that have been around this business longer than you.

They are more than willing to share their stories, so introduce the people you brought to you team, make them feel at home. After the meeting take your people for coffee or a drink. Talk about the meeting and find out what they thought.

Tell them why you are so excited about the changes in your life and how much time and fun you have. Everything you talk about is possible because of the decision you made to become an entrepreneur. We are the living example of what could be possible when you decide you what to work for yourself.

 

What It Takes To Be A Sponsor

A successful sponsor uses a conversation to qualify their lead seeing if they have what it takes to join them in a business. It takes time to build a team. You will interview hundreds of people to get a few that you like and want to spend time with. Start conversations with everyone you meet to see how they measure up to the standards that you want.

When I started out I did not get the information that I am share with you. Do an outline of the team members that you want and what they need to qualify. Knowing what you want in your team will make it easier for you to write down the questions you need to ask. Qualities that you admire in other people is a great stating point for your list of leads. Set a number for them to reach to qualify for your time. You will need to practice, so start right away there’s many people to talk to. We all make mistakes in the beginning and that just part of the learning process. When you get this down it will save you many hours and make qualifying your prospect easy. Set a time a side everyday to talk to leads on the phone.

Here are some of the qualities that I look for in my prospects.

  • Honest people who do what they say when they say they will do it. I building a business relationship by being honest and expect the same from my business relationships.
  • Outgoing and energetic people (You only get one chance to make a first impression so my leads had better make a good one.)
  • Successful, business minded people are patient and focus on their goals, are open to opportunities and willing to work for what they want.
  • Personalities that are easy-going and don’t sweat the small stuff, they are patient, kind and can easily start or join into a conversation.
  • Straight-forward people can easily get to the point and they pay attention to details.
  • People, who commit themselves in the opportunity, have clear goals to get what they want and follow through until they succeed.
  • People who actively are looking for a home business opportunity and treat a home business as a business not a hobby.

That brings us to the qualities that no one wants to work with because of being a downer. These people only see the negative in life and are no fun. I Avoid these people they are depressing.

  • People that doubt every move you make and can be negative when dealing with you or anyone else.
  • Control freak, people who don’t understand the word no or have trouble letting anyone shine except for themselves.
  • Unemployable people who can’t hold down a job and don’t have good work habits. If they can’t work for someone they will never work for themselves.
  • People with a fearful personality are afraid to take a risk or have a fear of success, afraid of change.
  • A hostile person, no one wants to spend time around mean and nasty people who will not considered others and use fear to intimidate or control.

You want the best people to join your company, so look for the business builders that want to work with a strong team. When you start qualifying you are screening people looking for those who are willing to work for what they want and will follow through with the commit they make. Don’t waste your time on anyone who doesn’t qualify, they are not worth your time. Qualify quickly and move on to the next lead.You want to develop relationships with people with connections to a network of business people. Business relationship with these people will develop over time and is worth your time.

You can’t put desire into someone. This is not a get rich quick industry and if you sponsor the wrong person you will be wasting your time. This is an emotional drain on you and your business. These relationships make your business. Face to face is still the best way to qualify a person, as you move through your day pay attention to the sale clerk or the waitress working their way through school. They may have the qualities that you admire and the attitude you’re looking for. The bank teller is working with money, clearly has a job and is someone worth you building a relationship with. Your doctor or dentist maybe looking for a business opportunity to expand their earning portfolio.

So do you have what it takes to sponsor? I don’t know what you will do with the opportunity or what your work habits are. A sponsor is the one who hand picks the people who they want to do business with and they support a team with the same qualities that they admire in others. They build a strong team of people who believe that failure is not an option and will do what it takes to succeed. The standards that you set for your team is no different then you will have for yourself as a team builder.

Memory Joggers And How To Use Them

Memory joggers can help you with your marketing efforts. It’s part of the package. Marketing material, training manual, and the products you can use or give away as samples to prospects. Inside the manual you will find printed material and the one you want to focus on is a memory jogger. If your manual doesn’t have one you can make one easy or download one from your back office, most companies supply a memory jogger with their training materials.

