Facebook is the biggest social media site on the Internet. With nearly 300 million users, you can’t afford not to be on it since it’s one of the best way to get your message across and connect with your readers. Many bloggers have created Facebook fan pages to keep people up to date on what happens on their blogs or businesses.
What you may not know is that a fan page can be a good source of opt in leads for your email marketing. If you go to my Facebook page, you’ll see a tab call “FREE EBOOK.” Clicking on the tab brings up an Aweber sign up box so you can subscribe to my newsletter and download my eBook. This is a good source of new sign ups and a great way to built your mailing list. If you’ve watched my video on how I make $40,000 with a blog, then you know how important a mailing list is. I added the Aweber sign up box using the Facebook Static FBML application. Here’s a screen shot of how the subscription box looks on my Facebook Page.
The Facebook Static FBML application will add a box to your Facebook Page so you can render HTML or FBML (Facebook Markup Language). What you do is simply add the Aweber opt in code and have Static FBML render it. The end result will be an email newsletter sign up box in your Facebook Page. Here’s a step-by-step video on how to do it.
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