August 17, 2015

3 Ways To Create Team Culture In Your Network Marketing Company

Wouldn't you love to have a team of leaders that totally take their business to the next level?

Most of you may know that for the last couple of days we were attending a high intensive network marketing training event called Top Earner Academy Live and let me tell you, it was one of the best trainings we've taken since last year's event.

One of the speakers this weekend, Jessica Nelson, who runs a successful network Million dollar business in her company shared some tips she uses to help keep her team engaged and excited and I wanted to share some of those tips with you here today.

How To Create Your Team Culture

1. Create a safe haven for your team. Create a positive happy place that people are beating the door to get into and refusing to leave.

Think of the type of foundation you'd want your "Dream Team" to look like. 
  1. What does your dream team look like?
  2. Who are the players on the team?
  3. How do they act?
  4. What do they embody?
  5. What are their priorities?
  6. What do they focus on?
  7. What brings them joy?
2. Set the goals. Remember, what you focus on, you improve upon. Think about what your team needs to improve on and set those goals ( sales, recruits, product usage, etc)

3. Most importantly recognizing what you track. Who doesn't love recognition right so why not show those who are working the hardest some AWESOME recognition. That recognition can be done directly onto their Facebook wall, onto your team group page, sending out a post card, through private message or a simple phone call to tell them how AWESOME they did this month.

Did these tips help you? If so feel free to comment and share this post with your team! 

Lynette Bledsoe

PS If you'd like a more in-depth training on how to get more recruits with scripts we've used or strategies to on team building, grab a copy of our  "Long Distance and Team Building" training click here to get yours today  

August 10, 2015

5 Tips On How To Recruit & Attract Leads Using Social Media

Wouldn't you love to have more people ask YOU what you're doing or hey I'm ready to get started with what you're doing?

YES right, wouldn't we all!!

My husband and I have been using social media since basically it came out with MySpace, lol yes way back then!! We had no clue on what we were doing just created some connecting, posting our websites out there but no true direction on what to or not to do online.

We learned the hard way you can do things to push people away online and to attract people online to you. 

Post Cool Photos. Take a look at the photo I used in this blog, doesn't it look like we're having fun YES right of course, people are attracted to those leaders who look like their enjoying their life, having a great time in their business. 

No Spam Allowed. One of the things we've learned on social media was on our personal pages, post more of the fun you're having with your business or what you're business has done for you without mentioning the company. Think about it, if you have a friend, who ONLY posts about their business isn't it kind of annoying! I saw somewhere before a leader use an example of out of every 100 posts you share online about 5 be about your business.

Have One On One Conversations. Another tip I've learned also that creating those individual conversations with people were way more productive than the ones I just posted my link somewhere and expected to have leads knocking down my door.

Create Curiosity. One of the things that make MOST people curious online is when they have to ask us what we're doing. Because we work in a company that offers a service most people have to ask us what exactly it is. So guess what, that creates a new private conversation that you can take offline, speak to them over the phone to get their questions answered and get them signed up right away.

Be You Online & Share. Believe me and most of you know this; all of us can spot a phony a mile away so why push people away but being phony online. Post things that will make people want to better themselves. share inspiration, share tips or ideas. Help others whether online or offline and believe me it comes back to you. One of the biggest things we did for our business back in 2012 was help others and I tell you we've gotten so much back whether it's in all the success stories we get to hear, all the lives we've helped whether with our training or our service HELP others and believe me it comes back to you.

IF you'd like to get more tips like these on Social Media or successful tips for your network marketing business, I HIGHLY recommend you attending Top Earner Academy this week. We attended this event last year and OMG it was definitely a game changer not ONLY for our business BUT helped us with strategies from top network marketing leaders in the industry. Click Here to see the FULL details on this event.

Did these tips help you? If so feel free to comment and share this post with your team!  

Lynette Bledsoe

PS If you'd like a more in-depth training on how to get more recruits with scripts we've used or strategies to on team building, grab a copy of our  "Long Distance and Team Building" training click here to get yours today 

August 6, 2015

How To Balance The Kids & Your MLM Business But Still Enjoy The Summer

Wouldn't you love a way to make sure that the summer vacation for your kids actually didn't affect your MLM business?

I know for most people who are working a full time job, the summer can be GREAT way to spend more quality time with your kids and for others it can be a stressful time for others because not only do they have to balance their jobs but now their children who'll be home eagerly wanting to do new things plus try to manage your MLM business.

Believe me when I say that I totally understand what you're going through. What most of us do is schedule our vacations in the summer when the kids are out of school then guess what, you're probably also putting your business on the backburner too.

Depending on what type of business you're in you probably can incorporate the kids with. When I was working in a product based company, I'd have my children put together different samples and books, drop those off to my customers quickly then we'd go about our day having fun. I made sure my business activities didn't take too much time away from their summer because think about it, you only get 18 summers with your children and then their off to college.

Find ways to be persistent in your business life because the children being off for the summer shouldn't be your excuse for not being able to work your business, they should be the reason you WORK HARD at your business.

