You're logged onto Facebook, just chilling and scrolling through your newsfeed. You see your friend's cute baby, your cousin's birthday, and then all of a sudden, your message notification lights up.
Your heart skipped a beat.
Your friends always send you the best stuff.
So of course, you click on it. When you open it, your heart sinks and you become angry. It's not your BFF. It's some random friend you haven't talked to in three years that wants you to buy leggings, or some really expensive workout thing you want no part of, or pills...something. Now your blood pressure is up, you're annoyed, and quite frankly, you really want to go tell your "friend" to back to the last time you talked and fly a kite. Sound familiar?
Of course it does - the same scenario plays out across social media every single day, and it's even worse when you don't even know the person - when they're just some random person that thinks they're God's gift to your needs as a client.
So what does this have to do with ME selling? I don't do that in my business!
Well, here's the thing - it has everything to do with you because your goal is to learn from the mistakes of those around you. If you're running a business, you're eventually going to talk to people about your business - it's inevitable. So the best thing you can do for your business is to avoid repeating their mistakes. Such as:
Soliciting via Facebook messenger/DMs/PMs/Email
Okay, so I'm not going to say that you should never message someone about what's going on with your business, but I will say there's a time and place for it.
You don't want to message every single person on your list on social media and tell them your newest cool deal going on. NO. That's what a newsletter is for! However, if your cool deal isn't getting the response it should be, think about the people you already have established relationships with and drop them a line about your awesome deal and how they can get dibs on it.
"Hey Marci, I just wanted to let you know that I put together this really rad PDF booklet of recipes a couple weeks ago. I noticed you've been drinking a lot of shakes recently, and all the recipes are shakes, so I thought you might really like it. The link is here - let me know what you think!"
See, if someone is trying to get me on their newsletter list or something like that, that's the way I would want them to talk to me.
Also - Not being able to take no for an answer
So, I'm going to go against what every MLM spokesperson has ever been taught as say that if someone tells you no that NO MEANS NO. When someone tells me no, I immediately make a note to never, ever, EVER contact them about business related things again. Why? Because it's common courtesy. I talk on my social media profiles all the time about what I do, so if they want in on whatever I'm doing, they'll drop me a line. Period.