How to Not Get Banned on Facebook
If you are building your network marketing business using social media, you will want to know this very simple method of how to not get banned on Facebook. It’s crazy some of the things people are doing on Facebook as they attempt to grow their network marketing businesses.
I could spend all day on tips for networking on Facebook, but today want to give you just one simple tip, that if you apply it, will keep you out of Facebook jail…. That’s where they prevent you from being able to add anyone as a friend for one day to 2 weeks.
If you are intentional about expanding your business on Facebook, then it’s a good idea to add 3-10 friends per day, and there’s a way you can do it and still stay in the safe zone.
But first here’s the wrong way:
Just clicking on “Add Friend” to 5, 10 or 20 or more people per day is super fast, but not very effective. And it’s likely to land you in Facebook jail.
The better way:
Treat it like you would a normal conversation.
When you add people as friends- don’t just click on Add Friend.” It’s much better to start a conversation with them, let them know why you want to connect, and then ask them to add you.
Consider this: you wouldn’t just walk up to a stranger on the sidewalk or at the mall, and say “be my friend.”
So don’t do it on Facebook. Start a conversation, tell them why you are looking to connect, and if they agree, ask them to add you as a friend and that you will happily accept.
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And another tip is to only message people with whom you have at least 2-5 mutual friends or more. People are much more likely to connect with you and add you as a friend if you have a bunch of mutual friends, rather than zero.
There are many experienced networkers who will not accept a friend request unless they have several mutual friends, and the person also sends them Inbox message.
It’s a common courtesy.
It takes a little more time, but is much more effective. Also, this way, you can start a conversation with them, get to know them, find out what their interests are and if they have a need that possibly your business can fill. If the timing isn’t right, then at least you have a new friendship. Alternatively, by starting a conversation with someone, you will know whether your not you even want to continue the friendship.
Oh, and by the way, never, ever, ever, ever, ever, ever, EVER send a link about your business opportunity on the initial message to someone. And better yet, do not send a link without their permission! It’s so not attractive!!
Again, imagine walking down the street or in a mall, you wouldn’t just walk right up to someone and say, “Hey, Be my friend, and here’s a link. Join my business!!!” They’d be like, ‘what the heck!?’
In a future post, we’ll talk about where to find people to connect with on Facebook, but one simple one will show up under the friend requests that people send you; right under the bottom person, it will say, “People You May Know.” These are people you already have mutual friends with. Click on a few of those and start the conversation.
How to make a connection on Facebook:
Click on a name, go to their wall, find things you have in common with them (books, movies, their posts, where they live or went to school, etc). You want to connect with them in a way that is personal. Do not send a message that could be a message just copied and pasted to a whole bunch of people.
In the message say something like this:
I noticed we have 27 mutual friends so I’m guessing we also have many mutual interests. I like your post about (pick one of their posts you want to comment on), and agree with you. Would love to connect. If you agree, please add me as a friend and I will happily accept. Looking forward to connecting!
Or, here’s another one:
Let’s say you see a comment by someone in your newsfeed or in a group. You reach out to them with a message and say something like this:
I saw your comment in the ____ group about ____. I totally agree with that way of thinking. I enjoy connecting with other like-minded people. Would love to connect. Feel free to add me as a friend and I would be happy to accept. Looking forward to connecting.
The point is, you are looking to connect with others. Some you will build friendships with, others will be business connections. If the timing is not right for them for business, you’ve at least made a new friend. Have fun with it. Facebook is social!
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