I got introduced to this amazing industry 5 years ago by a good friend of mine and I have to say it took my life a crazy detour into the world of entrepreneurship, personal development and experiencing more negativity than any human should have.
However, my journey is filled with a ton of embarrassing moments and I hope my family, friends & strangers I attempted to prospect forgive me for the things I did. haha
But here’s a few examples, so you know what I’m talking about…
Have you ever invited your relatives or friends over for a bbq or a party and after decided to setup big screen TV to show an opportunity presentation?
Ever approached a stranger at the mall or on the street with a flip chart presentation to share your opportunity?
Have you ever private message strangers on facebook with your link to join your business?
Yup! I’ve done it all..
I asked myself, why the heck do I have to trick and spam people to get involved in a business or to sell products or services?
That thought ever crossed your mind?
I don’t know about you but it’s really depressing remembering all this right now…
The point I’m trying to make is, I’m about to throw some heavy stones at some networkers online
Yea, I messed up really bad back in the day and ruin a lot of good relationships along the way but thankfully no record.
The Internet Never Forgets and It’s Ruining It for Everyone Else
Most network marketers today are being taught online prospecting methods, which include the wrong message, at the wrong time and most definitely in all the wrong places
There is a VERY fine line between recruiting with social media and spamming people.
The sad truth is that most network marketers have been turned into human spam bots by their upline and company leaders…
Here are a few examples of the WRONG WAY to prospect and recruit online
The screenshots above are weak attempts from people recruiting with social media…
people who haven’t yet figured out that building a business is not about tricking people or finding the right copy/paste FB messages to send to strangers.
Successful entrepreneurs and network marketers eventually learn the true secret to success and it becomes the foundation upon which their entire prospecting, recruiting and business building strategy is founded.
The SECRET is:
“People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care” – Theodore Roosevelt
It’s about actually caring about people, becoming a person of value and being someone uniquely positioned to help someone with their problems.
That last one is critical “uniquely positioned to help someone with their problems.”
Anyone can copy and paste a message into the Private Message function on Facebook.
What sets you apart from the rest of the desperate reps hitting people’s inboxes with their new “ground floor” opportunities or cash programs?
Now this doesn’t mean, prospecting online doesn’t work. I know some very skilled recruiters who are excellent at online prospecting, but just like offline prospecting, they put in the time and effort to learn this very difficult skill and have mastered it.
If that’s the strategy you want to apply in your business, you need to do it right or else!
But if you’re still wondering wheather you are a spammer or not, here’s a list
Top 5 Warning Signs That Your Prospecting Efforts are Actually SPAM
1) You first private message to a stranger on social media includes 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 social media posts
4) You compulsively want to talk about your company or products, without anyone asking you to share.
Finally… this one is the most important one…
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.
This last one for me is a big one but could also be controversial.
After all, #5 is the very definition of prospecting (online or offline), which even when done right… can still feel awkward, result in people getting angry at you and very unleveraged
But here’s the interesting thing…
When I Stopped Prospecting, My Business Started Growing
It’s an amazing feeling to be able to go out
without having to think about prospecting anyone.
Just enjoying being normal again, after being taught by my upline that “everyone was a prospect”
It wasn’t until I STOPPED prospecting, that my business actually started growing!
Sounds weird, eh?
You may be asking, “how the hell did your business grow without prospecting?”
Well, the reason I was able to stop prospecting was because, with the help of some extraordinary mentors, I eventually discovered an online recruiting strategy which enabled me to get prospects asking for my link to join my business.
I was able to passively generate leads, customers and new reps online even when I was out having fun with family and friends with my friends, visiting a family member’s home or be in a public place
The More Leveraged Alternative to 1-on-1 Prospecting, Which Won’t Make You Feel Like a Cheap Sales person
Rather than spending hours spamming or private messaging people on social media, I learned how to legitimately get Facebook and other networks to actually help me attract the RIGHT people who are most interested in what I have to offer, using their ads platform
It is an amazing feeling to wake up with email inbox with new leads, new customers, new team members and commissions I earned while sleeping!
This strategy is called ‘attraction marketing’, which is an internet marketing strategy designed for networkers and people in direct sales!
If your business only depends on you being on social media, sending private messages or commenting on people’s posts all day, you are NOT doing internet marketing…Online prospecting and internet marketing are NOT the same thing.
Internet marketing is a passive strategy which works, even when you are not.
If you want to learn how it works, sign up for the FREE 10-Day Online Recruiting Bootcamp here.
You’ll learn how to build your business online using proven “attraction marketing” strategies so you’ll never have to chase down deadbeat prospects again.
Plus, you’ll see how my one of my mentor Ferny Ceballos passively generates 300–500 leads per day, 30–50 customers per day, and recruit 70–100 new serious business-builders into his business each month.
These methods allow you to build your business automatically where prospects reach out to you (instead of you having to reach out to them).
So if you’re ready to get started CLICK HERE to get Instant access
Now if traditional prospecting online or offline is your thing and you want to stick to that, go right ahead.
For me, I would much rather make a ton of money in my business first and then have my friends and family beg me to tell them more about it
It’s much better than begging my friends and family to join a business which isn’t making any money.
Which would you prefer?
I’ll let you decide.
Thanks for reading and feel free to share your thoughts below.