Wikaniko is a Network Marketing business. We are not ashamed of this, in fact we are incredibly proud to be this kind of business as everyone entering the business has the same chance of making it big. The chance is not based on luck, but on hard work, persistence and self-motivation.
Many people are wary of Network Marketing or Multi-level Marketing (MLM) and after the scams of Pyramid Selling, it is not surprising. But what does Network Marketing/MLM mean?
Well, I am by no means an expert being a relative newbie to the field, but in essence as a Distributor for a NM/MLM company you both:-
- Sell real products to real people, &
- Build a team of people who also sell real products to real people.
Personally, I sell products in two main ways – through delivering catalogues to customers in my area and taking their orders. They then receive the products and pay me. I also go to events (local shows, school fairs, Christmas fairs etc) and sell products there and raise the profile of the business. This can also be a good way to collect information on people who may be interested in the products or even having their own Wikaniko business.
There are loads of other ways to sell too – holding Wiked Bash parties at your own home or other peoples, taking products along to offices and having a stall or leaving samples for people to try and then place orders, encouraging friends and family to buy through your on-line shop, talking about our wonderful range of products on Social Media and getting online custom that way. In fact, the only limiting factor to how to sell is me and my imagination or knowledge. Wikaniko provide a great online training resource on how to market the products and even give fully-paid distributors a free Social Media Course. In addition, we have a great network of distributors who are always there to offer advice, give support and share their experiences (good and bad).
Team building I find harder. It can be hard to find potentially interested people – I don’t like to talk about the business at every social event I go to, especially not ones where I have the children, but I do from time to time. However, yet again the Wikaniko HQ Team help us along the way with warm ‘Leads’ – people who have replied to adverts saying that they are interested in this kind of work. You pay per lead, so no huge advertising costs there either. In addition, they even provide a suggested script and method for talking to Leads and how to follow up. So really, it is not hard – once you have braved that first cold-phone call that is! Once again, the more experienced and successful Distributors share their experiences so those of us who are new to the field get support, ideas and more. One person recruited 20 people to his team in June alone – it can work, if you stick at it.
How do they share – well, we have a fabulous Facebook Group, a brilliant Forum and many are willing to chat on the phone to give support to those who are genuine in wanting to do better, but are struggling.
Click on this link to see a Powerpoint Presentation to find out a bit more about Wikaniko, how we came about and how this fabulous business works. Win with Wikaniko Philippa
So how am I doing?
Well, I admit not as well as I would like. With two small children at home (youngest is 1 this month and is not the best of sleepers), recently moved to a new part of the country, partner still relatively new in his job, in the process of buying a house and generally getting to know the area, I am finding that it can be hard to find the time to put aside to my business.
That said, I am out cataloguing now and the children come with – we are meeting more neighbours which is fabulous and getting orders too. I also am doing a few events over the summer – by keeping to local events I am meeting more local people, and can offer free delivery of products – always a bonus.
I have plans….. Just need the time and energy to put them into action! When that time is right, I know I am with the right business as colleagues and the Head Office will support me every step of the way.