In order to leave a footprint and generate leads everywhere you go, you need to be a person On Purpose.

There is a Posture to this process, which if you are a relaxed,
confident and communicative person will be part of your natural persona anyhow.

Network Marketing is no different to any other Business, in that you are wanting to
attract people to you, some of whom will like your services or products and wish to become a customer.

 

Now, the correct way to go about Marketing your Business is to be Marketing Yourself, with Attraction Marketing…

 

Leaving Your Footprint

 

It seems to me that on our journey through life, leaving a footprint is something many people would want to be doing in general as an individual.

It is a natural part of us growing up in our home, educational, social, work and leisure environments as we interact and communicate with people – I think we all like to leave our mark, whether it be as a leader or a team player or an individual within those places we frequent and the experiences we draw from them.

 

The footprints we leave behind us convey a message or memory to those following.

Now these footprints can be unconscious, especially if we are not aware of our own posture – but equally, we could be leaving a token of appreciation, interest, curiosity, help or connections for example, so those people in our wake have a choice to respond to our footprint.

 

Leave Your FootprintAny well chosen footprint is an asset to us, as an individual or as a business – I like to think of      them as a  Gem… something that sparkles in your wake, and reminds people of You!

 

 You are creating the Attraction factor and this is the first stage of lead generation

 

Attraction Marketing is something to be embraced Offline and Online. You may have                 experienced feelings of pressure and even humiliation when following techniques
used by others, often with seemingly good results with regards to generating leads.

But I think it is up to us to choose how we place our footprints … however or wherever  we place them, they are there, and will not get washed away by the tide.

I cringe at some memories!

And, each one must be left  with a true sparkle of part of us. Consider this your mission and you will attract more people to you.

 

Creating your footprint to Generate leads Offline

 

When you are in Network Marketing or own a Business of your own, one very important  aspect of your marketing  is to leave  a footprint everywhere you go (where appropriate), so that  the next person who comes behind you knows that you were there.

It is possible to adapt these ideas to suit your business.

How do you do this?  Here are some ideas:

 

  •  Business cards   You should have a good stack of business card with you in your purse/wallet.  I have heard of people leaving them inside books in bookstores,and on tables when leaving a restaurant… and there are many other places you can leave them for people to pickup,or pin to noticeboards in stores /schools / community centres  if you are permitted to advertise. A Business card is a personal thing too, and you should feel attached to yours and the message it gives to people reading it. I think it is very effective to hand them to people personally, if you have engaged them in conversation and you feel they could benefit from your service or product in some way

 

  • Catalogues/brochures
    Any time you are waiting in a service environment, and you have time on your hands…   So does everyone else!  Leave something for others behind you to read.  If you are in a doctor’s office, or any other waiting room, this is an easy thing to do. It may be appropriate to ask permission, and if that is denied, well…  nothing ventured, nothing gained!  Try somewhere else!

 

 

  • Flyers  You need to have your eyes peeled for every opportunity.  There are community boards that allow
    flyers to be posted for businesses.  If you walk past one, you’d better be leaving your flyer for the next person
    who walks past the board to see

 

  •  Samples If you belong to a company that has any kind of samples, package them in a clear plastic bag with a label
    that has your name and email /phone number.  It is a nice gesture to leave samples with, for example receptionists,
    garage / store assistants …   in fact anyone you get to talk with during the course of your day.It is a nice way to say
    thank you to someone who has helped you.You will probably make them smile and leave your footprint at the same time!

 

As you keep this footprint mindset, think of ways that you can leave behind SOME piece of your business EVERY time you leave the house

Please do remember, that my advice here is to do and say what comes naturally to you when talking to people – if you go out with a mission to improve their day with a smile, a chat and a footprint you will succeed.

If you go out to market your business you are not coming from an Attraction perspective and will probably feel uncomfortable and leave a Muddy Footprint!!

Look at creating your footprint in your local community, so people come to know you as a person first…  then they will genuinely want to know what your business is.

 

How to leave your footprint and generate leads Online

 

I say, work out your personal footprint for Attraction… and go about your business with a positive Posture and a smile on your face. Be yourself – interact with your friends on social media networks and your personal profiles, people in your business field, and utilize your skills to help others when you can, and everywhere make friends…

Be a person before your Business… it is more rewarding for you too – and people will Sparkle in your Footsteps

The one mistake I made in the beginning, that first week I joined a network marketing company,  was to  lose my personality,and turn into a mouthpiece for my new business.

