How to Build a Successful Home Business from a Small Town
You live in a small rural community where you don’t know many people. How are you going to build a thriving Network Marketing business? The answer may surprise you because it’s easier than you think…
I started in a small town of 5,000 where I only knew a handful of people. My husband had just moved me to this little Hawaiian town and then he took off to Japan with another woman. Not only did I not know anybody, I was also an emotional wreck!
On top of all that, I was a white girl living among native Hawaiians who for the most part don’t trust white people. Oh, and by the way, I was marketing a weight loss program to a culture where it is considered beautiful to be heavy. Luckily, I didn’t discover that until after I had some success or I most likely would have never started.
Back to the question of how do you start a business in a small town? You do the same thing as you would in a big city, talk to people, talk to people, talk to people…you network like a maniac!
Every organization I’ve started in a small town has taken off like wildfire. Why, because everybody knows everybody else and they are usually a tight knit group. When something exciting takes off, everybody wants to get involved.
Not to mention that everybody in that small town knows somebody outside of that town. They have friends and family that have moved away and started families in other towns and they still have contacts from the places they’ve moved from. And don’t forget that the rest of the folks in your small town know people outside of that area.
The problem with so many people with little to no business experience is that they suffer from small thinking. This small thinking stops us from hitting big goals.
The first thing you have to do is attack the market that is right there where you live. Make your list of resources, which will have names of local people you know at the top. This list needs to start with at least 200 names if you are serious about building a successful business. This list is your biggest asset in the beginning. This list will naturally expand into the people you and your local friends know outside of your town.
You also have the option of working an advertising campaign where you purchase leads containing people who have expressed an interest in making money from home. With websites, conference calls, and a variety of other ways to expose your business, there’s nothing stopping you from building your team locally and thousands of miles away.
The fact is that many of the largest sales forces were started in small towns. I went from homeless to millionaire in 2 years starting from that small town in Hawaii. There’s no reason why you can’t do the same so get busy, start talking to people and watch your business explode!