If you’ve ever advertised in mainstream media or thought about doing so, this post is for you! The other day, a colleague and I had a meeting with a potential client who is looking to get started with social media. We asked him how much he spent on advertising and I nearly fell off my chair when he told us! He said he was spending up to $15,000 per year on advertising with no discernible return on investment. $15,000!!!!!!
Pinterest is definitely a great place to share and grow your business, particularly if you are a creative entrepreneur or if you sell other products and services that have visual appeal. However, if you jump in and share without an understanding about how Pinterest works, you will likely turn people off and, even worse, may play a role in killing the platform’s appeal.
Late last year Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg said that “Facebook commerce will be the next thing to really blow up”.
Already, there are a few developers jumping in early to make the most of Facebook’s e-commerce potential, or F-commerce as it’s been coined. While some large retailers jumped in early only to abandon the sales platform soon after, smaller facebook-based businesses may still benefit from F-commerce as it eliminates a step in the selling process and is a tidier option than selling through a photo album.
Why do so many work at home and creative businesses neglect to create a web presence outside of Facebook? If that’s you, then you are missing valuable opportunities to grow your following and your business and you may also fall over if Facebook pulls the rug out from under you. Here are 10 reasons why you should have both a website (that includes a blog or Etsy shop) and a Facebook Page.
Just because your business is little, doesn’t mean that you don’t deserve the tools to grow it into something really amazing. 50% of small businesses fail in the first year (US SBA), and with home based business being one of the biggest growth sectors in the Western economy, it is crucial that you have the support you need to become a business success story!
I think sometimes we over think how to use social media for our businesses. It is easy to get caught up in the numbers and sales and forget that really, it’s about connecting and conversing, sharing and experimenting.
In the wake of the drama surrounding Facebook suspending businesses from posting on other pages, we thought it might be helpful to give you a few tips on “liking” etiquette, because if you’re not careful, a lack of thought in how you interact with other Facebook pages could be detrimental to your business.