You’ve spent time to create this wonderful Facebook page, you’ve got some pretty decent content and there are people who have liked you. And then what?
NOTHING
Nobody is engaging your page and you are wondering if anyone is even seeing what you are posting? And the answer is probably not.
Facebook has a formula called Edgerank for figuring out how much of what you post gets seen by the people who have liked you.
Surprised
I was when I first heard about it. I just figured that everybody got everything I posted, but that is not the case. Edgerank is determined by 3 factors, Affinity, Weight, and Time Decay. Affinity is how connected the person is who has liked your page. So have they liked any of your posts, have they commented, tagged or shared a post before. Weight is determined by the type of post you make. Text only, questions, video or photo. Time Decay is just how it sounds. How long has that post been there.
So how do you check your Edgerank? There is a free tool at www.edgerankchecker.com where you can get a basic ranking on your page. Any score over 20 is considered excellent. It works best when you have at least 100 likes on your page. Under that the score won’t be as accurate.
It doesn’t matter if you score is 0 or 100 everyone needs to increase their Edgerank. In fact it is vital to your business that you do. Interaction is the Key. Social media is about relationships, and out of those interactions that you have comes business. So no relationship, no business.
So what are some ways to increase your interaction and your Edgerank?
1. Post once to twice a day and make your post interesting. Something that your fans will benefit from.
2. If someone leaves you a comment, respond back. Remember it is all about relationship, relationship, relationship.
3. 90% of your posts should include a photo. Photo’s automatically get viewed by more people. What get the most views are videos so you need to include them too.
4. Change your cover image regularly. Get creative. Make then stunning, but remember to follow Facebook’s rules or you could get your page banned.
5. Ask questions. Have call to actions. Ask then to respond to what you have posted.
6. Hold contests. There are lots of apps out there that you can use to hold contests on Facebook.
7. Every once in a while give your fans a chance to shine on your page by highlighting them and what they do.
So there you go. 7 ways to make your Facebook page come alive and interactive. Would love to hear what you think about this. Just click the little comment box beside the title.

To your success,
Kim Thompson-Pinder

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I created this blog post back in 2012 and as I was going through and cleaning up my blog post folder I started reading this and realized it is still relevant for today. So enjoy

I had a wonderful interview yesterday with Doug Firebaugh for the Home Business Radio Network and we talked about what tips would I give someone to help them succeed in this business and after the interview my first thought was that I wanted to share them with you as well. So here they are.

1. Let Go Of The Past

The past with all of its shame, disappointments, failures, and negative words that were spoken over you can only hold you back if you let it. You can change those thought patterns, you can choose to be successful even though everyone told you that you were a loser. You can take action and become a successful person. You are not a victim, you are a VICTOR. If you would like a really great, radical, in your face book on prosperity thinking than check out Prosperity Mind by Randy Gage. Make the choice today.

2. Be Careful Who You Share Your Entrepreneurial Dreams With
Your dream is very precious to you and should never be shared unless you know that person will support and encourage you. You have been given a special gift and don’t let some naysayer crush you because they have poverty thinking. Why expose yourself to such negativity. Surround yourself with people who think the same way you do, that will lift you up, encourage you and help keep you on the right track.

3. Educate Yourself
Jim Rohn use to say, “Work harder on yourself then you do your job.” The reason he said that is to become a person who can handle success you must change. There are things that you need to let go of and things that you need to take in. Your thoughts, words and actions must change. Take time each day to learn more about yourself, and to learn new skills that will help you become more proficient in your business. The biggest investment that you can make is in yourself.

4. Find Out What Works For You
There are many systems out there for learning how to recruit and sell. You need to find the one that works best with who you are and your personality. While there are some things that are the foundations of our business, how you do them is unique to you. Find yourself a teacher (there are many good ones online) or upline/mentor that can help you find your own style that helps you recruit the most people and sell the most product. That leads us to…..

5. You Can’t Do It Alone
You need someone that you can hold yourself accountable too. Someone who cares enough to be honest with you in love. Someone who will tell you when you are getting off track without criticizing you. Someone who is positive and can encourage you when you need it, but also kick your butt when you need it. Someone who believes in you and will invest in you.