I knew no better,  and was  following blindly in a path that works for some, but was not in alignment with my nature and had the effect of me doubting myself, but continuing to plough on thinking it would all turn out right in the end when I cracked the code!

Doh!

BUT… Online Is Fun!

Online networking is exactly the same as offline, except easier because you can reach so many more people… but just like in the real world, people will be attracted to you by Who You Are… so time to start making some footprints

ask yourself a few questions to focus your time and energies on the right areas for You.

  • who do I know online?
  • when I'm surfing online, where do I go
  • what are my hobbies/interests
  • what would I like to know more about

Notice, this is about you. Find some groups, pages, communities in the social media area of your choice, or forums – and interact there, join discussions, ask questions, answer questions… just be You – become a person people know and like and begin to trust because of your joint interests.

 

Where to leave your footprint and generate leads online

 

Leave Your Footprints

 

Then expand your reach of people by joining or visiting some business related places. If you have some business colleagues then ask for referrals for good interactive places… but use them so people get to know you, not to promote your business. You will stand out from the crowd this way.

 

Give To Others..

  • Like, Comment, Share – photos, quotes, personal stories
  • Be interested in what they are doing
  • Ask questions
  • Be consistent – little and often is a good way
  • Be Yourself!

 

 

  “One who walks in another's tracks leaves no footprints”

… Proverb

 

Remember…Every interaction is a footprint and many people will be seeing your name and comments, even if they don't comment too. Your aim is to attract people to you.

Don't choose too many – Look around for the right places for you – and Let people see you and get to know you – Show them you are around – Just keep leaving a trail

Don't visit anywhere without an interaction

 

Let Everyone See YOUR Footprint!!

 

Please let me know how You leave your footprints in the comments below

 

I look forward to meeting you in my Social Superstars Tribe 🙂

 

 

Jacs-Henderson

 

 

I have a Social Sharing Tribe on Facebook for Members to Share Blogs and Links to their Social profiles… Facebook … Pinterest … Instagram … Twitter … and Google+

So, if you are a regular Blogger, Online Marketer or Internet Networker… then please Join Us 🙂

You can read the Group Guidelines HERE

 

Jacs Social Superstars Tribe

 

 

I can also highly recommend my friends Lesly Federici and Monna Elithorpe who run The Power Blogging and Affiliate Club – you can visit PAC Here

 

PAC

 

 

 

“While it is well enough to leave footprints on the sands of time, it is even more important to make sure they point in a commendable direction.”

… James Branch Cabell

 

 


Jacs Henderson
Jacs Henderson

I am a Social Media Marketer, and my mission is to assist you to Build your Business Online using Social Media. Building Your Brand Online is both an Art and a Science and I have created Savvy Social Marketing with Jacs, where we can share value and learn from each other to perfect our Savvy Social Marketing strategies 😍I would love to welcome you there!

    44 replies to "Do You Leave Your Footprint Wherever You Roam And Generate Leads Behind You?!"

    • Merle Gibbins
      Twitter:

      Great post Jacs and like you I started out the wrong way and wondered why nothing was working but we learn from our mistakes. I must be doing something right now because I got a couple of friend requests from well known gurus !! I felt really honoured. Have a great weekend.
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      • Jacs Henderson

        Fantastic Merle! It’s wonderful to see friends progressing and hitting the Top Rank 🙂
        Jacs

    • Sue Kearney (
      Twitter:

      Great reminders/tips. Things changed for the better for me when I started “paying it forward” in social media — giving generously more than I asked for myself.

      My list, my practice, my referrals have grown and continue to grow with the exact ideal client I am meant to serve.

      Thanks for sharing this!
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      • Jacs Henderson

        Thank you so much for sharing that Sue… I think you hit the nail on the head there, people notice people who are giving. If we don’t give, then who will see us?
        Lovely to have you visit,
        warm wishes,
        Jacs

    • Jacs, I loved this blog. It had so many “gems” in it. Your statement, “The footprints we leave behind us convey a message or memory to those following.” is so true. What we leave behind must be lasting by resonating confidence and truth. I would love to have you be a guest on my Wicked Coaching Corner Radio Show on the Wicked Housewives On Cape Cod Radio & TV Network. Sharing!

