That is the question right? What do you do when you have made the jump, and decided to build your own MLM business?
I’m assuming you have researched the company, and know it’s one that you feel incredibly proud to represent, because you have to put yourself out there. So make sure it’s a company you truly believe in.
Second, read everything you can on the products and the programs associated with your business. Shaklee, the company we work with, has a whole set of courses to teach you everything you can find out about the products and distributor incentives. If you’re talking to someone, and you don’t know the answer, don’t freak out.
Tell them,”I don’t actually know the answer to that right this second, but I’ll find out and get right back to you.”
If you’re doing a party/get-together/meeting, and don’t know the answer, write down the question and who asked, then make sure to let them know that you will find out the answer and get back to them with the information as soon as possible.
Now, start talking. To anyone and everyone. Let them know you are starting a new business, and you would love to talk to them about it. Announce it on FB, Twitter, all social media sites. Read up on successful MLM and salespeople, who have been where you are. Learning from someone who has already done it is the smartest thing you can do.
Now, make lists. Of all the people you know, that you’ve met casually. Lists of places you can meet up with more people that may be interested in your products. Think of anyone you can talk to, and talk to them. Talk to people you meet at the store, at the bank, at the restaurant. Some may be interested, some not. Just make lists and get going.
One last thing as you get going. Listen to me on this. I’m just starting out with our own business, and already I’ve had a few days that I got upset and without a good why (as I’ll talk about soon), would have stopped. Because you will hear this often. You will hear people say NO. No. No. No. No. No. No. You will hear it until you are so sick of hearing it that you want to punch a wall. But remember, that you will find that one person in a hundred that not only says YES, but that ends up loving the product and becoming an important part of your business. And as long as you believe in what you are selling, then the people will come. Because they can see that you not only believe it, but live it. So stick with it!!
Here’s a couple great people to check out!
Zig Ziglar, an awesome motivational speaker and salesperson, has some great podcasts that I recommend spending some time listening to.
Go check out Sarah Robbins, who is an incredibly successful MLM business owner. She has a whole strategy on social media, not to mention all the other great advice she has on her blog.
Someone from our own great company, Bonnie Donahue. She’s built an entire nationwide team that all have become very successful.
These are just a few people that I’ve read about, among thousands of successful MLM and salespeople.