How to Use Facebook and Myspace for Online Promotions and Links - Choose Your Friends
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Now, it is time to make some friends. Luckily, you get to pool your resources for this. Let the system check your contacts list. Be sure to add people who fall into these categories:
1. Current clients
2. Previous clients with whom you parted favorably
3. Your vendors
4. Any staff that you employ, or related freelancers
5. Anyone that you can be sure has a vested interest in your product or cause.
It will likely take a few days for your request to come back. Once you have a basic network, and a completed profile, you can make some new buddies. On Myspace you can use the search field; on Facebook, it is a bit more complicated. Try to find people that you have a connection with, like friends of friends who would fall into category number five above.
Warning: do not send blind requests. Always personalize a friend request with a message. Look at their profile, find something you like and use that in a personal message, and you will get a better response rate. Generic letters get low responses; worse than that, you missed a shot at engaging a possible viewer, or paying client.
Now, you should be able to build up a following of friends. Of course, you want to not sit on your site while waiting for your friends to accumulate. You need to begin the process of engagement.
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