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There are many ways to market a service business, but if you want to reach your audience effectively without spending a fortune, Facebook is one of your best options. It's free to use, and it's easy to understand how it works. However, it's not enough to post a few times each week and cross your fingers that people will see them. You need a strategy that will let you reach more people and grow your audience, so you can get more customers in the future. Let's look at how to start marketing your service business on Facebook.
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All marketing starts with a business plan. Before marketing your service business on Facebook, understand what you want your customers to do and how you will get there. That means defining the problem before posing a solution -- and creating a marketing plan is the best way to do this. The most successful businesses use their marketing strategy and marketing plan as the backbone of their operation. Don't start without a plan. It's your roadmap to where you want to be.
Your Facebook Page is the face of your business on Facebook. It should be professional and up-to-date to reflect well on you and your company.
Create a page for your business instead of a personal profile. If someone searches for an accountant in San Francisco, they're probably not looking for Mike Smith (or any other individual). They're looking for "Accountant." Create a page with that name, so people will find you when they search.
Next, add a professional profile picture: no selfies or pictures of pets here. Include who works at your company in the About section of the page, so customers can see whom they are working with if they hire you. Add information about the services you offer and where people can learn more about them (like links to blog posts or videos). Finally, add your address and phone number, so customers can contact you with questions.
Once you've created a Facebook page, the next step is to attract more fans. This may seem like an easy task (and it is), but there are things you should keep in mind. The most important part of attracting fans is your cover photo. This will be what people first see when they visit your page. The general rule of thumb is that the cover photo should be:
• Attractive. This means using good-quality photos and graphics, as well as choosing colors that are eye-catching and vibrant
• Unique. If there are lots of other businesses using similar photos or images, yours won't stand out from the crowd
• Professional. Ensure it conveys a professional, polished image that reflects your business or brand.
Posting frequently is an important part of Facebook marketing. It helps you build a presence and keeps your page fresh in the minds of potential clients. Here are some ways to post frequent updates:
• Post two to three times per day. You don't want to overwhelm your followers with too many posts, but posting more than once per day will help keep people interested in what you're doing.
• Post at different times of the day. People check their Facebook pages throughout the day, so it's best not to flood them with all your updates at once. Post at different times, so everyone can see the new content you've created!
• Give people a reason why they should return. Whether it's for fun or because there's news about upcoming projects, make sure every post has something worth returning for later on -- and don't forget about giving out discounts/coupons.
When your customers post on your Facebook page, respond promptly. If they have a negative experience with your service, address it in a way that shows you're listening and care about their concerns. You can also use open-ended questions to prompt people to share more about the services you provided. Use this information as an opportunity to build relationships.
Ensure every positive comment is shared by "liking" it and replying with something like "Thanks! We appreciate it." This helps build rapport between you and prospective clients because it demonstrates you care about everyone who interacts with your company. It also reinforces the idea that working with you means dealing directly with real people rather than faceless corporations or institutions.
Also, ask for reviews from previous customers who used your services. When asking for feedback on Yelp or other review sites, don't limit yourself only to asking questions like "How did we do?" Instead, rephrase it in a way that will give you more information, like "What would make our service better next time?" Then follow up on those suggestions if possible.
Facebook Insights is a great tool for monitoring your page's performance. Use Facebook Page Insights to track how your posts are doing, how many people like them, and much more. Also, set up a Google alert that notifies you when anyone mentions your name or brand.
Now you need to turn your Facebook followers into leads. Here are some ways to do that:
1. Have a clear call to action in your profile and page
2. Post content regularly and consistently
3. Use Facebook ads for targeted reach
4. Use the Facebook pixel to retarget those who clicked on your ads
5. Use lookalike audiences to reach similar people on Facebook
6. Offer an incentive
7. Use a lead magnet
Following these steps, you can use Facebook to market your service business. You can build a strong page, attract more fans, post frequent updates, and engage with customers on Facebook. Then focus on turning your followers into leads and customers! You can do all this and more using Synup’s suite of products. We have a 30 days free trial that you can use to get a feel of how we can positively impact your business and help drive revenue. Click here to sign up.
And, less time obsessing about your local presence