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Another Reader’s Question

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This email came in overnight from a reader and I felt strongly that it needed to be answered here ASAP!

 

 

 

Hi Roxanne,

I found you on facebook and love your Q&A series on your blog.  Here is my question.   If you do decide to answer it on your blog, please just call me “NOT making money with facebook”.

I just found out today that my job is ending in a month and I need to know how to be making money with my business before then.  I’m scared!  Before now, I’ve been trying to work my MLM business but it’s just not going anywhere.  I feel like I’ve been wasting a lot of time on facebook.  I take all of these classes and they say to go to groups where other networkers are and post 1 – 3 times a day.  I do that and get no response.  I’m posting about all of the great things about our company.  The excellent pay plan, how they can get started for under $500, how they can fire their boss and things like I see other people posting.  I don’t get anyone to “bite”.  I’ve sent some emails to people introducing myself and my business just like I was told by one trainer.  That got me a warning from facebook.  Someone reported me for spamming them.  I wasn’t spamming, I was introducing myself and my business.

It just seems that there are so many rules to what you can and can’t do on facebook.  And everyone is doing the same thing so how do I know what will make money?     I’ve spent a lot of money on training and I feel that I’ve been implementing everything I was taught to do.  Why isn’t it working and what is the best way to make money going forward?

Thank you for your help.

Well, hello, NOT…   I am glad you found me!  I’m sorry to hear about your job, but the good news is you can turn that into a very good thing.  I’ll tell you why in a bit.  Welcome to my training.  I don’t know how far you’ve read or what, if any, trainings you’ve listened to of mine so I will begin with this:

I am not one to “sugar coat” things.  I will not tell you what you want to hear, I will tell you what you need to hear.  If that’s too blatant and too much for you right now, don’t read the rest of this answer.

OK…here it is….

First of all, you found me on facebook.  That is a very good sign.  Do you know what that tells me?  It tells me that what I’m doing is working!!  Now…do you want to learn from someone who is just making money teaching or from someone who is actually doing the things they are teaching?  Too many times people teach others to do things they are not willing to do themselves.  Why?  I do not know what the motivation is for that.  Maybe if they can keep you from having success, they think you will keep coming back to spend more money with them, I don’t know.  In reality, the exact opposite is true.

Let’s move on…

Going to groups where other networkers are and posting all of the great things about your company is actually the WORST way to do business on facebook.  Let’s look at this logically.  These groups are filled with other network marketers.  They already have a company.   They are struggling just like you are.  They have heard everything you are saying before.  Heck…they’ve probably said it too.  They are not your target market.  So, you are spending time giving the wrong information to the wrong people.  There aren’t many other ways than bad that could turn out.

You talk about sending emails to other facebook members.  You say “I wasn’t spamming, I was introducing myself and my business.”  Did these people ASK to hear about you and your business?  I don’t think so.  Any time you send any kind of private message (fb PM, fb email, regular email, etc…) that is unsolicited (not asked for) it is considered SPAM.  You could be legitimately offering people $100 for reading your email and if the recipient didn’t ask for you to email them, it’s SPAM.  So, yes…you were spamming them.

It’s good that you are willing to invest in yourself and get the training you need.  I did take a look at your facebook profile and I can tell you that it is not set up properly to attract the right people.   The first thing I always recommend that you have a smiling photo of YOU as your profile photo and that you use a cover photo with a clear, concise, “About Me” statement that tells the person looking at it who you are and what you do.  This should be short and clear.  Read my post from yesterday about using facebook to market your business.  It’s all about being SOCIAL on SOCIAL spaces.  Attraction marketing.  That’s what works, not “go yell and scream until people block me” which is what is being taught by many “trainers”.

Bottom line…You will need to learn how to properly use facebook to market your business.  I suggest you find a coach who is currently working on facebook and having success doing it.  Learn from them.  Don’t waste your money on any other training.  Get the proper training now while you still have an income and you can learn how to be making money before you get into the spot where you have nothing and are so desperate that nothing works.

Good luck!!

Roxanne

 

Using Facebook to Market Your Business

OK…here goes…

Your facebook profile or page is the ONLY place you should EVER reference your business.

When you go to other pages, profiles, or groups, NEVER, EVER, EVER…under any circumstances…pitch your product, service or business opportunity.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  Don’t do it EVER.

If you learn to set up your profile properly, you are then free to simply socialize and be interesting and others will come to you to ask about your product, service or business.

