My Social Media and Network Marketing Rant

by Remi Badozi on March 21, 2012


Social Media and Network Marketing - What's your strategy?

There is no denying that we are now living in a network world and that there is no longer barrier to connecting and communicating with those far away from us physically; all thanks to social media networking sites.

Having said that, one would expect social media and network marketing to go hand in hand, however, that is not the case as so many people that are involved in network marketing are doing the wrong thing with social media and that really bugs me!

I can not thank the organisers of the 100 Days Biz Builder Challenge (Jordan Schultz and Adam Chandler) enough, as getting involved has made me more visible on social networking sites especially Facebook. I have received more friend requests in the last two weeks than ever before and the requests were not from just the people who are involved in the challenge but also people who came across my contents on Facebook.

Whilst this is a good thing, it really bothers me that as soon as I accept some of this friend requests, I get messages asking me if I am interested in this opportunity or open to that opportunity. Common! I’ve only just met you and you want to walk me down to the altar? Forget that I’m already married!

People are going out trying to make friends and connecting with total strangers and then embark on introducing them to their network marketing opportunity. This is indeed bad marketing as you are suppose to have relationship first, find out about each other and then see where you can help.

We are so fortunate these days that we have so many means of connecting and communicating with people that are thousands of miles away from us. So much so that when you are relating to someone who is miles away from you, you hardly think about the distance.

My point is that if you are reading this post and you have been thought to connect with people and then push your network marketing opportunity onto them before someone else gets to them, I tell you it is BAD MARKETING! People only do business with those they know and trust. It is also very rude, inappropriate and bringing bad reputation to our industry. If used properly social media and network marketing can be a perfect match, as they they complement each other nicely.

I’m not quite sure how successful these people have been in recruiting to their businesses in this manner. One thing I am very certain about is that if they are lucky enough to recruit, the people they recruited are not going to stay with them for long. Do you know why? Because they have no marketing skills to offer their downlines and so after a while they get frustrated and leave!

Now the basic step to take if you are going to tap into the benefits of social media and network marketing are:

  • Make yourself valuable – learn and take action
  • Connect with people
  • Build relationship
  • Share what you know, have learnt
  • Find out their problems
  • Tell them how your product and/or services can help them solve their problem.

One thing that has come out of these bad marketing that has been going on around me is that I decided to actually tell these people (POLITELY) how distasteful their marketing tactics are and then explained to them (the ones that really care about their business) how they too can tap into the same MLM Training Package that has helped me so far.

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Samantha O'Connor March 21, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Hi Remi,

This information is great, and so necessary as too many people are using poor marketing techniques! I especially liked your point about poor duplication if someone was to get a new business partner using those methods. Thanks for sharing.
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Remi Badozi March 21, 2012 at 11:44 pm


Thanks for stopping by.

Network marketing is all about duplication and if an upline has nothing but bad marketing for downlines to duplicate, it would not be long before they get frustrated and move on. Who wants to stay with a leader that does not know what they are doing.

Great to have you here. wishing you all the best.



Paul Lester March 21, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Hi Remi,
A great post and well writen. This is a subject close to my heart as I am a member of the MLM group on facebook but not really involved with MLM, I am more Internet marketer but the things you talk about here are the same for any business using Social Media. Making money online has never been more dificult with our current finacial situation but if as you point out it is done right then money can be made.
Paul Lester
Twitter :- PaulLesterSMM
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Remi Badozi March 21, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Hi Paul

It’s very nice to have you here! The same people that market any how are the ones that refuse to invest time and/or money in educating themselves so that they know how better to promote their businesses.

I thank you very much for stopping by and sharing.

Best regards


J.R. Quarles March 22, 2012 at 10:05 am

Hey Remi,

Great tips! By the way, you have a bad azz blog here.
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Remi Badozi March 23, 2012 at 12:29 am

Hey J.R.

Thank you! Nice having you here.

All the best


Tristram Lodge March 22, 2012 at 7:27 pm

Hi Remi,

Fantastic post and well written, you know I love people spamming me as it’s such an opportunity to build a connection with them and offer them a solution to what they are doing.

Some are open others are completetly blinded by what they are doing. As soon as I get a message offering me an opportunity I simple respond by thanking them for their message and saying “I’m just being curious but how is your current marketing strategy working out for you on facebook”? (Thank you Mrs Higdon!) and it has worked pretty good on some people that I would have otherwise dismissed in the past.

Thank you for sharing Remi

Tristram Lodge
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Remi Badozi March 23, 2012 at 12:32 am


Thank you very much for your valuable contribution! I am definitely on a mission now to teach the bad marketers how to do it right! Although some are set in their ways; only time will tell.

Kind regards


BG Jenkins March 22, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Hi Remi,

Great post. Unfortunately, we weren’t all trained correctly when we first started online, that’s why we do need these types of webinar trainings. I guess when we know better, we can do better. Thanks for sharing and your video… I’m going to grab it.
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Remi Badozi March 23, 2012 at 12:36 am

Hey BG,

Thank you! I suppose we’ve all been there at one time or the other. It’s when people refuse to learn how to do things properly that really gets to me; even though they are not getting results with their tactics they carry on giving bad names to the industry.



Brian and Felicia White March 23, 2012 at 8:33 am

Wow, this really resonates with us as well. You spoke the truth when it comes to such people giving our industry a bad name too. It’s a relationship building business. You’re absolutely right! People do business with those they know, like and trust and this takes time and communication. You have to listen and provide solutions to other problems. Teaching such so as to duplicate is key! Thanks for sharing such valuable tips to the masses! 🙂
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Remi Badozi March 23, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Brian and Felicia

Thank you so much for your point. Network marketing is indeed about duplication without which you will not have a team to lead.

Best regards


Theresa Torres March 24, 2012 at 4:02 am

Hi Remi,
I like the lesson that you’ve shared. I thought that those who are in this business are already aware of this fact but it seems that many are still doing it wrong.
You’re right, social media can be a powerful tool for network marketers if used correctly and people need a good and honest leader to guide them in the right direction.
This is a great opportunity for you to turn these bad marketing around and share your knowledge to those willing to learn.


Remi Badozi March 27, 2012 at 9:58 am


Thank you very much for stopping by. I’m glad you like the lessons shared.

All the best


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