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Do You Hold Yourself Accountable?

Do You Hold Yourself Accountable?

Accountability

Sometimes we all need to be held accountable. So I hope you take this post in the best way possible. With that being said, it is time for a reality check on your business. So if any of this sounds like you or someone you know, perhaps a team member hopefully this will help and bring some clarity to where you go from here. I personally like to talk to work at home moms and really get a full understanding as to what they are struggling with so I can help. We have to address the issues realistically in order to get through them to the other side. Sometimes things just have to be said I am in no way trying to make anyone go against their sponsor’s advice. Many leaders are fantastic and will do whatever they can to lead their team. All too often, I hear women explain how hard they are trying to get some guidance and it is just not there.

Commitment

On the flip side, some new recruits have a huge misunderstanding about what is considered being in business. Many want so much help that is almost like they want someone to do it for them and collect the check. If that is your thought process you may be better off with the nine-to-five. It takes more than ordering business cards with your name on it and signing up to rep for a company to be in business. The facts are that most have not completed training and start recruiting immediately before they have an understanding of the company or products.

Most companies in network marketing in one form or another push new team members to hit goals right out of the gate. Everyone wants to earn back the initial investment of joining as quickly as possible and with good reason. BEFORE you sign up, ask yourself just how committed you are to do whatever it is you are being recruited for. Can you be left on your own and find your own path to make it work? Are willing to make sacrifices now to build your future?

Are you ready and willing to put in the time?

By training, I don’t just mean from your company whatever that may include. The brand you represent is already established. The brand you have to build now is YOU! The training I am referring to is personal training that includes how to market on social media, creating an email list and content to serve that list. Content does not mean pitching your business or products constantly. How can you provide value or help those on your list Learning how best to convert new followers to sales. Most company training does not cover this. You must do this on your own. are you ready and willing to put in the time?

If I still have your attention at this point then keep reading a bit longer. You have to be able to generate a flow of people coming into your own network on a regular basis. Maybe you created a group or a Facebook Business Page. It is so very important to review Facebook guidelines and get to know how all this really works. Just because you add someone to a group, it DOES NOT send them an invite. You are putting people into a group without permission. This can get you in trouble with Facebook. Ask first!

Using your personal profile to conduct business instead of creating a page will also put you at a high risk of losing your account entirely. If you did create a page for your business make sure you have it optimized properly. I can help with this but you need to plan out what you put on your page and when. Go look at your own page and if it is all just about your business and has no valuable information, quotes, images, articles or videos for your viewers to become engaged in, you should develop a new strategy. You may be doing well at this moment, but that concept won’t last long on Facebook. If your posts as being too promotional, it will never get seen so your efforts are being wasted.

Get to know your insights.

Reviewing how well your posts are doing and what types of content your audience is responding to. This will give you a great indication as to what your audience responds too. Do you know who your target audience should be or how to attract them and have your page set up to do that? On your personal profile does your section on where you work point to your page or your corporate page? Over half the profiles I visit are like this. This is all part of optimizing your business page.

Many suggest putting yourself everywhere, on every platform. That sounds great in theory but really getting to know one or two social media networks will help you so much faster! Here is something to back that fact up. Facebook has over 1.5 Billion people on. If you can get in front of a fraction of 1% of that, would it change your business? If the answer is yes, does it really matter if you are on every other channel? Yes, you should make your presence known at least have an account on each to preserve your business name. Think carefully about that too.

If you are seriously going to brand yourself, then pick a name that sounds appropriate and that includes the email and page or group names. I would love to discuss this further with you, so feel free to comment right here! Don’t forget to subscribe so you can follow our topics and join in on the discussions. If you need help with any of this, please email me at thewahmaddict@gmail.com

To your Success~
Linda

 
2016 is going to be YOUR Year!

2016 is going to be YOUR Year!

Success is Yours this Year! 

Don’t you feel that way every January? It is a fresh start where we can (hopefully) erase the mistakes of the past and learn from them.  We all get caught up in this thing called life. We have the best of intentions, but sometimes we all have a problem focusing and staying on track.  

This year we are off to a fabulous start! We are plans for many new projects that we hope to unveil in the coming months. In the meantime, we are getting back to basics.  Our first start is organization. It is so easy to get caught up in Social Media (ours is Facebook…ha) and next things you realize is you didn’t finish or even start what you originally planned! Can you relate?

2015 was a challenging year for us both personally and professionally. So we didn’t complete the plan and things got put on the back burner, again.  We hope you will accept our apologies and our promise to do better in 2016! If you have felt this way, we welcome you to join us on our mission to make things happen!

We are crossing off things on the checklist one by one and the feeling is awesome. That feeling of accomplishment makes us want to keep moving on to the next item on the list. Do you have a list of what you want to accomplish? If not, maybe you should take the time to at least draft one just get started. Don’t put making a list on the list of things to do! HA! If you did have a list, did you start with the things that didn’t work out last year? That is exactly our starting point this January.  This blog post is one of those things on that list.  The next thing on that list is to be more consistent about putting out regular blog posts about the things that matter to you and your business!  
 