I was looking at a diet group that I found an interesting post from tonight.  Here is a disclaimer that was on the page when I went to join:

There have been a rash of people joining weight loss support groups for the sole purpose of advertising their product and they have been joining then banning the group administrators in order to do this. I will not allow this group to be an advertisement for every product out there, or allow people to use our membership as a target audience. So if you see something like this send me a PM so I can take care of it.

This IS a support group and it is open to all, you do not have to be on (any particular program) to be in the group. … I will not allow anyone to join this group with the sole purpose of pushing other weight loss products. It is OK to mention what works for you but anyone who messages members or asks people to contact them to sell to them will be deleted from the group, no questions asked.

UPDATE: 9/19/12

NO BODY BY VI,
NO PLEXUS SLIM,
NO A.C.E. (SABA),
NO IT WORKS Distributors will be accepted in this group. Sorry but your fellow distributors have ruined it for you with their unethical conduct. Legitimate people who use or have used these products but do NOT sell them are welcome.

BRAVO!!  The owner of the group should not have even remotely felt the need to say this.  This should be common sense.  But…unfortunately, there are many “gurus” out there teaching people less than ethical marketing methods.  I am very saddened by what I see from some “professional” network marketers.

Learn how to work social spaces properly or get off the computer!!

 

Branding Your Business

Branding your business is one of the biggest things people struggle with.  This is something that has plagued entrepreneurs and small businesses forever.  It is especially hard amongst network marketers and affiliate marketers.

Why would that be?

Network marketers and affiliate marketers tend to take on the persona of the company they are representing and forget that they are building their own business.  I see it on social spaces all the time.  Everyone is screaming their company name.  They put up photos of the company ads that everyone else is using.  You always know who people from XYZ company are because they were all on the same conference call and all heard something on that call that resonated with them.  Therefore,  they run to their social spaces and all post the same blurb or quote or announcement.

As a prospect, if you are friends with more than one person from the same company (which you most likely are because they all tend to run in the same circles and add each others friends) then you see the same photos and status updates over and over.   One of the hardest things for us to do is put ourselves in the shoes of the prospect.

I was thinking of trying a product from a certain company recently.  But…how do I go about figuring out which of the 50 or so distributors of the company I want to buy from?  They all bombard my newsfeed daily on facebook.  But…if they didn’t bombard my newsfeed, would I know who they are?

What is a good “happy medium”?  How do you go about promoting your business, letting people know what you do and letting people get to know you as a person instead of as a business?

Learn exactly how to go about marketing your business on social spaces by setting yourself apart from the crowd of people hollering the company message.

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New Referral Program

Some of you have told me that you wish there was a way to earn your way into my coaching.  I’ve decided to implement a new referral program.  If this works out, I may add other programs and add in ways for you to get paid to promote them in the future.

For now, this is how it will work:

You send out a link to your network via email, facebook, twitter, your blog, etc… to promote my Breakthrough Session  After you refer 5 people who purchase a Breakthrough Session, you will receive a FREE HALF DAY VIP SESSION!  This is a $997 value!

Ready to get started?  Email me at roxanne at roxannegreen dot come and ask for a referral code for the Breakthrough Sessions.

 

I’ve Been Watching You

I spent a few hours today with one of my Elite Coaching Clients.  During these sessions, I generally hook to my client’s computer and walk her through exactly where to go, what to day and what to do on social spaces.  We also look at what others are doing and find examples of what is NOT working.

Today we found quite a few of you on facebook.  We looked at your status updates and looked at the interaction you are getting.

I was shocked at how many of you are STILL spinning your wheels and trying to work on facebook.  You are posting  quotes and business pitches and cutesy photos.  But…the only ones who are “liking” and commenting on your status updates are others who are in your business.  You have no prospects interacting with you.  You have no “real” people interacting with you.

While it’s nice to keep in touch with those in your business and it’s nice that they like your stuff, that does NOT make you any money!!  That means you are just existing on facebook, but it’s doing you absolutely NO GOOD.

Why?  Why are you still spinning your wheels when everything you’ve done up to this point has been unsuccessful?  Why are you wasting your time?

Are you ready yet?  Are you ready to stop doing what doesn’t work and start doing what does?  Come join us for the New Year Group Coaching.  It’s not too late.  Pay what you can afford.  See what others are saying about the course so far here.

Have an Awesome Day,

Roxanne