Inbox Pitching is not an effective business strategy. While I can only chalk this up to abject failure in every sense of the word, most people think that this is totally appropriate. For those of you who don't know what this looks like, here's a rundown:
Step one: Send a friend request to someone on Facebook and HOPE they accept. If you're anything like me, you'll accept a request just to see what a stranger may need.
Step two: Send the requested person a generic message or wait until they inbox you to find out who you are.
Step three: Copy and paste your generic pitch, being as vague as possible. It should look something like this:
Me: "Hi how are you? How can I help you?"
Them: "I'm GREAT Dave. Thanks for asking. Actually you can help, if you're open to making some great money.....(NOTICE HOW VAGUE AND SHADY THIS SOUNDS)
The information is time sensitive, but we feel it would be of Great benefit to you as well. (SEE? NO INFORMATION IN 2 PARAGRAPHS)
Basically it's a Black Owned & Operated Company based on Financial Empowerment.(BASICALLY? EITHER IT IS OR IT ISN'T)
It teaches Business owners, Individuals/Families how to have their own Economy using principles that aren't taught in schools, while also boosting their CashFlow. (MLM - THEY JUST DON'T HAVE THE BALLS TO SAY IT)
We have a lot of fun helping others. (WE GO OUT AND RECRUIT SUCKERS WHO DON'T HAVE A CLUE THAT THIS IS A SCAM) Are you open to earning more & learning more?
Me: "Presses BLOCK Button"
If you can't tell me specifically what you're doing, then that means it's shady at best. Even though I don't have an issue with people using MLMs, I don't like deceptive sales practices.
You should be able to tell someone what you're selling with pride. You should also be successful enough to do it without inboxing someone about it.
If you're going to inbox someone, let's try a radical idea: TRY TO BUILD A RELATIONSHIP FIRST YOU DINGBATS!!
If you need help in learning how to sell, you can go and pick up Pitch Close Upsell Repeat or contact me for coaching because that mess you're doing is definitely not going to do you any favors.