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I have been in Network Marketing now for about 4 years and the #1 problem in Network Marketing that I have learned is most people don’t have a big enough network to build a successful business. A lot of people come into Network Marketing very excited about their new journey. The problem that arises and arises very quickly with a lot of people is that their family and friends are not on board and they run out of people to talk to. I see this time and time again and when this happens what do a majority of them do? They QUIT. It’s very sad to see people quit so quickly but that’s what happens. Unfortunately a lot of people don’t look at this like a real business and they don’t realize it’s going to take time to build a clientele to have a successful business. The only way to build a clientele is by getting out there and making new friends and networking.

So now that we realize that’s what we have to do to grow a network marketing business the next question is where do we go to find these new friends to network with? Well below I have given you 50 different ways to network and make new friends! One tip I want to give you is remember this is a relationship building business so your first initial contact is not going to be you pitching your business, it’s going to be you introducing yourself and getting to know them better. The next step will be to find a creative way to stay in touch with them! I like to use Facebook to do that but whatever way works for you is great! Another thing I want you to remember is that this business takes time to build because it takes time to grow relationships. The better you can get at establishing a connection with someone, the faster the relationship will grow, which in turn means the faster your business will grow. Plant seeds daily, water those seeds, and wait for the harvest to grow!! Happy networking!

1. Networking events – Chamber of Commerce
2. Meetup.com
3. Expos/Events/Seminars
4. Craigslist-Look for people advertising their business and reach out to them
5. Facebook friends – reach out and ask if they are open to hearing how they can make extra income and it wouldn’t interfere with what they are already doing.
6. Facebook groups
7. Cards on Cork Boards
8. Double sided tape on card-stick them wherever you can stick them
9. Reach out to your warm market
10. Warm market referrals
11. Create Referral Cards to hand out
12. Google search professionals, realtors, and financial planners in your city and reach out to them and see if they are open to making extra income
13. Join LinkedIn and LinkedIn Groups & post discussions
14. Twitter
15. You Tube
16. Instagram
17. Church Events
18. Create a product/service CD & give it out
19. Toll Booth – pay for person behind you toll and give them a card or the cd you created
20. Any restaurant drive thru do the same thing pay for persons order and leave a card and/or cd with them
21. Business cards in network books/magazines, your business related books/magazines, Jim Rohn books, Robert Kyosaki books
22. Put up signs on the side of the road (ex. make extra income from home call me xxx-xxx-xxxx)
23. Be your brand and always wear Company gear, buttons, hats, etc.
24. Lead boxes-offer a freebie of your product of choice
25. Car window decal or magnet
26. Any bill you pay with check through the mail include a business card or if you get a credit card offer they usually send a prepaid envelope, place a card in it and send it back
27. Charity Events-network and collect business cards
28. Cold Calling Dr.s Offices, Chiropractors, Message Therapists, Fitness Trainers, Car Lots (car salesmen), and servers make great network marketers
29. Parent sporting events-network, listen, and offer solution, most parents feel they don’t get enough time with their kids
30. Apartment complexes-they offer new member packets and will place your business card in the packets
31. Host your own challenge and offer a prize for winner
32. Setup a table at fitness center or salon
33. Create a blog on WordPress.com – WordPress.org or any other site
34. Ask to be a contributing author on someone else’s blog
35. Find a blogger in your niche and offer discounts & freebies to their followers
36. Comment on other bloggers articles leaving your url in the signature
37. Ask bloggers to review and write a feature article about your product or service
38. List your blog on Technorati.com
39. Submit your blog to Killerstartups.com
40. Add your company to online directories such as Freeonlinewebdirectories.com, Yellowpages.com,Listings.local.yahoo.com, Directory.ac, Google Places, etc..
41. Attend trade shows & conferences and pass out business cards
42. Hold a FREE seminar/workshop
43. Mention your website url in your voicemail message
44. Hold a “Free Friday” weekly giveaway
45. Volunteer at schools, non-profits, government offices, anywhere really
46. Create bookmarks and have schools, libraries or bookstores give them away
47. Become an article contributor for a magazine or newspaper
48. Create a partnership with complementary businesses
49. Create some sort of coupon and drop them off at every business for the employees
50. Direct mail the coupon to local residents

If this has helped you please comment and share with your team!! Thanks and have a blessed day!!

Network Marketing is the business of the 21st Century. According to Wikipedia, network marketing is a way of doing business in which a sales force earns a commission not only for sales of products and services they personally generate, but also for the sales of others they recruit and bring into the business, which creates a downline of distributors and a hierarchy of multiple leveraged levels of compensation. A pyramid scheme is a non-sustainable business model that involves promising participants’ payment or services, primarily for enrolling other people into the scheme, rather than supplying any real investment or sale of products or services to the public

I have a lot of people ask me if It Works is one of those get rich pyramid schemes and honestly I chuckle every time. I always ask them well isn’t Wal-Mart set up like a pyramid? They have a CEO, Board of Chairman’s, each region has a Regional Vice President, each district has a District Manager and then there are Store Managers, Assistant Managers, Department Managers, and then you have the hourly positions. Each position is paid accordingly but NO one will ever make more than the TOP people.

