Why Market Your Business On Facebook?

It can no longer be denied for any business that Facebook matters now. Facebook is the largest social networking site in the world. More than 400 million people log on and spend twenty billion minutes a day. Facebook is changing every facet of business and society. What does this mean to your business?

Today, Facebook has a user base of over 1.11 billion with more than half of the users making it an integral part of their daily lives, making the site a great marketing venue for your products and services. Facebook provides businesses a place to connect to potential customers. Social media is affecting your business. Every customer suddenly has a voice, and what they say is automatically broadcasted to their friends. Brands are being imperiled by a lone customer’s negative opinion that goes viral and businesses have to become more responsive. 

Top companies who understand how to grow fans and followers are harvesting the benefits of repeat sales, cross-selling and up-selling opportunities, and referrals. The way Facebook pages work is that when your “fans” engage on your wall, all their friends also see the mesage on their Facebook news feed. Your page works for you, promoting itself. It’s a viral network and anything you do on it will be noticed by your audience. Realize though that collecting fans is not the end goal of your Facebook page, it’s the conversation and engagement. Those who don’t use Facebook will miss out these important customer conversations. 

Spend some time creating and customizing your Facebook business fan page to make it stand out. Facebook allows a number of useful applications to be installed in your page, anything from a welcome/landing tab, polls, video tabs that display your YouTube channel, link to your company web site, to email opt-in forms that generate sales leads for you. 

In marketing your business today, would you still choose to continue not using Facebook?

Why do Businesses need Social Media?

Social Media has become a pervasive part in the lives of consumers today. Popular platforms like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ have quickly grown to hundreds of millions of users, and the acceptance of Social Media has no end in sight. It has changed the traditional, corporate monologue into a two-way communication with customers and prospects.

So, what can Social Media do for businesses? Among many things, it allows Companies and Brands to learn more about the target market easier and more affordably; it levels the playing field for Brands of every size and industry, it provides more cost-effective communication compared to traditional channels, it utilizes the importance and relevancy of “now” – real time communication, and it delivers a wider reach compared to other marketing communications channel.

The time for businesses to embrace Social Media channels to reach the audience is now. There are several objectives every company should consider in performing social activity and these may include;

·       Building Brand Awareness
·       Making Customer Interaction personal
·       Adding Social Media to Product Launches
·       Embracing Social Media to build the Sales Pipeline
·       Calling the Community to Action

Social Media is a tool for connecting people with/and those around them. Businesses have the opportunity to use Social Media to expand their online footprint and directly engage with consumers.

Women Prefer Internet Than Sex

Just how important is the internet to people? The results of a poll say that its bad news for men. Intel found out that 46 percent of women would rather go without sex for two weeks than go without the internet.

It's not much of a surprise because another poll says that 35 percent of the men would give up their spouse rather than their smartphone. Maybe some of these women are married to these men. So this preference for technology works for both men and women.

Still, apparently just 30 percent of men would swap sex for the internet for a two-week period. The goal of the Intel survey was to show how much the Internet means to people. Harris Interactive conducted the survey for Intel, putting the questions to 2,119 adults last month.

So if you find your sex life declining, cutting off your internet connection might be a good idea, right? Not so fast. Volunteers for these online surveys probably already have unhealthy addictions to the internet and might make imperfect proxies for all internet users.

Hollywood Inspires Pentagon

People get the weirdest invention ideas from the movies today. Just like the film "Wanted", the Pentagon is now funding $22 million into researching ammo that could change course mid-flight to hit their targets. DARPA, the Defense Department's R&D office, is giving out $9.5 million to Teledyne Scientific & Imaging and $12.3 million to Lockheed Martin to create .50-caliber sniper rifles with guided bullets.

Lockheed Martin is working on what is called as the Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordinance (Exacto), a project that would enable ammo to travel accurately regardless of the surrounding environment.

The rifle may include “fin-stabilized projectiles, spin-stabilized projectiles, internal and/or external aero-actuation control methods, projectile guidance technologies, tamper proofing, small stable power supplies, and advanced sighting, optical resolution and clarity technologies.”

I wonder what could be next? Real-life robot Transformers?

I still find $22 million too much money to spend on bullets. I better be off spending that amount on cloning Angelina Jolie.

Make Money From Adgitize

Up to now, the bigger part of my blog income still comes from paid posting. It has been more than a month already though since I accepted a sponsored review. Since I'm very choosy when it comes to accepting writing opportunities, my objective in the coming months is to slowly divert the bulk of my blog revenue from advertising.

Earlier, I came across a promising blog ad company called Adgitize. If you're an existing blogger who is familiar with Entrecard where you earn can EC credits, Adgitize provides a similar experience but with a big difference, you actually make real money from its advertising.

Adgitize reward you points on a variety of ways; 1. when someone clicks on your ad, 2. when you click on other members' ads, 3. when someone visits your web site or blog, and 4. whenever you write an article on your blog.

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