So you want more business? Who doesn’t (particularly when you book is your business and more sales brings you closer towards being a bestseller). Did you know referrals are one of the best ways to get more business? How many people do you talk to your book about on a daily basis? None, 1, 10 maybe? How many more people could hear about your book if other people were doing the talking for you?
So you have heard of social media right – on Facebook you have ’friends’, on LinkedIn you have ‘business colleges’, on Twitter you have ‘followers’ etc. but enter Referral Key, the newest social media network out there and instead of allowing you to have ‘friends’, ‘business colleges’ or ‘followers’ this site allows you to ‘refer business’ and nothing else. Social media already brings us business we wouldn’t have otherwise had but I like this site as it cuts out the small talk and goes straight to business.
Better yet it is just so easy to use. All you need to do is sign up and it’s quick and easy to build your profile. All I did was pick my domain name, upload my photo, update my contact information, list my ideal client and copy the about us section from my website. Invite people you want to refer business too (you don’t need too big a network just the people you trust eg. fellow authors etc.) which can be automated straight from your existing Facebook, Linked In or Twitter contacts by clicking on the add colleges button below your photo.
If you truly want instant online referrals without needing to join a referral based networking group Referral Key is brilliant.