So what does "Sharing With A Purpose," really mean?
Sharing with a purpose means to share items with a valid reasoning and purpose that generates interest from those you share them with.
The key word is not sharing. It is interest. Your shares generate interest among your audience.
So if you share your items on Twitter, you need to think about your audience at hand and make sure you are making your tweets interesting to them. Your audience on Facebook is a little different for the most part, so your shares there will be different too, but it's all about ensuring that you are sharing your listings with purposeful messages behind them. Don't just have your share say, "I found this or I am selling." These are the most common share messages and they will get lost in the other hundreds of thousands of posts going out every single day and you don't want that. You want yours to be found and clicked and reshared.
Try something like, "If you love oldies, I have one you might like to see. What do you think?" Now this message is not perfect by any means, but it is a little more inviting. You might even get a response out of this, because it's a question. Followers will be more prone to at least finish reading your message before moving on and that is half the battle right there. Just think about what you are sharing and how you are sharing it, because believe it or not it is an art and with art forms you must be creative. Think about short comments you can add when you share that are inviting and creative, but make sure it is relevant to what you are sharing. Tricking is not a good idea.
There is no secret sauce my friends. All that you can do is practice, practice and practice some more and then once you find something that works, you execute like crazy. And believe it or not, it is a lot of work and an every day type of job, but with time you will see success. And remember, it is not all about quantity. Just because you shared 100 items today doesn't mean you were successful. I would rather have 25 purposeful shares, then 100 "I am selling this."
If you have any tips or secrets you would like to share, please share below. Thank you.