Following on from my previous post about building your Who Do You Know List in network marketing, many people are put off starting a new business as they feel they don’t know enough people who could become customers or team members. After you have approached everyone in your immediate circle of friends and family then where do you go from there?
What you need to remember is there are literally thousands of people our there who have never heard of network marketing at all, let alone your particular business, and what you need to work on is strategies to open a conversation with these people in order to make a connection with them.
Where to Meet People
It is no good joining a network marketing business if you want to stay in all the time and be by yourself, burying your head in a good book or playing online games. You need to get out and be social. Is there a hobby you fancy having a go at that you have never tried? Could you volunteer locally ? Are there social organisations locally you have never visited? All these are excellent ways to get our and meet people.
You also will come across people in your daily life who you just pass the time of day with. Your bus driver who always looks miserable, the checkout operator at your local supermarket, the server when you go out for a meal or receptionists and staff at your hairdresser, doctor or dentist.
How to open a conversation
It doesn’t need to be a hard sell once you have gone out and found more people to meet . I am not suggesting you go along to a new group or class and immediately try plugging products and business opportunities to the people there, as you will soon get people’s backs up and become very unpopular. To be successful in network marketing first you need to make connections and just get to know people with no mention of your home based business at all.
Sometimes a simple complement to someone you see in your day to day life can open a conversation and create a link with them which can naturally lead to more. In the health and wellness industries, like with my business in Forever Living, a simple “How Are You?” then listening to the reply carefully can open doors for you to talk about your products. The secret is always to be open and ask questions and listen to the answers before rushing to tell people all about yourself. If you are a product of your products the rest will come in time.
With those you pass in day to day life you need to be a bit more forward as you may not meet that person again. Have some business cards or similar available with your details on to pass to people with a simple comment such as “you’ve given me really great service today and you are just the sort of person I’m looking for to join my business, can I take your details and give you a call about it at a more convenient time?”. Take their number or email address if they will give it to you and pass them a card with your details. You never know if this might be just the right time for the person you are talking to.
Where will this get you?
Don’t even think about the promotion and the money you want to make from your business, just think about meeting people, talking to people, and giving your customers and anyone interested really good service and the rest will come with time.
Interested in joining Forever Living ?
We offer support in the form of training courses and videos to help you with all aspects of network marketing to help you build your business with Forever Living.
If you would like to join my business and benefit from the coaching and mentoring I offer then get in touch for details. I am currently recruiting allover the UK, and around the world with my most recent team members being from Eastern Europe. I am particularly looking for people who would like to become team leaders in South Africa and Ireland at the moment due to the number of enquirers I am getting from those areas.
In the UK you can join easily online at https://application.foreverknowledge.info/ and if you wish to be coached and mentored by me then you need my details as your sponsor on the form which are Alison Mead, ID no 440100686316.
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