With the perennial boom and bust cycle of the American job market, there are always going to be people who have decided that they’ve had enough and they want to strike out on their own, trying to be their own boss. These people, known as business opportunity buyers or simply opportunity leads are hungry for ideas and turn key businesses that they can buy into in order to create their own success.
Networking, as it used to be called, is a pretty thankless task. The conventional approach to networking was to start with the network of friends and colleagues that you already have; friends and family, your existing clients, your contacts at the squash club and so on. Most people feel uncomfortable pitching to friends and family, unless you have an unbeatable idea or concept, but if that was the case, then lead generation would not be a problem
This year I’ve seen a new trend with bloggers who have become network marketers. They are crushing it (making a ton of money) with MLM (multi level marketing). They are selling LipSense, LuLaRoe, Isagenix, doTerra and more. One of my friends has a work from home group on Facebook and shares ways for moms to make money from home. I think Facebook groups did more to help MLM than anything else. Now you have a captive audience to sell to and you don’t have to bug your friends with constant updates about how much you loooooovvvvveee your smudge free lip gloss – along with a ton of kissy selfies.
The reason I started Apache Leads way back in 2003 was that I was a Diamond level distributor for a San Diego based MLM company and had quite a large business. None of my associates had any access to leads, so that's how we got started. The demand for leads grew so fast that I had to focus on getting quality, affordable leads in ever increasing numbers.