Multi Level Marketing Tips! 5 Useful Steps To Get You Through The MLM Blues.
“Nobody likes me everybody hates me I’m gonna eat some worms….” I remember hearing that song growing up.
Ever had one of those days where you just wanted to eat the worms?
You’ve been working hard at your multi level marketing business, blog, or online company. Setting up all of those wonderful tools that are going to get you thousands of leads flocking to your blog or website, joining your MLM business and buying your products.Yet everyday you wake up and nothing seems to be happening. All those late nights, all those follow up calls and meetings, and still nothing?! You feel like nobody really cares about what you have to say or what you are trying to accomplish?
Well don’t despair, you’re gonna have a whole lot of days like that before you start to see any real success so you better get use to it and learn how to enjoy the process! I know, that’s not very encouraging, but hey, it’s the truth and you know it.
You’ll want to give up….but don’t!
See, the fact is, true growth happens in the difficult times. The times where your patience is tried and cultivated. Where your tenacity is strengthened and your character is proven.
Yep, the good ol’ bad times are where the magic happens. So be joyful and glad in it because you know what? If you stay the course and don’t give up, you will experience success beyond your imagination and it will be more than just a monetary achievement.
You will have the privilege of looking back at your struggles and disappointments and be able to say, “thank you lord for it all”. At that point in your life, you will be a true asset to someone; at that point, you will really have something of value to offer to those people walking behind you.
Feeling depressed and frustrated about the state of your multi level marketing business is a form of resistance. You’re resisting what IS instead of going with the flow. So when you start to feel like eating those proverbial worms, try these 5 helpful techniques.
Multi Level Marketing Tip| Step Away
Take a day where you are business free. Don’t think about it, don’t talk about it, don’t even dream about it. Give yourself and your brain a rest and enjoy the day. Go hang out with your friends (without thinking of ways to recruit them…Lol). Finish that book you’ve been wanting to read or go to a movie. Just find something that gets your mind off of your multi level marketing business.
Stop tearing your hair out trying to find new marketing strategies.
I know you want to see profits in your business, but I can almost bet that you are already doing what you CAN do to market your opportunity. If you don’t find ideas flowing to you easily, it usually means there is nothing else that needs to be done except to wait.
Know that whatever you’ve put in place is working for you behind the scenes and you will see the results of your efforts at some point.
Now if you know there is something you should be doing and you haven’t done it yet, well then you need to be about the business of getting that done and not thinking of something else.
Multi Level Marketing Tip | Meditate
Whatever this means to you, do it. You should be taking time out everyday to “think on the good things…” Meditation is medicine for your mind.
Multi Level Marketing Tip |Laugh
Stop taking multi level marketing so seriously. Have fun. Remember this is a process of growth in your inner life as well as your outer life. Enjoy every moment of it. Don’t be afraid to laugh at yourself.
I know if someone were watching me at some of my most stressful moments, they’d be laughing there heads off. I’ve caught myself several times in the heat of the moment and just had to stop and laugh! Not only is laughing good for you, it tightens your stomach muscles as well. wink wink
Multi Level Marketing Tip |Believe
Yes faith can move mountains, but faith starts with belief. You have to believe in yourself and what it is you are trying to accomplish and understand that you can’t have faith if you don’t have a vision of what you want. Get a clear, crisp picture in your mind of how you want your business to be and it cant not happen! (double negative, I know.lol) Believe that you are in the right place at the right time doing what it is that led you to your decision to enter this business in the first place. You’ll find that your belief will turn into faith and faith is knowing that you already ARE a multi level marketing success.
Multi Level Marketing Tip | Have a System
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Owning your own Network Marketing business can be fun, exciting and rewarding in so many ways. However, it also comes with a huge amount of responsibility, not only for yourself, but over those you bring into your organization.
Developing certain leadership skills is a must if you want to be successful in this business. The good news is you don’t have to be born a super awesome leadership wizard. With a little time and effort, these skills can be learned. Here are a few strategies that you can incorporate AND ones you should look for in an network marketing up line.
Network Marketing Strategies #1
Show your Network Marketing team that you care.
The worst thing you can do is sponsor someone and then leave them to sink or swim. Your duties do not stop at sign up. This is your new partner; their success is your success. Get to know who they are and take time to find out more about their life, their family and their hopes and concerns about the business.
Network Marketing Strategies #2
Check in with your Network Marketing team periodically.
This doesn’t have to be everyday or even every week. Once or twice a month is sufficient. This gives you the opportunity to find out if they have any questions or concerns or to provide some encouragement if needed. Many times a new network marketing partner may feel uneasy about calling their up-line or sponsor. They don’t want to seem like they are being a nuisance. So even if they feel as if they need help or guidance, most often they won’t ask for it. By making yourself available, you give them permission to contact you.
