"Here’s what the big earners do now…running ads is obsolete."
And then he proceeded to show me the ins and outs of ‘leveraging your personal Facebook profile for big earnings’.
(this bloke actually ran an Amway business and extolled the virtues of Social Media beggarism along with it)
I lasted 4 days and finally came to my senses. "What the hell am I doing?" I muttered to myself.
This was 4 years ago, and I had just come back to internet marketing after a self-imposed ‘retirement’. I had been gone long enough so when I returned I made the mistake of listening to someone who talked a good game and had a ‘reputation’ (boy…did he...I would later find out) of making big money (he didn’t) and that he had ‘cracked the code’ on Facebook. (he's lucky if he cracked an egg)
‘Strike up conversations with people on your Facebook friends list and your other social channels!’ ‘Add new people every day and talk to them too…!!!’
Maybe someone has taught you this method. Maybe you’re doing some form of this now.
Best case scenario: this is NOT a long-term solution. Worst case (more likely): You are hurting your present and future business reputation.
Hey, if you enjoy it and are meeting new peeps I’m not going to criticize that...whatever floats your root beer.
How to Sell Amway on Social Media and Get the Boot from Mark...
I get bootstrapping. I’ve done it many times myself. But these social media prospecting versions of Amway/Herbalife make you look desperate. Plus, you’re not being honest. Strike up a conversation acting like you care about the person you’re chatting with only to pitch them later?
"Hey, how many kids you have again? That's awesome...they'll need these pre-natal vitamins then and you can thank me later..."
It’s not only dishonest, it’s against Facebook’s terms of service.
And you look freaking desperate.
And you are.
At some point you have to realize that to start building a personal brand (a must BTW) you have to start creating content...written, video, voice...whatever. You have to.
If you want to be the faceless business owner who doesn't want to do any of that...YES...it can be done and it can be VERY lucrative. But be prepared to have a LOT of seed money to build said brand. A lot.
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