Monday, November 29, 2010
I will begin by saying this first, if you haven't read part one of my post you should do it now. Just click here and read it now.
Moving right along to what I will be uncovering right now. This will be very informative for you and something for you to consider when using these social sites.
I can't believe what I'm seeing these days, social networking has really changed and it has changed so much that they're even trying to make it like a home business. What a bunch of BS they're shooting up your you know what. The idea that you have to pay to socialize is totally uncool. Some social sites that are free, they tell you that they will pay you a percentage of the profits from advertising.
But there's a catch, you have to refer people to their site. But get this, the amount they are paying is so small (usually about ten cents to fifty cents) that it won't amount to much any way. If you're looking to make an extra $100 a month, at the rate of 50 cents per referral, you need to refer 200 people to join and they probably have to refer others or upgrade for you to collect anything. They're certainly not going to pay you when they're not making any money. You do have to work for it! So they have turned this into a job for you, so where is the social networking? Plus you're not getting to know any one because you're so busy trying to get people to join so you can get paid. Hmmm!!!
So who do you think is getting the most benefit from this sort of activity, the site owner, that's who. You're doing all the work and it's not going to bring you any residual income either. So my point is this, why bother because it is the wrong business model, all you are doing is building their list for them and you're telling every one you know to join and do the same thing you are doing.
Does this seem fair? Heck no, it's all wrong and it's not a home business either. But still this is all I see, these so called free social networking sites that say they're free. This is where thinking is required by you. How can they pay you if there's no money involved? There's got to be revenue coming in, if not then they will be shutting down the site.
Take for example Google, if they didn't have people using their search engine who would see all those sponsored ads and what would happen to PPC ads, there wouldn't be NO Google. Even Facebook, what about those ads you see on the side when you log in, that's their revenue from social network advertising. Let's face it, Facebook is probably the most popular social networking website and more than likely they will remain that way for a very long time.
I don't see any of this changing for them, they're just growing everyday. So for all these other social sites that try to persuade people to join by saying that they will pay you. It's all baloney, and it will never work for a business. For any business to work, it has to have all five pillars. This is not up for debate, and that's just the way it is. For those that are interested in knowing what are the FIVE PILLARS for a successful business, I recommend you get the following resource at the end of this post and become educated about them.
My post is just my opinion, and it's what I'm seeing everyday on the internet, and really to me it is giving social networking a bad name. Social networking websites are for one reason, and that is to meet people and gradually over time get to know someone, and build on it. It's all about trust and honesty, having integrity and when you've got all of that, it makes for a great relationship forever. But when you factor money into it, then all of that changes, it's all about making money. So many people have an agenda and people can feel that.
That's why I believe that getting paid for referring people will never work, the social site owners that do it, just want to turn it into a business and make money. That's just the fact and when you think about this, and realize that there is something you can do. Just keep social networking the way it was intended without all the upgrades, forget about the benefits, because all you are doing is giving your money to the site owners and building their list and they in turn will just promote to the people you have referred to them. It's not a WIN-WIN for all parties involved.
The success for social sites like these is only temporary, because people will find another social site and run there, and tell all their friends to join them in there too. No one will be making any money, and everyone has an agenda because it's so much competing going on. NO one is bothering to get to know each other, just sign up with me and make money! What a waste of time, and my last point is that you will end up thinking that you can't make money on the internet. You can win and I can prove it to you, YOU just need the proper education and training. Get the resource at the bottom of the page for FREE!
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Friday, November 26, 2010
What do I mean when I say where is the focus? Most of these social networking websites are Web 2.0 marketing.
All that means is when you see a share button on the site, every time someone likes, comments or shares your content from their site. It's a social signal and this is a good thing to do for getting your content more exposure, in the search engines and it means more traffic to their site and your content too.
Don't get me wrong, the site owners want you to interact and meet people, but on the other hand they want you to tell others so they can join the site and then guess what happens next. They're on the site owners list now and they get to send emails to everyone who joins.
These are people you have invited/referred to their site, and then they get to promote to them about some offer they are currently marketing.
Hmmm! Isn't that what you want to happen? Did a light bulb just go off? Don't get mad, it's just how it works, but the thing that sticks in my craw.
It's the social networking groups, a few of these sites want to tell you what you can talk about in your group. Some even have the audacity to remove your post if they feel like you are promoting your business. Well what the heck are they doing when they're mailing out to people that you have referred to them.
So how does internet social networking works, YOU pay a monthly fee to come to a location everyday and the whole purpose is to be able to come their and introduce yourself, start up a conversation and if you meet a lot of people, that's interested in discussing it further then you present them with your business card (a link to your website).
Example: Let's say you got about 4 or 5 people that you're talking with, and say the owner happens to pass and sees that you are passing out your business card, and he says that's not allowed and breaks up your discussion. Is that fair? What did he just do here? He stopped you from doing what you are paying him a monthly fee to do. Social networking is like a great big meeting hall, and if the owners are going to be so controlling as to tell you what you can talk about, then why bother paying them.
That's what you're paying them to do. That's why I avoid sites that you have to pay to do social networking because you're not building your list, only the site owners. I will be writing about this some more. This has really gotten my juices flowing and it's something that should be addressed. Just something that you need to think about.
You really should give this some serious thought, and if you would like to learn how to think, not what to think. I have a video to share with you, this will help you to get rid of all the negativity that gets in your mind. If I have piqued your curiosity then I advise you to look at the video and learn how to get focused so YOU will propel your business so that you will have success in network marketing.
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