Creating A Client Base

EXTEND YOUR AUDIENCE

 

This is so so important! You need to aim to have at least 2000 people on your friends list. Imagine someone with 500 friends and someone with 5000 friends... Who is more likely to get more customers and potential team members? It makes sense doesn't it?

 

Ways to expand your friends list:

 

ADD FRIENDS.

 

Once you've joined Croxon Kitchen you'll probably find all your suggested friends are Croxon Kitchen presenters or mutual friends with Croxon Kitchen presenters. Instead,  try to add friends of friends. I would also avoid adding people who are in other network marketing businesses, as it may end up in a battle of you both trying to recruit each other!

 

Begin by looking at all your friends friend lists and find old school friends and people you have lost contact with and add them... once you've added all of your old acquaintances start adding people you share a lot of mutual friends with. The more you do this the more mutual friends you will share with people and the happier they will be to accept you.

 

If you comment on a friend’s status, then someone else comments, like their comment and add them as a friend!! Add your mum's friends, your boyfriend’s friends, your sister’s friends? They are all more likely to accept as they know who you are.

 

PARTIES

 

When you do a home or online party, make sure you get contact details from everyone there, or if it's on Facebook, take this opportunity to add them all as friends! You could say your doing a prize draw for anyone who has attended your parties over the month to win something (chocolates, wine, a CK product) and so they need to add you as a friend to know if they've won and so you can contact them.

 

GROUPS

 

Join networking and sale groups. Go through and like and comment on posts, start conversations. Some will add you as a friend, worst case scenario, you've bumped up their posts for them. Have a look at the members lists and add people. If they ask how you know them you can say you saw you were in X group and start a conversation about that topic. Join groups that interest you, dog walking groups, craft groups, painting groups etc.

 

NETWORK.

 

Work with someone who has another business and advertise for each other. You add their friends and they can add your friends. I'd only do this with someone who has a totally different product, like makeup or jewellery! DONT BE OFFENDED IF PEOPLE DONT ACCEPT!!! Some people just like close friends and family, and that's just fine!! Don’t take it personally. If people ask if they know you just be extremely polite and very friendly...  you could say something like:

 

'Hi ......., Thanks for getting in contact :-) My name is Nikki and we share a lot of friends. I use FB a lot for business and i'm trying to extend my audience :-) it would be a pleasure to have you as a friend but i wont be offended at all if you say no! Hope you have a lovely day'

 

When they look at your timeline and see that you are a smiley positive and inpsiring person with no drama they are SO likely to say yes!!! Again, this is why your TIMELINE is key! It’s the first thing peple see so stay positive on it and don’t just post about your business. They need to see you’re a real person! Post a mix of lifestyle, family/pets, entertainment, quotes and business.

 

If you want to grow a business and sell past just your friends and family then you need to follow the steps above. Make the friends you add your demographic. I do tend to just add females. Men can be a little weird about you adding them and starting conversations, haha, but this is completely up to as men may well love our products too !!

 

Don't just add new friends and forget about them... when they pop up in your newsfeed like and comment on their posts. Also always say hello and thank them for accepting your add. You could ask how they are and start a conversation! Get to know them. Genuinely make friends!

 

In conclusion this is how Facebook works! If YOU interact with people... Facebook will show these people more of your posts because it believes you are close!! Share things that are uplifting, inspiring, fun and positive to get people liking and commenting on your posts too! Work on getting your engagement up so that when you do post a business related post it is likely to be seen! :-) say things like 'oh wow! Gorgeous dress! Where did you get that from' and comment on their jokes... build relationships :-) I would recommend picking out people on your friends list who you would like to see more of your posts and focus your attention on them.