This is my lamentation session. So many times we have heard your network of friends is your first line of business, yet this your network do not promote or share when you advertise, rather you will see them liking a picture and all. Biko, is it that we just don't like to see ourselves succeed? I still haven't figured that part out yet. Post gossip, people share, post picture, they like, say holiday trip, they comment but post business related matter and in fact you will be hearing cricket sound. This isn't about me because whether my network ask about my company or not, we are still growing. I just want people to stop saying your network are your first business contact because over the years, we have seen that those network do not believe in the product or service you are offering and when they eventually want to buy your service / product, they expect you to give them at a reduced rate. Is that love or how are you helping that person? Yet, you will pay for that same product/service for a lot of money outside there.
We need to change the way we think. Promote your fellow friend, family or network in what they are offering. If you cannot believe in their quest someone else will. But what do I know, that's life as people will say, like it is ok to just accept it. So my network of friends, let's support each other and grow together. Infact, you could even make some revenue for yourself through commission on the sales your bring to the business. It's all about negotiation. You refer, they buy the service, you get commission.. Begin to think in that line, rather than the usual way of thinking we got. With this few points of mine, I hope I have been able to convince you and not to confuse you that promoting your networks service or product can be used to your own advantage and revenue generation.