LinkedIn MLM Recruiting- One Little Secret No One Knows About

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Home business mlm training for the most part if you are marketing online, is focused on “funnel marketing” and the like. I believe that can be a powerful way to market, but the attrition is unbelievable when it comes to keeping people on your team.

Christopher Dittemore, an internet marketer and network marketer says that the problem often when you use only a “funnel” system is the number on team members you lose can be enormous.

That is why we focus a lot on social networking, as our Private Clients are having great success with LinkedIn. Yes they are using funnel marketing as well as traditional methods. But we are finding that LinkedIn is an incrdible site for recruiting people who are looking for 2 things:

1. To network with others.

2. To take their career and life to a better place.

You can PULL these people towards you by giving away something FREE.

How would you like to know a little secret that hardly anyone knows that will allow you to us ANCHOR TEXT in your profile and create a live link to a free report or ebook?

How would THAT work for your hme business?

How would that happen?

I will tell you in a minute, but I want to ask you to check out a webinar that we are doing on September 22 (or you may  be reading this after the fact and you can still check it out as there is a replay of it) called LinkedIn Recruiting 101.

It is a Powerful webinar with the secrets of a #1 Corporate Recruiter in the  nation for a recruitment firm. He shares his secrets then we applied them to the network marketing profession. This webinar will ROCK YOU BUSINESS.

Check out LinkedIn Recruiting Secrets!

So how would you put an anchor link (three are allowed) that offers something free?

1.Go to the “edit” section on your profile for websites. It is under your “Connections” link.

2. Click on “edit” for the first link. This will take you to the edit link page. In the drop down box next to “websites” you will find it lets you put a link in for Personal, Company, Blog, Rss feed, etc.

3. Click “other.”

4. A new box appears to the right of it that allows you to put text in the box instead of the word “blog” showing or “RSS” showing. Put in something that would cause a prospect to click on it.

“FREE ebook on recruiting- 101 secrets!” Or what you feel would work.

Then go to the next link below it and repeat.

Then go to the next link below it and repeat it again.

This will allow you to have anchor text show up on your LinkedIn profile with a LIVE link and a compelling offer to take them to a page to possibly get them to opt in.

This little known secret is quite “ninja” and I believe will explode your potential lead capturing from LinkedIn.

Like this little secret? This is the type of LinkedIn training you will get in “LinkedIn Recruiting 101.”

Our Private Clients are CRUSHING IT with LinkedIn.

They are recruiting like crazy. You can too!  Just join us September 22 at 8 pm EST for the LinkedIN Recruiting Secrets 101 webinar. If you missed it, you still can get it! Just check out the link and see how you can become a recruiting magnet on LinkedIn.

It will teach ou how to recruit on LinkedIn Powerful professionals for your home based business.

blessings…doug firebaugh

(c) 2011 all rights reserved

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Home Business- In Home Meetings-HOW to Do Them Step by Step

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home business in home meeting


So…you want to start In Home Meeting?

What are they? They are the get togethers of people who are looking at a business or learning about a product for a home business. They are a lot of fun and you can write a LOT of business doing these.

YES, I KNOW —they are “Old School,” but they are getting to be VERY POPULAR again in the Direct sales and Network Marketing profession. The rise of the number of In Home Meetings in 2011 have been staggering, I would suggest even if you are an internetwork marketer, you consider these. You can write a LOT of volume as well as recruit a LOT of folks at these get togethers.

In Home meetings (aka Private Business Receptions) and Party Plans are a great way to introduce your new MLM business to your warm market, and of course, there is a right way and a wrong way to do them. 

What is a Private Business Reception (PBR)? 

 It is when you invite people over to your home and have a “social-business” home business– network marketing meeting for about an hour or so, and dispense information to your friends about your mlm business and products and services. 

It is a powerful way to create some “instant success” in your business right off the bat, and you can sell a lot of product at a home meeting, or as some companies call it, a “party plan” or a “home party”. 

 Network Marketing has used this strategy for years, and has proven to be a successful venue for your business. Mary Kay has used it for years, as well as Beauticontrol, Amway, Jafra, NSA, Rodan and Fields, and many others as well.

  At a Private Business reception, or In Home Meeting, you can talk to many people at once, which is more EFFECTIVE than doing all one on one network marketing appointments. If you are going to be talking to people, why not talk to them in groups? 

