Today I’m in the mood for a rant! Yes, that’s right, a rant!
In my networking efforts, I thought it would be good to be part of some like minded groups on Facebook to exchange ideas and promote businesses but I never imagined that the results would be that my facebook newsfeed would be totally highjacked by people spamming these groups with their wonderland get rich quick schemes!
I don’t know if Saturday is the day when everyone things, YEAH we have a full day to copy and paste as many badly written promotions as possible in as many groups as possible on Facebook! Do people really spend their time doing these type of things? Wouldn’t their time be put to better use actually learning how to market a product professionally instead of spamming groups? I have noticed that the specialists in these kind of messages where the one trying to promote “Empowered Network”. It’s a scheme where you pay USD 25 to register and another USD 25 every months as a membership. This membership allegedly open the doors to all sort of trainings and tips to increase your network and leads but the truth of the matter is you have to find as many people as possible to purchase the USD 25 membership for you to make any money whatsoever…
To tell you the truth, a few weeks ago, I nearly got caught in it…. Started chatting on Facebook with this young woman who was telling me how fantastic that program was to get more than 500 leads per week etc. but she was so pushy that I immediately put my brakes on (something I absolutely cannot stand is pushy people) and didn’t opt in on her link and thank god for that :-).
Well, to come back to my ranting, I am a bit fed up that groups created to allow people to network with each other are taken over by people who do not want to put in the effort to build a genuine business. There are so many opportunities out there but very little are genuine and/or ethical. All I see around me are get rich quick schemes and my understanding of it is that people are getting more and more desperate to get out of the rat race. I fully understand that because I am the first wanting to get out of the rat race but I also want to build a long term income and not just some short lived burst of money.
But with all that, I still don’t know if I should come out of these groups or stay. I am afraid that other members are like me and just ignore whatever is published by other members of the group which, in my view, makes being a member of these groups completely redundant! It is a bit of a dilema.
What would you do in my place? Stay or leave?
Well Folks, that was my Saturday night burst, I hope you enjoyed it 🙂 Have a great weekend and until next time.