Tips To Save You Time When Prospecting On Social Media
People are finding tremedous success prospecting on social media. One of the main reasons for this success is that in today’s world almost everyone is hanging out on one of the social media platforms. When building a business using social media it can become quite difficult. Staying on track with all the distractions you are subjected to on social media. In this post you are going to learn some great Tips To Save You Time When Prospecting On Social Media.
Why Social Media
Years ago prior to social media, people hung out at the malls. If you wanted to be able to prospect a lot of people then naturally you went to the mall to speak with people about your business.
There is nothing wrong with prospecting at the mall, it is still done. What I am saying is that a whole new world opened up to grow a business with social media.
Times have changed a great deal with the popularity of social media and where people now hang out. It only makes sense that you want to go where the people are, and of course that is social media. On social media you will find far more people than any mall ever had. That is one of the main drawing points for a serious networker. You go where the people are right?
People spend so much time on social media, while sitting at a stop light, waiting in line, talking on the phone, people are on social media.
When change comes about in society there is always a reason for it. One of the main reasons social media has become so popular is that, millions of dollars have been spent researching and developing ways to keep you interested and within the walls of your preferred social media platform. If you are serious about succeeding with your efforts then you have to use social media the way it intended, while also making yourself stand out!
Social media prospecting really does work because people are hanging out on their preferred social media platform. They are hanging out and connecting with others who are into the same things they are into. Knowing how to approach these people and connect with them properly this is Great for you as a network marketer.
Being Distracted From Business On Social Media
If you have been on social media at all, then you definitely realize it is very easy to become distracted. Social media networks spend millions of dollars to keep you engaged on their sites. These distractions can be very difficult when you are trying to stay focused on prospecting.
You are on social media to prospect and all of a sudden you find yourself looking at your friends photos of the new baby. Which then leads to looking at more photos of other family events, and the list never stops.
With the millions that are spent by the social media giants to keep your attention the truth is most people lose when social media is fighting for your attention.
Tips To Save You Time When Prospecting On Social Media
1.) Set Prospecting Daily Goals
This can be one of the major points that can help you to stay focused. When you are prospecting on social media know what your goal is. You want to know how many people you want to connect with each day? How many conversations do you want to start? How many follow-ups do you want to make? With these goals then you know what you must get done on a daily basis in order to achieve your goals for the day.
2.) Put Prospecting On Your Calendar
Success is all about commitment and consistency. Set a specific time to prospect on social media each day. This gives you the time you are committing to focus on your money producing activities. When knowing you have this commitment to this time frame, then you also know you can look at all those other distractions once you have completed your money producing activities for the day.
3.) Set A Timer
Determine the amount of time you can prospect daily. Once you have the time and the amount of time and your goals for each day it is time to set them in motion. To keep you on track, set a timer when you start. If you allot 45 minutes per day, then set your timer for 45 minutes. This can help you to stay focused on the task at hand as well as also create a sense of urgency. It can make you work faster but also more efficiently.
4.) Create A To-Do List
What do you want to accomplish as you are prospecting? You will want to create a list that combines these actions with the goals you have set. Know how many new conversations you want to start daily. How many comments do you want to leave with prospects? How many private messages do you plan on sending daily to prospects? You will also want to know how many new connections do you want to make daily? Always remember that the social media giants are fighting to keep you distracted and your list can be the key to keeping you focused.
5.) Keep Your List Handy
You are in network marketing, so I am sure you have a list of prospects. Make sure you keep that list with you at all times. When you are prospecting on social media use your list to reach out to specific people on your list. If you regularly engage with people on your list it is like “watering a garden.” This will keep them connected to you. Your list can be a huge time saver, it keeps name readily available to you.
6.) Work In Time Blocks
Use 25 minutes for example dedicated specifically to prospecting. Set another time block for engagement. Create another time block for responding to messages. The more focused you can be, the more you can accomplish in a specific time frame. The truth is the majority of your time needs to be spent on prospecting and setting up appointments.
7.) Learning To Value Prospecting
As you grow in your business and truly understand the importance of prospecting and finding new people to talk with about your business, that is when you will find yourself becoming more focused on this aspect of your business. The truth is, what you do no t value, you delay, procrastinate and avoid.
8.) Understanding Who Wants vs Who Needs
Way to often network marketers seek out people who need their products or services. Once you learn it is much much much better to spend your time talking with people who want what you offer. The people who want what you have are far more likely to be interested in your opportunity than the people who simply need it. Learn this can save you a ton of time.
9.) Learning To Attract People vs Chasing People Down
This one aspect of network marketing is one of the hardest part for many to learn. I totally agree that proactive prospecting is a marvelous thing. I do prefer to have my perfect prospect come to me, I find this far better, and I am sure you will as well. When you learn how to attract the right people to you, at that point you will spend much less time chasing and a lot more time recruiting. Here is a link to a post I made that may help you with this: MLM Tips: How To Grab The Attention Of Your Target Market On Social Media
Using Social Media More Effectively
My thoughts are, if you are going to spend your time doing something, then make certain you do it as effectively as possible. I am going to give you a few of my best tips to help you be effective on social media.
1.) Make sure you have a social media profile that attracts. You can bet that as you reach out to people, they are going to check out your social media profile. They to will also stalk you so that they can learn more about what you are all about. By making sure your profile is set up in a way that attracts people versus turning them off, allows you to be more effective on social media.
2.) To be successful with your social media prospecting, it is vital to avoid the common mistakes made by so many network marketers. There are great and effective ways to prospect on social media. With that being said there are some common mistakes that way to many network marketers make on social media. If you are unsure what these mistakes are, check out my blog post. 7 Costly Mistakes On Social Media That Most Network Marketers Are Making
3.) Consistency is one of the most important parts to being effective. The more consistent you can be with your prospecting, you will find the more effective you become. When you make it a priority to be consistent with your prospecting, you will learn you are building your skills, and also at the same time keeping your funnel full.
4.) If you sincerely want to build your business then you will also learn the importance of the value of prospecting. Make it a point to give great value and importance to prospecting. This will be the life blood of your business. You must truly understand what a key roll this activity plays in the success of your business. I understand that I mentioned it above in #7 but this is so important it is worth repeating it.
My sincere hope is that you got value from these Tips To Save You Time When Prospecting On Social Media. I hope that you take your business serious and implement them to grow a successful home based business. To be successful is going to take work and dedication, but in the scheme of things, it can really be worth it. Stay consistent, laser focused, and reach your goals.
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