« Just How Big Is Social Media in England? | Main | Increase Your Social Recruiting Influence »

Social Media - The New Multi-Level Marketing Pyramid?

When you become active in social media, it may feel like you are part of a multi-level marketing (MLM) scheme. There are many other users with more online influence than you. You may believe it is because they were an early adopter of a specific social media network and you joined too late. It may seem that others with little or no experience are able to reach their objectives using social media tools.

To avoid the MLM blues, focus on the reasons why you are engaging in social media. Seek out others that could use your expertise and for opportunities to pay-it-forward. The best time to remember your goals is when you log into a specific platform. Don't waste precious time worrying about others. I’m pleasantly surprised at how many social media leaders are genuinely willing to share their experiences and best practices.

If you only participate in social media or any other business with a “What’s in it for me?” attitude, you become your own worst enemy and will eventually fail. Use the tools that best suit your professional aspirations and look for moments to help others along the way.

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

References (6)

References allow you to track sources for this article, as well as articles that were written in response to this article.
  • Response
  • Response
    Response: .
    The social network is becoming the best way to convey the things that you want o every person know about them. There is always something that you want others to know and in that case social media is the least option for everyone.
  • Response
  • Response
    Response: Gabeski and Hutch
  • Response
    Response: ralphgrim knife
  • Response
    Response: Carpenter brut
    By @JennyDeVaughn - Social Precision Blog - Social Media - The New Multi-Level Marketing

Reader Comments (2)

Good post, Jenny. I agree. At first when someone starts it may seem overwhleming when they see others connected with so many followers or Facebook fans but they all started at the bottom too. It may soudns hard but stick with your own strategy and focus on your own goals. Try not to get swayed by others. They may seem to have more influence because of their numbers but sometimes that is not the case. Even if you develop one good lead or client from your online prescence you know you are moving in the right direction.

July 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

Shannon, I really appreciate your perspective. We did all start at the beginning. I know that you are moving in the right direction!
All the best,

July 24, 2010 | Registered CommenterJenny DeVaughn

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>