Making Contact

When people look at Network Marketing, one of their biggest questions is “Do I know anybody?”
They believe if they know a lot of people, they can have lots of success and if they don’t know
a lot of people, they cant do it. It sounds logical, but it’s just not true

Your team are the lifeblood of your business. You can have a great catalogue of products, and an amazing intended path forward, but none of it matters if you can’t keep your team happy, engaged, and willing to tell their friends about you.

 

Where do I start? how do I find the people?

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STEP ONE – Make a list
Every person you can think of. EVERY person. It doesn’t matter if you think they are a prospect
or not. Your database is one of your most important assets. Everyone goes on the list.
If they are negative, put them on your list. If you hate them, put them on your list. If they are your
best friend, put them on your list. If they’ve said “I’ll never be involved in Network Marketing, put
them on your list. If they’re 98 years old, put them on your list. If they’re 18 years old, put them
on your list.
It’s important to do this because, as you empty your mind out on paper, it will make more room
for new contacts to come. When you write down your nephew, you begin to think about the circle
around your nephew.
All of these connections will become apparent to you as you make your list more and more
comprehensive. Think about everything. Every organisation you’ve ever been involved in, every
group you’ve ever been a part of, everything you’ve ever done.
If you do this right, it will end up being hundreds and hundreds and maybe even thousands of people.
STEP TWO – separate the list
So step two is looking at your list and thinking about the people they know. Chances are, you’ll
know most of them also.
Think about members of your family. Who do they know? Add them to your list.
Think about your friends. Who do they know? Add them to your list.
Think about all the relationships in your life. Who do they know? Add them to your list.
Don’t worry about what you’re going to do with this list yet. We’ll talk about that a bit later. Just keep
building it.

STEP THREE – Constantly expand your list.
This is why the professionals call this an “Active Candidate List”. It never stops growing. your
goal is to add at least 2 people to you list every single day. You may not prospect them, but
as Harvey Mackay’s father said, they go on the list and you should find a creative way to stay in touch.
If you think about this as a core skill, you’ll realize it isn’t very hard. You come into contact with people
every day. Just add them to your list. You meet people through online social media. Add them to your
list. You do business with new people. Add them to your list.
You need to develop a higher level of awareness. You’re going to have to pay attention to the world.
You’re going to be introduced to new people all the time, negative people don’t even notice.
They just go through their day saying “What people? I don’t see any people.”
How hard would it be to raise your awareness and add two new people a day to your list? Think
about it, if you did that six days a week, that is 624 new people a year. Do that for 5 years and that’s
3,120 people. Can you see why Networkers don’t worry about running out of people to talk to?
Please understand, I’m NOT saying you should assault these people with your pitch the moment
you are introduced. Some people in Network Marketing make that mistake and it’s not good. Just
add them to your list, make friends, develop a connection, and when the time is right you can help
them understand what you have to offer.
STEP FOUR – Network on purpose
Network on purpose. It’s hard to meet new people if you’re hiding from the world.
Get out there. Have some fun. Join a new gym. Have fun with a new hobby. Volunteer for a cause
that’s important to you. Find places and organisations where you can meet new people. Not only
will you enjoy yourself, but you’ll also meet incredible new people.
REMEMBER, you hold the keys to transform hundreds of lives.

Structure your Day

Working from home is amazing … right up until the dog chews your laptop lead. And your neighbour — who you can only assume is building a time machine — starts firing up all sorts of power tools and noisy machinery.
You visualise yourself having coffee and lunch dates whenever, brainstorming amazing ideas (while in bed)  using your new found commuting time to get fit at the gym instead.
You also imagine you’ll spend at least a few hours each week forward planning – to ensure you bag that ultimate one-off contact who will prove to the world that self-employment has worked for you just as it has for , Peter Jones and Eric Worre.
In reality you are  more likely to : have unnecessary lie-ins, waste time surfing the net, create extraordinary online shopping  bills, develop an unhealthy snack addiction, and have the  occasional panic attack about having no job security, pension, career or hope.
Oh, to be given the chance to earn a living, working 50-60 hours a week in an  oxygen-deprived box.