You see in network marketing I can make more than the TOP people because I’m paid based on my efforts. So NO network marketing is no where near a get rich quick scheme nor is it a pyramid scheme, those are illegal. It’s a business model that allows average, ordinary, everyday people like myself, to invest a small amount of money, start a business, work hard and create a residual income that can be passed on to my kids, grandchildren, and so on.  This is what I posted this morning on Facebook “Everyone at some extent wants to be successful but the problem is they aren’t willing to put in the effort to succeed. Its crazy to me how people will work 40hrs a week, put there heart and soul into building someone else’s dream but quit on their own dream within a couple months. This is a business people, it takes time to grow, it’s not a get rich quick scheme!”  You have to take the time to learn the skills necessary to build a network marketing empire.

When your trying to understand network marketing think of a franchise, like McDonald’s for instance. McDonald’s is one of the largest fast food organizations in the world. They have more than 34,000 restaurants that serves more than 68 million people in 119 countries each day. About 85% of McDonald’s restaurants are owned and operated by independent business owners or contractors. Now if you owned the mother-ship corporation, you not only earn money by selling burgers, fries and shakes from the 15% of the restaurants you personally own and operate but you also earn a tiny percentage on all the sales made by the entire organization including the other 85% you do not own or operate. Meaning you are now earning a LEVERAGED/RESIDUAL income generated by the time, talent and energy put forth by the other business owners on your team.

Now there are a couple differences between a franchise and network marketing business. The 1st difference is the initial startup cost. For a franchise it could cost thousands and thousands of dollars, where network marketing companies usually charge $50-$500 to get your business started. The 2nd difference is the cost to have a building. Most network marketers work out of their home so they don’t have overhead costs, big utility bills, or employees like a franchise would. Thus allowing the average, ordinary, everyday person to start a business and become financially free!

Why I LOVE Network Marketing!

•I get to pick the people I want to work with!

•I can work from home part-time or full time it’s my choice, I pick my hours!

•I have freedom of time to do what I want, when I want!

•I have NO boss telling me what to do!

•I have the opportunity to literally set myself up for financial freedom!

•I am creating a residual income that will be passed on generation to generation.

If you interested in starting up your own home based business please fill out the form below and in the comments section tell me your background and why your interested in working from home.

7 Steps to Becoming A Network Marketing Professional

BOOK OF THE MONTH

 

What I have learned over the last 3 ½ years is a lot of people come into Network Marketing treating it like a hobby and not a real business. A lot of us have never done anything like this before and we come in expecting to be a professional at it right off the bat. What we forget is it takes certain skills to become a professional in any industry and network marketing is no different. We have to take the time to learn the skills necessary to be successful and that will take time, a few years’ time. Just like if you wanted to be a nurse or a doctor you have to go to school for many years to learn the skills necessary. With this business you get to learn the skills basically for free and get to make money along the way, but you have to invest the time to learn these certain skills and then teach them to your downline.

 

In the book Go Pro, Eric Worre, a Network Marketer for over 20 years, discusses that there are 3 categories of people in Network Marketing. The first is the Poser and those are the ones that come in hoping to get lucky by signing a few rockstars. The second is the Amateur and they focus on many different things like luck, timing, positioning, and shortcuts. The third type is the Professional and these are the people that realize that this is a career and that there are certain skills to be learned to build a large Network Marketing business and they invest the time into learning theses skills.

 

In this book Eric teaches the 7 fundamental skills to building your Network Marketing business. The first thing he teaches you is How to Find Prospects. Next lesson is on Inviting Prospects to your Product or Opportunity. The third skill is Presenting Your Product and Opportunity. The fourth skill is Following Up. The fifth skill is Helping Prospects Become Customers or Distributors. The sixth skill is Helping Your New Distributor Get Started and the last skill is Promoting Events. If you can learn theses 7 basic skills you will have an exploding successful network marketing business.

 

This book can be purchased on Amazon pretty inexpensively, or you can download it from audible.com. I encourage each one of you to take the time, invest in yourself, invest in your future and get this book and learn the 7 skills necessary to growing a Network Marketing Empire!!

 

Self-education will make you a living

If you want to be successful in your MLM business, Personal Development is a MUST! From my experience a lot of people who start an MLM business have self-limiting beliefs, past baggage, and a poor image of themselves. This was me 3 years ago but I learned MLM is all about building relationships with people therefore it’s crucial that you get yourself right so that you can connect with other people in a meaningful way. Personal Development, MLM, Successful We are NOT born leaders so we must work on developing ourselves into the type of person that others want to DO or BE in business with.

