Quick, turn the other way…she’s going to try to make us buy something!

And this is how most people in direct sales are viewed by their friends and family…as a vampire, trying to attack them and suck their blood to turn them into another mindless, multilevel marketing drone! (Props to Snapchat filters for this pic:))

But seriously, if you are in direct sales, you have probably contacted 100 of your closest friends and family looking for the 1 “yes” amongst 99 “no’s”, made your Facebook announcement, and waited for people to come running to you to buy your great stuff or join your great business opportunity. You’ve had people turn around when they see you, roll their eyes, stop liking your social media posts (“oh God, if I like it, she will think I want to buy it!) and have had people flat out tell you that you are becoming annoying.

The key to becoming successful in MLM is to move away from the warm market- stop bugging your friends and family. Tap into the cold market! Make people come to you. Once you can accomplish this, your warm market will be blown away by your success and their attitudes will change- but it won’t actually matter at that point, you won’t need them (but  you’ll still let them buy or join out of pity).

Anyway, there are two people I have found that have great FREE info on building your team through the cold market Nick Pratt and Ray Higdon. (Note- I am NOT affiliated with either one of these guys- I have only used their FREE videos and information). Both of these websites offer link after link to video after video of good info. Of course, they are both trying to sell their opportunity, so you will run into points where they want you to buy something but there’s so much free info, there is no need to purchase.

Don’t get me wrong, I would like to claim to be an expert, a top earner in my company, but I’m not there yet! Just working my way up like everyone else!

 

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Friday MLM tip of the day…

DO NOT MEET SALES GOALS OUT OF YOUR POCKET! Unless, of course, it makes good financial sense. One big reason people fail at direct sales is they get too caught up in “promoting” or meeting goals that they personally buy product in order meet the goal. Now, if your goal is $10 away and that will be offset by your pay BECAUSE you met the goal, go for it. But if you are spending $300 just to say you promoted or kept your title, don’t do it. You want to make money and enjoy your business, not be stuck with a ton of product because you kept “meeting goals.” Your sales company and your credit card company will be happy and you will be miserable!  Take the time to figure out tour break even point. You will be much happier and stick with it much longer.If you manage to stay ahead of the financial game in the beginning and stick with your company, you can earn a modest to really nice chunk of change every month.

Of course, the key to really making money is growing your team. Check out https://rayhigdon.com/blog/ for some really great FREE tips for growing your team (I am in no way affiliated with him or his website, I just like his advice and it’s FREE, and who doesn’t like that?)

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