How to Use Social Media in Network Marketing
Whenever I I hear someone say they do not think network marketing online works, it makes me cringe … but then I reach out and help them understand that when properly worked – without spamming, any business will work.
Most people just have not been taught proper network marketing skills. People join opportunities every single day because they think of it as some gold rush, before they ever even understand how it works!
Look at how many network marketers have zero personalization in their tweets and posts on forums – just sell, sell, sell. It's such a turn off that people quit following them and then they go shouting that socialization does not work.
You want to succeed online, right? You would prefer not to have to pay an arm and a leg advertising to do that. But you're so busy trying to sell yourself online that you're missing out on one of the best revenue streams possible – and it's 100% free and easy to use!
Aside from simple peer-to-peer customer referral sales, there are also dozens of powerful network marketing joint venture opportunities waiting for you on social networking sites. But how do most JVs come about? Between friends – between people who get to know each other on forums or get introduced through mutual acquaints.
If you learn to use web 2.0 correctly, you're going to meet the right people. You're going to have them promoting you (with no advertising cost to you), and you're going to be approached with some JVs that you would never have had if you avoided how to use social media in network marketing because you mistakenly feel it did not have any value.
There are four major social networking opportunities that I do not want you to overlook – Twitter, Facebook, Forums and Offline marketing. Hopefully you'll see that all four of these do not require a lot of time, yet they have a strong impact on your target audience.
Take time to cultivate followers and friends organically. If you find someone who you'd like to follow you, then follow them first and interact with them a few times. You'll grow your numbers that way, and it'll mean a lot more to your conversations because that follower will have a genuine interest in what you talk about.
Just be you.
Do not push or force people to respond. Let those who like you, friend you (and your links) and those who do not normally move on to someone who does suit their needs. With this approach, you'll appeal to a wider audience because others will respect it and grow closer to you.