MLM Prospecting Made Easy

Jan 15
2009

If you’re a MLM entrepreneur, you know that one of the most critical parts of your business is getting your opportunity in front of lots of prospects. MLM Prospecting for most new affiliates is not easy. In fact, most MLM affiliates never learn to be good at it and that is why the success rate in the network marketing industry is so low. With so many people failing in this industry it is understandable that so many people have such a negative opinions of MLM businesses.

Your success in network marketing is dependent on being able to find a constant stream of quality prospects to present your opportunity to. The top earners in the industry have figured out how to do this but unfortunately the great majority of MLM distributors have not.

So, what is the secret to MLM prospecting?

Let me begin by telling you what successful MLM prospecting is not. It is not making a list of all your friends, relatives and acquaintances. It is not going to the local mall to hand out fliers. It is not walking through parking lots and putting business cards on windshields. It is not cold calling purchased leads.

The most successful MLM entrepreneur’s, those making more than $20,000 per month, understand that successful prospecting revolves around building relationships. If you can first develop the trust and faith of your prospects then it is much easier to get them to take a serious look at your opportunity. That relationship building can take place online or in face to face meetings.

The best place to build this trust is in social networks. Social networks are about making friends and helping each other. There are online networks such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and Forums and there are business networking groups in your community and around the country that you can attend.

The key is to go into these networking circles and not try to sell your product. Instead, you should sell yourself by positioning yourself as a leader, giving away free advice and just making friends.

As you make friends, some will want to know more about what you do for a living. Those that are interested in your business will ask or, if online, may just click through to some of your other websites to learn more. This process of selling yourself, building relationships, and attracting others to you is called attraction marketing.

For those who can not easily get away from the home often, such as stay home mom’s or people with disabilities, the online networking rout can be very appealing. For those with a fear of technology, the face to face networking approach might be less intimidating.

For the majority of top MLM entrepreneurs, it is some combination of both. Remember, the key is in building relationships and making friends. Nobody wants to be sold.

MLM Business Owners, Are You Thinking But Not Growing Rich? The Truth About MLM Business Success

Jan 14
2009

MLM Business owners, more than any other industry, turn to self-help guru’s for inspiration and guidance. It is great to feel good about ourselves and to feel motivated to get out there and make something of our lives. The problem is that much of the advice MLM business owners are getting from many of these well meaning self-help guru’s just doesn’t work. 

Millions of people have read “Think and Grow Rich” and it seems that there are a lot of people doing a lot of thinking but not a whole lot of growing rich. Are you an MLM business owner that falls into that category?   If so, I want to encourage you because your failure is not your fault.
 
You can succeed in life! You just need to hear the truth and seek out mentors who can lead you in the direction of truth.
 
Conventional self-help methodologies, of the past half century, have included techniques such as goal setting, dream building, self talk, visualization, daily affirmations and positive thinking. These things, in themselves, are not necessarily bad but they are mostly psychological quick fixes. When we use them, without knowing where true success comes from, we can cause irreversible damage in our lives. 
 
If we keep repeating the cycle, of emotional highs followed by failure, after a while we just stop reaching for that better life. Too many failures will cause us to believe we do not have success within us.  
 
Many MLM business owners experience this cycle of failure as they move from one opportunity to the next, expecting their current opportunity will be better than the last.  They do it until they have expended all their emotional energy and finally just give up and stop trying.
 
So, what’s the answer? What is the truth?  
 
The truth is that success comes from within us. It is a passion that is driven by knowing what it is that we really want in life. It is a desire that comes from our heart not our mind. 
 
Knowing what it is, in our heart, that we really want will provide us with an internal motivation. This internal motivation is far stronger than the external motivation we gain from the techniques being taught by so many self-help guru’s today.      

Warning MLM Business Owners - Goal Setting Can Cause MLM Business Failure

Jan 14
2009

What I am about to say may come as a shock to many because it is goes counter to what most popular self-help guru’s and up-line MLM leaders teach.  It is that goal setting can cause MLM business failure.

Specifically, I am talking about making lofty goals that reach far beyond your current capabilities. Those involved in network marketing know what I am talking about. It’s one of the first things new affiliates are told to do, right along with making your prospect list.
 
As an MLM business owner, you’re encouraged to dream big when you set your goals, and then, to top it all off, you’re told to start acting like you’ve already achieved those goals. In other words, lie to yourself. But that is a topic for another day.
 
A few years back, or maybe more than a few, I was a pretty good wrestler.  I went as far as placing third in the US Olympic Trials and becoming an Olympic alternate. Just about every coach I ever had told me the importance of setting goals and so I listened to them. I had no reason to doubt that theirs was not good and accurate advice. 
 
