How do I find people for my Network Marketing business? How do I share what I am doing in a way that feels authentic and not "salesy?"
These are two questions I had myself; and now have answered for decades!
My short answer - you don't find them; you let them find YOU.
And, here is how!
In 1999, after attending an internet seminar, I saw some genuine potential in using online methods as a tool to "reverse roles" and allow those people who were interested in a home business to find me, and let me know they wanted to know more.
So, I decided to give this “Internet thingie” a go, and build a web presence, and ultimately a business online.
Lots of people lined up to tell me I was crazy; I wouldn’t be successful; it couldn’t be done. I calmly put my blinders and ear muffs on and got busy proving them wrong.
We tend to think of dating as what we do for a romantic partner. But, what if we shifted how we think of our prospects and becoming attractive to those in and around our business?
Let's talk about first date magic for network marketers; are you dating your prospects. So when we think of dating.
Mr Google says:
You are actively getting out there and meeting people and spending time with them. “Dating someone” means you're seeing somebody specific, with purpose and on a regular basis. ... You're spending time with a person (or persons) in hopes of finding a committed relationship.
Think about this with regard to the relationships you build in your business.
Ambassadors for you.
Most people flounder and fail in their attempt to...
Here’s what my clients tell me, and I get it. Almost on the daily, they stare at their screen, spinning their wheels trying to figure out what to share on social media to create SOMETHING - a like, a comment, some interest, a Direct Message, maybe, and wow, a sale or signup would be nice.
Right? Is this you?
You ponder, write, edit, delete, and repeat.
And nothing ever gets out there. Or, at least not consistently and not content that pulls people to you.
And, you HATE how overwhelming and time consuming it is for you.
You’ve purchased content calendars to give you prompts, and you start, then stop because it's starting to feel so…forced, so generic, so stale, even.
You’ve probably even fallen into the trap of copying someone else’s content, maybe your upline or someone in your company, because it worked for them; it inspired you,...
How I discovered it, what I did with that when I lost my why how I got it back and where I am today.
When I started my network marketing journey, maybe, much like you I was asked by my upline and told in my training to "write down my why..."
I started to work on my "why!"
But the reality of it is, I was very confused about what that really meant. What's my why?
When I started my network marketing business, I just wanted to make a lot of money. I wanted to create lifestyle freedom. I wanted to create time freedom.
I wanted to stop looking at the cost of everything before making decisions.
Most of all I wanted to make sure that I could stay home full time with my children. That was absolutely my top my number one goal.
My guess is you can probably relate to the idea of having more money, creating more money in your life. So that was a big part of it.
When I first started my network marketing career, my husband...
Social media isn’t selling. It requires you to be SOCIAL.
Posting with the “Spray and Pray” process does NOT work.
Do you know the best way to get others interested in you? Be interested in them. TRULY engaged and interested.
Are you liking, and more importantly commenting in an engaging way, and having real conversations with people you enjoy talking to; and who might be a perfect fit for you.
Be real, be you, and don’t be graspy and loaded with an agenda in your conversations.
Just connect and get to know people.
Pick 10 people a day to engage with. Track it.
Be consistent. They will begin to see your posts.
This is how the algorithm works. Engage with them first. Get on their radar as well as Instagram or Facebook.
Try it for a month and let me know how it goes....
New year, new thoughts, new hopes and dreams. So, what is it about goals and goal setting that deserves our time and attention?And, why can this very thought and process derail us?
THAT is today’s show topic!
It’s human nature to always have hope, possibility, and expect the potential of what might be!
I want to dive into goals, goal setting, the fears we have around this process, and what we really must know about goals.
One of my favorite quotes is by Jim Rohn, on goals -
The true power and success in setting a goal is the transformation, growth and learning you accomplish on the way to achieving it.
We covered this on last week’s show, on Success Planning.
The challenge with most goal setting.
Random thought of what we want.
No true planning before.
No planning for actually achieving it.
And, 365 days stretching ahead of us.
I hear you, you are ready to kick 2020 to the curb and have so much more in 2021?
So, let’s do it.
1st, Create a crystal clear vision for your business and the lifestyle you want to create through your business. The why is the most important part of the whole equation. It doesn’t matter what type of entrepreneur you study - real estate, internet marketer, network marketer, inventor, author/speaker - and so on - the key elements to success are the same. Your back ground and your past history and experiences also have NOTHING to do with your ability to have success, so get over it. If you are allowing these things to interfere, you are doing this by CHOICE and not by chance. Most of the time, it’s a crutch we hold onto for some reason.
2nd, know your plan - I mean it this time. Write out your daily marketing plan and do it. Take steps daily, and invest in your education, refuse...
Goals, resolutions and frustration is often what happens at the beginning of the year. This year, let’s get intentional with our planning, choose a focus word and create a REAL breakthrough.
Most often, we are random with the goals we set and then have no real plan to get us there.
TODAY, that changes!
Listen in to the video or audio file as I share my answers to these questions, after spending 2 hours intentionally setting up my success for 2021!
Answer these and be very thoughtful and intentional in order to create all that you want!
Describe the person you started this year as, Professionally and Personally?
Describe your experiences in 2020?
How would you describe your “lessons”?
How would you describe yourself now, as 2020 closes?
How would you like to describe yourself at the end of 2021?
My greatest reward from my network marketing business is the ability I had (and still have) to be there for and with my children. Even though they are both grown and gone and my son is a father himself, I never lose sight of the pure joy that brought to me, and the peaceful world it gave them to grow up in.
Just a few weeks back, I was able to move a few things in my schedule and meet my daughter in New York City for 5 days, staying in a penthouse apartment 35 floors up, overlooking the Hudson, with the Statue of Liberty beckoning to me every morning and every night, right out the window.
My business didn’t stop. It didn’t need to. I have set things up so that I have a truly laptop life and business,
Corporate America could never offer me that.
In my opinion, there is no better time or option right now than network marketing. In my opinion, and...
It’s been a “thing”, hasn’t it? And not just one thing, but many many things. Plenty of good, bad and ugly. And, while most of us are ready for the clock to strike midnight on 12/31 and have instant change. Probably not going to happen like that. So, let’s talk about reframing how we look back and look forward.
On today’s show, let’s reflect on 2020 and I’d like to share what I have come away with so far, as gifts to me, my business and those who I serve, so far.
And, it remains ever evolving!
As with anything, there is 50/50 in all of life. Almost every day. We can wake up feeling fabulous and then quickly, that can be disrupted and we feel frustrated; anxiety; upset over something.
Then, life settles down again and all is groovy.
I’m preparing a goal setting workshop like no other for 12/30, and to do so, I have been sorting through the year for myself.