Hello! Today’s topic is mostly for my business partners, but instead of only posting it in our Facebook support groups, I figured I’d share it here so network marketing professionals in other companies can benefit from it.
So, building a business in 3 hours a day – sounds too good to be true? The truth is, most network marketers build their businesses on extremely part time hours around their full times jobs and family time, usually working during those dead hours of the week most people spend watching TV or scrolling through social media (I haven’t been a TV person for years, so that part’s easy for me. But if it’s not easy for you to give up, don’t worry, the time you “lost” watching TV – aka invested in your future – will be well worth it).
As a stay a home mom without a daily babysitter, I sometimes barely have a chance to make food to eat (much less to eat it). But my income more than doubled last year, and that’s typical of moms in my company. How do we do it? We make our plan, and stick to it. Here’s mine, for a typical workday. Keep in mind you can do this 5 days a week, or 1 day a week, as long as you’re consistent, it will work. I’ve pared it down to the essentials – the revenue producing activities – that really count.
Hour 1 (before kids wake up):
30 mins personal development (read a book like Go Pro by Eric Worre, The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson, or the like)
30 mins in your back office (checking numbers and planning who you will call today, praying over your customers and business partners, reviewing scripts, and planning what you’ll say when you call them).
Hour 2 (naptime and/or while pushing baby in the stroller – sometimes this is split between naptime and stroller for me):
On the phone following up with customers, contacts, and/or business partners, or
Teaching a class/product experience or
1-on-1 meeting with potential customer
Hour 3 (after dinner):
Prep for upcoming classes/product experiences/events you’re involved in
Teach webinars/online product experiences
Attend webinars for company-specific training or further product education
Schedule social media posts (try to schedule 2-3 days’ worth at a time)
Blog (if you have one)
But what if you only have 2 hrs a day? Then perform the Hour 3 tasks either a) only on days you do have a 3rd hour, or b) reduce each hour to 40 minutes and spend a little less time on each task. That’s the beauty of network marketing – you go at your own pace, and as long as you keep moving, you’ll be successful!
*I only have one child, so make adjustments if you have multiple kids. Also, this schedule works with my daughter’s current age (1.5 yrs) but will have to be adjusted as she grows up and does different activities/drops a nap/etc.
**This schedule is assuming you will prep meals, plan errands all for one day, and other time-saving habits to ensure you’re using the minimal time you have wisely. I’d plan for a babysitter (or husband or sister or friend) to take the kids for 2 hrs, once a week, so you can meal prep and write out your schedule for the next week. Then, you can pull homemade pancakes out of the freezer in the morning to feed the kids, and put dinner the slow cooker in just a few minutes time, to save huge amounts of time during the weekdays.
Was that helpful? Would you add anything to the key tasks I listed? Let me know in the comments!