So you are either a fan of Facebook, or you can’t stand it. If you’re like me, you love Facebook and if you are in the Network Marketing industry you probably use Facebook as a cost effective way to generate interest into your business. My main use for Facebook is definitely to keep in touch with friends and family and I think it’s great. I love that you can have friends from all over the world and be able to see photo’s and chat to them even though they are so far away. I also love the positive quotes and pictures people post and also seeing where friends are holidaying to. Facebook is also helpful because if you want some advice there’s plenty of people who can assist.
So if you are in Network Marketing like me, you have probably had dozens, if not hundreds of people poaching you their business or their new opportunity. There are so many ways that will get you deleted instantly. Really Facebook is all about making connections and building friendships. In my opinion here are a few things NOT to do to recruit new people into your business…
Posting your opportunity on other peoples walls - Not cool to post your link on other friends personal walls AT ALL. I can’t stand it when someone I haven’t even had a conversation with shares their business opportunity link directly onto my wall. Not only do I see it but my friends sometimes do too. In saying this, it is ok to post on a group wall, for example Network Marketing or Personal Development.
Posting a link to your opportunity on someone’s post - Another no, no is when a friend posts something on their own wall and instead of commenting on that post, someone puts their link in the comments section. Totally rude and unprofessional in my opinion.
Sending your link to people via message you haven’t even connected with - This is probably the main mistake people make. I get this all the time, not only on Facebook but on Skype as well. I’m not really sure how this approach works, but in my opinion, if someone posts a link into my messages and I have no idea who they are, I am likely to think it is spam and I won’t click on it. I also think it is important to at least build a connection with someone first and unless they ask you, don’t even bother giving them your link because they aren’t interested and by doing it you could loose this connection for good.
Tagging someone in your opportunity - oh this one! Yep, every now and then someone tags me who I don’t know. So I click on it thinking there’s a picture of me and it goes to a link or something they are selling. This approach might work because lots of people will see it, but I think it’s a little unprofessional.
Constantly posting about your opportunity on your own wall - constantly posting every five minutes about your business not only fills up the news feed, but your friends get sick of seeing the constant ‘join my opportunity’ posts and delete you. The way I first got into this industry is because one of our Facebook friends was constantly posting about all the amazing holidays they were having and all the cool things they were buying. That tweaked our interest into asking them what they we were doing. They were having fun, living life and obviously making great money! In saying this it is okay to post about your opportunity. My suggestion is to keep it to one or two a day and then just keep enjoying your life! People are always watching so keep it positive!