Any idea how t convert 'likes' to sales

Created over 2 years ago by A. White with 8 comments
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15230176 Joni Dee · Author · edited over 2 years ago · 1 like
Many thanks @A. White - still 19 to go... appreciate your two cents and the kind words!! 

and good luck to you ! 
Unholy pursuit poster A. White · Author · edited over 2 years ago · 1 like
Thanks Joni Dee, you are right I need to put an concentrated effort into one area.  Here is where I see it actually works.  No, I’m not funding raising yet.  But will starting in the next few days. I wanted the books in a condition so that readers would have no excuse not to place an order. I want to be one of the first to congratulate you on a well ran campaign.  You did a super job. :)

15230176 Joni Dee · Author · added over 2 years ago
Thanks @A. White for answering, but does it actually generates u orders? You aren’t funding yet so hard to tell... Social media is great to raise awareness, but as you see when you are funding - you have to put efforts in where it actually works. There is a limited number of hours per day, and I started neglecting my FB page after a month or so of being disillusioned with it. I only wish i didn’t spend the ~70$ of useless post boosts :)
Unholy pursuit poster A. White · Author · added over 2 years ago
Joni Dee, I can’t say I’m frustrated by Social Media for it can be a great way to make others aware of your work. I was asking had anyone managed to sell many book there? I guess I could’ve clarified I meant after publication.  I was offline for years concentrating on writing and many other things.  So when I returned to online I joined several social medias and a lot had changed in five years. So I  was asking others’ their experience in marketing on Social Media because I hoping to bring many of the people here once I finish editing and start my campaign. No, I have no magic formula, it’s all trial and error until I find what work best for my campaign. I have worked in sales  for several years  so I figured I would apply the same effort.
15230176 Joni Dee · Author · edited over 2 years ago · 1 like
Like is a "Magic" button. People who click on it, immediately disappear. That’s because they think they’ve done their bit. My success rate with FACEBOOK is about 2%... So frustrated by social media it’s a sad joke. Let me emphasize Matt’s point. If u manage 10% success rate on FB -Please let me know - i’d love to find out how it’s done. 
A legions of hell coming through the forrest A. White · Author · added over 2 years ago
Thank you Mark for your sound advice. I had a feeling the entire 1,000 or more couldn’t be converted into sales unless I had a magic wand. Which I do not. LOL! Yes, I’m learning that it’s me not the book that people have to like in order to place an order. I will admit am still trying to get all the ducks in order so when I do release the campaign I can devote all my time to   contacting supporters and finding new ones.
Me Matthew Poat · Author · added over 2 years ago
If you are looking for a 100% success rate, I’ve got some bad news for you. It’s not going to happen. 

People who commit to pre-ordering your book are doing so because they wish to support YOU and the effort YOU put in to the campaign. I’m sorry to say that the book itself tends to be a very secondary thing in the crowdfunding process. 

As such, you need to give the impression of investing time, effort (and sometimes even money) in your own project, contacting your prospect and readers regularly and just keep building momentum without letting it drop, not even for a day. It’s a hard slog but if you want it really bad, you will be willing to put in the effort!

Oh and if you do manage to convert 1000 likes into 1000 orders, please come back to Inkshares and share exactly how you did it.

Good luck!
Unholy pursuit poster A. White · Author · edited over 2 years ago · 2 likes
Does anyone have an idea how to convert ’likes’ to sales? What I mean is tested the likability of "Unholy Pursuit, The Devil on My Trail" on Facebook and several other sites and blogs I set up to gather a fan base before seeking funding. Now the next step is convert those likes to sales. Anyone has any suggestions on how to convert over 1,000 ’likes’ into 1,000 sales?