So what do you do with your memory jogger? Start by writing down the names of everyone you know, matching them with their occupation. Whether they are friends, family or just an acquaintance put them on the list. This is a great way to keep you focused on contacting everyone you know. All you have to do is contact as many as you have on your list by phone or mail. Right! If less than 10% of everyone you contact is going to entertain your offer, you better have an endless list.

 So how do you get more out of the memory jogger?

  • Select the people in your friends and family that are already a success at bring in an income and open to making extra money for family vacations etc…
  • Graduated from college in the last 5 years you are on my list. You have proven that you will do what it takes to educate yourself and use any leverage to get ahead in your goals.
  • The teachers from the local school are great candidates they are into self educating to keep their teaching skills up to date.
  • Doctors, lawyers and business owner work long hours and may want to work less or retire early. Your opportunity will give them that.

We can go through each person on the memory jogger list, but you get the drift. Your list is more than just writing down the names of the people you know. It is a grow file and that paper that you got is just a guide to get you started. I say take that list and change it into a filing system that you can categorize everyone you know, meet and new relationships that you will be making.

The folders are based on your memory jogger and put local contacts into a folder labeled local talent. I look for qualities that you can build a business relationship with. The inside of the folder has a list of 5 qualifying questions. If you meet the requirements you get a file with your name, number, date and contact time, along with a call back number. I leave an open space to write your questions and set a date for a three-way call with a team member in the company who will have the answers.

Make a point to invite everyone in your folders to local events by phone, email or mail. Doctors and lawyer have a folder of their own with the same a file with name, number, date and contact time, along with a call back number. I leave an open space to write down your questions and set a date for a three way call with a team member that is seasoned in the company.

Think about the strategy that you put into your list these are local people and you are choosing the people you will want to have a business relationship with. You don’t want to waste your time on anyone that does not qualify for your time. You are putting them in a position that is give and take. If they are not going to work at building their business, than they are a broken wheel on a cart that will go nowhere until a new one is put in its place. That is why the qualifications are so important. You don’t want to drag them into anything they cannot do. You are guiding who you sponsor.

The companies that you are in business with are multimillion dollar businesses and will weed out anyone that doesn’t have what it takes to success.

So even if the memory jogger is a good way to get started it is what you do with the people on the list. Don’t waste too much time on close family and friends if they get curious enough they will ask you. Then feel free to share just enough to see if they qualify for business time. They will always have your love and quality time and that is why you are doing this.

Creating A Logo Or Collage With Microsoft

I created a logo for my site and so many of you have commented on my site and how I designed it. So I thought I would share what I did to create the photos and the projects that I create using my own photos and Microsoft. As you go through these steps experiment with the tools that are available to you as long as you save it in a different file you can have fun save your project. After you find what you’re looking for you can upload it to your theme as a background or as header. Have fun and create something wonderful for yourself.

Step One: Creating from photos

Find a picture or group of photos that you feel represent you and your business. You can change the colors and composition of your picture when you open it with Microsoft Office Picture Manager. Here you can edit you photos by cropping, change or enhance the color and contrast. It will also resize to fit your needs. When you have your picture the way you want it save as a new document and label it with the title of the document.

Using my photo to create a jpeg interchangeable document:

Step Two:

I have taken my original photo and made these changes using Microsoft office picture manager. First I cropped it then I took all the color out making it black and white.

I sharpened the contrast by moving the scales to suit.

Used the color scale to add the color blue. I have manipulated the photo to suit. Experiment until you find what you want.

 Save as with a title you will remember. Close all files remember don’t save changes to your original photo.

Step Three:

Open Microsoft office power point, go to page layout and pick the blank document. Pick the photo option. When the browsers opens your files up look for the picture you just created. Insert your picture. As you look over your photo you can decide where you want to add text to your photo. Click on text box. Used the draw the text box option, start typing what you want people to know. Keep it simple you can add as many boxes as you want. Be mindful of the color you pick for your text and think about adding color to fill the background of the box. You can even set an outline color to the box drawing a person’s eye to that part of your composition. If you don’t want color 0r texture click no fill. Now if you like what you see hit save. You have just created a jpeg picture that you can upload to your theme.

