Be An Authentic Influencer

One of your missions is to show people that there’s a better way to do what is authentic to them. Not just in network marketing. But in the entrepreneur world. Oftentimes, you’ll hear all the experts and gurus saying, “You should do this. You should do that.” And if you do exactly what they say, you’ll be successful.

In contrast, that’s not how it is. If you stay true to who you are, you stay in your own lane and that’s when you become successful. There are a lot of success stories out there that you can derive your inspiration from. A lot of entrepreneurs have failed in the beginning of their business. They have taken risks and extracted all of their money then lost them all. Almost always, your business will not turn out so well in the initial stage. Just remember that maybe the reason you have to go through it all is it’s going to make your story better when you succeed.

Think of it as journey. An amazing journey where you’ll meet equally amazing people along the way. That they can help you with every single step that you’re going to take. Like the mentors that you’re going to have. Those “special” people will make you work harder and focus more on being better for your business. Essentially, they are the key to your success of being an authentic influencer.

Having a mentor is one of the crucial things that you have to learn. At first, you’re going to think that they are insane, so to speak.  They’re going to make you do things that you think are not essential to your business. But then, you’ll realize that they’re right! You’re going to do what told you and you’re going to be good at it eventually.

So, invest in them. Be open to things that are going to make you the best entrepreneur people will look up to.


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Grow your Facebook Followers for FREE


When you first start a blog or small business it is hard to grow your Facebook followers and get new likes. It seems that other Social Media platforms like Instagram are so much easier to gain followers which is true. One thing to keep in mind is Facebook is still King when it comes to Social Media. Over 1 Billion users log into Facebook every day! It is the number one used Social Media platform. So if Facebook dead? Far from it. It just takes some cleaver marketing to get your blog or business seen on Facebook.


Grow your Facebook followers by contributing


One way to grow your Facebook followers is to find other successful Facebook pages or communities that compliment your blog or business. Remember compliment, not compete. Find 8-10 pages that you could offer to provide content on a weekly or monthly basis. In turn they would do a “shout-out” to your Facebook page and link to your page. So it would look something like this:


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When you approach different pages offer to create content in a specific category for them. Maybe you have an amazing recipe site that moms just love and you want your content to be shared on a sewing blog. Both of your blogs have the same demographics that visit your site so their followers will most likely follow you as well.


The more content you help create for other pages the more your followers will grow. Even if you use this tactic once or twice a month you will see your followers grow. This technique also helps take the pressure off of other bloggers or Facebook pages that you may want to work with so they don’t have to create as much content for Social Media. Again, it’s important to remember to pick Facebook pages that compliment your blog or business and don’t compete. Competitors are less likely to share your content.

Get more Facebook Likes through Promotions


Another technique to grow your Facebook followers or likes for FREE is to offer a service or product swap promotion. To do this you will want to identify 20-30 Facebook pages that has a similar audience to yours. To do this you can get a feel for your audience by looking at your Facebook insights. This will tell you if the majority of your followers are men or women, the general age of your followers and where the are from.


If you have a crafting blog you will probably have more women followers from the ages of mid 20’s to 60’s. This group of people probably also enjoy blogs about cooking, maybe home organizing or even fitness. It’s easy to make a list of other blogs or businesses you want to work with. You can create a spreadsheet to keep track of all your potential contacts. Here is an example:


spreadsheet swap promotion


You will want to make a list of all your potential blogs or businesses you want to work with, their URL, and how many followers they have. Then when you do a promotion swap record how many new followers you get. If it’s a good number of new followers you will know what brands or blogs you want to continue working with in the future. When you contact a potential blog or business here is an example of what you can say:



Hi (blog or business admin),
   My name is (your name) with (your blog or business). I have been following your Facebook page and I loved your post about (whatever you liked on their Facebook feed). I feel like we have an audience with similar tastes. Our Facebook page targets (your target audience) and I post about (your blog or business posts). I have (number of likes) Facebook followers and usually get (number of engagements) engagements per week. You can see my Facebook page at (your Facebook URL).
   Since we have a similar audience I was wondering if you would be interested in doing a promotion swap. I would love to share your content on my Facebook page in exchange for you sharing my content on your page. When I share your content I will also tell my followers to check out your page and like it. This way we can both grow our Facebook community. If you are interested please let me know. Thank you so much for your time. I look forward to hearing from you.
(your name)



grow your Facebook followers for free

This technique is most successful when you are contacting Facebook pages that have similar follower numbers as you. so if you only have 100 followers find someone that has about the same. This works quicker for Facebook pages that have more followers. The more followers another Facebook page has the more followers you will get in return.


Have you tried these techniques? Make sure you comment and tell us about your experience. What’s working for you?