Newbie social traffic marketers just don’t get it…
True, social traffic is about building relationships.
And it’s also true, you can make your presence felt by establishing yourself as an authority on forums, blogs and social community sites by participating in ongoing conversations or starting new ones.
But where many stumble, and subsequently crash and burn is subscribing to the UFO mentality.
A UFO is flashy, appears for a brief moment, makes a lot of sound and noise, everyone looks up at it. And boom! It disappears!
Likewise, a new social marketer will find a forum, post 30 times a day for about a week. Fling their affiliate links in their signature and disappear.
Or they’ll join MyBlogLog, build up 500 friends in a week, then spam their friends with lots of link-laden, product promoting, likely irrelevant messages.
Will you get sales from these suspect tactics?
Will it be anything to write home about?
Instead of being a UFO, strive instead to be a monument.
A monument has a solid foundation, is respected, revered and more importantly, is there for the long haul.
By establishing your credibility, you build people up (rather than leave them feeling that they’re victims of a “hit-and-run” accident).
Rather than just become a part of a community…You become THE COMMUNITY.
If you’re new to all this, do realize it’s time to drop the link spamming tools and focus on building your fundamentals with tools like the Internet Millionaire Code.