How to Market YOUR Direct Sales Business on Facebook Successfully

Posted on March 14, 2012. Filed under: Make Money On Facebook | Tags: , , , , , |

Lot’s of people say it can be done, but most Don’t Know How To Make Money on Facebook!

So we asked a bunch of  Direct Sales Reps that ARE making Money on Facebook how they do it!

Findsalesrep Get Found wrote:  I think this post was my favorite thing I did all day! Thanks to everyone who shared! I think this would make a great blog post. If it’s OK with you, I’ll give you credit for your ideas, after all, you are the experts. And if anyone else has more please continue to share! We are ALL learning a ton that will help our business! THX! 🙂

Here is what we asked:

Do you Market Your Direct Sales Business on fb?

Share your Tips with us.

Tracy Ford Stire I get alot of people saying to me…” I saw that on your Facebook page” or they want to discuss what they saw on my Facebook page with me. It may not turn into a sale right then but who knows?? For me, I am looking to always promote my name in conjuction with Norwex!! So when someone sees Norwex, I want them to think…”hey that’s that company that Tracy Stire is a consultant with ~ she is always writing about all their different products”!!
Like others, my photos are so important ~ my business is all based on demonstrating the products!! I too, direct my traffic to my facebook page where they can have a look at my monthly Customer and Hostess specials and read my thought provoking articles and see all that is Norwex!!
It’s like any small business. You are only as good as you promote yourself to be…just keep letting everyone know that you are an Avon rep and soon word will get around that if you are wanting Avon, Shannon Jeremy Wheelock is the gal for ya!! It does take hard work but it can be so worth it!!
And the biggest thing…it is FREE!!
Findsalesrep Get Found wrote: That’s right Tracy Ford Stire I agree. Be there when they need you and provide info to perk their interest regularly. Thanks for the share!
  Torreh Pearl UppercaseLiving Demonstrator My business is very visual so I post a lot of photos and keep all my albums public. I get more interest in the photos than any statuses I post, but I always let my customers know about any specials or news. I want people to know that Facebook is the place they can go to for lots of ideas and up to the minute news on my business. Great question.
  Linda Nakonechny Funk I try to post new things and specials to attract buyers. I try to post only once or twice a day … if they like it, they will come. :
Findsalesrep Get Found That’s very true! When they are ready they always find you.
  Amber Isbell Welvaert I love sharing different products and the many different uses for them. I am with a new company and people think we sell just purses but Gigi Hill sell so much more than just purses. Also, I like the idea of posting dates I am available I do many different events so that people can come without hosting a party. So I post these all the time
  MarilynInfo StopShop Awesome ideas and reminders everyone. I haven’t messages anyone, unless they Asked me to or showed interest. I think it’s spam if you just message people lol.  I do pix and sales I have a couple of videos on my blog I share as well. My blog goes direct to my fb wall or it should lol I did change a setting in my blog so not sure if it’s still posting like it should. I also post updates that I’m available for certain dates as well.
I’m trying to follow this schedule Monday mail day, Tuesday share samples or do on the spot demo if possible, share liquid lines Wednesday, tell it, talk about it testimonial Nd thankful day, and freebie Friday. Get contact info from as many people that allows/wants and follow up using the 2 day, 2 weeks, 1 month , & 2 month suggestions
Findsalesrep Get Found wrote:  Thanks! helpful! I love things that help me get focus and stay organized. Particularly on fb where time can quickly disappear. Good One!
  Shannon Jeremy Wheelock i market on FB mostly but also in store i try to share my books but i have not had any luck with anything trying to sale avon i thought this would be a easy way to help with bills while staying home but it is not.
  Beth Jones All the time.. I use it and talk to people about the company and what we are doing.
Findsalesrep Get Found ‎wrote:  Beth Jones I see you everywhere on fb. Can you tell us exactly what works on fb. There are a lot of reps frustrated and waiting a lot of time on fb. Do you have any advice?
Take it one step at a time.. Email people they maybe with your company and keep a contact list… That is always good.
  Monica Ramos I encourage my fans to post pics of themselves with their purses matching their outfits on my fan page. With Miche you own just one bag and only change the outside. It’s so fun to see what they all put together and the interaction from other readers.
Business tip for profiles (which are not supposed to be set up for businesses btw): One marketing post for every 10 non-marketing posts. And uses Lists! =)
