Can you succeed on social media without any credibility?

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One of the questions people have when they are first starting out in business is, can they succeed on social media without any credibility. That’s a very important question to ask because many people want to use social media as a platform for their products and services.

They want to succeed using social marketing because that’s where billions of people are. They want to learn what it takes to win online every time.

Unfortunately, I do not recall reading or watching sufficient content that addresses this matter. As a result, I am going to do my best to answer the question objectively and logically.

So again, the question is can you succeed on social media without any credibility. The answer is both yes and no. I’ll explain my double answer.

Yes you can: 

-if you have have a budget. You have to think of yourself as a multinational corporation. What big business do you know of that doesn’t have a marketing budget? If you’re building a business even online, it doesn’t mean that you don’t need a budget. Successful social media marketers use financial resources to expand their reach and influence. So must you.

I know what you’re thinking. You watched a video of someone who built a six figure business without using any advertising money. Well you and I don’t know ALL of what they did to build that business. So in my opinion, you need to invest some money to build your business. Especially when competition online is greater now than it was years ago.

-if you create content. ILT stands for Invest, Learn, Teach. As a entrepreneur on social media, you should be creating some kind of content that addresses the problems that people are having online regarding their business. Some of those problems could be lead generation, marketing strategies and so on. Content is king. Where do people go for content? Social media. If you create engaging content, you will be successful even if you don’t have any credibility.

No you can’t:

-if you think you can spam your way to success. The majority of internet marketers spam their links all over social media. This is not the way to become successful on social media. This tactic does not increase your credibility, it destroys it. In addition, it makes the marketer look desperate. Why would someone send a link to another person who did not request it? Social media is about being social first and business second. People are smart. They know you have some kind of business that you’re promoting.  They just don’t want to spammed with it. Spam will get your business canned.

-if you promote your company products all over social media. This part has been talked about a lot in many articles and videos. Yet, people still use this as their main marketing strategy. Most network marketing consumable  products have a similar health benefit. So people are not necessarily going to join you because of the products. They are going to join you because they like your uniqueness. Furthermore, your knowledge is what is going to attract them to you because they feel you can help them, not your product. Hope that makes sense.

In conclusion, You can succeed on social media without any credibility. It depends on the time AND money you invest in yourself and business. You get out what you put in plain and simple. Too many people expect to become an overnight sensation on social media and it doesn’t work that way. You will pay your dues especially when no one knows you. If you want to learn what entrepreneurs are doing to become successful on social media, click here

About the Author:

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Calvin Moss is a blogger and home business professional. He lives in New York city with his wife and daughter in New York City. He can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

 

 

 

Why Most people don’t make any money online.

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If you’re like most of us, you came across an advertisement that says learn how you can make x amount of dollars per month. You probably thought it was a scam but you went ahead and took a look at it. You read some testimonials of people who were getting great results but were not sure if you could get them. Maybe those folks are the lucky ones you thought. They probably have a “hook up” you pondered.

While it is normal to have some skepticism, it is abnormal to  be completely close minded especially without doing any objective research. I want to talk about why people don’t make any money online and hopefully shed some light on the matter. I will also talk about the solution to making money online.

Okay, so here’s why most people don’t make any money online:

  1. They think everything is a scam– yes there are a lot of scams online. However, it is YOUR responsibility to do your own due diligence to find out which ones are scams are which ones are not. There are many wonderful opportunities that will allow you to realize your dreams and goals. But you have to examine the company, track record and owners of the company. In doing this often, you will be able to discern better.
  2. Push button mindset– This mindset probably affects about 90% of the marketers online. Sure it would be nice to push a button and get all the sales we want and become millionaires. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works. It seems as if people brought their job mentality to free enterprise and expect to make it big overnight. If they didn’t make it big overnight at their jobs, what makes them think they’re gonna make it big overnight in their own business? Go figure. Furthermore, when they don’t make it big guess what they say? I knew it was a scam.
  3. Don’t want to invest any money in their business- It amazes me that people want to charge top dollar for their products and services but what all the training etc without any investment for free. Only broke people think like that. Real successful people know that they have to invest in themselves and their business. They know that there’s no such thing as everything for nothing in return. While there are good resources that you can get for free, the best resources will cost you. One of the most important assets you have is time. Free will cost you time, paid will save you time. So invest in your business, this is not the lottery.
  4. Don’t want to work with a mentor-I think there was a song by Frank Sinatra titled ” I did it my way”. That’s exactly what most marketers agree to. They want to do it their way instead of working with someone who did it and got results with it. Entrepreneurs work with people who are better entrepreneurs than they are. They are called mentors. We all need mentors who can help us to become better. This is because we don’t know everything and require guidance especially in business. Most of us were taught to become employees by employees not entrepreneurs. In order to go from an employee to an entrepreneur, you need to taught by entrepreneurs.

