MLM distributors and Real Estate agents are not the only businesses at risk, the sad part is they don’t even realize what they are doing wrong! Ignorance will be no defense.
I posted on my blog last week about one of the reasons so many MLM distributors fail is because they do social media wrong. A couple of days later one of my facebook friends posted in a facebook group we are both in that he had reconnected with a facebook friend of many years that had disappeared. Come to find out this friend who was big in MLM had his Facebook account shut down for abuse.
His crime was that he used his personal page to promote his MLM business. He friended strangers. He was spamming.
I decided the message I posted last week may not have been shall we say… strong enough. You see I am not picking on MLM or Real estate agents, as a matter of fact all the MLM and real estate agents I know are some of the most honest, hard working people I know and I would hate to see them hurt their business unknowingly.
Since I happen to have more MLM and real estate agents as Facebook friends than any other industry I have first hand experience of their facebook activities.
Some, not all of the MLM and real estate agents I am Facebook friends with spam on Facebook, I don’t think they even realize what they are doing is prohibited by facebook. Their upline told them they could do it or they see other real estate agents doing it so it must be ok. Sadly their ignorance I am afraid will not be a good defense.
As examples of real estate agents that shall remain nameless, one posted 5 properties that showed up on my newsfeed today, which was a slow day I guess because another real estate agent posted 15 properties on my newfeed in a 2 hour and 20 minute timespan yesterday.
Those are examples of spam.
Social Media has been around for a several years now, it amazes me that MLM distributors, real estate agents and other small business still trying to use their personal Facebook page as a business page. This strategy is prohibited by facebook. (Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibilities – terms you agreed to when you signed up) Facebook can not allow Millions small busineses to spam the US for free. Facebook has already introduced the spam reporting option to every post and email.
And worst of all, this is easily avoidable. Facebook provides the ability for businesses to create a Facebook Business Page (or Fan Page ) to use to promote their businesses, and what makes it even better is a Facebook Business page is indexable by search engines.
So please don’t risk having your facebook account shut down, America needs honest, hard working people to succeed in this country. None of this is rocket science, (Amazon has books) if you don’t have or can’t take the time to do it right yourself ,there are FREE resources to help you do social media marketing right, for your business.