The Golden Rule
The golden rule for a business person, both traditional or home based should be to support others and never ever knock them !
We all see things from our unique view point, you may not like the company someone is affiliated to, but that does not mean that you should knock that company or person.
Social media is a fantastic tool for home based entrepreneurs, yet I have noticed that some are misusing it to attack, companies and the people involved in these companies.
At the time of writing this, a large home based business is being
investigated, they are suspected of being a Ponzi scheme (a form of fraud in which belief in the success of a non-existent enterprise is fostered by the payment of quick returns to the first investors from money invested by later investors.)
Now, whether they are or not, is irrelevant.
Many people will have been involved with companies that have been found to be Ponzi, not knowing that something was wrong, they will have believed in it, just like you believe in your business. Of course some will have known the truth and were just out to make a fast buck, but they will not be the majority.
To then slate any company on social media and every person involved, is disrespectful and cruel, like kicking a man when he’s down.
I can also guarantee they will never look at what you are doing and join your team, why would they join a group of people that show them such a lack of regard.
We are all entitled to our own opinions, but sometime its best not to share them, especially on such a public platform as social media.
Why not try to help others with their dream and their business ?
If you know someone who has just had their fingers burned, call them see how they are. Do not make them wrong, they already know. If they ask about what you are doing, tell them, if not leave it. They will feel supported and that great, support and friendship is what you want to share.
No matter what you think of any other company, if its negative, don’t share it with those who believe in that company.
If you like the product, then buy them from the people you know doing that business, supporting each other makes the world a much better place.
Every entrepreneur is working towards a dream, it will be much more fun if we join hands and help each other, in whatever way we can.