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Old 12-26-2015, 09:07 PM   #1
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I am in deep need of help when it comes to Facebook? I always shrug it off and from comments and post i read here that is a mistake. How do you guya expose your page and more importantly how do you convert those into leads. I operate an independent paint store and also work for my parents under their painting and remodeling company.
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I only go to Facebook for the memes now.
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I've always wondered how Facebook translates into contacts and referrals.
Doesn't the Facebook experience rely on returning again and again to cement into someone's mind that they need to refer a particular tradesman?
What kind of content would encourage somebody to get excited about telling a friend or family member to a Facebook account? Amazing on-the-job pictures? A blog?

How do you stay encouraged? How do you know it's making an impact?

People who have a website just because they have to, want to know.
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Not that I would put in the effort but I was wondering all that also
( what underdog said)
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I am in deep need of help when it comes to Facebook? I always shrug it off and from comments and post i read here that is a mistake. How do you guya expose your page and more importantly how do you convert those into leads. I operate an independent paint store and also work for my parents under their painting and remodeling company.
As a brick and mortar, you have a good opportunity to get your services and products in front of a lot of people by using a FB page for your store. There are community pages in every area where people are looking for or offering services. The key is engaging people, not just blasting your message.You can also like and share the pages of the painters in your area, sharing their projects, although that may be tough to promote the competitors of the painting compaany!


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I've always wondered how Facebook translates into contacts and referrals.
Doesn't the Facebook experience rely on returning again and again to cement into someone's mind that they need to refer a particular tradesman?
What kind of content would encourage somebody to get excited about telling a friend or family member to a Facebook account? Amazing on-the-job pictures? A blog?

How do you stay encouraged? How do you know it's making an impact?

People who have a website just because they have to, want to know.
Facebook gives good insights as to traffic and reach. I admin a group of local residents that has over 6,000 members. When someone in the group asks for a tradesperson, restaurant or service, there are a lot of responses recommending locals, often sharing their FB pages. There are several guys here that do a great job with contests, sharing seasonal or funny topics, etc. Some also boost posts by paying.
@Eltaco Do a search for Facebook here and read through them, lot of good info.
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Facebook gives good insights as to traffic and reach. I admin a group of local residents that has over 6,000 members. When someone in the group asks for a tradesperson, restaurant or service, there are a lot of responses recommending locals, often sharing their FB pages. There are several guys here that do a great job with contests, sharing seasonal or funny topics, etc. Some also boost posts by paying.
@Eltaco Do a search for Facebook here and read through them, lot of good info.
Ah ha... that gives me much more of an insight. Plus I visited your blog and that helped. (very nice by the way)

So it becomes a bit of a lifestyle choice, like drinking too much or watching a whole lot of television?
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Ah ha... that gives me much more of an insight. Plus I visited your blog and that helped. (very nice by the way)
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So it becomes a bit of a lifestyle choice, like drinking too much or watching a whole lot of television?
Now that sounds like you were on my personal Facebook!

But yes, it is a "culture", you interact with a lot of people.

Now back to my bottle and binging on Shameless!
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As a brick and mortar, you have a good opportunity to get your services and products in front of a lot of people by using a FB page for your store. There are community pages in every area where people are looking for or offering services. The key is engaging people, not just blasting your message.You can also like and share the pages of the painters in your area, sharing their projects, although that may be tough to promote the competitors of the painting compaany!




Facebook gives good insights as to traffic and reach. I admin a group of local residents that has over 6,000 members. When someone in the group asks for a tradesperson, restaurant or service, there are a lot of responses recommending locals, often sharing their FB pages. There are several guys here that do a great job with contests, sharing seasonal or funny topics, etc. Some also boost posts by paying.
@Eltaco Do a search for Facebook here and read through them, lot of good info.
Yeah it is tough bc painters dont want to help the opposition but are willing to help the corporate giants
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