MLM Network Marketing Training WHAT ARE YOU ‘REALLY’ MARKETING in MLM? – It’s Not What You Think
This article was written by Charlie Cooke — and I believe it carries a powerful message…
You market your own business or you direct market for your company. You know what you are marketing – it’s obvious.
Or is it?
If You are in MLM…
If you’re a FINANCIAL ADVISOR, you probably think you’re marketing ‘financial advice’.
If you’re a SALES CONSULTANT, you may think you are marketing ‘sales training’.
If you area REALTOR, you may assume you market ‘homes or commercial properties’.
If you market Big Screen TVs, you may think you’re selling the ‘latest technology’.
In each case, you’d be right in terms of your ‘deliverables’ – but you’d be dead wrong about what your prospects are ‘buying’.
Over the years, I’ve worked with service providers ranging from Plumbers to Financial Advisors, to Data Management firms – as well as numerous Marketing Consultants.
Despite the diversity of services they provide, they all face the same hurdle –– to increasing their sales. Each and every one has the “product or service” they deliver confused with what they are “marketing”.
The Secret Product in Network Marketing.
What you’re “marketing” – and what you actually “deliver” – are two different things. The key to increasing your sales is to realize that what you are really marketing is — H-O-P-E .
You’re “marketing” your clients’ HOPE of achieving their goals.
You’re marketing to your prospects’ HOPES that they’ll be happier, more successful, more attractive, smarter, richer, more comfortable, more secure, etc.
Target your marketing to the REAL reasons people buy, and you’ll be much more successful in motivating them to make a purchase from you. Focus your marketing by identifying what your prospects WANT.
Make a list that describes their HOPES.
Following are some samples to give you the idea:
What Do Your MLM Prospects REALLY Want?
-WHAT YOUR PROSPECTS ‘REALLY’ WANT:
Residential Realtors’ Prospects
— I HOPE I can find a home I can afford
— I HOPE I can find a home to accommodate our growing family
— I HOPE I get the best possible price for our current home
Sales Trainers’ Prospects
— I HOPE I can generate more leads
— I HOPE more people understand how I can help them
— I HOPE I can sell more of my products and services
— I HOPE I can get the leak stopped as soon as possible
— I HOPE I can get a plumber to show up
— I HOPE it doesn’t cost me an arm and a leg
Financial Advisors’ Prospects
— I HOPE I have enough money to pay my childrens’ college tuitio
— I HOPE I have enough to afford to retire comfortably
— I HOPE my money is secure no matter what the stock market does
Online Data Management Firms’ Prospects
— I HOPE more people find my site
— I HOPE more prospects understand the ‘benefits’ of our services
— I HOPE more prospects contact us and buy from us
The Power of HOPE in Network Marketing.
What are your prospects H-O-P-I-N-G for when they buy ‘your’ products or services?
Why ‘Marketing to H-O-P-E’ – Works.
Much as you’d like to think your prospects make logical, well reasoned purchasing decisions, in most cases LOGIC plays a secondary role to EMOTIONS. If you’ve made the rounds with a son or daughter looking at colleges, you’ve experienced this first hand.
You talk the whole thing over thoroughly with your child and make a decision to visit a college that appears to be a great fit. You drive up to the campus and they won’t even get out of the car.
What’s going on? They’re making a decision based on some unspoken set of criteria that defies parental logic. Find out what those criteria are, and you can move forward.
The same goes for your prospects. Your prospects may bring logic to bear when ‘researching’ service / product providers – but their ‘ultimate selection’ will be based on emotions.
The Secret Success Factor in MLM.
Market directly to what they HOPE and WANT – and tap into these emotions to help them pick your product or service. No matter what business you’re in, your objective is to help your clients be more successful and to achieve their HOPES and DREAMS – both small and large.
Appeal to their motives and you’ll increase yoursales.
Remember HOPE in MLM stands for:
Use HOPE to market your products and services, and you’ll capture your prospects’ attention – their hearts – and more of their business.
by Charlie Cooke (c) 2005
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