Almost everybody you know has a Facebook account. But do you or they know how to use social media correctly in online marketing?
You know how to use it to stay in contact with people, write about what is on your mind or what
Facebook and other social media platforms can be so much more! They can make you a lot of money if you use them correctly.
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Today, I am going to show you the basics of what you MUST do, to have any chance of success on social media:
Nobody likes to be spammed. So, don’t be one of those guys!
Below I will show you the thin line between posting regularly and being spammy:
While it depends on your niche, I have to warn you to not overdo it! When you start out with a new site, I wouldn’t post more than once or twice a day. Most important is, though, that you don’t post the same content repetitively.
Yes, some people might miss a tweet or post, because they were not online when you posted it! But if you publish the same post more than once, it will annoy most of your followers and they are apt to unlike/unfollow your site.
I usually only post on social media, when I have written something new on my website
So, I don’t even post daily and still see regular traffic coming from social media.
As mentioned above, I usually only post on social media, when I have published a new article.
You definitely can post more, but make sure that you stick to your niche!
Don’t start posting random stuff that has nothing to do with your fan page or group. If you start posting off-topic, many people will unlike your site!
Always be helpful and informative!
Before you can even think of earning anything from your efforts online, you have to think of your audience and visitors.
What are they looking for? What do they need?
Offer them answers, and you can build up a group of trusting followers.
When you create a new site, it is ok to invite your friends to like it. But only ONCE! You won’t make them like your site more by inviting them again and again.
If you take it too far, they are likely to unfriend or block you instead.
I always invite my friends, when I create a new fan page or group on Facebook, but I don’t really expect them to like or join them!
If they do, it’s great. If they don’t, it is absolutely ok and normal.
Most of your likes and future costumers will be people who are not friends with you. They might become friends down the line. In the beginning, they are strangers, who are interested in your site or product.
Sounds weird, right? You came here to know how you can make money using social media, and I tell you to not try to sell anything?
To really become successful online, you have to get the “make money no matter what” mentality out of your head!
You might make some quick money with that, but wouldn’t it be nicer to build a real business that will last forever? Something that might take a bit longer to build, but has a much stronger foundation and won’t just collapse when the seasons change?
I definitely think so! That’s why, I don’t try to fool my visitors and readers, but give them all the knowledge they need to become truly successful!
So, what you need to do is write about things in your niche that helps to solve problems.
That is important for your website and social media channels. When you start building a social media page, always share your articles, that offer answers to the questions your readers are having.
Post things that are interesting!
The best way of doing this is to look at your page through the eyes of a visitor.
Is what you are writing really interesting and helpful?
Would I want to read it, if it wasn’t my site?
Does it answer my questions completely?
Would I come back to read more on that site?
Only if you can answer all of those questions with a “yes” are you doing it right!
Now, that we have the basics out of the way, we can get down to how to make money with the help of social media.
It is actually really easy when you follow everything I wrote above!
It is so easy, that you might think that I am joking!
By not spamming but helping your visitors and followers, you are building trust over time.
They know that you are very helpful and an expert in your niche.
So, what do you think will happen, when you recommend a product to them now?
They will buy it!
Not all of them and not every time, of course. But more often than not, will they follow your recommendations!
There are only a few little things you have to follow. But once you gained their trust, things become much easier:
Nothing can hurt your reputation more, than recommending bad products.
If you recommend something that is of low quality, you lose all the trust and respect you earned before! Weeks or months of hard work would go to waste within seconds then!
You have to research the products you are introducing to your audience thoroughly!
Only when they reach a standard that satisfies you, should they appear on your site!
As you should know, you can’t just put affiliate links on social media pages.
Facebook and other channels can recognize those and will either prevent you from posting them or punish you for doing it.
Always write a long and complete article about the product you are promoting on your website.
Place your affiliate links in that article and then share it on your social media channels.
The best practice for doing that is posting 1-2 short, catchy sentences and an image. Don’t write too much on social media! Most people don’t want to read essays on Facebook.
They get all the details later on your website!
If you have your own products or services, use the same strategies to see the best results!
In short: No!
But it can bring you loads of additional traffic and sales.
Social media can make you loads of money, but can be a big time sink, too!
Many people get lost on Facebook or Google+ and spend way too much time there.
Your #1 priority has to be your website. This is what you have to focus on.
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I personally don’t use social media with all my websites.
What I always do, though, is enabling my visitors to share my articles on social media networks.
By doing that, I automatically get visibility on social media.
With some websites, however, I am very active on social media! This definitely pays off, but even I only have 24 hours a day!
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