In conclusion, These are the reasons why most people don’t make any money online. Making money online requires a plan and action consistently. Just like you went to school to consistently to get the degree for the profession you’re hopefully in, the same applies for the entrepreneur. You have to learn before you can earn. However, most people want to earn before they learn and that’s insane.If you seriously want to make money online and are willing to invest in yourself and business click here.

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About the author:

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Calvin Moss is a writer, blogger and home business professional. He lives in New York city with his wife and daughter. He is on Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Facebook Marketing Tips To Get Leads, Likes And Engagement.

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Home business owners want to know how to sponsor reps on Facebook. It is said that well over 300 million people are on Facebook. This includes prospects as well. One of the biggest challenges that distributors have is finding prospects. When you first get started in network marketing, you are told to make a list. The problem is that most people do not have a list unless they have some previous influence. Friends and family have already told you to get a real job. Next, your sponsor tells you to go to coffee shops, malls, etc for an hour or so and “prospect”. The problem with that is, people who are in malls and coffee shops are there to eat and shop. They don’t want to hear about your business program. Going to malls and coffee shops are if anything, a great way to get you out of your comfort zone. Network marketers do not want to do that because they may feel ridiculed.

So after getting into an argument with their sponsors, most people quit. What worked yesterday may not work today. It depends on certain factors that must be taken into account. Since most people are online, they are most likely to look for a business opportunity online. I’m not 100% against malls and coffee shops. I just believe there are better leveraged ways to make money online. This is where Facebook comes into play.

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There are do’s and don’t’s to marketing and recruiting on Facebook just like anything else. Unfortunately, most networkers haven’t received the training and miraculously believe that what they are doing is adding credibility to their business. When we first start marketing, we normally do what everyone else is doing because if they’re doing it, then it must work. Sadly, many marketers are promoting their businesses the wrong way. I want to share what I’m doing personally and what other leaders are doing on Facebook to get leads, likes and engagement for your content on Facebook.

Professional looking profile picture.

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The first thing you need is a professional looking picture. I’m not saying go pay a photographer to takes pictures of you. I’m saying choose a picture of yourself that days you mean business. Many network marketers make their profiles their company product and they use they’re products as a cover photo. Some individuals use objects as their profile picture. This is a no-no. People want to see who they are doing business with. When you post a picture of something other than yourself, it makes people think you’re hiding something. So post a professional looking type of picture. This is just my opinion. Some leaders have on only a t-shirt, that’s fine. I just believe as a good rule of thumb, you should have a professional looking photo. It gives prospects the idea that you are business person.

Join multiple Facebook groups that pertain to your business or industry.

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join as many Facebook groups as you can. I belong to about one hundred groups on Facebook. I don’t post to all of them, but I am a member. Joining multiple groups allows you to see what your friends are posting and vice versa. The problem with joining Facebook groups is spam. People are spamming their links and ads all over Facebook. When first started I did the same thing. Network marketers and affiliate marketers are posting links only to get seen by other marketers. No one is posting anything of value. If a prospect decides to join, they’ll probably do what the majority of other networkers are doing which doesn’t work, get frustrated and quit. When you post something of value in these groups, your content will go viral and people will ask you what it is you do(engagement)? When you get lots of likes, Facebook will put your content in front of a lot of people. In addition to that, your profile will get seen by more people. Just know that all groups are not the same. So youngest to find the best ones to join.

Post motivational quotes and lifestyle pictures.

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Obviously, there is a lot of junk on Facebook. As a home business owner, what you post is a representation of you and your brand. You don’t want to post anything derogatory or offensive on your wall. Post lifestyle pictures with you and with your family hanging out. This lets people know that you are a real person. People love to see others having fun? Motivational quotes are excellent reminders to keep moving forward towards your goals. There’s nothing like waking up in the morning to see a motivational quote by Tony Robbins, Jim Rohn or others in your news feed. These kind of quotes are very inspiring and will assist you in your profession.

Accepting friendship requests.

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As an entrepreneur, you want to accept requests from people who are in the home business industry or looking to join a home business company. When someone sends you arequest, send them a message saying, thanks for requesting me as a friend, looking forward to reading your posts and networking with you etc. If you send someone a friend request, thank them for accepting etc. Some people may just want to be friends and your posts inspire them in some way. That’s ok. As you continue to post entrepreneur related material, people will begin to ask you questions and to send them a link. Try to keep your conversations causal. Don’t throw up on someone who just accepted your friend request about your business. People are smart, they’ll know just by looking at your wall if you’re promoting something or not.

