Chapter 4: Three Websites That are a Goldmine for Recruiting
In the last chapter I shared with you the story of how I’ve recruited over 13,000 people in just 18 months (Click here to read chapter 3).
Today I’d like to share with you the “crazy stupid” part to my story that I’ve never shared with anyone until now…
I may have recruited over 13,000 reps, but I stupidly left a veritable fortune on the table while doing it!
You see, I’ve been so busy working on my businesses and so focused on bringing in new customers and reps that I’ve been completely ignoring one of the biggest trends in marketing in the world right now.
I’ve been so busy that I’ve left piles of money on the table.
And by “piles of money” I mean an extra multiple six-figures (conservatively) that could have easily been put in my pocket with little to no extra effort.
DOH! Very stupid on my part I know.
But when you’re busy running full steam ahead and doing everything you can, something has to get put on the back burner and pushed to tomorrow.
Unfortunately sometimes tomorrow’s projects keep getting pushed back another day and a vicious cycle begins.
Too busy to make an extra $200,000? When you put it like that, that does sound ridiculous now doesn’t it?
For the past couple of years now, I’ve been ignoring the explosive power of using social media as a marketing tool in my businesses.
I’m talking about Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve no doubt heard of these companies.
What you probably don’t know is that these three social media companies are the behemoths in the world. I’m talking about a prospect pool of 786+ million people around the world!
Want to expand your business globally practically overnight with nearly no work involved? Well thanks to these three sites, that is actually possible.
I’ve done some research into these three companies and here’s some fun facts that made my jaw drop…
Fun Facebook Facts:
Facebook alone has 600 million users and enjoys 25% of all US Web traffic.
Let me repeat that for you:
- That’s 600 million users globally. Chances are extremely high that not only are all of your friends on Facebook, but also your prospects.
In fact, the average Facebook user has 130 friends and 50% of users are on the site every day. Talk about an easy way to get into your new recruits warm market and help them kickstart their business.
- Facebook gets 25% of ALL Web traffic in the US. That’s 1 in 4 people surfing the web and using Facebook on a daily basis.
Facebook has gotten so big that they not only made a movie about it recently (The Social Network), but there are not so subtle or secretive rumors going around that they’re building up to try and take Google down in just a few short years!
Here’s a couple more fun facts about Facebook that should get you really pumped about jumping into social media marketing with me:
- Facebook is an International sensation. 70% of Facebook users live outside the US and the site is available in more than 70 different languages.
This means you can connect with people around the world and grow your business globally much easier than ever before, and at no cost!
- Think Facebook is only used by teenage or college kids? Think again!
Woman aged 55 and up are the fastest growing Facebook demographic in America.
Want to tap into the huge pool of babyboomer women with disposable income and looking for something to do in their ample spare time? Well look no further!
But just in case you had any doubts about the fact that social networking is where it’s at right now in the marketing world… here’s an exciting article I discovered on TechCrunch during my research:
Based on this month’s Alexa & Google Trends for Websites traffic data, Facebook has managed to overtake some local incumbent social networks in the past few months, particularly in Europe. The site [Facebook] is now market leader in 115 out of 132 countries.“
Other social networks on the rise: LinkedIn and Twitter.”
*Article and graph courtesy of TechCrunch.com
Let’s forget these facts about Facebook for a minute because sometimes the facts seem boring, bland and lifeless.
Sometimes we need to SEE the facts in action.
And thanks to Facebook engineering intern Paul Butler, you can actually see the impact that Facebook has.
Paul has created a stunning map of international human relationships using a ten million friend pair sample size from Facebook social graph data.
Essentially Paul took ten million Facebook users and created the below “graph” demonstrating how people are connected through their Facebook friends around the world.
Here, take a look:
How cool is that?
The Bottom-Line is: Here’s even MORE PROOF that Facebook can help you grow your business. In fact, I have to say that if you aren’t using Facebook then you’re missing the boat big time.
And thanks to my brand new Ultimate Qualified Prospect List Building Machine – the world’s first social-powered, fully automated sales funnel system, it’s not out of the realm of possibility for you to use Facebook to build a business that encompasses thousands of reps in dozens of countries by this time next year (the above picture is proof)!
But here’s the really crazy part… Facebook was only launched in 2004!
As crazy and exciting as all that is, Facebook isn’t the only successful and popular social networking site out there. Let’s take a look at one of the next most popular – Twitter
Exciting Twitter Facts:
Here are some of the exciting facts I discovered that are pertinent to us as marketers:
- There are more than 106 million accounts on Twitter.
- The number of Twitter users increases by 300,000 every day!
- Over 60% of Twitter users are outside the US.
- 45% of users are between the age of 18-34. 24% are 35-49 and 14% are 50 and older.
But even more exciting are household income statistics…
- 25% of Twitter users have an annual household income of $30-60k. 28% earn $60-100k and 30% of users make $100k+ a year!
In short, Twitter users are our ideal prospect and target market base. We’re talking about hip, technologically savvy people with a proclivity to share great products and services with each other.
But even better, they have the disposable income to invest and get started in your business.
I don’t know about you, but those are the exact type of people I want to market to and recruit as business partners!
- LinkedIn has more than 80 million registered users, spanning more than 200 countries worldwide.
- The average LinkedIn user is a middle aged man with no kids and a higher income and education level than the average person.
- LinkedIn is the World’s largest professional networking site.
Again, here’s a large, popular and heavily used social networking site that contains our ideal prospect and potential business partner.
I have to ask, why wouldn’t you want to take advantage of these incredible resources to build your business?
Now you can see why I said I was stupid for not jumping on these trends much, much earlier.
And maybe you’re like me and kicking yourself in the pants for lolly-gagging around about this. But you can’t undo the past so there’s no point in beating yourself up.
And besides, as I mentioned in Chapter 2: Why You’re Destined to Fail Despite Your Best Intentions (click here to read Chapter 2), there’s a limit to how much anyone can do in their business on a daily basis.
But now you’ve can get access to this “secret weapon” and use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to rapidly expand your business like never before!
Even more exciting is that this “secret weapon” requires absolutely no work or involvement on your part. It’s fully automatic.
In fact, my beta-testers experienced over a 400% increase in new customers and new reps joining their teams than previously!
Exciting results to say the least.
But the best part is I’m going to hand you this incredible new “secret weapon” of mine on a silver platter so you too can enjoy financial abundance like never before.
I call this new “secret weapon” the ‘Ultimate Qualified Prospect List Building Machine’ because it does just that for you — it builds you a list of qualified prospects for your business!
As we discussed in Chapter 1 — your success is based on your list of prospects (click here to read Chapter 1).
In the Chapter five, I’ll be sharing with you some of the exciting details of the world’s first Social-Powered, Fully Automated Sales Funnel System that:
- Automatically builds a list of qualified prospects for you…
- Automatically books qualified prospects to your company’s business briefing…
- Automatically connects you with all of your qualified prospects on FaceBook, Twitter, and LinkedIn without you having to lift a finger!
- And much, MUCH MORE!
Yours for success.
J. Joshua Beistle
CEO & Founder