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Don’t Do This!

As many of you know, I’m a lifestyle entrepreneur.  One of my residual income streams comes from my wellness business inside of the network marketing profession which I have been doing for over 15 years. 

During that time I have come to learn what works and what doesn’t.

I have been trained by many of the best in the business including Eric Worre, who is the top trainer/coach in the world.  So it is not just me speaking about my own experience but also relating what the successful network marketing professionals teach.

So when I got a Facebook message out of the blue that, well . . . urged me to join this sure-fire, money making, network marketing company with the best products in the world . . .etc, etc, etc, I felt I had to rant about it:

Good morning! I’m so hoping all is well with you. I’m pretty excited here and so I just want to take a second to ask you about something. If you travel at all ever … I’ve come across a buying group that offers up to 70% off on travel and it’s absolutely free for me to share it with you and free for you to use! Absolutely no catch!! They even offer a 110% “price match guarantee” so it’s a win all the way around. I know the owner too so let me know if you would like to check out their prices. Up to 70% off is amazing. Sometimes it’s only $20-30 in savings but I’ve seen $600-4,000! The owner wants to be the “Uber” of travel and why not right? At any rate, savings are always better in your pocket isn’t it? Let me know.”

Please, don’t do this.  Spamming people does not work!!

You see it goes against everything I have learned from first hand experience and have been taught by my mentors.  

This message is exactly the type that I automatically press delete!

And most people respond the same way.  Even if it is an email or text from someone they know – a friend or colleague.

You see you can’t assume that a prospect is going to be interested just by reading a message that really sounds too good to be true.

People are led to believe that the networking marketing business model is easy. It isn’t. It is like any other business – you need to build it and you need to apply yourself to be successful.

And you build it by establishing a connection/relationship first and then educating the prospect about your products or service, second.

In today’s social media environment, people are overwhelmed with information, whether it is real or fake.  And they are influenced by opinion and bias on just about everything.  

That is why you need to establish a relationship and trust in you, first.

So don’t send messages or emails like the one I got. Instead reach out to the person, find out about them and what their needs may be, and establish the connection.  

Educating them about you, and what you do will come later.

I am passionate about the network marketing business model and the opportunity and personal growth it provides to many people.  That is why I wrote a book about it – Creating Freedom.

I strongly believe we need to encourage each other on how to be professional and build trust with our potential customers /clients. 

So, let me know how you like to be approached online or offline.