Originally Posted by Henrik
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?
Thanks for asking about facebook friends and great begging
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,