It is true that Facebook is a great place to promote and advertise a product, but it must not be mistaken with an open market.
It would be a huge error to think that people enter Facebook to buy something. Also, even if they feel forced or persuaded to buy anything, the seller will lose all his chances and he will no longer be able to make any progress.
Moreover, anyone who wants to market and sell an item on Facebook and convince users of its qualities and benefits, it will firstly have to build a relationship with the website’s fans. People have to be offered value, without being requested anything. After doing this for a while the situation will return in their favor and everything will turn out just fine.
I would like to give you a personal piece of advice. Never think of Facebook as a pure advertising platform. It’s important to understand this before thinking of a business plan. Users will immediately know that you’re a marketer and that you’re trying to sell them something. This turns people off.
2: Facebook Ad Testing, Testing and Testing Until it Works
Those who want to promote a product through Facebook should always split-test their Facebook Ads. Each ad converts in a different way on the site; they never look the same and while some can be really good and draw the attention of hundreds of visitors, some are really useless. Thus, you must be willing to try several versions to find the best one.
Many people forget this aspect or simply chose not to do it and their business suffer. They blame their failure on Facebook, despite the fact that the site itself has nothing to do with it. Good, well-made ads attract customers, making them interested and increases the chance for them to click the ad are higher. It is a fact tested and proven by many, even by me, a big fan of Facebook Ads.
Never forget to split-test your ads!
3: Stop Updating Your Page At Work (Unless It's Business)
Just because you are advised to keep your pages updated, this doesn’t mean you are advised to do it all the time.
This is especially so for employees who are working in the office for someone else, if their colleagues or boss saw their updates during office hours, it usually sets off an alarming question…what is he or she doing on Facebook during office hours?
Do you know some Facebook games automatically updates your Facebook wall post by announcing to the world that you have leveled up? Oh my gosh…
A good time to post a catchy update could be in the morning, when you’re fresh and the ideas are just screaming to get out of your head.
4: Don't Be Too Negative
It's hard not to dislike people who are constantly complaining on their Facebook pages. They will never make their businesses thrive if they keep blabbing about how cruel the world can be. Try to stay positive no matter what and you’ll certainly keep people intrigued.
Negative thinking will only push people away from your page and personal account. Good and uplifting updates keep them addicted.
5: Don't Talk Dirty About Your Competitors
Let’s not be cynical because it’s not nice. It’s true we all have competitors but talking bad about them will only bring trouble. Online, especially on Facebook, the competition is fierce. Your business page must be constantly updated with useful information in order to keep your fans entertained. Don’t talk bad about your competitors, and focus on smart strategies to stay in the top. Be friendly, and you’ll manage to gain even more success.
6: Keep It Simple And Don't Reveal Too Much
It’s ok to share photos and videos, but you know what they say, sometimes too much information can harm you. How can you stay interesting if you decide to put everything out there?
It’s important to keep your business enticing and captivating for your future fans by revealing information with moderation.
Remember, keep it simple. Simple is beautiful and effective.
7: Avoid Being Rude or Cruel
Rule number 7 is absolutely critical and that’s why I’m advising you all to be careful.
Being rude could start a flaming war where two parties just keep shooting rude remarks at each other, worse still, it could be in public. How would it reflect on the person's character? Would you choose to work with such a person? Would you hire such a person?
Jealousy and rudeness won’t help your business succeed. Instead, it may make others label you as a troublemaker and a negative person.
Bad news can spread like wildfire, so does a bad reputation.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
– Warren Buffett
Hope you learnt few things from these tips.
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What is the best online business? All promise they are on or near the top of the list but how do we know? Research and more research, it goes on for quite some time.
Have a nine to five job that eats up the time that you could be investing into an online business? Nine to five job not so glamorous, feel under-appreciated, taken advantage of, taken for granted? I'm sure there are many more things that we work bots go through on the 9 to 5 grind, the point is we have to stick with it until we find something better. Unfortunately it is 99.9% guaranteed that your dream opportunity is not just going to come knocking at your door, or the worry and work free online business is just going to show up in your E Mail in-box… be prepared to do a lot of work to earn your freedom from the grind.
