After turning down thousands of Facebook friend invitations due to their cap on the number of connection one person can have, I finally put up my own page.
Now I get to write a message when someone send a friends request.. it’s got to be unique… if you cut and paste, Facebook will give you a spam warning. This would have been so much easier if I had not waited.
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I also put great content every day. I share a lot of links and videos and articles each day, but reserve some of the best for my Facebook Page.
Three weeks into the experiment.. just a few dozen have LIKEd the page. Working on a more hyped up version with free gifts that only go to my page’s followers.
Why Do I Do All This Work?
The Facebook market is huge. Building out pages for clients, with promotions takes some work at first.. but soon the fans start to share and a community is formed.
We’ve seen unknown authors grow to thousands of followers after a few months, and much more if there’s good content and a marketing and promotional strategy.
For my own page, I’ve been forgoing a lot of heavy promotion. I share so much on Twitter and other sites.. so far I’ve not seen a need for a separate strategy. I know in a few months there will be more followers and tell myself that the frustration of watching it slowly build will add insights I can share with you.
Do you have a Facebook Page?
You likely have a profile page on Facebook, but all signs point to Facebook putting more emphasis on PAGES for everything other than your real life friends and family.
If I had it to do over, I’d focus more on the PAGE then my profile. I suggest you do the same.
I now recommend a Facebook PAGE, A blog and online radio for authors who have a Best Seller Roadmap. If you are new to online marketing, we have resources that can set it all up for you, and a program that can build up a targeted following fast.
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