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Henrik October 8, 2010 04:17 AM

How to spread the word about your business fast?
 
Hi, my first post here. I hope some of you might be able to help me or at least give me some feedback.

I am about to start up my own internet based business and would (obviously) like to get as many members subscribing to my site as possible. I am willing to spend money on SEO and Google Adwords, but I wonder how I can use my own existing network to get through to thousands within days or weeks.

E.g. I have 300+ Facebook friends and 150+ LinkedIn connections. I assume I have close (enough) relations with around 100 to use them in spreading my message and get them to sign up on my site. But how do you - generally speaking - break through to their network. What incentives do people need to send a message to their 10+ closest friends, who again send it to their 10+ closest friends etc?

Is begging enough? :p

Bill October 9, 2010 01:05 AM

Re: How to spread the word about your business fast?
 
I have no experience with this product, but it sounds like something you might want to investigate.

http://sharetoget.com/getmorebusiness.html

"Essentially, we create "super-viral" raffle competitions where people get chances to win prizes when they spread promotions for your business."

If you try it, let us know how it works for you.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Henrik (Post 27227)
Hi, my first post here. I hope some of you might be able to help me or at least give me some feedback.

I am about to start up my own internet based business and would (obviously) like to get as many members subscribing to my site as possible. I am willing to spend money on SEO and Google Adwords, but I wonder how I can use my own existing network to get through to thousands within days or weeks.

E.g. I have 300+ Facebook friends and 150+ LinkedIn connections. I assume I have close (enough) relations with around 100 to use them in spreading my message and get them to sign up on my site. But how do you - generally speaking - break through to their network. What incentives do people need to send a message to their 10+ closest friends, who again send it to their 10+ closest friends etc?

Is begging enough? :p


Dien Rice October 10, 2010 08:22 AM

Re: How to spread the word about your business fast?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Henrik (Post 27227)
Hi, my first post here. I hope some of you might be able to help me or at least give me some feedback.

I am about to start up my own internet based business and would (obviously) like to get as many members subscribing to my site as possible. I am willing to spend money on SEO and Google Adwords, but I wonder how I can use my own existing network to get through to thousands within days or weeks.

E.g. I have 300+ Facebook friends and 150+ LinkedIn connections. I assume I have close (enough) relations with around 100 to use them in spreading my message and get them to sign up on my site. But how do you - generally speaking - break through to their network. What incentives do people need to send a message to their 10+ closest friends, who again send it to their 10+ closest friends etc?

Is begging enough? :p


Some people write articles, and submit them to various article directories. The articles should be on topics of interest to your potential customers, and you should include your website link and details at the end.

Another method some people use - especially if you have a blog - is to write "guest blog posts" on other people's blogs. These work in a similar way to the free articles...

Participating in free online forums (like this one), and include a link to your website at the end, can work too! Just make sure it is genuine participation, so your posts don't get deleted... :)

I haven't really tried using YouTube, but creating an interesting video and putting it on YouTube - with a link back to your website - would probably work too!

Best wishes!

Dien

Skip Rosell October 11, 2010 01:05 PM

Re: How to spread the word about your business fast?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Henrik (Post 27227)
Hi, my first post here. I hope some of you might be able to help me or at least give me some feedback.

I am about to start up my own internet based business and would (obviously) like to get as many members subscribing to my site as possible. I am willing to spend money on SEO and Google Adwords, but I wonder how I can use my own existing network to get through to thousands within days or weeks.

E.g. I have 300+ Facebook friends and 150+ LinkedIn connections. I assume I have close (enough) relations with around 100 to use them in spreading my message and get them to sign up on my site. But how do you - generally speaking - break through to their network. What incentives do people need to send a message to their 10+ closest friends, who again send it to their 10+ closest friends etc?

Is begging enough? :p


Hi Henrik,

Thanks for asking about facebook friends and great begging:D

You can "Bribe" your friends on Facebook and Linkedin by offering a contest for them sending your message to their closest friends. It does not have to be an expensive prize, maybe $20-$25. For 1,000 mentions that is not a bad deal.

You can go even cheaper by using www.fiverr.com

You can get almost anything you want done on this site for $5. Just be careful because some are great and others give very poor service.

Check any feedback they have before you decide which one to use.

Best of success,

Skip Rosell

oliverbeckham October 12, 2010 05:34 AM

Re: How to spread the word about your business fast?
 
Hi there,

Have you ever tried Mobile Marketing? For email marketing, setting up email auto responder (making your customers to subscribe to a newsletter) will help you get more leads.

oliverbeckham October 12, 2010 05:45 AM

Re: How to spread the word about your business fast?
 
Hello,

First, you may want to start telling your friends about your business. Facebook fanpage is also very effective as you will be able to reach not only local but worldwide audiences. Make sure you optimize the page properly and update the site regularly. Whats the latest product? Is there any upcoming promo? How about free samples of your product? Bonus referral perhaps. Things like these can be done without spending too much for advertising. Create a link wheel, and write some articles and submit these articles to online directories. Don't forget the backlinks. That's the key to drive your customers back to your main site.:)

Randy October 12, 2010 11:25 AM

Re: How to spread the word about your business fast?
 
Hello Henrik,

There are some free scripts that you can use successsfully which may not have all the bells and whistles of paid scripts but as I recall you were looking for results.

Try: http://www.theviralscript.com/

You can always Google: Viral Traffic Generation Script
or some other keyword terms if what I (or others here) have suggested is not fruitful for you.

You could always offer a bribe such as $100 to everyone who forwards your message to 10 people, and the same to those people and the same to... nah ... that would never work. LOL

Much success to you!

Randy

cash4notes October 18, 2010 01:11 AM

Re: How to spread the word about your business fast?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Henrik (Post 27227)
Hi, my first post here. I hope some of you might be able to help me or at least give me some feedback.

I am about to start up my own internet based business and would (obviously) like to get as many members subscribing to my site as possible. I am willing to spend money on SEO and Google Adwords, but I wonder how I can use my own existing network to get through to thousands within days or weeks.

E.g. I have 300+ Facebook friends and 150+ LinkedIn connections. I assume I have close (enough) relations with around 100 to use them in spreading my message and get them to sign up on my site. But how do you - generally speaking - break through to their network. What incentives do people need to send a message to their 10+ closest friends, who again send it to their 10+ closest friends etc?

Is begging enough? :p


Without a doubt one of the best strategies for building a business quickly is Joint Ventures, that is you hook up a business that has a similar client profile to your own clients.

To find JV partners you first go after your “warm market”. After you’ve
exhausted your “warm market” you go after “lukewarm
prospects”. And finally you approach the “cold market”.

Using this strategy i brought in little over 100k for a company in about
30 days.

liumingzhu October 20, 2010 10:58 PM

Re: How to spread the word about your business fast?
 
You can "Bribe" your friends on Facebook and Linkedin by offering a contest for them sending your message to their closest friends. It does not have to be an expensive prize, maybe $20-$25. For 1,000 mentions that is not a bad deal.

Dien Rice October 20, 2010 11:32 PM

Re: How to spread the word about your business fast?
 
This is an interesting Facebook-related article, if you want attention via Facebook...

How FaceBook decides who gets listed as "top news" and who you will never see.
http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-a...ggest-secrets/

(Originally found on Reddit...)

Best wishes,

Dien


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