Why Home & Hotel Meetings Are Obsolete in Today’s Network Marketing World
I don’t know about you but I refuse to build my network marketing business old school anymore!
To me it does not matter if people are still building a successful business with home parties and hotel meetings, I just will not build a business in this way any longer.
“Old School” strategies are now over 50 year old, tired, worn out, and not working like they used to.
The amount of wasted time vs the result needed to put one of these meetings together was the final nail in the coffin.
Why I’m not doing this anymore, I’ll explain why in a moment…
For those of you still using old school, I’m not here to put down the old strategies or be unnecessarily critical; I’m just making a rational argument for moving into the future which honestly is the PRESENT.
I’ve had the privilege to be around a new breed of leadership and wanted to share some private chats I’ve had with these leaders who make great points for & against going online to build your business.
But first, I want to talk about what happen to me last year…
I came this close to hanging it up
…but came across a new set of mentors who taught me how to go online.
Why did I almost hang it up…well after spending over 5 days planning a home meeting where only 2 people showed up and one walked out of the meeting halfway through and it wasn’t the first time this happened, I finally realized I was talking to the wrong people.
At my ropes end…I came across a new breed of leadership in a company called Elite Marketing Pro (EMP).
And what I was taught was their strategy works for ANY business, and especially well within the network marketing business. They teach networkers, like you and me, how to move their business into the 21st century and create more time freedom and leverage.
In fact it worked so well I quite that job I had hated for years and went full time into my business!
I stopped doing old school network marketing in 2017
…for the exact same reasons MANY other network marketers are doing the same.
I didn’t shout it from the roof top or announce my retirement to my upline. I just stopped building my network marketing business using old school techniques and quietly started building my business online.
As I learned, grew, and obtained success I began to be approached by others in my company and had to make a tough decision…
Should I keep this secret to myself or teach others how to develop online marketing skills?
…the same way Ferny helped me?
What held me back - well many of my upline, who to this day, are hard line old school leaders in network marketing only teaching their teams, leaders, and colleagues old school methods.
They are still in their old school comfort zone and don’t like the fact attraction marketing is being taught in our profession
What I found out on this journey was this resistance has been going on since the very beginning and at a recent leadership meeting, I heard some disturbing stories of dishonest things some old school leaders are saying to colleagues and their teams.
The paradox is, many of these top leaders are using online marketing strategies to build their businesses and not telling their teams.
So, in my opinion…
There is a level of blatant hypocrisy among “so called” old school leaders!
Hears the bottom line - I could have walkaway from network marketing altogether and almost did.
…because much like the corporate world I left, the network marketing profession pushes back against innovation.
Don’t get me wrong I respect everybody who’s in network marketing.
I have a lot of great friends who are top earners, and have created enormous success in the network marketing space both online & offline.
It would have been easy to walk away and say…
“I don’t need to deal with this garbage anymore. There are many other professions, entrepreneurs, or businesses I can build that don’t pushback against innovation. In fact, they encourage it and they thrive on it.”
We left the industrial age and have moved into the information age a long time ago!
What I found out is making money online, as an online marketer, is fun and easy.
Once you develop the skills, you can build a business in any profession…
So why have I chosen to stay in our profession and serve network marketers.
Simple I honestly don’t think most networkers understand the power of attraction marketing or how to do it.
I feel like I’m on a mission to save people from old school.
Just like my mentor, Ferny Ceballos, saved me from the misery of building the old school way, with an old school company who just did not get it.
He brought me out of the industrial age and into the information age and the results - FREEDOM to quit my job, which never happened with old school.
Honestly Ferny was the reason I chose to stay in our profession.
It’s not for the money, trust me.
Fernyi s a personal friend, mentor, and the Chief Marketing Officer for Elite Marketing Pro (EMP).
EMP is a training company whose goal is to teach and graduate students with an online marketing degree; they don’t earn a single dollar in profit from 95% of their members. (If you’re a customer, EMP Insider, or VIP member - you’re being served by the non-profit wing of the EMP’s business.)
Now I know there are people who have completely giving up on our profession and moved on. I’ve got several good friends who have done just that.
But I honestly believe there are still people out there, like me, who know our profession works but also understand that old school is not working like it used to and are looking for alternatives.
Case in point: I had a conversation with my friend, Witt, recently.
He was struggling using old school techniques until EMP come around. He had no viable alternative to old school. Then he found Ferny and the Attraction Marketing Formula which took him from a struggling old school networker to a dual 6-figure earner in our profession.
EMP taught him the skills to multiply his net-worth many times over, using serving different markets.
If old school works for you great.
But like my mentor Ferny, my new mission in life is to help bring this industry into the 21st century.
It was the discovery of EMP which has given me the absolute confidence to stay the course.
