Facebook messaging and how to handle spammy messages

Facebook messaging

Most of us that has a Facebook account I believe have received some unwanted spammy message at some point in time. Yes you can generate leads for free and make sales as well. but being spammy and coming across as a desperate spammer is not a very good or effective way to go about it. Because people will in most cases just get angry at you. Unfortunately many people are sending spammy messages in hope of making a fast sale, but this approach just doesn’t work. They are probably spamming people because they do not know how to sponsor or do proper prospecting. I also did this Facebook live today involving this topic about Facebook messaging and some tips regarding this how to prospect more effectively on Facebook…

Facebook messaging
Facebook messaging

The first reaction

After seeing a spammy message in your inbox the first reaction from you might be irritation as well as anger and that you want to block that person that have sent that spam message. But I would not block them at once, but that is if course totally up to you. But I would give them another chance to see if they could change their approach to Facebook messaging. You could tell them that there is a better way to do their prospecting. And if you have those skills on effective prospecting you can share some free tips with them on a better and more ethical strategy to do their Facebook messaging.

Facebook messaging
Facebook messaging

If they do not listen

If they do not listen to your advice or if they keep on pitching or even acting rude, then you might as well block them. But see if they are willing to find out a better way of prospecting and if they are willing to learn from you. Because if you have a training that covers how to connect with people and how to build trust with them so that they then can generate leads and sales for their business, then you can offer to give it away for free to them. But do not just share the link to the training, get them into your sales funnel first. This way you will be building your buyers list, and at the same time giving away a free valuable training to help someone getting more results in their business. And then you can promote multiple offers to them while they are subscribed to your list. Because you should always be building your list, it is a great asset to have.

There are Two wins

So there are two wins with using this strategy. Not all people will react in a positive way when you advice them on what works, some may even be angry and/ or rude. But some people might, you never know. Some people are coach able and some people are not, it is just the way it is. Thank you for reading this blog post. Feel free to leave your comments and feedback below.

Cheers, Tommy Olsson.

Facebook live- how to master Facebook live

Facebook live

is a great resource, a free resource to use in your marketing efforts. So are you using Facebook live to generate free leads and sign ups for your business? If you are not using Facebook Live yet in your marketing then I strongly advice you to considering starting with it. Because the difference between those marketers that uses Facebook live and does marketers who does not, is that the ones that uses these lives generates more leads and sales into their businesses. But you need to be consistent with it.

Mindset and comfort zones

If you do not feel comfortable showing yourself on video then do your best to come over that fear. Because the more you will do something you are nervous about doing, the more uncomfortable you will become. And you can’t let fear stop you from having success. Even the very successful marketers that are recording videos and streaming Facebook lives have been nervous when they first got started doing their lives and videos. So it is the same thing for everyone. The main thing is that you really get started and keep doing your Facebook lives.

Facebook live
facebook live

Starting off

You simply nust add a good attention grabbing head line to your lives. Otherwise not many people will pay attention to it and watch it.You have to have positive energy and be excited about what you are going to share in your facebook live streaming. Otherwise you will not have much success with your live streaming. Nobody is interested in watching a live where you look sad or not in the mood for instance.So look happy and bring on the excitement in your facebook lives. Do not be discouraged if you do not get that many views and comments and likes at the start. No one does, so be consistent and give it time . Over time I am sure you will get more views and engagement on your Facebook lives.

Facebook live
facebook live

Nothing to share?

If you think that you have nothing of value to share with people then you are wrong. I believe that you know a lot of things about marketing for instance that other people do not. You can talk about your story with your successes and struggles and so on. You can talk about mindset or about something totally outside marketing. This so that you can more eye balls and exposure to your Facebook profile as well as your content. And you want a lot of so called eye balls on your content.

Facebook live
Facebook live

The best time

So what time is the best time to do your Facebook lives? Well you can test that out for yourself. Test it by doing lives at different times during the day. Then you can see what time you get the most views and comments and so on. So plan your Facebook lives according to those results, do not just send broadcasts randomly.

So yes Fb live streaming is really something you should use in your marketing, especially if you have a limited budget, because this is a free resource.

Sincerely, Tommy Olsson.

