What is the Best Way to Approach Anonymous Haters Online?

by / ⠀Startup Advice / April 24, 2012

Recently MSN’s Business on Main published a great piece titled “9 Ways to Approach Anonymous Haters Online“. The article asked 9 business leaders ‘What is your advice to other entrepreneurs in dealing with anonymous, negative posts online?’

We’ve all dealt with haters online. It comes with the territory whether its through email, social media or that blog comment left by that un-named person. It’s important to address these haters even if you don’t want to, but there are right and wrong ways to do it. You also have to recognize when someone should simply be ignored because at the end of the day they are just wasting you and your businesses time.

Some tips include:

– “One can point them in the right direction or give them some advice. Those who aren’t looking for or are not open to advice can simply be ignored. If an entrepreneur spends all his time trying to fight haters, he’s wasting his time and, essentially, letting the haters win.”

– “Take in the good and bad … embrace both, reflect on both internally, but never act on the negative. It is good to have a trusting soundboard or two to complain about negativity to, but never let it spawn out of control.”

– There’s no point in focusing on haters. Focus, instead, on building great businesses and persevering.”

Read the rest of the tips in the full article

This article was brought to you by MSN’s Business on Main

About The Author

Matt Wilson is Co-Founder of Under30Experiences, a travel company for young people ages 21-35. He is the original Co-founder of Under30CEO (Acquired 2016). Matt is the Host of the Live Different Podcast and has 50+ Five Star iTunes Ratings on Health, Fitness, Business and Travel. He brings a unique, uncensored approach to his interviews and writing. His work is published on Under30CEO.com, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post, Reuters, and many others. Matt hosts yoga and fitness retreats in his free time and buys all his food from an organic farm in the jungle of Costa Rica where he lives. He is a shareholder of the Green Bay Packers.

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