I hope your answer is quality. What’s the point of 5000 “friends” if they don’t know who you are; aren’t interested in your message; and are not interacting with you?
I wanted to share a simple, easy, POWERFUL tip on making quality friends on Facebook.
First, we all know that hitting our target market is a great way to generate friends, followers, interest and potential team partners more quickly, right?
And, a great way to take that a step further is to really focus on ENGAGING people from the beginning. Get to know people; seek to develop a relationship of some sort.
How many times do you get a random friend request and you wonder WHY they requested you; how they found you; and what you have in common? If you are wanting to build a powerful following, I recommend not just accepting everyone who requests to be friends, based on quantity.
Again, 5000 friends who don’t really know you or care about your message is not nearly as powerful as 500 who you have a real connection with.
So, USE the message feature when you make a friend request. Take the few extra seconds to request as a friend and then hit the Send a Message tab and say –
Hey, Joe. I saw you on XYZ discussion board and see we have some common interests. I liked what you had to say and would love to connect as friend here on Facebook.
Or, Hey Joe, I see we are both in Southern California and we have some common interests. Do you ever attend any offline meetups or anything? I would love to connect here on Facebook.
Now, doesn’t that seem more engaging to YOU? Don’t you feel like this person has a genuine interest in you and not just adding a notch to the friend belt?
Then, when Joe accepts your request, take it a step further with another message or wall post (not a biz op!!!!)
Now you have gone out of your way to be more than a “Drive by friend” and Joe might remember you when he sees your posts out on the news feed.
Try it and I would love to hear how it is working for you!
REALLY – strive to develop QUALITY and not just quantity. This is attraction marketing. Make it attractive!
I would love to hear your feedback and comments. Let’s exchange ideas
below. Just leave your thoughts/questions.
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