Today, I want to educate you about how to have fun in your MLM Business. While the real purpose of every business is to make a profit, I do believe it’s also a good idea to have fun while you build your business.
If you’re not enjoying what you do, you’re doing it wrong, and you probably won’t stick around in this business very long. If you hate what you do, you won’t make it through the ups and downs during the early years in your business.
Network marketing is unique in that it is a volunteer Army. That means you can’t boss other people around, people don’t have to listen to you, and people don’t have to stay on your team! Most people already have a boss and already have enough stress in their lives. The last thing they need is another boss or a bunch of extra stress from a side hustle. Make sense?
That’s where you, the creative and resourceful entrepreneur can make a big difference. Your goal is not only to help your people, but to create a strong team culture where people can win, be successful, be part of something big, and have fun at the same time.
How to Have Fun in Your MLM Business
In the paragraphs below, I will share a few ideas that you can implement immediately to have more fun in your MLM Business. These are ideas you can use yourself and with your team. Enjoy.
# 1: Pick the Right Strategy
There are many ways to build a successful network marketing business. What works for me might not work for you. What works for you might not work with the people you personally sponsor. I recommend you pick a business building strategy that makes sense to you. You could mail postcards, write articles, create YouTube videos, advertise in newspapers, have home-parties, build on Facebook, or hundreds of other strategies.
Think about what you are naturally good at and select a strategy that leverages those strengths. Doing so will make building your business much more enjoyable, and easier.
# 2: Celebrate Your Success
Celebrate your success as you achieve basic milestones in your business, such as:
- Making a retail sale
- Signing up a new rep
- Rank advancing
- Dealing with a crazy person
- Contacting X number of people daily
- Achieving everything on your daily “to do” list
- And countless other things
As you achieve these small milestones, share your results with your spouse and mentor. Do the same thing with your team! Little victories add up when done consistently.
# 3: Have Friendly Competitions
If you are naturally competitive, like I am, team up with a few competitive people in your team and have little contests with each other. Give out inexpensive prizes, even bragging rights. Many people love competitions. They are fun and increase productivity at the same time.
# 4: Spend Time with Your Team
We are social creatures. This business is not meant to be built in isolation. Don’t be a lone wolf. Your goal is to have events such as a BBQ or potluck dinner with your team. You can all get together for fellowship, share ideas, celebrate your victories, and get to know each other better.
Spend a day and go bowling, visit an amusement park, play mini-golf, watch a movie, go out to eat, or do something else fun and exciting. Everyone wants to belong to a group of people who have similar interests and values. And remember this, teams that play together stay together!
# 5: Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously
Take your business seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously. Learn how to laugh at yourself. Get together on the phone each week with a few of your team members and talk about the dumb stuff you did that week. Laugh with each other. Tell a few funny jokes and lighten the load. Laughter is a great way to boost morale. Have a special award for the person who did or said the dumbest thing that week.
# 6: Track Your Results
This is what I suggest you do. Each day, week, and month, track your business productivity. Keep track of how many prospects you approach, how many presentations you share, how many people you enroll, how many new customers you acquire, how many people join your team, your rank, your earnings, etc. Determine the Key Performance Indicators in your business and track them daily.
What’s neat about doing this is over a period of a few weeks, or months, is you can start to see significant progress in your business. You can look back and see how much your business has grown, and what you’ve achieved. It’s inspiring.
There are slow days and busy days, slow weeks and productive weeks, slow months and amazing months, but if you don’t track it, you won’t know what you’ve achieved. In just six to 12 months of doing this, you will see MAJOR growth in your business and productivity.
# 7: Involve Your Family
If you want to have fun in your MLM Business, I recommend you involve your family whenever possible. Have them help you do things in your business. Share your results with them. Keep them informed on your progress. Make sure they know WHY you are doing the business.
When your family feels involved, they feel important. Invite them to team events and calls. Have them help you with mailing postcards, running ads, setting up at local events, etc. There’s no business like a family business.
# 8: Spend Time Dream Building
Take your team dream building. Drive around town and look at expensive properties. Test drive a fancy sports car. Visit a high end retail shop and window shop. We did some of these things during my time in Amway many years ago and it was powerful. There are few things more powerful than someone with a crystal clear dream. Most people think WAY to small. Your goal is to teach people how to think BIG.
# 9: Create a Positive, Uplifting Team Culture
Culture is everything in network marketing. Create a team culture that is positive, uplifting, and encouraging. Have fun with your team whenever you can. Create something that people are happy to be part of. Create a culture so good that even if people quit building a business, they still stick around because they like to be part of the team.
In conclusion, it’s important to have fun in your MLM Business. If you aren’t having fun, you aren’t doing it right. If you don’t enjoy what you do, you probably won’t stick with your business during the difficult times. However, if you have fun, and enjoy what you do, it’s easy to show up every day and be persistent and consistent.
What are your thoughts? What do you do to have fun in your MLM Business? Leave a comment below to share your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you. Have a great day.
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