There's No Secret to Get More Facebook Fans or Twitter Followers!

Today I want to talk more about getting Facebook fans, and really any type of social media followers. After I help a company get started on social media marketing, I usually get an email three or four weeks later that reads something like this:

"I want to get more Facebook fans! What's the secret?"

I have bad news for you. There is no super secret way to getting followers on Facebook, Twitter, or any other social networking website. "If you build it, they will come" does not apply to social networking websites.

I think when people are asking this question, they're really asking, "how do I get a million customers overnight." Sorry Charlie, unless you already run a multi-million dollar company, this probably is not going to happen. In fact, most of the billion dollar companies that are just getting started with social media marketing do not even have millions of followers yet!

So how do you get more Facebook fans, Twitter followers, and other social connections? The most important step is to hustle. If you do not put any time into it, you will not get any results. It's that simple.

Let me provide you with some easy steps that will help you get more Facebook fans, Twitter followers, LinkedIn connections, blog readers, and any other social media friends. You may have already heard these before, but these are my favorite time tested ways to promoting yourself on social media platforms.

Put Your Link Everywhere: The biggest mistake a lot of companies make is the failure to advertise their social networking pages! Most of the major websites offer you widgets you can put on your website to direct people to your social networking pages. Since it still is relatively new, people will probably not be actively searching Facebook and Twitter for your company. If you put it right in front of them they're more likely to follow.

This also goes for anything you do online. If you're leaving a blog comment, sending an email, participating in a forum, or anything else that you leave a personal mark on, include a link back to your website. If appropriate, put a link to your social media websites as well.

Use Your Email: If you've been in business for a while, you probably have a good list of contacts built up. Send out an email to these contacts inviting them to connect with you on these social networking platforms. Let them know you've established yourself online, and are trying to build up a following. People will support you.

No email list yet? Do not worry. As you grow your business, you can use email to personally invite people that you come in contact with. If you connect with 5 people a month that add you on Facebook, in a year you'll have 60 fans just from this method.

Follow Them: On websites that allow YOU to connect with people, seek out and follow people that fit your target market. There is a whole method of doing this correctly, but it's a lot to go into for this article. The largest piece of advice I can give you is to follow them and connect with them by being interested in what THEY are doing with their lives. This will go a long way.

Offer Gifts: Offer your current / potential customers a gift for joining you on social networking websites. A coupon can go a long way, and will also prompt them to purchase from your company right away. They also will now be connected to your company online, and can potentially become returning customers.

Get an Evangelist: This is my favorite method, which is why I saved it for last. Get five to ten people who absolutely love your company, and ask them to promote your company for you. Send an email, call them, or whatever you need to do and ASK them to do a recommendation for your company, and share it with their friends. Think about it this way. The average Facebook use has 130 friends. If you get ten people to write a recommendation about you and share it with their friends, you've just advertised to 1300+ people!

There are a lot more awesome methods that help you get more Facebook fans, Twitter followers, and LinkedIn connections, but these are just a few to get you started.

– Jerry Nihen


The Secret Behind Successful Adult Acne Skin Care

It's not easy to suffer from acne as an adult, for many it can be harder to face your peers and friends with adult acne then it was when you were a teenager in Middle and High school.

How ever all is not lost there are many great acne treatments available. The key is picking the right one that will work for you to clear your skin but not irritate or cause additional troubles.

In this article we're going to look at choosing the right acne treatment for you, and things to watch out for so you do not get scammed while shopping.

Always Look for the Guarantee

Most quality acne treatment products offer some sort of guarantee. The skin care and cosmetic companies that manufacture these products know that they can not work for each one so as a step of good faith they offer a money back guarantee to those that do not see results after trying their product (s).

Because acne products results can be unpredictable I would suggest you do not buy anything that does not offer you a minimum of a 30 day guarantee.

You can usually look at the side of the box, or browse the companies website to see what they offer for a guarantee.

Avoid harsh chemicals

Not all acne products use harsh chemicals but some do, and they can irritate your skin worse then acne itself.

One of the culprits can be benzoyl peroxide. While in low doses it will do great things for your skin some products use a concentration that may be to high for you.

If you do choose to use a product that includes benzoyl peroxide be sure to use it sparingly at first until you determine the right amount for your skin.

To avoid this all together look for products that instead use Salicylic acid or Hydrogen peroxide such as Murad's Acne Complex.

Stick to a Plan

It can be tough, but once you decide on an adult acne treatment to use try to stick it for 4-6 weeks at least. It can take this long to see results with most products, and if you give up before this time frame then you'll waste both precious time and money.

Try not to jump from product to product this does not help your acne or your wallet.