Facebook Marketing: Sales Is Relationships


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Facebook marketing is the same as offline marketing!

Treat your Facebook friends the same as you would your real friends because sales is relationships whether you are online or offline!

Facebook is among the most important social media outlets for building strong business and friendship relationships, yet many network marketers forget how to treat their Facebook friends so they last.

Facebook Marketing When it comes to networking, this can be a major mistake and customers, connections, and even business growth can be destroyed in an instant.

When you learn how to treat your Facebook friends like your real friends you will build business relationships that will last.

Facebook Marketing = Consistent

Many marketing techniques on Facebook revolve around only promoting the business, but this can lead to boredom and over-stimulation of the same business over and over pretty fast.

Instead of just giving your Facebook friends or fans updates on new products and promotions, connect with them by also incorporating customer feedback, contests, and even personal photos, tips or other value added engagement.

Don’t Over-Indulge Your Facebook Marketing

While posting only a few times a month is a pretty disastrous move for any business, the same can be said for serial posting as well.

As a general rule, be sure to post at an absolute minimum of once a day to keep your friends and contacts informed but more like 3 times a day would be idea.

If you feel like you must post more often, post simple phrases and small updates rather than a slew of logos, slogans, and advertisements for your business.

Have Fun With Facebook Marketing

This makes you more ‘real’ to them, and helps make your business more friendly as a result.

Just plain old FUN sometimes is all it takes, to turn a Facebook friend into a customer!

Your friends and fans will stick with you if you can keep them entertained and add value to their lives.

Many marketers hire people to manage their Facebook pages for them for this reason.

If your posts are about as enthusiastic as cardboard, consider punching up your posts by hiring someone to do the work for you or by changing the way you post.

If you can make your fans smile, they’ll love you as much as they love your business, and will be more likely to recommend you to other people as well.

Facebook can be a gold mine of connections and friends if you know how to market yourself correctly.

Engage your friends and post interesting things, and you are sure to grow your fan base and create real friends that will last for a lifetime.

Listen to the Cash Flow show Radio topic how to gather leads on Facebook.

Treat your Facebook friends like your real friends, and you’re golden.


About the Author: Deb Bixler is the 2011 DSWA Speaker Of The Year and the DSWA party plan adviser. Visit her website the party plan training center for real action steps to grow your business: www.CreateACashFlowShow.com or follow Deb Bixler On Google+ 717-751-2793

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Tips To Stay Focused While Working At Home


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Work at home businesses are a great way to earn money on your own terms.

You work your own hours, take vacations when you want, hire who you want to work with, and work in whatever attire you wish.

However, there are some inherent problems that may arise when working at home. The most common problem experienced is how stay focused on your work.

When working at home, it may be easy to get distracted.

Instead of working, you may think about cleaning the house, walking the dog, going to the gym or doing some extra gardening.

To get anything accomplished in a home business, it is essential that you stay focused on your work and not get distracted by all the home chores that need to be done.

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5 Tips To Stay Focused While Working at Home

  1. Do a few chores at home before you work.
  2. When you do a few of the more pressing household chores before you begin your work day, you will not feel as pressured to do household chores while working.
    Start your day 30 minutes later than normal, and use that extra 30 minutes to clean the dishes, walk the dog, vacuum the house or go for a run.

  3. Use a to-do list every day.
  4. One of the best ways to stay focused on your work is to have a specific list of items that need to be done each day. Without a to-do list, it is easy to get distracted or to not dedicate the proper time to important tasks.

  5. Do the simple tasks first.
  6. There are certainly people who prefer to do the most difficult tasks first, but those people are the exception rather than the rule.
    Most people procrastinate at some time and put off difficult tasks. When you perform some of the easy tasks on the list, you can cross those items off and feel good about what you are accomplishing. With a few items crossed off, the list will look less intimidating and overwhelming.

  7. 4. If you have to deal with deadlines in your work at home business, it is important to stay ahead of those deadlines.
  8. Putting everything off until you have a tight deadline is often a recipe for disaster. Waiting until the last minute also takes away any flexibility you would have in performing various work duties. Something that needs to be done immediately will take precedence over everything else.

  9. Have a comfortable and dedicated work space.
  10. Your environment has a significant amount of influence on your concentration.

    When you are working at home, it is crucial to have a dedicated work environment.

    A private room with a door is the best choice. However, an area that is separate from other living areas should work as long as the space is used only for your business.

A work at home business is a business; treating it like one is an important ingredient in success and prosperity.


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Leadership Skill: Listening


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Becoming a good leader requires a special kind of person.

To be a strong leader, you need to be able to focus on the details.

One of the details that many leaders rely on is listening to the people around them.

If you cannot listen, then you cannot lead.

How will you know what the people around you are thinking if you don’t listen?

Listening Helps You Learn

listening skill If you don’t ask questions and then listen to the answers, then how are you supposed to know what your team members are thinking?

There is more to listening than simply allowing the other party to speak.

When you listen, you take in the information that is being given to you and you process that information accordingly.

Whenever anyone around you speaks, you should be listening.

A good leader needs all of the valuable information she can get.

Listening Makes You Accessible

It only takes a moment for you to stop and listen to what a someone has to say, but that moment can create a lifelong bond that benefits both of you.

The people who are following you want to know that you are someone who is available for them when they need you. The only way to make people believe you are accessible is to stop and listen to them with all your heart.

Heart-Centered Listening®, is listening from your heart with laser focus and intent to hear.

This form of listening supports you to understand what is being said and felt by the speaker. When you take just a moment to listen, you will seem accessible to those who need you and that increases morale tremendously.

Listening Makes You A Better Leader

When you take the time to listen to your team, you are showing your them that you care. You are also taking in critical information that makes it easier for you to make decisions.

In the overall layout of what it means to be a great leader, the ability to listen to the people you are leading remains one of the most important skills to develop.

Hearing is easy but listening is essential.

It does not take much time for you to stop and listen to what someone has to say. But the information that you can obtain and the good vibes that you can create when you listen make listening an extremely important leadership skill for you to develop.


About the Author: The DSWA is a global organization serving thousands of Direct Selling members with resources dedicated to improving their marketing, personal and professional development, training, selling, recruiting, and operational strategies. Founded in 2001, and guided by a board of the industry’s leading experts and professionals, the DSWA is a one-stop-shop for Direct Selling entrepreneurs. Learn More About Membership!

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