I am have been in internet marketing a almost 2 years now, I have become real good at recruiting people to join the various programs that I am involved in. I also am very helpful in giving them the information that has made me successful in building my downlines, but somehow a very small number of my downline ever succeeds. Does anyone have some ideas as to how I can light a fire under my prospects to make them work harder?
First of all, you need to realize that in order for you to motivate someone, they must want to be motivated. If they are just in a temporary funk and not just lazy, there are some things you can do to motivate them.
One thing you can do is to give them some motivational materials such as articles, books, cd's tapes, etc. Motivational articles are very easy to find for free online. I even have some published myself. You can also ask them to sign up for some motivational newsletters such as Zig Ziglar, Chris Widener, Passionfire with Doug and Jodi Firebough and many more.
Another thing you may consider with those who are in traveling distance is training and mastermind meetings. I have those in my area and it helps me as much as it helps my team members. You can also plan a fun get together with your local team such as a cookout/ karaoke party or something to that effect. This would be an event in which you just had fun and fellowship to get to know your members and spend time with them. This encourages them to do the same with their team members who join their business.
Another thing you may consider, depending on your products, may be an incentive contest. For example, I am in gourmet candles. Sometimes I may offer a contest with my front line member for the top recruiter of the month and top seller of the month with each one winning some products or sales aids. You can choose what your budget allows you to offer the winners.
I hope these ideas help you a little. If you would like to print or email any of my motivational articles, feel free to do so. There is a link to the directory hub on my profile page. I wish you much success!
Only 3% of people ever do anything with any opportunity, ever.
Don't invest sweat, time, money or heartbreak trying to motivate the other 97%.
Spent those resources recruiting more affiliates.
If you want 30 active affiliates, recruit 1000. Much easier and more profitable than recruiting 60 and then flogging the 58 dead horses trying to bring 18 of them to life.
I certainly agree that you shouldn't waste your time on those who don't want to do anything with their business. However, as good leaders, we do have to set good examples. One, of which is to help motivate. But only those who "WANT" to be motivated. While we do need to keep recruiting, our business is useless if we don't motivate those who truly are interested in doing something with their business. As leaders, it is our responsibility to help others reach their goals. If we just "sign them up and forget them", we would be no better than the corporate business that uses workers for their own personal gain and care nothing about their dreams and goals. If we remember that network marketing is a people business, not a numbers game and we should help others succeed, our business will not only flourish but also withstand time.
It may also help to really ask the people that you believe have a sincere interest in your business what is their big "WHY" in life? Why would they go through the rejection and continue keeping on even when there is no immediate progress in their life?
Have them spend a day writing out on good old fashioned pen and paper what their life would be like if they had all the time and money in the world? For some people it's travel, for others it's bringing the spouse home from the day job.
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