During the week, some of my published articles were republished on others’ sites – that is a good thing.
And some of them were modified without my permission. That is not such a good thing. And it is not allowed.
But it happens and I have written a post on this before some time back. There are lots of credible marketers and there are the minority who manipulates the systems, looks for loop holes and does things that are less than desirable.
While the internet has made it easier for self publishing and sharing, unfortunately there are those who do not abide by the codes of online marketing conduct. And it only takes a few to break the code for others to want to stay away from “Internet Marketers”; which has inherited a less than desirable reputation – and I can understand why.
So how do you deal with this as a marketer?
Do you stop sharing and giving?
Do you also join in the crowd and “go with the flow?”
It took me some time to learn this lesson of letting go. We cannot allow others’ behavior to affect how we will conduct ourselves. If you believe in abundance then you will believe in shinning brighter when the surrounding grows dim.
I enjoy writing and sharing. So long as I continue to immerse myself in online social media marketing and growth strategies for small businesses, I will have new and unique content to share so you too can benefit from my knowledge and findings. So watch this space for tips on online marketing.
Remember too that what is copied will soon be out-dated and in many cases incomplete because the person who copies typically does not see the bigger picture from which the author writes.
There is no need to take what is others and present it as though it is yours (incidentally the word for that is stealing) because there is enough resources to go round – if you know where to look and how to tap into it.
If you want to build a strong and sustaining business, you will want to build it on expertise, authority, credibility and reputation. Tricks and manipulations do not work in the long run.
I am sure there are marketers you respect and there are those whom you stay away from. So decide which ones you want to model after.
In the next post, I will share with you how you can have enough material to create your own unique content. And if you like to share with me your take on this, I like to hear from you too.
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