Get More Facebook Followers From Your Networking Groups

Posted by David Chism | Wed, May 11, 2011

 Get More Facebook Followers From Your Networking Groups
Build­ing Face­book likes” for your con­tract­ing busi­ness takes time and patience. Yes you can run Face­book ads, deals and spe­cials to help increase the num­bers, and that can work. In this brief blog I will sug­gest a cou­ple ways to increase your Face­book fol­low­ers using your net­work­ing groups. The Net­work­ing Group Tip If you are part of a Busi­ness Net­work­ing Inter­na­tion­al (BNI) group, then you know that each of you get a 60 sec­ond com­mer­cial every sin­gle week. Some­times you will use most of those 60 sec­onds to remind the mem­bers what you do. After a cou­ple months of that, peo­ple def­i­nite­ly tune you out. So, start with some­thing new and dif­fer­ent. Ask the BNI (Rotary Club, Cham­ber, etc.) mem­bers to join your Face­book fan page. Ask them if they’d do you a HUGE favor and invite some of their local friends to join your page too. Tell them get­ting new likes” are sim­i­lar to get­ting refer­rals to you! Get a com­mit­ment or a show of hands who is will­ing to do it. I know this sounds a lit­tle bold, but I’ve been to BNI, and peo­ple there are very eager to help and pro­mote each oth­er. Track­ing the Progress Since you should have a mem­bers list, go ahead and cre­ate a spread­sheet of all the names of the mem­bers and if and when they join your busi­ness page. On that spread­sheet, keep track of the num­ber of likes” you have and when you get more. This will help you know if and when you should pro­mote your Face­book fan page again…and even cor­ner a few peo­ple who have not joined your page yet (do this in a fun and friend­ly way of course). For future 60 sec­ond com­mer­cials, use those times to ask your mem­bers what things they’d like to see on your page and also share any updates you’ve made such as: con­test, amaz­ing before and after shots, fea­tured how to videos, tips on dec­o­rat­ing, etc. Impor­tant: Also spend time point­ing out oth­er peo­ple’s Face­book pages and things you like about them. This is what social media is all about: gen­uine shar­ing and con­nect­ing with peo­ple. Have you tried this tip” or have anoth­er idea on how to grow your Face­book busi­ness page by networking?

About David Chism

David Chism started his business out of a passion for helping small contracting businesses grow, be more profitable and become better known to their target clients. One lifelong hobby of David is using techie gadgets. So this blog is a place where he writes about technology, marketing ideas, just for fun (humor), personal thoughts on small business and more.


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