"The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals." ~ Melody Beattie
BRAND YOUR PASSION
Monday, February 27 2012
How significant is it to let the people who know, like, and trust us in on our new business venture? If someone were opening a new restaurant, book store, tanning salon or any other traditional business would they keep it a secret from all their friends and family until they were having success and making money?
What's so different about starting a Network Marketing business? Why keep it a secret from the people we know and who know us? It's usually because of a mindset or stigma that a person has towards this particular business model. In fact, many people when starting their network marketing business really do not treat it like a real business so in their mind it's not a real business and they may be embarrassed to share it with their friends and family for fear of rejection or what they may think of them for being in one of those pyramid schemes, when in fact, we know Network Marketing is a legitimate business model that's been going strong for 60 years. Why else would business experts like Robert Kiyosaki, Donald Trump and Warren Buffet highly recommend the Network Marketing/Direct Sells industry and in fact, the latter two actually own this type of business.
It's also a good idea to send an announcement out to family, friends and community inviting them to a business grand opening with absolutely no pressure at all to buy products or sign up in a business. Be sure to never ambush friends and family by inviting them over for a bar-be-que only to see a display of products set up while you pull out a DVD all of a sudden for them to watch a presentation on Network Marketing. Let them know ahead of time that this is a new business grand opening and you'd like their help in spreading the word and would appreciate their referrals. You might offer them free product for their referrals and better yet, company's like mine offer free products anytime we refer someone and they buy product.
In a 21st Century home business a lot more people can be reached effectively through using the Internet as a valuable marketing tool combined with the telephone to sift and sort through people swiftly and affordably.