Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Build Your Network Marketing Business - Never Close the Doors to Your Business

It’s been said that if you want to be a success in network marketing, your business must always be open.  That means you’re ready to sell or recruit when you head to the supermarket, coach your son’s T-ball team, or attend a parent-teacher conference.  You are your business, so if your eyes are open, your business is open.  Here’s what this tip means when it comes to network marketing:

  1. View each person you meet as a potential customer or team member.  That means each person you meet will either buy from you, join your team, or introduce you to someone who will.  If you don’t ask, you’re missing out somewhere down the road.
  2. Find a way to break the time barriers.  Having an online presence will allow you to take sales and find prospects (and make money!) even when you’re asleep.  Even just giving your existing customers to option to order via email will save you one more phone call.
  3. Layer your activities.  If you’re holding a class or party, invite someone from your downline to attend with you.  This allows them to see how you interact with customers as well as lets them hear the product and company information another time – much more interesting than reading about it in the training materials!
  4. Be a walking advertisement for your business.  I don’t mean wearing a t-shirt that proclaims, “I lost 40 lbs. in six weeks.  Ask me how!”  Although that is an option. Instead, I mean using the products you represent, from top to bottom.  The first thing a skeptic will ask you is, “Do you use the products?”  You do NOT want to have to answer, “Well… no.”
  5. Don’t be embarrassed by what you do.  Sometimes we feel embarrassed because we’re in direct sales.  This usually occurs because we know that some network marketing companies and salespeople give our industry a bad rap.  But how are you going to change the public’s perception of this business if you don’t let them know what you do?  Never be embarrassed by your profession.   If you truly are ashamed, it’s time to find a new company – or a new profession.
Being constantly “on” can be tough and draining.  However, you don’t always have to be selling; you just need to be ready to do business.  Hopefully, these five suggestions can help you expand your business hours without burning you out.

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