Network Marketing Strategies #3
Attention Network Marketers: Conduct Meetings on a regular basis.
Keep your team up to date on new product releases, marketing events, Network Marketing strategies or any pertinent business related news by holding business meetings or my version of a business meeting called a Sizzle Session; a lot more fun =). There are various ways to hold meetings aside from your typical home meeting so that everyone can be involved. For instance, you could hold webinars (my favorite), or conference calls. Make sure to keep these meetings short, focused and action-oriented. Allow everyone the opportunity to chime in.
Network Marketing Strategies #4
Offer Motivational Material for your Network Marketing Team.
Tap into email marketing techniques to provide weekly motivational quotes or an inspiring story of the month. This helps keep people excited about their new network marketing business.
Network Marketing Strategies #5
Celebrate Your Network Marketers.
The Network Marketing business is about creating and developing relationships. The people you bring on are not only your partners but hopefully your friends. Show that by remembering to celebrate any significant event in their lives. It could be as little as acknowledging a birthday, overcoming an obstacle or giving their first business presentation.
Network Marketing Strategies #6
Training, Training, and more Training.
You can never have enough training. If you are involved in a quality network marketing company, they will offer training up the whazoo. Have a list of the most important training materials ready ahead of time for your new recruits to go through. This should entail everything they need to know to get their business up and running quickly and smoothly. Suggest specialized training and courses for various marketing techniques that they may show interest in as well.
Network Marketing Strategies #7
Help determine objectives.
You should already know what obstacles your new partners may have to overcome. Help them to determine what their objectives and goals are. Everyone works differently and desires different things. Find out what they are comfortable doing and evaluate what they need to do to breakthrough any barriers they may have for the things they are not confident with.
Effective leaders help to set clear targets for each individual network marketing partner. However, never pushy, they always allow the person to accomplish their targets at their own time and in their own way.
Remember, your goal is to find and create Network Marketing leaders.
By incorporating these techniques you are leading by example and in turn, helping to create successful network marketing leaders in their own right.
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Todd Falcone’s Divas Of Network Marketing
When beginning any business venture, it is important to understand that there truly is a learning curve involved. This fact is even more evident when it comes to Network Marketing. Unlike the traditional business model, YOU are the product first and foremost. You have to brand yourself as the leader that people can trust.
In Network Marketing, where the emphasis is on team building for the business, it is particularly difficult to successfully brand yourself since the industry is overwhelmingly dominated by men. In contrast, there are more women than men killing the Direct Sales industry. In a later article I will explain in detail the difference between the two. For now, when you think of direct sales, think more along the lines of Avon, and Mary Kay or party based companies. While network marketing companies, like Advocare and Melaleuca, are focused mainly around the business model. Both, however, fall under the multi-level marking structure.
That being said there have been a few women who have broken that male dominated mold and have been able to enter the coveted million dollar club. They have paved the way for the multitude of rising, successful women of network marketing, and they are sharing how they have made it to the top, quit their 9 to 5, and are giving the men a run for their money. This is a very inspiring series no matter what industry you’re in. It shows how it IS possible to have success no matter where you’re starting in you endeavors.
In the “Dynamic Divas of Network Marketing”
Todd Falcone, one of my mentors, interviews 8 successful women who have overcome the common obstacles and struggles that come with this profession, to ultimately become some of the top earners in our industry.
In this 8-CD compilation, you get to hear these women share their insights, tips, and experiences for mastering success in a male dominated industry. This is one of the tools that I come back to time and time again. If you have a long commute to work, listen to one of these CD’s and be inspired while driving. It is encouraging and extremely motivating, and it reminds me that in all new ventures there is always a process.
Embrace the process! Remember, you are developing your story as you walk out your experience…..
The variety of women on these CD’s come from all walks of life. From the house wife to a CEO of a major corporation, and explain why they chose Network Marketing, what it took to get them to the top of their companies, and the things they had to change within themselves to achieve their success.
When you realize that the majority of the top earners in the Network marketing industry are men, you also get a sense from these women, of the importance for women to rise to the occasion, be empowered, and to become a Dynamic Diva in their own right!
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It always amazes me how little people understand about Network Marketing.
If you ask the average person what they know about network marketing, the first response is that it’s a pyramid scheme….Mind you, Direct Sales, network marketing, MLM’s, have been alive and well for over 50 years. Yet time and time again you hear people coming up with some really strange ideas about the industry.
Usually its because of what they’ve heard from a relative or friend who may have tried the business for a hot minute, failed and then blamed the business for it not working.
The whole pyramid argument is so funny to me, considering Corporate America is the biggest pyramid scheme around! Think about it, no matter how hard you work, how much overtime you put in, the chances of becoming CEO or Vice president of the company you’re slaving for is probably slim to none.
