The most common objection I have to overcome in this business is ‘I don’t have time.’
What? This is usually before I’ve even told them what building a future entails. I work 8-4 Monday to Friday, I have a family, and I like to have time for myself, because Netflix sure isn’t going to watch itself.
I work my business one hour a day. That’s it. When you think about it, that’s 4.2% of my day that I dedicate to income producing activities and the rest of the 23 hours I’m doing other things. But, did you know that simply having coffee with you friend is relationship building and even though you may not mention your business, you are still fostering a relationship that could and probably will contribute to your business in the future?
I’m going to break this down even further for you. I run my business online, mostly through social media. So just how long does it take me to run a business?
To make a Facebook post? 1 minute
Jade Pro Tip #1: I use Buffer to schedule most of my posts for the week so they go up without me even knowing. The other stuff takes me one minute.
To respond to a message? 3 minutes
Jade Pro Tip #2: doesn’t take me long to hammer out a message, and it’s all done from my cell phone, which I’d be using to do a buzzfeed quiz so that I know based on my food options, which kitchen appliance I should marry. That 3 minute message will produce me some income. The quiz? Not so much.
To send a message? 1 minute
Jade Pro Tip #3: when I ask a friend how they’re doing via facebook messaging, it's like a free sponsored ad. Facebook’s algorithms will now start showing this friend my posts in their feed, whether they respond to my message or not. I genuinely care about my friends, so this is like 2 birds with one stone.
To have a conversation? 10-15 minutes
Jade Pro Tip #4: have you ever had someone in the grocery line strike up a conversation with you about the weather? Try giving this person a genuine compliment and let the conversation flow. When you’re checking up on your friends on messenger, it doesn’t take long to make sure someone is alive and having an amazing day! FOSTER THOSE RELATIONSHIPS PEOPLE!
To have coffee with a friend? 60 minutes
Jade Pro Tip #5: always order a skinny and sugar free when you’re at Starbucks. I go for a lot of coffees in this business and honestly I’d be selfish not to tell you this tip to avoid drinking all your calories! My favorite conversations and best ideas come from coffee meetings!
To listen to a training call? 25- 60 minutes
Jade Pro Tip #6: did you know that #GlowGetterNation has a plethora of online training videos that are between 10 and 120 minutes long? These are great to listen to in the shower! If you make the time, you can literally do business anywhere.
To hold a party? 30 minutes- 10 days.
Jade Pro Tip #7: I use Buffer to schedule all of my party posts so, HEY! you have more time for talking to customers and friends. Why? BECAUSE RELATIONSHIPS!! Are you seeing the trend here?
To make deliveries?? 1 hour – once in a blue moon (our orders often ship direct)
Jade Pro Tip #8: coffee dates can be written off on income tax as they are business meetings. Tie those in with deliveries and again, we’re working smarter not harder and saving time all over the place!
To sell your inventory? 0 mins
Jade Pro Tip #9: Younique ships inventory direct to customers, I like to have some stuff on hand to sell but this is a personal preference and if you want time for other things you can skip this with #GlowGetterNation.
To place an order? 5 mins
Jade Pro Tip #10: most customers order direct from the website, but for those that prefer having me do it. It's quick, and customers appreciate that step above customer service!!
Network Marketing is something that YOU can do wherever and whenever you choose. Making time NOW to change what your entire FUTURE looks like is TOTALLY WORTH it....and how much YOU put in, is totally up to you! That’s what I love about this business.
Founder: Jade Kent