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10,000 Facebook Likes in 10 Days – New Book Release

I’m three weeks into January and it’s been a productive month already! I regularly write and publish fact and joke books, but after far too long I have brought out a new ‘serious’ book. After my experiments with affiliate marketing and social media last year I have put everything I learnt into my new book – How to get 10,000 Facebook Likes in 10 Days.

For only $2.99 I outline several methods that will get you or your business almost unlimited likes onto your Facebook page, without spending a single dollar. Am I just going to tell you to jump onto Fiverr or spam people, I hear you say? Hell no! My methods get you TARGETED likes from people that are actually likely to buy from you or be interested in your product/service.

Here’s a quick excerpt:

Intro

In mid 2013 I set out to discover how so many seemingly pointless Facebook pages had garnered up hundreds, thousands and sometimes millions of likes. These weren’t the pages of huge companies like Coca Cola or social media savvy celebrities like Miley Cyrus. No, these were pages called ‘I love cats’ and ‘Let’s party’. The pages themselves did little more than post pictures or affiliate links to products, yet they had a loyal following of real people and it wasn’t uncommon to see posts with thousands of shares, likes and comments.

So how did they do it?!

After lots of Google research I couldn’t find my answers. There were a few nuggets of information, but it seemed like no one wanted to give away their secrets. So what better way to find out than to immerse myself in it and learn from the inside.

It took only a few days before I learnt my first lesson – from a lady who quickly (and rather rudely!) informed me that my like-building techniques were frowned upon in their community. Oops. More on that later though.

After about three weeks I had created a Facebook page with 25,000 likes. Approximately 5,000 of those were from Facebook ads, which I used simply to test their effectiveness and so I could compare the two methods.

What is most important to mention that the likes that I got were highly targeted. I wanted to target American women aged 25+, but British was my second preference. In the screenshot below, you can see that I achieved that. Obviously it is almost impossible to have 100% of your likes in your target demographic at this scale.


Since then, I have built two more Facebook pages using the exact same methods (but more finely tuned the second and third time round). I had to check it wasn’t just a fluke!

Now, I want to share those methods with you so that you can build up your own Facebook page. They really are very simple – so don’t be scared!

Want to read more? Check it out here – 10,000 Facebook Likes in 10 Days. And if you like it (or don’t like it!), I’d love to hear your opinions! 

 

Book review: Kindle Self Publishing Gold, R.L. Adams

Over the past 18 months I have read dozens of ebooks written by successful online entrepreneurs, some are fantastic – others not so much. You can never stop learning and I learn something new from almost every book that I read – even if it’s just a different take on a technique.

I hope to write reviews on all the books I read (at least two a month) going forward… one of my many New Year’s resolutions! So without further ado…

Kindle Self Publishing Gold
R.L. Adams

Kindle Price: $3.69

Before I splash out on the $3-5 that a typical ebook costs, I do a little research. So when I see that R.L. Adams has 21 books published, all with great reviews, I’m feeling pretty confident. There are too many authors promising to teach you everything there is to know about publishing on Amazon, without any evidence they’ve learnt any of it first hand!

Mr Adams’ (whoever he may be!) has a great writing style – easy to read, flows nicely and all that jazz. Nothing dry about this book. There is a lot of background information in the book, which is fantastic to new self-publishers, but I found myself skipping through a lot of it.

He covers almost everything imaginable to do with publishing for Kindle, from selecting the right topic and writing a good description to the elements of great cover design and how to assess your competition.

In fact, there were so many golden nuggets of information that for once, I couldn’t get through the whole book in the one sitting. There’s a lot to absorb, and I’ve found myself going back to it several times since reading it.

For me, the most useful sections of the book were to do with the optimisation of books. This includes how to conduct keyword research, using those keywords effectively and using HTML to maximise your ranking in Amazon search results.

My only criticism of the book happens to also be a positive. He does a lot of cross-referencing of his other eBooks that are for sale. He goes into just enough detail about a topic to be useful, but then slyly lets you know that he goes into more detail in one of his other books. I have to praise this, because he does say you should do this in your own books to increase sales – so it’s good to see the practice in action! It certainly works… I’ve added his other books to my ‘must read’ list.

Overall, the information and guidance he offers is not only motivational but well-researched, detailed and as far as I know – accurate. For less than a cup of coffee, you really can’t go wrong.

Best of all, and this really is the sign of a good writer, it’s actually a good read as well as being educational. He slips in a few relevant anecdotes and some scientific studies, which really helps you understand what he’s trying to explain.

Rating: 5/5