I sometimes feel like the ONLY woman in the free world who doesn't wear LuLaRoe (Yes, I know they are realllly comfortable), or use Rodan + Fields on my face (yes, I know it will look amazing), or buy juice, crockpot recipes, storage containers, clothing or jewelry from a network marketing friend. And, I'm really okay with it!

So, let's have real talk for a minute. I pride myself in being open and honest about the tough topics. So, here goes... Sometimes, when I scroll through Facebook I see a LOT of networking marketing posts and though I wouldn't label any of my friends annoying, it gets kind of exhausting. AHH I said it! And, I don't say anything or even hide these friends because I get it - it's an income that supports their family. It's their social media and it's how they want to use it. Cool with me... Again, it is just kind of exhausting since so many of my friends are involved with one company or another.

And interestingly enough, yesterday, my friend Annie Leigh Edwards from Owensboro, posted something on Facebook on networking marketing that caught my attention. She is a Beachbody® distributor. She dared ask the question:

Annie Edwards
Annie Edwards

I will say that's kind of a bold move! You open yourself up to the good, the bad, and the ugly. I was curious about what the responses were.

I didn't want to call anyone out, so here's the synopsis of what annoy people the most:

  • Too many social media posts.
  • I am on social media to know about your life, not buy stuff.
  • Being added to groups without permission.
  • Social media posts on a personal facebook - would rather follow a business page.
  • Direct messages
  • People trying to add you as a friend just to sell you something.
  • Emotional manipulation
  • Overstepping friendship boundaries.
  • When people who haven't talked to you in a long time open the conversation with a tease and pretend like they want to see how you are doing. Then hit you with a sale.
  • Fluffing facts
  • Trying to get you to leave your current networking marketing company to go to theirs.
  • Overuse of emojis and inspirational quotes.
  • People who promise to send samples and don't follow through.
  • Asking you to become a distrubutor for a product you've never even tried.
  • Excessive before-and-after selfies.
  • Repeat emails.

So, there you go! Do you have any tips for those who are network marketers? How can they best sell their products AND keep their friendships? Let us know!

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