I am a member of several “Mom’s Groups” on Facebook. These groups are awesome venues for mom’s to get together and offer support, advice, and company to each other, HOWEVER… these groups are also TRAPS for those who wish to SPAM the other members. 😦
Many of these groups have rules that you can only post your business information on a certain day. This is to eliminate the constant SPAMMING and contain it to a single day. What this causes is a member’s news feed to be filled with seemingly USELESS plugs for individual businesses. “Call me to buy my product because its superior” “Call me because I need the money” “Call me, because I was here first and I want YOUR sale”…
BE A PROFESSIONAL! I too offer my information on the designated business posts day, however, I always attempt to add something of value. I try to add some advice or information that can provide a service (whether they purchase my products or not) to anyone reading them.
As a professional sales person, I am not interested in a single sale. I AM INTERESTED in building lasting relationships with people looking to improve their lives through the products and services I have available. Therefore, instead of spamming my online store site, I frequently offer health tips, business tips, links to blogs on how to improve their health or a particular topic that I have seen others inquire on during the last week.
When we are more interested in being of service and in honoring the other people on these sites, then we are doing business the RIGHT way, the PROFESSIONAL WAY. Nobody likes to be spammed, so don’t spam people!
1. Read ALL THE RULES for the group and follow them. Admins don’t want to chase down rule breakers all day long.
2. Add something of value to your posts. A helpful tip, a fun graphic, something they can use.
3. Interact with the members of the group more than just spamming them once a week. See what they are interested in and offer advice.
4. Support other group members when you can. Vouch for their personality, their service, their work ethics and their products.
5. Be courteous to all on the page. When we work together for the good of the Network Marketing industry, we move ahead as a team, not just as a lone individual.