Let me tell you what I discovered several years after I ended my days as an athlete. Many great champions never paid much attention to goal setting, let alone writing them down. My goal was not to be an Olympic alternate; it was to be an Olympic Champion. Writing that goal down didn’t make it a reality.
 
I recently called up my good friend, Frank Famiano, who was the person who won my weight category in the Olympic Trials. I asked Frank, if during his wrestling days, if he set goals and wrote them down. His answer was no! How come I set goals and failed and Frank didn’t and he succeeded?
 
That story may be a little bit of an over simplification of the point because many more factors need to be thrown into the mix. My point is that many people achieve great accomplishments without setting goals and many people set goals religiously and fail.
 
Now, you may be wondering why I am writing an article criticizing goal setting. Well, it’s not that I have some kind of vendetta against goals setting or those preaching the merits of goal setting. The truth is, for many years, I have been a bit compulsive about studying success and learning why we succeed and fail in life. 
 
It has been my intention to find out if there is one common thing that all highly successful people share. My discovery was that there is a common denominator and it’s not that they set goals, listened to subliminal tapes, engage in self talk or positive thinking exercises.
 
No; what all highly successful people have in common is a very intense drive to succeed. It is so strong that nothing can stand in their way. This is a passion that comes from their heart not their mind. 
 
Goal setting, visualization, self talk and all these other conventional self-help methodologies feed the mind. They are psychological quick fixes. That, in itself, is not a bad thing but the problem is that those kinds of techniques will not create a strong enough motivation to keep you moving forward when the trials and obstacles are thrown in front of you.

Who Are Your Network Marketing Prospects? Your Best Network Marketing Prospects May Surprise You!

Jan 13
2009

Why do so many people fail in network marketing? One reason is that most new affiliates fails to properly identify who their network marketing prospects are. It really isn’t their fault, because very few network marketing companies are handing out this very small but powerful piece of information.

New affiliates are typically told that their prospects are all their friends, relatives and acquaintances. This just isn’t true. Many people do not have the disciple, drive or mindset to be an entrepreneur. Some people are just meant to be employees. That is not a bad thing. Where would we be without employees in this world?

So who are the best network marketing prospects?

You best network marketing prospects are people who are currently in a network marketing business or have been in the past and those who are truly interested in using your companies product. Most people understand that those who love your company’s products are worth presenting the business opportunity to. So, I am not going to spend much time on discussing those prospects in this piece.

Many people are surprised to hear that those people who are currently involved in another network marketing company and those who may have failed in the past at network marketing make great network marketing prospects. Let’s look at both, those people who are currently involved with another company and those who have been involved. First, we’ll look at those who have been involved in network marketing in the past.

If someone has joined a network marketing company in the past we know a few things about them. We know that they understand the concept of network marketing and that they are open to this type of business model. We also know that they had a compelling reason for joining one in the past and chances are if they failed the first time around that reason still exists.

It is true that many prospects who have failed in the past with a network marketing business will be gun shy toward starting a new one but this is not an insurmountable obstacle. We should realize that product hype alone probably will not do it for most people in this category; therefore in order for us to be successful we must sell them on either ourselves or our system. People will join your organization if they see you as a leader, who can show them the way to the promise land, or if they believe your system works and is easy to duplicate.

Now, let’s look at those prospects who are currently involved with another network marketing company.

With this group your strategy should not be to tell them that your company is better than theirs. You should instead, be their friend, ask them how it’s going and be encouraging. Position yourself as a leader. Show them you care and give the some tips that will help them build their business.

By you caring about them and trying not to steal them away from their current business, some prospects will wish they had someone like you to help them in their current company. Some will just decide to leave their company and join you. For those who don’t join your business, I encourage you to continue building your relationship with them because there is a chance they will team up with you in the future. This is how many of the top business builders in the industry are able to build huge down-lines in a matter of weeks. They think long term and build lasting friendships.

You will face far less rejection and build your business much faster if you take the time to identify those who are your best prospects and stop pestering your friends and relatives.

Wade Genova is a former World Class athlete, owner of a successful tour and travel company, and success coach for network marketing business owners. To learn more visit: http://www.WadeGenova.com

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Network Marketing Recruiting Made Simple - Be a Power House Network Marketing Recruiter

Jan 12
2009

If you’re having problems recruiting new affiliates to your network marketing business, take heart, it’s not that hard. It’s actually simple if you know how.

