Generosity is the Key to Success

Understanding the Key to Success and How it Changes your Life!

I recently read something from Benjamin Franklin that really stuck with me. “Among the many truths I have witnessed: Wealth is not his who has it, but his who joyfully shares it.” Sometimes we get so caught up in our work and everyday lives, that we forget to give back. Franklin understood that the happiest people were those who shared their success with others. I believe that generosity is the key to success! Understanding this can not only change your outlook on life, but your business as well!  People are drawn to people that really care and that give from a place of abundance, no matter what their financial situation is.

Giving Back Gives Us Purpose….

One of the most important benefits of giving back is the feeling you get when you do it! Money cannot buy you happiness. When we help others and utilize our skill sets for the greater good, we get a wonderful sense of achievement. I once read an article about a case study in retirement homes. Dozens of people were interviewed on their deathbed and asked what are the things they wish they had done in their life. The number one answer was – I wish I had done more things that make me happy. To me this means focusing on much more than monetary success. This means happiness based helping others more instead of helping ourselves. (sounds like our business model!) You have a major advantage now because you know one thing you can do to improve your entire life: help others and do what you love! You can also apply these concepts to your business.

Your Team Should Feel Good About the Community!

Generosity is the key to success!

Giving back creates goodwill. This will give everyone on your team a feeling of happiness that acts as a great source of motivation. You can’t motivate people, that comes from within, but you CAN inspire them! Having a company that focuses on giving back will make for a stronger, happier and more motivated team.

One thing that I love about my business is that we have a built in system that allows us to donate money to charities around the world. This program is giving children the rights they should’ve had from birth: the claim to health, the opportunity to learn, and the protection they need to grow. I know that every time my business sees success, it is shared with others. How does your business give back to the world?

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Generosity is the Key to Success!

Give back any chance you get! People will see your efforts and want to work with you. People want to feel good about what they do and will choose to work with those who make them feel this way. This is especially important in network marketing. There are always several businesses or teams a person can join. Stand out by offering something that other companies aren’t: a chance to achieve success through generosity!  Wherever you are in the world and with your company, choose to be the team that creates a culture of giving.  Make it a part of what your brand and your team is about.  The world will notice and you will be rewarded in ways you can’t even imagine!

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5 Ways to Stay Focused During Summer!

Wondering How to Stay Focused When the Beach is Calling You?

Working through the summer months can be very challenging, especially when you are running your own business! With kids out of school, and vacations right around the corner, it can be hard to stay focused on working. Instead of getting distracted with all the fun things these sun-filled summer months have to offer, make this work in your favor. Over the years I got creative to make my vacations and life work for my business. Now I get to enjoy a booming business and the BBQs and trips to the beach all at the same time.

Here are My Best Tips to Help You Stay Focused When the Beach is Calling You!

Stay focused during the summer months!

 

1. The sun is shining, birds are chirping and you….well, you need to make phone calls! One trick I found was getting a good quality headset for my phone so I could take walks and make calls at the same time. I always bring a small notepad and pen in my pocket just in case I really need to jot something down. Or I just send myself a text message right away.  You never know, the fresh air could inspire your next big idea. Stay focused by working while enjoying the things you want to do!  It is a good idea to take hourly stretch or walking breaks.  I have been known to sit at the computer for hours on end – it isn’t easy to push away but better for our bodies and mental clarity when we do!

2. Make sure you have enough energy! There can be a lot going on during the summer as far as events go, so budget your day wisely and make sure you get rest. We live in a sleep deprived culture.  If you aren’t getting at least 7 hours sleep a night, then you are prematurely aging yourself.  I am not an early to bed, early to rise kind of person but I do most nights get at least 7 1/2 hours.  Start your day off with a good breakfast, vitamins and maybe a strong cup of coffee! Think about what the word breakfast means: you are breaking the fast and jump starting your metabolism.  Set a goal to eat within 30 minutes of getting up in the morning.  If you fuel your body with what it needs, it will provide you with stamina to get your work done AND have fun.

How to stay focused during summer!

Meeting new people while on a trip to Florida!

3. Social events like picnics, family reunions, bbq’s, birthday parties and swim club parties are a great place to network and talk about your business and attract new team members. Be READY to talk about your business. Stock up on business cards that you can hand out when you are attending fun summer events. DO NOT oversell, or be too pushy with people – they are there to relax! Keep the conversation light, but highlight a few key points about your business. When someone asks you how you are or someone asks you what you do, be enthusiastic about how you have found a better way and how much you love having your own business!  Let them know about what amazing things your business is allowing you to do. That will speak for itself! Keep cards and samples handy so you can connect. If your company has great before and after pics, know how to get to that link quickly so you can flash them on your smart phone while you are chatting with someone.  And don’t wait too long before reaching out to follow up with people.  Your speed in getting back to them will prove to them that you are serious and professional.

