Developing new personal relationships is important, or any business relationships for that matter! Building relationships expands your network for your marketing efforts.
NETWORK MARKETING RELATIONSHIPS
Relationships are critical in all areas of our lives. With:
- spouses or significant others.
- our children.
- co-workers and bosses in the workplace.
- our partners in business.
Network marketing is all about relationships with the people we come into contact. We are tired of being a number in the standard marketing world. Everything is targeted to specific demographics, colour, race etc. In network marketing, we are making a choice to deal with people we know, like and trust. First, there is a relationship and then we consider the product or service.
HOW DO WE BUILD RELATIONSHIPS?
We have all heard of the three foot rule. When someone is standing within three feet of you, start a conversation. Learn about the person you are speaking with. If, and only if, there is a clear need for your product or service, do you even mention your business. “You know, I may be able to help you with that….” and then suggest that you meet discuss how you can help. Then, let it go. Focus on making the connection, don’t sell! Make yourself attractive so that they will want to spend more time with you.
Attend networking and social events. Make friends without expectation but don’t be afraid to offer assistance when there is a clear and specific need that you can help with. Focus on the relationship, not the sale. You might even want to try your hand at blogging or webinars to give people a chance to get to know, like and trust you!
Network marketing is like dating. The more you put yourself out there, the more likely you will find a match. This also means you will face a lot of rejection before you find your successes. In order to get a date, you will ask at least 10 people out. That’s why most of us have a hard time finding dates, let alone a life partner. We won’t do the ask. Ask and thou shalt receive! Even the bible says so.
Now it’s time to get out there and ask for a “date”. Make new friends and then help them. Don’t sell to them.
Make it a great day,
P.S. What am I thankful for today? I’m thankful for new friends. I’m thankful for opportunity. I’m thankful for each new day.
What are you thankful for today?