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Quick $100 for Creating Company Facebook and LinkedIn Pages

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Posted 16th August 2009 at 05:54 PM by David

Recent posts to the Warrior Forum have been on the topic of newbie internet marketers needing a quick $1000 or $2000 income 'shot in the arm'.

Most of them have some basic IM skills but lack what it takes to 'get them a jump start'. Most of this is psychological, they seem to feel insecure doing something that they've never done before.

Many newbie marketers read the copy of those who are successful, they *think* they can do it, but have an irrational internal fear that no one will buy from them because they feel they don't have a proven track record to accompany their offerings.

I propose this tactic as a sideline entrepreneurial tactic to get some incoming cash while you build your confidence.

What I'm suggesting can be done by most anyone who knows their way around a facebook page and knows how to set up a twitter account.

Look right across the street from what ever shopping center is closest to you: those businesses need a company facebook page and a twitter account (and a LinkedIn account)

Some businesses need one more than others due to each businesses demographics.

I know a bowling ally just North of where I live in Frederick, Maryland that has a MySpace page. If a store's clientel is "facebook material", that store needs a facebook page.

The only challenge is finding a small business owner that is receptive, you're going to find two sets of owners:
  1. business owners who don't have time to even look online
  2. owners who know they ought to do something but don't have the time to learn

The first group just skip them, they aren't likely to be receptive, the second is your target market.

They see the news stories about Twitter and the Iran election, they see CNN frequently talk about Facebook, MySpace, twitter.

You'd have to be an ostrich with your head in the sand to have not heard about social media.
The business owners KNOW they SHOULD but are afraid of damaging their reputation by making a fool of themselves and their businesses because they don't know what they're doing.

Well, you do.

It's a piece of cake for you, once you've set up your second or third paying client you've got the whole thing down to just over an hour.

2 hours tops if you are smart enough to set up each company with a flickr account.

How much can you charge?
That depends on the size of your huevos (or ovaries as the case may be)

Just do a few on the cheap, maybe even for free so you have a portfolio to show prospects.

You are likely to have to educate most of the businesses as to why they would want or need a company facebook page.

You're not going to win them all. A coffee shop that has wi-fi is a shoein, a scrap metal dealer is going to be a hard sell.

Just show the coffee shop how many facebook fans Starbucks has:
Starbucks Coffee Company
Type: Retail
Fans: 3,783,557 fans
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Now to educate your new found client base:

What are the benefits for a small business to be on facebook?
  1. Exposure to the tens of thousands of local customers already on facebook
  2. SEO benefit: a high profile URL that shows up in Google

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For the SEO part your *creation* need not be fancy, it just needs to show up in Google.

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As a portfolio all you have to do is make one to have something to show, as a kind of a sales prop. Here is mine:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Freder...ns/82898172155

And here is one I made for a client of mine:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gilber...es/94304052952

That was a quick $100 an hour, and there's no reason you can't do it too.

More coming as I get time to post here
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