How do you recruit network marketers into your business?
This was a question that weighed heavily on me when I was first starting down this path.
I remember being told something that when I look back now...
...was a little naive and a bit disturbing for all the people in the industry.
Watch the video to find out what that was and the 5 steps to Guarantee your Success in Network Marketing and How to Recruit With a Push of a Button
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The thing I used to be told all the time from my upline, from the leaders in the company was simply...
This business, it's not selling, it's sharing!
You're simply “sharing’” the business with people.
You don't need to sell; you just need to share these meetings with more people.
This didn't make sense to me, because they were basically saying that network marketing is a game of chance and didn't require any skills.
There was no real strategy shared, just "post on social media, share share share, share the lifestyle and people will come!
But here's the thing... network marketing DOES take skill.
It does take many skills to be developed and it's just not taught.
Think about it…
As a physician, he didn't get “lucky” in his practice. He didn't get lucky when he graduated from med school and got licensed in the state of California to practice medicine.
No, he worked really hard, and he learned processes and skills for everything he did which is how he became a doctor and an entrepreneur by opening up his own practice.
That wasn't easy.
No matter what profession you're in, I'm sure you'll agree that…
People Become Successful by Learning Skills and Getting Proficient at Them!
Luck has very little to do with it.
Even though I didn't know much about network marketing back then, I knew the top leaders in the company didn't have an easy path and the success they have wasn't random.
They still talked about talking people belly to belly, which just filled me with dread and posting mindlessly on social media wasn't cutting it either.
I craved for somebody to show me a specific and proven process that would help me build my business in a way that made sense to me. That to recruit other network marketers to business took skills, not luck.
My frustration with the lack of answers is what led me to go online and find network marketing mentors who used the Internet to build large teams using a set of strategies they called “Attraction Marketing.”
Along with giving me strategies, attraction marketing solved the #1 problem in my network marketing business: a lack of fresh and new prospects for my business.
And I was able to find them, in a predictable way, without bugging friends and family OR cold prospecting strangers on the streets.
But more importantly, from my mentors, I learned that success in network marketing (or any business) isn't about luck, or chance, or any roll of the dice.
It's strategic, skill-based and can be done in a predictable way—i.e. it’s about doing the right things in the right sequence, to achieve a specific result.
Now, what I want to share with you in this article are…
5 Proven, Strategic Steps I Used to Guarantee My Success
…and can help you guarantee yours!
These 5 things, when done in the right order, can literally create “push button” money—which offers you the ability to recruit network marketers with a few strokes of the keyboard on your computer.
Now, I know that sounds a bit “hypey,” but let me prove what I’m saying to you…
Just like any profession, in network marketing, you need to learn specific skills.
And you need to treat what you are learning with the exact same seriousness that a doctor or engineer treats the skills of their trade.
Here's what you need first…
Step 1: Strategy
A strategy is essentially a series of specific steps that enable you to achieve a specific goal.
I say specific in the sense that you can draw the steps on a piece of paper or a whiteboard and map out how you’re going to achieve your goal.
Now, if you're not being taught anything that looks like a short or long-term strategy by your upline or company, you need to run away and go somewhere else!
Seriously, I'm not kidding!
Because you have 2 choices: you can either:
- Develop the strategy yourself, which is going to take a lot of money, time & trial and error, or
- You can find people who have already figured out exactly how to be successful in network marketing and model their strategy.
Now, personally, I tried to reinvent the wheel and it cost me a LOT of time and wasted money, increasing my credit card debt and more so my frustration because I couldn't figure it all out on my own.
It is much better to follow a proven process from an already-successful networker who's making money and doing it in a way that resonates with you. For me, the strategy, which worked best for me included using online recruiting methods, which fit with my introverted personality.
In summary: find a mentor or company that gives you a concrete strategy for recruiting your first person, making your first sale, and eventually reaching your long-term goals ─especially if you want to recruit network marketers into your business.
If somebody hasn't provided that, for you, in whatever team or organisation you're in, then you either need to find a mentor that is willing to teach you a clear, effective strategy or you can click here to learn more about online recruiting.
Step 2: Simple & Repeatable
This step is the key to duplication in network marketing…
You want to teach your strategy to your downline so they can go out, succeed, and make you some money in the process. The process should be simple, but not necessarily easy.
Now, recall that the uplines I mentioned before told us, “it's not selling, it's sharing.”
Even at the time I believed it and thought, how easy, but not long after getting started I realised how wrong that was, and I was trying to get sales and that needed skills.
After all, I was “sold” (influenced) into signing up for this business, so why were they telling us that we didn't need to learn to do the same
Looking back, I know why.
- Issue 1: The leaders assumed we were dumb, or weak, or something as they didn't want to scare us away by telling us the truth. (i.e. that we had to learn some tangible skills.)
- Issue 2: We certainly weren't supposed to tell our prospects the cold hard truth either that it wasn't as easy as we made out and it would also take skills and time to develop to get the life of luxury they were being sold on. Which meant, the top earners' success wasn't duplicatable.
That's why I'm so passionate about being a person of integrity. I teach what I do myself and I won't teach something that I haven't tried or willing to do myself.
I give my team the exact same tools I use, and I'm constantly testing, refining, and improving my methods. And if anything changes, I let them know.
That’s my responsibility as a leader. Besides…
Developing strategies isn’t the team’s responsibility; it’s the leader’s.
I’m not saying that a strategy or tactic has to be a “slam dunk” the first time it’s used by a new rep. It just has to deliver results that can be quantified, assessed, and be improved on overtime.
It is very likely that your first time implementing a strategy won't go well and you have to be ok with that, as long as you are committed to improving and learning.
