Sometimes we meet someone who we know has the personality to be great in our business… but we're afraid of the rejection if we approach them.
Why not combine face to face and the internet and expand your toolkit.
Here's the scenario:
You're standing in line at Starbucks. A really sharp person is standing in the line in front of you or behind. They look like they'd be great in your business.
What are you going to do?
Well if you want to add a lot of prospects to your list you better show up with your gun loaded for bear. The most efficient process, time wise, will be to send this person to your webpage to get your free book. You want to do everything you can to take the stress out of the situation for yourself and you and to make it easy for the person to say "Sure, give me your card or website".
So you will need to have your webpage with your opt-in form already active on the net. You'll also need an autoresponder account and a series of follow-up emails written. And of course you'll need your free book-either one you wrote yourself or one you have a license to distribute. For instance you can distribute my free book to anyone you like as long as you don't alter it and you leave the links intact. It will get you started until you make your own. Click my link below to get a copy.
Don't panic that most of these prospects won't actually visit your site. How many actually show for a meeting anyway? The ones that do enroll for the free book will be highly qualified.
You can of course ask for their card and phone them in a few days if they don't show up at your autoresponder… but if you want to work mostly online then just approach them, give them the website and move on.
Here's how you approach them. Shoot the breeze for a few moments and then just say:
"I've started a new business I'm really excited about and I'm looking for a new partner to work with. I think you could be really successful. You have a great personality (or whatever is appropriate). It's a Network Marketing business. Let me ask you a question: Are you at a time in your life where a Home Based Business could be a good fit for you?"
You'll get a lot of "no interest" responses, but more people than you imagine will be interested.
If they show some interest just say:
"I have a free book you can download from my website about how it all works and how you could participate. Here's my card; the website is on there. Take a look and call me if you have questions."
Sure a few of them will blow you off, but most of them will be polite. After a few tries you'll be way more confident.
If they say: "Network Marketing… isn't that a pyramid like Amway or something?" you can decide whether to continue the conversation or not. If they get on their high horse and try to put you down, let them go. You don't need people like that in your life. They only react like that because they have self esteem issues and you have wounded their vanity by not realizing that they're way too important to do "something like that". Feel amused by their little personality weakness… then get them out of your life ASAP. They'll poison your dream.
And then get back to business as usual!
I think in MLM it's best to have as many things as possible working for you. The Internet is a great tool for building a list of prospects.
If you would like to learn more about how I do it and how you can build your own MLM Business Online then I have just completed a new book: "The Perfect Online MLM Business".
You can download it FREE here: " The Perfect Online MLM Business "
Plus there's a goldmine of information in my other FREE book: " How To Use The Secret Magic Of Article Writing To Start And Run A Successful Online Business".
Jim Keayes is an expert Internet and MLM Marketer. He teaches people to be successful online.