It’s true, there has never been a better time to build a network marketing business. We’re so lucky to live in a time where technology exists that helps us work smarter and not harder. But, we’ve also learned that not all network marketing tools are created equal. The BEST tools allow you to work your business on-the-go by leveraging the power of your mobile phone. We’ve tried many network marketing apps over the years, but the ones on this list are tried and true and provide the most bang for your buck (especially the free ones!).
Take a look at our go-to network marketing tools for running your business from your phone like a BOSS.
GREAT Way to Communicate 1:1 or With Your Team
Voxer – Free and Paid Versions
Combines the best of voice, text, photo, and video with walkie talkie (push to talk) messaging. Better than phone calls, faster than texting. Just push a button, talk and instantly communicate in real-time. You can also share text, photos, videos and your location.
Contact Management, Follow Up, Goal Tracking, Email Marketing Tool
myBeeHyve – Free and Paid Versions
This app works like your own “virtual assistant” helping you focus on what matters most in your business– building and nurturing your list. Ever since we started using myBeeHyve, our productivity and revenue generating activities have sky rocketed. Whether you’re just getting started or already a network marketing superstar, it will be a huge help and time saver for you. We’re done using spreadsheets, notecards, messy calendars, and thumbing though emails and messenger to keep up with communications because myBeeHyve helps us stay organized and productive.
Create Tasks and Activities – create follow up activities in the app and receive reminders when it’s time to follow up
Track Activity History – easily keep track of every touch point made in the past
Advanced Contact Search – quickly find and manage your list
Bulk Contact Import – add all your contacts one by one or by uploading in bulk; import contacts from your phone
Goal Tracking – set goals and benchmarks and track progress for yourself
Custom Fields – track activities specific to your business and audience
Send Bulk Email – specify which of your contacts need to receive specific email messages and announcements
Message Templates – easily send common messages by email or text.
Works on Desktop and Mobile – no matter if you’re on your phone, tablet, or desktop, all your data is synced and accessible
Send and Receive Money
PayPal – Free and Paid Versions
One of the best known secure ways to send, receive and access your money from almost anywhere. Enough said.
Graphic Design Tool
Canva – Free and Pro Versions
Canva makes content creation easy and fun! This is simple graphic design software that allows you to easily create beautiful content for social media, websites, presentations, posters, and more. Choose from thousands of pre-designed layouts and designs to make all of your content look consistent, clean and professional. Access Canva from any web browser and share your creations with other team members.
Social Media Tools
Of course, leveraging social media channels is a no-brainer for growing your network marketing business but choosing which ones to start on and focus on is the harder part. First, which channels are YOUR PROSPECTS spending time on? Second, which channels are YOU already most active on and enjoy using? The likelihood of you staying consistent and getting results will depend on these two matching up. If you’re not sure where to begin, we recommend you start with:
Facebook – Free
The World’s most popular and robust social media platform is a good place to start. Creating a personal Facebook profile, Professional Facebook Page, and/or Facebook Group will allow you to identify and stay in front of prospects, people you know, customers, and those on your team. See what other leaders are doing in your company to help guide your efforts while you get these up and running.
YouTube – Free
This free social media channel will host video to share on your blog, social media, and email marketing platforms. Video has become the most effective marketing medium for network marketers.
Social Media Posting & Scheduling Tool
CinchShare – 7 Days Free then about $8/month after
This tool helps you create, schedule, and share content on multiple social media channels from one dashboard. While there are many tools out there that do this, CinchShare gets the job done and is built with network marketers in mind. Schedule all of your posts for online events and easily copy and share the event posts with your team for easy duplication of effort.
Video Conferencing Tool
Zoom – Free and Pro Versions
We love being able to see our uplines, downlines, and prospects in real time using video conferences with Zoom. Through Zoom we can conduct team trainings, product or opportunity presentations, mentoring sessions, etc.
Tool to Create, Collaborate, and Organize Documents
Google Docs – Free and Pro Versions
Use this free tool from Google to create presentations, spreadsheets, forms, surveys, and documents and then share them across your devices and teams without the fuss of downloading and sending large files one by one. The documents you create also update in real time across all your devices and teams so you’re never duplicating work or losing track of the most recent version of a document.
Mileage Tracking App
MileIQ – Free and Pro Versions
MileIQ automatically tracks your driving mileage, so you can easily identify business trips. Whether you are meeting customers, prospects or team members, attending events or just making a weekly post office run, every mile adds up to a nice tax deduction at year end.
Whatever network marketing company you represent, it’s likely that your corporate office is investing heavily in new technology and apps. Stay on top of these announcements and check out the resources available to help you run your business from your phone.
Jennifer Turnage is an entrepreneur, business advisor, speaker and author of Honey, You Got This! Technology Made Easy for Network Marketers. As the Cofounder and CEO of myBeeHyve, she combines her experience from multiple tech company exits with her mission of empowering individuals to achieve financial independence through entrepreneurship. Download the FREE myBeeHyve app in the Apple or Google Play app stores to manage your prospects and customers with ease. Connect with Jennifer on LinkedIn, Facebook or Twitter for support on your entrepreneurial journey.