SUCCESSFUL INTROVERT MLM MARKETING – is this a unicorn or can it happen in real life?
About 3 years ago, I joined an MLM company called doTERRA. For those of you who are not familiar with doTERRA, it is a company based on essential oils and essential oil products. This blog will follow my journey as an introvert trying to become successful at MLM marketing.
My intention back then was to become a full-time wellness advocate and quit my day job – or at least create a fabulous secondary income. I wanted the same thing most people want. More time with family, travel and saving money for retirement. Almost immediately I realized I was not going to be able to follow the “old school” way of MLM marketing. Anyone who has ever been involved in MLM marketing knows what I am talking about.
- Make a list of 100 family, co-workers and friends you can sell to
- Talk to everyone – people in line at the grocery store, people in the waiting room at the doctor’s office, mothers on the playground, etc
- Attend networking events and hand out business cards and discuss your business with everyone
Needless to say none of the above was going to happen. I knew I couldn’t live a life trying to be someone I wasn’t. Just the anxiety of thinking about it was enough to make me crazy. So…..while I didn’t give up exactly….My business didn’t go anywhere.
I have one builder under me and another builder under her. That’s not going to cut it.
Fast forward three years and I am ready to give this another shot but in the words of Frank Sinatra – I’m going to DO IT MY WAY!!
My answer is NETWORK MARKETING.
Now, there is a lot of information out there on the internet to help you figure this out….too much. I have taken probably 50 free webinars in the past few weeks. Learning something from most of them is not the issue but I don’t necessarily suggest going about it this way. Working a full-time job and using my lunch hours and every spare minute at home to watch more webinars was exhausting. But after all that, I do have some people/classes that I recommend. I will work on building out my Tools to Build Your Business tab with recommendations and reviews if applicable.
WORK WHEREVER YOU WANT
I am determined to make this work for me. Living a “laptop lifestyle” is my goal. The easy way out is not what I am looking for. Bring on the work as I am ready and willing to do the what is needed.
Will you FOLLOW me on this journey? I would love to hear other introverts comment on issues they have in marketing and how/if they have overcome them. Or if you haven’t found away, let me know and maybe I can help.
Extroverts…I am not ignoring you. Follow along too and make suggestions that might be helpful. While I am always willing to step outside my comfort zone when needed, I can’t live outside of it all the time.
And always remember…..LIVE A VISIBLE LIFE!!
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