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Social Media Reselling - Advice on best ways to promote outside of IM circles??

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Steve-O, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Steve-O

    Steve-O Registered Member

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    I have recently started a re-seller site for social media traffic (FB fans, Youtube views and Twitter followers) and I'm wondering what the best methods would be to promote to people who are NOT in the IM arena. Internet marketers who hang out in forums like this, are always expecting the absolute LOWEST possible price on traffic. Most others who aren't an IMer (bands, performers, solo musicians, developers, artists, Etsy store owners, Authors, etc...) are willing to pay top dollar for real social media traffic, and many of them don't even know that they can BUY quality Likes, followers and video views.

    THIS is the audience that I'm targeting.

    I'd appreciate any advice to help me find good places to get my link/promotion in front of these kind of people. Been using Yahoo Answers and Youtube comments so far. Also have a Squidoo lens and an Android App that are promoting my services while delivering value.

    Thanks!
     
  2. banddude

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    seems like you know more than I do, but I just email people. It's a little time consuming, but if you target the right people, you can spin a decent profit.
     
  3. Steve-O

    Steve-O Registered Member

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    Do you mean bulk emailing? I'm not set up currently for that, but I'm sure it has potential!
     
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    Good question. I'd like to hear some ideas as well. May be you could go to niche forums e.g. for solo musicians and see if you can advertise your Youtube views service there to increase their popularity. And in author forums offer to make fan pages with X fans for their books. Etc. This is just an idea. Would be interested to hear anyone else's thoughts.
     
  5. ExpressFans

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    Oh boy can I discuss this topic... I'll try to make write my opinion/tips as short as possible because I'd probably write a whole "Social Marketing Re-Selling For Dummies" if I don't.
    One thing you need to know is that the competition in this market has gotten crazy so if you want to resell you better make sure you have a reliable supplier and that you can deliver the same or better than your competition.
    When it comes to getting clients then you have to make your decision now!
    If you're looking for many orders from IM people who buy them for themselves, their clients or even reselling from you then you have to create your system to adapt to this targeted group.
    (Cheap prices, friendly communication, forum advertising, freelancer.com etc.)
    You can't try to catch both "fish" since they need different approaches.
    Now I know you said you wanted the VIP clients but the positive points of these people is that the market is very friendly, you "will" get some orders since there are many looking for a solid provider and as long as your reseller is capable you won't have any trouble.

    Now getting to the part you wanted to know about! If you want the "(bands, performers, solo musicians, developers, artists, Etsy store owners, Authors, etc...)" you need a whole new approach!
    1- You need to point out how expensive Facebook ads are in comparison to your service.
    2- You need to guarantee them full confidentiality that no one will find out that they've bought fans.
    3- You need to give them a top notch quality service otherwise they'll run for the hills.
    4- NDA, Contacts, agreements etc. start popping up now! Having registered business, offices is a must! Also a good lawyer friend because you never know when the lawsuits hit you in the face.
    5- A professionally built website is also a must.

    Now these points seem very harsh but seeing as you'll be able to sell the services for 3x-5x the price you would sell to the first category it all pays out in the end.


    Finding clients:

    I can't get too deep into this since I apply these methods myself but:
    1- Recording studios (tell them they'll get a % of the sales and they have a very large database of potential clients, do a few free blasts for them to get them "hooked")
    2- Agents (There are many people trying to make it big in the Movie & Music industry and the number of fans on facebook and followers on twitter will matter a lot to them so any way to boost it great news!)
    3- Finding direct contact of the potential clients and giving them a call (this is where having a registered business/professional website is crucial and so is having good communication skills)
    4- NEVER SPAM!!!! The Internet is a "small place" and NO ONE likes spam!

    This are some points which come to mind at the moment, fell free to ask anything you like.
     
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  6. NKRYPTYK

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    I know you don't here this a lot . But PPC !
     
  7. ExpressFans

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    You don't hear that at all in fact! The reason for this being that Google Ads do not publish adds for selling Facebook Likes/Fans.
    They stopped allowing it around mid February 2011!

    Get your facts straight!