Discussion in 'General Advice' started by Jessie@arbonne, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. Jessie@arbonne

    Jessie@arbonne New Member

    I am an independent consultant for Arbonne. I just started 3 weeks ago and would love to hear any marketing tips that may help me find business associates. I have 3 little blessings and big dreams for all of them. any advice to help me along would be great! Thank you in advance! :LOL:
  2. payment proof

    payment proof Well-Known Member

    Find different sites, forums, groups, etc. where people are interested in Health and Beauty, Cosmetics, Anti-Aging, etc. Social media might be a good thing to look into as well, such as starting your own Facebook and Twitter pages.

    Good luck. :)
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  3. Athithan

    Athithan New Member

    FaceBook Page & Group give good result for your smart work.
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    YAGOOFT Active Member

    Good question,

    First, welcome to the forum, and yes, forums are a great place to learn to earn and make contacts. You simply have to give to recieve, help others and they will help you, that is what a good forum is used for as I see it. I wish you much success with your new business venture. The best advice is to never give up, never quit, you never know when success is about to strike. Getting prospects to your site is your number one goal, so start by adding it to your signature in your posts. No traffic to your site, no sales, it is that simple. Another tip, get your own domain name and then forward it to your company link. It is one of the least costly business building strategies, so use a name that reflects your product category, health or whatever.

    Good luck,
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  5. florbags

    florbags Member

    It's great that you ask that, Jessie. Posting on Classified ads, LinkedIn and GooglePlus will help you find high quality business associates for your business.
    Since you are just starting, you can pick one platform and master it before using another platform. The last thing you want to do is force success by using ALL kinds of marketing strategies. Choose one strategy. Stick with it. Study it. Master it.
    Hope this helps. :)
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  6. Robin Bull

    Robin Bull Member

    Before I answer...what are Arbonne's rules for advertising? Someone from Younique recently came to me begging for help...but everything I told her to do was apparently against the rules (including talking to people in forums and posting ads on FB). So.....I hesitate with any makeup type company.
  7. Jessie@arbonne

    Jessie@arbonne New Member

    the rules are not to take others customers. i can advertise online, but i cant market any sales, just the product.
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  8. dan_achari

    dan_achari New Member

    Provide some form of value to your target demographic, share content they can benefit from on social media. Stay away from constant self-promotion, I personally follow a 1:5 rule (i.e. for every self-promotional post follow it by 5 general posts). Teach a class online or give free advice depending what your business is. This allows you to come in contact with your demographic and upsell after.
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  9. Good Feather

    Good Feather New Member

    Hi Jessie :)

    I would strongly suggest working a little bit, every day, learning an internet marketing. There are many ways you can build your business online, but learning about and trying to many will cause overwhelm and poor results. I recently heard in a training, it's like tying your shoes at the same time as eating a bowl of cereal, lol. So start with one method, learn and DO! Take action every day while you are learning.

    Another suggestion would be to brand yourself, not your company! Give value, support others and attract people to you. In my offline world, once I really delved into internet marketing and began making some changes in the way I was doing business, other local team (upline and down line) began contacting me and asking if I would meet with them to help them position themselves better online and learn a few techniques. This change in direction has given life to my business!

    I hope that helps!

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  10. kaikauai

    kaikauai New Member

    I really like what Carrie says above, build your own brand. If you're going to operate on-line, you'll need a homebase - your own blog or website - to send people to for regular content. Others will say you don't need your own site, but you must be careful on other platforms because when you're not in control of those properties, they can take them away whenever and for whatever reason they choose. Give as much great information as you can. On your blog ask for people to leave their information - their name and email- so that you can follow up with them. Don't be afraid to put your email and phone number out there. You may get some spammers or people who want to convert you into their business, but you will be easily found by people who want to do business with you. Again, if you're going to operate on-line, you must go where your potential business partners are. If you're prospects hang out on Facebook, then that is where you need to be. Finally, be a product of your product - use it and show the results and benefits to your prospects.
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  11. mountainmom5

    mountainmom5 Gold Member

    I have found my best success in getting both customers and partners is to just be 'real'.... don't try to convince people of anything. If you can talk them into joining your team, someone else will talk them out of it!

