Selfless Self-Promotion

Are you tired of being a self-promotion failure? Don't worry, we've all been there. You join a new community, excited to share your amazing product or service with the world, only to be met with crickets and a boot from the community administrator. It's a tough pill to swallow, but fear not – we have the solution to your self-promotion woes.

First things first, let's define the two types of self-promotion: selfish and selfless. Selfish self-promotion is all about you, your product, and making that quick buck. You barge into a community, spam your links, and expect people to be grateful for it. Spoiler alert: they're not. This type of self-promotion is disrespectful and will likely get you kicked out of the community faster than you can say "affiliate link."

On the other hand, there's selfless self-promotion. This is the good stuff. Selfless self-promotion is all about the community and how your product or service can help them. You've been part of the community for a while, you've listened to their conversations and understood their challenges, and you've created something to help them. When you share your work within this context, people will be much more receptive and supportive. It's all about them, not about you.

So, which one should you use? It's a no-brainer: selfless self-promotion is the way to go. It shows that you're a part of the community, not just a stranger trying to make a quick buck. Plus, it's a lot more likable and will lead to more genuine support from your peers. Just remember to always put the community first and think about how your work can help them, and you'll be on the right track to self-promotion success.

But don't just take our word for it – try it out for yourself. Next time you join a new community, take a moment to listen and understand their challenges before sharing your work. You'll be amazed at the response you get. And if you're still struggling with self-promotion, just remember this wise quote from the famous philosopher, Kanye West: "I'm not saying I'm gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world." That's the power of selfless self-promotion.