You know I see more and more online marketers get on a bandwagon for the newest and hottest thing that is happening now and I have to say don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
When I first started online, I was looking for ways to get my info out there for others to see – well there are many ways to get your info seen by others and the hottest one right now seems to be facebook. Now I”m not saying that this is not a great place to be right now but I also have a few things I want to point out.
Facebook has over 500 million users right now – that is more people than reside in the USA, just to give you an idea the volume we are talking about. Believe it or not, according to the Facebook website itself, people spend over 700 BILLION minutes per MONTH on Facebook. Incredible huh? Now you can see why this is the hottest place to be.
Here is my word of caution to everyone, as I see this happening so often lately, and it’s going to happen to some of you on facebook. Online marketers get in there and violate the terms and I see this being done on a daily basis – some are getting away with it BUT this will not continue.
If you keep violating the TERMS, you could wake up one morning and find all your work, all your friends, all your leads and all your contacts are gone! Now I’m not just picking on Facebook, I’m just using them as example because so many are there right now doing things that they should NOT be doing.
So what I’m trying to say is: First, abide by the rules on social sites and Second, don’t put all your eggs in one basket – relying on ONE source for your leads or building your business – you could wake up one morning and it’s all gone.
Being a victim myself, I had a “FREE” wordpress blog years ago and didn’t read the terms. There is a reason that your “FREE” wordpress is “FREE” – it’s designed for you to blog about things that are NOT going to bring you any financial gain. After a year and a half, of my free blog, I woke one morning to find my followers and many of my posts GONE – shut down – violation of terms.
The bottom line is this: while building your list, make sure you are using a squeeze page, a lead capture page and some kind of opt-in form for your leads to be on. You just never know what might happen. Without this, if your account should get deleted – you will lose all these people in the blink of an eye. It’ll be too late to do anything about it.
It’s not fun starting over – so don’t put all your eggs in one basket – scatter your eggs – and take time to read the TERMS of the site that you are on and using.