This method, commonly known as Attraction Network Marketing, is the #1 method used in social media today. You may be asking what qualifies me to write about this topic. Well, I have transitioned from the one who is constantly looking for people to follow, to someone who others look for. I get at least 3 or 4 Facebook friend requests, several new fan page likes, requests to join my groups, and dozens of new twitter followers every day. I no longer look for people to follow/friend.
Now, I want to show you how you can do the same thing. If you are brand new to Attraction Network Marketing on the internet you will have to lay the ground work. For this example, we will be looking at Facebook. Other networks will work similarly.
When people do find you, and you only have 6 friends, they are not as likely to add you, so you do need to build up your friend list some. One good method for gaining friends is through groups. Find groups related to your niche and get active. Let them know that you are new to this. People are really helpful if they understand you are new and learning the ropes.
Remember not to SPAM the groups. This will get you ignored and possibly kicked out of the group. Remember, the key word in "Attraction Network Marketing" is Attraction. Spamming groups repels people.
Start posting and commenting regularly, and get to know many of the other members. Once you get to know someone, THEN send a friend request. Sending blind friend requests to people who don't know you is not the best idea. You may want to do a little bit of that if you have very few friends, but blind friending is not advisable as a long term strategy.
Alright, let us assume that you have some friends now and you are ready to get to the point where people are sending you regular friend requests. To do so, you need to establish your "Brand". This will be our topic for tomorrow as we continue this series on Attraction Network Marketing.