You have a home-based business, but you want to expand those underneath you in a down line of sorts. You will be surprised at how many people are looking to leave the 9-to-5 routine behind. Finding people who want to start a home-based business is not a difficult task, but it will take perseverance. Being able to take rejection also helps. In the long run, you will find it is worth your efforts.
Take business cards and brochures wherever you go. Work your home business opportunity into any conversations, if possible.
Purchase a magnetic sign for your car as well as an inexpensive business card holder, since people will not always have pens or paper to write down your number. This works as a 24/7 advertisement for people who are seeking a home-based business.
If you have kids, go to moms' groups, parks and playgrounds. There are many mothers who are looking for home-based businesses but do not know where to find them or what is legitimate. You can help them by presenting your opportunity to them in a casual, nonthreatening environment. Just present, but do not pressure. They know where to find you if they are interested. Do not risk ruining or straining relationships over your home-based business.
Go to local networking groups. Oftentimes, they will have only one person per field, so there is no competition among members, but you'll get the word out about your home-based business opportunity. Check with area restaurants and businesses about meeting times and dates. Often the local businesses will give you an invitation if you ask.
Join your city's chamber of commerce. This will let people know you have a home-based business, and you may find more individuals interested in joining you. The chamber of commerce often sponsors events a few times a year that you can be a part of, thus giving your home-based business additional exposure at low or no cost to you.
Have a home party or open house if the home-based business allows or warrants this. These can be a fun way to get to know your neighbors and let them know of your opportunity and how much you enjoy being in business.
Advertise your home-based business with your child's school newspaper. The parent-teacher organization will often sell blocks of advertising in various publications. The same is true for church bulletins, park-and-recreation brochures and local publications. Check in your area for more information and pricing.