Now that your page looks great and you’re ready to start building subscribers, the trick is to get more fans. The more fans you have, the more customers you’re likely to get. This part can be fun, but it also requires dedication and hard work. Don’t worry, though, it pays off!
Contact Other Businesses
One of the best ways to start building fans almost immediately is to cross-venture with other companies. For instance, say your page is for your hair bow business and your primary target market is moms. You could contact businesses that sell tutus and other little girl accessories and ask if they’d be interested in a joint venture with you. You might post their link a few times a week on your Facebook page if they’re willing to do the same for you. This helps you both be introduced to new fan bases that you might not have normally gotten to reach.
If you’d rather not contact companies like the above example and risk rejection, you can always choose a company that will promote your page for a small fee. This is where Fiverr.com comes in. You can find people on Fiverr.com that are willing to help promote your page for just $5. It’s important to make sure the page is somehow relatable to yours because you want their fans to really like your page and be interested in the things you have to offer. So, if you’re selling
hair bows for little girls, having someone promote your page on their page about tattoo supplies wouldn’t really be a good idea.
However, if you’re selling tattoo flash designs, a page about tattoo supplies would be perfect. You can either look through the available individuals on Fiverr.com or you can create a gig that you’d like someone to pick up and chances are, someone will. It’s easy, cheap, and effective for boosting your fan following!
Offer a Free Sample/Discount/Giveaway
If you create an incentive for people to like your Facebook page, they’re much more likely to actually do it. For instance, if they find that they can receive a free sample of your products if they like your page and then fill out a form, they will most likely “like” the page. Places like totallyfreecrap.com list tons of products that use this method for Facebook likes. When users share the link to get the free sample or discount, their friends and family will see it also.
We’ve discussed a few great ways to get more Facebook fans in this section and in our next section, we’re going to talk about even more ways. It’s important to always work on building your Facebook fans so you can build a subscriber list and then convert your Facebook fans to customers.