One of the biggest secrets to wealth in MLM -talk to the majority of people you talk to in groups, whether it is a PBR, or Business Opp meetings, or Conference Calls. 

 It multiples your time. 

Why do a PBR? 

1)It is Comfortable.  Most people who you know wouldn’t mind coming over to your home and seeing a short business presentation to help you. 

 2)It is Convenient.  Many hotels are out of the way to many of your friends, and normally, driving to a friend’s home is not an ‘out of the way” thing… 

3)It creates a very “familiar” environment for business. Your friends who have been over at your home before, will see this as something that is “familiar”, and warm. 

4)It creates a great ‘Social” Focus as well. Everybody likes to socialize, and we as humans are social creatures for the most part. This can be fun and even exciting if done well, and it has food involved as well. 

 I have done numerous (hundreds) of PBRs and let me tell you, they not only were fun, but we wrote business out of them. 

OK. What do you do? 

 A) Decide who you want to come. Make a list of the people you truly would like to have at your home business network marketing meeting, and create a list of about 30 names. 

 B)Send them Invitations. Send them an invitation in the mail about your meeting, at least 2 weeks before it happens. 

For example, a rep for a nutrition company would send something like this: “You are cordially invited to a Private Business Reception at my home on Wed. the 22nd, to celebrate the opening of our new business in the Healthcare Industry. You will learn how important Healthcare is today for our personal lives, and also how to take advantage of a Trillion Dollar industry that is growing rapidly. It starts at ——–pm, and will end in about an hour. Food and drinks will be served and there will be prizes given away. RSVP. 

This invite is short, to the point, and tells them what it is all about. There are many ways to write an invitation, check with your sponsor to see what he/she recommends. 

 C) Buy the food and drinks for the Reception. Don’t over do it. Sodas and finger foods are nice, and all that is really needed. This is NOT a banquet, but a nice reception to celebrate your mlm business. NO ALCOHOL. This is a business meeting. 

 D) Follow up with a phone call. “Hello Nancy? This is Doug, I need your help on something. I recently sent you an invitation to a reception at my home, and I am following up because I really need you there. Can I count on you being there for me?” 

KEY Phrase: ”Can I count on you being there for me?” will often double your attendance at your meetings, as most people id they know they are being counted on will show up. 

 E) Make sure all Audio Video Equipment works. That is self explanatory. 

F) Greet them when they arrive with either a gift or food. Make them feel welcome and many folks have given away book markers, or anything along those lines as a “Thank you” for coming. Food works as well. 

 G) Have a social time of about 30 minutes prior to the meeting. Introduce your friends to those they don’t know and make sure people are eating and drinking a drink.

NOTE: Have a “Host’ Mentality.” Be the host and make sure everyone is comfortable. 

 H) Do a short 20 minute presentation on the Company, Products, and Comp plan. Check to see what your company has available. Make your presentation fun and informational. Ask a lot of questions to your attendees, and don’t sell, but simply tell. 

I) After the presentation, hand out the “PBR Profile. Say “I need your help. I would like for you to try our products, and also we are looking for a couple of people to partner up with to help introduce our program to this area. You may know someone that could use a secondary revenue source of an extra $1,000-2000 a month. Please fill out the form I just gave you. 

There are 5 questions.

  Name__________________________________ Telephone_____________________________ Email_________________________________

 1. “Do you like the idea of (Whatever the benefits are of your products? 

 2. “Do you know someone who could use and extra $1,000 a month without changing anything they are doing?” 

 3. “What part of what you have seen tonight did you like the best?” 

4. “What product do you believe will be the most popular?” 

5.  “Can you see yourself or someone you know becoming successful in something like this?”

 This profile will help you ascertain who truly has an interest and doesn’t in network marketing. 

J) Hand out the Information Packets. These simply contain brochures, audios and any other information piece you think they need… 

K) Socialize again and answer questions, and set follow up appointments. Ask — ”Which part did you like the best?” And then set up times to follow up one on one… 

NOTE:  Have a few of your closest friends people bring a drink or chips. This will insure they are there and this works every time… 

 Also, understand the “ Law of No shows.” You will have about 60-75% of the people that swear they will be there, not show up. Expect it. It is human nature, and its par for the course for a PBR. I am speaking from experience. 

 Yes there are exceptions, and pray you have 40% show up. 


 So. If you want 10 people to show up, invite 35-40, and you should have about that many show, and be thankful they do. Follow up with the no shows and simply say,”I still need your help. When can we get together for 15 minutes?” 

