I am not going to sit here on my soapbox and say that I am a expert with social networking strategies. Because I am not. In fact for years I didn’t want to really get involved with the whole social networking movement. I just am not a social person like that. I still don’t like putting anything remotely promotional on my Facebook wall.
I think Facebook fan pages, and Facebook groups are the only places you should even consider promoting. In today’s post I want to share with you how I use social networks.
Social Networking Strategies – What you should be selling
Even though I am not particularly fond of socializing online, I have more important things to do like write this blog post for you 🙂 Over the past year I have been focusing more on understanding how they work. I have joined paid social networks , free social networks, micro blogging site, bookmarketing sites etc..
What I have observed is a good percentage of people that use social networks use them all wrong. They use social networking strategies that really borderline straight up spamming the hell out of someone. There is nothing more annoying than getting messages saying something like “hurry up and check this out ground floor opportunity”
Don’t be one of those people who connects with people only to try and sell them something. Trust me, you aren’t going to make any friends that way. I know you may be thinking who would do something that stupid? Well my friends tens of thousands of people pull that shiz all the time. On all social networking plateforms.
Wanna know why? They are so lazy and desperate that they will do anything to try to make a few $’s. Even if it means that they burn every bridge in the process.
Social Networking Strategies – Moving In
When you first decide to get involved with these social groups you need to see yourself as you just moved into a new house and your new neighbor’s are throwing you a house warming party. You don’t talk business except maybe what you do for a living. Your not trying to get people to buy stuff from you. It takes time to get to know a person. I think the #1 contributing factor to bad social net-workers is they approach from the mindset of “How can I make money with this?”
The right mindset is: “How can I add value to the conversation?”
If you are honestly looking for help, don’t seek it from someone who is just shoving different biz op’s in front of your eyes hoping that something catches your interest. Again, your probably thinking, that is a bad way to do it. Yet there are tens of thousands of people doing it. Stay away from social networking strategies that teach you to spam.
Social Networking strategies – Moving Into The neighborhood
With all that said, I do get sign ups from all the social networks I am involved with. I think it’s because I don’t promote directly what I do, or if I do promote it I do it softly while giving away a ton of value. I attract followers in social networks because I engage people and offer advice and tips. I always present myself as a leader. I never present myself as a nub.. Why would anyone want to join a newbie? This is why it is so critical for you to work on your leadership skills. Especially if you want to be involved in Internet Network Marketing.
When you join a social network, think of it like you just bought a brand new house. Do you want your neighbors to like you or dislike you?
I am a good neighbor , you scratch my back I will scratch your back. when I make a purchase I do so because I want to , I seek out the person I want to buy from and that’s it. I have never joined anything because someone pitched me.. I always do things because I want to , the more I am pressured the less I want to do stuff with the person.
Do you like to be pressured into sales? —–> I didn’t think so. If you don’t like, you can bet your prospects won’t like it either.
Approach social networking like you just moved into a new neighborhood. Make friends first before you start asking favors…. 🙂 There are many different social networking strategies that are good. I just happened to notice that there are more bad social networking strategies than there are good ones… Which makes sense because the failure rate online is around 90ish%.
Don’t be a statistic..
- The Myriad Future of Social Networks (bigthink.com)
- Half of All Adults Use Social Networking (cyberculturalist.com)