There are a couple of things that could potentially wind me up on Facebook if I was the type of person to let little things annoy me… but fortunately I’m not and whilst these things frustrate many people I know, they don’t bother me in the slightest and I take a totally different view point.
Here are a few examples of things that may frustrate and annoy you…
- As soon as you make friends with someone on Facebook, they send you an email giving you a link to their business opportunity!
- As soon as you make friends with someone on Facebook, they post a link to their MLM business opportunity on your wall!
- Someone copying and pasting the same message in Facebook and either using someone elses first name instead of yours, or just putting hi! (You know they are just bulk-emailing)
- Someone tagging you in an MLM business promotion video when you don’t know the person
- Someone sending out a mass message which has no relevance to you on Facebook to their friend lists
Yes, these kind of things can easily frustrate you, but I take a different approach….and it works very well! I look at these people as novices who don’t know any better and it’s a great opportunity for me to teach them how to do things properly.
It may not be their fault. They just joined a business opportunity and got so excited and caught up in the moment, that they honestly thought that people would join their opportunity by spamming it on people’s wall, or sending unsolicited emails.
I know when I first started online 6 years ago, I used to send out bulk email with links to business opportunities until I learned that I needed to build relationships up with people first before they would ever consider buying my products. It learned the HARD way. I wish I’d had someone show me the right way to do it.
If someone posts a link on my wall or spam’s me, I will usually post a comment or message to the person asking them how long they have been doing this for and what kind of success they are having using the methods they are using. I know, from experience that they won’t be having any success, so I gradually reel the person in to build that relationship.
Once I get a reply, I explain that they are doing it all the wrong way and I try to arrange a 30 minute complimentary phone consultation so I can help educate the person and show them how to do it the right way.
It’s amazing how many times I’ve actually been able to turn round a negative comment or message and I’ve actually educated the person and sponsored them into my business 🙂
So, the lesson here is… have patience, remember that you may once have been in this position and you should try to reach out to that person to help them understand the right way to do things.
I say, let’s educate people and show them how to do things the right way rather than criticizing or scolding them. Give praise where it’s due and educate when necessary and TOGETHER we can help change people’s lives 🙂
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About the Author
Gavin Mountford is the author of www.NetworkingSuperstar.com which shows Network Marketers how to use the POWER of Facebook and the Social Networks to build relationships, generate leads, become Superstars on Facebook, brand themselves and grow their MLM business in a simple way.