This year my husband and I added a cool travel club just so we can enjoy different experiences with our kids because we didn't get this lesson right away when we first got involved with network marketing. We thought that more time on our business than enjoying the summer with our kids was the way to go and a couple of summers past and our children were just getting older. Make sure you're in a MLM company that works for you and your family, which I covered previously if you'd like to read that article click here

Summer is still upon us and there's PLENTY of time to still enjoy those precious memories with your children!!!

Did these tips help you? If so feel free to comment and share this post with your team! 

PS. Have you already found the perfect company but want to learn how to attract new customers and recruits online? Make sure to grab our "Creating An Online Presence' training series to help you with step by step guides on how I was able to do just that after 3 years and quit my full time job, click here to learn more. 

July 16, 2015

How This Stay At Home Mom Was Able To Quit Her Job For Her MLM Business

Wouldn't we all love to say we were able to quit our jobs and go full time in our network marketing business?


Well let me first start off by saying we totally dropped the ball on this one and did it the WRONG WAY when my husband and I first got started in 1997. We were in our company for about 2-3 years and we both decided to go ALL IN in our company and BOY I wouldn't wish those struggles to my worst enemy. And of course the naysayers showed up with the "I told you so's" and we regretted every minute of it and ended up actually leaving that company because our financial stresses were just too great.

If I could talk to my younger self I'd YELL "DON'T DO IT" wait!!!!! 

So let's talk about what did work for me and how I did it the RIGHT WAY!

Ok so what was going on for me is that I was working a full time job, married mother of 3 children children and as we spoke yesterday about how I scheduled around my family, if you missed that post just CLICK HERE so I won't go back into that one BUT I actually walked off my job when I was making a hundred dollars less at my full time job. I know what a difference BUT I didn't want to take a chance and quit too early as many network marketers knew and I knew if I was only a hundred off of what I was making full-time that if I was able to put more time into my business I could easily go past that amount.

One thing I think most network marketers do is they have a couple of successful months in their business and they think that money will keep coming in the same way throughout the year so if they could put more hours into their business they'll be able to keep making the money. Well let tell you from experience, IT'S NOT GONNA HAPPEN that way!!! 

You are going to have times when you're not going to be paid at all for long periods of time and if you have children like I did that will be the hardest times of your life so why put everyone under unnecessary stress. I've heard other top income earners say that you should set aside at least 6 months of income now that's not to say quit after you have that much saved up, I mean when you're at the point where you are about to replace your income, have that amount set aside. 

I hope my experience helps you when making your decision to quit your day job because I wish I would of read something like this when I was ready to quit!!

Did these tips help you? If so feel free to comment and share this post with your team!

July 15, 2015

How To Balance Your Schedule Between Your MLM Business & Family Life

Wouldn't you love it, if the battle between your network marketing business and family life wasn't a battle?

I know right, I used to feel the exact same way and honestly it shouldn't be such a battle. I think depending on the type of MLM business you decide to get into, which we covered a couple of days ago, click here if you need to go back to it.

When I really started focusing on building my network marketing business in 2008, I was a married mother of 3 working a full-time job so when it comes to the excuse "no time" my photo was already in the dictionary smiling back at you!!

This post is not to share an EXACT schedule because let's be honest who's life is the same so there's no way for me to say do this and this and you'll also be successful. All I could do is share what worked for me and hopefully it can give you some ideas on what can work for you.

What I did and did so CONSISTENTLY was began working my business a couple of hours on the weekends and maybe once or twice during the week in the evenings. In the beginning IF I had to set up a business appointment after work I honestly tried to make sure that the appointment was a quick one so that I wouldn't get home so late to help the kids with homework, showers and most importantly before they went to bed for the evening.

I know the weekends can be sacred for some moms because these 2 days seems to be filled with our children's activities like soccer, baseball, or volleyball BUT sometimes I did have to sacrifice my weekends to work a network marketing to showcase my business. If I did have weekends that were filled with business activities I tried to make sure that the following weekend would be solely focused on the kids maybe doing like a dinner and movie.

The ONE thing that I wished I would of started from day 1 and I believe would of helped me grow even faster, is I wished I would of started advertising myself online. Let me tell you the moment I began getting orders online and recruits signing themselves up online, my business and life TOTALLY changed!!!

It actually took me 2 years to completely replace my full time job where I was able to totally walk away and enjoy life with my kids and I haven't honestly worried about my schedule ever since!! So the one takeaway I'd tell you is to take advantage of what your MLM company can help you do online so you can work on other business building activities like training your team or doing a 3-way call with a new prospect. Freeing up your time to spend more time with your family I'm sure if most of our goals so why not start working on that as quickly as you can from the very beginning.

Did these tips help you? If so, please feel free to comment or share today's post!

Lynette Bledsoe

PS. If you need help learning how to build your network marketing business online and would liek a step-by-step guide on how I was able to quit my job click here to learn about our "Creating An Online Presence For Beginners" training series.