If you are at the point where you want to advertise your business or are even just starting – I am going to share with you my #1 Start-Off Tip!
This tip I am talking about has not only increased my client revenue, but it has improved my income potential as well. This method did not cost me anything.
This has helped me jump-start my business from the beginning, so without further ado – Let’s begin!
Whether you like social media or not, it really can be so powerful in gaining attraction to your business. Even if you don’t use social media; Millions of people do.
The best thing about it is that you can advertise your business for free or by paying for ads. If you don’t already have social media for your website – I recommend making at least a Facebook and Pinterest account.
I have Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. All of those channels help my business become established as an authority figure and help attract customers.
Join Relevant Groups
With every post that I share on my social media, I also share within the groups that I have joined. The content you want to offer should be educational and useful to your intended readers.
You don’t have to start promoting what you are offering upfront. What you want to provide upfront is useful information, and start building a relationship with your target audience.
This will help establish you as an authority figure and build trust within the community. If you are an affiliate marketer like me, you want to join groups that target new customers – but also groups where you can get offers for other affiliate marketing opportunities.
Encourage Sharing your Content
Encourage your readers to share your content. At the end of every post I create, I ask my audience to please do me ONE favor. Since I taught something, I ask that all my audience does in return – is just share my post on their social media.
By asking personally, this helps build a more meaningful relationship – and engages positive responses within the community.
Your audience will know that they can trust you and that you offer credible information. This helps build your presence without even paying for ads.
I prefer not to use ads, but I have found them helpful at the beginning of my business. My website is specifically designed to generate free traffic online by using SEO and keywords.
That particular process takes time, so while I waited – I had some money to try out the ads on social media. Being that affiliate marketing is my niche, I found it hard to find the right repetition to get my ad approved per the guidelines.
Bots review most social media ads. Those bots look for specific words and will reject the ad if it does not meet their standards.
My niche is all around making money online, which is not recommended in the advertising guidelines. I have found ways around that, but that is for another post.
Penny for my Thoughts
Overall, I found that up-to-date sharing information works best. In many of the Facebook groups that I have joined related to my niche, I have found that there are numerous bots and people who just spam the group with their promotions.
Most people view them as scammers because they offer a large amount of money – in a little time – at a low cost. Not only that but because all they do is promote – people do not view them as authority figures.
They aren’t sharing any valuable information within the community. They aren’t building trust or establishing any kind of relationship. You can tell that they are only there for a profit to help themselves – not to help you.
I have gained customers, and a more extensive following base just from joining groups and sharing valuable information. I built a relationship, and I take the time to answer questions.
In turn, this has lead to more referrals and more job offers. Guess what? Those people who you build a relationship with are more likely to engage and accept your offer when the time is right.
I wasn’t expecting to get job offers when I first started joining groups and sharing content. However, I received an email yesterday from a company that has high paying commissions who saw my content, viewed my website, and reached out to ME.
There is so much potential in social sharing if you do it correctly. Whether you pay for ads or not, you and your business can make an impact.
Please do me ONE favor.
If this has helped you, please like, comment, and share! I am all about sharing helpful information that can benefit everyone. Let’s spread the knowledge around!