You’ve probably seen them, maybe even sent them, and they may be killing network marketing and furthering the low opinion some have of our profession.
I’m talking about those spammy DMs and the system being taught by some “leaders” in our profession.
If your upline is telling you to just get more followers, that is NOT the solution.
If your upline is telling you just to copy, paste and DM everyone you know - that IS a problem.
That’s why we are spending time today on the topic of spammy DMs, and this strategy being taught by some.
Let me start by answering the question - does it work?
The short answer - Yes, sometimes it certainly does. Most times, it does not.
It’s not a long haul best practice strategy. There is a time and place for DMs, and I’ll cover that and the how tos.
Have you ever received...
The day I got some "tough love" handed to me about using my children as an excuse for why I was not succeeding, or making them my why and then pulling out all of the stops.
I remember it like it was yesterday.
My strongest downline team member had called about attending a very exclusive training by my main mentor in Direct Sales. It was in New Orleans.
I was excited to go, and also, it was a hassle, with small kids.
But, I worked it out and went.
As fate would have it, I ended up at breakfast with this icon, alone, before the event.
She asked how my business was going and I went into "Poor me, it's not working because of everyone else" mode.
She looked at me, dead on, and asked the pivotal question -
"Are your children your Excuse or your Reason?"
Women, moms, and dads do amazing things in their lives and for themselves and kids every day, all around the world.
What does it mean and is it possible to create gangster income in a Social Selling Business? YES, I have done it and here is how…
Today’s topic was “re-inspired” by Jason Scott, a listener who emailed me to let me know he enjoyed my Mark Yarnell interview and the phrase I often use - Gangster Income
Here is what he said
You don’t know me but I started building online a few years.
Finding your stuff was verification that I’m on the right track as long as I keep creating good content and getting better everyday.
I just listened to your podcast interview with Mark Yarnell and it was fantastic! So thank you for that interview.
I listen to a lot of stuff and most of it’s average but that was really, really good!
Also, since I’m reaching out anyway, you might get a kick out of my article that was inspired by you.
You inspired it with a...
Success comes through daily action. And, the right daily actions. A question I am asked by my clients and those interested in working with me to reach the business, and money goals they desire is - what do I need to do each day?
Great question. Certainly the biggest one I had, when I started my journey. You may have this question.
I’m going to share my top 3 with you, and then you can decide if these resonate with you.
Is Social Selling Hard?
That’s just a thought, and here is my answer to it after being asked this in my Street Smart Wealth Academy.
How is your social selling?
Do you consider it to be easy, or challenging?
It can be time consuming, for sure. I'm here, 21 years later after taking my business online and it WAS time consuming to learn it. To master it.
And, ALL of that is just a thought. It will be time consuming for some, and snap of the fingers for others. It's a choice, in other words.
I was old school, too, and I was SICK of old school. I made the decision and committed to learning this new skill set and it totally changed my life. It's what I wanted and what I was seeking.
I was tired of:
Family Friends/Warm Market
Business Cards on Windshields
Talking to “everyone” - waiters and such
Networking groups - small kids
I wanted to become the...
We all have a Super Power. Maybe more than one. When you figure out what yours is, then you can use that to your advantage. It’s a strength.
Do a personal inventory to explore what you are really good at.
For me, I am super strong in understanding and mastering my thoughts and mindset. I have tools I use daily and in turn, teach these to my clients so we can work them out of the areas they are stuck - I’m not good enough, who will listen to me; I’m afraid of the camera for social media….and so on.
I am also really good at messaging and story telling, so I use this to create my social media content, and teach the same to my clients.
We all have powerful stories inside of us and from our past. Stories that will resonate deeply and allow us to easily, effortlessly and elegantly attract our tribe to us.
What are those things you are...
You’re going to have Critics, Haters and Trolls. I call how you handle these:
Defining Moments In Your Network Marketing Business
We tend to think that we get more of these once we start a business of our own:
Any type of Entrepreneurial endeavor.
But, we all have them - Critics, Haters, shamers and Trolls - no matter what we do. We just become more aware of them when we launch a business.
We see them on Social Media, trolling others. And, often our fear is just a made up story.
Today, I want to share my biggest defining moment. The day I felt so humiliated that I wasn’t sure I was going to stick with it.
If you’ve ever asked what it takes for someone to go from stuck to stardom in Network Marketing…
Here are a few of my defining moments
1. Realization that the airline industry is NOT stable...
This is a question I ask myself each morning and then I ask the universe to put those right people in my path.
Chaos brings opportunity - and what I mean by that is this - there are all different points in time when someone is looking for what I offer, and what you offer.
For me, someone believes deeply in network marketing, social selling and the power in the business system.
But, they are tired of struggling to figure things out. They are missing the key knowledge and business action plan they need for success.
They are told by their upline to just “talk to more people; copy and paste this; get a bigger why.”
I know from personal experience that these are not the problems and the solution won’t be found there.
I’m looking each day for those who are looking for me.
Who is looking for you? What is their challenge...
What is the difference between Push and Pull Marketing? How do we not become that annoying person online with our friends and family and connections?
We build our brand, following and clients by attracting people to us. That is Pull Marketing, where we attract others to us through the fun, value, educational, entertaining content we share online.
Pull Marketing is Attraction Marketing, and the ideal way to grow your business, and your tribe, creating new warm market online.
Push marketing is when you are constantly pushing your marketing at people.
Offline, it is stuffing your business card into the hands of others, along with brochures and information about what you are selling. Billboard and magazine marketing is also push marketing, but we expect it in media content forms.
Online, we can get more annoyed as we don’t expect people, our family and friends to be constantly pushing their...
What truly Duplicates in network marketing? There are only 2 things, all the rest are Myths our profession has spoken of, and confused many people with.
The first and most important thing that duplicates is mindset. Belief, and learning to let go of self limiting, self sabotaging beliefs. PERIOD.
You can’t out earn your limiting thoughts and beliefs about yourself. You can, however, overcome them. This does not mean fear and doubt goes away completely. Ever, for anyone.
Once you have the tools and training to push through them, to evaluate them for what they are - just a made up story - then you will see things change. Quickly and dramatically.
The second thing that duplicates, in network marketing, are the systems in place for sharing how the business works. Most companies have these tools in place. Simple, and short is better. People do not need to...