Of course, you have freshly come out from the cave where you used to hide for years. You were trapped with your traditional marketing tactics that made your business fall-off the track of your entrepreneurial vision. But you are back now, and more than ready to redeem the time lost and opportunities wasted to stay ahead in the competition. Now that you have your brand new Facebook account, what’s the next step? Isn’t it the perfect time to start posting, and begin expanding your connections? Isn’t it what Facebook marketing is all about? Ok. Wait, don’t get too excited. Calm down first, let’s have a short chat.
Before you start barking like a crazy dog to whatever comes your way, have yourself a plan. You can’t start a move without a plan--a vision, so to speak. Facebook marketing, like all other kinds of marketing, needs a blueprint. You cannot undo the things you have done. Well, you may undo some, but you cannot get back the time and money wasted. Know what message you want the audience to get. Furthermore get to know the audience you want to reach. Little things like I’ve mentioned play very essential roles in your business plan.
Once you’ve gotten your plan ready, it’s time to execute. One rule that you should bear in mind is that you shouldn’t expect every detail of your plan to go your way--especially when you are still starting. The first stage of your Facebook marketing move is also called the “Trial and Error” stage. At this point you begin to test which among your promotions work best with your vision and which ones do not. Having an unbiased and objective evaluation is the key to measure how effective your promotions have become. You take the good ones, leave the bad ones, and try another strategy.
Ok, so you have started posting very engaging statuses, photos and videos. These are the things that make Facebook marketing edgy and current among the other forms of marketing. Its capacity to give updates every now and then, and the reality that it reaches a wide audience is simply amazing! But take note! It isn’t about the quantity of your posts, but the quality. Although quantity has its advantages, it may also irritate your fans. The frequency of your posts might just be considered spam--that’s not what the goal is, right? You just have to be consistent and appealing to you audience. Create actual conversations with them. Keep them talking (and listen, of course) if you want them to stay.
To make it clear, do not expect Facebook marketing to be an overnight success. It also demands your time, effort and attention. In addition, you can also conceptualize some very exciting promos every now and then. Make your imagination work without limits. You can have sweepstakes, video contests, etc. Everything can happen in Facebook, and everyone can be part of it. You have your page, your fans. Now all you have to do is get their trust and loyalty. Those two, they go a long way!
What To Expect In Facebook Marketing