    I love facebook - altho we have to be careful what we share as far as testimonies etc, on social media sites, there are usually ways to pique interest without being 'out there' and pushy with our products.... but most of all, be real. People follow people - not products... and like some of the others have said, it takes time to build your brand. ( that basically means it takes time to create an online presence)

    In the meantime, building relationships with your neighbors and local friends - holding a few parties where you can introduce them to your products is a great way to get the word out there....
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  12. Brandon Lukas

    Brandon Lukas New Member

    Build a website branding yourself. Youtube is your best friend for that.

    Build relationships with like minded people.

    Use facebook and connect with as many people as you can on a daily basis and build relationships.

    Share value everywhere on anything you learned. It doesn't matter if its amazing information or not.

    Attraction marketing will get you far.

    Help people get what they want and in turn you'll get what you want.

    If you'd like any one on one help I'm here and do it for free.
  13. PeterMFL

    PeterMFL Active Member

    Learn how to use Facebook, YouTube and WordPress to promote your business you'll be set.
    Those 3 skills will be the most important marketing skills you will ever learn.
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  14. talfighel

    talfighel Silver Member

    I don't do face to face meetings so I can't tell you how to go abouts this.

    The one thing I can tell you is that I use pay per click marketing and solo ads to get people to join my MLM company online.
  15. Donnell Nixon

    Donnell Nixon New Member

    Hey Facebook would be a great place to start. If you notice there is a search bar at the top. You can put in any keyword related to what you do and you will be able to find groups, people, and pages related to it. Great way to make new contacts consistantly. Same goes with twitter you can do the same kind of search and easily connect with people. Lastly, Youtube. Make as many videos as you can, brand yourself, and share your story :)
  16. yahia

    yahia Member

    I was approached at the beginning of this year by a new Arbonne rep with the same question. What I told her is to take them one product at a time, find out a big problem that the product solves, blog about the problem (this is going to be a long tail, easy to rank for keyword), magnify it, exaggerate it (twist the knife), then introduce the product at the end as a solution explaining how it solves it and the proper way to use it. We took the speedy aging due to using the wrong make up perspective as a start.

    The next step is to socialize about it and let friends know she needs their help in sharing the valuable, info-packed posts.

    Then comes finding "hungry crowds" on forums and participate positively in the discussion, while having links to the corresponding post(s) on her blog in her form signature.

    But before you start doing it online, does the company provide you with samples to give away? Do you use the products yourself and show people around you the difference? Did you tell friends and family? (Just telling, no chasing). If you're done with your "warm market" you can start online and have them help you spread the word as satisfied customers giving true and honest testimonials that you can use on your blog and social media marketing.
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  17. Rustler

    Rustler New Member

    You might want to read Seth Godin's Purple Cow. It's a book you can likely finish in one day and it teaches you that not being risky and standing out in your marketing is actually the biggest risk of all.

    I would go nuts on Youtube if I were you. Use personality marketing and start making a ton of videos that provide a ton of value, and then direct people to your website for offers. James Wedmore has a great course for this, I highly recommend it.

    Video marketing runs on the rule of thirds. One-third of the people won't like you, one-third won't care, and one-third will love you. That's all you need!
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  18. Robin Bull

    Robin Bull Member

    Well, then my advice would be forums that are for women (even though men can use their products...we both know women will be your primary consumers) where there are posts about beauty and every day life. Have your signature line point to a product special. Just participate. You'll find opportunities to promote your products. You could also write articles in the industry of beauty and health. If it isn't against company policy, back link to your own site.
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  19. JStandridge

    JStandridge New Member

    Don't allow yourself to get overwhelmed by all of the different ways to generate leads. Choose one method and work with that method until you master it. There are lots of great suggestions in this thread, but if you're just starting out you should work with one until you are comfortable generating leads and then move to the next method. You'll be surprised what you can accomplish over time.
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  20. payment proof

    payment proof Well-Known Member

    I agree and if you can juggle it, maybe try a couple. There are so many different ways to promote, so many different things you can do. Research what others are doing in your niche and try to do it better. :)

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