Another option is to use Messenger to send a confirmation email if someone signs up to your mailing list for example, and to let your visitors respond to that email if they “have any questions.”
There are other tools out there that make this easy too. For example, you can embed a Facebook messenger option in your website, or you can include a checkbox plugin that will allow users to sign up for Messenger contact at the same time as signing up for a mailing list. This is also how you’ll gain permission if you want to message people on WhatsApp.
Instagram has lots powerful tools as well. One example is an option that allows you to run polls and then see who responds. Ask something like “who is interested in X product” then message the people who say yes! These are qualified leads that implicitly gave you permission to contact them – it’s the perfect situation.
What to Say
So now you know how to contact people through messaging apps and what to say to sell, the other question is how do you begin the conversation?
Firstly: don’t try and sell right away. Use one of the “reasons” we’ve discussed to message and then try to bring the conversation around to sales. The only exception is if someone has already expressed an interest, or if you have a really good offer to share.
Next, make sure the message is short. People HATE getting long messages from businesses this way. It should take them two seconds to read and be even quicker to respond to.
A quick tip? To encourage a response, get them to say “no” instead of saying “yes.” For example, don’t ask:
“Do you have a minute?”
“Are you busy right now?”
This subtle difference makes them feel less “trapped” and they’ll be much more likely to answer you.
Use their name and be personal. Use what you know about them, and check their profile to find out more. BUT don’t be creepy. And be respectful: no one wants to get a message at 5am in the morning, so make sure to check local time zones.
It’s a learning curve for sure, but once you re-learn how to sell via conversation, you’ll find that your marketing game in general improves many times over. And using social messaging apps? This is one of THE most powerful tools there is for any marketer. You just need to know what you’re doing.
That will come with time, but the good news is that in the meantime all this can actually be quite fun! And it might just help with your dating, negotiating, and personal life as well.
The image of the world in the mind of man is not the world. The map of the world in our minds consists of information that reaches our minds through the senses, the language we hear and read, and the values and beliefs that settle in our souls. And in this information there is often wrong and right, right and void, and the beliefs shackled us, and our energies are blocked, and our capabilities are locked up. But this map determines our behavior, thinking, feelings, and accomplishments. Also, this map differs from one person to another, but it does not represent the world, meaning that every person understands it unless there is a change in the map in his mind. But if there is a change in the map (in the mind of a person), whatever that changes, then science will have changed. According to this principle, a person can change the world by changing the map, i.e. changing what is on his mind.