Donâ€™t get me wrong, youâ€™re not going to get thousands of visitors every week, despite it having a member base of over 25 million, but Facebook, is a free way to make new friends, and network yourself to people who are your targeted audience.
Here are 5 reasons why you should sign up with Facebook today.
They are some great applications which you add-on to your Facebook profile â€“ my favourites are the twitter, Video, and Google RSS reader applications which help me communicate, and read my favourite RSS feeds and watch and share my videos.
When you sign up you can join a network â€“ I joined the Leeds network because I want to promote my business to the 56,000+ members of Leeds who are on Facebook. I can communicate with other members by leaving messages or joining in discussions.
I can create a classified advert, so that people can see what service or product I offer, or I can ask questions to people to find out who would be interested in my service or product. Basically your promoting your business to your targeted audience.
You can promote your niche, product or service within a group â€“ create one and ask people to join, create discussions, where people are involved. Within your group you can promote your business brand, and include your business logo and website address and contact details on your group.
People join your group and remember your brand and business the next time they need to use your service or product. Itâ€™s a good way to network and promote your business. Just donâ€™t spam, the community hate that.
You can create notes and link to your blog or website pages which have interesting content for people to read â€“ you can create automatic notes through your blogs RSS feed, so people can read your blog via your Facebook profile and comment on it as well.
I would call these interactive media profiles, where you can share content, network, communicate, and really get involved in the community experience. I have added an application from Trip Advisor and Sidestep to share my travel experiences and plans.
I hope you enjoy reading this quick guide to Facebook, try it out for yourself and report back with your opinions, itâ€™s fun, and a great way to network and promote your business. Enjoy!Tweet