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How to Connect With Your Customers on Social Media

A common question that people have when they are learning about implementing social media into their business is:

How do I find where my customers are?

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This is a great question and there is really only one way to find out. You can spend time asking all of your customers where they spend time, but that can be time consuming. Time is our most valuable asset so we don’t want you wasting your time.

There is a shortcut to finding where your audience is right now and I’m going to share with you the easiest way to find this out.

As a small business owner, you should have a rolodex that has your entire customer database. Find your top 1,000 customers and prospects and take their email addresses from this rolodex. (No, you won’t be spamming them!)

Your next step is to create a brand new gmail account (they’re free) and to load all of these emails into your new gmail account. Your next step is to go to each of the social networks Facebook, Twitter, etc and sign up for them. It’s going to ask you if you’d like to find your friends using your address book, you are going to select gmail and count the number of people in your customer database that are on each service.

If your customers are already on Twitter, you should spend some time connecting with them on twitter. If they are on Facebook, but not on LinkedIn then you should spend more time on Facebook instead of LinkedIn.

The secret is to find where they already are and to make it convenient for them to communicate with you through these networks.

How are you making it easy for your customers to communicate with you?

Chris Hughes

Chris is an Internet Entrepreneur, Juggler, Traveler and loves learning. Chris is out to enjoy life while building profitable businesses that allow people to have more fun in their lives.

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The Social Media Trap: How to Avoid It

In this video, I speak about the Social Media Trap and how it is killing your productivity. I also give you tips on how you can avoid the trap and the simplest technique I’ve found to getting more work done.

Social Media is a huge factor in today’s business world and I’m a huge fan of it. I’m not a huge fan of productivity killers though and I believe that social media can be one of the biggest time-sinks for internet Entrepreneurs.

 


 

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What other tips/tricks do you have to avoid the Social Media Trap?

Chris Hughes

Chris is an Internet Entrepreneur, Juggler, Traveler and loves learning. Chris is out to enjoy life while building profitable businesses that allow people to have more fun in their lives.

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How to Build Your Online Influence as a Small Business Owner

In this video I talk about a simple way to start building your online influence. If you are a small business owner and have no idea how to get started with online marketing to grow your business.

Check out the video below

If you are interested in learning more about this and how you can do this I am here to help!

Hire Brain Smart Success to help you set up this for $500. If you are located in Orlando, Florida Chris will personally come to your place of business and work with you 1-on-1 to set this up. He will bring his camera, tripod, wireless microphone and work with you to create this content.

If you are not located in Orlando, you can hire Chris for a week to come work with you 1-on-1 with your business for $1,500 plus travel expenses.

Send an email to Chris@BrainSmartSuccess.com for more information and to hire us today.

Chris Hughes

Chris is an Internet Entrepreneur, Juggler, Traveler and loves learning. Chris is out to enjoy life while building profitable businesses that allow people to have more fun in their lives.

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How To Get The New Facebook Timeline Profile (VIDEO)

Facebook just released their new Timeline Profile earlier today on their #f8 Conference for Developers live broadcast earlier today.

If you are wondering how you can get in early and have the new timeline instead of having to wait “a few weeks” there are ways to get it early.

TechCrunch found a method for getting the new profile immediately. If you want to learn how to do it, simply watch the video below and follow along.

 

 

[The steps in the video are outlined below].

1. Get the Developer Facebook app. Type “Developer” into the Facebook search bar and click on the first result. Click “Allow.”
2. In the top righthand corner of the Developer app, click on the “+ Create New App” button. Fill out the App display name and description. (Just write a cool word there, like “superduper”).
3. Agree to the Developer privacy agreement. TechCrunch says you need to have a “verified account” for this, which means that you’d need to have a credit card attached to your Facebook profile; I don’t have a verified account but they still let me get it 🙂
4. Find the “Open Graph” on the left sidebar and type in a test verb and noun for your new app. I started a “Read a Book” app, so my test verb will be “Read” and my test noun will be “Book”:
5. Run through a few pages of new app information. No need to enter anything here, just keep on saving changes and continuing.
6. In five to ten minutes, you’ll have an invitation at the top of your Facebook profile to try out the new profile. WARNING: It might be buggy to start off with. Remember it’s still in beta so there will be errors.

What are your thoughts about this change?

Chris Hughes

Chris is an Internet Entrepreneur, Juggler, Traveler and loves learning. Chris is out to enjoy life while building profitable businesses that allow people to have more fun in their lives.

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How to Prevent Yourself from Getting Hacked on Facebook

In this video I show you how to set up your Facebook account so that you are on a secure network. This will prevent your account from being hacked.

 

Chris Hughes

Chris is an Internet Entrepreneur, Juggler, Traveler and loves learning. Chris is out to enjoy life while building profitable businesses that allow people to have more fun in their lives.

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