Have you ever invited friends over and very badly transitioned to showing the plan to a NOT interested audience?
Have you ever put your products on a table outside a store hoping someone would approach you?
Have you ever printed a huge amount of flyers, drove around and put them in mailboxes and on boards?
I have – a very expensive story!
Well, That is just a few things I can go on and on but I didn’t have much success, therefore I searched for something else!
So I thought - How about doing it online? That is the only place you with ease can find enough people to talk to!
Thankfully I didn’t do much online initially – if you do it wrong it can ruin it forever (or be very difficult to recover from). Internet never forgets...
I put up a couple of posts (bad ones) send some messages - even worse. But that was it and no success.
Because you should know…
Facebook does put you in jail if you get complaints or they discover you are turning your personal profile into an ad-page. So be careful!
Instead of trying to push sales all the time you should know that what works is caring about people.
Becoming a person of value and being someone that can help others with their problems and/or to reach their dreams.
What is the difference between you and the other reps of your company? Why should someone buy from you or join you?
If you want to succeed online you have to do it the right way, it does work if you just avoid…
The top 5 signs that you are actually a spammer
1) You first private message to a stranger has a link to join your opportunity.
2) You get angry replies via private messaging and/or you have been reported as a spammer.
3) You post links to your opportunity or website in the comments section of other people’s posts
4) You want to talk about your company or products ALL THE TIME, without anyone asking you to share.
5) You engage in interactions online, with a hidden agenda, hoping to transition the topic to something that would get people interested in your opportunity, without caring about knowing the other person.
#5 is the definition of prospecting (online or offline), which even when done right… can still feel awkward, result in people getting angry at you, this is why I eventually decided to stop prospecting all together.
And when I did that my business started to grow
I can't tell you how good it feels to just forget about my business when I am traveling or socializing.
To not have to feel like a fool trying to prospect a random person or feel like a failure if I don't.
I wanted a way where people came to me and I found it!
Rather than spending hours spamming or private messaging people on social media, I learned how to get Facebook and other networks to actually help me attract the people who are most interested in what I have to offer.
This strategy is called ‘attraction marketing’, which is an internet marketing strategy designed for networkers and people in direct sales!
You see, if your business depends on you being on social media, sending private messages or commenting on people’s posts all day, you are NOT doing internet marketing… despite what you may have been led to believe.
Online prospecting and internet marketing are NOT the same thing! Internet marketing is a passive strategy, which works, even when you are not.
If traditional prospecting online or offline is your thing and you want to stick to that, by all means, go for it.
There are many top trainers and earners in the industry that focus on cold market recruiting skills…
(And they do ‘attraction marketing’ too!)
For me, there was simply a certain way I wanted to live my life and that was more important to me!
And this strategy also allows me to get paid from people who don't join my business.
A win-win I would say!
Check it out!