I love ning. Many of my friends and business partners tell me I’m crazy because facebook and twitter already take plenty of time and they can’t understand how I can spend my time on ning as well.
I am currently on about 30 ning networks. Now before you fall off your chair let me just say that I have a friend who is on over 100. She has a schedule and she checks certain ones each day. Frankly I don’t know how she does it… 30 is PLENTY for me and I’ve quit quite a number of them recently to get DOWN to 30.
On ning, you set up a profile. You meet other people. You participate in forum and group discussions. You post blog posts. You upload photos or videos. Essentially, you do everything you already do on facebook, but you do it on a much smaller scale. Many ning groups have 30-100 members. Why is that important? The smaller the group, the more intimate the setting, the better you get to know people. When you get involved in particular ning groups, you’ll find you see the same people on every ning you join— they have similar interests with you— the more nings you share, the more you’ll want to get to know each other. Many ning groups have evening chats set up specifically for members to share about themselves or their businesses.
The more focused you are about who you want to attract to your opportunity, the more you’ll find you’re attracting your target market. On ning, much more so than facebook, I find people messaging me questions about my products and opportunities and wanting to learn more.
I challenge you to join some ning groups this week and get to know fellow direct sellers and fellow women in business, and make some new friends!
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