Being a manager in a corporation is not always the most desired position either, since you are usually the first to go during those fabulously heartless corporate cut backs. What are people protesting these days? Corporate fat cats at the top of the pyramid triangle making all of the money, while the rest of the worker bee’s, who usually end up fighting each other most of the time, run themselves into the ground trying to get a little piece of the pie.
The beauty of Network Marketing, and why I fell in love with the concept, is that it is exactly the opposite of the corporate world. Network marketing is by far the purest form of free enterprise around today. I have completely fallen in love with this industry because I can see the endless potential contained within this system! One of the reasons people think it’s a scam is due to the ridiculous (and I say that in a good way), amounts of money that can be made in a relatively short amount of time, compared to the traditional business model.
1. You don’t need to be highly qualified.
You can enter into this business without the need of a degree or any particular experience.
I’ve seen this with my own eyes, I know what can be achieved if you really work hard in this business. I’ve seen what it has done for people, not only financially, but mentally and spiritually. Successful Network Marketers SEE the POSSIBILITIES! People who quit only see what they have or don’t have now instead of having a VISION of what can be.
2. Low entry costs.
Which would you rather risk, a couple Thousand or a couple Hundred?
When I was a pre-teen my father would take me to his MLM meetings and seminars. I was so mesmerized by the energy there. The message was always that of freedom, growth and helping others, and those principles are incorporated within the mlm business model itself! I listened intently to what they were saying, and even at that age, it all made so much sense to me. I was also aware that it scared me a little. Talking to people was scary for me back then, changes in myself would have to be made.
3. Flexible hours.
You can run your business at any time you like. Part Time or full time, its your choice. Also, you’re not tied to an office or corporate area to work from.
This is one of the reasons people quit. People aren’t use to having to leave their comfort zone. The path of least resistance is always easier, but never profitable. The drop out rate in MLM’s are high, it’s not for everyone, but people who take on traditional businesses have a high fail rate as well, most of the time within 2-5 years. Why? Going into business for yourself is hard work regardless of which method you choose, but with the “brick and mortar” version, you have a lot more to lose.
4. Leveraged income capability.
This is the major advantage of Network Marketing compared to a traditional business.You can receive a continuing (residual) income from a single initial effort.
There was a time before the Industrial Revolution where having your own home based business was the norm for the majority. Once technology came into the picture, the worker bee was created as a necessary player. No longer were you taught to go to school to learn a trade to be used in the family business. Focus is now base on learning how to work for someone else.
In the coming future, I believe that we will be leaning back towards individual ownership. This is a good thing for women especially. If you can make a living working from home you can spend more time with your family.
5. Personal Growth and Development.
Network Marketing has always been viewed as an extensive source of personal growth and development for the marketer. Over time you not only achieve professional selling skills, but multi-level marketing helps to increase your personal relationship qualities and enhance your leadership abilities.
If you’re looking to make your own way, spend more time with your family and friends, and have the opportunity to become financially independent, then Network Marketing could be a possible choice for you.
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So Tell Me…
How much do you know about the network marketing industry? Are you for it or against it. I would love to hear your views.
To Your Success!
I’ve written incessantly about how awesome having a business using the Direct Sales or Network Marketing business model is. And you probably know by now that to make really big money you have to build a team, but this article isn’t about team building, rather the other side of owning a MLM business- Sales. Are you looking to increase yours sales in your direct sales business? Like in any new business it can be difficult to get the sales you need in the beginning. Here are some tips to help you get started to increasing you overall sales volume.
Use Social Media In Your Direct Sales Biz
I shall not tell a lie; this is neither my favorite nor my greatest marketing skill right now, but your first step should be to make the best out of social media, hopefully you’ll do it better than me! Once you have you’re your website up and running, create a Facebook page about your business and fill this with compelling content. It wouldn’t hurt to have a Twitter account as well. You can incorporate other social media sites such as Google+ and LinkedIn, but I wouldn’t go further than that. Keeping up with your social media marketing can be time consuming, so it may be best to narrow your efforts to 2 or 3 sites.
The purpose of this type of marketing is obvious; it will help increase exposure of your business and bring you more customers. Just make sure that whatever you do on social media it doesn’t in any way resemble spamming! You want to be engaged on social media sites and provide useful information to people along with promoting your business. Make sure you provide links on these sites to your business website or blog and vice versa so people can connect with others about your content.
Give Something For Free
There’s not a person on this planet that doesn’t enjoy something for free! My husband loves free t-shirts, it doesn’t matter from who, or what it says on it, he just gets excited if it’s free, go figure. It’s hilarious! On that note, In addition to whatever you’re selling for profit you need to entice the buyer with a lot of free extras that are included when they purchase a product from you. This can be anything from a free e-book or samples of some other type of product. This is especially important if you sell online exclusively. People love free items and this can help you increase your overall sales. If you sell offline, make sure you have plenty of samples and free products you can give away to people to get them interested in your main offerings. If you give them something other than the main offering you give them more of an incentive to buy again and this can be a powerful way to attract more sales. These people will tell others about your products.