      • Jacs Henderson

        Thanks Kathleen… you really ‘get’ the footprints message… and what we leave behind us should be part of us and that is what will attract others to us.
        Let’s connect on our social channels, I love the sound of your Wicked Coaching Corner!! I will be visiting your blog to find out more about your show and your business, and I thank you for your lovely comment 🙂
        Jacs

    • Linda Ursin
      Twitter:

      I definitely leave footprints online. Offline is a different matter. There are no places to network as a creative business where I live.
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      • Jacs Henderson

        Linda, I think you’ve got the footprint ‘vibe’ It’s about just keeping our eyes open, and not missing an opportunity to leave one!
        Thank you for your visit 🙂
        Jacs

    • Erika Mohssen-Beyk
      Twitter:

      Very nice Jacs ,
      it is true ,if people know you first it is better for your business.
      Leaving footprints ,I like this . Lets do it .
      You made very good suggestions how to do this.
      I like the quote “While it is well enough to leave footprints on the sands of time, it is even more important to make sure they point in a commendable direction.”
      it is very nice , the commendable direction 🙂
      Thank you
      Erika
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      • Jacs Henderson

        Thank you for those lovely words Erika… and that quote does hit a note! A commendable direction for others to follow is a wonderful way of living life and doing business.
        Leave those Footprints!!
        Jacs x

    • Suzie Cheel
      Twitter:

      Great post Jacs. Yes leaving our footprint is important just in life as well as in business. we often forget the imprint we make xx
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      • Jacs Henderson

        So right Suzie! How important to be conscious of the footprints we are leaving, in life and business. By sharing and giving people will see us and the right ones will be attracted to us.
        Lovely to see you!
        Jacs <3

    • Chery Schmidt
      Twitter:

      Hello Jacs, What a great article, this sentence alone says it all– “A Gem” Is something that sparkles in your wake, and reminds people of You!

      This post was filled with Awesome Advice! Loved it. Something important we all need to learn is people do business with people they know like and trust so BE THAT GEM!!

      Thanks for sharing… Chery :))
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      • Jacs Henderson

        Thank you so much Chery for your lovely words, I enjoyed writing this and really feel our footprint should sparkle in our wake, like your smile!

        That’s what attracts people and starts the KLT factor 🙂

        ~Jacs
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    • Marquita Herald
      Twitter:

      This is a great message Jacs that is relevant to so many different areas in life especially considering the medium that we’re using right now. For better or worse – anyone who does anything online is leaving a footprint because what you say lingers on and on … long after you’ve forgotten it, changed your mood or your mind, someone can and likely will come across it and form an impression of you.
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      • Jacs Henderson

        So right Marty, all our footprints are out there for all to see… it is good to always be genuine, and keep ourselves shining through even though our business may refine over the years and our footprints become more on purpose and postured 🙂
        ~Jacs
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    • Donna Merrill

      Hi Jacs,

      Love this analogy of leaving a footprint. That is going to stick in my mind forever!

      If we are genuine, and enthused about our business, we can sure make it work online. There are so many people trying to figure out how they can do it also.

      We need to be able to genuinely care about others. Once we do, we are transparent and if our business is a good fit for them, they sure will come and follow us.

      Thanks for a lovely post.

      -Donna
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      • Jacs Henderson

        Well, thank you for those lovely words… the footprint is a catchy way to remember the concept!

        Like you say, it is all about the impression we leave behind us and how we can touch people to notice us. If we keep at it, they will move towards us to find out more…

        just like friendships are built, where attraction leads to sharing, and then relationships

        lovely to see you 🙂

        ~Jacs

      • Jacs Henderson

        Thank you Donna. There is so much involved in our footprints, and our true passion and value will be the attraction element for others to follow us.

        Over time, as we move our businesses forward, our footprints will become bolder and really define our branding, but like you say, being genuine is always important.

        Loved your thoughts, thanks for sharing 🙂

        ~Jacs
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    • Kathryn Maclean
      Twitter:

      To go about Marketing your Business is to be Marketing Yourself, with Attraction Marketing

      I have business cards and flyers for my business. I liked the idea od the samples as well.

      Leaving my footprints. Great article.

      • Jacs Henderson

        Spot On Kathryn!! it is all about marketing ourselves. You are leaving great footprints. I always think it is a good idea to have something to physically give to people to remember you by… even if it’s only a personal card with your phone and email on… Samples are great in a product business, I use them.
        Thanks for dropping in 🙂
        ~Jacs

      • Jacs Henderson

        So right Kathryn, our footprints are our Marketing. It’s great to do this wherever you can if it is relevant to your business, just sharing ourselves even is the Attraction Factor 🙂
        ~Jacs
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    • vinton samms

      Hi Jacs,
      Leaving footprint is important and can apply both on an offline. I have been leaving them online whenever the opportunity presents itself. Have not done anything offline but got some take-ways from your post.
      Tanks
      Vinton
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      • Jacs Henderson

