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The Social Networking Black Hole

Social networking is huge. Millions of “network marketers” effectively avoid rejection, presentation, and personal contact with prospects by playing pen pal and moving pixels on their computer screens. Receive an “offer” to join the ‘latest and greatest’ thingamajigger, and all you have to do is either ignore it, or just tell them “Thank you” and move on.

That’s the good news…

The bad news is that their hours and hours of activity is a waste of time due to the fact that they probably don’t have a life to begin with, and they attract and target late-night computer-addicted, socially-challenged, lonely people who are not much more than social misfits. They end up emailing and playing pen pal with freebie-seeking, something-for-nothing, lottery-mentality prospects who turn out to be slack-jawed, mouth breathing miscreants who spend countless hours in the basement of their mama’s and daddy’s basement, surfing the web looking for the next dupe for their scam.

What they don’t see is that most everybody else, who actually do make a living using the Internet, see them as intellectually deficient with a quotient slightly above room temperature.

And even if they do occasionally “get lucky” enough to sponsor one of these prospects, their new distributor will want to duplicate exactly how they were enrolled, finding other similar prospects on the Internet, and spending countless hours sitting on their ass, breathing through their mouths as they stare mesmerized at their monitors.

So how does one break this cycle?

One way is to develop a mindset that the Internet is a great way to make initial contact with someone. Then, get back to network marketing basics by talking to the prospect personally by telephone, Skype, or in person. Network marketing is a person-to-person business. The Internet is just a means of communications to find them. It is not a business in and of itself.

Think of the Internet as a way to meet new people from around the world, 24 hours a day. Then, as soon as you can, get people off the Internet chat, autoresponders, landing pages, etc. – and into a real “live” quality conversation.

If you don’t, then don’t be surprised to find yourself doing the same thing five years later and expecting different results.

That’s borderline insanity!

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