Have you ever been invited to an apparent social get-together at a friend’s house that turns out to be a sales pitch for his or her new home-based business? Yeah, talk about letting the air out of the balloon.The funny thing is, if that friend had simply been upfront about starting a new business and asking for your support, you probably would have been a lot more receptive to the idea. We all want to help our friends succeed, after all.
Think about a grand opening at a brick-and-mortar store – many of the visitors stopping by on those first few days are usually friends and family of the proprietor.This is worth keeping in mind as you set up your business on Facebook. Traffic is the lifeblood of your business’ Facebook page, and your personal Facebook friends and contacts can help pump it up by visiting, liking and sharing your page with others, who in turn may choose to share it with others and on and on and on – this is exactly how the term “viral” became a good thing! So don’t be shy or sly when it comes to getting the word out about your Facebook page. Tell your friends that you are trying to grow your Facebook page and their support could really help. Your current friends and contacts will probably be glad to give your page a boost and help you get off to a great start!