 

 

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Some tips to make your Home Office more structured

  1. Pretend like you are going into the office:-Get fully ready for the day and pretend you’re actually going to work. Otherwise, you might find yourself back in bed.
  2. Choose a dedicated work space:- Have a place you go specifically to work. It could be a certain table, chair, local coffee shop — some place that’s consistently your ‘work space.’ It helps you get into the right frame of mind.
  3. Set Goals:-
    The S.M.A.R.T system for goal setting stands for:
    S – Specific
    M – Measurable
    A – Attainable
    R – Realistic
    T – Timely
    Setting a goal that hits all the S.M.A.R.T.  gets the job done.
  4. Weekends:- It’s quite easy for life to become one long Monday morning as a home-worker. If you want to be “different”, make your weekend on a Sunday and Monday, otherwise you ll be no different from the people in the oxygen deprived box.
  5. Pick a definitive finishing time each day:- If you work from home full-time (or on a regular basis), it’s really easy to let your work life bleed into your personal life. Maintaining a boundary is important!

Fight Facebook’s Algorithm and Customise Your Feed and Boost Engagement

As you all know the Facebook algorithm is constantly evolving to provide a better experience for users.
Some  changes to the algorithm have sparked  reactions such as curiosity and worry from Facebook page managers when Facebook said it would be prioritising posts that create meaningful conversations, especially those from family and friends, panicking that their organic reach would be an even smaller percentage than before.
So how do these changes affect small business owners pages and how can you keep your organic reach engaging in your posts?
Previous Facebook algorithms  used all sorts of math to determine which posts would be shown to users:
  • When its posted
  • Sharing a link over messenger
  • Engagement of the post
  • How informative the post was
Now the new changes to the algorithm mean that feeds will favour ACTIVE interactions such as comment and share.
When considering the types of content that Facebook will favor in  News Feed , it’s important to distinguish between “active” and “passive” interactions.
You need to have content that spurs active interactions such as sharing, commenting, and reacting rather than  “passive” interactions where your fan base just view, hover or click.
Bearing this in mind Facebook have said that it will crack down on “engagement bait” content that begs users for likes and other interactions
Tag someone who looks like this, Comment yes if you love me, like and share if you love me.
No Baiting
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So what should you post on your Facebook page to receive active engagement?

Instead of posting content for your brand/product, that individuals interact with, you need to start posting ,for your fan base,  what would they like to see to that would encourage them to comment or share!
Recently it has been proven that produced videos already perform better than both links to blogs and images in terms of active engagement on Facebook, and now Facebook Live video feeds perform better than everything!
Check your Facebook Insights
What does your fan base like best about your brand?
Example
Services brands: A live feed of your recent accomplishment will gain more engagement than a post stating what you do.
Another way to post engaging original content is to create a group for your page, creating a group for your page generates conversation from like minded people.
Overview:
your fan base will still see your posts in their news feeds if your content is :
  • Original.
  • Informative.
  • Engaging and you have active interactions.
  • Dont use baiting posts.

Happy posting!

The Facebook Pixel: What It Is and How to Use It

If you’re using Facebook ads—or you plan to use them in the future. you should start using Facebook Pixel right now to get the most out of your paid ads.

Pixels are common across most advertising platforms. They’re used to drop a cookie that will track visitors on your website so you can advertise to them later.

What is a Facebook pixel?

Like Google analytics ,a Facebook pixel is code provided from Facebook that you place on your site.

It helps you Track Conversions – See how successful your advert is by seeing just how people engage with your site after seeing your Facebook ad. Optimise your  ads based on the collected data, build targeted audiences for future ads, and retarget individuals who visit your site, or just visit specific pages or take specific actions.

Benefits of using a Facebook pixel

There are several ways you can use data collected from Facebook pixel tracking to refine your Facebook advertising strategy.

Track conversions

The Facebook pixel allows you to monitor how people interact with your website after viewing your Facebook ad.

