Is Social Media Important?

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Marketing Tips | 0 comments

Is Social Media Important For MLM?

social-media-marketSocial media plays a massive role in building your mlm business, or any business for that matter. We all know that Facebook, Twitter and Linked In are the three giants of the net and it’s important to set up a profile on each. Tens of millions of people login and use these website’s on a daily basis. Many of these people are like minded entrepreneurs looking for a winning opportunity and that’s where you come in.

There is a reason why big companies such as coca-cola and walmart have their own facebook and twitter profiles. It’s one of the most effective ways to not only connect with new people but keep up to date with customers and current followers. People LOVE social media because they can share their opinions with ease. Furthermore, it’s also become an essential part of search engine optimisation (getting ranked on google).

That’s why it’s so important for you to have accounts or profiles of your own. Connecting with others who share similar interests is one of the smartest moves you can make. Even though some of these people may already be involved with a particular multi level marketing company, building a relationship is still important.

In fact, these are exactly the type of people you are looking for. Business and opportunity seekers who are looking for help, support and guidance. Not only that but social media is also a great way to learn new techniques. Sharing idea’s and opinions is a great way to enhance your skills. We can all learn from each other.

The first step towards gaining leads and sales via the use of social media involves building up a friends list and following. Believe it or not but this is actually rather simple to do. If you are targeted the right people, the majority of the time they will accept your friends request. Building up a following on Twitter is a simple task to say the least.

However, most people do not know how to market their business successfully and in the right way, they end up spamming other people’s timeline’s or profiles and inevitably loose more friends than they gain. The key here is to build up a relationship BEFORE introducing others to your business.

Everyday I receive private mails from people who just flat out spam their links and business opportunities. This type of marketing will never get you anywhere, all it does it annoy people. You need to express an interest in your prospects life. Saying hi and asking questions is a good start.

Don’t try to sell your opportunity. Sell yourself by explaining how you can help them to achieve the goals they desire. The only time you should share links with others is when they show and express a keen interest to know more. The last thing you should do is spam other people’s timelines, all this will do is get you banned. No real leader ever spams links. This type of strategy stopped working years ago.

Furthermore, when it comes to blasting out posts for your connections to see, try to offer some valuable tips and information. People are more likely to pay attention if your giving them some free help and advice. Again, spamming your link and claiming your opportunity is the best thing since tomato ketchup is a big no no. People always tend to overlook posts like this as they are no different from the hundreds of other people spamming links.

Furthermore, don’t ever hassle or stalk your prospects and connections. If they really do have an interest in what you have to offer, they will come to you and not the other way around. If you find yourself chasing others to get them to join your mlm, your doing it completely wrong.

Writing eye catching tweets or facebook posts is not a difficult task. Once you have built up a following of like minded individuals, it’s not hard to get likes and share’s, so long as your offering valuable information. As an example, let’s look at a bad post vs a good:

BAD

Join my mlm company today and I will show you how to start raking in cash on a daily basis, without putting in any effort. In fact, I will build your downline for you, it’s guaranteed success. Click this link and sign up now….****

GOOD

WOW! I love the internet marketing lifestyle! My home based business is booming and I’m ready to help even more people to change their lives by following proven and effective methods of traffic generation. Success is not about how many signups you can get, it’s about how many people you can help. Private mail me to find out what I can do for you.

These are just a few examples of good and bad posts. Just be sure to be creative, offer advice, tips and ideas. Think to yourself ”what would attract your attention” and ”what would you ignore”. A good idea is to post motivational and inspiring stories or quotes. Entrepreneurs love this type of sharing.

By using a little common sense, you can start to build up connections with people who will be dying to join your business. Once they see the value you offer and the success your achieving, they will be falling over themselves to join. There is no need to spam, it won’t get you anywhere, trust me.

Be sure to visit the other sections of this website for more training on social media marketing using all of the website giants mentioned above and more. Or, if you have not yet found a legitimate and decent network marketing company to become involved with, visit the ”top opportunities” page today.

Stay tuned for more exciting hints and tips!

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