Social media prospecting- How to turn cold prospects into paying costumers

Social media prospecting

Social media platforms is a great place to connect with a lot of people on and these platforms are great when it comes to generate leads and sales as well. And using thses platforms with the strategies I will explain to you now, will not cost you anything because they are totally free ways of building your list and business.

Social media prospecting

Connecting with people

You should build your group of connections daily but never add more then 20 people per day. And also do not message them instantly when they have approved your friend request

Yes I know that other marketer instantly start to message people after they are connected with the new friend, but I would recommend that you avoid doing that. Give the mew connection time to check your profile out as well as your content so they can figure out who you are and what you so to say are about… About your profile, make sure that it is professional looking with a nice cover image showing what you are involved working with and what you have to offer. Also, enter a good description about your self on your profile and a link to a capture page. Then after you have waited a while to message your new contact / friend a while you can send them a welcome message but first make sure that you check out their profile to see if you have something in common. If you have, then make sure to mention that in your first conversation.

Social media prospecting
Social media prospecting

The follow up

There is a process to follow before you can present your offer to your prospects. First you must get to know them and build trust with them. Do not be in a hurry making the sale. that will just make people turn away from you. Learn more about them and yes focus more on them then the offer you have for them .

Social media prospecting
Social media prospecting

The pain

Find out if they are struggling with something, it could be lack of money or something else. This are their so called pain. Somewhere down the line after you have discovered their pain, you can offer a solution to that pain. That solution is something you will make money from if they take action on your offer. it can be a good idea to offer a free give away before you present your paid offer. It can be a free download and it can be a paid offer on the page where they access your free download. If you offer a free training of some kind then you can share additional training that they need to paya sum of money from on that same landing page. This so that you can increase your chances of getting a sign up to your business of course.

The power of stories

Make sure to take advantage of the story features on both Linkedin and Facebook to get your message out. The stories will generate more views and eyeballs on your content and profile and can lead to you generate more leads and sign ups into your business.

Summary

Social media is a gold mine when it comes to free strategies of generate leads through prospecting. This is most beneficial especially if you have a limited budget. Even if you do not have a limited budget you should use these free strategies a part from your paid ads to make additional income.

All the best, Tommy Olsson.

Facebook live tips for beginners

Facebook live tips for beginners

Using Facebook live is a powerful way to let people get to know you better and also to help you generate leads to your business. And it can also of course that you will make more sales.

So now let us get into my Facebook tips for beginners.

Now I want to give you some advice if you are new to marketing or doing Facebook lives. It can be quite common that people are a bit nervous when first starting out making videos or Facebook lives. people may be afraid of being rejected or being made fun of. But you need to see pass that and work on your mindset and see things in another perspective. When it comes down to it you must try to ignore any possible silly remarks, because those negative people do not pay your bills, and you are here to make a living as a marketer. Not all people out there are negative and bad, there are a lot of great people that are willing to listen and learn. Willing to listen to you… And never let any negative people stop you from reaching your goals and what you want to achieve.

Facebook live tips for beginners
facebook live tips for beginners

Starting off

The first thing I want to tell you about doing Facebook live is that you need to have your cellphone vertical and make sure you holding your phone in the right position before starting your live stream. Do your best to be steady on your hand and it is even better if you invest in a phone holder so that you do not have to hold it in your hand, then you can talk freely having it stand for instant on a table. These holders are pretty inexpensive.

The subject line

Never do a Facebook live without a head line. Because when people see your live they will not hear you until they activate the sound for your live, so therefor they do not know what you are talking about if you do not have a subject line. Write your subject line in a way that will awaken peoples curiousity. It can involve solving a so called pain they have. Such as lack of money or if they want to be able to have more freedom in their lives.

Facebook live tips for beginners
Facebook live tips for beginners

What’s in the background?

Make sure that there are not some clothes lying around in your background or that it in some other ways looks untidy and so on. Because you need to have a professional appearance in your Facebook lives. And do not sit in a sofa recording your live especially if its a bit bad lighting or such. It does not look professional to be recording form a sofa. Sit at a table or in front of your computer.

Facebook live tips for beginners
Facebook live tips for beginners

Give it time

Do not get discouraged if you do not get that many views on your lives. Nobody gets that many views when first starting off. But do not give up, be peristent and over time you will see an increase ion views to your Facebook lives. You could build upa big following this way, which mean more money in the bank for you.

Good luck.

Sincerely, Tommy Olsson