Tag Archives: Profiles

What to do if What You Are Doing Isn’t Working

Many times when building a business, we get stuck in a rut.  We keep doing the things that our upline or the trainers we listen to tell us work.  But…it’s just not working.  People aren’t buying.  They aren’t signing up.

It’s a viscous cycle that so many entrepreneurs are stuck in.

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Listen to upline or trainer calls  ==> Do What They Say & Have Minimal Success ==> Listen to more upline or trainer calls ==> Repeat

Are you stuck in a cycle like this?

When we get stuck in life, it’s important to interrupt the pattern.  Break out of it.  Break free.

Go back to basics.

What do I mean by that?

Sometimes we just need to wipe the slate clean.  Forget about everything we’ve learned so far and go back to the basics.  Many times, we THINK we are implementing what we learned, but in reality, we’ve put our own twists and spins on it over time.  I can’t tell you how many times someone has come to me after going through one of my trainings and said “I’m doing everything you said and it’s not working”  I go to their social space profiles and they are doing one or two things I said, but everything else is going totally against what I teach.

You can’t do it half assed.

If what you are doing isn’t working…go back to basics and start over.   When someone takes my training I tell them to forget everything they have learned so far and everything they have been doing.  Once we have a clean slate, we can move forward properly.

Are you ready to go back to basics?

 

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!!

 

Online vs. In Person Prospecting

QandAsmallI’ve had many people ask me how online marketing differs from in person marketing.  The short answer…

It doesn’t!

Why would I say that?  Just like in person, when you are using social spaces online to prospect (market your business), you are dealing with real people.  Many people mistakenly think that they should conduct themselves differently online than the do offline.  That couldn’t be further from the truth.

Many times in my trainings, I’ve said “If you wouldn’t say or do it offline, don’t say or do it online”.  The next time you feel the need to scream at everyone you know on social spaces about your wonderful business, STOP!!  THINK!!  Ask yourself…would I do or say this in person?

Shouting about your business online is like jumping on a table in the middle of a party and yelling about your business.  However, if you set up your profile properly, you can be the interesting person who everyone wants to ask about their business.  People will come to you and ask you to tell them more if they like what you’ve set up on your profiles.

This is why a clear, concise, “About Me” statement on your cover photo is so important.  It’s also important that you learn how to properly repost photos so you are not sending people to the sites of other reps when you post them.  There are many, many ways you can go about setting up your profile so when you do go out (on social spaces) and socialize, people will come look to find out who you are and what you do.

 

 

But…People Don’t Like Network Marketing

Roxanne,

I am struggling with following your advice on something.  In your 6 week course you told us not to be ashamed of MLM and we should go ahead and put in our profiles that we are network marketers.  But, so many people think bad of what I do and I don’t want to chase them away.  What do you suggest?

J.L.

Hi J.L.,

The only people who will be looking at your profile are people who already know, like and trust you because you are going to use the attraction marketing methods I taught you.  If you have clearly defined your target market, those people will only be curious enough to learn more about you AFTER they like what you are saying on social spaces. 

So…don’t be ashamed of who you are and what you do.  Embrace it and put it in your “About Me” statement.