Are you wondering if you can be successful building your network marketing business when you are a busy network marketer who has notime?
Maybe you’ve heard people, leaders, trainers talk a lot about building your own brand, emailing your list, and sales funnels. And all that business jargon stuff is overwhelming and you’re wondering if you can really be successful.
The simple answer is you definitely can even if you don’t have a lot of time.
Now one caveat to that is if you’re in this because you want to try and get rich quick or you’re wanting fast results, then just know you’re probably going to be disappointed. Very disappointed.
Success takes time. And the more time you spend working on your business, and the right things each day, the faster your results will come.
If you only have a little bit of time that doesn’t mean you can’t be successful, it just might take you a little longer. But know you can be successful doing a little bit each day. Because doing a little builds up over time.
So what should you be focusing on?
There’s two things really you should be focusing on if you don’t have a lot of time.
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When it comes down to it, if you don’t have a lot of time the fastest way to get results is to prospect. And this should take up about 80% of your time.
I know it’s painful, I don’t really like it either. It can seem uncomfortable; really uncomfortable.
So many people lead with the rapport building method. And you’ve probably been prospected via this method as well.
“Hey how are you doing, how are the kids?”
And the conversation tends to drag on and get long…
Then eventually they’ll spring their business on you. Personally , don’t like that and I don’t think a lot of people do either.
In fact the more time we spend trying to build rapport the harsher the reaction is going to be. Because that person’s going to feel like you were just interested in talking to them to try and further your business. And people don’t like that; makes them feel used.
The best way I have found is to go for what Ray Higdon calls, quick disqualification.
Just look and see who is open to your product or your opportunity.
With this method you don’t have to feel guilty about feeling like you have an ulterior motive. You can be upfront with them. Again, all your doing is sorting for the people who are already interested in what you have to offer. You aren’t trying to convince or “sell” anyone.
“Hey there, so I have this awesome face wash that helps with oily skin, it’s done wonders on my face. I don’t know if you’re open or in need of this, but I thought I’d ask!”
“Hey I just started this new business, you wouldn’t be open at all to a side project if it wouldn’t interfere with what you’re currently doing, would you?”
Just something quick like that; you’re not trying to pitch anything…you’re simply seeing who is open.
And you can send that message to a lot of people. Building rapport really slows you down. So if you have that message then you can send it to a lot of people in a short amount of time.
And over time, eventually you’re going to get through to enough people who are open.
Then you can show them your presentation and start getting customers and building your team!
That said, prospecting can still be a pain, am I right?
But there is a way to make prospecting much more fun, and that’s by getting the people who are not only open, but actually interested, reaching out to you instead of you chasing them!
I know, it might sound like I’m describing some kind of weird fantasy world, but we’ve been able to achieve this in our business (and no the prospects reaching out were not unicorns).
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2. Build Your Own Personal Brand.
It sounds overwhelming, but it is so vital!
(Unless you really enjoy prospecting and want to do it the rest of your life)
You definitely want to include that as part of what you’re doing. In fact, it should take up the other 20% of your time.
But I’ll let you in on a little secret; it’s way easier than it sounds.
All it requires is you putting out a piece of valuable content to your following. Starting out this would be on your personal page while you work on building your fan page.
The fastest way to achieve this is doing a short two to three minute Facebook Live video. If you’re not sure what to talk about then you can google something in your niche, read some tips online and share them in your video.
For example, “Hey, I was reading this article by Dr. Axe the other day and here’s three really cool tips he gave on how to lose weight.”
And do that every day. Or every other day.
So every day you are prospecting and putting out valuable content in the form of a Facebook live video.
If you only have an hour a day to build your MLM, spend maybe 50 minutes prospecting, and shoot a quick Facebook Live video with the remaining 10.
The thing that trips up so many people is perfectionism. I’ve seen people spend tons of time recording elaborate videos and adding in cool editing effects. And that takes up all their time! And none of it is spent prospecting…
They worry about having the right thing to say, preparing, or getting ready to get ready and they’re not doing any of the actual work that will get them results.
Then they get discouraged because they’re not seeing results in their business. Ouch.
Don’t let perfectionism get in the way!
You can really do this and build your business in just an hour a day, or even less. Of course it’s going to take longer than if you were working on your business two to three hours a day; splitting it 80/20 with prospecting and marketing.
But that is really all it takes. That’s the bare minimum you can do if you don’t have a lot of time. The hard part is getting distracted by everything else.
But again I don’t want to spend my whole life prospecting…
And you probably don’t either…
You’re probably tired of bugging friends and family and cold calling. You’d rather have people reaching out to you, and if that’s the case then definitely sign up for this free 10 Day Attraction Marketing Formula Bootcamp.
In it, you’ll learn how to become the hunted, instead of the hunter, and have prospects knocking down your door or calling you with credit card in hand to join or buy from your business.
This will be especially beneficial if you don’t have a lot of time to build your business, and you’d like to learn an automated way to attract leads, so that you’re business is working for you, even when you aren’t.
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