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Facebook Tips and Tricks

If you are trying to grow your business, Facebook is a great way to do so quickly. Here are ten Facebook tips and tricks to help you get started.

Facebook Tip #1: Fill out all of your personal information, such as your profile picture and your favorite books and movies. It’s important to update your Facebook profile so that people can find you if they are searching for someone with a similar interest as you. People can also get to know you as a person. When you write your biography, make sure you use your personal “story”. Include things that your customer would care about. Don’t go into too much detail unless it is important to the story. You aren’t writing your story just to share your own life dramas. Write it for the purpose of attracting customers. Get specific, because “like attracts like”.

Facebook Tip #2: Add a few friends every day. Be consistent with this. Try to add around 10 per day, and you will gradually grow your customer base. Make sure you are inviting people who would be interested in the product or service you are selling.

Facebook Tip #3: Be sociable. Show people that you are interested in them and they will become interested in you. If you simply send a friend request to someone who doesn’t know you, without somehow showing them that you are interested in them, they may not want to add you as a friend.

Facebook Tip #4: Say something about a potential customer on their wall. Don’t mention your business, but instead show your interest in them and what they are doing. They will be more likely to pay attention to you that way.

Facebook Tip #5: Send a message with your friend requests. Look into the info page of your potential customers and find something that you share in common with them. Then, when you friend request them, you can mention that or ask a question about it. They will be more likely to add you as a friend if they see you are interested in them or share something in common with them.

Facebook Tip #6: Find people in your business niche. An easy way to do this is to enter your business or your product or service into the search bar in Facebook. Then you can click the “People” tab at the left to find your potential customers.

Facebook Tip #7: Find groups and pages in your business niche. Do the same thing as in tip #6, but this time click on “Groups” or “Pages”. Once you find a group or page that fits your business, then go into that page and look at the people who “like” that page or are a part of that group. You can then friend request them using the same techniques as mentioned in tip #5.

Facebook Tip #8: Be a “go to” person. You want to become the only logical choice for people to come to for your product or service. So talk to people about your business in an information giving type of way, rather than in a selling type of way. For example, you could give people tips on how to use your product. Then, when they are ready to buy that product, they will naturally want to come to you to purchase it.

Facebook Tip #9: Find something in common with people and talk to them about it, either on their wall or in a personal message or in “chat.” People love to talk about themselves. Building a trusting relationship with your potential customers is key to attracting them to want to purchase from you.

Facebook Tip #10: Don’t “promote” your business. Let people ask you about it instead of pushing them away with constant “advertisements.” Don’t use your wall as a bulletin board to say “Buy this product!” or “Purchase this service!” Instead, write things on your wall that would be helpful to your customers.

Start using these tips today and your business will grow exponentially. By building relationships with people, you can touch more lives, because when people see your leadership and the value you bring to their lives, they will naturally want to share you with their friends, too.

Ways to Save Money With Children – 11 Money Saving Tips

Families, in particular our children, are a major source of spending. Firstly don’t worry, this is natural and normal! If you don’t want this then the only alternative is the work house – quite popular a few centuries ago (we are joking of course). To help you out, we have provided a list of ways to save money on children. Enjoy!

Tip 1:Know that kids cost money!: .While this is mostly tongue in cheek, if you like your money be prepared when you have kids that your wallet will take a major hit, especially if both of you are currently working. Carefully consider how you are going to cope on one income, with more dependents. You need a budget in place well before the kids come along, and for well into the future as they just keep costing. But don’t get me wrong, we love the little darlings.

Tip 2: Don’t buy your children’s clothes in season: Buy clothes when there are on sale, e.g. after Christmas or summer sales etc. If you see a sale item on special you don’t have to pay for it out right, you can put it on lay-by. Just make sure you budget for this in the weeks to come.

Tip 3: Wash the car with the kids: Kids love water, sponges and bubbles. Why not put this to good use and let them have fun washing your car! OK you’ll have to do it properly after they do it, but it doesn’t matter, they helped in their own way.

Tip 4: Make your own food for kids parties. Buying McDonalds or Pizza for 20 kids is expensive! Why not make your own mini pizzas (pita bread is perfect) or chicken drumsticks. The kids will love the food and you will save a lot of money (roughly around $2 per child).

Tip 5: Buy children’s clothes on eBay or at opportunity shops: eBay is an inexpensive way to buy children’s clothes. Kids grow out of clothes so quickly it is really not worth buying all of their clothes brand new.

Tip 6: Consider hand me downs: With kids growing so quickly hand me downs make a lot of sense. Discuss with your friends or family if anyone has any hand me down clothes that are your kid’s size. Return the favour with clothes that no longer fit your children. Sacks should be used as last resort.

Tip 7: Rotate the toys: Kids generally have more toys than they need. Put some of the toys away in the cupboard, and then every two to three weeks rotate them. Your children will enjoy playing with them more, and you will enjoy less clutter in the house. Most kids only play with the boxes anyway. Go down to the local supermarket and grab a few, and your kids will think you’re Father Christmas!

Tip 8: Buy toys from garage sales: If you are looking for toys for pennies in the dollar, then shop at garage sales. Just make sure that the toys are safe for your children to use. Don’t buy that slug gun for little Johnnie, no matter how much he cries!

Tip 9: Immunisations: The majority of local governments in the Western world offer children’s immunisations for free. Consider using these rather than paying for a Doctor for your immunisations.

Tip 10: Make your own arts and crafts at home: With recycled materials you can easily make your own arts and crafts at home. It is educational for the kids and also very cheap. Search the Internet for art and craft ideas.

Tip 11: Save money for the school holidays: Every week put aside 10 dollars or so, and save it up for the holidays. It won’t be a great deal of money (eg $120), but it will be enough to do a few fun activities with the kids. Important thing is that you get into the discipline of budgeting.

So there you have it! 11 tips to help you save money with your children. As a last note, it is OK to splash out occasionally. Children aren’t young forever, so within reason you might as well enjoy it as much as you can…that doesn’t mean buying a new Ferrari for them though!