Hey guys, this is Tim Queen. And today we’re going to talk about self promotion
and comments and how to leave better, meaningful comments that actually get you some results. Now, what is self-promotional comments? How?
Let me give you a few examples of self-promotional comments I have found on some of my LinkedIn posts
and on some of my Twitter replies, YouTube videos. Yes, all kinds of comments and that
they usually work something like this, if someone issaying, thank you for sharing this
content, and then they say, by the way, check out my article, my LinkedIn posts, check out
my YouTube video, check out this video. Sometimes they don’t even bother to say thank
you. They just put the link for the article, but they’ll say like, check out this link
about blah, blah, blah and it’s usually related to what I was talking about in my video. I start by first explaining the logic. Why
do people do that? So the hope is if I am a big name and I’m
driving a lot of traffic through that video, some people will read the comment section
and then it can sieve off some of that to their own comments. It’s usually happening
by people of like, no audience, no followers, no subscribers, and they are hoping they can
get some people from the popular video to get to their audience. First of all, this is very impolite. It’s
just like trying to steal someone’s subscribers, followers. Secondly, it’s not contributing
any value at all. Just sharing this content, it’s not showing respect to the content creator.
It’s not contributing. You are not giving any feedback. You’re not showing any appreciation. You’re not adding any additional information
or additional value there in the comment section. You want something, but you’re not giving
something back. So if you want to leave good comments, you have to keep in mind, you want
to create a balance. If you want to take something, that’s fine. You want to get some followers. We all understand this, but you have to give
something first to make it even, to contribute to the original content creator. Now, let
me give you some examples how you can actually leave some meaningful comments. The first
one is you can show appreciation thanking the content creator about what you learned,
how this would help them, how this would be useful for their business. That’s the first thing, showing appreciation.
The second thing is contributing something that was missing or something that could be
an additional information. For example, you might have a list of five tips on LinkedIn
marketing. You might think of number six or seven. This is helping people. Now there is additional ideas and you’re also
giving the content creator some food for thoughts about creating additional content in the future. Now, the third type of meaningful comment
that you can leave is you can ask questions, I’ll not talking about, what’s the meaning
of life or asking someone something completely unreasonable. Here’s like my life story. What do you do?
Ask something simple and specific that the person can actually answer. This can either
be the content creator himself or herself or could be someone from the audience reading
the comment that you’re engaging in the comments and asking questions. By creating engagement for that content creator,
which is in turn helping the video spread. There is something you are giving. If you’re
saying something smart, some people will naturally click onto your profile, you will get some followers of that back.
Now, if you have an additional piece of content that you want to share, you can start by appreciating
someone’s posts, adding some additional value, and then maybe asking for feedback. If you have an additional resource, put this
at the end, but first you want to start by thanking, giving value, and then at the end
you can share your posts. Now, if you want to be especially polite, you might ask the
content creator, would you mind I created this resource? Would that be interesting if I share this
here? Yeah, you can ask for permission. This way
you are making sure you’re not getting banned from future posts because you don’t want to
get banned or blocked by the person. Now there is this lady coming to my YouTube
channel and she left a video on every single one of my 100 videos about LinkedIn marketing
promoting the same video and guess what? She got blocked because this is not adding
any value. It’s just someone who is coming to my post and spamming. The best way I can
recommend to you is actually spend some time to write a longer, meaningful, comment. Yhe
same formula again, appreciation, and then adding some value and asking some question. If you can add this continuously, you will
naturally start building a relationship with the content creator, him or herself, and once
you have this relationship, it opens up the door to future collaboration, for maybe doing
something like together on video where you can bring some of your audience over to them
and they can bring some of their audience over to you. This is a much smarter way than just trying
the cheap way of trying to steal someone’s stuff. Invest the time, build a real relationship.
Add value first, and then you will receive. Now let me know in the comments. What do you
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