If you’re like most social media enthusiasts, chances are you are tweeting, posting and sharing frequently. My guess is you’re not gaining much monetary cash flow because of your efforts, though, by doing so, you are maintaining relationships that down the line, can possibly lead to financial and tangile benefits.
Therefore, your “digital footprint” leaves a mark that’s remembered by others and makes a difference. Don’t insist all actions taken need to generate income (online or otherwise). Rather, be an active part of the community knowing you’ll get “paid” eventually.
Thus, you may not always get to take home the gold, but you will gain new friends, followers, business partners and better relationships because of it. That’s like having gold, is it not?
What do you think? What ways are you making a difference with your efforts? How are you getting “compensated” by being part of the social media community?
Duane Drzadinski is a marketing professional, father and social media enthusiast. Connect with him and continue the conversation on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Great post, Duane. Definitely a great post.
I’d LOVE more people to think and act like this — but it takes IMMENSE FAITH and TRUST.
When your basic bodily needs seem to be in jeopardy, your #1 focus is NOT “just keep helping ppl, it’ll be ok, you’ll get gold”.
But… I’m a fantastic example of it in action.
I’ve spent most of my life helping/volunteering in service to others with absolutely minimal monetary reward.
But… my experiences, street cred, testimonials, and the hearts I’ve touched remain strong, so now people pay me well for my wisdom 😉
Thanks for the response Jason. Trust in God, offer your talents in service to others and it will pay off. Be diligent, have patience and faith in yourself, and you cannot fail!
Actions and results may vary. Life is hard.
Persevere anyway, pray ceaselessly and expect great things!
Glad to hear people are now paying you for your wisdom. Apparently you took the advice to heart.
All the best.