It is becoming increasingly difficult in the world of today to become accomplished in business, we all know that. Here are two helpful tips to make you succeed within network marketing.
#1 Love What You Do
It is clear by talking to somebody for a while whether or not they are passionate about what they do. What is refreshing is when you speak with somebody who is truly passionate about what they do! Network marketing requires time, patience and a lot of hard work, if you don’t enjoy what you’re doing, you may be doing the wrong thing. Find something that grabs your interests and turn it into a business, it won’t seem like work anymore.
#2 Learn About Social Media
Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram are amazing platforms to help grow your network. Joining Facebook groups and connecting with like-minded people is a great way to do this, just be careful not to spam people with messages! LinkedIn is similar to Facebook but takes a more professional approach, it allows you to see individuals experience and interests and is constantly growing in the business world. Subscribing to YouTube channels can help grow your knowledge of network marketing while Instagram can show your market what your business opportunity is doing for you and your family but also about your products and how they help others!
Networking is fundamental to the success of your business. We here at LifeWave understand this so we have compiled a list of the most important tips to help you grow your business.
- Send Personal Messages
People love being contacted if they feel a level of personalisation in the message, instead of generic spamming. Distinguish yourself from the thousands of others who approach your network. What’s going to make you different? Decide upon this and use it to your advantage.
- Provide Useful Information
Useful information is anything that your audience finds interesting or educational. Use your social media platform to provide educational facts and figures, this allows your network to engage and ultimately grows your network.
- Update Your Profile Picture
Once your network sees you change it up and upload different posts you will gain more social media attention. This kind of attraction is good for helping to grow your network!
- Get on The Phone
Making use of your phone to help build your team and build relationships with these teams is crucial to your success in this business. Utilise your phone!
Building up your business can be difficult at the start, mistakes are made by all but it is what we learn from these mistakes that can really make a difference to the future of the business!
If you are relatively new to network marketing, you may be experiencing some of the following, so we have provided advice to help you dodge these mistakes and build your network!
The first major mistake new marketers make is patty caking! Sounds a bit strange when you see it first, but 90% of people have experienced this throughout their journey in network marketing. Talking to somebody who constantly uses small talk when they approach you can get, well, boring. Have you ever been stopped by somebody where it is obvious they have started speaking to you for a specific reason, and not just to talk about the weather or about the football game last night? Pop the question! Don’t beat around the bush, it is off-putting and quite frankly gets old very quickly. People won’t say it but it is guaranteed they are thinking “what does he/she want…” Ask them if they know anything about the business or its products and give them some information on what certain products do! This not only engages the other person but also sells your business to them. Remember, being blunt can be appreciated! Being polite and getting to the point is more reputable than discussing irrelevant issues.
The next mistake that new marketers are prone to is TIME! There are two common reactions to building rapport, the first (and most favourable!) is your audience exclaiming gratitude for teaching them about the business opportunity OR they completely disagree and want to get out of the conversation as quick as possible! People today have a lack of time, not an abundance. Don’t waste people’s time. This point is closely connected to the last as beating around the bush and not getting to the point not only bores people but wastes their time and your own! People are more understanding if you get to the point, they are either ecstatic you approached them or want to get out of this conversation as soon as they can. Reading body languages can teach you a lot about how they are truly feeling about being involved in your business. These two simple pieces of advice can not only help people starting out in network marketing but also those of you who are well-established in network marketing!
Networking has been described as the glue that sticks your whole career path together. Relationships that are built throughout your career become increasingly important the older we get. With the age of social media being all around us, we are often swallowed up by who’s posting what on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Although these platforms can make us feel like we are wasting time everyday scrolling, reacting and liking different posts, this seems to be the way networking is moving. Nonetheless, there is also a big network outside of these platforms.
These 4 simple tips can help you grow your network and build your business!
- Diversity in Your Network
It is great to have a strong network in your part of the world, but what do you do when you need to reach out to someone 100 miles away to help you out with an event you’re holding? Strong relationships are amazing to have, it is important to build relationships in different areas of the world. Try attending events where you can meet people from all over! This will help grow your network incredibly quickly.
Reach out to people in different industries than yours, see what YOU can do for others and in turn, they will do something for you.
Talk to your network, ask questions and LEARN! People love being asked questions about things they are passionate about, it is important to query where you would get more information and who you would speak with to get more information. The power of asking questions is remarkable for growing your network.
Be courteous to people, be sure to listen to how people are feeling and in turn a sense of trust builds up.
Networking is one of the most fundamental parts to any business, however, have you ever been at an event speaking to some new people and finding yourself lost for things to talk about? For many of us it can be a challenge to come out of our comfort zones when we interact with new people. With that, we have compiled a list of topics to help you build your network and your business.
Engaging with people on a personal level helps to build up the relationship, asking them where they grew up leads you down a whole path of stories. The great thing about this subject matter is you can gauge where this person has contacts – they may have grown up in a completely different country, this leads them on to how they got into network marketing and why they got into it.
Asking new people what they do for fun steers the conversation away from work life and gives you a greater insight into their personal life. You both may have similar interests and if so, AMAZING! You may have just made a new friend as well as growing your network.
We have spoken about the importance of spending time with your network previously, engaging with them on a more personal level and allowing the conversation to flow naturally is a fundamental part of network marketing.