Welcome to the June 2012 Newsletter. In this edition we want to share some tips on how to maximize your staff’s potential without wasting time on needless commuting, how to use Facebook to market your business for free, and how you can win a free Office Assistant for 2 months with the launch of our new company, Teleworking Expats for Hire.
Tele-Working Expats for Hire: Virtual Assistants
To celebrate the launch of Teleworking Expats For Hire and the beginning of ‘expatshoring’ you could win the services of a teleworking North American expat for 2 months, worth $4,800! An Expat is a person who has citizenship in one country but lives in another. By hiring highly qualified US and Canadian expats living in Mexico, businesses can make savings of more than 50% in staffing costs. After matching an expat to a client, TeleworkingExpatsForHire.com incorporates the IT and communication solutions offered by Geeks on the Way to make it seem as if your teleworking expat is sitting in the next office!
There are lots more prizes available – three people will win the second place prize of a free Google Apps Conversion and license fees for one year up to a maximum of 10 Users (Average Retail Value (AVR) $1500 each). And twenty third place prize winners will each receive one year of website and email hosting and a conversion of their website to WordPress to enable end users to make real time updates to their websites content (ARV $520).
This promotion will be running until August 7th- just join the LinkedIn group to go into the draw to win an office assistant and lots more.
How to use Facebook to Market your Small Business
For a small business, spending thousands of dollars on a paid advertising campaign is probably out of the question. So how can you effectively market to your current and potential customers without spending a small fortune? Social Media, Facebook specifically, can help your business create successful marketing campaigns that allows you to engage with the customers you already have and gain more customers in the process.
As a business you will want to set up a “page” rather than a profile. This is because a page allows you have unlimited “likes” whereas a profile only allows you a maximum of 5,000 friends. Also, anyone can “like” your facebook page but with a profile customers will need to request you as a friend and you will need to accept them before they can access your information.
So you’ve created your page and added pictures and interesting content and contact information about your company, now what? Make sure you send a link to your page to people so they can “like” it. They can’t “like” it if they don’t know it’s there! Once you have a few likes on the page, the next step is to engage with your customers. Create interesting, useful posts and updates that keep people interested in your business. Allow people to comment and ask questions, and be sure to respond to them in a timely fashion so you encourage traffic on your page.
Facebook also allows you to manage your marketing campaign by tracking the demographic of people visiting your page which can help you tailor your social media marketing to them or use it to attract a different audience. You can also create vanity URLs once your page has at least 25+ likes.
The best part about Facebook marketing is that the people who “like” your page are people who are actively participating in your business. The information that you create on your page is engaging them rather than blindly trying to capture their attention. Plus, once a person “likes” your page, comments, or shares your information, your page is spread and seen by hundreds of other people that are connected to that one customer. This means you can potentially reach thousands of people in a very simple but effective way.
If you are thinking about creating a facebook page for your company but are still not sure how to do it or simply do not have the time, contact one of our Corporate Accounts Representatives at 1-800-875-5017 and we would be happy to help set up a profile and maintain it for you.
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We’d still love to hear from you to see if we can help you manage your offices IT requirements and also reduce your overall costs. We are able to offer you 2 options currently;
A 25% savings on your yearly IT labour expenses that includes unlimited onsite support, unlimited help desk and remote support, and full server / workstation monitoring, or, bypassing onsite support unless on an emergency per-call billable basis, we can save you 50% on your yearly IT labour expenses by bundling unlimited remote support and full server / workstation monitoring.
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