6. Self Discipline, Hard Work and Being Consistently Consistent
If you are like me then those words do not give you the warm fuzzies. At one point in my life I probably would have consider them the enemy. I know now that they are they best friends that you can have, because they are the ones that are going to bring you to success. It is not one huge action that brings you to success. It is all the small, mundane actions done consistently over a period of time that will get you there. After a while they start to pile up and create momentum in your business, but first you have to pay the cost.

7. Focus On The Positive
You are going to hit obstacles, speed bumps and disappointments along the way. Solve the problem by choosing to focus on the solution, not the problem. Also this is a journey. Learn to enjoy each stage that you are in and be thankful.

8. Use Your Time Wisely
There are activities that will keep you busy but produce no results. Focus your time on the things that really matter like recruiting, developing your teams and increasing your sales. If you aren’t seeing results then drop that activity and focus on what you know works.

9. Don’t Quit
If you quit you will never succeed!!!!!! Success is like an endurance race and the ones that win are those who cross the finish line. It doesn’t matter what spot you cross just as long as you make it.

10. Believe in Yourself
As much as I can tell you that I believe in you (and I do) if you don’t believe in yourself it won’t matter what I say. This is something that only you can decide deep down inside of yourself. It is something that you fight to hold onto with all of your heart, mind, soul and strength. It will be tested, people will come against it, but ultimately it is your choice.

Choose to believe in yourself. Fight those inner demons that say you aren’t good enough. In fact, do more than that. Kick them to the curb and tell them to never come back. You are worthy and you can do this. That’s what you need to keep telling yourself. I try not to repeat myself, but this is worth repeating. I BELIEVE IN YOU. I know that you can succeed. You were uniquely created with special gifts and talents to succeed. The only one stopping you is YOU.

Make yourself successful today, start the journey that will lead you to heart’s desires and bring you joy.

To Your Success,
Love Ya,
Kim Thompson-Pinder

P.S. If you want help with your mindset and dealing with things like fear and procrastination then check out my book on Amazon, MLM Mindset Minutes: Proven Self Help & Daily Encouragement For Those In MLM http://www.amazon.com/MLM-Mindset-Minutes-Self-Help-Encouragement-ebook/dp/B00J3WOHKU/

 

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I wish that I could say that spring is truly here for those of us here in Canada, but we are still having some pretty cold days, so you just never know. I think that winter is just trying to get in its last digs before it finally has to let go.

It is nice to see that the snow is finally gone and days that are above 0 degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit) and it gives me hope of better weather days ahead.

For me spring is always a good time to review my goals and make action plans that will carry me through to the end of the year. Which leads me to today’s teaching…

One of the best ways to build your business is through continual action that creates momentum that creates results. The one thing about spring is that you can no longer use weather as an excuse for not getting out and promoting your business, well at least I can’t. I also find with the spring season that people are more hopeful and happy which makes them easier to recruit.

So I want to give you a formula for success that if you implement you will see results.
2P x 5DAW x 2W = 1R

Now at first glance this formula makes no sense. So let me break it down for you. The great thing about this formula is that you can adjust to fit your own situation.
2P = 2 People
5DAW = 5 Days A Week
2 W = 2 Weeks
1R = 1 Recruit

So if you talk to 2 people a day for 5 days a week for 2 weeks, you should get a recruit even if you are new to this business or have never recruited anyone before.

Over time as you practice your numbers will get better. For me it is 1 in 7 to 1 in 10 depending on the time of year.
So what if you want to recruit 1 person a week? Then just talk to four people a day. That is the great thing about this formula; once you know the basics you can create your future.

The other number to know is 1 in 20. For many companies that is how many people you have to recruit to find a really good leader that is going to help you move your business forward.

For me knowing those numbers has changed my life. It meant I no longer felt like a failure when things didn’t happen as fast as I wanted it to. It also meant that if I just stayed consistent and learned to accept the no’s that I would find the yeses. Those people who had the entrepreneurial spirit and would help me get to the top. If you were to actually do those actions continuously you could have approximately 26 people in your first generation, 2 leaders and 37 people in your second generation and 1 leader and 14 people in your third generation (77 people in total) from talking to 2 people a day and teaching your team members to do the same.

The main thing is to make the commitment to action and then DOING IT. Nothing will happen unless you take action and stay focused.

