Prospecting is one of the many ways to generate leads for your network marketing business. Before the advent of social media network marketers do this offline by approaching people and try to prospect them to their business.

This type of prospecting has now been brought to online and majority of network marketers are primarily using Facebook to find prospects for their business.

On my previous blog post here, I’ve given specific steps so you can find the perfect prospect your business so that you can utilize your time and effort effectively.

Once you’ve find your perfect prospect it’s time to have and initial conversation with them.

In this blog post I will give you 5 steps on how to start a conversation with your prospect with a guaranteed higher response rate.

Step 1 – Send a Personal Message with Their Name on the Subject Line

Example: “Hey Christian!”

As simple as this step may be, this is where most people mess up. It’s totally understandable that you immediately get out there and promote your business but in order to fully utilize this strategy effectively you need to have a little patience and be willing to slow down.

You have to pay attention and get to know your perfect prospect first. In order to do this you need to send them a personal message with their name on the subject line.

Doing this will set you apart from amateurs and your prospect will know that it’s a personal message rather just a copy-paste message like most spammers out there.

Step 2 – Look at Their Profile And Find A Common Ground

Approach them with something that you can relate to them.

Step 3 – Make The Initial Message Just A “Hello!”

This is a crucial step because this is where you’re going to break the ice on whether your prospect will respond to you or not.

Under any circumstance, DO NOT GIVE ANY LINKS no matter what they are. Whether it’s your fan page or your website, don’t ever include that in your initial message. Sending out links will set an alarm to your prospect and you don’t want that to happen on this stage.

Make it very personal.

Step 4 – Tell Them Why You’re Messaging Them

Be sincere. Take the time to learn about your prospect before pitching them or bringing up your business.

Step 5 – End Your Initial Conversation with This Message

“Just curious, but what do you do?”

Unless it’s extremely obvious on their profile do not send “what do you do?” because it will show that you didn’t have the consideration to look at their profile.

That’s the initial message.

Again, do not post any links of any kind at this stage. Make it very personal. You want to get a response.

Did This Help You? If so, I would greatly appreciate it if you commented below and shared on Facebook.

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Christian Carpeso
Christian Carpeso

Christian Carpeso is an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) currently based in Dubai, UAE. He's also the owner of the website where he constantly publish articles that helps network marketers how to generate leads and recruit using the internet.

    9 replies to "Facebook Recruiting Secrets – Starting a Conversation with Your Prospect"

    • Jose Sievert

      Awesome tips from start to finish! Thank you Christian! Glad to see another Filipino being a part of this movement!

      • Christian Carpeso

        Proud to be Pinoy here!

    • Tessa Schaar

      Great value, that is how you should do it. So many people do it wrong that is so bad!

      • Christian Carpeso

        Yup! And it’s our responsibility to let other people know how to it correctly so they can have amazing results too. Thanks for dropping by Tessa! I hope you visit again.

    • Julie Syl Kalungi

      This is a very value way of approaching a new person online. I dont look at everyone as a prospect, rather a potential friend and someone we could have a mutual interest…as I get to know them more I find out what they like, dislike, have going on the problems they face etc Which help me segway into offering a solution to their problem or pointing them to a possible solution. As any friend would do!

      Friends dont spend all day trying to get someone to buy their stuff…friends buy from their friends without being asked or chased…a mistake lots of NMs do! Awesome share thanks man!

      • Christian Carpeso

        It really goes back to having your prospect to know, like and trust you. Basically building a relationship with them first.
        That was a lot of golden nuggets there Julie. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog.

    • Marko 'X Ray Cat'

      Thanks Christian for sharing these simple and powerful tips.

      Very good advice that will help many people start the conversations the right way 🙂

    • Sheena

      great step by step training on how to recruit on facebook

      • Christian Carpeso

        Thanks Sheena for dropping by and leaving a comment.

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