How to Use Leverage in Your Marketing Business?

Creating a larger income will take leverage in my marketing business. Why wouldn’t you leverage a network of like minded-people to help each other to get a head? The beauty of network marketing is surrounding yourself with the people you like on your way to the top. They become good friends and mentors that share their tools,tips and tricks so you succeed in building a strong marketing business.

Open communication is the way people can see that you are truly interested in helping them get ahead, even if they just want to make a little extra money. They feel connected to you because your vision for the future is the same. You have no problem keeping the marketing team motivated you are all on the same page. Your skills are contagious the team is infected with the potential to grow strong and all of you will be success. Everyone is going to gain a wealth of knowledge and income. There’s your leverage.

People are the key to keeping each other motivated. Communicating and working towards the same goal is leverage you can’t buy. Your marketing team is working together towards the same goal and is unstoppable. People keep money flowing and the more people you recruit the more financial growth for your team. Everyone has their own dream of the abundant life they want and each person has their own style of doing things. Get to know their strengths and weakness and remember they are your business. Each one of us is at the top of our part of the business all working towards marketing success.

Time is the one leverage that is critical to building a marketing business. So remember that you’re not getting any more off it, your time is priceless so seize the moment. The time you need to do one sale is yours. If you make $10 on every sale you do, and do that 10 times a day that is $100 in your pocket. Now say that you have trained 5 people to do what you do and each one of them makes 10 sales a day and you give each person half of what they sold. You are giving them $5 a sale and they do 1 sales in one day that gives each of them $50 a day and you in turn receive $50 dollars from each person. Do the math you end up with $250 dollars for that day. You are still doing the same amount of work.

Okay here comes the leverage each one of those people your team trains 5 people and in turn they train 5 people who on their team. So on that level instead of you making $10 or $5 per sale you are only making $2 per sale. However you have 25 people on that level who each make 10 sales. Exciting isn’t it now the 5 you started with have 5 teams and the goal in to sell 10- $10 products.

Okay you’re out selling a diet product even better you only worked selling the 10 products, your team sold an extra 50 product and then their teams sold 250 products! Because all of you were working toward the same goal you sold 310 products. Even though you did not make as much per sale by having a team, you made far more than you would have made by yourself. You are just one person. That is the big problem with creating wealth without any help.

You are only given 24 hours in a day. Over half of those 24 hours you spend on activities like sleeping, eating, and doing chores and working towards creating your wealth. However when you have a team that are all working together you have created a leverage point on those hours. So you can just spend 10 hours per week working on creating wealth. You also have a team of 5 who each spend 10 hours a week creating wealth for themselves. Which means you and your team are spending 60 hours per week on creating wealth, and in the example before each of those 5 people have a team of 5. What if they spend 10 hours per week working as well? They work a total of 250 hours per week, plus your team and you work 310 hours per week. That is 310 hours of work put in per week. If you could work 24 hours per day 7 days per week, you by yourself could only work 168 hours in a week.

Your teams joined together are putting in almost double that. If you are only working 30 hours each week you and your team are spending over 300 hours per week building a bigger business. Everyone is working towards the singular goal of creating a successful business.

In fact, this is the way it works at any “regular” business in America. At your local grocery store there are dozens of people working various different shifts all working together to keep the store operating. One person could not run the store. One person could not work all the hours it takes to get everything done. They are leveraging the hours of all those people to create a profitable enterprise. This is an advantage of building a Network Marketing company, you may earn less on other levels, but you have more people working, and more people working means more sales being made, creating more income.

Now you know what the leverage is and how to use it to your advantage. This is the secret of the world of business that is no secret to those who will do what it takes to succeed in marketing. We want a strong marketing team make sure you communicate your goals clearly from the beginning. Your team can grow as large as you want with many teams in place with the same goal in front of them. You’re loyal to the team and the company that supports your goal to become a success.

Would you rather earn one percent of the efforts of 100 people or 100 percent of your own efforts?

