Saturday, January 26th, 2013 at
Some time ago I posted about Twitter hashtags in “Twitter Hashtags and Your Network Marketing Success“. Since then hashtags have become a vital part of being found in social media search results. For 2012, the American Dialect Society crowned ‘hashtag’ the word of the year and one couple actually names their child Hashtag. So you can see since my first posting that hashtags are here to stay and you need to be taking advantage of them now. Hashtags are an easy way for Twitter users to categorize Tweets that share a common topic or belong to a particular group such as MLM or NetworkMarketing. Notice there is n spacing in a hashtag term. The hashtag is used to highlight keywords or topics within a Twitter tweet, and can be placed anywhere within a post. Today we even see the hashtag used by big business and celebrities to in their marketing to promote their brands.
Any tweet posted on a public account can be searched by anyone, and posters often use hashtags to help direct searches to their posts. For example, Twitter users can elect to follow all tweets that include the hashtag #WhiteSox to receive updates about the Chicago White Sox baseball team. Users looking for the best fuel prices can search for #cheapgas. When properly used, Twitter hashtags can be a powerful social media tool for business promotion and trend tracking. A good place to track trends is www.whatthetrend.com. According to Twitter, in 2011 over 10 percent of all tweets contained one or more hashtags. With an average of 140 million tweets and half a million new accounts created every day, it is easy to see why users need some way of sorting through all these messages. It is also easy to see the power of finding topics or interest to yourself as well as allowing your tweets to be found and stand out in a noisy social media crowd.
Today more than ever social media users are using the hashmark to get right to their subjects of interest. Be careful of overusing hashtags in your post. According to The Twitter Rules, Twitter accounts will be deemed to be “spamming” if used to post numerous updates using a # that are unrelated to the hashtag topic or group, resulting in permanent suspension of the offending account. Once you start a following, one of the worst things that could happen is the suspension of your Twitter account. Currently, it is acceptable to tag only significant posts that will contribute to the general conversation with one hashtag. Using two hashtags is acceptable, especially when one of the # tags includes an actual location, such as #LasVegas. According to Wikihow, using three hashtags in one Tweet is the absolute maximum, and doing so risks “raising the ire of the community.”
To keep in mind:
Hashtags are used to categorize tweets by keyword:
People use the hashtag symbol # before a relevant keyword or phrase (no spaces) in their tweet to categorize those Tweets and help them show more easily in Twitter Search.
Clicking on a hashtagged word in any message shows you all other tweets marked with that keyword.
Hashtags can occur anywhere in the tweet – at the beginning, middle, or end.
Hashtagged words that become very popular are often Trending Topics.
Using hashtags correctly:
If you tweet with a hashtag on a public account, anyone who does a search for that hashtag may find your Tweet
Don’t #spam #with #hashtags. Don’t over-tag a single tweet. (Best practices recommend using no more than 2 hashtags per tweet.)
Use hashtags only on tweets relevant to the topic.
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Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at
To become a network marketing pro you must first decide to treat your MLM opportunity like a business. Every business person wants to be successful and that means laying it all out on the line. People who open businesses do not stick their toe in it or “give it a try”, leave that for bowling or horseshoes. You must make a decision that you will dedicate time and effort necessary to get your business off the ground. Even on a part-time basis in the beginning. To become a network marketing pro you must put all distractions aside. Does that mean neglect your family or loved ones? No, it means that if you are serious about building a real business then all available resources must be allocated to the business of building your business. Many successful MLM businesses actually grow with the participation of family and loved ones. I know many young people who were raised in a direct sales families, they helped where they could and have grown up to be above average citizens as a result. Some have gone on to create their own successful direct sales organizations or even taking over a well established network marketing family business.
Second, a person has to understand that in order to build a legendary MLM organization, it is necessary to grow into a person of influence. Network marketing organizations are built by a person who recruits followers in search of other leaders. This means you must professionalize yourself into a leader. In all cases this means learning everything your company and organization has to offer. Learn from successful people who have already done it. This is not an industry of reinventing the wheel. As networkers, just like franchisees, we buy into a proven system of success. Franchisees pay tens and even hundreds of thousands of dollars to get access to a franchise company’s proven success system. In network marketing we have the same opportunity but, at a fraction of the franchise start-up cost.
Leaders in network marketing are always looking for new talent who are motivated to take charge and build their business within another’s business. Once you show you are serious about building a real business, a mentor in your upline will bend over backwards to help you grow as fast as possible into a leadership position. So always remember, actions speaker louder than words. Most people talk a good talk. Show your upline that you are serious. Never miss events but just as importantly never show up to events alone. Success MLM businesses are built at the big events that your company or upline put on not only to motivate and educate but also to help you build your business. There is nothing more powerful than the energy created at big events whether it is your weekly meeting or the company convention. Get people there. Never miss events.
Readers are leaders. We have heard that from the beginning of direct selling. Read! I am sure your company and upline leadership have recommended books that will help you grow into a network marketing professional. Doctors, attorneys, CPAs and all others professionals do not stop reading just because they graduate with some degree or are licensed. You must always be growing, always getting better in order to have value for those looking for an opportunity and someone to lead them to success. There are books that are classics across all companies in this industry. Find them and read them. There is a list on this blog (Jim’s Reading) and I am constantly making reference to must read books. Attend our free weekly, live video webinars.
Lead by example. More is caught than taught. People just like children will see what you say but hear what you are doing. Show people how it is done. That includes being coachable to your upline leader. You must first learn to follow before you can expect anyone to consider following you. These points are a great start in becoming a network marketing pro. Get started today.
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