Wikipedia says Personal development includes activities that improve awareness and identity, develop talents and potential, build human capital and facilitate employability, enhance quality of life and contribute to the realization of dreams and aspirations. For example, when you were born you didn’t come out of moms belly walking, right? You started by crawling, then standing and then you attempted to walk. You tried to walk many times but you kept falling over and over again until one day you got up and started walking. Over time you developed the skills necessary to learn how to walk, so from the time you were born you were personally developing.

There is an old saying that goes like this ‘practice makes perfect’, and that’s absolutely true, in any area of your life. If you want to be great at something, whether it be riding a bike, playing an instrument, writing a blog, public speaking, communicating, or becoming a leader in your MLM business, you need to practice the necessary skills in order to become successful. You must learn, you must fail, and you must try again until the skills are developed. Remember, developing these skills won’t happen overnight, it will take time and effort and that’s why you need to be on a 3-5 year plan with your MLM business.

Every TOP money earner in MLM understands and implements Personal Development so lets talk about what you can do to personally develop yourself.

1. Spend at least 15 minutes each day praying, meditating, or just having quiet time. This will allow you to get to know your real thoughts and what you truly believe about yourself. If you’re having self-limiting beliefs you first need to stop accepting these beliefs and allowing them to define you and second you need to reaffirm who God says you are and start confessing that out loud. It won’t be an easy task especially when some of these beliefs have been engrained in you since childhood but with consistent effort you will change your beliefs about who you were meant to be. Typically, WE are what stops us from being successful in MLM so it is extremely important to do this exercise everyday so you can start to transform your beliefs. Your mindset is your most important tool, so let’s get it right!

2. Read books or listen to audio books. Find out the areas you need to improve on the most and start studying on how to get better. Learn about the Network Marketing industry. Just like if you wanted to be a DR. you would have to go to college for about 8 years to learn the skills to become a DR. Same goes with MLM, you have to take the time to learn the skills and techniques necessary to become a successful network marketer. Find someone successful in network marketing and learn what they are doing and follow their lead.

3. Stay plugged in to ALL your company conference calls, trainings, and events. I can’t stress enough how important this is to the success of your MLM business and personal development. Staying plugged in will help you gain knowledge in the products and help you get acquainted with the company and their vision. It will also help build your belief level and help you develop the skills necessary to be successful in the MLM industry. So stay plugged in!

Personal Development is going to take time, patience, persistence, and consistent effort. If you want to have a successful MLM business make sure you are taking the time each day to learn and grow. Remember your building a business and that takes time, so keep learning, developing, and taking action and you will have success! The main reason people fail in this industry is they quit before they get started! Good Luck!

Until next time, have a great day!

Angela Jockett

P.S. Here is a list of some awesome books that helped me to personally develop!!

1. The Bible

2. Your First Year in Network Marketing by Mark Yarnell

3. Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

4. I Declare by Joel Osteen

5. The Secret by Rhonda Byrne

6. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

If you have any other recommendations please comment below!! If this has helped you please share!!

IMG_20130518_221934I’m 32, newly married with 3 amazing children, Isaiah who is 6, Alyssa who is 13 and a step son Tyler who is also 13!! I grew up mostly in Northwest Ohio but I did travel a little when I was younger. I currently am living in Gilbert, Arizona and loving it!!!

Since the age of 13 my career included waitressing until about 9 years ago when my friend offered me an opportunity! He wanted to partner up to market and build a sales force for a collection agency. So I did and within 2 years we were making 8-10k/month a piece!! It was great until I had a disagreement with him and then I wanted out of the business.  I found out I was pregnant at the same time so I knew God had different plans for me and that was that I would stay home and raise my son. So I did that for about a year or so and got very bored as I’m a busy body.  So I ended up going back to what I’ve always done and that was waitressing. I always knew I couldn’t retire as a waitress though. So I did some research and what was listed as #1 was network marketing. Low and behold 6 month later I had a friend introduce me to It Works a Network Marketing Company(most lucrative industry out there,  google it)!! This was almost 3 years ago and this is what I do full time now! I’m loving every bit of it because I help people get wealthy by getting healthy! I help them get off their pharmaceutical drugs, feel better than they ever have, I help them get their life back, and then they get paid to go share their testimony with others! !! It feels amazing to be able to do that for people!!

Things I like to do for fun include playing with my children, going to the beach, I love fishing, reading the bible or an educational book, or listening to an audio book and I will one day travel again because it’s a passion of mine!

I’m a very godly woman!  I’m not religious by any means but I do believe in having a relationship with our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ!! I also believe the bible stands for Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth and we should read and learn it!!! God put me here to help people and it’s funny because some like to call me their psychiatrist! They would also say I’m a very outgoing person and fun to be around!! I’m a very positive person,  the glass is always half full!! If you want a happy life,  think happy thoughts and speak happy words! “Life and death are in the power of the tongue.”

I love making new friends and building relationships with people so please leave me a comment about you so that way I can get to know y’all!! Thanks!