There are many ways to do a PBR and In Home Meeting. This is just one way, but a PROVEN way to write a lot of business in MLM and Network Marketing for your home business.

NOTE: There is no set way to ask for the order or “close” the prospect. Many recommend asking for the order in a group. Some say ask for the order individually. Some sat to already have someone who is wanting to sign up lined up to lead the way.

Make sure that your In Home Meeting or Party is FUN, ENTERTAINING, and BREIEF. Make them leave there wanting more from your Home based business and your In Home Meeting!

Great Resource for Party Plan training

Another GREAT Resource for party Planning

blessings…doug firebaugh’

(c) 2011 all rights reserved

Social Media Party- How to Do One!

Network Marketing MLM- What IS Network Marketing MLM?

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Network Marketing MLM

has many people asking questions.


Especially today as the economy is still struggling and appears to be headed nowhere. Network Marketing MLM is one of the more popular options for bringing in additional income to the household.

Network Marketing MLM actually is a type of distribution of products that allows a network of inindependent distributors to sell and market products. They are entrepreneurs and own their own business. They purchase product s wholesale and sell them retail to the masses. This is known as Direct Sales or Consumer Direct sales.

But Network Marketing MLM is different as it has a twist to it beyond just selling and marketing product. Just like a Real Estate broker, who goes out and recruits real estate agents and gets an override off of their agent’s real estate sales, so goes MLM. The distributor, like the Real Estate broker, can go out, recruit a team of “distribution agents” and then get overrides off of the volume of sales that their team produces.

That is why it is called Network Marketing MLM.

It is a Network of Marketers that are recruited and built that eventually have multiple levels that the distributor leader can override and earn commissions on their product volume. It is a hybrid between Real Estate and traditional corporate America.

You get the opportunity to recruit a team of “agents” but yet you can build a hierarchy of reps that can go 5 to 500 levels deep much like a traditional corporation with sales people.

Network Marketing MLM also is a great way to move product to the masses inexpensively. It cuts out the middle man as well as requires not advertising . The form of advertising used for Network Marketing MLM is “word of mouth” advertising.

People telling people telling people telling people about you and your products. And through this network of conversations about your products, Network Marketing MLM thrives as a distribution channel for the market.

There is some controversy with MLM as some people just like any other type of entrepreneurial venture, can attract the wrong people. Although the number of bad apples in the profession is microscopic, they still show up on occasion and can create some negative vibes and results.

But today, most Network Marketing MLM companies are getting rid of these types of rogue distributors and tightening up their policies and procedures to disallow that type of unacceptable business practice. Most Network Marketing companies today will terminate anyone who violates their rules willingly with no questions asked.

The power of owning a home business in network marketing today is incredible. You can start your own business for less than 500.00 usually, and most compnaies have some form of guarantee. Most home business owners who choose Network Marketing MLM focus on selling of the products. That is smart at the beginnign as it will create some immediate income as the new distributor learns the ropes of the business.

Most Network Marketing MLM companies consist of 4 Things:

1. A Corporate Leadership Team with Experience.

2. In Demand Products that will sell.

3. A Compensation Plan that allows commissions to be earned by everyone.

4. Training and Education that will equip and empower the new represenative.

These 4 things are critical for any successful company. If you are looking at an MLM company, I would suggest checking for these 4 things to make sure it is a legiitimate  home based business company.

There are many different types of Network Marketing companies:

Skin Care.


Weight Loss.


Make up.

Internet Sales.

Fitness focused.


Niche companies.

Children’s Toys.

Green  Products.

Plsu MUCH MORE in product availability.

And most of the Network Marketing profession, according to most estimates, consists of 70% women and 30% men. Women do very well with Network Marketing MLM as they are natural networkers and nuture people. Many women today, as well as men,  have become millionaires because of the potential this profession offers.

In summary, Network Marketing MLM is a business that is run by a network of independent contractors who market products for companies, and also can build teams of “agents” who go out and do the same thing. The leader who recruited the team is allowed to override the team volume and get a commission on every sale made. The potential for wealth in the Network Marketing profession can be staggering if done correctly.

After 25 years in this great Home Business MLM profession, if you are considering a  home business I would recommend you do your due diligence and consider strongly a business in Network Marketing MLM.

For a powerful Step by Step Resource on MLM that will explode your Success:   A HOT Start:The First 14 Days in MLM

blessings…doug firebaugh

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