How to get referrals: What works
Its been argued that the more referrals you have, the more money you’ll make online. 99.9% of all business opportunity out there will require you to recruit people to make a good sizable income. How to get direct referrals however, is not a simple task.
It’s regularly said by new members that they can’t get referrals, or just never will. Despite the fact that the best income is earned by the individuals who get direct referrals, many people don’t even attempt.
Sometimes people don’t want to try because of fear over what someone might think of them. Referring certainly places you outside your comfort zone.
“Measure your success not on the level of profit you’re making today, but on the level of the referrals you’re getting today” – Mark Hunter
Advertising to get direct referrals
Experienced internet marketers will often recommend advertising as the single most effective method to recruit people into your business. To me, if “how to get referrals fast” is your main concern, then advertising is the way to go.
Will advertising give you quality sign ups?
With a good advertising budget you can get get a lot of referrals in a very short time. That’s very good and very bad at the same time. It all depends with the kind of opportunity you are promoting. If it’s one that requires team work, you could end up on a loosing side because the probability of getting referrals who are ready to put efforts to develop their own businesses is very low. Most people are jumping here and there looking for free lunch and easy money. If your opportunity doesn’t provide that, a good number of them will drop out. (Talking from experience)
Don’t get me wrong though. I’m not saying you shouldn’t advertise at all. It’s really a numbers game. The more you keep advertising and referring the more you’ll get good signups despite those who drop. But this is for people with no problem spending $1000 on a campaign.
What about the rest of us with a limited budget or just have no money to spend on paid campaigns like Vick Strizheus?
There’s a best alternative that works like a charm.
There are people like Rob Fore or David Wood who get referrals and sign ups around the clock but literally spend little or nothing on advertising. It’s not a Guru Secret formula or push button software that does the recruiting. This is how they do it…
How to Refer People to Any Business Opportunity.
Before i get to the actual process, there are four things you need to understand:
1. What problems does your business opportunity solve
“Our customers don’t care about our problems, they care about their problems” – Mark Hunter
People won’t join your opportunity to make you happy or because you have a cute face. They really don’t care if you are starving or filthy rich. They will join because they want to improve various aspects of their lives. Be it health, wealth, quality traffic or anything that provides value to them. If you can provide answers to peoples problems then you nailed it.
I believe every business opportunity has a backbone (problem it addresses). If you can build a strong argument around that backbone, then you’ll get relevant sign ups without hassle.
For example My TrafficMonsoon opportunity. Even though folks are making a ridiculous amount of money online with this, its backbone is centered around solving the web traffic problem. So my arguments will always be in consideration of people who want to get more clients and more visitors to their websites.
If i can convince and prove to people that trafficmonsoon.com is their one stop solution, people will join.
N.B : With Traffic Monsoon I make $70 daily while getting 2 to 4 leads daily for my other businesses. Check out my earning proof here. Read my review here
2. Refer with integrity
One reason people don’t like referring is because it makes them feel like they are scamming someone into doing something they don’t want to do.
Solution: be clear, honest, and align your message with the reality of what is truly being offered.
Define a step-by-step process for your referring routine. Create a powerpoint presentation, or record a video.
Have a conversation, build a relationship with your potential referral, and show them that you truly care about them.
Don’t rush things, or get frustrated if they have questions, or express any concerns. Recognize their concerns and their feelings, and share your experience with them. Help them overcome concerns by illustrating how your business opportunity can meet their needs, and solve a problem in their lives they have identified with you earlier.
Take your time, and realize also that the time you spend with your potential referral is very valuable. Not only valuable to you, but also to them.
You have something they want, and the only reason they are listening to you is because they want to explore what it is you have which might help them and make an informed decision.
This can be evidently seen by how Rob Fore interacts with people on his blog and Facebook page when people have question or just need to know more.
3. Get to the value you provide.
You won’t get direct referrals by nagging, pushing, or manipulating people to get started with your business opportunity. Simply figure out the challenges your potential referrals are burdened by, and help them see how your deal can help them through their challenges. You don’t need to pitch people, and drag them along into something they don’t need.
Focus on what your potential referral can truly benefit from, and help them see why it will be one of the best choices for them. To effectively refer people, simply help them recognize what your business offers, and what they’ll be able to do with the services.
4. Love what you do
If you don’t love what you do, it will be hard to help others get started. Learn all you can, explore all that your opportunity has to offer, test, track, and fully give yourself the complete experience.
Then, with greater confidence you’ll feel a deeper reason for helping others get started. This is something that can change people’s lives, shift the whole direction of their businesses, and help them connect with individuals who could take their business to another level.
When you see a business for what it is, and how it can benefit another’s life, the less afraid you will be in talking with others about it.
Sure, you’ll face rejection, but this is simply meaning the person has chosen this isn’t a fit for them. Not everyone eats at the same restaurants you enjoy to eat at, and maybe one day down the line they will try. So don’t burn your bridges if someone isn’t interested today. Keep an open line of communication, and listen to them about things they might have which can benefit you.
Share with them from time-to-time how things are going, and what you’re doing.Help them know that your intention is simply to help them, to meet their needs, and to solve a problem for them.
How to get referrals:The best way
This method i’m going to layout below will surely get you the best sign ups into any business. It’s a bit slow, yes especially when you starting out but it’s best for getting quality downlines.
What you should do (What Works)
1. Start a blog
“Customers are buying confidence. It’s up to us to show it”. – Mark Hunter
When you capitalize on the above laid method, you won’t have to rely on paid advertising to get direct referrals. This is what big names in the internet marketing world like Rob Fore are doing. Blog, Build Trust and Share your results. It’s enough to get you somewhere great with any business opportunity.
I hope this post was helpful. Let me know what methods you use to get referrals into your business through the comments below. I’d love to hear your thoughts