Today, I want to share my top 7 Linkedin recruiting tips for network marketers.
What system do you use to prospect and recruit people into your MLM company?
If you are not using social media, you are missing out on many great potential recruits. And especially Linkedin, where many professionals hang out.
Linkedin is for PROFESSIONALS in many different types of industries looking to network with others and advance their career. Talk about a great prospect for your network marketing business!
Compare that to other social media sites where people just like to socialize and share funny videos and pics with others, and you can see why Linkedin really stands out. Trust me, no one goes on Linkedin to hear your political views, see your vacation photos, or a Facebook live of you talking about what you had for dinner last night. That’s what Facebook is for…
Keep in mind that there are right and wrong ways to prospect and recruit on Linkedin. Do it wrong, and you will be deemed a spammer and you may even get banned from Linkedin. Do it right and the sky is the limit.
Top 7 Linkedin Recruiting Tips for Network Marketers
I want to help you achieve success recruiting new customers and distributors on Linkedin. In order to do that, here are my top 7 Linkedin recruiting tips for network marketers.
#1: Use Enticing And Professional Profile Images
What are people seeing when they look at your profile? The picture should be you in professional attire. You need to give the impression of being someone knowledgeable and fun to work with.
The same care must be made with the banner image on your Linkedin profile… It needs to be professional and attractive.
Just think of it like this… Pretend your Linkedin profile is a restaurant on a block with 20 other restaurants. What are you doing to make your eatery stand out from the rest? If they like what they see, they will come in to dine.
#2: Don’t Beg Or Pester
The worst thing you can do, especially on Linkedin, is sound or act desperate. Give people the opportunity but be professional about it. Don’t give any impression you need them but give the impression: they need you!
#3 Join Linkedin Groups That Have Your Target Prospects
There are a vast amount of groups on Linkedin. Just consider who your target prospects would be and join groups that they may be involved in. But there is more to it than just joining the groups.
- Introduce yourself and use your elevator pitch – “Hi everyone. Thanks for accepting me in the group. I have a business that helps people gain financial freedom while living healthier lifestyles. I am here to learn and share educational advice I have gained.”
- Consistently share educational content
- Comment and like other people’s posts
When members of the group see your willingness to help, they will gain trust and admiration.
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#4: Grow Relationships
The best way to gain the trust of people on Linkedin is to build and grow relationships. Even if a person doesn’t respond to your business opportunity, you should still congratulate them on accomplishments, send the birthday messages, just check up with them from time to time to see if all is well, etc…
Remember that not only may that person join you and the business in the future, they also have influence with other people. They can give you a good reference or a bad one.
Grow those relationships and your business will grow.
#5: Update & Overhaul
It is something I haven’t done in quite some time but one of the network marketing queens, Sonia Stringer makes a great point that people get tired of seeing the same old thing.
About once every 3 or 4 months, change your profile picture, your banner and update all the other information.
You will be amazed at the response.
#6: Message New Connections In A Non-Stressful Way
It only makes good sense to message any new Linkedin connection with your opportunity, but only if you do so in a non-stressful, sensible and professional way.
Here is an example…
Glad to have you as a connection here. I recently partnered with several others in a business that has huge potential in (Jim’s location). We mean to help people become healthy physically, mentally and financially.
I was just wondering if you are open to a new opportunity? Would love to discuss further with no obligations.
Just message me back if you would like to know more.
No matter your choice, I am happy to have you as a new colleague here on Linkedin.
Have a great day!
See… No stress and I didn’t come off like a used car salesman.
#7: Search & Connect
I must take you back to #6 before I explain this tip further… In #6, I am talking about people who asked to connect to you or who accepted your connection request… Now for #7…
Start searching for people who fall within your potential target and hit connect, BUT DO NOT send them the message I described in #6. Let the Linkedin automated message do its job. The time to send the #6 message is when they accept your connection request.
You will want to determine the types of people you are looking for. Let’s say you are in a weight loss MLM so you may want to search gym members, diets, etc… Do searches like that and see what people pop up. Look at their profile and send a connection request.
Some will and some won’t… I suggest that you set aside a certain amount of time each day just for this.
Linkedin Recruiting Course
If what you learned in this post helped you, I suggest you check out this link to get access to some simple Linkedin Recruiting Scripts. The scripts are free. There’s also a course you can purchase that will teach you the ins and outs of recruiting on Linkedin.
There you have it folks. These are my top 7 Linkedin recruiting tips for network marketers.
Linkedin is a great place to prospect and recruit. The majority of members are professionals and leaders, so when you recruit a leader, you are building a solid downline that will grow and be self-sustaining.
Just make sure that once you have recruited that leader, give him/her the training and tools they need to be successful.
I hope these 7 tips helped you!
Do you have any questions or comments? Just post them below. Thank you and get out and recruit some leaders!