How to Really Get Noticed on Facebook & Generate MLM Leads
There are a ton of networkers on social networks like Facebook these days selling their products, services, and business opportunities. Many of them are spamming the status updates with their links, but even more are genuinely trying to provide value, but still not seeing the return on their time investment.
The truth of the matter is, it doesn’t matter how many friends or connections you have on a social network like Facebook, it matters if you are truly connecting with those people and finding out if they have a need you can provide a solution for. That requires that you spend time getting to know the people you have befriended. You will have to get out from behind your computer and speak to people via chat, the message system or by phone to get to know them better and see if you can help them in any way. So, how do find out which of your friends may make a good customer or potential business partner?
The first thing I do when I accept a new business-minded friend request on Facebook is to go to that person’s wall and leave them a free gift just for being my friend. Now your gift can be a free e-product, link to some great information such as a recent blog post, or other invaluable marketing material. The key is that it has to be free and should not require an opt-in or lead to a sales page for an affiliate or personal product. This gift is a free offering of value to create the expectation of more to come as they get to know you better. You will be remembered because of this first touch.
If you have created a group or fan page, you will also want to invite your new friend to join you there. This will immediately let you know if they are interested in following your messages and receiving more information from you.
Get involved in groups with like-minded people so you can not only see what they are promoting, but also promote your products or services to those groups through wall posts. Once you get a large number of friends, you will receive an exorbitant amount of group invitations, so only choose to join those that are going to serve your purpose the best or that you genuinely want to learn from. For instance, you may have better success promoting to a group with 2,000 members better than a group with 50 members. Once you have joined, post advertisements with links to affiliate or personal products to generate cashflow. You can also post links to blog posts to keep your name and face before an interested audience. You can also invite the group members to webinars or training sessions.
Be very careful to not post to more than 20-25 groups at a time or Facebook may pause your account or delete your account altogether. You will typically get a warning message if you are posting content too quickly to groups.
Even from your very first friend request, connect with people you have befriended through the chat function or send them a message to learn more about them and why they are online. Only from initiating conversation will you ever find out if the other person is a potential customer, partner, or referral source. After you’ve asked the initial qualifying questions and decided you may have a solution to offer, ask the person if they would like to continue the conversation by phone. Most people would prefer to hear your voice and have a normal conversation. And you will know as soon as you make the call that this person is already an interested party and you can expect a rejection-free phone experience.
If you make contact with 5-10 new people per day using this method, you should be able to successfully speak by phone with at least 3-4 people. Would this be an improvement over the number of interested people you are speaking with daily now in regards to your business?
To fast-track your success, you can outsource your tasks on Facebook to free up your time to spend making contacts and communicating with them directly. The more people you actually talk to, the more people who are aware of what you are selling and the more people who buy from you or join you in your business.
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