4.  Don’t think you have to skip vacations to keep up with work! Stay focused and know that you can make your trips work for you. Talk to as many new people as you can and get the chance to know them. Networking is important in any industry and can often be easier when you have mai tais in hand. People are also more relaxed and open to having conversations, just always remember to keep it light.  That person sitting next to you on the chaise lounge may become your best friend and best business partner.

5 Ways to Stay Focused During Summer!

5.  Stay focused during summer by fine tuning your time management. Keep everything on a calendar and make sure you are giving yourself enough time to complete your tasks. This is especially important if you have kids since they will be out of school and have a lot of free time. Good thing teenagers sleep in because that is when I get a lot done!  If you are working from home and need some dedicated quiet time, try to find a great summer camp that your kids will love.  Sometimes when the kids are home, I also take a “work break” by walking down to the local coffee shop.  The kids get to stay home and I get to focus and dig in for a couple hours.  If your kids are young, then schedule some play dates with other parents so you have a few extra hours a week to work.  You can also stay focused while on the go by sending out a few emails or making some calls while waiting for your kids to get out of practice. Always think of how you can multitask your way to success!  You really can build your network marketing business in the nooks and crannies of your day!  In the summer, it feels even more important to be focused on the A level activities.  You know the ones that make your bank account happy!

I hope these tips help you navigate your work life during the tempting summer months! I always keep in mind that my hard work DOES pay off and helps keep my business booming.  Summer vacations are a blast.  I hope you enjoy yours to the fullest.  Next week, my husband and I get to go to Tahiti for 10 days with our network marketing company.  I won’t be working much during this vacation but I do plan to bring my iPad to take advantage of the down time to work on my presentation for Eric and Marina Worre’s first annual “The Most Powerful Women in Network Marketing History” event that takes place in August this summer.  You should take a serious look at attending this event.  The line up of speakers is amazing and I am honored and humbled to be included on this list.  Have a great week!  Here is the link to check out the big event in August.  It would be great to see you there.

Best wishes!

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Inspiration vs Motivation: How to Increase Sales

How to Increase Sales by Inspiring Your Team!

Are you wondering how to increase sales in your network marketing business? Do you want to make more moolah AND increase the productivity of your team? After working with thousands of men and women in the network marketing industry, I learned there are two things that are key to success: motivation and inspiration. There is a big difference between the two!  Understanding the power of these two keys to success, and how they are different from each other, can make a world of difference in your mlm business.  And will help determine how much fun you are having too!

People often talk about motivation, but do they really know what it means? Do they really know the power it has and how it works? Inspiration and motivation are often used as the same word, but they do not have the same meaning. Let’s think of these two words in terms of network marketing.

Build Your Team By Inspiring Them To Join With You!

Inspiration Vs. Motivation: How to Increase Sales

The dictionary defines inspiration as “the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative.” The first thing you need to do to build your business, is INSPIRE people to join your team. Get them excited to participate in your business and to build their own business. Money is usually a popular way to inspire someone, but in the long run, the more ways you can inspire someone, the more they will motivate themselves. Inspire people by showing them they can have financial success. Inspire them by showing them you can follow your dreams, achieve goals and travel the world – anything is possible.  How do you do that?  How do you actually inspire someone?  By becoming that person that they would want to follow.  By living by example!  By letting them see exactly that you are doing what you dream about and that you are taking your business seriously – they will follow your example much more than allow you to “motivate” them.  Motivation is something that comes from within.  We actually can’t give another person the motivation to do something.  They have to choose that.

How to Increase Sales With Personal Inspiration…

One of my favorite ways to inspire new people I meet is to share my own personal story. After working for other people in great big American companies for more than twenty years, I realized I needed to break free of the corporate world and start my own business. I didn’t want a boss or to be on someone else’s schedule. And I wanted to take lots of vacations! That’s when I was introduced to network marketing.

Everything in my life has changed because I said yes to network marketing. It has positively impacted my physical, financial, and spiritual life. And even my romantic life changed too! One of my network marketing friends introduced me to the man who is now my husband. Today I am married to the love of my life, Mark and together with his three wonderful children, I have the family I always wanted.  That story and your story is what inspires people!  Inspiration is what gets them to want do do more, to strive for more and to do more.  We are very well paid story tellers in our profession.