Tim Sales, was the first OFFLINE network marketer I ever learned from that actually taught me an effective process for building offline, without the Internet.
Mind you, this was long after I had already started online, so a lot of what Tim taught on cold calling or cold market recruiting, wasn't relevant to me personally, but I understood why it worked for his team.
Tim teaches with the assumption that you are willing to actually do the work, learn skills and are strong enough to persevere, the same way I do.
When I found my mentors and found that they solved the biggest problem in network marketing, which was finding new prospects to talk to every single day who are actually interested in talking to you about network marketing. But you still need to have effective conversations to bring your prospects into your business.
In summary: The business building strategy must be repeatable & quantifiable so anyone may perform them, see results, and improve over time. Succeed in this, and your recruits will recruit network marketers of their own and duplicate your success.
Do. Get Result. Correct. Repeat…
Step 3: Experience
When you treat the strategy you're learning as seriously as you would the skills you'd learn in any other profession, you gain experience.
And with that experience comes an understanding of nuance, meaning you start learning things that you just can't learn in a course or in an audiobook or in a training session.
Here's the truth of the matter: if you're thinking, “I want to make some money now, now, now, now,” I can tell you right now you’re setting yourself up for failure.
I don’t mean to be harsh, but “get-rich-quick schemes” are just that: schemes.
They don't create sustainable, predictable success because the success is not based on the development of skills.
Unless you treat network marketing as a profession, you won’t succeed.
You can't teach or be taught a trick for making 6-figures or 7-figures overnight.
It may seem like a trick, because some people are just that good at what they do & make it look easy, but it does require practice and time so that eventually it does become easy. (More on this in step #5.)
(Even then, if it takes you 3-6 months to be effective, that's better than 40+ years at a job you hate!)
So if you’re serious about this whole network marketing thing and you want to be a leader yourself, you’ve got to be committed, gain experience, and develop an appreciation for nuance and DEPTH of understanding that is impossible to attain in any other way.
This is important because it will help you develop strategies that fit your individual goals and personality.
Sure, fundamentally, everyone building offline or online has the same basic foundation.
However, we all have different approaches, styles, and tactics; because, over time, we all come to occupy a slightly different space in this business.
As you implement a strategy, you learn to customise it for your strengths & weaknesses and it becomes your own.
In summary: you gain experience through repetition, and you get a new depth of understanding. Eventually, you start modifying tactics and processes so that your strategies fit you, your team, your company, your product, etc.
Step 4: Pay it Forward
Once you have a strategy, a depth of understanding, and nuance from following steps 1-3, you'll likely have achieved success in your business and now you're in a position to teach what you know through video, Facebook Live, blogging, e-mails, and so on.
By creating a community and communicating with people every single day, you'll “pay it forward,” not just for your downline but to the industry at large.
This will do 2 things for you…
- Since people will notice that you’re giving value and others are benefiting, your following will grow. This is how I grew my community and got my biggest client, by the way.
- As you build your fan base, you will create your own personal brand and become a leader who transcends any one company or product. This is key to the final step: “push button” income.
In summary: Once you “pay it forward” and develop a following by putting out great value that helps others, you will have a following of people that want to learn more and more from you.
That’s how you create an empire: a loyal community that loves you, and knows you will lead them to good fortune.
Step 5: Become a Force
This is where you get the ability to sell and recruit network marketers en masse.
What do I mean ‘en masse?' That means recruiting a lot of people or selling a product to a lot of people, with the push of a button.
That push of a button can be clicking “send” on an email, clicking “start” on a webinar, clicking “publish” on a blog post, whatever medium you choose.
Man, you can even “voice” your call to action on Facebook Live or Insta Stories and people will go buy your new course or fill out the form to sign up for your opportunity.
Because they trust you and your community, and that trust gives you credibility.
Because you paid it forward and have skills you developed that others would like to learn.
A lot of networkers miss #4 and #5. They miss the part about building a community beyond their network marketing organisation.
So if anything goes wrong with their company or their team, they’re stuck. They don’t have a “plan B.”
You want to be in a position where you're not dependent on anyone but yourself and your own brand, regardless of how awesome your company is.
That’s why step #4, building a community, is so important. It allows you to do step #5 which is becoming a force that no one can stop. You're able to recruit network marketers en masse, at will.
Now what I just shared with you was a 5-step strategy for LEARNING and developing skills.
This strategy should be something you can apply, regardless of whether you choose to build online or offline.
Regardless of how you choose to build, to guarantee your success:
- Step #1 is to find a strategy that is proven to work.
- Step #2 is to make sure that strategy is skill based & repeatable so you can DO. RESULT. CORRECT. REPEAT.
- Step #3 is gain experience through repetition so you have an understanding of depth and nuance.
- Step #4 is to pay it forward so you build a community around yourself.
- Step #5 is to become a force, recruit network marketers en masse, and create “push button money”…
However, if you'd like to learn the online business building strategies I use today to generate red hot prospects per day, click here and I'll gladly give you my Free Online Recruiting Course, so you may begin that journey
I’ll show you exactly what to do and how to position yourself, so you’ll never have to chase, annoy, pester, or beg anybody, ever, to take a look at your products, services, and business.
These methods allow you to build your business automatically—where prospects reach out to you (instead of you having to reach out to them).
The bottom line is that, in today’s age, you don’t need to be pushy, obnoxious, or overly-aggressive to build a successful business!
So if you’re ready to get started…
Just click this link to get immediate access to my FREE 10-Day Online Recruiting Bootcamp and start generating leads this week!
Until next time!
Founder of Jenny Stevens Coaching
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