I have been in the network marketing industry for nearly a decade. Still, it never ceases to amaze me that so many network marketers do not work during the holiday season. They usually say that people do not buy products or joining businesses during this time of the year.
This is the second time in about a week that I am writing about this topic. I feel so strongly about it that I feel the need to get my message to more people!
- Yesterday was Thanksgiving. A new rep joined my team online yesterday. I had no prior contact with her. This is the third time in my network marketing career that someone joined my team on Thanksgiving.
- More people than ever use social media. Do they stop during the holiday season? Of course not! So, why would you stop trying to build relationships and promoting your home business?
- Various events and parties we attend in December are filled with prospects! No, it isn’t a good time to try “selling” someone, but how about if you give a two sentence explanation of what you do and then say something like, “I don’t want to take up your time. We are here to join in the party. I would be happy to speak with you later this week to tell you more. Let me just jot down your phone number and email address.”
- While standing in an ever-present long line at a store, strike up a conversation with someone near you. Try to slip in, “I am so much more relaxed this year since I didn’t have to ask anyone for time off.” There are many simple ways to hint toward your career without jumping into a presentation. Very often if we say something like this, the other person may ask you, “Oh, you don’t work anymore?” The door is open for a VERY brief mention of your business. Then give them a business card or brochure and/or ask for their contact info.
Opportunities are all around you to promote your business during the holidays, both online and off. Keep your eyes open to recognize these occasions, and you can grow your team and increase your product sales by the New Year.
Who would like to take on the holiday challenge to build your income by January 1st?