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My husband Mark and me at the Laguna Beach Winery!

 

How to Increase Sales by Setting an Example!

The dictionary defines motivation as “the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.” When people ask me how they can motivate someone, or if I can help them motivate someone, I cringe. Motivation truly comes from within.  Inspiration comes by setting that example.  Trying to motivate someone to do something they don’t want to do or aren’t ready to do, isn’t any fun at all and creates resistance. Move away from that and work with people that are inspired by the example you set….If you feel like you are pushing a boulder up the hill trying to get someone to do something you think they should do more than they want to do for themselves, then let that boulder come back down the hill.  It is taking valuable energy away from you and you will have so much more fun inspiring people and working with the people who have that motivation within.

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Here are some of my favorite ways to inspire by example:

  • Share inspirational quotes and affirmations that help me on a daily basis.
  • Give people the tools I use in my business so they start off on the right foot. This also shows people how hard you work, and what you have to do to be successful.
  • Post images of my travels and all the events I present at. This gives your team an example of how much they could be travelling!  And how important events are for your business.
  • Share photos of all the amazing things my business allows me to do…travel, shopping, spending time with family and more!
  • Tell my story of my journey and share other peoples stories too.  The story is what people will remember!

By inspiring people and working with the most motivated ones, you will build a rock solid team for your network marketing business. With a solid team, you will make more mula and have more fun! For all those wondering how to increase sales, INSPIRATION is the key!

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Build Your Net Worth with Residual Income

Build your Net Worth with Residual Income!

Would you like to know the four favorite words of wealthy people? Here they are:

Multiple. Streams. Of. Income.

We all have multiple streams of expenses… mortgage or rent, phone bill, groceries, travel, and on and on. So why do most people have only ONE stream of income, usually in the form of a job?

Some folks attempt to gain multiple streams of income by acquiring multiple jobs. I hope this isn’t you, because that strategy will drive you into the ground fast. You will work way too hard, and it is truly impossible to achieve wealth when you are trading your hours for dollars.

Wealthy people do things differently. They focus, not only on multiple streams of income, but on two highly leveraged types of income — passive income and residual income.

Generate residual income!

Passive Income means the money comes in without you directly trading your time for it. You could be sleeping, cooking dinner, hiking in the mountains, swimming with dolphins, you name it… the money is coming in.

Residual Income means you build the source of income once, and the money comes in over and over and over again, long after the work is done.

When you have a job, you earn what’s called active income. This means you are paid on work you actively do, most often measured in time. Even business owners often structure their businesses to only pay them in active income, by charging per hour or per project. When I was a real estate agent, that was active income too.  The day I stopped being a real estate agent was the day the checks stopped too.  Since there are only 24 hours in a day, there is a ceiling to this type of income. If you want financial freedom and wealth, you must shift your focus and your efforts to generate sources of passive income and residual income.

Build residual income with network marketing!

The Best Business to Build Passive and Residual Income is Network Marketing!

Our network marketing profession is an excellent source of both passive income as well as residual income. Wealthy people recognize the leverage in this business model, because it is something that you build once and it pays you continually. Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki have both said if they had to do it all over again, they would build a network marketing business.  Warren Buffet owns several network marketing businesses.  In our business, you earn residual income every single week from all of the autoship orders that are placed in your business. Moreover, as people in your business also enroll new folks, the growth of your business compounds and you are earning large amounts of – you guessed it – passive income! It is for these reasons world-renowned economist Paul Zane Pilzer estimates that between the years 2006-2016, the network marketing industry will have yielded 10 million new millionaires.

How can you earn more passive income and residual income in your own life? Try this approach: Next time you are faced with a business opportunity or a professional project, do what wealthy people do. Ask yourself, “Will this generate passive income? Will this generate residual income?” If the answer is no, think twice about taking on the obligation. If the answer is yes, you are on the right track!  If you are in network marketing already, then take your opportunity very seriously.  We always say treat it like the million dollar business that it is.  Sometimes I wish the cost of entry was actually higher because we value what we pay more for.  Don’t make the mistake that just because your start up costs were low, that this can’t generate huge income for you – and passive and residual income, the best kind!

Save money and generate residual income!

Also, don’t make the mistake that many do in regards to multiple streams of income.  In our profession, trying to build two or three network marketing businesses will typically get you nowhere.  Most of us have a hard enough time building one extremely successful MLM business, let alone two.  You won’t make twice the money you will make much less trying to ride two horses.  If you are in the right company for you, then focus on that one and go all in.  The rewards are great!

