It is an everyday practice for pretty much everyone in social networking to request new friends, request that someone "like" your page, suggest you befriend someone else, suggest that you "like" someone else's page, follow a blog, etc. What happens after you do these things?
The odds are, if you are an entrepreneur, you are not requesting Facebook friends and requesting and suggesting that people Like your page just for old time sake right? When it comes down to business, understand that these things are done for a reason that typically goes beyond you, Facebook marketing, networking, and making friends!
If you are an entrepreneur and you rely on social media to build your business and communicate with your customers and prospects remember today's key Social Media Etiquette Tips!
- Remember to Return the Favor: Do not request that someone become a fan of your business and when they do, you don't return the favor to them in some form or fashion. Even if you are not yet a customer of theirs, or perhaps you feel that you never will be, unless they are pushing something that goes against your values, why not? Don't take every request personally because the odds are it isn't about you! Like I always say, you never know who your future customers, clients and/or business partners may be. So as long as it's tasteful, why not Like it! The odds are, no one will judge you for doing so.
- Remember it is Done for a Reason: In many cases, people have a need to have their page liked and their blog followed because they are "building a business." They are building credibility. They are building a base….a brand…just as a brick-and-mortar business would do to get to the next phase of growth and development.
Remember….if it's tasteful, professional and doesn't go against your grain…Like it! It's about building business and building relationships! Liking a page and/or following a blog can be a stepping stone to great things that will increase your power, potential and ultimately your profit! Connect with me on Facebook!