21 Oct 14 6:08 am
Although you can make some money using sites like Facebook, you have to be careful.
You really want to have at least 1 website that you can send people to and build yourself a nice passive income. There are several reasons for this:
1, a website is an asset
if you own your own website, you can sell it later on. You can't sell your facebook or Google profiles.
2, a website is your home on the web
you might get into several different sites that you are networking with people. For example, you can find me on G+, Facebook, Twitter, and several other sites as well. My blog is my home though. I have a central place where people can find me and learn what I have to share.
3. people don't like social media spammers
I have never gotten into putting my affiliate links directly in social media sites. However, I know many people who have. the people there don't really want to buy anything right then and there, and if you get too pushy, you will be labeled as a spammer, and you could get into some trouble, which leads into the fourth and final reason...
4. You have no control over Social Media Profiles
personally, I like having a place where I can pretty much do what I want, when I want. Everytime I see people build a business relying on a third party site, they wind up regretting it. For example, Facebook could decide tomorrow that anyone posting affiliate links on their site is a spammer, and ban you for life.
I have seen this happen more times than I can count on various sites. The spammers ruin things for everyone, and even if you are doing it well, you can get caught up in the crossfire.
Leaving your business totally dependent on a third party site like a social media site is killer for your business. You might make some short term sales that way, but it does more damage to your reputation in the long run.
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