Let’s Talk to Our Downlines!

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I don’t think of myself as an expert in building relationships with people in my downlines. But I’m constantly working on improving them.

As time goes by and downlines grow in different programs, many affiliates will find next to impossible building relationships with everyone individually, which admittedly creates a special bound. To emulate that, top affiliates and email marketers write their messages as a conversation with one person, not as a broadcast to many people. While the technique works, it isn’t a one-to-one conversation, but can become one. I believe the one-to-one communication can and sometimes should be initiated by the referral, in their own interest. An active referrer (sponsor) can offer invaluable help for quickly learning how to use the program you’ve just joined. And a different perspective than the program’s support team, which usually reflects the way owners/admins see their own products.

Have you noticed people in the downlines are called teams by many successful affiliates? That’s a nuance that makes a huge difference! Teams work closely together to achieve common objectives. If you consider your referral is nothing more than an affiliate id and should be fine by himself, that’s the wrong way to approach affiliate marketing.

Unfortunately, many programs offer a rudimentary messaging tool to their members, which doesn’t encourage communication at all. Just something that needed to be checked on the to-do list.

With the above thoughts in mind, I developed the internal messaging system (IMS) for Affiliate Hub. Designed to facilitate communication (conversation!) between the affiliate and his team on Adrian’s Hub, IMS allows segmentation (sending different messages to sub-groups of your team, based on their activity). This way you can encourage people to become active, congratulate and thank them for purchases which translate into bonuses for yourself as an affiliate and so on.

Conversely, if a sponsor is too insistent or keeps pitching, you as his referral have the option to block his broadcasts (and only broadcasts, not direct messages!) for the rest of the week.

It’s the first stage of leveraging the power of teams on Adrian’s Hub, with much more developments to follow in this direction. Again, Team = Sponsor + Referrals on our site with no intentions on my part to extend the concept to include more people.

Our members are already familiar with auctions for referrals from my own downline and now, perhaps it becomes more transparent the importance of building your downline on Adrian’s Hub or everywhere else for that matter, as long as you can decently build a relationship with your team.

IMS can be accessed from the Account -> Your Messages menu, after you join Adrian’s Hub, if you’re not a member, and activate your Private Hub.

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About Adrian Gurgui
Creator of AdriansHub.com, I enjoy working from home and having a flexible schedule. My mission: to grow myself, then teach and help others to step up and inspire them to offer help at their turn.

2 Comments on Let’s Talk to Our Downlines!

  1. Patsy j Payne--konnektions konsultant // March 22, 2016 at 4:54 pm //

    OH MY, Adrian
    I was thinking about this concept and was going to ask if U had written about it… Fortunately, I always look at topics before I ask U and look what I found!!!

    It’s the first stage of leveraging the power of teams on Adrian’s Hub, with much more developments to follow in this direction. Again, Team = Sponsor + Referrals on our site with no intentions on my part to extend the concept to include more people.

    Our members are already familiar with auctions for referrals from my own downline and now, perhaps it becomes more transparent the importance of building your downline on Adrian’s Hub or everywhere else for that matter, as long as you can decently build a relationship with your team.

    My thoughts, I have a new sponsor here at HUB, I was in the auction. AND, my new sponsor (not names to protect identity) has NOT used any mode of communication to “Welcome or says “Thanks 4 joining my team”…

    Communication works for my teams as I use HUB and CTP and skype as well as email to communicate with my teams. I have sent a couple of messages to the team I developed using the auction.
    That is a two way street, team needs to communicate back to Sponsor also.
    I have the same difficulty with the random referrals in most programs. LITTLE SUCCESS at two way communication.
    The primary success I have had is building long-term relationships.
    Interesting thought crossing my mind, when your sponsor or U as a referral, please return the communication. Building a relationship requires TWO-WAY communication.
    Thanks for reading and feel free to comment your thoughts.
    Patsy j Payne—konnektions konsultant

  2. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Patsy! Yes, that is the point of our new communication tool inside Adrian’s Hub. Nobody can be forced to talk, but it is in his or her own interest as an affiliate to do so.
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