As you move through the world of network marketing, you’ll gradually grow your team. Adding new reps to your company is the foundation of true network marketing success. However, it also means that you have to wear yet another hat – that of a true business manager with employee relations skills.
You’ll not only have to effectively manage your team, but also keep them motivated and driven. This isn’t always easy, but luckily there are several tips that you can keep in mind which will help you with the process. Here are three tips worth remembering.
Tip 1 – Your Facebook Group
Most network marketers know that social media can have a big impact on their success, but it’s surprising how many don’t use it for anything beyond just making a few promotional posts. What’s often overlooked is that you can create a private Facebook group that is only for your team. You’ll invite new reps into the group as they join the team, and this can quickly become a management hub for you.
You can use this group for numerous things including:
- Introducing new reps to the team and making them feel like they’re part of something special.
- Making announcements about upcoming events or special promotions, whether they’re held by your network marketing organization or by you individually.
- Interacting with leaders in your team and their downline
- Answering questions that members ask, and letting your leaders start taking on a more visible presence in the team.
In short, your Facebook group will be instrumental in creating a compelling way to manage your team and help keep them motivated and driven. Add every new member to it the minute that you bring them onboard.
Tip 2 – The Conference Call
Conference calls have always been a big part of any business, and you should apply them to your network marketing business as well. You can use programs like Skype to make free, direct calls to your team members and keep them in the loop.
Another strategy is to not just make a call, but to post your call on the previously mentioned Facebook group. This can let those who weren’t able to be a part of the call listen in and hear what is going on in the business. You can use these calls to talk about strategies, new products, or anything else that can keep your business moving in the right direction.
Tip 3 – Personal Development Matters
You need to make sure that your team is growing and enriching themselves and their overall outlook or attitude. Using personal development books is a great option, and one way to improve their capabilities is to set up a kind of ‘group book club’.
Have each member pick up the same book, and expect everyone to read one or two chapters each week. This keeps your entire team learning the same approach to things, and you can then discuss the chapter in your conference call or in a post on your Facebook group. Looking within yourself and focusing on personal development is a huge part of network marketing success, and this tip helps your team grow.