MLM is normally a highly social business. In essence, you create a large network of partners all aiming to sell the same product. The large income comes from a large organization. However, people with social anxiety, like myself, find MLM almost impossible to build traditionally. But, there’s great news! Here’s the Best Network Marketing Business for People with Social Anxiety.
Introverts in an Extroverted Business
When I joined a MLM company in 2014, I pictured my sponsor calling me and forcing me to do 3-way calls and call a lot of people I didn’t know or want to call, so I basically blocked his phone number right away. I was already an affiliate marketer and just wanted to share my MLM opportunity links online and get paid.
So, I set out to learn how I could do just that, share my links everywhere. Along the way, I discovered what “spamming” was and got locked out of Facebook and Twitter regularly. It wasn’t until I learned how to create valuable content around my opportunity links that I started to get leads and signups. I created a blog and a YouTube channel and began creating a lot of content just like the MLM trainers who I learned from everyday. This is how I avoided people essentially about my MLM business, but started to grow it anyways.
About 6 months of building my MLM business without much luck I asked my other sponsor if it was really just about getting a ton of leads and letting the automated recruiting system of the company close them. He said definitely, so I set out to learn how to generate as many leads per day as possible. I created more content, and I learned how to automate a direct message that went out to all my new Twitter followers that worked well in generating leads.
Eventually, I was up to 10 to 20 leads per day. My business began to grow. All I had to do was generate leads and the company I was in emailed my leads for me, urging my leads to upgrade. I’m still in a MLM company today that has an awesome sales funnel that emails my leads on a daily basis for me.
Social Anxiety and Autism in MLM
When I was 8, I started to rock back and forth on the floor while watching TV alongside my parents. It comforted me somehow and I started to “rock” a few hours a day, mainly after dinner while listening to music. I became a loner and was happy just listening to hard music, rocking, and escaping into my imagination.
When I was 17, I discovered alcohol and that blew my mind. It was amazing, until it turned against me a few decades later. I basically wanted to escape something my entire life and never really developed social or coping skills. You can say I had a mild form of Autism or Asperger’s.
So, when I was 42, I wanted to make money from home because I was tired of flipping burgers for a living and people were making me nervous. I discovered MLM while looking for a natural supplement for anxiety. 37 years later, I still rock as I listen to music but I stopped for 6 months and meditated instead, and I might revisit that soon.
How to Build MLM Hands-Off
So, over the last 5 years I have generated 60,000 leads and have recruited 800 people personally without really using the phone or email at all. Most of them came from finding my blog on Google and were ready to sign up anyways because they were looking for a new opportunity.
Content marketing or “attraction marketing” is probably the best way a person with social anxiety can grow their MLM business online with little contact. But, it’s very important to find an MLM that has landing pages for their reps that is attached to an automated email system. Then, just start creating content and buying MLM traffic and you’ll be set.
Conclusion for Social Anxiety in MLM
I would also get help because I think social anxiety can keep getting worse the more you hide from social situations. I just started seeing a therapist who uses CBT. You can also check out the Anxiety Workbook on Amazon, it’s really good.
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