Too much marketing and you will get hidden from you friends’ news feeds =( Be real. Interact. And offer something of value on a regular basis =).
Findsalesrep Get Found Wrote:  OOOOOh! Cool idea Monica Ramos!  Love those shares Monica RamosGlad we are friends! 🙂
Thanks, same here!
  Jennifer DiMarco I switched from a FB Group to FB Fan Page…much more visible. I also post pics and use the events section for any card making or scrapbooking classes that are not full yet…it always gets extra guests 🙂 Also, messaging does work…but from a fan page, they can not respond to the messages….so that is somewhat frustrating. but the information does get out.  From a group perspective , i found if people are on a lot of groups…you have to go to them and check them… a fan page is more “searchable” you can also tag that you are “there” from a fan page, not from a group. so my customers when they are here taking a class etc can “check in” at my location.
Yes, it is spam if you just message people, I’m talking about messaging the people who like my page (by their own choice – they sign up to like me) and they sign up for an event. so a message would be = Reminder: This Friday Night – Intro to scrapbooking class …with time, address etc..
  Sherri L Freedom  Every other Campaign for Avon or so I do a drawing for anyone that places an order, it maybe a $25 gift cert, or a product, etc
  Kim Newsom It is frustrating to see people post their page over and over again but with no real information about what you can do for your customers. Customer service is key and if what you are offering is not going to be beneficial to your customer then you won’t have a customer. Genuinely be interested in helping the consumer… Not just helping yourself.
  Amy Chamney I absolutely market on FB!! I have stores on my pages, too! It helps customers find me easily, interact and ask questions to me, as well as offering them a convinient way to go ahead and order something from me. I do not even have websites for my businesses ~ it’s all on facebook
  Lisa Miller I share not only pictures, but my story, what I am doing, where I’m going to be, and of course company info as well. I share what interests me and what I think others might want to see. Sometimes you get a flurry of likes and comments, and sometimes you don’t. If you don’t see any “likes” or comments on a status update, it does not mean nobody has seen it. You would be surprised just how many people are watching you. You have no idea just how many times, I’ve had no comments or likes on a status update and then people tell me they’ve been enjoying my updates. I find being positive and fun to be around really helps. Nobody wants to see someone who complains all the time and it’s very unprofessional to use course language or inappropriate content. I also belong to a lot of groups and have created my own group which has grown into a small community. I put my facebook url on all of my business cards and marketing/promotional materials. I link up my social media platforms and cross promote them. I join in on conversations, start conversations, “like” and share interesting status updates from my friends. I just make myself very visable, interesting and interesed. And yes I do message people but what works best is messaging people you have made a true connection with. Networking is so important. It takes time to build rapport and trust. Give it time, be proactive and engaging and it will happen. Remember Rome wasn’t built in a day, you can’t build a house without a foundation and there is no such thing as getting rich quick 🙂  Communicate with real people you’ve made true connection with 🙂 And real messages too.  And I Absolutely love the idea of sharing ideas! Learning from each other is a wonderful gift that should be celebrated and shared. Together we work towards a common goal, to build our businesses 🙂 Thank you Findsalesrep Get Found for doing what you do!

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I just started doing sample giveaways and if they post a review on a sample the get in on a end of the month drawing. Also if someone buys and posts a review they are in the EOM drawing. I post pics and what the product is and what it does. I add my website info to anything I can add it to online and offline. I post my online catalog every few days. I also have a blog just for my AVON. On my blog I have info about avon and history about it. How to sign up online. All the catalogs that can be ordered out of which I keep up to date. I also, get my AVON items into other people giveaways to get more exposure and get more fans that might just buy. I dont just talk about AVON on my page I interact also. I tell how my day is or something about my day so people get to know me. However, I dont cuss on my fan page, I am not rude, I dont ignore people, and I watch what topics I post about. I also have my FB hooked to my Twitter so when I post to FB it posts to Twitter also. So I kill two birds with one stone lol.


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