Social Media Tribes and The Power of a Network Marketing Team Online

Social Media Tribes and the Power of a Network Marketing TeamCould social media tribes be the secret to success for network marketing online?  If you’re looking for high quality, targeted traffic to your website, it certainly can be!  How about the power of your network marketing tribe, are you leveraging the power of teamwork with your up line, side lines, and down line to push to the next level in your business?

“TEAM: Together Everyone Achieves More”

“Teamwork makes the dream work.”

You’ve probably heard these two quotes previously, but if you’re not taking them to heart and surrounding yourself with social media tribes and your network marketing team you are missing out on some powerful alliances.

I received a card today in the mail from my up line and there is a quote on the front of it that says:  “Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” Helen Keller

It really got me thinking of the power of having a tribe, a community of people who you can connect with to really have a much bigger impact than you can by yourself.  As network marketers we have several tribes we can be a part of.

Social Media Tribes:

If you’re building an online business you’ve probably heard about the social media tribes to help you syndicate your content online.

Tribes are groups of people who are in the same niche who are all creating an alliance to help promote each other and promote each others’ content through social media. This helps us to get new visitors and new eyes on our blogs and videos and really help us build our business.

I have really been active in a couple of tribes recently and noticed a huge increase in my business in a lot of different areas.

Benefits of Social Media Tribes:

  1. New traffic to your network marketing blog
  2. Pushing yourself to create excellent content. Your content has got to be top notch if your tribe is going to want to share it!
  3. Get new ideas and learn.
  4. Surround yourself with positivity.
  5. Surround yourself with successful people.  We are the average of the 5 people we surround ourselves with and being a part of a tribe has really helped me to better myself and I hope that I’ve helped to better them as well.

Your network marketing teams are similar to social media tribes!

Network marketing teams create the same type of environment that social media tribes do.  There are a lot of people who don’t fully utilize the power of their up line, side lines, and down lines within their network marketing team.

One of the neatest things about network marketing is that we all come into the business with different strengths and different passions.  And by working together as a team we get to leverage everyone else who is a part of the team.

I don’t know if this is unique to my company, (I suspect that it is not since network marketing is really an elevated profession to be a part of,) but being friends with your side lines, supporting your side lines, can really help you in growing your business.

Even if it is not directly growing your personal organization, your side lines are just like your social media tribe; they are there to help you play a bigger game, push you to reach your goals.  It’s a way to have some healthy competition and a way to really leverage your business and be able to reach out and help more people.

Please remember the quote, “alone we can do so little, together we can do so much” and think about the areas in your business and life where you can create a support system for yourself where you are held accountable, you are pushing your comfort zone and growing. Where you are supporting others and taking the focus off of yourself so that you can really stretch to the next level in your business.

If this brought you some value, please share it on twitter and Facebook!  You’re on a do-follow blog, so you’ll get some link love as a thank you from me if you leave a comment!

Heather C Stephens Clever Internet Network Marketing Tips

P.S. Please share in the comments: Are you involved with social media tribes and  if you are, how have social media tribes helped you in building your business?

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  1. Hey Heather

    You are definitely stepping up your game.

    Working together is synergistic.

    First participating in tribes has allowed me to meet people like you.

    Second, I learn so much from all of great blog posts.

    And finally you are right, it causes one to step up their game.


  2. Heather C Stephens says:

    Thanks Peter!

    You said it so well, social media tribes are very synergistic! I’m thankful to have met friends like you too! What a great group of positive people we have in this industry and a tribe is one easy way to get to know them!


  3. As you can imagine, I entirely agree with your post, Heather.

    No man is an island. It’s especially true in network marketing; no wonder it’s called that.

    Hope to see more and more folks realize it.

    Ana Hoffman

    • Heather C Stephens says:

      I’m sure, Ana, tribe leader extraordinaire, you agree with me!

      Thank you for your comment!


  4. Hi Heather,

    I completely agree with you here.

    Becoming involved has helped me connect with, and learn from, so many awesome marketer. But the real eye opener for me was when I started pushing myself to improve the quality of content I was putting out.

    Great post, you read my mind. 😉


    • Heather C Stephens says:

      Hi Susanna,

      There’s really nothing like a few great pacing partners to make us play a better game! Thanks for giving me something to strive for!


  5. Hey Heather! What an awesome and detailed post on Tribes and the true benefit to creating them! I agree with everything you shared here… It is so amazing to see more and more Online and Network Marketers everyday heading towards Tribe Syndication and building true Tribes and Relationships online! 🙂 Thanks for the great post girl!

    • Heather C Stephens says:

      Thanks for the comment Jennifer! I always love seeing your pretty face here on my blog…your comments are pretty great too! I’m excited to see what will come with all these great relationships down the road. I see some pretty awesome joint ventures and collaborative projects coming down the line!


