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Can Relationships be Formed Online

I can’t tell you how many times recently I’ve heard “You can’t create relationships on the internet. You have to do that face to face.”

About 10 years ago I would have agreed with you.
Maybe even 5 years ago. But…times change. We live in a different world now than we used to. Many people are working from home. They don’t commute to a building where they can meet others around the water cooler and chat. (OK…gossip…either way…) Facebook and twitter are the new water coolers.

I can remember a time, about 10 years ago, when I would go to the store in our little town, my husband could pretty much count on the fact that I would be gone for at least an hour to go about 2 miles down the road, grab a couple things and come home. What in the world took so long? I was chatting with people. Catching up on what had been going on in their lives and catching them up on me. Today, everyone is in a hurry. They are rushing from here to there and there to there. Very few people have time for face to face chats anymore. We get updated on what’s going on in our friends’ lives via their facebook status updates and their tweets.

Heck…my mom lives in Montana and I live in NY.  I see her once a year if I’m lucky enough to have her fly home for a visit.  But…we are closer now than ever.  We keep in touch long distance via facebook, email and phone calls.  She moved to the middle of nowhere when the grandkids were all very little (some weren’t even born yet).  They now range in age from 12 to 22.  They all have a relationship with their Grandmother.  Even though they rarely ever see her.

I have  a very good friend who lives in Washington state.  She has been there for me through thick and thin.  She knows things about me that no one knows.  I met her online around 2005.  I met her in person just three times.  She’s like a sister to me.  Our relationship began as a business partnership and evolved into a great friendship.

Another friend I met online helped my family find a place to live when we decided to move from NY to KY.  I had met her in person about three times prior to that.  Our relationship was formed online.

Now…do I suggest that you send your life savings to, or agree to marry, someone you met online and have never met in person?  Absolutely not.  You must use your common sense.

I do, however, know that people join in business people they know, like and trust.  Can that know, like and trust be formed on the internet?  YES…absolutely!  However, it only works if you are open and honest.  If you are feeding people a line, most will see through your BS.  Oh sure…you may get one or two who fall for it, but the majority of people…the ones you really want on your team…will see right through any shenanigans you try.

Bottom line…be honest…be real…be genuine and you can form relationships with people over the internet.

 

More MLM SPAM on Social Spaces

Today seems to be “MLM SPAM day” on social spaces.  I did a couple screen shots to share my “favorite” SPAM with you.  These showed up in my newsfeed today among MANY others.

 

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HHMMM…you thought the ENTIRE GROUP would be perfect for the 2 – 5 people you supposedly could invite??  Interesting…

 

 

MLMspam57EVERYBODY gets paid and NO ONE is left out?  WOW…sounds like one of “those things” that will attract the people who want to sign up, do nothing and get paid.  ( I know for a fact that the person who posted this one is having NO success because they contacted me saying “social space marketing doesn’t work”.  It doesn’t work for THEM because they are doing it wrong.)

 

 

MLMspam58The same status was posted by two DIFFERENT people at the exact same time via HootSuite.  These people never even visit the group so they have no idea that their scripted SPAM is found out.  One of these two is also wondering why they are struggling so hard to build their business using social spaces.

 

 

 

 

And…the honorable mention goes to this next one!  This one goes one better than sign up, do nothing and get paid.  They are going to PAY YOU and you never have to spend a dime!!  Let me ask you…if no one ever spends a dime…WHERE DOES THE MONEY COME FROM????

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This is only a very small fraction of the spammy status updates that came through my newsfeed today.  Are you marketing like this?

STOP RIGHT NOW!!  Go listen to my Social Space Marketing Call or sign up for my upcoming Social Space Marketing 4 Week Course.   Learn how to market your business without being a spammer.

 

Branding Your Business

Branding your business is one of the biggest things people struggle with.  This is something that has plagued entrepreneurs and small businesses forever.  It is especially hard amongst network marketers and affiliate marketers.

Why would that be?

Network marketers and affiliate marketers tend to take on the persona of the company they are representing and forget that they are building their own business.  I see it on social spaces all the time.  Everyone is screaming their company name.  They put up photos of the company ads that everyone else is using.  You always know who people from XYZ company are because they were all on the same conference call and all heard something on that call that resonated with them.  Therefore,  they run to their social spaces and all post the same blurb or quote or announcement.

As a prospect, if you are friends with more than one person from the same company (which you most likely are because they all tend to run in the same circles and add each others friends) then you see the same photos and status updates over and over.   One of the hardest things for us to do is put ourselves in the shoes of the prospect.

I was thinking of trying a product from a certain company recently.  But…how do I go about figuring out which of the 50 or so distributors of the company I want to buy from?  They all bombard my newsfeed daily on facebook.  But…if they didn’t bombard my newsfeed, would I know who they are?

What is a good “happy medium”?  How do you go about promoting your business, letting people know what you do and letting people get to know you as a person instead of as a business?

Learn exactly how to go about marketing your business on social spaces by setting yourself apart from the crowd of people hollering the company message.

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I’ve Been Watching You

I spent a few hours today with one of my Elite Coaching Clients.  During these sessions, I generally hook to my client’s computer and walk her through exactly where to go, what to day and what to do on social spaces.  We also look at what others are doing and find examples of what is NOT working.

Today we found quite a few of you on facebook.  We looked at your status updates and looked at the interaction you are getting.

I was shocked at how many of you are STILL spinning your wheels and trying to work on facebook.  You are posting  quotes and business pitches and cutesy photos.  But…the only ones who are “liking” and commenting on your status updates are others who are in your business.  You have no prospects interacting with you.  You have no “real” people interacting with you.

While it’s nice to keep in touch with those in your business and it’s nice that they like your stuff, that does NOT make you any money!!  That means you are just existing on facebook, but it’s doing you absolutely NO GOOD.

Why?  Why are you still spinning your wheels when everything you’ve done up to this point has been unsuccessful?  Why are you wasting your time?

Are you ready yet?  Are you ready to stop doing what doesn’t work and start doing what does?  Come join us for the New Year Group Coaching.  It’s not too late.  Pay what you can afford.  See what others are saying about the course so far here.

Have an Awesome Day,

Roxanne