Tag Archives: Common Sense

Using Facebook to Market Your Business

OK…here goes…

Your facebook profile or page is the ONLY place you should EVER reference your business.

When you go to other pages, profiles, or groups, NEVER, EVER, EVER…under any circumstances…pitch your product, service or business opportunity.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  Don’t do it EVER.

If you learn to set up your profile properly, you are then free to simply socialize and be interesting and others will come to you to ask about your product, service or business.

I was looking at a diet group that I found an interesting post from tonight.  Here is a disclaimer that was on the page when I went to join:

There have been a rash of people joining weight loss support groups for the sole purpose of advertising their product and they have been joining then banning the group administrators in order to do this. I will not allow this group to be an advertisement for every product out there, or allow people to use our membership as a target audience. So if you see something like this send me a PM so I can take care of it.

This IS a support group and it is open to all, you do not have to be on (any particular program) to be in the group. … I will not allow anyone to join this group with the sole purpose of pushing other weight loss products. It is OK to mention what works for you but anyone who messages members or asks people to contact them to sell to them will be deleted from the group, no questions asked.

UPDATE: 9/19/12

NO BODY BY VI,
NO PLEXUS SLIM,
NO A.C.E. (SABA),
NO IT WORKS Distributors will be accepted in this group. Sorry but your fellow distributors have ruined it for you with their unethical conduct. Legitimate people who use or have used these products but do NOT sell them are welcome.

BRAVO!!  The owner of the group should not have even remotely felt the need to say this.  This should be common sense.  But…unfortunately, there are many “gurus” out there teaching people less than ethical marketing methods.  I am very saddened by what I see from some “professional” network marketers.

Learn how to work social spaces properly or get off the computer!!

 

Seemingly Intelligent People Are Losing Thier Minds

I am amazed at the number of seemingly intelligent people who are acting like they don’t have a shred of common sense. If you are offended by this statement or this post I apologize in advance. This is not meant to “trash” anyone. It’s meant to educate.

In the past few weeks, I’ve gotten a lot of emails that go something like this:

THEM: I started a home based business and was told that I would be able to quit my job in no time. But here it is, a year later and all I’m doing is spending money instead of making it.

ME: What are you spending your money on? Why do you think you are not making money?

THEM: I’m spending money buying products from my company so that when I do sponsor someone, I will qualify for bonuses. I’m also spending money advertising. I’m not making money because nothing works me.

ME: First of all, there are MANY free and low cost ways of advertising. You do not need to spend a lot of money advertising. Unfortunately, if you don’t know what those ways are, yes…you will spend money to learn. You need to either spend time learning it on your own or pay someone to help you. It’s that way with anything. If you want to be a teacher, you pay to go to school to learn how. If you want any career and not just a job, you pay to go to school to learn how to do it. If you don’t already know how to build a business, you have to pay to learn how. The question then becomes – Do you pay someone thousands to learn or hundreds? Just like going to college, it’s an investment in your future.

THEM: Why should I pay more money to learn how to market? Nothing has worked so far.

ME: That’s exactly why you should make the investment into learning how to market. Once you learn it, you can implement it forever. Think of it as an investment into your future, not spending money on something that is getting you nowhere like you’ve been doing.

I really am surprised at the number of people who honestly think they can start a home based business with NO EXPERIENCE OR EDUCATION and be replacing their income in no time. It seems these same people would think they could become a doctor just out of high school with no education.

Pure Stupidity or Lack of Common Sense?

Common sense is SEVERELY lacking in today’s world. Here is a comment I received in my email inbox this morning for approval:

Author : Noa Morin (IP: 46.105.31.17 , vps19360.ovh.net)
E-mail : nmorin@URL
URL :
Whois : http://whois.arin.net/rest/ip/46.105.31.17
Comment:
Hi,

Sorry I write you via comments. But I could not find contact e-mail or feedback form on your site.

We are looking for new advertisement platforms and we are interested in your site roxannegreen.com.

Is it possible to place banner on your site on a fee basis?

Please, contact us at e-mail.

Best regards,
Noa Morin

P.S: delete this comment.

I have PURPOSELY deleted this person’s URL because he/she does NOT deserve the publicity.  How ignorant or just lazy can you be when you can not click a LINK that says EMAIL ME.  Or…when you can’t make roxanne at roxannegreen dot com into an email address?  I seriously would NEVER do business with someone so blatantly lacking common sense.

THIS is a classic example of why ANYONE can succeed on the internet with just a little bit of common sense and moderate intelligence.