When I made the shift from working income to passive income and residual income, my life changed dramatically. Since I was no longer trading hours for dollars, I finally had the freedom that comes from getting my time back. Moreover, in less than two years, I had leveraged my efforts to build a multi-million dollar business. The best part is, I have never had so much fun and called it work.

Now that you know about passive and residual income, get out there and start building your cash flow!

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How to Use Social Media to Generate Leads

Do You Know How to Use Social Media to Generate Leads?

Social media is a powerful force in the business world today. In fact, it has changed everything!  In order to stay competitive, you should make sure that social media plays a role in your marketing strategy. I have found in the last few years that social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (to name a few) can be a great way to generate leads, especially in the network marketing industry. The internet allows you to share your message with millions and millions of people all around the world. If you are wondering how to use social media to generate leads, you came to the right place! Let’s start with Facebook…
How to Use Social Media to Generate Leads

Using Facebook to Generate Leads

Facebook is the most widely used social media platform. (I went into Facebook kicking and screaming and now I love it.) Worldwide, there are over 1.39 billion monthly active Facebook users. Here are some tips on how to use Facebook to speak with those users. I would start by making a business page for your company. You can use your personal Facebook to market your MLM business, but at a certain point it will work against you because of the 5,000 friend limit. Setting up a business page will also allow you to run ads, which I will discuss later in this post.

First things first, make sure your Facebook page looks professional and includes all the information your leads will need to reach you. Here is a sample from my Facebook business page.

How to Use Social Media to Generate Leads on FacebookYou should be regularly posting to both your personal and business pages. I would suggest posting at least (minimum) one to two times a day. One key way to use social media to generate leads is by giving a natural, soft sell. People are used to seeing many abrasive ads on Facebook. Follow the 80/20 rule: 20 percent business posts, 80 percent personal/value/content.  People love pictures of you and your family and seeing the fun you are having.  Providing value and inspiration in your posts is key!  Keep people informed and entertained so when you do post a pitch for your business, they pay attention. This rule can be applied to Twitter and Instagram as well. Don’t oversell, it’s a turnoff! Also, focus on posting things that show people why they should be interested in teaming up with you. I love posting pictures of my travels around the world so potential leads can see what they can look forward to by signing up! People will start coming to you and asking you what you do and how they can do it to. That’s when you use your building rapport and closing techniques.

Boosting your Facebook posts is a great way to use social media to generate leads. I would suggest posting your product/service or even something like your favorite travel picture and boosting it for $5 to your friends and their friends. Big tip:  If you get traction on a particular post that you boosted, keep boosting it every day to keep it going.  I just met a gal that has over 36,000 likes on her Facebook page just because of that one tip.  You can also target the audience to include the countries you want to build in.  Using a message like “I am heading to Italy, love that my business allows me to travel the world!” or “Heading to Hawaii, who’s coming with me!” will generate interest. People will want to know more! You can also post about your product and boost that post. For example, “I absolutely love this product and the fact that it makes me look 10 years younger in one minute!”. Pair that with a video or image of results, boost it and you will see leads rolling in. Here is a sample video from my friend and team member, Bekki Hurley that went viral!

Commit to reaching out to 5 to 10 people per day on Facebook.  If you will do that for 30 days,  you will be amazed at the conversations you are having with leads and customers!  You can do anything for 30 days.  Make sure you make your messages personal.  Call them by name and comment on something you noticed on their page.  Connect with the people that are liking your posts.  They are already interested – they are there on your page.  Make sure you are responding to any comments on your page.

How to Use Social Media to Generate Leads on Twitter, Instagram and more!

Now that we have Facebook moving in the right track, here are some other ways you can promote your business and generate leads. I would start by making sure you are on Twitter, Instagram, Youtube and Google +. Maybe that sounds overwhelming.  Pick one of these plus Facebook and get these two going and you can add another one later.  Facebook is still the giant in social media for sure but Facebook is getting more particular/difficult about marketing so it is great to branch out.  You can use an online tool like Hootsuite to schedule your social media posts at once on multiple accounts to make things easier for you. Stick to the 80/20 rule for your posts and just stay consistent. You will start to spark interest and get leads naturally. If you want to speed things up, you can also run paid ads on Twitter and Youtube.

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Once you have amazing content that shows people the value of your business and product, it’s time to focus on bringing more people to your pages so they can see it. By reaching out to people in a very conversational way, you can easily get them interested and then present to them when the time is right.  If you show a genuine interest in people and ask them questions, they will share with you what they like in their life and what they don’t like.  It is so true that people don’t care what you know, until they know you care.  This is true online and offline.  If you are the spammer on your Facebook, people will click off and go away.  Our audiences are much more sophisticated now.

