This week has been very exciting to me because I finally decided to join the weekly coaching calls that are offered at InternetProfits 🙂
Maybe you’re wondering “Why now? You’ve already become an InternetProfits partner 3 months ago…”
Well, this was the perfect moment for me to join since an organic FB traffic expert had just become the newest addition to the team! He is going to give a coaching session every Tuesday to explain his specific organic strategy. And I am very excited to learn from him 🙂
He (James) is an InternetProfits partner just like me who joined 4 years ago and has really been rocking it lately. So much so, that he has been appointed to the team as an additional coach!
I’d already heard a lot about him recently. He’s been able to perfect the organic FB strategy I’d learned from Dean some months ago and now James wanted to teach his strategy to other people too!
Perfect timing too, because I’d just realised that I wanted to put some more focus on the organic traffic side of things as well :-). After all, while you’re just starting out with paid Facebook ads you’re bound to lose some money, and free traffic seems like a great way to earn some money which I can then invest into the paid traffic again.
First coaching call
In this first coaching call by James, he took us all along on what exactly his strategy is. It was really interesting and eye-opening! He made some small but very important tweaks to Deans organic strategy and really made it his own 🙂
Let me just shortly recap the organic strategy I already knew from Dean: (1) you go into FB groups about affiliate marketing and find people who are asking for more info from people who post stuff in those groups, (2) then you befriend those people (max +/1 20 people per day), and (3) you post so-called hand-raisers about the product you’re offering on your own FB profile page and send people who respond to those posts your affiliate link.
There are three main differences between the strategy I already knew and the new one: Facebook groups, how to befriend people, and what to do after that.
The first difference is the groups to find people in. While with Dean’s strategy it doesn’t matter if the FB groups are public or private, James explained that for his strategy it works a lot better to go into the private FB groups!
Since I really wanted to try James’s strategy, I immediately removed myself from the public affiliate marketing FB groups I was in! Those were mostly spammy anyway…
The second difference between the two strategies is how you decide to befriend people. Instead of just sending a request directly, first check out their profile (private groups are usually a lot smaller than public groups so this isn’t as much of a hassle as it may sound like!).
So you look at their profile and try to get a feel about what kind of person you’re dealing with. If you think you have some similarities with them and think their profile is genuine (don’t forget to check the URL and see if their username matches the end of the URL!), you befriend them.
After you’ve done that you immediately send them a personal message.
This last bit is probably the most important difference between the two strategies. Because instead of having contact with your new friends publicly, you immediately make it so much more personal!
You should try to get to know them and find out if your offer will actually help. This is the part I really like. It’s great to connect with people like this 🙂 Don’t forget: only if you think it will help them should you “drop” your offer! In my case, this would be a Free copy of the Iceberg Effect book by Dean Holland.
There is no greater joy than to share what you love with those who appreciate it
This will turn your cold leads into much warmer prospects because they’ve already gotten to know you 🙂 And that will make all the difference in your results.
I hope you found James’s organic FB strategy just as fascinating as I do!
Which strategy would you want to try to use? And why?
Let me know!
Until next time!