I just gotta share a little something about “The Crappy Thing About COPYCATS” and have add some personal insights to tips’n’trix on a better way!
Copycats?? Plagiarism?? Content Theft?? When you open up Facebook (or other social media site) and see YOUR amazing content & ideas showing up in another friend’s page… Find out WHY it doesn’t serve to be a copycat!
I remember on my first MLM that we were taught to be copycats… in certain network marketing companies they were actually teaching us the cut and copy and paste method, we were encouraged to take content from a leader. We would just copy what other leaders were doing because, ultimately… didn’t we want what our leaders had?! (amazing friendships, amazing businesses, amazing groups and content).
If your team is teaching that that’s what you do & at the beginning of our biz, knowing that we’re not taught the skillsets of network marketing, attraction marketing, curiosity posts, lead generation, how to prospect.. We’re going to copycats and emulate what our leaders are teaching and giving us. We wanna fast track, speedy results; but what we don’t know is that we’re actually shooting ourselves in the foot!
Plagiarism and copycating wasn’t acceptable in school, but for some of us; we find it acceptable using social media? We have to remember that taking the easy way WON’T serve you in the long run!
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Tips and solutions 🙂
When we take the time to create our own content it helps promote our own Self Worth and Self Belief (along with our Brand). We create our own self development because we’re thinking about things while we’re doing them. What do we need to adjust? How do we align it to our own inner hearts? That comes from learning something, doing it, reflecting upon it, doing it again and then letting us empower and teach ourselves forward! Everything that we’re learning we’re going to teach to our team, to our customer… Our own content creation comes from US!
Your audience won’t know who the cheater is, who the copy cat is! This does no good to you “the Original creator”; sometimes the copycats isn’t copying the right copycat, they might even be promoting wrong information or untruths! Copycating doesn’t serve yourself at all… Your audience isn’t really perceiving you to be a LEADER, as an influencer or a creator of change, they’re seeing you as a lemming, as a follower. To build a business they have to see you as a leader, as a woman of inspiration and authenticity! Do you really want a woman to come into your team or your group and see all of you copying each other? How would that make you feel?
Our personal stories and our personal experiences is what’s going to connect with “other people”. If they’re seeing you and your content, and they’ve seen your posts on other people’s pages they’re not seeing you as the special, intriguing and UNIQUE woman that you are! Our brain is only wired to spot the different, when we show up as our true self, through our memes, images, our jokes and stories, that’s when women can connect with you! If your audience has been following you for a while, they’re not going to be able to see an original YOU if you’re copying someone else! If you’re copying someone else your followers are not going to be able to connect as well…
We are often inspired by other woman. It is perfectly OK to be inspired by another woman’s story! Think about how can you replicate that? NOT cut and copy, but ask yourself how can I share my own unique story, my own experiences, trials and tribulations, to my friends and my family in a way that’s gonna help THEM connect!
You can use Canva to make your own images and quotes. Share WHY that affirmation or quote MEANS something to you. If you have a trademark or watermark use it in a classy way… Make the image memorable! Brand You!
When we share stuff we have to make sure we’re edifying. If you find it that valuable and inspirational, sharing is caring! You can even message the person, or tag them, mention them in your post. Edifying is a way to show you’re ethical, you have integrity and you’re classy!
If you find your content is being cut and copied, if you have a copycat in your world, share them this video! Facebook knows when something is being copied, so you’re not going to have the same organic reach as if you upload your own original content!
Recreate from your own personal expressions and experiences. How we show up is what ultimately can make the difference within our beautiful business!
See you on The Sunny Side of Life!
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