One of the best ways to bring traffic to your social media platforms, is to focus and narrow down your audience. I have found one very successful method for this that works with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Think of your audience. What keywords would they tag their posts with? What type of keywords would they use to look articles or images?

We can use these keywords to reach out to customers. For example if you promote a weight loss product, then you could search on #weightloss or #weightlosstips on Instagram and start following accounts of people who use that hashtag. Once you follow an account, go to that person’s photos and comment on one. Your comment should not be a sales pitch! Say something like..”I love this picture!” or “You are a talented photographer!”. You will start to see a big increase in follows and likes if you use this method! Target a few keywords each day and set a goal of how many people you reach out to. You can also do this on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

LinkedIn has great advanced search options that can help you target your customers. One tip is to look for people who are already customers and learn about what they like. This will help you reach out to new customers. Use the advanced search options to dial in exactly what your target customer looks like and reach out to people who look like they may be interested in what you have to offer. I would also suggest posting to your LinkedIn profile a few times a week – make sure to follow the 80/20 rule. LinkedIn gives you an option to run an ad for you post. You can use that feature if you want to increase the reach of your message.

If you can spend 30 minutes a day developing your presence on social media, it will start to take off for you quickly.  Consistency is the key – just like with all things!

I hope this blog post helped you understand how to use social media to generate leads! Social media can be a great tool for your business. Invest your time in it and you will reap the rewards.

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Top 8 Network Marketing Tips for Beginners

My Top 8 Network Marketing Tips for Beginners…

Sometimes I stop to think about when I first started in the Network Marketing profession. If I knew everything I know now, things would have been much easier! I would like to share some of my best network marketing tips with you so that you can build your business and cash flow.

If I were a beginner in network marketing:

1.  Start with a great daily routine. If you want to be a top earner, you must be willing to make sacrifices and change your current behaviors to make way for new ones. I like to keep an online copy of my daily routine and check items off the list as the day goes on.  (I am known to be one of those people that puts things on the list that I have already done, just so I can check it off.  ..)

Top 8 Network Marketing Tips for Beginners

2. One of the most important network marketing tips…pay attention to “speed works”.  Try to build your cash flow from you business quickly, what I mean by that is you can build this business quickly with speed or you can build in slow and it may be painful.  Go all out – sponsor as many people as you can in your first 90 days.  And teach your teammates to do the same thing.  And if you have been in awhile, then do another burst of energy and go all out for 90 days.  We can do much in 90 days!  Think of it like a sprint.  This business works best when you build it with several sprints.  In terms of training, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Plug into your company training and your upline system.  Do your research online and watch as many network marketing training courses as you can. Build on what is already out there for you!

3. Make sure that the company you join with is internet and social media savvy. Social media is one of the greatest tools in your network marketing toolbox. You want a company that encourages you to share your products online.  Facebook alone has changed how we can build this!  I love the team culture you can create with team facebook group page.  It can be a major asset for your team.  I love and embrace many of the social media sites, instant presenter and screen flow for videos to youtube.  Create videos on a regular basis for your youtube account.  The more value and content you create, the bigger your BRAND is and the more people find you and want to partner with you.

4. Do you love the product you are selling? If you are not excited about the product and don’t use it regularly, it may not be the right company for you. You want people to see how enthusiastic you are about it so they too will be excited.  You have to be a product of your product!  Your own testimonial about your products and services will make all the difference for you.  Keep it real.  Keep it genuine.  And use both your product AND business testimonial to grow your business.  Get good at sharing this – this is your story and you will repeat it many, many times as you build your success.  Get excited about sharing your story at company events and home parties.  Be enthusiastic about your product or service.  A mentor said to me years ago “Can you stay excited about this for a very long time?”  It can’t be the same old, same old to that brand new person you are talking to.  They need to feel like you are as excited and happy about this as the day you started.  Top 8 Network Marketing Tips for Beginners - Go to events!

5. Events are extremely important, and I cannot stress that enough! Events help you build your network and keep you up-to-date with new things happening in the company.  Always, always attend your big company events and bring as many people as you can.  The people there with the most people make the most money.  It is a principle that works in our profession.

6. Have a long term plan. You can incorporate all of these network marketing tips into a daily plan and long term plan. Challenge yourself, but make your goals achievable. I like making dreamboards that I can keep as a reminder of the things I want to accomplish.  I will create a video on the power of dream boards soon.  Give this enough time.  This isn’t about getting rich quickly.  It takes work and time – but it is so worth it!

