So we're sitting there. Mad. Confused. Dissapointed....and we decided to start doing a little research
We could not stop watching YouTube videos where people (normal people like us) were actually able to change their lives around with this industry. These were people (nothing special about em!) who were actually in worse circumstances than what we were in, and they were still able to find success.
Since our first exposure to the industry in the early 2000's the internet had come a long way.
...and it turned out that a lot of people were using social media to build their Network marketing businesses.
Being a fairly tech savy we decided to shift gears and build online. Then we did what all “newbs” in the industry do …
We made a post online announcing that we just got started and people could purchase from us! We were pumped. This was it!
We were ready for the messages to come pouring in, asking for information... and that’s when I suddenly realized that no one actually cared.
After a few days/weeks…(and what seemed liked months) we started feeling a bit defeated and a little embarrassed.
Here we was turning our social media into a billboard for a company and nobody cared. That’s when we realized that IF we were going to do this we needed to find a way to build without:
❌ Annoying our friends and family.
❌ Driving all over the place to meet up with people (only to be stood up).
❌ Hanging out in the business or personal growth sections of our local book store to strike up random convo's with strangers (awkward!)
❌ Posting all day long on social media only to hear crickets.
❌ Chasing people.
❌ Sending endless copy and paste messages.
The first thing we realized was that the industry had actually changed very little. It seemed like it was still stuck in the 90's. Sure, there were those companies that adapted but their version of adapting was sending "Hey Girl" messages on social media channels to people they don't know. Seemed kinda like the old wandering around the shopping mall looking for strangers to talk to, but this time it was on social media.
Now don't get us wrong, those methods can work BUT they are dated and time consuming so we ended up thinking, "There has to be a better way of doing this in 2018".
So, we became students of the game. We starting reading more, started researching online, and that's when we discovered Attraction Marketing and the idea of offering value first. This works on blogs, funnels and social media.
There absolutely is a better way of building and it takes up much less of your time. I mean isn't the goal to create the ideal lifestyle for yourself.
For most people that includes claiming back your time!