Human Nature – We are all Social Creatures

Face To Face

Internet & Computers and Technology is awesome only when it benefits everyone. But I see too many people just stuck in front of their monitors and thus getting away from the face to face aspect of socializing.  If you are a business owner or aspiring to be one, this is the most important article you will ever read.

Build your Business Face To Face

We have seen over the last 2 years a large number of home based businesses and network marketers turning to the internet to grow their businesses.  Have they really succeeded?  My guess is 99% of them have not, and the reason being they never step out of their comfortable homes and laptops, and ipads, to actually meet their distributors or customers and build meaningful relationships.

The internet is a great medium to generate new leads, customers, connect with old friends and make new friends, but you should eventually drive that OFFLINE and go out to their homes to meet face to face and build a great bond.  Because, when times get rough its that bond which will keep your business moving forward.

Where is the easiest and highest possibility to meet someone face to face? In your local area !

What strategy will you use to meet people in your local area ? Choose one or all of the following:

  • Shake The Hand – The simplest and most basic – Get out of your house and while you live your life shopping, filling gas, post office, etc, you will come in contact with people and say “hi” and start up a conversation.
  • Use Meetup -  The world’s largest network of local groups. Meetup makes it easy for anyone to organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 2,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities.
  • Google Places -  Attract new customers to your local place of business…  a more product centric approach.
  • Facebook - Find or make new friends locally in your area. (go to edit contacts, click on find friends, click on “Other Tools”)
  • Facebook Fan Page – Create your own fan page and setup ad campaigns targeting people in your local area. Also look at my social media monetization post.

I personally like Meetup’s idea to foster local groups and an easier transition from online to offline face to face meeting.

I have been to several meetups and I organize my own meetup groups too. Its fun, it all starts online where you get to know a little bit about the event, get to know someone new in person at that event, know what they do, share ideas or offer to help or if they are looking for a business we can recommend a few based on their likes and situation.

There are several different types of meetup groups you can join based on what you are looking for.

If you are looking for a home based business opportunity, or to learn business building skills, or learn how to market yourself as a business owner, or learn Leadership skills, learn and implement Success Laws, Law of Attraction, online marketing, sales, or share business ideas and simply network and make new friends, I suggest you join The “VA-DC-Small-Business-Opportunities” meetup group by filling out the form below..and come see me face to face!

Best regards,

Like this post? Subscribe to my RSS feed and get loads more!