Millions are using it, everybody is talking about it. Now you can start using Facebook to promote your products. First off, you got to get as many friends as possible. When you use Facebook your friends are not just what you would consider a friend out in “the real world”, by that I mean that they don´t have to be a very close friend. So I suggest that you find people you know, and add them as a friend. The more friends the better. That is, if you want this marketing strategy to work.
I don´t think that this is going to be a problem. Most people you know will probably agree to be your friend. I know many people with several hundred “friends”, and they just keep on adding more and more. I am not sure about the reason for them to be adding more friends, maybe they have a competition going or something.
But as I stated above, there is a pretty good reason for you to have as many friends as possible.
When you post anything as a link or a note, you can share it with all of your friends. They will see it on their frontpage along with the rest of your newsfeeds. So, if you post a link to your business or anything you want to promote, and if you add a picture or a logo to it, “everybody” will see it and many might even click on it.
Below is an image of how your friends´ newsfeed with your pictures and the link to your business might be showing:
Just click on posted items in the left menu, and then click on post a link in the right sidebar. Then after you have posted the link, you will be able to add comments to it.
If you want everybody to see your posted items, you will have to do the following (all according to Facebook):
1. Go to the Privacy page.
2. Follow the link to the “Profile” section.
3. Scroll down to the section with the “Profile Features” heading
4. Use the dropdown to control who can see “Posts to Your Profile.”
Please note that if you select “No One,” you will not be able to see the Posted Items section on your own profile.
If you ask a few friends to share your posted items (the link to your business) on their own profile, their friends (the ones that are not your friends) will also see your advertisement. In theory, you could be showing your advertisement to thousands of people, at least if a few “popular” friends will help you out.
In order for your friends to help you out, they need to click on share next to your posted items (images, video, or your link), and according to Facebook:
If you click on a Share link next to any piece of content, you will have the option to send that content in a message or post that content to your profile.