One of the things that helped me was to have an accountability partner who went out with me and wouldn’t let me off the hook so I had to do the actions. When I do the actions I see results.

If you are looking for lots of different ways to talk to people then check out Network Marketing Recruiting: 50 Fun, Low Cost Ways To Find Local Recruits and Customers for $2.99 (USD) on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HIFRO22
Recruiting doesn’t have to be boring. Find new ways to get results.

To more and more success,
Kim Thompson-Pinder

P.S. Don’t forget that tonight is the big night. Come and get free training on how to get recruits and customers and never have to worry about what to say to them. http://www.webinarfusionprolaunch.com/register/become-a-prospecting-master-today-eng-25174

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Here is what most MLMer’s are notorious for. They work really hard in the fall and Christmas season. They are so exhausted by Christmas time that they take January and February off and do almost nothing. By March they are starting to get back into it again and by May are starting to see some results. Then June hits and ‘Oh well’ it’s summer and I have too many other things I want to do like going to the beach and vacation and then nothing gets done. By the end of the summer they need money because their business has dropped off and they start the cycle all over again.
Wouldn’t be great if you just continually grew your business over the whole year and then just take several wonderful vacations throughout the year?
There is also the misconception that no one joins a MLM company in the summer so why bother even trying. If that were true then most companies would go out of business. Summer can be a slower time (because almost no one is recruiting), but that doesn’t mean that it is impossible to recruit someone. I do some of my best recruiting in the summer because people are more relaxed and less rushed.
Here is another thing to think about. Loss of momentum. If you truly want to build a business that is going to support you financially then you need to create momentum so that you move up levels. Stopping and starting your business over and over again causes you to…
1. Never get to the point where you hit momentum and make real money.
2. Every time you do it you actually get farther behind and it takes longer to just get to the point where you were when you stopped.
So what can you do? I know that you want to enjoy your summer. Who doesn’t? But did you realize that you can easily incorporate your business into your summer activities and that in many ways it is easier because you are around so many people?
When you got to the parks and beaches and stores, just make a point of talking to a couple of people about your business. That’s it. If you do you will have recruits throughout the whole summer and you will start off your fall way ahead.
I am a numbers person and love to see the results of things numerically. So think about this.
Say in June, July and August you talk to 2 people a day and recruit 6 people over the summer and let’s say that you earn $20/month from each person. Between September and December you will earn almost $500 from those six people alone. Wouldn’t an extra $500 at Christmas time be nice and that is only if those six people don’t recruit anyone. What if 3 of them just recruited 1 person? That is now 9 people and $700 extra dollars in your pocket by December.
You don’t have to make it difficult, you just have to be consistent. Take the opportunities that come along and just TALK TO PEOPLE and see the results. You will be glad you did.
“Kim, that’s great but I don’t know what to say to people.” I understand. I was the same way for a very long time.
Well I have good news for you. I am working on a project and it will be released in the next couple of weeks that is going to teach you step by step how to recruit people including what to say. So watch out for it.

To a spring and summer filled with consistency, momentum, results and success,
Kim Thompson-Pinder

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Next Monday night I am doing a Free Webinar where you can become a master prospector.

If you have been wanting to increase your customer base and get more recruits through Social Media and offline methods then you need to be on the webinar.

How would you feel if you could talk to anyone about your business and have them THANK YOU for it and…

Know how to make people instantly comfortable with you so that they will want to hear what you have to say.

This webinar will cover both. http://www.webinarfusionprolaunch.com/register/become-a-prospecting-master-today-eng-25174

If you are ready to Set Your Business On Fire in 2015 then you don’t want to miss this webinar because you are going to have the opportunity to work with me personally to make this your best year ever.

My success only truly started when I worked with someone who knew how to show me the way.

So register here: http://www.webinarfusionprolaunch.com/register/become-a-prospecting-master-today-eng-25174 and I will see you Monday night.

To Your Success,

Kim Thompson-Pinder

P.S. Thanks so much for all the survey responses and letting me know what it is that you want for your business.

