Do’s and Don’ts of Using Facebook Messenger For Network Marketing

By Jenny Stevens | Network Marketing Tips

Feb 05
What should you do when using Facebook Messenger for your network marketing business? This Do's and Don'ts list of using messenger will help

It SUCKS!

I'm sure you agree...

We've all had them...

You accept a friend request and...

BOOM!

An instant pitch fest offering you a life-changing opportunity or something along those lines.

Yuk, right?

But here's the good news...

Facebook Messenger can be a powerful tool...

When used right!

Whether you're guilty of doing some of the things below (I know I am, cringe!)

But it's ok, you probably didn't know any better.

Inside this post I'll be sharing with you the big DO's and DON'TS when using Facebook Messenger to find prospects or sell you products for your Network Marketing business.

Hey, let's have some fun and count how many you've either done yourself, or had done to you and let me know in the comments below your total!

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Using Facebook Messenger for Network Marketing is becoming more & more popular. Unfortunately, many are getting it totally WRONG. Do how do you use Facebook Messenger for prospecting and sales? Check out my Do's & Don't so you can make the best use of this powerful tool
What should you do when using Facebook Messenger for your network marketing business? This Do's and Don'ts list of using messenger will help
What should you do when using Facebook Messenger for your network marketing business? This Do's and Don'ts list of using messenger will help

Ok, here goes!

Do’s and Don’ts of Using Facebook Messenger For Network Marketing

What should you do when using Facebook Messenger for your network marketing business? This Do's and Don'ts list of using messenger will help
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    Send a message pitching your product or opportunity as soon as you become Facebook friends.
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    Send your links unless they agree to it
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    Be rude if they say they aren't interested. Keep good will and don't burn your bridges
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    Don't make it about YOU. No-one cares if you're close to a promotion
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    Have verbal diarrhoea and give too much information. Get them to book a call with you to take it offline
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    Don't offer your product if they're not the right fit
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    Don't leave it too long to reply to messages and be "too late" and miss an opportunity
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    Don't only message someone when you want something!
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    Copy & paste with the wrong name in the message (yep, totally done that a few times by mistake, oops!)
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    Write an essay, people will be intimidated and put off if they see one big mass of text!
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    Add a load of people into one massive group chat! (man those are annoying!) 

I could probably add more and more, but these are the main ones of things that are super annoying, or can put people off you before you've even made a new friend.

But it's not all doom and gloom, as I said, Messenger can be a powerful tool when used RIGHT.

So now let's get into some tips and things you can do to use it well to gain more prospects and customers.

What should you do when using Facebook Messenger for your network marketing business? This Do's and Don'ts list of using messenger will help
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    Introduce yourself, say Hi and start a conversation FIRST.
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    Ask questions so you can understand if they are looking for a solution you have
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    Make it about THEM - LISTEN! This will become your greatest skill, and this is how you don't come across as trying to just sell to someone. When you make it about them and ask lots of questions, you're then just making a helpful recommendation for a problem you picked up on in that conversation.
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    Find out if they're happy or not before you offer your opportunity.
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    Only send your link once they qualify themselves and say YES to wanting to take a look
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    Have other conversations than just business to build rapport & relationship
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    Offer your product or solution if it solves a genuine problem
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    Use voice notes, they're super personal and helps build rapport with your "friend" so they can hear your voice and saves a lot of typing!
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    Use Messenger for a modern day "3 way call". It's a great way to save time scheduling 3 people's diaries and using the authority of an upline or leader
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    You can also use the Voice or Video call features within Messenger for phone calls to be made. So you don't have to worry about expensive phone bills by utilising these features to connect more.
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    Remember to follow up!

I'm sure there's more things you've experienced which you loved or hated, I'd love to hear them, so feel free to share them in the comments below.

Whether you love Messenger or hate it, it's a great tool, IF used right!

Try out these tips and see if it makes a difference. 

I used to make a lot of mistakes when it came to using Messenger so I'm glad I learned these things before getting blocked too many times!

If you want to be able to learn how you can utilise Facebook Messenger to get prospects to learn more about your business even if you're brand new, then download these 3-Way Messenger Scripts my friend Julie put together.

She's had great success using them when she joined a brand new company and was still learning everything by utilising a leader. You can use these scripts for you and your team too.

Click here to grab your copy now and start putting them into practice.

Take care

Jenny Stevens
Founder of Jenny Stevens Coaching

Need scripts for Facebook Messenger for network marketing? You can utilise 3 way calls on Facebook Messenger instead of traditional phone calls.

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About the Author

Jenny Stevens is an Online Marketing Coach & Trainer who specialises in helping Network Marketers & Affiliate Marketers generate new leads, get more customers and recruit more team mates using the Internet and to create automation in your business giving you time back to do the things you love.