Building a Business is Like Creating a Great Piece of Art

Building a business takes time and when it is successful it is a work of art. Look at your business as a work of art, pick a subject and sketch out your ideas. Create the composition using the endless limits of the medium you wish to work with. Now start to build your piece of art work. The time it takes develop depends on how well you know your craft and if you are able to teach it to others. You can go from making nothing to hundreds. It becomes the picture of a vision you have of your business.

Know there are some artists that hop from project to project not mastering the medium that they have picked.  Create a style that people will recognize as your work of art (your brand). A finished master piece takes time.  Your business will take time just like a painting you will have to develop your skills. First pick a niche that you love and when you have mastered the techniques you plan on using. Pick the products you think are going to complement your work (business), apply the color (products) and watch how your subject starts to appear on the canvas. Pay attention to every detail so that you can portray a piece of work that is beyond your expectations and is a master piece of art. The artist who hops from project to project may never be an accomplished artist who can successfully create a piece of art. Taking time to build your business is worth so much to the people you do business with that they look at it as a treasure. They can’t image losing it.

Art is personal creation that stirs up emotions that will reach out and grab your heart. This is the way you should feel about the business you are creating. Marketing techniques may take some time if you are starting from the ground up. Don’t settle until you are pleased with the finished piece of work. It requires dedication and practice before you are comfortable in your new role. Take the time to learn the products and services that you market. When you have a good fit you will know it.  Create a business that is like no other, attracting people who share your passion will inspire them to develop a painting of their own. You have learned the art of marketing and can teach your skill to others. Only a true artist is able to teach the skills they have acquired. Masters in the art world are building a name based on their style and people who truly love art want it around them. The people who want to become a master will copy the skills of the person that they truly respect and are willing to take the time to teach what they know to anyone who will listen.

When you are confidante people will take notice. When you know the skills and are compelled to share it your business is working for you. Marketing is an art and I am confident that out of the millions of people who start out wanting to master it only a select few finish what they start. When you master your approach your confidence will show and you will not worry about how long it is going to take to build your business (art) because you know it is working and you are having a great time.

How to build Maximum Leverage in A Marketing Business

So how do I use leverage in my marketing business? What are the steps I need to know? These are questions that every business has whether your marketing business is on-line or in your neighborhood. People are people and they want something for the effort they put in to a business. When the steps are easy to follow they become second nature. Leverage happens when you learn a few simple steps and train others to do the same. You are training a marketing team with the same goals.

Everyone will benefit from a marketing team. You are looking for people who want the same goal as you and are willing to invest themselves in a team of people that are working towards the same goal. They can see how simple things can be coped and are excited to get started.

Build Maximum Leverage

  • Set a common goal, people will to work towards a positive outcome.
  • The more people you involved in the process the better your chances are to succeed.
  • People who are financial evolved have more to gain as the business succeeds.
  • Have a formula and training program that is easy to follow.
  • Keep things simple.

Leverage is the ability to get people together to work for a common goal. When several people work together towards a common goal, it becomes easier than with one person. Just think how your business would benefit from having two of you, twice the effort would mean you can get thing accomplished quicker. What would happen if you had a five of you working instead of two? If the tasks a hand took ten hours five of you would only work for two hours!

The more people you recruit and train to do what you do the less you and your team work to maximize your efforts. Sounds easy and it will be if you keep it simple. Have a step by step process for all your recruits to follow. A basic script that is easy to follow and will get results fast. You will gain the trust of your team if your focus is on everyone succeeding in the outcome.

Companies now are making it easier for you to leverage the training, auto responders and list builders. They want you to succeed. Remember that marketing relationships thrive only when both sides are gaining value. Working towards a common goal is the basis for developing a team. Now think of how everyone benefits when that team is duplicated again and again. Five team members creating five teams will maximize the amount of people who will profit for a minimum of effort changing their lives and the lives of their family.

Once you get the formula down you can create as many teams and transform as many lives as you would like. Growing and sharing is part of the leverage that drives people to give more value to the team. Momentum builds in the teams as they work towards the same goal. Your team is set up goals for their own teams and so on.

You are building a work force of independent business owners that know how to work the system. Now your team will have with the confidence to take charge of their own team of people, you are helping people become independent by giving them the means and the tools to change the outcome of their lives. These people are putting their trust in you and what you have is an easy to follow system in a company that everyone can copy and succeed.