        Happy to hear you’re leaving your footprints… we should take every opportunity to share ourselves with people, then the business follows.
        Lovely to have you visit 🙂
        ~Jacs

      • Jacs Henderson

        It sure is important Vinton! As we progress in business, our footprint will become more refined and attractive to others as they recognise our value 🙂
        Thanks for you thoughts
        ~Jacs
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    • Miriam Slozberg

      Very important to bring up because if you dont leave anything behind to make others remember you and your services/products, you are leaving money, and lots of it on the table!
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      • Jacs Henderson

        Great point Miriam! If people don’t remember you, or recognise you or your work then you don’t have much of a business!!
        ~Jacs
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    • Sue

      Hi Jacs, I’m leaving behind two size 6 footprints here. They may not be big but they’re distinctly mine and they’ve got soul. Sorry, couldn’t resist the pun.

      I can relate to the cringe worthy early unproductive days of anonymous, copy/paste advertising.

      There are so many online places we can leave our mark. It may take time but the more you participate the quicker you get known.
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      • Jacs Henderson

        Love your footprints Sue! And yes, I think, like real footprints, our online branding footprints will develop and grow as our businesses become more defined and our sharing more focused and consistent.
        It’s great to look back to the wobbly ones and see how far we’ve come 😉
        ~Jacs
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    • Andrea Ansari

      Nice idea, Jacs. I vote for leaving only digital footprints. I’m not an offline person so I don’t work with business cards and all that stuff. Better to generate leads everywhere you post! 🙂
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      • Jacs Henderson

        I quite agree with the generating leads wherever you post online Andrea… love your footprint 🙂
        ~Jacs
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    • Lawrence Bousquet

      Great way to explain your purpose to running a business. I love the concept of a footprint as it forms well in our minds. What better way with attraction marketing but to plan your foot print.
      The other point of being yourself is so important in business. People can smell doubt and a week plan in others and are on high alert for it now more than ever. You really have to know what it is your doing and communicate it in an authoritative posture.
      Thanks for your insights.
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      • Jacs Henderson

        So right Lawrence… spending thought time planning your footprint to be authentic to yourself is key, and then communicating it with posture is perfect. You put that really well 🙂
        ~Jacs
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    • Monna Ellithorpe
      Twitter:

      Hi Jacs,

      What an inspirational post. This reminds me of one of my most favorite quotes by Maya Angelou:

      “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ― Maya Angelou

      I realize this quote is a little different from your post but there are many ways to leave “your footprints” behind you.

      Thank you so much for writing and sharing this post.
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      • Jacs Henderson

        How lovely Monna, I adore that quote by Maya, it runs through my mind a lot and yes, now you mention it, I relate it entirely to my post because your footprint is your brand and you… and how this ‘feels’ to people is entirely the point!!
        Thank you for sharing that new insight 🙂
        ~Jacs
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    • David Merrill 101

      You’ve given some great suggestions, Jacs, for leaving your offline footprint.

      It’s a bit less direct doing so online, but it all begins with the authenticity factor as you suggest.

      What’s great about branding yourself online is that you can expose that brand to so many more people, and through viral means.

      Whichever path you choose to tread, the key is to leave a nice clear footprint impressed upon it. That way, you can easily be followed.
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      • Jacs Henderson

        Indeed David… a clear branded footprint is the way to go!

        I love the online method which has infinite opportunities to share throughout social media and go viral 🙂

        ~Jacs
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    • Willena Flewelling

      Jacs, it sounds like your first training in network marketing was a lot like mine. Not only was unsuitable to your personality, but it probably didn’t sit well with most of the people you talked to about your business. The approach you’re using now is so much better, because it shows you care about the people you talk to.
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      • Jacs Henderson

        Yes! How things move on… well we do anyhow!! It is important to feel comfortable with what you are doing, and if it is not a reflection of the way you are then it may need to be adjusted!
        I have worked it out now, as I’m sure you have too 🙂
        Thanks for sharing your thought Willena,
        ~Jacs

    • Monisha Kapur

      Hi Jacs,

      Wow! What a fabulous post!
      You are so right- the footprints we leave are very impressionable- whether it’s business or personal.

      Thanks for sharing this wonderful post and perspective.
      Best
      Monisha
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      • Jacs Henderson

        Why thank you Monisha!
        Every day we create our Footprints, being conscious of what those are is very wise 🙂
        Lovely to see you…
        warm wishes
        ~Jacs

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