So, you call yourself a Network Marketer!
Dictionary.com defines Network Marketing like this…
- An association of individuals having a common interest. With this in mind, you can expand your network from upline and downline members to anyone building an online income, all entrepreneurs, Christian business people, etc. Really, anyone with whom you have a common interest.
- Formed to provide mutual assistance, helpful information or the like. This is a good one. Now, you can expand your network to include anyone willing and able to provide assistance to help you meet your objectives, or even just share knowledge. Of course, it goes without saying that you will do the same for your network members.
I love looking at networking in this way. From this perspective building a network on a social platform such as Facebook becomes more fruitful and more fun.
I am part of a networking group on Facebook called the Networking Collective. When the group was formed, we all agreed not to “sell” one another. So, right from the start this was a new concept for me, but I figured it would be a good way for me to expand my horizons. First of all, building relationships without trying to sell people is actually quite liberating. By removing the sales pressure from both the seller’s and buyer’s perspectives we were free to do something unique, actually try to help one another. To make a long story short, I have been with this group for about 2 months now and I can say without a doubt it has benefited me immensely. I have made new friends, built new relationships, and nearly doubled the overall size of my network. I have also learned so much from my fellow group members and, they are there to support me when I need picked up and to celebrate with me when I succeed. We are all so pleased with our group that we decided to continue into the new year, even though the “trial period” of 30 days has long passed.
The next time you meet someone on social media, try to see them as a valuable part of your “network” and not just someone else to be sold. You will be amazed at the progress you make both personally and in your business.
To Your Success,