The scenario is always the same. You get a friend request. You check out the profile before accepting it. Looks legit. Seems harmless. So you accept.
Exactly 12 seconds later, you see that little messenger notification from the person you just accepted.
Maybe they are just thanking you for accepting their friend request. Reluctantly you click that little face bubble and the message pops open and sure enough…Your fears are confirmed.
“Hey I know we don’t know each other, but I see we have a lot in common and I just want to tell you about my…..blah….blah… blah…(insert unsolicited, unwelcome sales pitch here).
Yep. I get this all the time. They might as well have proposed on a first date. At least get my number first, maybe send some flowers, a second date, anything! I mean I’m flattered and all, but honey, I don’t even know you.
Take it easy now… let’s slow down a bit.
One Thing You’re Doing That Is Costing You Sales
This sort of thing happens every single day. I’m not sure who promoted this tactic as a good idea, but it’s time to put a stop to shameless social spamming once and for all.
I don’t know about you, but nothing makes me smash the “block” button faster than someone pitching me in the DMs before they have given me any reason to know, like or trust them.
If you are reading this, most likely you are not guilty of this, because you are following Ryan and his followers are much smarter and cooler than the average Joe.
But if you are new here and you ARE guilty of this, then, please. Just. Stop. First, you need to consume more of Ryan’s content because he has tons and tons of info about how to build relationships the right way and generate more sales. Just follow his lead and you’ll be golden.
Hint …Don’t ever…EVER reach out to someone and pitch your stuff without establishing a relationship and providing value first or you WILL lose potential sales. Simple as that.
If you ever do this, not only will you NOT get a sale, but you will lose the opportunity to ever reach a potential buyer with your message again because you’ll be blocked.
Even if you truly meant well, and you really have a great product, your sales “trigger finger” would have already scared me off. So as tempting as it is to jump the gun, don’t do it just yet or you’ll just be shooting yourself in the head with it.
Even if you are not guilty of this spamming strategy, there is still a lesson to be learned here. It never hurts to be reminded to make sure you are always providing tons of value and establishing relationships of trust before making any offers or extending any calls to action.
If there’s any doubt, give even more than you are comfortable giving. More than you think you should. Let the law of abundance work in your favor.
The best thing to do is to join groups where your target market hangs out and give tons and tons of value. This is organic attraction marketing at its best. Get in there and answer questions, make comments, and genuinely help people without expecting anything in return.
Before you know it, you will be the one that people start to reach out to and they will befriending you and wanting to work with you. People will become interested in you and they’ll seek you out rather than you chasing them down.
Sounds better than getting blocked and annoying the heck out of people right? Think abundantly, live abundantly. The more you give, the more you will reap in return. Repeat this process and you’ll make all kinds of new friends, new connections, and most importantly, new customers and new sales. Why not give it a try? Let us know how it goes.