2014 in review – 240,000 views for missmollyo.com!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The Louvre Museum has 8.5 million visitors per year. This blog was viewed about 240,000 times in 2014. If it were an exhibit at the Louvre Museum, it would take about 10 days for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

Twitter 101 for Network Marketing

Over on Facebook, I have a social media page that teaches the basics of social media for network marketing. The number one question I get on that board, is “how do I use Twitter?”

I always think it seems so obvious, but I have people that truly don’t even know how to go about writing a tweet or searching with a hashtag. So this quick video is for all my newbies.

There is nothing wrong with being new at something. We all have to start someplace. I feel like so many of the social media videos out there start on step 10 instead of step 1. Many people want to learn to use social media the right way, but just don’t know where to start. Hopefully this video will help.

What would you like to learn next?

Social Media and Network Marketing

How many of you feel violated on a daily basis by the amount of “pitching” that is done by your friends on facebook? Buy my candles, come to my party, order this skin cream, please, please, please, beg, beg, beg. Ack! It is too much! So many people feel if they inundate their friends with their business, they will eventually wear them down. The problem is they aren’t providing valuable information. And you aren’t buying it!

If you are in Network Marketing, please hear me out. If you can engage your friends and provide information to them without trying to sell, your business will grow much faster. Do you need an example? Well, here you go.

I work for a company called Plexus Worldwide. They are a Network Marketing company or MLM. I joined, not for the business opportunity, but because of how my life changed after trying their products. I’ll be honest, I was a corporate PR snob when this business was introduced to me. I looked down on network marketing and all that I had “heard” about it. After all, my exposure was based on the mom at school that liked to chase me down with her catalogs at least twice a week. I did NOT want to be that person.

But because my experience was health related, I quickly learned that I had the opportunity to educate people about their health. And that is what I did. I used Social Media as a way to teach people about how natural products could help them become healthier. I taught them that prescription medication was not always the answer. And maybe, just maybe there was a way to create health without a visit to your pharmacy.

And guess what? It worked! I promoted very quickly within Plexus and learned some valuable lessons along the way.

If you are going to use social media to promote your network marketing business, then please follow these rules!

social media and network marketing

1. SHARE: Don’t vomit information, share something important and meaningful. I could share all day about how great Plexus is and how it changed my life. OR, I could share the biology behind why my body was struggling to get healthy, what was causing my migraines and why we need to get our body in balance in order to improve our overall health.  I shared and people listened, and then began to ask questions.

2. ENGAGE: I posted yesterday about the difference between be an Informer vs. Meformer. Meformers only take the time to talk about themselves and what they have to offer. Informers are giving you great information, responding to your posts, chatting, offering fun responses and just being a normal person on social media. Do you remember how you used social media before network marketing? That was called engagement! You just talked. Back and forth. No agenda. No pitch.  Do that again!!!

3. EDUCATE: Here is the best piece of advice I can give you. EDUCATE your audience! For example, you sell a health product. Then become an expert on one of the health issues your product targets! It is that simple. Go to Google University and learn everything there is to know about that health issue and then share the information! Educate your audience. In turn, they will make the connection. They are smart enough to understand that you have a product that could help them improve their health. You don’t have to tell them. Educate them and they will come to you. The students will surround the teacher!

And last but not least, please for the love of all things good and holy, DO NOT write a post or tweet that says “Contact me for more information.” All that will get you is a permanent spot on the “unfriended” list. And no one wants that. Well, maybe with just a few people, but then again they weren’t your target audience any way.

Be an Informer, not a MEformer

I was just reading a great article on how to get more followers over at Social Media Examiner. This excerpt is perfect for what I have been preaching to all my Network Marketing (MLM) friends about social media, which is sharing information.‪#‎stoppitching‬

Informers vs. Meformers: The key to getting 2x more followers

Are you an informer or a meformer?

Researchers at Rutgers University found that only 20 percent of us are informers on social media, while the other 80 percent are meformers. What exactly is a meformer?

Meformers — Users who post social media updates mostly relating to themselves

Informers — Users who post updates that are mostly information-sharing

The Rutgers team ended up creating the term “meformer” after analyzing data from a sampling of Twitter accounts. Their analysis, based on patterns of usage along with tweet and follower data, found a clear divide between those who share information and those who share about themselves.

And how does this relate to followers?

Informers had more than two times the followers of meformers.

It would seem that sharing information on social media is better for your follower count than sharing about yourself.