Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Set a goal you believe in

Setting goals in your MLM business is so important. Actually, setting goals in any business or even in your personal life is important.

Setting a goal you believe in is equally important. A few years ago, my goal was $1,000 per month. I thought I could achieve that. I couldn't even imagine making more, even though I knew people were making $1 million per month. Well, that has all changed and so have my goals.

So, start with a comfortable goal and don't let anyone interfere with your goals. It's important to write them down so you know where you are headed and where you have been.

BELIEVE Success!

Lisa Willard

Monday, May 18, 2009

How to build a MLM team

TEAM stands for Together Everyone Achieves More. As a MLM Coach and Trainer, I am often asked How do you build a Network Marketing Team? My answer is simple. You must become a leader.

Leaders aren't born, they are developed. Did you know the average millionaire reads one book per month? It's true that Leaders are Readers. So commit to it and just do it.

Personal growth is key to your business growth. The two go hand in hand. Learn to commmunicate effectively and alway remember, it's not about you. It's about your prosects and your team members.

A partnership is a two way street. Your partners must be committed to their success. Work with those that are committed to their business and just not talking about it.

Build your organization in depth. Get to know those leaders that are further down in your organization.

Be available to your team. Answer the phone and pick up the phone! Be a conintuing source of information.

Make the commitment to yourself and your team. It will be worth it.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Leading forward with Change

The Network Marketing Industry is about connecting, sharing and creating choice in people’s lives. And as you look at the past several years, the industry has changed significantly. Hotel Meetings and in home meetings have evolved to websites, video streaming, autoresponders, and social marketing.

In other words, like any other business, if you want to keeping leading forward, you must be willing to welcome new ideas and new technology. Think about NeFlix. Their business concept gave customers what it wanted…..flexibility as well as convenience. And Netflix continues to change. They are spending millions of dollar to give their customers even more flexibility. The ability for their customer’s to download a movie vs. a DVD in the mail is providing more convenience and more options.

As Network Marketing professionals, we must be willing to do the same. Embrace new ideas, learn from the past and always be ready for change.

BELIEVE Success!

Lisa Willard

Thursday, May 7, 2009

MLM and a down economy

In the last several months, we have seen a multitude of events. People have lost jobs, wages have been cut and companies are declaring bankruptcy.

With this massive shift in our economy, what does it mean for the Network Marketing Industry? Well, if done correctly, 2009 could be the foundation for a new era in Network Marketing.

Here’s what I mean. Many people that relied on Corporate America and a “boss” are realizing the only person to rely on is the person in the mirror. Network Marketing is the answer for many millions of people. And many of these are people who had not thought of MLM as an option.

People, who want to protect their future and really want prosperity, are willing to take charge and take action.

So, as Network Marketing Professionals it’s important to realize that an extra $200, $500, $2000 per month is huge for people. And it’s crucial as we recruit to be honest. Yes, someone can earn an extra few hundred dollars in this industry, or they can earn a six figure income. And the training each individual receives needs to reflect their goals.

If someone truly wants to earn a six figure income, are they willing to put forth that type of effort and action?

It’s true, there are a lot of people who are going to come into our business and want to get rich and successful. But many of those are not willing to commit to the personal growth required to make those goals a reality

And that’s okay. This business can truly help people on many different levels. The ones who really get it, will step up, take action and let nothing stop them.

BELIEVE Success!

Lisa Willard

Monday, May 4, 2009

Social Marketing

Social Marketing has opened doors for my Network Marketers like never before. Sites such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace and You Tube are allowing people to connect with each other and generate leads for their MLM Business.

As you begin putting yourself out there socially, there are a few tips you will want to remember.

1. Never, ever blast people about your business
2. Create value. Offer informative information.
3. Always publish a picture of yourself.
4. Use your name, your real name.
5. Always remain positive.
6. Never bash another company or anyone for that matter.
7. Be consistent.
8. Fill out the profile page completely.

Actions that you take offline can be done online as well. Social Marketing is like going to a party. You have to show up. It's about meeting people, gathering information and starting the relationship process.

Social Marketing is here to stay. And if you utilize it correctly, it will have a positive impact on your business.

BELIEVE Success!

Lisa Willard