I recently interviewed Angela Paige. Angela is a self proclaimed “Network Marketing Mompreneur and Personal Development Junkie”. The recent economic decline coupled with the birth of her son required her to seek new financial endeavours. The opportunity she came across has allowed her to find health and wellness along with the income to be a stay at home mom.
Read the interview below to see how Angela built and maintains a strong personal brand and presence across the web. Her advice on choosing a company that aligns with your personal philosophy as well as your established lifestyle is a must read. Find out how she achieved this and what you can do to find that same balance in your life.
Angela thank you so much for taking some time to join me. For those people who may not be familiar with you, could you give a little bit of an introduction on how you arrived in the direct selling space and what you were doing before hand?
Before working in direct sales I was working as a Landscape Architect. Things were going great for a time but as soon as the housing market tanked so did my job. I was laid off of my job and had to figure out what to do next. Jobs in my industry were no longer available like they once were. Not to mention shortly after getting laid off my husband and I started our family, so my next move was to reinvent myself.
I wasn’t sure exactly how I was going to do that but after my baby was born it all kind of fell into place. I needed a way to transform my health and wellness and take off the baby weight. I wanted to be able to be a Mom who set a good example for my son, a Mom who was home with my son and a Mom who had the energy to keep up with my son.
I found the company I am with now and their products and philosophy completely changed my life. Because of the transformation I had I knew this is where I was supposed to be and decide to join the company. It has given me the chance to help other people transform their lives and be the Mom I want to be.
The direct selling industry has a timid relationship with the Internet. Some companies have strict policies and procedures that limit or restrict use online or in social media networks. Other companies take a more liberal approach to Internet marketing. At what point did you chose to embrace the Internet to grow your business and your brand?
I embraced the Internet even before I started with the company I am with. I knew that my skills and interests fit with a company that was not strict or restrictive and that would allow me to be myself online. I knew the amount of people that you can reach and connect with online and I really wanted to use the Internet to help build my business.
Before I jumped in with both feet I learned what I could about different ways to promote myself and my brand online. I knew a lot before I got started but it has been a learning process as there is so much to know and things are always changing and progressing.
The “Angela Paige” brand seems to have very broad coverage across the web, I see you on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Youtube. How do you manage to keep everything tied together, and what advice would you give a new distributor or consultant on getting their foot in the web marketing door?
I worked hard at creating a consistent brand across all the social networks, as well as connecting each of my networks. I have my own philosophy about building your business that I like to call the C.A.B method to building your business. This is what I would recommend to new distributors.
The C.A.B method is my acronym for Credibility, Action and Brand. So what I would recommend is to build your credibility by building your network and giving and sharing value, taking massive action and creating a strong personal brand.
If you could go back 5 years, to the spring of 2006, how would you approach Internet marketing differently than you did the first time around?
To be honest I don’t know that I would change much if I went back 5 years. Obviously technology has developed a lot in the last 5 years. I embrace and use technology for sure, but the heart of the business no matter what will be networking and building relationships. No matter what technology comes along you have to understand people and how to network.
If you could only spend 30 minutes a day online for your business, what would you do to make the most of that half hour?
I think the most important things you can do in your business is to network and build your list. So I would spend that 30 minutes networking with people, interacting with my list or working on ways to build my list.