In each business you need to build up trust. Show yourself and your talents and not others. You are marketing yourself. For this you are at LinkedIn. A real company even need not to read this, they know how to promote their products and services, but here at LinkedIn are so many amateurs in selling which need a lot of help.
Trust cannot get build up, when you
- are hiding yourself in the anonymity of the Internet
Do you have something to hide? In such a case you should not open a business. People, which hide something are not trustful
- are you not showing your real face
it does not matter if you are young, old, pretty or ugly. It only matters if you are making a bad impression by having no picture, a logo, a picture of someone else, a landscape shot, a graphic, a cartoon or something else, which is not showing your real face
- are thinking that LinkedIn is the same like Facebook
If you are proud that you have something produced, which has hand, legs and seems to be functioning, then present your baby at Facebook.
If you like to present your pet, than post it's picture on Facebook.
If you are a fan of a movie star or some other celebrity, then post it on Facebook.
Nobody makes business with a baby or an animal. You like to make business, so post your own picture.
- are spamming
There is a golden rule at the Internet: "Don’t buy from spammer, you’ll get scammed". Spammer getting easily identified. They are posting every day or every (few) hour(s) the same content, have not enough money for buying a full functionally keyboard (mostly they have no keyboard, which has normal letters for typing - the capslock cannot get turned off) or some keys are repeated many times
- not describe your product or service, which you like to sell, in full
As better you are describing your product or service as easier it will be to find customers for it. A "genuine" description and a message "contact me for more information" is not really something, what makes your posting interesting
- promote any fantasy earnings for your reseller
If you promote what others can earn by selling your product, than you show only that your product or service is not able to sell at the market. Pyramid systems are at the most European countries forbidden by the law already. If someone has a good product, where he can earn a lot, then he will not share it at the Internet, because as more are selling this product as more the price and the earnings are going down
- only can get contacted by using Skype
The world is divided into 24 time zones. Don’t waste the time of others, nobody will wait until he can reach you. You like to sell, for this you have to take care that buyers can contact you in a normal way and during you are sleeping too. You are the seller and not the buyer! You need to find a customer, which like to buy from you. The buyer is the king, not you!
- links and email addresses, which are written at your profile, are not working
In such a case interested people cannot contact you and are thinking that you even cannot pay the domain and/or hosting fees
Real companies need not hide themselves, they are proud about their name and success. Their name is their trademark and they are not hiding themselves in the crowd.
All this “genuine campaigns”, where the offer gets repeated here everyday (spam) are nothing else then spam. I have made the experience that the offers are made only for collecting email addresses. Since I have started for asking for more information, the spam filter from google and my own mail servers have more than the double of work. For me it looks like that the email data are getting sold.
What have all this spams together? All of them are hiding their own identity on the internet. They are not using their own picture, their domain is newly registered (less than 2 years), they are using to hide their domain by using anonymization services and they are hiding their website location by proxy/frame services.
Only criminals need to hide themselves. Real companies are proud of their products and brand. They are not hiding themselves because their name is their reputation.
The members of the group “Customer Service Champions” have already kicked my posts about scamming. The champions are thinking that they know already everything and have called me to be a spammer.
A spammer promotes only his own services or services where he can earn. I’m only a user of the posted links and have not more than work for forwarding my knowledge. The services are running somewhere at the internet. I even don’t promote my own services while I’m fighting against scammers. Maybe the group “Customer Service Champions” is the group of the scammers and for this they have kicked the posts.
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Since I’m bashing against spammers and scammers, I get a lot of messages, which are sounding similar. Today morning I got this message from India:
I am in process of setting up call center and has been discussing various business opportunities with the brokers. Everyone asked for upfront consultancy fees and their responsibility ends with the SLA signed up with the business client. I found it too much risky and when I questioned this process and suggested alternate business modes like you mentioned monthly royalty fees or consultancy fees after one month billing cycle or even asked for bank guarantee but none of these brokers has shown interest and were not ready to proceed further.
At the end I am happy that i didn't proceed as one of known contacts has wasted their time and money both with the broker.”
Brokers, I’m not your enemy, but if you are continuing like you have done it until now, you are destroying your own business! You need to do something against the black sheep’s (spammer, scammer and other criminals) in your branch. Even your best and largest customer can run into bankruptcy. How you will survive if you are getting rejected from other centers, because you are scamming the same way like others?
Call centers, I cannot help you with campaigns, because I’m not a campaign broker. A few days ago one contact from Spain has asked me, if I know a Spanish speaking call center. I have forwarded the contact data of the only Spanish speaking call center, which I have known at this time, which is based in Guatemala for free. I even don’t know if they are making or have made a contract. I can only recommend you to speak and help each other. Together you’ll be strong and this kind of brokers, which like to draw only money from you. It is better to earn nothing than to pay for nothing. As soon they are not able to sell campaigns on the way they have done it until now, the real brokers will accept your rules in making business.
By surfing around in the groups at LinkedIn, I have found only one campaign for call centers, which has been looking like a true offer. It has been posted around 9 months ago and the offer has included everything which is needed to make a decision for a call center owner. The poster got more than 800 positive replies to his offer.
Why in this case the spammers at LinkedIn are posting their offers every few hours and are using all possibilities for hiding themselves in the anonymity of the Internet?
If I’m making a real offer and have a good description for the campaign, then I’ll get a lot of replies and be able to make my choice by posting it only once. It seems that there is something wrong with their offer, as they are posting the same offer many times.
What is the purpose for spamming, if the spammers are not scamming? Are they collecting only email and skype addresses?
Nearly all users are already using free mailers at LinkedIn . This makes an immediately change of the email address possible whenever it is needed. It seems that these users made already the experience that their email addresses are getting sold for getting more spammed.
There is an old rule on the internet: "Don’t buy from spammer, you’ll get scammed". Especially new centers shall think about this rule if they don’t like to lose money.
Another rule is "As better the offer seems to be, as higher is the risk of running into fraud".
If someone is calling himself to be the "BEST", an "INDUSTRY LEADER" or something similar, than this one is proud about his success and is not hiding himself in anonymity, because his name is his trademark.
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