How to Start Marketing without a Social Media Following

Not everyone who ends up being very successful in their chosen business has 100K social media followers. You can start marketing without worrying about your social media following…

…if you want to.

The following ways will not only help you market your business but will also help you build your social media following for the future.

* Advertisements – Today anyone can open a Google AdSense account, a Twitter Ads account, a Facebook Ad account and a YouTube Ads account. It doesn’t cost very much either to run ads with any of these services.

* Affiliates – An affiliate is someone who sends you prospects, leads or orders and gets paid a percentage or a set amount. You can set up affiliates using software like E-junkie.com or aMember.com which tracks how much they sell so you can pay them.

Or, you can build a very successful home business as an “affiliate marketer” where you sell someone else’s product or service and get a commission in the same way.

My own top rated affiliate program is Karatbars International which allows me to introduce people to Gold purchasing as a way of securing savings by buying small amounts/ingots of currency grade gold. As well as securing my families financial future I can earn an income/commission from the business development activities of the people I introduce to Karatbars. If you are interested click on the image below…

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* Live Events – This is a great way to market your business. You can also sponsor them and not even go to them. Send other people with T-shirts, information, and more. You can also host them, speak at them, and be a big part of live events, which will get a lot of attention.

* Content Marketing – As always, content marketing never goes out of style. Start blogging, guest posting, creating videos, memes, infographics and other types of content for your audience on a regular basis, based around your goals.

* Email Marketing – One of the things you should always be doing is building your email list. An email list is better than a website, social media or any other method of marketing. It’s not supposed to be a replacement but it’s a must-have for any serious business owner.

GVO offer one of the webs most comprehensive value for money online business tool kits. The Host Then Profits System provides Autoresponder, Free Domain Hosting, Blogging Platform, Video Marketing Produce and a Conference Room for producing and presenting your own webinars. Click the image below to take a look…

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* Traditional Marketing – Don’t underestimate radio, TV and print advertisements as a way to market your business. This works really well if you have a live event planned. Even if you’re inviting people online, you definitely should run an offline advertisement in the local area.

* Webinar Marketing – A really awesome way to build your email list, get more social media followers and market your goods and services is to have a webinar. Choose the topic that works for your audience, solves a single problem for them during the event, and is an avenue to show what you know and how you can help them.

Host Then Profits by GVO will provide everything you need to make your webinars a success.

* Joint Venture Partners – A JV partner is someone who you agree to work with for a short-term project. If you can find someone who does have a following, and who needs your help with something amazing and is willing to partner with you, you can make more sales faster than you can alone.

Once you have worked out what is best for your home business you will come to realise that marketing without a social media following is not very different from marketing with a social media following.

Just like any other serious business, you will just need to spend a little more time and money on ads in order to build up your following.

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Trevor Tillotson

PS: You can contact me on Skype: trevor.tillotson

PPS Use the heading Karatbars in your message

 

Affiliate Marketing on Social Media

Hi Team

As promised earlier this week, here’e the first instalment touching on the different “online marketing/home business strategies.

Firstly I thought  we should take a look at…

…Affiliate Marketing (building a business to sell someone else’s product or system)

affiliatemarketing6As an Affiliate Marketer you really can improve your affiliate marketing business by using social media. Some people say you don’t even need your own website to become an affiliate marketer and in many ways, with the advent of social media this is true. Try using social media marketing in these ways to improve and boost your affiliate marketing business.

* Promote Quality Products and Services – It’s imperative that you keep the trust of the people you promote to. The only way to ensure that a product is amazing is to try it. At the very least try at least one product from each creator before you promote all their stuff. You want them to have top-notch customer care and a great product. After all, you’re telling your audience and your people to go buy it from that person.

* Create a Redirect – When you have an affiliate link it’s usually very ugly, and if the owner of the product changes their mind about the network they want to use you’ll have a hard time finding all the times you used the link. But, if you create a redirect you only have to change that link in one place if it should change. Find instructions on how to create a redirect on this site: https://yoast.com/cloak-affiliate-links/

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* Provide Quality Content – Don’t just post content for the sake of publishing. Instead, focus on quality content that has the interest of your audience. You don’t have to make everything be about the product you’re promoting, but it should all be related. It’s tempting to post videos of cats but unless you’re selling pet-oriented stuff, don’t do it. Keep it the most relevant that you can.

* Grow Your Email List – On every social media page there should be a way to get people to sign up for your email lists. If you get people on your email list from social media, then you can market your affiliate products directly to them, knowing they’ve already been interested.

* Set Up Your Own Facebook Page – With more than a billion people using Facebook worldwide, it offers a lot of potential for affiliate marketing. The best place is to start your own Facebook page for the offer you’re trying to promote. You can then post pictures of the product, testimonials, and more right through the page.

* Be Relevant on Twitter – Twitter is a great place to promote affiliate products but the stream moves so fast, and everything is so quick that you have to be extra creative to make it work. Personalize your messages, and recommend only products you know for sure are amazing and that are relevant for your audience. Use a link shortening service but ensure that they allow affiliate links.

* Pinterest Encourages Commerce – Unlike a lot of social media sites, Pinterest likes it when people conduct business on their site, so they make it relatively simple to do it with Pinterest gift pages. Just include your affiliate link within any image you share. Create a separate board for your affiliate products using your website URL, and then use the item URL for each of the pins you add to the board.

If you know that the products you’ve chosen to promote are valuable for your audience, there is no shame in promoting them the same way people promote their own products. Just follow the rules for each social media network as well as the product affiliate rules as you move forward.

Cheers

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Trevor Tillotson

P.S. Take a look at one of my affiliate businesses here …

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P.P.S. SaleHOO is a business system promoting “Drop Shipping” …

…the ultimate way to sell someone else’s products