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Some Internet Marketers Need A Course In Communication

Not all internet marketers are created equal. Not everyone has the gift of personal communication skills and dealing with people on a more personal level. I do realize that. Maybe that is why some of the major players on the internet are major players. They don’t take the time to deal with individuals.

I realize I am not going to be popular for some of my statements here, but I am not your average marketer, nor am I a probably considered a “major player” even though I am relatively well-known on the internet marketing world! I do have a point though. The point being that since the internet is such an anonymous venue in many ways, the players who lose the personal touch are doing everyone a disservice.

I will relate a recent personal experience here and I hope you will see my point. I am involved in a program that I thoroughly believe in and I am confident it could help someone work from home full time that is just starting out. I also understand the importance of multiple streams of income and I have been researching businesses that I could possibly add to my income streams.

I use forums and social media mostly to research business options because this is where some of the most successful marketers “hang out” and share ideas. They are invaluable. Recently, I found a business that I thought I wanted to learn more about and sent a private message to someone on a forum who seemed the most knowledgeable. She sent me a “canned” email about the program and that was it. I never heard back from her. I knew right then and there she was not the person I would choose to have as my sponsor and in my opinion lacked something. By the way, this woman is highly successful in a couple of popular businesses.

About a month later, I was on another forum and saw a thread on the same opportunity with another person who was leading that thread and quite successful as well. I sent her a private message and it was like night and day. Not only did she give me her phone number and email address, she also sent me all the information that she could and made sure I felt free to call her to speak about the program. She has the interpersonal skills of a good educator.

Who would you choose? I think it’s obvious which one I chose!

Do you see my point? The internet business opportunity world is so crowded, it’s like a traffic jam at times, and people need to know there is a real person on the other side of that private message. Is it a canned email from someone who could do without you or a personal message from someone who may really want you to be on their team? Having someone like me — with several popular blogs and good online reputation — on her team will certainly help her make more money as well, and all it took was a personal response.

Think about it. I’ve been doing that a lot lately.

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3 Responses to “Some Internet Marketers Need A Course In Communication”

  1. This is an excellent post Laura. It makes all the difference in the world in how a person treats a prospect. I rather be treated as a person and not just another number in their downline.

  2. James the Mover Says:
    September 5th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    I really liked your blog. Very useful information.

  3. Good point Laura – not many service orientated individuals around sadly. The quick buck seems to be the main motivator…but please don’t ask for information or even worse, service.

    Keep it up

    Leon

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