How to earn an Income using Facebook Messenger
Facebook Messenger, it is like email, but better. And, if you’ve previously chatted with a prospect and you’re getting ready to talk to them again, you can quickly review all your previous talks in one place. We also encourage you to do that — pick up where you left off, or circle back to that hanging conversation.
If you haven’t spoken to a friend in a while, make sure to re-establish the relationship first. You don’t want them to feel like you are only reaching out for business. We would bet you know exactly how those conversations start. Don’t be that person!
Instead, be the person who has a funnel full of strangers (cold market) who you are about to turn into friends (warm market).
What is Facebook Messenger?
You do not have to be on Facebook’s website or even have a Facebook account, to use Facebook messenger. Although the two are partially connected when you have a Facebook account, you aren’t required to have one to use Messenger. Which is a nice fact to know, but we imagine most network marketing professionals are using an account.
There are lots of features packed into Messenger;
- Send texts, pictures and videos
- Make voice or video calls
- Send money
- Play games
- Share your location
… and others that include confirming a ride with Uber or Lyft for example. Overall, a super compatible program with or without an active Facebook account. So, you might be thinking ‘this is great, but where does the income come in?‘.
How to earn an Income using Facebook Messenger
First things first…
We, are in the relationship business, right? So the next 3 tips and strategies we are about to share all start with relationships as a foundation. There is no exception to this ‘rule’. As network marketing professionals, we are committed to bettering and impacting the lives of others. As a result, when our focus is to serve others, empower and enrich lives … relationships are the currency.
First way to Earn an Income using Facebook Messenger is …
Celebrating others Birthdays! Chances are you have heard this tip before but you might be surprised to know that only about 10% of people actually implement it. Facebook does a wonderful job of letting us know when Birthday’s are happening with those on our friends lists.
You can find them on a desktop/laptop on the right hand column of your screen, and on mobile they are always listed in the events section. Make this a habit every day to reach out to people. And, do this through messenger. As we mentioned above, there are 3 ways you can connect on messenger; text, audio and video.
Texts are easy right, almost impersonal. However, sending a short voice note can be super effective in opening a conversation and a video even more so. These voice or video notes don’t need to be anything more than a quick ‘Happy Birthday!’. And, their effectiveness is huge!
Action Step: Go look right now at your Facebook page and send a quick Happy Birthday to each person celebrating today! (If you would rather not, free up some space on your friends list and remove those you are choosing not to interact with)
Second way to Earn an Income using Facebook Messenger is …
When you connect with new friends on Facebook typically, Facebook with send you a note on messenger that you are connected with them. Take this courteous note and shoot them a message. A few things to note in your message are these;
- Utilize their name when you send a message (text, audio, video) This helps personalize the experience.
- Comment on something you noted on their profile; a recent trip, child, location, etc.
- Close the message by letting them know why you are excited about connecting with them.
It is in these moments you are opening the relationship door. Too often, when we are actively prospecting we send requests or accept friend requests and then lose track of who they were/are. Make a habit of connecting with new people almost right away. And, if you can’t do it immediately when Facebook sends you the message – take note of their name and follow up as soon as you can.
Action Step: Take a quick look through your inbox. Take note of how many people you have yet to connect with over the past couple weeks. This can also include people that you have not responded to, were going to follow up with, etc. Set aside at least an hour to do this task.
Third way to Earn an Income using Facebook Messenger is …
Adding at least 5 new people to your Facebook every, single day. You have to be actively building your friends list with new prospects but more importantly, people you want to surround yourself with. Whether they be positive people, others with common interests, old friends or colleagues, etc. Make a point of connecting with at least 5 new people every day.
In the event you are maxed out on your friends list, audit your list. Chances are you are not communicating regularly with 5,000 people. So, be proactive and always focus on enhancing your list. When you are adding these 5 new people a day — please know that this does not mean pitching these 5 new people every day. In fact, when you are cultivating real relationships — your business may not even come up until the 4th or 5th conversation.
When you are filing the funnel daily, waiting to the 4th or 5th conversation won’t feel like forever. In fact, you will find yourself busy with so many other conversations reaching the 4th or 5th that it becomes a great cycle.
Action Step: Audit your friends list. Start to proactively remove those who do not serve a greater purpose on your profile. These are often people you rarely if ever speak to, you don’t engage on their content and vis versa, or they are simply inactive now.
Final Thoughts on Earning an Income with Facebook Messenger
Unless you are someone who is simply earning too much money, and is OK leaving income on the table … you should be using Facebook Messenger. And, using it effectively. The potential with new conversations daily is limitless. It is a great platform to continue filling the funnel, a great way of following up and a much more personable way of connecting with others!
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