So how do you market your business on Social Media ?

It seems like some folks still think the answer is to spread their links randomly everywhere they go. I think we may have all done this at one time or the other so I try to be patient with the people who are still thinking this way, BUT, it is so highly annoying and in fact there is no chance I will ever click on a link thrown at me in this manner !

Last week I "friended" someone on FaceBook in a group I had just joined. Within 10 minutes I got a chat message from him that said this:

hi, xyzmol.com

vbrts.com

(don't click those links, I made them up)

Do you think this made me want to click the links ? NEVER ! Do you think they made me want to listen to anything else this person ever says ? Not really....

So what would I do ? On a good day when I have time I might respond with a friendly message and attempt to nicely tell the person how rude their message was and what a small chance they had of getting a positive response. I'm assuming that they meant well, are just clueless and might turn into a useful friend with just a little bit of education.

On a bad day or when I was real busy I would just ignore the whole deal and keep doing what I was before with no reply whatsoever.

How would you actually get results then ? (next page)


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Jacharakis Premium
I like this. Incidentally, I just started a FB page with my name on it, rather than the name of my internet marketing blog, so I can practise my lives as well as promote all of my ventures on it.

This is a timely training, thanks!
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MikeLong Premium
Nice Jacquie !
On Facebook you can also start a "Business Page" if you want to put something under your blog name. You can actually start as many of those or "Group Pages" as you like. For sure your personal profile page should be in your name though !
Please feel free to reach out to me if you hit any snags or I can help in any way !
Regards !
Mike
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DianneWB52 Premium
Hello Mike,

Liked your training post. The only social media I have ever used is Facebook. I tried Twitter but got lost. I know it is important these days to be able to market yourself in social media. Do you think that you should have a separate Facebook account or page just for your business?

Dianne
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MikeLong Premium
Yes Dianne ,
A Business Page might be a good idea for you. For one thing Facebook frowns on promotion from your personal page, where you can get away with more on your business page.
I actually have 2 Business Pages and run 1 group page as well. My primary Business Page is also in my on name and devoted more to free value than promotion. The 2nd is for a business I have and I barely even have my name on it. Each serves it's own purpose. Please reach out anytime I can be of help Dianne !
Regards !
Mike
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MKearns Premium
A great way to brand yourself and create a story as well. Well done!
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MikeLong Premium
Thank You Mr. Michael !
Glad you liked it ! Please let me know if I can help in any way !
Regards !
Mike
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi, Mike, what no vanilla coke............ looking at the online industry the folks that emerge at the top are the ones that concentrate on building that brand around themselves, finding their message and voice, then being consistent about promoting it. Thank you for sharing your insights in this tutorial.
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MikeLong Premium
Hey Alex !
Lots of sinking ships out there nobody wants to go down with if it can be helped ! Thanks for your insightful comment and for taking the time to read the training ! Best to you !
Regards !
Mike
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PaulaKeen Premium
Nicely written Mike. Thank you for sharing these valuable tips on branding ourselves and ways of keeping referrals and readers interested so they want to stay!

I too have experienced that Facebook, "BAM - In the face" technique. I'm with you on that... I HATE IT! It's such a turn off, lol. If they only knew!!!

Anyway, thanks again. I'm sure lots will get good use from your teaching. :o)
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MikeLong Premium
Thanks Paula !
Appreciate your taking the time to read and comment both !
Like I said, if I'm in the mood and have the time I'll try to teach those folks if they are willing to learn, lol, some too clueless to waste a lot of time on and some just didn't know better and can be helped.
Have a great weekend Paula !

Mike
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PaulaKeen Premium
You too Mike! Fall Festival weekend!!! Lots of fun and entertainment to enjoy this weekend. :o) Thanks lots!
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MikeLong Premium
Have fun Paula ! I have Ohio State playing a game that;'s way too close with Oklahoma right now ! I forgot how weekend intensive NCAA Saturdays and NFL Sundays (Steelers / Browns ) tomorrow can be ! What would I do if it was nice outside ?
At least I can multi task and work on the computer while games are on !
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