Prospecting: Expand Your Circle of Influence
The first thing you have to realize about running a successful Network Marketing business is that if you want to grow your team, you HAVE to prospect. The people who truly make a living in the Network Marketing profession learn quickly that the more people they know, the more people join their business.
That is the plain and simple reality – if you want to grow your business, you have to grow the amount of people in your circle of influence.
The important thing to do first is to make sure you have time blocked out on your calendar specifically for this. If you just vaguely attempt to meet someone on line in the supermarket or at Starbucks, you will find that you really don’t meet too many new people at all. But if you really make a point to add this into your schedule each week, you will find that your business grows much faster.
So where do you meet new people?
Here is my top 10 list of how to meet new people:
Meetup is a gem in the meeting new people arena. There you will find groups on just about any interest you might have. Whether you are into hiking, vegan cooking, wine tasting, travel, or book clubs and more, Meetup has something for everyone. When you join a group, you have the opportunity to meet many new people.
Do you want to learn to cook? Learn to paint? Taking classes can not only add a new skill to your repertoire, they can also give you the opportunity to meet other like minded people.
3. Exercise Class
Many people meet new friends in a yoga or spin class.
4. Religious Events, Causes, or Retreats.
If you belong to a church, get involved. You will see your circle of friends grow quickly.
If you can find ways to donate your time, very often you will meet many people that have a heart for changing lives. Think of things you like to do and how that can become an opportunity to give back. Habitat for Humanity is an excellent example. People who volunteer are often the most successful in Network Marketing because they truly understand the impact of making a difference.
6. Political Groups
I hate to bring up Politics anywhere, but if you have a passion for politics, you can really meet some like minded people at Political Groups. Just do a search, you will easily find them in your area.
7. Neighborhood Groups
Do you like to play games? Why not start a Bunco group? Or a Mom’s play group? A Dad’s poker night? Sometimes neighborhood groups can be a huge jumpstart for your Network Marketing business.
8. Networking Groups
There are many networking groups out there. Some are better than others. For Network Marketing, you may want to stick with a more Entrepreneurial minded group than a B2B type group.
9. Pet Groups
Nothing brings people together like pets. Especially dogs. A dog will break the ice with anyone for you! Take your furry pal to the local doggy park and see how many new friends you can make.
Not only can conferences teach you new skills for your business and fuel your fire to grow your business fast, but they are wonderful places to meet new people.
So there you have it. Hopefully this list of ways to expand your circle of influence will also inspire a few ideas of your own! Feel free to share them in the comments below.
Remember, if you are always meeting new people, you will always be growing your business!