Greetings! If you are new to network marketing, or perhaps you have decided to start a new business, the first thing you need to do is start building your database or list of names. I have read that the average 21 year old knows about 750 people and if you are over 25 you know almost 2000 people. I know that seems like a lot, but it is true. Once you start remembering people from high school, college, church, sports teams, etc… you can quickly build your list.
Like any business, network marketing is about sharing your business with everyone you know. The more names you have written down, the more potential prospects you have. The database is the life of your business, so it needs to be continually fed as you meet new people and continue to remember others from your past. The first thing is to just start writing down names. I personally like to use Excel so you can sort by names or how you know them. However you choose to get started doesn’t matter, Just Do It!
Here are a few categories that can help jog your memory:
Family, Spouse’s family, High School, College, Neighbors, Previous neighbors Distant relatives, Coworkers, Past coworkers, Retailers, Doctors, Club membership, Friends of Friends, Church, Christmas card list, Social media friends, Plumber, Electrician, etc…
The memory jogger lists can go on and on, but the point is you know a lot of people. It is just a matter of taking time to remember and getting their names written down and added to your database.
Once you have their names, then you can start contacting them and setting up appointments. Always remember to ask for referrals. Then add those referrals to your database. However you choose to store your list of names, be sure to keep a backup copy because you never know when you might need to reach out to them in the future either for follow up or for another business opportunity!
Start building your database today and never stop adding to it!
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