Social Networking Etiquette
Here are some important Social Networking Etiquette tips that will help you build quality online relationships with ease:
1) Relationships first
Social networking sites are all about establishing quality relationships, not just getting a date or selling your product.
2) Expand your thinking beyond yourself
Make the change from thinking that you can work your business successfully on your own, and shift toward the mentality that you can accomplish greater things when you work effectively with others.
Don’t limit your outreach and effectiveness as a network marketer.
You are a valued source of resources and contacts.
You have a unique store of connections and life experiences that provide an unlimited wealth of knowledge and opportunities.
Share those with others and draw from the experiences of others as well. Everyone brings unique value to the table.
3) Practice the power of praise
Praising others brings people to a higher level of energy and awareness. We all thrive on positive reinforcement. Focusing on the strengths of others develops true friendships, winners and leaders.
Send notes or comments or tags that say:
*Thanks for the great tag
* thanks for the support
* thanks for your friendship
* thanks for the referral
* words of encouragement
* thanks for taking the time to….”
Specifically tell people how they influence your life in a positive way. There is much power in praise!
Don’t forget to Wish your friends happy birthday. Facebook makes this real easy with the newsfeed.
Some people have not gotten the full concept of social networking and may not always return your kindness. Don't be offended, they are still learning.
4) Develop a complete profile
Give people something to establish common ground with; consider putting a summary of your resume or bio on your profile, or list professional associations you’re involved in. Bottom line: make sure you have at least one picture and some common sense background information. It’s important that others see your profile as valuable.
5) Follow them across many social platforms
Make your friend invites personal by complimenting them on their profile or work found on their sites. When you start building rapport and following them across various social networks, it shows that you are interested in their work.
If you find quality in their published blog posts for example, Stumble, or Digg their content and share them with your network. You begin promoting them and they will likely do the same for you.
Social Networking is the most cost-effective network marketing tool for reaching an endless stream of interesting friendships, influential contacts and growing your network marketing business. Daily interactions and forming the habit of building your online web presence will bring results over time.
Make a commitment to yourself and your relationships to put these powerful social networking principles into action and you’ll be attracting a vast number of true friends, new team members and business partners.