MLMers often stick to the three-foot rule (everyone within 3-feet of you is a prospect) and other traditional marketing tactics. But direct sales is like any other business. It can and should be marketed in a variety of ways that takes into consideration your target market, what it needs, how you can help it, and where it can be found. To that end, you can use a variety of marketing tools including a website (check your companies policies about websites), email, and social media to increase product sales and interest in your business.
In April 2006, the FTC proposed a Business Opportunity Rule intended to require all sellers of business opportunities—including MLMs—to provide enough information to enable prospective buyers/participants to make an informed decision about acquiring/joining a business venture with information disclosed about the average likelihood of monetary profitability (and the extent of monetary profitability, if any) of acquiring/joining the business venture. In March 2008, however, the FTC removed "Network Marketing" (i.e. MLM) companies from the proposed Business Opportunity Rule, thus leaving MLM participants without the ability to make an informed choice of entering or not entering MLMs based on the disclosed likelihood of success and profitability:
Best known as the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad – the #1 personal finance book of all time – Robert Kiyosaki has challenged and changed the way tens of millions of people around the world think about money. He is an entrepreneur, educator, investor, and author who believes that each of us has the power to make changes in our lives, take control of our financial future, and live the rich life we deserve.
Of course, once they sign up they receive a packet of information, videos, and CDs explaining everything they need to do. But what is usually missing from this type of training is the human element. People can be shown what to do, but by walking them through the process, you are able to build your business even faster. In this article, we will discuss several network marketing training tips that are going to help you build your network marketing business even faster than before.
First: Invite people to look at your business proposition with a direct or indirect approach. A direct approach would be to ask them to look at your business for themselves. An indirect approach is asking someone to look at your business to assist you with recommendations or referrals. There are many different patterns of language that you can use based on the relationship you have with the prospective recruit. The invitation process is a very important skill to learn. Your invitation has a lot to do with whether the person will join your team or support your business.
The reason I started Apache Leads way back in 2003 was that I was a Diamond level distributor for a San Diego based MLM company and had quite a large business. None of my associates had any access to leads, so that's how we got started. The demand for leads grew so fast that I had to focus on getting quality, affordable leads in ever increasing numbers.
One of the most common ways to make sure that your downline is properly trained, and also motivated, is to have them meet at least once a week at a group meeting. It doesn’t matter what day of the week that it is. Usually, people prefer meeting in the evenings simply because most of the people in your downline will be working full-time jobs. Therefore, it is an your best interest to try to find a day where everyone can coordinate, because the more people that you have at each meeting, the more exciting it will be.
MLMs are designed to make profit for the owners/shareholders of the company, and a few individual participants at the top levels of the MLM pyramid of participants. According to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), some MLM companies already constitute illegal pyramid schemes even by the narrower existing legislation, exploiting members of the organization. There have been calls in various countries to broaden existing anti-pyramid scheme legislation to include MLMs, or to enact specific anti-MLM legislation to make all MLMs illegal in parallel to pyramid schemes, as has already been done in some jurisdictions.
Challenge: Turn each one of your passion points into a Facebook Live and talk about it…. you will start to relate to your audience and you’ll get some good engagement doing this. If your new to Facebook Lives and you need some coaching on what to do before, during and after…I have a free downloadable resource that will help you. It’s My Ultimate Guide To Facebook Lives and I’ll leave it in the show notes below for you to download.
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