How To Build Network Marketing Business With Facebook Live

Are you currently building your network marketing business?

If you are reading this article, probably you are a seasoned network builder or someone new in multi-level marketing (MLM) and looking for ideas to create awareness for your business online.

In this article, I will share with you how I use social media tools to create awareness and interest for the product in my business.

As an added advantage, the process also helps my business associate generate leads for her network marketing business.

The tool that I use to grow my MLM business is Facebook Live streaming.

Unforeseen life challenges

On the first weekend of September 2020, I went to my ex-colleague’s wife’s house with the intention of doing a Facebook Live interview with her.

Her name is Sandy C and she has just recently signed up as one of my business associate.

She got into network marketing after seeing my success in the business on Facebook and she also wanted to build an additional income source for herself and her family.

Here’s her story.

Sandy C works in a travel baggage manufacturing company in Kuala Lumpur.

Six month after the first Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia back in March 2020, Sandy’s boss sent out a company wide memo.

The company is in financial trouble and may not be able to meet payroll.

Due to the nationwide lockdown, the travel industry is on standstill.

Since the company makes travel baggage, sales have dropped sharply and the company is not able to sustain itself anymore.

Sandy and all her colleagues were given 2 options.

They can either resign or take a half month compulsory no pay leave and stay employed with the company.

Fearing not able to find another job if she were to resign, Sandy took the second option.

She works only 2 weeks in a month and effectively her income was cut by half.

Because Sandy has a young daughter at home, she was looking for a back up plan for herself and her family.

That was why Sandy reached out to me.

Facebook Live beginner

Sandy joined my network marketing team a few months ago.

When she signed up, she actually bought a few of the company’s product for herself and her daughter.

A couple of weeks ago, I met up with Sandy at her house. She mentioned that she and her daughter have had good experience using the product.

It seems her daughter bout of cough has lessen after she started taking the supplement product.

These are excellent testimonials and I wanted to immediately do a Facebook Live interview with her.

However, Sandy declined saying she is camera shy and she wouldn’t know what to say.

I encouraged her to try and yet she still decline.

I met up with Sandy again recently and I told her I want to do a Facebook Live interview with her.

This time, she agreed.

The reason I wanted to do a Facebook Live interview with Sandy was to help her start to grow her MLM business.

She needs to start telling her friends and family members that she has started a home based business and the best way to do so is via social media which is Facebook.

If you are building a network marketing business, know that Facebook is a very powerful tool you can use to create awareness and also to generate leads.

The best way to make use of Facebook for your business is via Facebook Live.

Knowing how to do Facebook Live is now an essential skill you will need to build a direct selling business.

The question is, where can you learn how to do Facebook Live interview?

The only way to acquire the interview skill on Facebook is to Just Do It!

That was exactly what I wanted to do for Sandy when I met up with her at her home.

I wanted her to come out from her comfort zone and start doing Facebook Live.

During the short interview, Sandy shared her personal experience using the product.

I also asked her about her daughter’s experience and she shared her story sincerely.

For the 1st Facebook Live interview, Sandy did very well.

I am very proud of her.

She has now taken the very first step to overcome her fear.

Hopefully, she’ll grow more confidence and believe in herself that she can build a successful MLM business.

Appointments – Manage Your Time Better At Home to Be Effective

What would happen to you if your home life was more organized than it is right now? Can work-life balance be achieved? What are the tools at our disposal? Could scheduling appointments and keeping them at home help us save time and prioritize?

What is the challenge we face? I sometimes find that time spent at home can be the busiest time, especially in the times we live in. Imagine someone working from home, home-schooling children, and sometimes even doing a side hustle. Imagine also the full-time home-based entrepreneur. How do they manage to do all they need to do in a day?. We are living in a time when many entrepreneurs and even company employees have adopted work- at – home culture. This comes with its challenges as the lines become blurred between home and work. These blurred lines and constraints on the limited resource called time result in over-worked, under-rested, burnt-out individuals. Whilst good time management has been encouraged and indeed, embraced in the workplace, I believe more needs to be done in changing the mindset for the elusive work-life balance to be achieved.

What are the tools at our disposal? To manage time effectively at home, there are many interventions one can employ including setting goals for the day, prioritizing wisely, setting a time limit for every task, organizing oneself, and instituting the discipline of appointments. Yes, an appointment at home! We can spend time pontificating on the pros and cons of each intervention, however, I believe we need to focus on appointments and see how this can powerfully change the course of one’s day regardless of whether it’s a workday or weekend. Life is busy as it is without any intrusions. The question is how do you handle the one who announces that they are at the gate. These can be friends, neighbors, a salesman of some product you do not even need. I am not promoting regimentation here but rather a culture of filling your day with what’s important. Everything that we succeed at is because we carefully plan and execute it. I am a firm believer that you cannot manage time if you do not manage yourself thus I implore you to incorporate planning and appointments into your repertoire. I am not talking about something I do not do. I have to achieve many things in a day therefore I set appointments with my work, others, and myself.

Could scheduling appointments and keeping them on the home front help us save time and prioritize? Whereas we have established that it is a normal business practice to set appointments and keep them, we need to abandon the liberal open-door policy of allowing all and sundry to have access to us as and when they please on the home front. Please understand where I am coming from. We each have greatness within us but for us to achieve it we need to culture great habits. Employing the use of appointments at home and seeing only those people you had agreed to see removes non-essential encounters especially during the most productive hours. I know this will vary with culture, geographical region, or even level of affluence, whether you live in a low density or high-density residential area, but doesn’t negate the need to be organized and effective. Controlling access determines how organized you are and how well you will work and rest when the time for scheduled rest comes.

What do we need to do differently? We need to be disciplined and diligent, learn to say no, now is not a good time, let’s make an appointment for next week. What are the benefits of this approach? You are not always fire-fighting to meet deadlines, You are not always tired because you have not taken time out to rest. You have set aside enough time to spend with your loved ones or a loved one. If you are a busy person, I am sure you appreciate what I am saying. Whether it’s time to work uninterrupted, family time, or “me-time”, it takes some kind of order to enjoy it.

I am not saying that those that come unannounced are bad people. No, not at all, they probably are people you enjoy spending time with. Nevertheless, there must be prior communication so that you can attend to your visitor(s) when it is convenient for both you and them. It can be quite disrupting and a whole day can just pass by without achieving anything that you had planned to do.

As we grow older we begin to appreciate that rest and recovery need to be scheduled. The fact that I am relaxing doesn’t mean that I don’t have anything to do. One therefore cannot assume that just because you are at home you are available. Maybe you have scheduled that time to rest. That is important. You need to make an appointment with yourself, spouses need to also set aside time for each other. Parents need to schedule a time to spend with their children. When you have some sort of order in your life you determine who sees you and who you see. It also means that your relationships will be healthy and that makes you a happier person.

In conclusion, I believe that the work-life balance can be achieved. There are many tools at our disposal just like it is in the workplace.I believe we could do more and be happier if we are disciplined enough to make only the commitments we can keep.I am certain that setting appointments and keeping them at home help us save time and prioritize.