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