industry? Most of us do not have a MBA. It is very important to understand the bare nature of unethical practices that happens in both online and offline. These practices not only harm businesses, but the industry as well. Unethical practices try to cheat, destroy or cause other harm to your business or industry. The main reason for these tactics is that the person wants to make a quick buck and will not put in the proper effort in creating business. They will do whatever it takes to bring in the cash flow.
The Do’s and Don’ts with dealing directly with behaviors
all you have is your reputation and your actions and words can easily mar it. How can you handle a direct behavior that is threatening your business? Constantly be professional, especially if you can identify the exact eyesore that is causing your problems. Invariably try the diplomatic approach first, then try locking some of your content and if that fails, you can ban an IP address. A simple email can usually get the bad person off your back, but if not you may have to talk to your sponsor and warn them of the problem. There is always legal action, but that takes serious time to investigate and some countries have no clue what a copyright is and what it means.
Do not get sucked into the unethical banter. Your
business is important, but it can be just as easy to lose a mind and jump the gun. Never get ugly, even though you may have a right too. Do not lose your cool, even if they are stealing your content and selling for it pennies to Mr. Fake Publishing Company or using it. It happens all the time; you are not super special, when it comes to content theft. Try to keep eye open to certain conversations that Google may be picking up or even on your social media accounts. You have to manage your reputation against mudrakers and super fakers.
Say Goodbye to Them
You can win, but you cannot simply ignore the unethical behaviors online. Your
future is at stake, and you will need a strong defensive strategy to help combat against the evil pies. You can still gain business, by following your plan and keeping an eye out on what people are saying about your business.