You can even track customers across their devices so you know, for example, if people tend to see your ads on mobile but switch to a desktop before making a purchase—or maybe it’s the other way around.

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Facebook Pixel tracking data allows you to show targeted ads to people who have already visited your site, for example, you can retarget individuals the exact product that they abandoned in a shopping cart or added to a wishlist on your website.

This  is why you should create a Facebook pixel now, even if you’re not using Facebook ads yet

Facebook can use its targeting data to help you build an of individuals who have similar likes, interests, and demographics to people who are already interacting with your website, helping you expand your potential customer base.

Run effective ads

Using a Facebook pixel can make your ads more effective by improving the quality of the ads you run, and by improving the targeting of the people who see them.

In addition to improving your ads based on tracking their effectiveness, you can use Facebook pixel data to ensure your ads are seen by the people who are most likely to take your desired action.

Adding a Facebook Pixel is easy and Facebook provide step by step guides on how to add your Facebook Pixel to your website NOW!

Getting Started

 

When should I post on Facebook


IS Timing  everything on social media?

You only want to post updates when people are around to see them. And a larger audience means more opportunities to boost engagement, drive traffic, and gain potential new followers and customers.

So, when are the best times to post on social media?

That depends on the audience you’re trying to target (who they are and where they’re located), the networks you’re using, your goals, and the kind of content you share. But while there is no perfect time to post, there are resources that can help you find the optimal times.
Many top marketing companies have attempted to uncover a ‘best time to post to Facebook’, with each study finding a wide range of results

Below are the best times to post to Facebook according to thoses studies:

Thursdays and Fridays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. are the best times to post on Facebook [Hubspot]

1–4 p.m. late into the week and on weekends [CoSchedule]

Off-peak times are best [The Drum]

All of these studies can be helpful to point marketers in the right direction. However almost every study reveals a different ‘best time to post’ . So this tells us the best time to post depends on a number of factors that are specific to every business:

Instead of looking for a universal ‘best time to post’, maybe we should be focusing specifically on when is the best time for your brand to post.

Why there’s no universal best time to post on Facebook!
The Facebook’s News Feed algorithm helps to determine what is shown to us every time we open up Facebook.

On average, there are 1,500 stories that could appear in a person’s News Feed each time they log onto Facebook. For people with lots of friends and Page likes, as many as 15,000 potential stories could appear any time they log on.

Whenever you post to Facebook, you’re essentially competing against at least 1,500 others post for a place in the News Feed and timing is only one of a number of factors that determines which content appears.

So, when should you post to Facebook? A couple of strategies you can try
If there’s NO ‘best’ time to post, how do you decide when to share your content to Facebook?

When it comes to marketing and digital strategy, the best data is always your OWN. And, thankfully, Facebook provides this information for all all page owners and admins. An understanding of your own audience on Facebook and how your content is performing will bring you success!

How to use Insights to find your best time to post on Facebook
If you’re looking to find the best time to post on Facebook, the first best place to start is Facebook Insights.

To see your Page Insights, click Insights at the top of your Page:
FACEBOOK INSIGHTS IMFORMATION

Once you’re in the Page Insights dashboard, have a look at all the data available regarding YOUR fans on YOUR page, this will tell you:-
WHEN to Post!
What to Post!!

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Facebook Pages Vs Facebook Groups

Ever wondered whether to create a Facebook Page or a Facebook group, or what the differences even are?

It should be both!

 

Does your business need Facebook?

Although the younger generation are passing up Facebook in favor of other social media media platforms such as Instagram, you tube and twitter Facebook still dominates the market.

With 1.09 billion people logging in daily it’s still the most popular social network around. If you want your business’ content to reach consumers, having a presence on Facebook is a must. But to make the most of your Facebook Page — to attract and engage visitors, drive them to your website or business and convert them into consumers/customers you need to optimise your Facebook presence.

OK! so now we know we NEED a facebook presence: What now?

Things to consider

A Page or a Group

What time should I post?

What should I post?