So how long has FaceBook been around now? I am just starting to really dig in and study social networking sites, what I have noticed is that the majority of the people who are using these types of networks are just spamming the bejebus out of people.
Social Networking can be a very powerful way to bring people to your business if you do it right, do it wrong and you will look like an idiot!
For Starters -Â It is not cool to every 30 minutes post your business opportunity in your chat bar. Believe me people are seeing it and they don’t care, matter of fact you are telling people that you are clueless and that doing business with you would be foolish.
What you want to do in this is start doing some major relationship building , you do this by providing value to the people that are reading what you are saying.Â One of the best ways to do this is by offering good advice that doesn’t involve you promoting your business. One of the best things you can do to increase your sphere of influence is to give advice freely and not expect anything in return for it. It shows a gesture of goodwill on your part.
Because many social network sites are focused on the social aspect , pushing your business is not the social thing to do. The social thing to do is have a few drinks andÂ some laughs if the topic of business opportunities come up then chime in.Â Don’t automatically assume that the people in your contact list are dying to know what you do because they aren’t.Â Right now their are countless thousands of people using this medium wrong.Â This means there is a huge opportunity here for a person who is diligently learning and apply real marketing skills to their business. Just by sharing what you know with a person will attract them to you. They will want to learn more about you.
Spamming is not the way to become the hunted – I am not just talking about email spam either, spamming can involve any activity that annoys people. Your goal should be helpful and useful not annoying. Yet as much as you would think that is common sense you will still see thousands of people applying this tactic.Â The truth is not one of those people are making any money online at all. More than likely they are so broke and desperate that they will try anything or WORSE someone told them that it is a good strategy.
The morale of the story — Don’t do anything that is remotely spam like, it will ruin your chances at actually making money online.Â I recently made a acronym up for s.p.a.m
S = Stupid (or politically correct silly)
P = People
A = Attempting
Social Networking can be a very effective way to build your online business,Â it is through relationship building and sharing value that will bring people to you and your business.
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