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Just like we all have different personalities, different likes, different tastes in food, we also recruit best using different methods and the sooner you find the one that you are best at the better.
I love this quote by Albert Einstein.
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
Many times were are taught to recruit and we feel stupid because we just can’t seem to recruit in the way that the person teaching us is doing it and if that is you then you really need to read the rest of this blog post and be set free.
ANY AVERAGE PERSON CAN LEARN TO RECRUIT! So the first thing you need to do is to get that into your head that you can recruit people.
You don’t have to have magical powers, be naturally gifted or even popular.
You don’t have to be male or female, good looking or the one that everyone looks up to.
All you need to be is courageous, teachable and never give up and you will succeed. Why?
Because recruiting is a skill, not a natural talent and any skill can be learned over time with enough effort.
Now it is time to help you figure which type of recruiting is best for you.
Now the four main categories are:
Local
Offline
Social Media
Online
Let’s look at each one is a little more detail.
Local
These are activities that you do in and around your local community to build your team and is a very personal way of recruiting because the whole process starts with you talking to someone.
This is actually one of the easiest and best ways to recruit because it takes the least amount of skill and the least amount of time and money to learn how to do.
In fact with the right script and knowing where to go you can recruit your next person within a couple of days.
The great thing is that there are so many ways to recruit locally. You can do events, shows, home parties, job fairs or it can be as simple as going to parks, talking to people you come across everyday or even sitting on your lawn and talking to people as they pass by.
If you want to learn how recruit you next person locally in the next few days then check out my Recruit Your Way To Success In your Local Market https://kimthompsonpinder.com/recruit-your-way-to-success/
I have decided to keep it on sale a little longer at the $19.95 price tag (regularly $97) because the new course that is going to replace it is not quite done yet. So take advantage of this because the new training program will be much smaller and once I release it this one will be gong into the vault forever.
Offline
Offline methods are basically ways of advertising your business that include things like classified ads, radio, television ads and magazine ads. Using bulletin boards and other such things to let people know about your business and getting them to contact you.
Here is the downside to this method. It can cost you a lot of money to learn how to do it effectively.
Writing an ad that converts enough people to not only pay for the ad but also give you a profit is a skill that takes time and patience and money while you learn.
It can also be very exciting and addictive to see the words that you have written bring results.
It requires you to be able over a period of time test ads and ultimately come out with the winner that will build your business the fastest but…
It is a great way to recruit a lot of people once you have mastered it because it takes very little time and brings in great results.
Here is the main thing…
Count the cost before using this method and make sure that you prepared to put money out with possibly few results in the beginning.
Social Media
If you love people and love connecting and developing relationships, then social media is probably the best method for you because that is what Social Media is all about.
Now social media recruiting is not about posting everywhere, “Buy my stuff, join my team,” and even though you see it everywhere if you check most of those posts you will see no response and no engagement.
The better route is to connect with a whole bunch of people, provide value, position yourself as a leader in the know and then when the time is right introduce people to your business via private messaging and then if they are interested take off social media to a phone call or Skype chat.
Most people have this very unrealistic expectation that you can post something on Social Media and hundreds of people are going to click on the link and join their team without any effort on their part.
Like any other form of recruiting, there are skills that you need to learn to be able to recruit on Social Media.
Here is one of the big plus sides of Social Media, it doesn’t cost you anything to practice but time and you never run out of people to talk to.
Online
This is the lost difficult to learn and will cost you the most money and time with potentially no results in the beginning.
You will have to be very tech savvy and you will have a huge learning curve.
When I started on this journey I thought that my head was going to spin off of my shoulder with the amount of knowledge I had to learn in a such a small space of time.
Is it worth it?
Yes
The wonderful thing about online is that once you have it set up, you can automate it 90% of it and then just contact the leads to qualify them and have them join your team.
You will brand yourself as a leader through the use of your website and autoresponder (and if you don’t know what that is, don’t feel bad. I didn’t either when I first got started. I had to ask. Your autoresponder is your email system.) and then you will have to learn all the different ways to drive traffic so that a percentage of them will want to join your team.
So how do you know which one to choose?
When you read this post which one jumped out at you? Which one made you excited?
Still not sure?
If you really can’t a decision then start with local prospecting, even if ultimately you move on to others methods, the skills you learn using this method will help you recruit better using the other methods.