7. Create your own library of tools that you can share with your team. Hopefully your upline can help you with this, but if not, then you have to put it together so it is simple and duplicatable.  If you freeze when you sponsor or enroll someone because you don’t know what to do with them next, that won’t create the team you want.  Make sure you know absolutely what to do next! Give people all of the tools they need to succeed. I store all of my images, videos and worksheets online so they are easily accessible.

Top 8 Network Marketing Tips for Beginners

8. Be the leader you want to attract. This will shine through everything that you do. If you want to have a strong team, you must set the example.  Act as if you are that leader.  You CAN learn the skills that make a difference in our business.  The ones that win are the people who show the most presentations.  It is that simple.  Become that leader that you hope to have in your business and one day you will attract that person to you.

Thank you for taking the time to read my top 8 network marketing tips for beginners! I hope these network marketing tips can help you as you start building your business. The best of luck to you!   You will love this business if you treat it like a business, learn the skills and give it enough time.

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Why Autoship Is Important in Network Marketing

Why autoship is important in network marketing.

Do you know Why Autoship is Important in Network Marketing?

When I started in the network marketing industry, the idea of autoship was very new to me, and at first a bit intimidating. People can be nervous about a monthly commitment.  Once I learned more about the industry, it became very clear to me that in order to build a successful business you need autoship. I am going to share with you what I have learned over the years and why autoship is important in network marketing.

Do you love the product?

Why is autoship important in network marketing? You use your own product!

Do you love the product you are trying to sell to others? You should be actively using your product! If you aren’t, that may be a good sign that you should evaluate the company you chose to go with. If you love the product and actively use it, investing on average $100 towards it a month should be a no brainer. One reason why autoship is important in network marketing is it keeps YOU actively using your product. You have to become a consumer of your products.  Your own testimonials will be worth their weight in gold for you.  When you use your products, you are also investing in your business. You are leading by example and showing the people you work with the importance of autoship.

You can think of autoship as overhead. It is part of the cost of doing business.  Not only is using your product setting an example, it is also providing cash flow to your business. Without autoship and lots of happy customers ordering every month, you will constantly have to hustle to reach the numbers needed to keep your business going. When you can count on a constant amount of money coming in, you can focus on the expansion of your business instead of playing catch-up. Autoship is the financial backbone to your business. A mentor told me years ago that we should think of autoship as sacred territory.  Without selling volumes of product, there can be no substantial cash flow. Autoship keeps product sales steady as you build your team and business.  This is where the residual income comes in too.  Most importantly, your team will do what you do.  If you aren’t on autoship and don’t teach others to be on autoship, you won’t get that boulder up the hill.

Why autoship is importnat

So how do you deal with people who are resistant?

If the people you are working with don’t understand why autoship is important in network marketing here are a few things you should consider. Are you making a big enough deal about it? When you sponsor someone, you should make it really clear that they should be on autoship. And explain to them it isn’t for you but for them because their team will do whatever they do.  By talking about this from the get go,  you are building a standard from the ground up.  In the beginning of a new distributor’s business is when you want to be teaching about how important autoship is.

If the people you are working with are resistant to spending around $100 a month to invest in their own future, you may want to consider the level of commitment they have to the business. They can be customers and order when they want and we all want lots of those too.  However, the business builders should have enough customers to cover their autoship costs. Be sure you are focusing your time and energy on committed team members! Don’t sell yourself short.

I wish you success in building your network marketing business and I hope these tips will help you achieve your financial goals!

 

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MLM Recruiting: How to Become Successful

Learn how to be successful in MLM Recruiting!

Learn how to be successful in MLM Recruiting!

Do you know the best tips and tricks for MLM recruiting? After almost 9 years in the network marketing industry, it is great to be able to share the best tools of the trade. Here are my best tips on how to be successful in the world of MLM recruiting!

What are the biggest mistakes network marketing leaders make?

MLM recruiting is all about networking and talking with as many people as possible. This is a numbers game.  However, there is a good strategy for this. Give yourself a daily goal for contacting possible leads and come up with a script for what you will say. When you consistently use the same message, you can track its effectiveness. Focus on the activities, not the results.  The beginning is the hardest part.  I always say your first 50 people in the business are the most difficult.  The next 50 are much easier!  Here are some sample scripts.

Phone:

Hi SusieQ,

Quick question for you – are you open to earning more money

working on a side project with me?

PAUSE

(Tell your story about the results you’re

experiencing using the product or the

business)

Do you have a few minutes right now?