Our Facebook Event

Black Friday 2015 we hosted our first ever Event on Facebook and it was a Success! Three things that make our events different are 1) the cost to participate is below the average – saving you money. 2) We only permit one rep per company so that there is not a major competition from multiple reps posting over each other.  3) We pay for Facebook Ads (no extra cost for vendors) and heavily promote ourselves on all our Social Media Platforms! You work for your money. We do too!  
 
To start of 2016 with Bang, we are hosting a Winter Clearance Event on Facebook. Designed to help those with extra inventory liquidate them and for those who have new products to showcase! There is something for everyone. If you are interested in becoming a vendor or just want to shop some sweet deals, stop by our event and help support Work At Home Moms!  Head over to our Winter Clearance Event!   We hope to see you there!
 
In the meantime, take some time to refocus on what you want to accomplish in your business. Every little bit counts.  If it a goal to accomplish one thing per day or a few things per week!  We want to hear from you! Don’t forget to include your contact info so we can all find you and connect! 
7 REASONS WHY EMAIL IS KING!

7 REASONS WHY EMAIL IS KING!

7 REASONS WHY EMAIL IS KING!

1)  Email marketing keeps you in contact with your fans/prospects/leads when you want, not when Facebook allows your posts to be seen.
2)  You are in control of the content; how much and how often you like. Once they have opted-in, you can begin a real connection and actually communicate.
3)  Email has fewer distractions. They are concentrating on your information, not messages/notifications, etc.
4)  Facebook likes are temporary. Someone can like your page for the moment, then hide your content or just unlike or block you all together before you even get their attention.
5)  Imagine if all your fans/likes became subscribers to your email list.
6)  Facebook, Twitter, and all Social Media are supposed to attract leads. Once you have the leads, you move them to email marketing to become your customer.
7)  Facebook apps do not show up on mobile devices.
“Google says 61 percent of users are unlikely to return to a mobile site they had trouble accessing,” the article states. “And, even worse, 40 percent visit a competitor’s site instead.”
So why wouldn’t you migrate to an email marketing program, where you have 100% of the attention of your subscribers 100% of the time. It just makes sense, given the fact you are in control of your subscribers and the content they receive, and when they receive it.  Try tossing up the same info on Facebook or other social media platforms and see what your ROI (Return on investment) is. I think you’ll be happily surprised.
The Problem is You!

The Problem is You!

The Problem is You!

Got your attention, didn’t I?  Yep, I said it.  Now when I say the problem is with you, I don’t mean you directly. It’s about your mindset, your focus and/or the way you go about building your business.  If you are not making the money you want, then maybe it is you and not your company.  There are always problems with a compensation plan, lack of up-line support, no team leadership, etc.

Of course, not every company is for everyone. However, if you are joining a bunch of companies and leaving in a short period of time with little or no success, then maybe you are the problem. Being motivated is more than just effort. It includes the desire, and the overall commitment to making it work, no matter what. Learning to work online can be a major task, especially for those who don’t have a clue as to what they are doing. Before you start with anything you have to do some serious soul searching.

Ask yourself the following question: 
Am I willing to put aside some fun things, now, to help build my future?
I don’t mean give up everything, but are you willing to put forth some serious time and effort to learn whatever it is you need, in order to make this opportunity work.  All things aside, get in touch with your Why!  Why do you want to do this? What do you want? Seriously, what do you really want? Whatever it is….no matter how big or small, plan it out. Write it out; make a dream/vision board with pictures of that new home, car, vacation or cash! Make something tangible that is right there in front of you, day in and day out, to remind you of your why.
I can’t say enough about research. Do yourself a huge favor here and just read! Read instruction, guidelines, how-to’s, Do’s and Don’ts. Join webinars!  They are usually free, but the overall message is they are selling you something. However, most are trying to give you their tips, tools, and techniques that they, personally, use, and you can learn them for free if you take the time.
Podcasts are also a great option.  You can listen to them anywhere, even in the shower. It helps motivate you and ideas start flowing the longer you listen.  Watch what your competition is doing and what is and is not working for them.  Don’t pass up EBooks.  By simply giving your email address, entrepreneurs give you their tricks and secrets.  There is an unbelievable amount of information you can learn from people who do this and it works!  EBooks are accessible virtually everywhere, including The Wahm Addict Message Board.  Amazon has thousands for free, and if you have a Prime account, you can get even more for free or at an affordable price.   
The question is; are you willing to learn?   If what you are doing now is not bringing you the results you are after, then it is time to change it up, try a new approach but by all means, NEVER GIVE UP!  Is it time-consuming?  Of course!  Is it hard?  Probably! Will it be worth it? ABSOLUTELY!  After all, aren’t your dreams worth making the time?
Regardless of how many opportunities you sign up for or the money you spend, it all comes down to you. You need to build relationships.  You are not going to obtain sales or recruits just because you have a website. People want to know more about you. They want to see HOW you work your business.  It’s a business, not a hobby.  A potential recruit wants to see a positive and motivated team leader.  They want to see if your actions match your words. What kind of up-line are you going to be?  How much support do you offer?  Are you willing to help your team? People want to know that you are trustworthy. People talk. What kind of reputation do you have? Just some things to think about.
The question is what are you going to do now?