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creating and managing facebook pages for local businesses

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by King89, Jun 4, 2014.

  1. King89

    King89 Newbie

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    hey bhw,

    have you ever made experiences with contacting local businesses and asking about creating (and if requested managing) a facebook page for their local business?
    I just had this idea and I am curious if this maybe has a chance to make some money online.

    Maybe we could brainstorm a little here and exchange some experiences about this topic.
     
  2. King89

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    1,6k clicks and no action?
    Hmm...
     
  3. donpuia

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    Let me break the ice. This actually sound interesting, I might be interested in some brainstorming on this topic.

    Fist of all what do you think about the price you should ask for creating and about the monthly fee for maintenance ?

    Do you have any graphic skills or you plan to outsource that ?

    Have you tried pitching the idea to any local business ? Any feedback ?

    As part of my daily job I interact with quite a few business owners and I will try to pitch the idea to see what they think about it, and report back tomorrow with some data. However if you could suggest some prices would be nice.
     
  4. King89

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    Thanks for breaking the ice, buddy ;)

    Did you get any feedback yet?
    I thought about 30-50 Euro per month on a 1-year contract (not sure to include or add the taxes).
    What do you think about that?

    How to get customers on board? That might be tricky. I am also not sure about the niche.
    I got not that much graphic skills, but i think it's enough for this enterprise.

    If you get one customer each week, which is possible and really realistic in my opinion, you could make a good living without much effort.
    You possibly could manage 100 sites at the same time (which means 2 new customers a week), but this is the maximum without outsourcing anything.
     
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    Hello.
    I thought about that for at least a couple of months, it seems good on "paper", but action is needed.
    Someone surely does that right now.
     
  6. donpuia

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    King89 you might have something here. I indeed got some feedback, of course most of it was related to "What ? I don't even know what that is ...", but at least 10 percent were interested. I was pitching it at a price around 50 EUR / month in my local currency, with a 6 month contract payed monthly.

    Now the issue here, at least in my country / region is that there is a lot of explaining to business owners why is that good for them. However i think that the basic idea is very good and i will go along and digg some more into it. I still believe that for every country and also for every industry needs a different approach and a different twist.

    I will setup a small HTML landing page with maybe a contact form but i am thinking just about a small landing page to put on the business cards that i will hand over to business owners.

    Next week i will try to approach a specific group of businesses which from i got the best feedback so far and try to go for the kill (first sale) this time, so wish me luck.

    Here is the greatest tip i can give you so far, a single sentence that turn at least 5 business owner form "NO !" to "Let me check this out ..."

    Code:
    Your competition down the street already have a page with xxx followers already and getting more customers each day, here is the link check it out.
    So much so far ... more update next week.
     
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  7. King89

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    Thanks a lot for the feedback.
    I am from Germany and my first impression after sending out 70 letters and around 500 Emails:
    This won't work here.
    It's 2 weeks ago and I just got 1 email reply who is asking if I am serious about spamming him and he will report me to the public authorities xD

    I think the market in the US fits most for this kind of business.
    At least in Germany there is a market close to ZERO.

    Maybe I am trying to start a new shot soon for the US market.
    But I doubt if there will be interested businesses if you are not from the same country...
     
  8. whitefang

    whitefang Registered Member

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    I live in Bosnia, ever heard, and I have been wondering if I could do that for a big company.
    I don't want to brag, but some "big company owners and small ones" are friends of the family. I've checked online and only a hand full of those companies have FB, Twitter etc pages. How should I deal with that.
    I'm pretty close (well, the clossest) to someone that works in an insurance company and has a big "rank" and the company is stretched across the country. How should I deal with that.
    Should I create a page for the whole country and put info to all their offices in every place they have one, or should I create a page for each region or city? And because they are big companies they'll pay big money. In my country there isn't much Social Media Marketing, and I think the companies are missing out on a lot of potentional buyers. I would mostly use FB, because all the people I know have an FB account, no Twitter, no G+, a little of Pinterest.
    Can you give any suggestions?
    And sorry for if this isn't helping you King89, but I need help.
     
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    I would create a larger page and then reach out to users near each of the offices. You can certainly make your social presence relevant for users in multiple locations and a large following is going to build solid brand recognition which is a big goal, for that reason you want the Country option that you mentioned.

    Once you get your first "yes" the rest will be easy because you can (as the above poster mentioned) tell other businesses that "your competition is doing this, don't get left behind".
     
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    Can you give me any tips. Should I put info to all their offices or just a phone number. And what type of page should it be: Local Business brand (I'm talking about an insurance company)