Before I talk about that, I would like to tell you how to send DMs for inquires, getting a job position/client and so on.
1. How to send a DM(Direct Message) to make enquiries:
Many people don’t know how to send a DM or make enquiries. You might say “Hello” is enough.
No! It is not enough. It is not everyone that has time to read messages. And you don’t send a message and expect the person to reply immediately because the person is online. Someone can be online but might not be on Facebook but might be having a meeting on Zoom or a webinar.
So when you’re about to send a DM to someone on social media, send a message like this:
Greetings: Good evening Ma/Sir/the person’s name. Don’t use sweetheart, darling or dear.
Introduction: I am a content strategist and I want to ask some questions about…
Reasons for sending DM: Please I would like to know if you’re…..
Don’t beg someone you’re just sending a DM or meeting for the first time for money. It is not proper.
2. How to send a DM for getting a job posted on a person’s timeline:
Greetings: Hello/Good morning/Afternoon/Sir/Ma.
Introduction: I am a content strategist and I help individuals, brands and businesses, create content and give content solutions to increase their online visibility, make impact, influence and profit.
Reasons for sending a DM: I would love to apply for the job/position
of a content creator/strategist/nurse/graphic designer/accountant and so on.
I am capable /have the capability to handle the position of ……
I can carry out the activities of a……
I can offer these services effectively.
3. Connection/Friend request DM:
Don’t force people to accept your request.
It is just as forcing someone to be your friend.
It is a person’s choice to accept your friend request or not.
You can send a DM to someone to accept your friend request by
*Reason(s) why you want the person to accept your request or you say, “I would love to connect with you because I find your work/service/ content helpful and valuable and so on.
You can make someone accept your friend request without sending a DM to the person to accept your friend request.
How can I do that?
You can make someone accept your friend request if you post valuable content, make meaningful comments, or post things that the person has an interest in.
Written by Elochukwu Favour