The Secrets of Marketing Via Social Networking Sites

The Secrets of Marketing Via Social Networking Sites

How to promote your affiliate product on Social Media sites

No matter what you sell on the Internet today – whether it is an affiliate product or not – you have to promote it. The better you are to promote your affiliate product to the right audience, the more successful you are likely to be. And that’s why it is in your best interests to start promote your affiliate offer with social media.

There are thousands of customers to be found on social media sites. You just need to know how to do it. And there is no doubt that the people who are doing it already are reaping the rewards. There are such a high proportion of internet users who are members of at least on social networking site that you are ignoring a huge number of potential customers if you don’t at least try it. Facebook alone has over a hundred million users as of the middle of 2008, so you can see just how big an opportunity this is.

But I can guarantee that once you have tried marketing to your audience in this way, you won’t to stop……

Okay, to start you first have to do your homework…. This is vital if you are going to get some good results. Some social networking sites are quite lenient when it comes to members using them for business purpose. Others are completely against it. You need to know exactly where you stand with each one before you get started, because if you take a laid back approach with a site that doesn’t like it, you won’t get anywhere. Read the “terms and conditions” of each site that you are interested in, to see how promotional you are allowed to be. You should also take a look round and see what other people have done. But be careful with this approach because you may well come across people who have broken the rules and haven’t been discovered yet.

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There are a lot of social networking sites online today, and it can be tempting to join them all. But this can actually harm your chances of marketing successfully through them. It works far better to join just two or three social networking sites rather than as many as you can. Just think about the amount of free time you have available each week. If you focus your efforts on a few sites rather than a lot, you’ll get far better results. Make sure you choose the best networks with the most people – and stick with them. Why? Simply because the people who start to follow you on the sites you do use will expect you to be reasonably active on there.

When you think about the sites that you should be joining, think about the type and age group of people who are using each site. You may need to do a bit of research here but it wiil be worth it. One site may have a huge audience comprised of college graduates, while another may feature a lot more young professionals.

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2 Popular Social Networking Sites You Should Definitely Think About Joining

These two sites are my favorites. They are well worth considering for fifferent reasons, which I shall reveal as we take a quick look at each one. So let’s take the guided tour…..

Facebook – The biggest social networking site out there today. And it doesn’t mind you promoting your business either – the right way, which is why it gets on my list. You can actually joining by proclaiming that you are a business and opening a business account, but you should be aware that you can’t then have a personal accout as well. The rules regarding this are quite complex, so it’s worth checking out the help section before joining.

Twitter – If you want a big results for less work, then Twitter is the site for you. Why write a long message to people who are interested in what you have to say when 140 characters will do? That’s all you get to communicate with on Twitter, but it makes it easy to keep busy on the site. A minute or two here and there an you will soon have plenty of followers hanging onto your every word. You have simply to experimenting with these 140 character limit to find out what tweets that is working.

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