Alright!

Let’s get to it right away, ‘cause this stuff is making me BONKERS.

As most, if not all of you know, I’m currently hosting the most amazing challenge I’ve done so far…if I may say so myself.

To be honest, I’ve gotten some pretty good feedback from the challenges as well, so I’m not just saying so, I actually have a bit of proof, yo.

Anyhow, one question in particular seems to be rearing its unlovely head inside the group, being:

HEY YOU!“Shall I add a link in my post when posting in a FB group?”

NO.YOU.SHOULD.NOT.

At least…not straight away.

There’s a couple of reasons WHY you shouldn’t do that.

Here comes a cute little list of bullet points and this is in no way meant to be an exhaustive list, but hopefully it’ll be enough for you to wrap your head around why this may not be the greatest way to promote your business.

 

  • Promoting yourself in someone else’s FB group WITHOUT their permission is like crashing a wedding. The groom and bride won’t appreciate it nor will any of the guests for creating an awkward situation for their hosts.
  • You aren’t providing VALUE to the people in the group. The ONLY value you’re trying to generate are $$$ in YOUR bank account.
  • You’re not building a relationship with people by straight out asking them to buy something from you. Remember the know, like, trust factor? Yeah, you’re not building those with this tactic.
  • If you do this enough times, people will tune you out whenever they see something of you popping in their newsfeed.

 

Let me be honest here, I’ve been guilty of this too. I think most of us are, whether we’ve done it with good intentions or not.

Truth is, it simply doesn’t work that way.

You have to actually put effort into making connections, building credibility, and providing value. Once you do this, people are MUCH more likely going to buy from you.

Yes, this takes time, but it’s about having a long-term strategy in place instead of making a quick buck only to find yourself running out of bucks fast.

Having said all of this, if a Facebook group allows you to promote your stuff on a certain day, you can obviously do so. Just make sure to follow the group’s guidelines.

Don’t be surprised though if you don’t get much traction from it when no one in the group knows who you are, what you’re about, and if you’re worth their money.

On the other hand, your personal page and your business page are YOURS. You can and should promote your stuff on there regularly while at the same time engaging your audience.

Dunno how to go about that?

I may have a solution to your needs. Just hold on tight for the next couple of days, as I will reveal this solution to you on Tuesday next week. It’s gonna be fun, different, and above all, VALUABLE!

Curious yet? Can’t wait to hear all about it? Then sign yourself onto my list so you’ll be the first to know and the first one in à www.melissahottinga.com

And no, this ain’t no list like all other lists. Better yet, I will PERSONALLY welcome you when you join (not if, just sayin’) 😉

xo Melissa

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