Providing value on your FB wall.

In today’s network marketing era, you need to provide some kind of value on your wall. I think a good it’s a good idea to post very little information about your business. Some networkers timeline are filled with nothing but their company products. The majority of all network marketing products are good and give similar results regarding weight-loss etc. Don’t brand your company, brand yourself with posts that offer some kind of “how to” information. People have seen your company before, they haven’t seen YOU! So lead with value, not your company.

Do videos.

This may not sit well with many of you, but doing videos actually add to your credibility. People love watching videos. They want to hear you and see you. When you offer some kind of tip through video, it tells people that you are a professional and that you are serious about your craft. Videos show that you are a real person as well. Do a video once or twice a week for starters.

In closing, Facebook is an excellent way to get leads, likes, and engagement. Never send an unsolicited link and do not spam people timeline. Whether your business is online or off, the rules never change. People only buy from people they know like and trust. Your responsibility is to establish those three things over time, not overnight. I get people sending me messages trying to convince me to join their business. I don’t know them, they haven’t built a relationship with me and they can’t tell me why I should join them and not someone else. In order to build know, like and trust, create some content of your own. As you continue to create, you will get more leads, likes and engagement which will turn into sales on Facebook. Use Facebook as well as any social media platform to brand yourself first.

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About the author:

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Calvin Moss is a writer, blogger and home business entrepreneur. He is also a marketer and motivator. More of his work can be seen at http://www.calvinmosspro.com. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter. You can also reach out to the author on Facebook.

Do’s And Don’ts Of Network Marketing

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There are do’s and don’ts of network marketing. Most people are doing network marketing the wrong way. Because of this, prospects are treating network marketers like suspects. We all want financial and time freedom. We want to leave a legacy for our families to emulate. However, there is a certain way to go about achieving this. Network marketing is a people business. There is a protocol to connecting with people. So let’s get into the do’s and don’ts of network marketing.

1. Do respect the business of network marketing.

This is a business that can give you the quality of life that most people wish they had. When you respect this business, you will position yourself to prosper unlike any job could ever offer.

2. Do get as many eyeballs on your business as you can.

Network marketing requires you to get as much exposure as possible. Use offline and online strategies to do this. This business is a numbers game. So you will have to go through the numbers in order to get results. Period.

3. Do consider getting a blog.

A blog gives your visitors a chance to get to know who you are and what you do. Do you need a blog to make money? No. The reason why I recommend having a blog is because a blog allows you to brand yourself on the internet. People all the world can have the opportunity to connect with you while you are sitting at home! In addition, blogging lets you offer independent tips and training.

4. Do get a lead magnet or capture page to collect leads on your blog.

The reason why I say this is because you will have an additional way to collect leads. More importantly, the leads are already familiar with you and your offer.

This concludes the Do’s of network marketing. Now, I will cover the don’ts of network marketing.

1.Don’t spam your opportunity.

One thing people hate is spam. There must be something magical that we believe happens when we spam others with our opportunity. Maybe we believe prospects will get started with us if we send them an unsolicited link. The truth of the matter is you must build a relationship with your prospects BEFORE you send them some information. Never spam someone who didn’t request your link. Spamming makes people think your business is a scam. Furthermore, it makes you look unprofessional.

2. Don’t ignore offering value on social media.

If you look at many of the groups on Face book, you will notice that many of the net workers are posting their business. Everyone and their mother has a business. You must uniquely offer something of value that will make people think. Posting pictures of your pet and food is nice, but they don’t give people value. When you offer value online, you will attract prospects to you.

3. Don’t argue with people.

If someone says I quit, let them. They didn’t quit on you, they quit on themselves and their families. I find it amazing that we get started for selfish reasons and quit for selfish reasons. Don’t convince people to stay on board. If you convince them today, you will convince them tomorrow.

4. Don’t post pictures of money, or make income statements.

If you notice in many of the Face book groups, affiliate marketers post pictures of themselves holding large sums of money. They are indicating that you can make money fast. You and I both know that making money online with any business is not that easy. If you have a quality offer, it will take some time. When you make income statements, you contribute to the stigma that network marketing is shady.

In conclusion, these are the Do’s and Don’ts of network marketing. There are others to be mentioned though everyone’s experience will differ. Network marketing is about learning, doing and sharing. As we focus on the do’s, we will eliminate the don’ts.

Much Success,

Calvin Moss

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