I have been a Facebook junkie ever since I started using it about a year ago. At first, I just used it to banter about my personal idée fixe. But after starting this blog, I am regularly taking its advantage by promoting the articles I write.
Using the same social account to share both about your personal stuffs and your brand might distort the boundary between business and personal life. However, if done proportionately this could be real valuable for your overall promotion.
In order to reap maximum benefits while promoting my brand using this social platform, I also went ahead and created my own Facebook fan page. Then, I saw some the blogging buddies I follow; namely Murray, Thu, Lye, paste a Facebook like box in their blog. To go with the trend, I am going to slap a Facebook like box here at Endeavor Online as well.
Many of you may think that a like box is not that significant. Or even worse, asking your audience to be your fan is going to affect their perception of your brand.
I say Hell no, Like box is an awesome idea!
The importance of having social proof like number of Facebook fans or twitter followers is immense for building up your brand. Who knows? It might even land you a chance to befriend a new blogger or a new business prospect?
You know people might say, who the f*ck are you? Or don’t even bother liking you. But that is okay. You can’t please everybody.
The number of people that follow you, become your friend and your fan largely depend on the quality of contents you create in your blog and the networking communities you form. Hey, I wouldn’t want to be a fan of someone who doesn’t impress me either (O:
But if you have a wonderful community like I do, the benefits of having a like box is huge. It helps to passively build up your brand due to the domino effect – the more people start liking you, the more are going to follow!
I already know that it is going to take time to build up my fanbase. It is going to be a slow and arduous process. Hence, I have also decided to send invitations to targeted people to become my fan. Let’s see how that fares out!
So, are you ready to be a fan of this site?
Show some love and be a fan! Click the like button in the Facebook like box, on the right side bar. I really appreciate your support.
And lastly, I want your ideas on how to promote this facebook like box to spread it virally and get more fans?
Do you have a like box in your site yet? Do you think it carries any value in expanding your brand’s presence?
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