Where Do YOU find Your Contacts?

By: Anna-Marie Stewart Venton

This is a question I have been asked over and over again. It`s quite simple to answer, too. I chat! That is basically all I do in my pursuit for getting contacts. I find people via chats, be it chat downloads, yahoo, get paid chats, msn messenger, any of them.

It`s personal, it`s friendly, people get to know each other so much better than through emails. I love to chat with other online marketers. It`s great for sharing hints, tips, ideas and information. Some of the people you meet seem to know so much more than you, and if you take the time, you can really learn a lot just by listening.

You can turn your contacts into joint venture partners, downline members, prospects etc. and it`s all mutual. My ezine came about through chat, just by listening to the wants and needs of other entrepreneurs like myself. I listened, and worked from what I heard. I`ve seen people start joint ventures, programs of their own and all sorts of good stuff, just through making chat friends. It is REALLY worth trying for yourself.

Sure, carry on with whatever promotional methods you are using right now, but try chatting with others on a personal level, find out what`s working for them and what`s not. You`ll be surprised by the results. I, personally, have found that I get much better results via chats than any other form of free advertising I`ve tried, and believe me, I`ve tried tons in my almost 4 years online.

Just remember to always be polite, never hype. Be honest, and most of all: Be Yourself. But anyway, in case you DO want to try your hand at chat, here`s a quick crash-course in chat terminology:

Abbreviation Meaning

AFK Away from keyboard

ASAP As soon as possible

A/S/L? Age/sex/location?

BBIAB Be back in a bit

BBL Be back later

BBN Bye bye now

BBS Be back soon

B/F Boy friend

BRB Be right back

BTW By the way

CU See you

C U L8ER See you later

CYA See ya

FAQ Frequently-ask question(s)

FYI For your information

G/F Girlfriend

GGP Gotta go pee

GL Good luck

GMTA Great minds think alike

H&K Hug and kiss

IC I see

IM Immediate message

IMHO In my humble opinion

IMO In my opinion

JK Just kidding

JTLYK Just to let you know

KISS Keep it simple stupid

L8R Later

L8R G8R Later gator

LMAO Laughing my a** off

LOL Laughing out loud

MorF Male or female

NP or N/P No problem

OIC Oh, I see

OMG Oh my God

PM Private message

::POOF:: Goodbye (leaving the room)

QT Cutie

ROTFL Rolling on the floor laughing

ROTFLMAO Rolling on the floor laughing my a** off

ROTFLMBO Rolling on the floor laughing my butt off

RPG Role-playing games

S^ S'up - what's up

SUP What's up

TANSTAAFL There ain't no such thing as a free lunch

TGIF Thank God it's Friday

THX Thanks

TTFN Ta-Ta for now

TTYL Talk to you later

TY Thank you

WB Welcome back

WTG Way to go!

YW You're welcome

And there you have it, tons of chat abbreviations to get you started.

It`s fun once you know how. Anna-Marie Stewart Venton


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