Network Marketing Recruiting success comes down to two things, Mindset and Marketing. Mindset has to do with taking on the posture of someone who is already successful in network marketing. You need to think like a millionaire. You not only need the millionaires mindset but you also need to position yourself as a leader. Network Marketing Recruiting, then becomes easy because people will be attracted to you.
 
The works because of the law of attraction. Perhaps, you’ve heard of attraction marketing? Well, the main core of this very successful marketing approach is that people are naturally attracted to people of higher value. So, by positioning yourself as a leader, people will be attracted to you and recruiting prospects to your network marketing business becomes simple.
 
I should say, network marketing recruiting becomes simple only if you’re presenting your opportunity to enough quality prospects. What good is being able to close the deal if a customer never walks through the door? Finding quality prospect is why you need to know how to market. There are many marketing approaches but, today, the trend is definitely towards the internet. More specifically, many people are finding tremendous success recruiting new affiliates to their network marketing businesses by taking advantage of the latest trends in social networking.
 
Savvy network marketers have found that sites like YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter and many others need to be integrated into their overall marketing strategy. There is, although, an important point that needs to be noted about using social networking to recruit prospects to a network marketing opportunity. Social networking sites are not for selling. That is called spamming!
 
So, how then do you use these sites to build your business? You make friends. Make lots of friends! After you make friends with people, you can let them know you have a blog and they can stop by if they are interested. Your blog should also be a place of value and building friendships but it is acceptable to let your visitors know you can provide them with additional information about what you are doing in business if they are interested. 
 
Using social networking  sites for the purpose of network marketing recruiting is walking a fine line. Basically, you can’t shove you opportunity in their face. If they didn’t ask to see it, don’t show it to them. If a friend wants to know what you do for a living, share it with them. 
 

If you are desperate to recruit a prospect to your network marketing company, he or she will sense that and they back away from you. If you come across as confident, and they see you as a real leader, they will be attracted to you and want to know more. 
  
You mindset must be with you at all time whether you are talking with a prospect on the phone, face to face or on a social networking site. You must be a leader all the time. Inject that winning mindset into a good online marketing strategy, which incorporates the latest trends and you’re on your way to success because network marketing recruiting becomes simple.

Wade Genova, a former World Class athlete, is a network marketing success coach and teaches the simple strategies for network marketing recruiting success. Downlines build fast with the right system! To learn more visit: http://www.WadeGenova.com.

Where the New MLM Leaders Play - Visit Their MLM Field of Dreams

Jan 05
2009

There is a new breed of MLM entrepreneurs and they are putting old school business building methods behind them. 

MLM leaders today are playing in a whole new league, it the called the Internet. It’s an international league and there are many star players.

Slowly, the old stadiums are being torn down and new ones are going up. The new stadiums have all the bells and whistles and the player’s club houses have all the tools the players needs to succeed right at their finger tips. 

It’s both sad and exciting at the same time

Oh, but the fans come out in the thousands, they visit their MLM leaders on their home fields. Today, the term field is often replaced with blog. Go figure? Fans hold up signs and shout words of encouragement to their favorite players.

Occasionally, some real kooks will show up. Some get rowdy and make a spectacle of themselves. Some even streak across stadiums tying to promote their own agenda. When that happens the security staff is usually quick to take care of them.

There are also a lot of great away parks that our leaders visit frequently such as YouTube Stadium, MySpace Yards, Twitter Memorial Coliseum and “The House that Zuckerberg Built”, Facebook Stadium.

Making the majors doesn’t come easy. These players had to work long and hard to develop their skills. They have had to master the skills of building brand identity, attraction marketing, copy writing, jv negotiations, article writing, capture page development, press releases, video production, article writing and so much more.

Players today do quite well for themselves. They generate several income streams. Many sign profit sharing contracts known in the league as affiliate agreements.

The MLM leaders have great fan clubs and they take care of their fans by sending them lots of great information. Of course, because of the size of their fan bases, they need to hire administrators to keep up with the daily fan follow-up. A couple of the best Fan Club Directors are Mr. A.Weber and Mrs. G. Response. It’s amazing how they find time to send out all those personalized emails everyday to so many fans.

The All Stars have incorporated their own names, sell their own product lines and run their own training camps. They get paid the big bucks and they deserve every penny.

This internet league is exciting and dynamic. Stars are being born every day and new stadiums are going up. They are truly playing on their field of dreams. They are having fun and watching their dreams come true.

Wisdom from Above..Get to Work!

Dec 27
2008

If you are afraid to get started because you think you need to learn more or get a few more pieces of the puzzle in place, then take some advice from a Higher authority than me. Read the rest of this entry »

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