Select a tool from your business to share the needed information with them.  The key is to use a tool to share.  Your prospect will be asking if they have time to do this based on how long it takes you to share the message.  They will be asking if they can do this too based on HOW you share it with them.  So point to a tool.  Make it easy and short.

You can also use text messaging, here is another great example for you!

MLM Recruiting via text messaging!

 

Overcoming obstacles…

How to be successful in mlm recruiting

Many people don’t know how network marketing works and can react negatively when you are pitching them. This is something every network marketer has experienced at one point or another. My own family really gave me a hard time when I first started.  My Mom was still trying to talk me out of it when I was making great money.  They get it now.  (Don’t worry about the ones that say no….) I have found the best way to handle these objections is providing information that can help them understand more about how network marketing works. Use Feel, Felt, Found.  With any objection, say I know how you feel….,  I felt the same way and what I found out is…  It is comforting to people when you empathize with them and reassure them that you know how they feel.  If they are still negative, don’t waste your time. People can sense when you are overly eager and that can be a giant turn off.  I don’t try to convince people that they need to to do this.  If you feel like you are pushing a boulder up the hill, let the boulder come back down and move on to the NEXT.  We are looking for people who are open.  That’s it.

Overcoming obstacles in MLM recruiting

Try the “take away” too.  That goes like this:  “This may or may not be for you.”  That gets people wondering well, why wouldn’t it be for me.  And most of all, relax and have fun.  You will attract and draw the people you need to you for your business.  It takes time.  If you give it the time and learn the activities, you will be rewarded.

Be patient and strive to find people who are positive. It’s time to live your dreams!

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Network Marketing Tip: Is Going To Your Company Events For Your Home Based Business Necessary?

Network Marketing Tip: Show Up

Is it important to go to your company events?

We are all busy.  I get it.  We are all moving at a very fast pace, sometimes too fast.  And sometimes we can easily justify that we can’t afford the company events that are coming up or that it just isn’t the right time to go.  And there are some life reasons that justify that thinking – but most of the stories we tell ourselves are holding us back from getting what it is we really want.  If we really want to be successful in our home based business, then we have to set ourselves up with the best possible environment.  In my 8 years of network marketing, going to the company events is one of the very, very top one or 2  things you can do in order to create that environment where you can actually win at this.  Case in point – no Diamond level Network Marketing Leader has gotten to where they are, WITHOUT going to the company events.  There are so many sayings in the home based business world that illustrate this point.

Those that show up, go up.  (those that show up at the company events)

The ones that are the best promoters win.  (best promoters of the company events)

The ones that bring the most people earn the most money.  (as in those that bring the most people to the company events)

The ones that don’t go, quit.  (as in those that don’t go to the company events)

Network Marketing Tip: Show up!

Robert Kiyosak,i in his book The Business of the 21st Century (great book by the way) talks about how the most important question to ask a prospective sponsor of a home based business is “what is your system?”.  The system is key!   In the best network marketing companies, the system consists of tools and events.  Tools and Events.  Tools and Events.  Repeat.  So if you are using the home based business system, then you are a professional pointer of the tools and you go and bring people to the events.  If you don’t go to the events, you aren’t using the system.  If you don’t go to the company events, you are making this way harder than it has to be.

It is interesting how many people resist investing in their business in our home based business industry.  I understand you want to make money. Remember, that just because it cost you somewhere between $200 to $1000 to start this business, doesn’t mean you should treat it like a $200 business.  If you had spent $100,000 to start your network marketing business and your mentor told you that it was important for you to become profitable, that you always attend the company events because you would learn how to recoup that 100k faster and become profitable more quickly, – would you go?  Would you treat that decision differently if you had invested much, much more?  I am willing to bet you would take better care of your investment.  Going to the events is  INVESTING in your home based business and just as importantly in yourself.  The personal development you will be learning by attending the events is usually worth the price of admission.  Learning from the best and the top leaders will always help you to see a bigger picture and help you to be a better business owner.

Home Based Business Success

Going to the company events whether you have a team to go with you or not is absolutely critical and always a great idea.  It does take a sacrifice to leave our families, to travel and be away, to pay for it.  I’m not saying that it doesn’t.  I am just saying it is worth it and necessary.  When you don’t go, you miss out on the VERY THING that might have made the difference for you and your team.  And if you aren’t going, it is next to impossible to convince anyone on your team that they should go.

I recently traveled to Macau, China for my company’s international convention.  While we were there, we posted 4 to 5 pictures a day of the event, of us at the event, new product announcements, new incentive trip announcements, the 14,000 people crowd, and last but not least, pictures of the leaders that were there.  We brought as much of the energy and enthusiasm of the event back to the our team.  Because of the energy around this, we had several people say they would never miss another event, because they didn’t want to miss out again. We also had several people book one year early for next years international convention in Singapore.

