Beware of bad friend requests.
Today’s video was about how to be professional when making new friends online to build your business.
When you are making new friends using platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Here is some things to consider to be more professional and hopefully win their business.
- When making friends personally, learn to build relationships before asking for a sale. Using tools like facebook messenger is best when you have know the person.
- Make friends and build your personal brand. Using your business page to make new friends, then asking for the sale almost always is equal to making a cold sales call. It can be done, but the deck is stacked against you.
- Have your own safe guard system to protect yourself from scammers. One of the things personally found is if you send me a friend request, I use the messenger to ask them to please follow me on Instagram, or subscribe to my youtube channel. And have a personal policy if we recently became new friends it will be close to a year before you can ask for a sale in a messenger.
- Be professional. Many people are not going to see eye to eye with you. How you handle the conversation with them must be professional. When you insult them, or force them to see your way, its the fastest way to lose the sale.
Hope this video helps you to present yourself as a professional online. Remember lots can be accomplished if you build a relationship first.
Tim Gillette is an Author, Speaker, and Blogger. Hosting the Blog and Video Con in Dallas TX every fall and spring. To find out more about how you can improve your business online with blogging and video join the newsletter at NotTomPetty.com