Is Twitter Good For MLM or Will MLM Kills Twitter?

by Ket-Sang Tai

twittervsmlmI have read an interesting article the other day about how MLM is killing Twitter.  Despite the tremendous growth, Twitter is still a very small company with no or not much revenue yet. Despite reasonably good funding, they have limited resource to fight spam and people are taking advantage of that. I used to get a lot of DM promoting various MLM and affiliate products and I know these are automated message. There is nothing wrong with automated messages as long as it is no promotional in nature. Thing are getting worse these days. Not only my DM is filled with promotional tweets, I now get @mention tweets which are promotional in nature. I often have to look through a lot of tweets to find a genuine one.

Why is this a problem? This is because a lot of people can be put off by these and stop using twitter all together. At the end, those who are left are people who want to promote something. Sometimes I find myself not wanting to look at my DMs and @mention anymore.

Will MLM Kills Twitter?

The answer is probably no because twitter will not allow this to happen. They will react one day, much like how Google is slapping a lot of marketers now. They will come down hard on people who spam on Twitter and suspend them permanently. Facebook is doing a great job in this but they do have more resources. Twitter will need to follow what Facebook and Google do to ensure it remains a useful and valuable platform.

Is Twitter Good For MLM?

The answer is yes, if done correctly. I know a lot of people are spamming Twitter and other social media with their business opportunities. That is really not the right way to use twitter. I hate people doing that. Twitter, like other social media, is a platform where you can build relationship and communicate with others. It is a great platform for network marketers to network with like minded person and to communicate with future prospects. Many network marketing authorities like Randy Gage or Mike Dillard have Twitter accounts and they never spam twitter. Networking and building relationship is the key. There are also other ways where you can generate leads and get people to look at your products and MLM opportunities without spamming.  I personally know a lot of network marketers who have used twitter effective to build their business.

The key is to do it the right way and good training is the key. Do it the wrong way and you risk killing Twitter or get banned from Twitter. I have been through the learning process and I am using Twitter effective to build my list and MLM business without spamming anyone. So stop doing what you don’t want others to do upon you and learn social media marketing properly.

To Your Success,

Ket-Sang Tai

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  • Good points, Ket-Sang!

    I do not feel that MLM (or more specifically, marketers) will kill twitter, but I do believe they are forcing a change. Twitter, in its infancy, is still in what I refer to as the “wild west” stage. It is an arena where outlaws are fighting and clawing their way to exploit the environment.

    I, too, have been put off by a continual barrage of automated DMs and found myself very upset at the start of @ mention spam.

    While I questioned for awhile whether twitter would last or be finished by this cadre of spammers, I have come to the conclusion that the loyal community of twitter users will simply not stand for it! Twitter will surely grow into a sustained, protected environment, and while it grows into that, its users will do all they can to combat this spam and develop methods, movements, and applications to assist the community in maintaining and improving its overall value for everyone!

    On the plus side, it is forcing the evolution and education of twitter as a whole. As we know from history, adversity causes growth and development. I feel that there is a loyal and strong enough following to support that even in this case, and I can confidently say that I am optimistic and even excited to see what twitter has yet to be!

    – @Ron

  • Good points, Ket-Sang!

    I do not feel that MLM (or more specifically, marketers) will kill twitter, but I do believe they are forcing a change. Twitter, in its infancy, is still in what I refer to as the “wild west” stage. It is an arena where outlaws are fighting and clawing their way to exploit the environment.

    I, too, have been put off by a continual barrage of automated DMs and found myself very upset at the start of @ mention spam.

    While I questioned for awhile whether twitter would last or be finished by this cadre of spammers, I have come to the conclusion that the loyal community of twitter users will simply not stand for it! Twitter will surely grow into a sustained, protected environment, and while it grows into that, its users will do all they can to combat this spam and develop methods, movements, and applications to assist the community in maintaining and improving its overall value for everyone!

    On the plus side, it is forcing the evolution and education of twitter as a whole. As we know from history, adversity causes growth and development. I feel that there is a loyal and strong enough following to support that even in this case, and I can confidently say that I am optimistic and even excited to see what twitter has yet to be!

    – @Ron

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