As I’m filming this, we are five months into the coronavirus, COVID-19, the pandemic of 2020.
Here is what I have done in past “tough times” to build my network marketing business.
I started my Network Marketing MLM business in 1994. I was a floundering representative for my company; couldn’t get out of my own way; or get over my own fears and inhibitions about what people might think about me in network marketing.
I was stubborn and persistent. In October 1999, I went to an Internet marketing seminar; took my MLM business online and have built using the internet for nearly 21 years. It changed everything.
2 years later, 9/11/01 came along and devastated our economy; changed up a lot of things. My husband is an airline pilot; took a serious 25% pay cut. We had just moved from Arizona to California; more than doubled our house payment; quadrupled our real...
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I was recently in a Facebook group filled with women looking for a way to work from home; to be there with their children; to stave off some health concerns.
And, over and over again, many of these women would say - I DON’T WANT TO DO AN MLM OR NETWORK MARKETING STYLE OF BUSINESS MODEL.
Why? I wondered about the thoughts around this. I get it. I also thought. And, then had to ask -
Is network marketing a bad business model? Is there something inherently wrong in the structure and operation of MLM?
Or, is it something someone is doing that creates that thought?
If you’ve already launched a network marketing business, you may be having some doubts or some second thoughts. You may be hearing opinions of other people or...
When we start marketing online, and putting our business out there so that those who are interested and looking for a Network Marketing business can find us, it’s tempting to wonder how fast it will happen, and how we can generate massive numbers of leads, just like the hype, smoke and mirrors promises. It can seem overwhelming, right?
How do I find dozens of people online for my Network Marketing business and how do I avoid overwhelm?
2 parts to the question, attracting prospects and avoiding overwhelm.
Let’s start with attracting prospects.
It starts with your system, and the content you create that attracts and engages others.
It’s not about hype and blatant advertising, although we are tempted to do that.
I learned this from my experiences early on when participating on discussion boards, groups and forums online before social media...
Jackie Ulmer, Network Marketing Business Coach is interviewed by Shari and Kim of Kiss Corporate Goodbye on how to build a successful network marketing business; why now is the perfect time; how to launch and relaunch your business. We talk about the skills, mindset, the negative stigma of Network Marketing and how to set realistic expectations. During the Pandemic, people are looking for solutions and home business is what they want.
So it's interesting. And this was before social media.
Obviously, YouTube didn't exist - Facebook, Instagram, none of those existed, Blogging wasn't a thing, it was a bit of a different world, but still the vision that I caught was that it can put me out there and it could leverage my time, just like we're doing right now, the three of us are leveraging our time because the 30 minutes to an hour that we've been doing this and having this conversation, we spend one time, and it's...
Network Marketing is thriving during the Pandemic. It's a unique time in world history.
Let’s talk about …..
People are scared, jobless, lost wages, health issues, children home, need flexible solutions. Working from home seems obvious. Google Search for home based business are surging.
You need vision, content, marketing strategy and business skills to attract, sponsor people, create success..
I couldn’t be more excited for today’s show, based on my 20+ years building an online business and what I’ve experienced. We will cover:
WHY NOW - We are in a unique time in the world, so why do I believe that now is the perfect time to build?
When was the best time to plant a shade tree? 20 years ago, but when is the second best time? Right now. Another 20 years is going to pass, are you going to have shade at the end?
My story - ...
We are just beginning the second half of the year so many of us looked forward to - 2020.
What happened? Well, we know what happened and what’s been happening. Gotta keep pushing forward, regardless.
It is my hope that this finds you and yours healthy, happy and ready to thrive moving forward.
Let’s dive into how to
We know the 1st 6 months has been absolutely crazy, and I think you would agree. Globally, we have experiences things we would never have guessed.
And, while we have no control over much of what’s happened, we do have control over our thoughts, our mindset and the actions we take.
So, for me, my question when this all started has been how will I choose to show up as a leader?
How will I maintain my focus; my service to others and maintain my business through all of this, while assisting others in also growing and thriving in their business.
Emotional and Business resilience is important to your overall success and peace of mind.
Life gives us lemons 50% of the time. Let’s make lemonade from them.
We count on that superstar in Network Marketing, and then they don’t join or quit. Someone laughs at our decision.
Real Estate can be the same - EVERYONE seems to have their Real Estate license.
We must learn to stand out, get noticed, get the sale.
First, we must learn to navigate life’s challenges.
This week has been a whirlwind.
My son and his wife welcomed their first child and our first grandchild into the world. So excite to meet this new little bundle.
Less than 24 hours later, a devastating tornado blew through Nashville, Tennessee, literally right next door to my daughter’s apartment.
She is fine, but the aftermath and going through something like that alone, in the darkness is rattling. And, the power is out all...
"Everything is figure-outable." Marie Forleo
We can spend way too much time getting stuck in thinking we need more knowledge; more answers; more time….
Let’s start with what you know NOW…
What do you know already about your business?
We’ve covered clarity on:
What you truly sell
Next, we move to commitment.
We get stuck thinking we “need” to know more in order to even get started, much less to be successful.
But really, we don’t.
We are stuck in fear, procrastination and other emotions and thoughts that are coming up for us.
Right now; what are the fears that hold you back in your business?
Are you afraid someone will ask a question you don’t have the answer to?
How is this holding you back now? Are you in the ditch of your business?
Is it true that you must have the answer to everything?
Do you know...
How are you doing with being consistent?
And, what do you do to stay accountable?
Systems are what create a breakthrough around a lot of ways for you in your business.
A system gives you a roadmap to follow, so you know every step of the way where you are; and where each person is; and what the next step is.
McDonald’s is a great example of a company that strives on systems.
In the video and the audio, I share my story of using what I learned about systems to create my own success as a high school student working at McDonald’s in the 80s, and how I won the Saturday lunch sales contest almost every week.
What are your business systems?
Get clarity on this so you have a more simple system.
What are you selling?
Then, define those systems and for me, 3 primary things are part of my...
Often, we don’t understand what it is we truly sell.
On the last episode, we talked about clarity behind your values and priorities. That’s at show 353.StreetSmartWealth.me
What you sell is NOT your company, or your product name; or even type of product.
We sell solutions, experiences a result.
It’s ultimately the “Transformation” that you client is going to experience through your product, service or offer.
So, we start with what the challenge is that they have. What do they need a solution for?
You’ve probably heard, no one goes to the hardware store to buy a drill; They go to buy a hole in wall.
Who is your ideal client? Have you written out the avatar for up to 3 unique profiles? Some of the traits may be the same, but hav ing 3 allows you to speak to a broader audience.
What are their main challenges, obstacles, problems?
Make a list.
Then, what is the solution of...