Promoting your business on Facebook

Jenn - posted on 07/30/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )

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Do you think it is tacky, annoying, rude, smart, don't care? What are your thoughts on people who use social media to promote their business??

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Charlie - posted on 07/31/2011

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I have an online store which has its own website but mostly sales are made from facebook from my business page

It is made for small buisness , it is social networking and I do advertise mainly when stock arrives on my personal page but not to often so peoples news feed are being spammed , I want to reach a larger audience so mainly I work with WAHM connect pages and gain fans through advertising on pages in my market group like Alternative parents pages or I support fellow pages that have the same interests like pin up hair salons or tattoo fan pages and in turn they advertise my page to their fans.

Joanna - posted on 07/30/2011

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I make hairbows, and have posted my Etsy on my personal Facebook, and also posted my business FB page and told my friends to check them out if they were interested. I have done that just a couple times, I don't overdo it - I figure if they're interested, they'd add/bookmark me.

But I have a cousin who posts Arbonne stuff all day and night, and a friend posting Scentsy stuff once or twice a day. That does get a bit annoying.

I think social sites are great for networking, but if I have you as a friend, it's not for business, it's for socializing.

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Katherine - posted on 07/31/2011

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I would do it if I had a business. It's a great way to get yourself out there.

Dana - posted on 07/31/2011

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I think it's smart. I would never think it's rude, tacky or annoying. I prefer to support my friends and be happy for them, not be bothered by them trying to succeed.

Karla - posted on 07/31/2011

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I haven't done it, but this video shows how to make a "fan page" designed to promote your business on facebook. I found the video last year.

http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?...!/video/video.php?v=418843936873



edit: oops, I just read through all the comments and it looks like you already did this. I'll leave it posted for others.



Good luck

Jenn - posted on 07/31/2011

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OK - so for the most part people are OK with it is seems. Good to know! I just started a home based business and have been promoting it and I just want to make sure I'm not annoying people LOL! I created a page that people can "like", so I only do 2 posts a day on that, and then on my personal page I only post occassional things about my business. I want to be visible, without driving my friends away. ;)

Stifler's - posted on 07/31/2011

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Annoying if they are constantly in your face asking you to buy things or posting it on your wall or hounding you to share their link.

Don't care if they post it on their own status or whatever.

Lady Heather - posted on 07/30/2011

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Oh yeah, I don't think it's cool to post all your business stuff on your personal account. No one wants their newsfeed clogged with unwanted ads (I had an Arbonne one too for a while...snore). I don't know why you'd want business and personal mixed up anyways. Then you just have to be super careful about everything on there because clients and customers might see it.

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Yes, it's all about the advertising and promoting to a HUGE audinece. In fact, you'll find a lot of schools and school districts also have a Facebook page as well in order to promote their school/district. The one drawback is separating your personal Facebook with your business Facebook. Sometimes when they overlap, there could be issues.

Lady Heather - posted on 07/30/2011

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I think just about every business does this now. It's free advertising so I don't blame them and I would do it too if I had a business. It's not like you HAVE to look the page if you don't want to. I've also found some really awesome deals on there. Free glasses, discount contacts, crazy airline deals, free photography...yeah.

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