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Do you enjoy receiving phone calls from telemarketers? Does it thrill you to answer the phone and listen to someone tell you why you must listen to their sales pitch? If you do, then you are in the minority. I hate those calls!! I won't even answer the phone anymore if the name or number on my caller id is one that I don't recognize.

So, that being said, wouldn't you agree that posting ads in members' comment boxes is much like being a 'telemarketer' or maybe a 'typemarketer'? I, personally, don't enjoy logging in only to see a bunch of ads on my page. Nor do I like checking my messages and seeing so many that it would take a whole day to read them all; especially if they are from the same person!

(There are a few social networks that are specifically made for the purpose of posting ads whenever, wherever we want. But, even then, we shouldn't get carried away.)

I have learned that we shouldn't just promote our business. We should try to build relationships first. Yes, it takes longer...but it's worth it.

If a friend of mine were to call me on the phone and say, "Hey, I've found this great opportunity that I would like for you to check out"; I am much more likely to take a look at it. If someone calls me that I have had no interaction with whatsoever offers me the same opportunity, I guarantee you that I won't hesitate to say no and I may not even listen.

We need to gain people's trust before we just throw an opportunity at them. You may think that the more ads you post, the more signups you'll receive. Well, I have learned from experience..that is not necessarily true.

I try very hard to get people to know me and I try to get to know them a little before I hit them with a sales pitch. Because of this, I have been much more successful in my businesses/programs.

Never ever mention your product in your first email or comment. Offer a welcome, tell something about yourself, ask about them and every so often, simply wish them a good day.

Send out a friend request to each person that responds to your comment or message.

You should send only one or two messages a month to your friends list. This really works. More than that and people won't even read them.

Invite people to check out your profile page. Most will also check out your links and banners.

Start a group focusing on your program, business or even, interests.

I'm not trying to tell anyone what to do; but I just want you to know what has worked best for me and for others.

For me, gaining friendships is a big part of promoting my opportunities

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Comment by Frankie Brown on October 8, 2011 at 4:21am
Thank you for your comments. :)  And, of course, Habib, you can most certainly share it.
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Comment by AskLindaHoffman on October 7, 2011 at 9:45am

Here is the link to a post I had posted on another site, and have now brought it over here. Enjoy. :)

http://www.homebasedbusinessprogram.com/profiles/blogs/do-you-know-...

 

Comment by AskLindaHoffman on October 7, 2011 at 9:41am
Great Post. I will be sharing mine again that I posted awhile back. I approached it in a very different way.
Comment by Habib Alzaid on October 6, 2011 at 8:18am

Wow Frankie,

You are right on time, I wish more people could read this blog.

I hope you don't mind if I share this?

Comment by James E. Williams Sr. on March 13, 2011 at 2:01am

Thanks Frankie,

I like that!

Comment by AskLindaHoffman on January 24, 2011 at 11:32pm
AMEN!!!
Comment by Becky Ragsdale on January 24, 2011 at 1:43pm
Hi Frankie thanks so much for posting this and may you have a blessed day.I was over wammed with your article.
Comment by James E. Williams Sr. on October 4, 2010 at 6:49am
Frankie,
Thank you for the birthday wish. I agree with you with what I call spamming. It is better to create relationships and share thoughts and ideas.
Comment by Frankie Brown on September 15, 2010 at 1:54am
Thank you so much, Sean. That means a lot to me. I'll be watching for your blog. :)

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