Hey there! I’m asked on almost a daily basis… “Kathy, where can I find people to share my business with?” In today’s post, I’m going to give you my top 6 Free Ways to Find Leads Online.
I’ll be honest, finding people to share my business with has not always come easy to me. Over the years, though I’ve learned it’s not such a difficult task.. in fact, it’s easy to do — and easy not to do. The point is, it’s not difficult but you must commit and stop allowing yourself to make excuses!
I can’t wait to share my top 6 Free Ways to Find Leads Online that is use on a daily basis.
6 Free Ways to Find Leads Online
- Facebook Friends
- Facebook Groups
- Facebook Pages
- Facebook “Virtual” Events
- Facebook Photo Albums
Let’s Dive into each of my top 6 Free Ways to Find Leads Online
#1 Facebook Friends. Did you know you can actually download your Facebook Friend’s list into an Excel spreadsheet? It’s not difficult to do and once you’ve got it downloaded, you can sort it to make it easier to work with.
So, what do you do with this list of names once you’ve downloaded it? Begin adding these names to your Master Active list. You know, that list of names you’ve not yet reached out to about your products, service or opportunity.
How long this might take… or how far this might get you along depends on how many Facebook friends you have but regardless, it’s a great start!
#2 Facebook Groups. First, sit down and make a list of things you enjoy doing or would like to do, would like to learn to do… or places you’d like to visit!
I’ll use one of mine as an example… our family loves to travel in our RV but months before we purchased our RV, I joined several Facebook Groups for RVer’s and over time I’ve had conversations on these RV Groups with lots of really nice folks who share a common interest!
And… over time, several have become Facebook Friends!
When I get a new Facebook Friend, what do I do? I add them to my Master Active list.
This doesn’t mean I immediately ‘pitch’ them about my business…
Never. Ever. Relationship first.
Make a friend and when (if) the time is right, bring up your business and it’s much more likely they’ll be receptive, but even more important… you won’t loose a friend!
#3 Facebook Pages. Much like Facebook Groups… but another place to find people to talk to.
There are lots of people on Facebook that don’t belong to a single group, but they will hangout on ‘pages’ that discuss topics they have interest in.
As you see a comment that you can relate to or offer some value to… comment and respond. I’ve met lots of new people on Facebook doing this.
The secret is to be consistent! Online is no different than offline… it’s about building a relationship and offering value.
People join those they ‘know, like and trust’!
#4 Facebook Virtual Events. This one is HUGE and one I’m addicted to… because it duplicates.
Nothing makes me happier than hearing stories from business partners excited about their checks increasing!!!
Up until now, I’ve only been teaching Virtual Events to my personal team but in the very near future, I’ll be making it available to anyone who is interested. Click here if you’d like to be notified when my Virtual Event Course is available.
Through Virtual Events, we are seeing consultants advance faster than ever before and volume growing quickly, which means checks are increasing!
The combination of these three things = happy consultants!
I’m likely dating myself here but since implementing Virtual Events team-wide, we’re seeing growth like we had back in the pay-per-click days! If you don’t know what that means… no worries! It’s no longer what works, so I would’t waste a minute worrying about it.
Just trust me when I say, if you aren’t doing Virtual Events, you need to!
#5 Facebook Photo Albums. Yep! This works… it does require you be organized and use albums but no worries, if you’ve not done so up until this point. Just change that and do it from this point forward! Your family will appreciate it AND seriously, Facebook Photo Albums truly can generate leads for your business.
Sounds simple, right? Well, many times it’s the simple things that work the best. And I’m sure you’ve heard it said before, Facts Tell — Stories Sell! And… a picture is worth a thousand words!
So, what types of albums?
Your Travels, your team, your celebrations (promotions), if you are a leader and you do any coaching or training… even if not from stage but through webinars, etc (take photos!) and I know in our company… before/after photos are huge. So if your product is one that works for before and after photos, what better place to showcase these than in photo albums!
And remember… to keep adding albums and images! This is key. Be consistent.
#6 Blogging. I don’t personally teach this method but I do suggest you learn and implement blogging… and I have an amazing coach I that I highly recommend!
She has helped me and many others to tackle Blogging with HUGE SUCCESS! And what I love most is how simple she makes it.
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If you’ve been struggling with where to find people online… you know, in those pocket of time between taking care of your family; cleaning the house, laundry, cooking meals, running kids around after school, etc. hopefully these 6 Free Ways to Find Leads Online is beneficial. Have friends in your Network Marketing or Direct Sales company struggling, as well, share this post!