If you are in network marketing understanding how to use teamwork online to build your home business is critical.
In this article I am going to discuss a simple method you can use to build a solid team and a solid foundation for any network marketing business. This method is known as Onboarding.
According to Wikipedia.com, onboarding is defined as follows…
Onboarding, refers to the mechanism through which new employees acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to become effective organizational members and insiders. Tactics used in this process include formal meetings, lectures, videos, printed materials, or computer-based orientations to introduce newcomers to their new jobs and organizations. Research has demonstrated that these socialization techniques lead to positive outcomes for new employees such as higher job satisfaction, better job performance, greater organizational commitment, and reduction in occupational stress and intent to quit.
If you are familiar with network marketing, you can easily see how this definition relates to what we do. Simply replace the word “employee” to distributor, member, affiliate, etc. and I think you get the picture.
To put it simply, onboarding is extremely important to your team building. If done properly, it will help your new members get off to a great start and stay connected and plugged in to the team. Members who are “on board” and “plugged in” will achieve personal success more quickly. Therefore, they will be more productive and much more likely to contribute to the overall goals of the team.
Some methods to ensure proper onboarding of your new members include the following…
- Be a strong sponsor Connect and build a relationship with your new team members. Make yourself available to help with any questions they may have. Motivate them and stay in touch.
- Use a team website or page This is a great way to get a new team member started. Create a page on your site that gives step by step instructions to get new members off to a great start.
- Create a Skype or Facebook Group Consider creating a Facebook or Skype group for your team so you can keep in touch, pass on knowledge and news, and build relationships.
- Offer an Onboarding Session to New Members This is one thing I really love about My Lead System Pro (MLSP.) They offer a free onboarding session to each new Mastery Member. I can say first hand that this session really helped me get off to a great start.
Proper onboarding is just 1 way to use teamwork online to build your home business.
If you have ideas you would like to share, I would love to hear them in the comments.
To Your Success,