Over the past week, I’ve received more comments than usual of vendors (platform vendors, consultants, and others) pitching community members on their services based upon posts made here in the community.
This is just a quick note to say please don’t do it. We don’t want people to not post here for fear of getting solicitations from vendors.
If you want to get customers, clients etc…don’t send unsolicited private messages, dazzle people with your expertise in response to their questions. Build your reputation as a helpful expert.
Develop strong, trusting, relationships and be the person other people want to work with. I suspect that will yield better results over the long-term.
I’ve dropped everyone mentioned a private email with a free pass this week, but I probably won’t be as generous next week.
So play nice