Facebook……How can I thank you for all that you have given me? Am I an addict? Can I ever give you up?
Facebook…..When I first discovered Facebook I thought there is no way I will like it better than myspace. When they opened it up from college kids to anyone can join, I gave it a try. Within days I had reconnected with old friends, some I had not seen in over 20 years. It was great. Then I started using it for business reasons. At first I started using Facebook for clients when I designed websites. I always included social media as a part of my services. Websites for businesses were already starting to decline, but I was able to get two good years of work in.
Do businesses really even need websites anymore? I think if your business is small, and with a tight budget, try out having a Facebook Fan Page first. Some people may say, but people can’t shop on Facebook. Oh yes you can—
So we have an app for our Instagram feed, shopping through soldsie, join my list-a great app for your fan page to get everyone on your email mailing list, welcome app, and another shopping link by paymentech. The best thing about it is they were all free. So for me it is a given for our business. Our likes are increasing by the day, and if they are on Facebook and they like us, our posts are seen–WHAT COULD BE BETTER?
****A little tip-Check out this great article on sprout social about Facebook, Twitter, and Vine all coming together. Video is the new trend in 2013 http://sproutsocial.com/insights/2013/02/facebook-likes-news-feed/ This site is awesome by the way******
Another great thing Facebook has done recently to help small businesses is the introduction to the nearby app. It is genius that you can see businesses your friends like. What could be better? Well, maybe the introduction to Facebook business pages coming up in mobile search results. Now this is pure genius. Why wouldn’t you choose Facebook? It is the age old story of if one person tells one person and another and another. Read the article below for more info.
Facebook has definitely given me so much. Friends, old and new, sales for my company, information on other businesses, and so much more. If you aren’t on Facebook because you are worried about privacy, ahhhhh–just watch what you put. There are security settings to help protect you. Social Media is a great way to interact personally and professionally. Try it out…..It can’t hurt!!!!
Goals for my readers this week:
Follow me on twitter-@carribrown1
Like my sons Fanpage-https://www.facebook.com/cameronmbrownactor
Like my business Fanpage-https://www.facebook.com/shopbangdangle
and for non stop laughing-https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaSweetBrown?ref=ts&fref=ts
Carri Mac signing off