It doesn't look good when you do.
People will not have any respect for you.
It's because you have a money agenda and people will know this when you pitch on them and don't take the time to get to know them first.
What will happen to you?
You will get labeled as a spammer and this will ruin your reputation.
Surely this is not what you want to do for your business.
When you jump on your prospect and begin to tell them about your business opportunity without knowing them, this is a big TURNOFF!
What are you going to do?
This calls for some serious revamping and changing your way of doing things online.
Don't do what other folks on Facebook are doing, they setup a profile and then proceed to join as many groups as they can. Next they begin posting their links in all the Facebook groups that they joined. Never attempting to make a connection with members in the group.
When posting in Facebook groups, instead of posting and running. You should attempt to make a connection by saying hello to someone that is in the group. A simple comment on their post will do, and this is the beginning of interaction because they will get a notification that a comment was made on their post. Now the only thing about this is many people don't even bother to check their notifications located in the top left corner of your profile. However if they are online then it will appear in the lower left corner and they will see it pop up and they should respond by posting a comment.
This works for me and there is one more thing I should tell you about this. When choosing which post to comment on, you should watch for the ones that are using the Hootsuite app. I don't comment on those because they are posted at various times that has been preset and this means that they are not on Facebook or online. Most of the people that use Hootsuite make post like "Inbox me" for info and they believe and expect people will to contact them. The only ones who will contact them will be those wanting to pitch on them about their business opportunity.
This just doesn't work on Facebook. There has to be a connection and it is up to you to do that so that you will learn more about the people in the group. People just don't get it, pitching your business to someone you don't even know is ludicrous and not smart for business. All it leads to is frustrations and failure, this will lead to you quitting. I see this everyday on Facebook and the people that are doing this don't have a clue. It's time to do something different. YOU can start by making a connection with people and the Facebook groups will work very well for you.
I produced a video on creating and using Facebook groups successfully. I will share it with you at the end of this post. All my groups are successful and have grown over time. You get to meet people and learn more about them by connecting to see if they are a fit for your business before presenting to them.
RELATIONSHIPS IS THE KEY!
I say this all the time to people, when you take the time to get to know people first then this is the best thing you can do for your business.
This is very important to keep in mind. Be different don't do what other people are doing on Facebook. You will stick out like a sore thumb on Facebook in a good way. People will be attracted to you and this is what you want. It will allow you to connect with people because they will be attracted to you and this is the beginning of building a relationship. Word of caution when you get friend request, be sure to check their profile to learn more about them and see what is on there profile. If you find a profile with no picture and nothing posted, this is usually a red flag to me. If they haven't taken the time to put a profile picture up or any information to know who they are. You don't know who you are dealing with. Think about this very carefully before you confirm them as a friend.
People get on Facebook and start sending friend request to people they don't know and they end up getting blocked by Facebook, it is allowed for someone to send 20 or 30 friend request but Facebook doesn't want you to wear it our. They will warn you and stop you if you continue to do it. This is not the kind of behavior they want on their site. Besides most of these people who you send a friend request to will not confirm you. It takes time to build your friend list on Facebook and this is where groups can help you, when it's done the right way. Using the information I shared with you above is a great start and will benefit you greatly and you won't be wasting time or energy.
It has worked great for me and has allowed me to start my own networking site for bloggers and article writers. You are welcome to check it out and join for free. One thing I will say here, please don't join if you expect to post your business links only. My reason for starting the site is for blog and content syndication, backlinks, SEO and branding your name online. When you decide to join, you will be getting free organic traffic from the search engines to your blog and articles that you share. Blogging is a great way for people to learn more about you and your business.
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Now I will end by saying that I hope that this post has been helpful and if you found great value from it, please pass it along by sharing it to the various social sites and share your thoughts below. Please leave your comments below, and I wish you all the best with your online business.
VIDEO: Business Networking Groups - How to create a successful Facebook group.
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