Tag Archive: etiquette

Surviving Hurricane Sandy and Online Posts

There’s nothing like a major hurricane to change your perspective on a lot of things. As I write this I’m sitting in my office in NJ, with power, safe and warm. 20 minutes from here there are people who lost […]

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How to Be a Classy Social Media Marketer

Marketing your business in someone else’s space without permission is inappropriate, and makes you and your business look bad. This type of pseudo-marketing strategy is what gives direct sellers and online marketers a bad name. If we want to be taken seriously as a business owner, you need to market with class. Here’s how.

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Are You Spamming with Facebook Events?

The misuse of Facebook Events can easily cause you to be labeled a spammer. This post explains the difference between Facebook Profiles and Pages, and how to use Facebook Events in a relevant way for your direct sales business.

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How Helpful Are You Really?

I’ve been researching protein powder shakes. I typically run about 4 miles a few times a week, and I’ve found that I like to have a shake mixed with fruit, vegetables, and nuts after my run. It makes me feel […]

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Why Are You Ignoring the Fans on Your Facebook Page?

I recently read an article that said that a study has shown that 95% of wall posts on brand Facebook Pages go unanswered. 95%! This really shocked me. After all, isn’t the point of social media to be, well, social? […]

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But I Want it Now! (and Other Bad Behavior)

As I’ve mentioned before, my company provides community management services for direct selling companies. What this means is that we manage the day to day of a company’s social media presence, from writing and posting content to responding to comments […]

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Soliciting Your Team for Another Business is Unethical

Recently a direct seller mentioned to me that she’d been approached by someone in her downline about joining that person’s “secondary” business. In other words, the direct seller in question was working two businesses, and was soliciting people in one […]

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If You Don’t Have Something Nice to Say on Facebook

It never ceases to amaze me. Direct sales companies share ideas, tips, etc. on their Facebook Pages, and certain consultants bad-mouth it. I’ve seen consultants complain about the incentive trip destination, recipes, fabric colors, and more. Didn’t your mother ever […]

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