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 major player…yet! 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 want to work from home full time in the near future. 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 mostly to research business options because this is where some of the most successful marketers “hang out” and share ideas. Forums are invaluable. Recently, I found a business that I thought I wanted to learn more about and sent a private message to someone on the 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 businesses.
About a month later, I was on another forum and saw the 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 but wrote to me, sent me all the information that she could and made sure I felt free to call her to speak about the program. Who would you choose?
She has the interpersonal skills of a good educator. I am seriously considering this program and undoubtedly will sign with the woman who knows how to deal with people.
Do you see my point? The internet is so crowded, 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?
Think about it. I’ve been doing that a lot lately.