And my results are now attracting old school leaders into the EMP family and my network marketing company including a high level upline from my own network marketing company.
In a conversation with another networker…
Who read several of my blog articles and at one of our recent network marketing company’s leadership meetings stated, using some pretty strong language, old school recruiting works and what was wrong with me…
He was telling me…
“I know these ladies who are crushing it with home parties. How can you say home parties or stuff like that is dead or dying? I know people making a killing doing this stuff.”
And I’m sitting there next to the pool over our drinks together thinking…
“Who cares? I’m not a lady selling candles or crystal. I don’t want to do home parties. The people I attract don’t want to do home parties either. They don’t want to have people at their house from 7-to-10 o’clock every night.”
The fact home parties still work for some people has nothing to do with me or the people I now teach information age strategies.
My tribe doesn’t want to build that way – period!
I focus on attracting people who are fed up with these old ways of doing things. To them, OLD SCHOOL is Dead!
Here is what I’ve seen – old school leaders want to argue the things they’re doing are OK, because they are in their old school comfort zone and don’t want to learn a better way.
Top earners, especially those under 35, approach me every day by Messenger, phone call, or email and say…
“I’m sick of old school! Can we talk?”
Their message is clear.
And yes some are over 35, but what I’m finding out is younger top earners, who put in the effort & get the income with home meetings and hotel meetings, are stressed to the max!
So even if they’re doing multiple-six figures, they have no time freedom!
…because they have TOO MANY stupid meetings.
They’re sick of it.
They’re trying to find better ways to leverage their time so they can spend more time at home with their families while still building their businesses.
That’s who I want to attract in my business.
So, are home meetings and hotel meetings dead?
Well they’re dead for the people who know there’s a better way!
People who find the old way of building just too painful and are looking for a better way.
I think home meetings and hotel meetings are as dead as the horse and buggy.
Remember what the CEO of Blockbuster Video said, when Netflix first launched?…
He maintained till the day his business went out of business, people liked to hold DVDs in their hands, so there was no need to worry.
Interesting…the flip side of this is people don’t want to leave their house either!
They want to be able to instantly watch a movie, without getting out of bed.
That’s what people want.
So if you’re in the business of keeping it old school, then you’re going to justify in your mind why that’s a good idea.
Video tapes, Betamax players, cassettes, landlines, and even DVDs are all examples of once awesome technologies that are no longer relevant.
Now let’s talk about some things that are still being widely used, but will be becoming obsolete in the near future:
- Bills in the mail
- The use of paper
- Hardcopy books
- Cable TV
- Cars with steering wheels
These things are widely used today, but current information age developments will make them obsolete.
So my point is not old school versus new school
It’s about giving people the opportunity to progress and evolve and discover new skills that are valuable to them in the information age.
That’s why I’ve found my calling again...
You know that sense of belonging to something bigger than yourself!
That’s why I remain committed to helping people learn attraction marketing and learn ways of building their marketing business in the new information age through social media and online marketing.
Because it empowers people with skills they can take anyplace, should the worst happen with their company, as it has happened to me twice, or they just decide to move on.
They’re empowered with skills so they can build any business they want.
A lot of us in network marketing got started not because we’re passionate about network marketing or even passionate about our product.
Let’s be honest with each other network marketing was a means to an end.
We had a dream of a lifestyle or our own dream business that could be funded by network marketing.
And guess what?
That dream lifestyle or business you have in mind?
It’s not possible unless you learn online marketing and advertising skills!
That’s why I’ve chosen EMP. It empowers you with the skills you need to build ANY type of business online to obtain the lifestyle or business of your dreams.
So if you’re ready to get started, you can learn more about online recruiting with this FREE 10-day online recruiting course, where I’ll introduce you to my friend and mentor Ferny who teaches the entire system for building your business online.
Now, when I’m talking about using online strategies to build, I’m not talking about changing the fundamental skills of network marketing, but changing the MEDIUM you use to communicate, so you can become more efficient and effective.
Not only that, you will be taught these strategies in a step by step honest and direct way.
In fact what I’ve discovered EMP conversations are very different from the old school conversations because most old school trainers and leader are not willing to have a frank open discussion with you.
So look, if you like doing home parties or whatever, that’s awesome – keep doing ’em. You’re not who I’m looking for.
But at some point, you’ll find you and your team won’t want people in their home every night or may want more time with families.
And what I’m finding out is…
Millennials are not going to build old school.
Trust me; they’re not going to do business that way because they’re far too evolved from a technology standpoint in order to take a step back.
So if you’re ready to step into the information age…
Simply click here and I’ll gladly give you access to my mentor Ferny who will teach you an online recruiting bootcamp to get you started.
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