At the moment I say the free affiliate programs that are out there are your best bet if you are new to online marketing. There is so much to learn, before you decide to invest even a small amount of money do your research on whatever it is that you decide to join beforehand.
I have in the past been involved in an MLM which was ok, I ended up getting free product but decided to discontinue my membership. Things change so fast and if you lose key people below you that seriously affects your bottom line.
Things to think about before Joining Up with a Pay Affiliate Program or Business.
Do you want to market one product? a few products or hundreds of products?
Do you want to be actively involved or are you going to pay a fee and have them market it for you?
If you are still working, how much time do you have to put into the prospective business, do you have enough time?
How much will it cost?
Do you have to go out and attend meetings?
Do you have to attend web conferences?
How much technology/knowledge do you need to have to make the business succeed?
The Best Online Business Startup Ideas
In order to make money online, you need at least a few startup business ideas to choose from. Without a plan you won’t get very far – and that would be a shame because the internet is one of the best resources out there when it comes to making money, and lots of it. There are several popular concepts out there; it’s a case of finding the one that best suits you and your skill set.
The three main ways of making money on the internet, the three best start up business ideas are; freelancing, an online shop, and internet marketing. The great thing about these business ideas are that you can do more than one – and if you choose to do all three, you can cross-subsidize your businesses, which could be crucial in their long term survival.
A freelancing business is the easiest to set up – all you need is the internet and some basic skills. Freelancers can be contracted via many high profile websites out there which act as brokers between freelancers and clients. Elance is just one example of such a site; where people with all kinds of skills can find those who wish to buy them. From article writing, to website design – there’s huge demand out there for freelancers with many different skill sets. Of course the biggest stumbling block for those looking to become a freelancer is whether or not they have anything to offer. Not everyone will find their skills are suitable to market themselves as a freelancer – but there are still other ways to make money online.
An online store
Starting an online shop is one of the most popular ways to make money online – and perhaps the most popular of the many different startup business ideas out there. Starting an online shop has been made easier thanks to the arrival of wholesale websites such as AliBaba and DHGate, which connect Westerners with factories in the Far East. It has never been easier to find a supplier or manufacturer – the only problem is finding an unsaturated market in which to tout your products. Once you’ve identified a golden niche, you could be in for some big profits – as there are many different platforms through which you can sell your items. From Amazon to eBay – anyone can sell anything; an online store could be your perfect place to start an online business.
The final of the three business startup ideas is the internet marketing industry. Internet marketing has become very popular of recent, with people making money through their websites using an array of different channels. From Clickbank and Adsense revenues, to Amazon referrals – there is big money to be made out there through internet marketing. The best thing about internet marketing is that once your website is up and populated, it can be left on autopilot and you can watch the money roll in.
Business ideas tailored for the internet are countless – it’s a case of you deciding on the idea that you like the most. If you’re blessed with the gift of time you can choose more than one business – lessening the risk of failure, and increasing the chance of you starting a business that will go on to thrive. You’ve now got three great startup business ideas – it’s time for you to decide which one best suits you.
What is invested by you, free or pay?
You, your research, your knowledge, your human qualities and if you are paying a fee add some cash investment into the equation.
You are one step in the right direction since we are all here at Hub Pages, this does not cost us a dime and it's a start… there are other places like Hub Pages but I won't mention them here. Go for free to start, research all you can out there when you have the time, spend a tiny bit of money if you feel it is worthy of your hard earned cash to get more knowledge.
I am at the moment trying out one particular online business and if it works out okay I will post it. Only been there a couple of months thus far. I must say at this point they do seem to offer a vast amount of support. There are various learning materials you can and should read, they have a group called a2a which is short for affiliate to affiliate, you can connect with any other affiliate there, anywhere in the world. One point goes to them for their support.
One word of advice, relates back to an old saying, ‘Don't put the Cart before the Oxe' or ‘Don't count your chickens before they hatch'. Find reviews on whatever it is that you decide to join if you are going to invest your hard earned cash into it. A word on reviews, not all reviews are unbiased, so look for a few reviews please.
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This is only my opinion but this is what I have experienced thus far, long hours of writing, researching, the information is endless and then the hard part is deciding which way you want to go.
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