Use Email Lists
The best thing you can do to get leads is to use an email form to capture leads. If someone visits your website for the first time they might not be in the mood to buy right that red hot second or they might be hesitant to buy form you because they don’t know who you are. If you can get them to sign up for a newsletter or join your email list, then you have a powerful way to get leads. Here is where you can add in a free offering such as an e-book to generate interest in the person to sign up for your mailing list. Once you do this you have a potential new customer. Just make sure your mailings are periodic as you don’t want to spam anyone with your selling.
Target the Right Market
It’s important to do your research before you start selling. You want to make sure your products or services are meeting the needs of the right market. Make sure that you’re selling something unique and of value to people, if your product is similar to many others or in a very popular niche, then put your personal touch on the product, use your unique personality to market the product in a way that only one can. What makes you stand out? Once you know this you can target the right market that will lead to more sales.
You can amplify your sales if you go about it the right way, but also be aware that your mind set is the ultimate key to your success. Focus solely and completely on your dream, stay positive, and with a little time and effort you will see financial success.
Build Your Team
Don’t forget, multi level marketing whether it’s through direct sales or network marketing, is about building an organization first and selling second. By yourself you can only do so much in regards to moving your products and increasing your sales volume. Team building and helping people to build their own business organization is where the real money is at. There is power in numbers and this business is definitely a numbers game, create a powerhouse of like minded people and there will be no limit to your income potential.
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You’re probably saying to yourself, “OK, I know what Network Marketing is but what is Internet Network Marketing?” Well, let me shine some light on the subject. It’s real simple, old school network marketing has always been an off line marketing business. Your main targets were friends and family or anyone who was within, what is called the 3 foot rule.
Meaning, you approach anyone about your opportunity within a 3 foot radius of you. With Internet Network Marketing, you are now connected to an online global market, no longer limited to just friends and family or the 3ft rule.
You may have heard a few stories about how some people have changed their lives by making a lot of money using the internet to promote their network marketing business, and this is true. If you are looking to trying your luck with this system, there are some things you may want to consider before jumping in. The path to success is generally quite challenging in any industry so there are some basic principles that, if followed, can help you achieve significant progress and find your way to the top.
Internet Network Marketing Principles
Internet Network Marketing |Going public
Once you join a MLM organization, you can use the internet by way of a blog, articles, videos, etc. to attract new team members and customers. You should use every opportunity to talk about what you’re doing, sharing your results, your process and or achievements and how they’ve changed your life for the better, but more importantly, provide valuable information your followers can use- avoid being too spammy. Never be afraid to show your human side; be yourself because people follow people they can relate to. People who watch your videos or read your articles must learn to trust you and follow in your footsteps.
Internet Network Marketing |Communication
Leave your online and off-line communication channels open. What this means is, in order to gain trust you must make it a point to offer prompt responses to all the questions your potential clients and co-workers may have. Offering solutions to any problems they may face is not only an effective internet network marketing strategy, but also a way to keep those people close. Make sure you have a place where people can reach you and have a conversation with you. If you have a blog, then be sure you have a comment section established.
Internet Network Marketing |Proper training
The success of any network marketing business depends on the training system it is built upon. Before you can train others, you need to prepare yourself, to exceed your own limits, not only as far as sales in general are concerned, but in interpersonal skills, and customer service on top of marketing. Once you’ve accomplished that, you can focus on training others.
However, keep in mind that the learning process never ends. Reaching the top can be easy for some, but the difficult part is staying there. Once you build a competitive and reliable network from your online efforts, you must fight to keep it like that, and that means constant training and team building sessions, staying up to date with the new online and off line marketing trends and strategies and trying to improve your best performances at all times.
Internet Network Marketing |Web development and SEO
As I mentioned earlier, successful internet network marketing cannot be conceived without a really good website or blog, optimized for the public and for the search engines. You’ll want a clean design, with good graphics, but most important is having high quality, relevant and original content published regularly, to appeal not only to the search engines, but also to the numerous visitors the your SEO efforts will drive towards your website.
Internet Network Marketing |Use the social networks
All successful companies have Facebook and Tweeter profiles, and so should you. You should make as many friends as possible, write interesting posts, get them in the center of attention and show that what you have to offer is different from the other guys. Also, social networks can be a reliable source of email addresses that your business should be utilizing for your email marketing campaigns.
To Sum It Up…
This stuff may appear to be elementary but, make no mistake, they are highly effective and essential. There’s not one successful internet network marketer that is not utilizing these few simple strategies.
Network marketing combined with Internet marketing techniques, are two powerful tools to help you reach a considerably larger market which will ultimately explode your Internet network marketing business for years to come.