Social Media is the big thing now and if you’re not a part of it in your home business, then you’re being left behind. But do the number of friends and contact matter if you want to grow your home business? Well that depends. Let’s find out what’s more important and why in the following post….
Social Media has made a it easier to meet people not just locally, but from all over the world. It has definitely changing the way we communicate with each other and is constantly changing.
What were you doing to bring in leads and talk to prospects?
It was a little more of a challenge to attract the right people before the advent of the internet and social media. I’m not a offline marketing expert, but from just doing it, it felt like I was more limited compared to using social media.
With Social Media you can actually target certain people and groups to provide the information that most resonate with them. You can have a conversation with people who think like you and sometimes they’ll do business with you.
But when it comes to just befriending someone on social media, you want to have a good idea of the people you want to bring into your “inner circle”. Once you figure this out, you want to add them as a friend and possiblity invite them into a group or page that you created.
But let me ask you something….
How many friends should you have on these social media sites?
How many like minded people could you possibly bring into your inner circle of friends?
Would it be worth bringing as many like-minded people into your inner circle?
We all have a bunch of friends on social media, but 9 times out of 10 we probably only talk to 3% of them or less on a regular basis.
But what would be the advantage of having so many friends?
Well for one you have something in common to talk about. Although you all may not be in the same company and not promoting the same products or services, there’s always room for discussion about using different strategies.
Also it looks good to others to see how many friends you have. This is one thing that attracts people to you. If they see how “popular” you are then they will more likely request you as a friend.
Lastly, when you make a post, whether it be a comment or blog post, they will have the opportunity to see it and check it out, depending on how often you interact with them. Usually most won’t comment, or even share your content, but the few that will helps a lot as far as generating traffic and leads.
The Disadvantage Of Bringing As Many People You Can Into Your Social Media Inner Circle
As there are advantages there are disadvantages to bring a lot of people into your social media inner circle. It goes with the saying “All money ain’t good money”.
For one, like I said before, you will probably only really interact with 3% or less of the people in your friends list. Everyone else is trying to make a sale.
Second, we all know as human, it’s human nature to be selfish. The majority of the people in your friends list are only out for themselves. You can not really leverage each other to grow your businesses. They’re only focused on their own outcomes than anyone else’s.
Third, you’ll have more people trying to sell you their offer than they are trying to build rapport with you. They don’t really care what business your in or what you’re struggling with. All they want is to make money off of you.
When It Comes To The Number Of Friends, Who Should You Focus On?
When it comes down to it, It’s more important on who you bring into your inner circle than the number of people you befriend. This is critical because the right people you can actually build rapport and a relationship with, share ideas and strategies, and support and help each other grow your businesses even if you’re in different businesses. This is true networking and socializing with like-minded people, which is the purpose and goal of social media!
Now It’s Your Turn!
Do you feel numbers are more important than the quality of people to befriend? Or is it the other way around? How many true strong connections do you have on social media? Please share your comments below and share this posts with your friends. I look forward to reading them!
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