Asheville Social Media is not primarily about marketing or getting people to “buy now” when it comes to your product or service. It is a process of building relationships and being able to meet the needs of others, including potential clients. Making connections and being courteous to only those whom you believe you can make money from is not social. Reaching out in false sincerity to make a quick buck is unacceptable. This market demands true knowledge with stellar work to back it up.
Asheville Social Media companies are sometimes quick to offer all of these great options; but when it comes to delivering they many times fall short. How do we combat this? How does a business owner know what to do and who to hire? You should not have to go through the mill before you find a successful avenue for you business to truly enter the social media world. With proper relationship building and research, you should be able to make an educated decision on who you hire.
So what is your first step when entering the Asheville Social Media scene? Make friends!!! When you take the time to meet people and find out who they really are, and sincerely care about them; you are then on your way. Talk person to person about life and business, instead of giving them a “client interview” where taping into their funds is your only motive. Once you get to know them, and they get to know you; they will ask for your help if you capable.
The photo above was taken at a local networking meeting in Asheville. The ladies who are surrounding my friend Alan were not at our meeting, they were actually having a bridal shower in another part of the restaurant. As they were leaving, I said hello, congrats and we ended up talking to them for several minutes before taking this photo. New friends. No sale needed!