Network Marketing Tip

The most important thing you can do AFTER a company event is to create the result you were able to achieve BECAUSE you went to the event.  The reason for that is because when the next event rolls around – you will be able to share that because you went to the last event, you advanced in rank or you learned this one tip that helped you to sponsor 20 new people.  That is what will compel people on your team to attend with you next time.  Not because you all will have a great time – which you will, but because it creates the best environment for success and here are the results to prove it!

I have heard story after story of people who weren’t succeeding but kept going to the company events (kept investing in their business) and finally something shifted and they were able to create the success they were working for.  The question in our industry is will you hang in there long enough to learn what you need to learn AND take action along the way to make it happen? Will you stay consistent in pointing to the tools and attending the company events?  How long will you stay consistent?  Are you trying this (imagine a Doctor trying medical school) or are you serious about it?

Here are a couple more network marketing tips to get the most out of the company events: (now that you are going.  🙂

1.  Take notes.  You will have a way better chance of remembering something just because you wrote it down.  Most importantly, pull out a sheet of paper and on that sheet, write the things you will take action on.  Don’t just write a bunch of  good ideas.  Write a to do list from what you learn at the event.  And review this while you are on the plane coming home or first thing when you get back from your drive there.  Set a plan on when you are going to execute those good ideas.  You will have some lightbulb moments.  Write the action items down.

2.  Attend every session.  Show up – you didn’t go there to hang out in the hallways.  Let other people do the same thing – don’t be the one that gets other people out of the room.   Don’t be the ringleader that says let’s go to the pool or the bar.  That is for after the event.  Get what you came for.  Show up and let the leadership speak into your life.

3.  Market the company event while you are there.  Post at least 4 to 6 pictures a day of what is happening there.  And you will provoke curiosity if you don’t mention your company name.  Let people see you are up to something and let them get curious and ask you.  Telling your company name all the time is like telling the end of the movie to people who haven’t see the movie yet.  This may sound crazy to you – but trust me, not saying your company name makes you stand out!  You won’t come across like the look at me, look at me posts.  You will stand out as different and interesting!  And that is what you want.

4.  Put the Law of Attraction to work.  Write down what you want to get out of this event.  What do you want to learn, who do you want to connect with, who do you want to meet.  Get a visual image of what will happen at this company event.  If you focus on what you want ahead of time and picture it, you are much more likely to get what you want instead of randomness.

I hope these network marketing tips are of value to you and that you see why going to the company events is so important.   Click here for another network marketing tip. You may also love my recent blog post about home based business.

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Network Marketing Tip: Are Home Parties Even Worth It?

Home Party

Are Home Parties still worth it?  Still necessary?

I have 8 plus years experience in the industry and have some thoughts about this.  With the age of the internet tools we have available today and all the ways there are to connect with social media, I am hearing more and more often that home parties aren’t worth it.   Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the tools we have available on the internet and I have sponsored over 70 people in the last year from social media connections.  And I also love hosting and attending home parties.  Home parties are still a GREAT TOOL in the tool box for network marketing.

You might hear an internet marketer say you can build your network marketing business all online.  And you can, but will YOU?  Building ALL online is done successfully by very few people.  And if you talk to almost every 6 figure and 7 figure income earner that exists today, we will tell you that our success comes from a combination of offline (one and ones, home parties, events) and online (facebook, webinars, linked in…).  There are many top earners today that have achieved their success strictly through offline activities, but the world has changed and we do have these incredible online tools available and it does make sense to learn these new skills. I am just saying don’t throw a proven technique out because it seems old school.

Why are Home Parties still effective?

Is it worth it?

I believe Home Parties/Home Business Reviews are still very effective especially when you are just getting your business started and/or you want to jumpstart your business.  And this is true for most of your team too.  Social media is just a way to connect with people, often we still need to pick up the phone and talk to someone if it is someone we are really going to build a partnership with.   One of the biggest reasons people stay in their network marketing business is because of the community we create and home parties are one of the very best ways to stay in touch, to be in community and to get to know your team and prospects.  It is very hard to create online what happens at a home party.

Would you like to learn more about the why and how to’s about Home Parties?

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I look forward to connecting with you.  And remember if you feel yourself resisting that you need this, it may be exactly what you need.  Our biggest resistance is our biggest paycheck.  I will give you tips on when to host a home party and how to host it – believe me there are lots of ways to make the home business review the most effective tool you can offer for you and your team.

Home Party

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