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How to drive sales through social media

In this special ‘Ask Entrepreneur’ feature, marketing expert Jason Falls discusses how business owners can convert followers into paying customers.

In this special feature of ‘Ask Entrepreneur,’ Facebook fan Amy Clark Braden from Austin, Texas, asks: Which social network is better for converting followers into customers? So far we haven’t had much luck with Facebook. What about Twitter or Google+?

Converting customers through social channels is not as cut-and-dried as most business owners think it should be. Put yourself in your customer’s shoes and ask, “Why would I engage with this brand on Facebook?” Often, the answer is not, “So I can buy stuff from them.”

Perhaps a better question to ask is, “Where would I buy things from a brand?” Chances are, Facebook is not going to be the first answer for many.

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