BizSayer Says: 98% of your time on Social Networking sites is wasted time.
–Ask Terry Hall: Business Intuitive.
No one goes to social networking sites to buy, only to sell.
Is anyone besides Mari Smith, the Pied Piper of Facebook making money on Facebook and social networking. I know that the social networking sites and the people selling you information about how to make money on social networking sites, Well they’re making money. What about you? As Arsenio Hall would say, Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
The fact is that people do make sales from social networking sites. I’ve personally gotten 2 clients for one of my projects directly from Twitter.com – and that’s it. It’s simple, people go to networking sites and networking events to sell, not to buy – the clients I did get, bought advertising at my other site (to sell their stuff).
When people are ready to buy they:
- Use whomever they used the last time
- Ask for a referral.
- “Google it”
“Social Networks & Social Networking” does get traffic/visits to your site, but are you converting those visitors into potential clients? Arsenio again: Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
Whether it’s Mari Smith or any other information seller or guru, be sure that you recall the punch line of the “pied piper” story – the kids followed and never returned to their parents. So before you “invest your time, money or both” into elaborate “social networking” and “social media” campaigns, be sure that you have a specific call to action for people when they get to your website.
Visit Mari Smith’s site and see where she leads the “droves looking to make money social networking” that follow her to www.MariSmith.com (note: Mari’s site is solidly in the top 100,000 websites in the world – she gets traffic and this is but one of her many sites.) – remembering that people go to “social networking sites” to sell – not to buy.
That being said: “I predict that you if you don’t have a strategy how to get people into your pipeline, 98% of your social networking time is wasted.”