A Place to Connect With People

Where do you go to meet people? Social media sites on the inter-net are a great place to connect with people. The possibilities are endless here. Taking time to meeting people and make friends is not something new, but the there are more ways to connect with people all over the world because of the inter-net. Facebook is one of the best. Set up an account and start meeting people, make friends and stay connected with them on your page. All your friends get an update at the same time. Just by posting, commenting, liking something or tagging a photo you can change the way people see you. As your friends keep up on their friends you are sharing information and that will make their friends want to know more about you. This is a gathering spot for you and your friends to keep up with each other when you want, introduce your friends to each other and add to your network of friends.

Social media sites are people giving and getting information several times a day. They view photos and get news instantly any time of the day or night. As you logo into these sites it becomes easy to meet people and make friends. There are people all over the world with the same interest as you looking for connections. Living social is not new, it has reinvented it’s self. The internet is the party, like the coffee shop around the corner and it is one way we communicate today.

Setting up an account is easy just remember that you are there to connect with like-minded people. There are a few things you need to do when setting up your account. Use your real name and email so that anyone can contact you. This is helpful especially if they want what you have to offer.

Details are Important

  • Why are you here?
  • What are the names of your favorite book? Why do you like that movie?
  • Link your networking sites like twitter and you tube to your Facebook account and don’t forget your own website.
  • Social media is essential for doing business today. Showing who you really are is the only way to connect with people.

Remember this is an active site. Just like stopping by your local coffee shop to say hello and catch up on all the news. Checking to see what your friends are saying and leave a comment so they can respond is what social media is all about. This is just one of the ways these sites work. Keep this in mind when you set up your account it is important to let people know who you are. People are willing to connect when you show them who you are and they will suggest other social groups and pages that will increase the amount of people you can connect to. Do not under-estimate the power you have on this or any other social media site. Be aware of the restrictions that are in place when doing business.

This is a social site and Facebook will not tolerate spamming.

  • They have a limit to the amount of contacts you can add in a day or a week.
  • Use this site to build relationships and build relationships on sites like twitter stronger.
  • Ask people from other social sites to join you as a friend on Facebook.
  • Use your email list and contact list to add friends.
  • Search names of people you know and invite them as friends.

Remember why you are here and that is to make new friends. Keep up with the ones you already have. Building relationships with like-minded people can lead to a business relationship. Not everyone you meet will want to hear about a business offer from you or anyone else.

As an active site remembers to post things that you are doing now, comment on what others are doing and tag those photos. These are the things that will keep you in the party and don’t worry everyone is there because they have an invitation. Lines of communication on a deeper level will open up as you get to know your friends and their friends and so on. This is place where your friend’s check their news feeds at least three times a day and they want to keep up with you. They do that by commenting on your post and tagging your photos. They want you to add your two cents worth and you are more than happy to respond.

Keep in mind that Facebook has restrictions in place to protect you and me from spam. We don’t want to look through spam to get to what we came there for. Do your advertising somewhere else. If someone wants what you have they will send you a message. Then you can respond with an offer. Send out messages inviting friends to events can open the door to business relationships.

If you want more friends join groups that hold your interest at heart or better yet start your own. If it has value to your friends, it will have value to their friends as well. The more people know about you and what your interests are the more they will leave comments. Attracting new friends is easy once you open up. If you don’t have a cause that you think people will get behind you in a group, set up a fan page. A fan page is where the people who like you and show interest in what you have to offer can let you know it. Posting thing that your friends like will prompt them to hit the like button and you will be a celebrity in no time. If you don’t know how to get started just go to one of the page that you like and model your page after them. Something drew you to their page and caused you to hit the like button. Everyone can see your fan page not just your friends. You can post valuable information and watch how many people show an interest in what you have to offer. You can put a call out for people to add you as their friend.

We use the Facebook site to keep up on what is important to us. As a friend bring yourself, show how you help others and add something to their day. Rules to follow are be kind, give love and support, be remarkable, be honest and have fun it’s a room full of your friends and they want to be there.