Hey guys and gals. Christopher Hussey. Thank you so much for dropping by. We are talking about part four of a series we’re doing this week on “How to Network Market”. In this little installment we’re going to cover the question: “Face-to-Face or Online?”
I know a lot of people out there are looking for that business where they just want to put stuff on Facebook, they just want to put stuff out on their blog, or they just want to do online marketing stuff, right? And there’s some of you who are scared of online, right? You just happen to come across this video on YouTube because that’s really the only site you go to and you just want to talk face-to-face. Well, let me kind of just nip this in the bud and just shoot straight here for a second. You have got to do both. You’ve got to do both.
Now, I’ll tell you a quick story about me, personally. When I got involved with my primary business, I started in the middle of the month and by the end of that month, I made fifty-seven hundred real dollars. So that was about eighteen days. So, in eighteen days, I put in, let’s call it, about ninety people. I put in about ninety people. I could find out the exact number, but about ninety people; and of that ninety people, some were just interested and didn’t really kill it and others were really interested and kind of got it done. Some were customers. Some just referred me to somebody else. So I was using all my options, right? And I made fifty-seven hundred dollars in that eighteen days. And here’s the key. It was one hundred percent offline. So, what I mean by face-to-face is I either really literally got in front of them – drove the miles, did the work – or I called them on the phone. And so, I talked them through or something like that. But that was a hundred percent without a blog; without a Facebook page; without anything. I did it one hundred percent face-to-face.
Now, I would not be having the success that I have today in my network marketing business if I had not embraced online. And it wasn’t that I didn’t embrace online because I’m kind of geeky guy, but I just hadn’t set those things up. It was day one. I didn’t have a blog. I didn’t have a Facebook page that said this is my new business. I didn’t have an auto responder. I didn’t have any videos. It was just I needed to make money and I did it face-to-face. Today, we have a vibrant business that uses both, face-to-face and online.
I’m going to erase this right here real quick and I’m going to talk to you about kind of combination that a lot of people miss out on. Let’s say that you have your blog. You’re posting videos – I like to do video. Obviously, you’re watching this video. And you’re doing some maybe article marketing. And you’re putting things on Facebook. You’re doing your Facebook and you’re doing your Twitter. Some of you didn’t know you can do all this. We can talk about that another time. Call me. We’ll put it together. So you’re doing your online stuff and you’re getting leads. People are coming in, and they’re seeing your stuff, and they’re signing up for your auto responder. By the way, go over there and sign up for the auto responder. So they’re signing up and they’re doing they’re stuff. You’re providing value. All of that. But! No phone.
No phone. You’re not calling anybody. You’re not calling. You’re not setting up those people. You’re not trying to develop a relationship with them really trying to be a real person to a real person. You’re not having the success that you can have in your network marketing opportunity. I’m just here to tell you.
There’s something I did that a lot of people won’t do. What I did when I got involved and started really doing network marketing online is I reached out to the players. I don’t know what your sport is. But if you can imagine an NFL team and there’s the team that won the Superbowl. I don’t know if it’s your favorite team, but just picture that team in your head. Now replace all those key players with all the top people in network marketing in what you’re doing. Maybe it’s another company, but somebody is really killing it online. Or it’s the people in your company – the people that are way, way high in your company – that you speak, but you never talk to them. You know what I did? I got on the phone and I called those people and I developed a relationship.
Now, a lot of people simply won’t do that. Those people below you in your network – those people who are just starting and they’re trying to reach up -, they have that same fear, so they’re not going to reach out and talk to you. They may come to your blog and maybe they won’t reach out and talk to you, but they’ll sign up for something. Did you get back to them? This is a human business. A friend of mine, one of my coaches, says that all the time and it’s so true. This is a human business. People want to feel important. They want to feel respected. They want to feel loved. Don’t get freaky about the word; I use it all the time. People want to feel that relationship and they don’t feel it in their lives. And so, by using that face-to-face interaction, by giving them that phone call, by going to lunch with them, by actually going in and helping them with their business – if they’re working, you should be working with them -, you create that relationship.
And so, if I could draw this line for you – if I could make you understand something here -, the blog, and the video, and the article, and the Facebook, and the Twitter, and the Pintrest, and the YouTube, and all of that stuff – all the things that you’re doing online – should be in place in order for you to gain the ability to be human with someone else. To really talk to them on the phone. To really get face-to-face with them. To meet and have a drink. To share dreams. To share realities. Share goals to help them change their life. Because network marketing, in general, is very simple. You get compensated on your value to the people below you. You get compensated on what you contribute to their ability to change their lives.
So, the answer to this question is super simple for me; and the quicker that you, personally, realize this, the faster you’re going to be banking the dollars. It’s not a question of face-to-face or online. It’s a question of how does my face-to-face and my online work together to create ultimate success. That’s the key. It’s face-to-face and online.
And, with that, thank you very much for watching. My information is right here on our website – ChristopherHussey.com. And I want you to reach out to me via phone; via e-mail – whatever it takes. If you have something I can help you with, I want to hear from you.
We’re going to go on to part five, on our last installment, and I’m going to give you the number one reason that people have success is network marketing. Literally, the number one reason. I hope this helps answer the question “How to Network Market?” I’ll see you guys in video number five.