Do you pay $1 to send a message to a stranger on Facebook?

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I think it's still not a bad idea to pay $1 to make a valuable connection on Facebook. With so insightful data available for research there you can find your ideal customer, get in touch, build relations and then sell your products or services. If you don't pay $1 for a message, it's gonna be thrown in their trash can as Facebook filters your inbox and allows only messaging from those who you know to protect you from spam. What do you think of this strategy? Have you ever tried it?
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  • Profile picture of the author chaotic squid
    I've never tried it, but I think you'll run into a lot of problems with that strategy. The biggest problem is that you'll probably get reported from spamming people's inbox's quickly (because that's what you're doing) and it might get your account banned.

    Facebook is personal. People communicate with friends, family, and brands that they're familiar with. People are more open about getting regular emails from new contacts, but not on Facebook. I personally would report any strange message like that because I reserve Facebook messages only for communication between my friends and I. Just my 2 cents.
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  • Why do you want to talk to a stranger?

    What is going on if it happens to you? A stranger talks to you.

    Do you check your friends when receiving a friend request?

    I suggest Facebook group.

    Post there to make connection.

    There are many things with it (find a name, get people from famous page).

    I don't want to overwhelmed you.

    If you have question related to this, feel free to PM me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ghoster
    Facebook no longer allows you to target ads to a one person, if that's what you mean. It was a viable strategy at one time, but it freaked people out and Facebook shut it down.

    Facebook's advertising platform is actually very robust. You can find quite a few targeted people for that $1. Bring them to your Group and build the relationship from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author biggenius
    Facebook is bit too personal. You message strangers and your interfering with others life.
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  • Profile picture of the author knishida
    I report all the messages I get from strangers who don't tell me how they found me and/or why they personally want to connect with me as spam.

    Unless you really take the time to check out each personal and then write a personal message about how you like something specific about their website, business, etc, I doubt you can make "valuable connections" that way.

    A better strategy is to participate in groups related to subjects you are interested in that are related to your business. Add value with your postings and make valuable connections there. Then you can send friend requests to people you have interacted with in groups and it will be an easy "yes."

    My $.02.

    Kim
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  • Profile picture of the author Cloudcandy Sales
    It is not I good idea to talk with a stranger It would be a problem to you...
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  • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
    Never done it before.

    Usually I will have connected with someone before hand so it's unnecessary

    Simply send them a request, confirmation, then message sent.
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  • Profile picture of the author partyfavor
    I agree with Ghoster you can have way more effectiveness from laser targeted ads with the same dollars, than spend $1 at a time to still get ignored by the person =)

    1. find out who your buyer is (who you are trying to target)
    2. create a custom audience with those details so that only your potential buyer will see your newsfeed ad
    3. create a nice ad and show it to that audience. (spend $1-5 a day to start and see what you get.)
    4. tweak
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  • Profile picture of the author Copper11
    It is definitely a bad strategy. I advice to focus on the well-targeted ads instead.
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  • Profile picture of the author AndreaBlom
    Why spend $1 and connect with one person (who may not have any interest in what your saying and will feel threatened by the awkward approach) when you can spend mere cents per person and run an ad. Ads allow people to engage willfully with you. Since they are engaging (by liking your page or whatnot), they are actually interested in what you have to say. Cuts down on cost AND turn down rates.
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  • Profile picture of the author cheapprice175
    I think that would be a form harassment and an invasion of privacy, especially for those who don’t wish to be contacted by strangers.
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  • Profile picture of the author GoranaSmith
    By doing so, you are monetizing spamming on FB.. Sometimes, the best way is to go the hard way and do the job like it needs to be done... Avoid any shortcuts here.. Build relationships the hard way it will last long that way
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