To Your Success,
Kim Thompson-Pinder

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Here is one of the things that I have learned in my journey to success. Energy suckers are everywhere and if you aren’t on your guard they will sap you of everything and leave you in the dust exhausted and emotionally unable to do anything but be frustrated.
What are energy suckers?
Well they come in different categories such as internal ones like…
Procrastination
Did you know it takes more energy out of you to fight yourself over what you should be doing then actually doing it?
Have you ever had a child fight with you over doing a chore and they end up spending double the time arguing with you over doing then it would have taken if they just do it in the first place.
You can fight yourself all day and keep reminding yourself that you need to make those phone calls and feel guilty and beat yourself up because you aren’t doing them OR..
You can get on the phone for 15 minutes make those customer and recruit phone calls, move your business forward and enjoy the rest of your day.
Double Mindedness
This one is very dangerous because you actually think that you are doing the right thing by not making a decision too quickly, but the truth is all it does is lock you in a cycle of self doubt and perfectionism where you never move forward because you never make a decision.
Did you know that making mistakes is a part of the learning and growing process in our business?
It is not a sign of failure, but of your true strength. To be able to make a decision and then accept responsibility for that decision positions you for success.
Successful people make lots of mistakes, they just never let a mistake stop them from reaching their goal.
They recognize the mistake, learn from it and then keep going towards their goals.
Not making decisions leaves you drained, emotionally and physically exhausted and sitting on a fence that you can’t seem to get off of watching others succeed and you don’t know why.
It is time to change that. If this is you, then start by making small decisions on a regular basis and over time you will be able to make the big decisions with ease.
Then there is the external category and that involves the people around you.
Family, Friends and Team Members
Do you have family, friends or team members who require a lot of time and energy, but don’t give anything in return?
Now I am not talking about your young children or very elderly parents. They cannot take care of themselves and do require our love, attention and support and they are one of the best investments we can make in this life.
What I am talking about are those people who should be able to take care of themselves, who are more than capable of dealing with life’s situations but are determined that everything has to be about them and their life.
You know the ones that are always creating drama and require your attention immediately, but when you need them, they can’t even lift a finger to help you.
Here is how you deal with them. You slowly but surely move yourself away from them. Don’t answer their texts, phone calls, emails or Facebook messages right away.
When you do talk to them start saying no to their requests, but give them ideas on what they can do to resolve the situation themselves.
Overtime when they realize that they can’t manipulate any more they will move on to someone else who will fall for it.
The truth is by giving in to it you are helping them. Sometimes the best thing you can do for them is to let them fall and figure it out for themselves.
You have the choice in your life and business to be caught in these things or to grow as a person and learn the things you need to become successful.
Is it always easy? No
Is it worth it when you have reached your goals and reaping the rewards of success?
Most definitely YES.

To Your Success,
Kim Thompson-Pinder

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Have you ever wondered why you can’t recruit like someone else when you are saying the exact same things that they are? Are there things beside the words you use that affect a person’s answer? Check out today’s video to find out.

Today’s Action Step
Before you even go to talk to someone make sure that you are relaxed and smiling and excited about what you want to present to them. It will make all the difference in the world.

To Your Success,
Kim Thompson-Pinder

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I hope that everyone had a great Easter weekend. It is always good to see family and friends and celebrate the goodness of God.

 Today’s blog post is going to be very short and sweet.

 Being thankful for what you have is a key ingredient in your success. Here is what thankfulness does.

 1. It allows you to enjoy the journey by recognizing how far you have already come.

 2. It allows you to put your focus on solutions to your problems instead of the problem itself. When you are thankful you can see how many times that the answer has come and allows you to believe that the answer will come again.

 3. Thankfulness keeps you centered in what is truly important. Success is not about what you have but who you get to share it with.

4. Thankfulness keeps you from becoming proud and arrogant. When you recognize that you weren’t able to do this all on your own and being thankful for it keeps you humble and able to help more people.

5. For those of you who believe in God being thankful opens you up to receive more from God.

 So if you are in a tough situation today or are experiencing difficulties in your business then take a step back today, look at what you do have and be thankful. You may feel like you don’t have much, but you will be amazed at how being thankful lifts you up and puts you in a great place to move forward.

 As I thought of things I am thankful for you are on the list. I so appreciate you taking you time out of your busy day to read my trainings and connect with me on Facebook www.facebook.com/haveyouhadenough

 

To Your Success,

Kim Thompson-Pinder

 

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