Are you feeling like there should be more fulfilment in you and your families life and future? Do you get in your car every morning knowing there has got to be a better way to earn an income? Do you feel like you have more to offer?
The good new is there is a better way, but it’s very different from what you learned in school or what your parents taught you……it’s called Network Marketing.
“Network Marketing Isn’t Perfect, Its Just Better” ~ Erric Worre – The Network
Network Marketing is a business opportunity with some very attractive features. It’s working for yourself and flexible which makes it very popular among a growing number of people at all different stages of life. Where one can work full or part-time with the goal of building a lasting Residual Income. Some of the best-known companies including Avon, Mary Kay, Tupperware, Scentsy, ALL are Network Marketing companies.
Time-Tested & Proven Marketing Strategies of the Network Marketing Pros
#1 – KNOW YOUR TARGET MARKET
You MUST understand who your target audience is best suited to your opportunity. You will not be successful if you don’t know who this is, you will want to spend some time thinking about this. You must be in touch with their needs, what drives them and what they desire to change. You will want to know what is their “Why”, why do they want success? Why does your prospect want a better life?
#2 – HAVE YOUR WHY ESTABLISHED
This is your single most important driving force as to WHY you decided to be a Network Marketer. This could be anything, your family, financial freedom, time freedom or if you’re like me you just really want to help change EVERYONE’S life for the better. Whatever your WHY is, make sure that you are passionate about it, that you won’t stop until you’re WHY happens. I suggest writing it down or putting a picture close to where you spend most of your time for those days when there are speed bumps and set-backs. Let me tell you now, that is absolutely going to happen, it’s going to happen a lot.
If you’re why is not strong enough it is proven that you will not succeed, that you will give up. You must have a very strong drive to succeed!
#3 – NETWORK MARKETERS DO NOT BOTHER FAMILY & FRIENDS
In my experience most network marketing companies have you write a list of everyone you know. Family, friends and they even have a memory jogger of some kind to make sure you don’t forget anyone. This list of people is known as your warm market, they usually say to present your new home-business to them first.
You don’t want to make future engagements with your friends and family awkward. I recommend leaving them alone at least until you have learned some network marketing essentials and really know your business. You will know if any of your family or friends are your “target audience” and if they are then you will know how to approach them.
To make it clear, DO NOT EVER chase, beg, guilt or even attempt to convince anyone, especially your warm market to join your opportunity. When you decide the time is right and your approach is warranted, it is suggested by the network marketing pros to see if your family or friends are open to your home-based, small business opportunity.
The network marketing professional will never chase their family members or friends attempting to convince them that this is the best opportunity to cross their paths since the invention of the wheel.
#4 – CHOOSE ONLY A COUPLE STRATEGIES TO MASTER AT ONE TIME
Don’t overwhelm yourself with trying to accomplish too many marketing projects at one time. Like any network marketing business, there is a learning curve to overcome, so be patient and hang in there. It is commonplace to get discouraged, but your success will be won through tenacity and perseverance.
See what other successful network marketing pros are doing and learn from their successes. Doing this will cause you to begin mimicking the way that the successful marketing professional acts or thinks. Ultimately, doing this can lead to a higher success rate overall.
TIP – If you encounter a road block along the way, don’t try to deal with it yourself, contact your upline for help.
#5 – NEVER STOP LEARNING – ALWAYS SELF DEVELOP
To be successful, you must make time daily for to self-develop. The top leaders and income earners in Network Marketing are also top learners. Most of these people are avid readers, they take daily initiative be better, to serve better and to grow personally, they are always learning.
Simply put, if you take a look at anyone who’s made any significant amount of money in this network marketing industry, you will be assured that they work on their personal development daily and have the library to back it up.
TIP – If you want to see significant growth from your network marketing efforts, you must constantly improve your knowledge. Read success books, research the Internet for social media strategies along with network marketing tips. Plus, any other topics to position yourself to be successful.
#6 – INCLUDE SOCIAL MEDIA IN YOUR EVERYDAY BUSINESS PRACTICES
Are you still skeptical about the power of social media marketing to expose your business? It has been stated that social media may soon drive MORE traffic to your website than SEO (search engine optimization). For more information, follow the link to Insider Information… Social Media May Soon Drive More Traffic Than SEO!
If your online business does not have a social media program in place to help spread the word about your business, then you are missing out. The basis of any good marketing strategy would be to include social media in your daily business activities. There are many locations to begin the building of your business relationships… one good place to start would be to focus on Facebook groups within your niche.
#7 – NETWORK MARKETING PROFESSIONALS STAY CONSISTENT
Consistency is imperative in Network Marketing. Create a plan, much like a to-do list. Personally, I like to this daily, weekly and monthly. Always taking into consideration and making sure that my to-do list is getting my goals accomplished. You must be consistent with your actions, without action you have no business. When posting content consistency is key! This is for many reasons such as SEO ranking, to keep your following entertained as they tend to get used to it and actually expect it. If you want your followers to remain loyal, you MUST be consistent.
Even if your not seeing the results you hoped for don’t give up. Some days are going to be tougher than others but dont give up. I will tell you with 100% certainty that every successful person in anything has debated quitting at one time or another, but they didn’t! The key is to keep pushing on. When the going gets rough, push harder.
#8 – DON’T EVER QUIT
The only way to fail in Network Marketing is to quit. Its cliché I know but its so true. Everyone successful as a network marketer has had negative thoughts and thoughts of quitting, but they didn’t. And, that’s why they are TOP INCOME EARNERS!!
#9 – NETWORK MARKETER MUST PROVIDE VALUE TO THEIR PROSPECTS
One of the first things I was told that didn’t make much sense to me was that “People join people, not businesses”! It sure makes sense now tho, you can tell who has learnt this lesson and who has not by how they advertise that the are a Network Marketer and empower people or not.
We all know someone we like and trust. If that person came to us excited about some weight loss shake they started selling you would probably give it a go if losing weight was something you wanted to do. Now, if a stranger online came to you without building any type of relationship with you with the same product you wouldn’t be so quick to jump. This is because there is no trust, that person doesn’t know you. You’re far better of making friends with as many people as you can. Hence “Network” in Network Marketing. Everyday be on a mission to gain someone’s trust. Lend them some of your light! The point, provide value based content that people can relate too. Providing this material will create a spell binding magnetism that will cause your audience to crave more. Your followers like your style and how your value has helped them. This also builds trust and in turn your readers will think your the authority in your field. They look up to you. We as Network Marketers love to “over-deliver”! If you are familiar with ” Attraction Marketing” you will know its based on value, to over-deliver, past expectations ALL the time.
The fact that you’re reading this article tells me that you are trying to take yourself and business to the next level; I applaud you for this. Every step here is grounds for greatness, don’t take them lightly. Building a network business will take time and isn’t a get rich overnight deal however putting all these components together will ensure you a steady increase in business and self development. You can go ahead and research some of the industries most successful people and you will find that they didn’t come in and overnight they were a 6 or 7 figure earner, everyone new has a learning cuve but once you start and start seeing results of your precious time put to work there is no better feeling. Let’s not even mention everything that goes along with being successful, save that for another post. If the whole list of practices is too much, just take one strategy a week and work towards the implementation of them all.
See you at the top!!