  6. Hi Heather,

    I have been involved in a few tribes pretty much from when they first started to make their appearance on the Internet scene.

    Besides meeting and interacting with like minded business entrepreneurs one also learns so much from others and all for free. Secondly sharing the load to help each other with a common purpose is smart working too.



    • Heather C Stephens says:

      It seems to me that you’re so ahead of your time…all the time Marcus! Thanks for leading the tribal trends!


  7. Heather, you certainly put a lot of thought into this post.

    I have noticed that since I’ve become a part of a couple of tribes, the traffic to my blog has increased quite dramatically.

    I personally have benefitted from the interaction with others – the “professionals” in network marketing you mention.

    Interacting with tribes definitely helps to focus your thinking & to elevate your “game”… those who choose not to become a part of a tribe are doomed!

    Stay inspired.

    • Heather C Stephens says:

      Hi Michael,

      Doomed? Probably, but I’d bet they are the marketers who need to be enlightened to the social media spamming their doing too. It seems to me that the most effective marketers are part of tribes already…you know the ones who add value to social media instead of spam. Hopefully by leading with example tribe members will be the light the others need to have success in their online network marketing home businesses!

      Thanks for your awesome comment!


  8. Hi Heather,

    I love your video post about tribes just like I love the tribe idea. When I first started, I paid attention not to share too much and often until I realized that this behaviour comes from lack thinking. The more I got rid of this type of thinking, the more generous to others I became and the more abundance came into my life, slowly but gradually.

    Thanks for a great reminder.

    Take care


    • Heather C Stephens says:

      Oliver, you’re such a go giver!

      I must not have known you before you became an abundant thinker because I’d never have guessed that of you! You always blow me away by how much you share in your posts!

      Thanks for contributing your thoughts!


  9. Hey Heather,

    I totally agree with you on the Social Tribe aspect and actually the entire post, I feel so fortunate to be part of the tribe that I am with, the knowledge, the support and the welcoming feeling that everyone brings to the table is just simply amazing! I do not feel that I would be where I am at today without the support of others…..

    • Heather C Stephens says:

      Hi Robert,

      Would any of us be where we are today without the support of others? I think probably not. I feel fortunate as you do, to be with the tribe!

      You’re amazing!


  10. Hi heather – its definitely the buzz label of the moment – Seth Godin – Chris Anderson and many other pretty sharp networkers have been advocating the power of the tribe for sometime and there’s real momentum kicking in as is evidenced with your contributors – I recently posited a cautionary word on a recent Blog that whilst tribes are great collectives for sharing – reciprocation and endorsement they need to be also tempered with maintaining the individual creative touch (branding) so’s everyone within their tribe of choice keeps their identity and the tribe doesn’t become a herd!!

    Cheers thanks for sharing really enjoyed Kiaran

    • Heather C Stephens says:

      I totally agree with you, Kiaran, that we need to stay true to ourselves and not sound like everyone else in our group! I liked the visual of a herd!

      Thanks for your comment! I always enjoy reading your thoughts!


  11. Heather,

    What a wonderful post that focuses on teamwork and sharing! For some reason these old song lyrics popped into my head when reading this…”for united we stand, divided we fall”…now I’m going to be humming that for days…thanks!!! 🙂

    • Heather C Stephens says:

      Hi Karen!

      You’re welcome for the song in your head…I think?! Hopefully it wasn’t annoying after a while, like they get for me!

      I’m honored to team up with you!


  12. Hey Heather,

    Really enjoyed your video. Association with the right people is definitely a powerful thing. It will make you. Association with the wrong people will break you.

    I found your take on sideline support really interesting. In my company, sideline support is strongly encouraged and we have a built a wonderful family culture there. However, in a previous company I was with, talking to a cross-line was a big no, no. Whenever I struck up a conversation with a cross line at a meeting, my sponsor would always rudely interrupt. It was insane. They didn’t even have an answer as to why. I understand the concern of cross line recruiting, but that’s just ridiculous.

    Great work Heather. Everyone in your circle should support each other, whether its going to benefit you directly or not.

    Have a great day,

    • Heather C Stephens says:

      Hi Wayne,

      I am so surprised to hear that about your previous company with regards to the sideline support! What an odd thing. I would have thought that it was a pretty universal thing in network marketing because it would help everyone succeed. Wow…guess we’re pretty lucky, huh?!

      Awesome comment you left. Thank you for it Wayne!


  13. Hey Heather,

    Awesome post and great video. You are completely right. Since I became a part of a couple of tribes, my blog traffic increased and I love interacting with the like-minded individuals. And I’m learning a ton!

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    All the best,
    Mavis Nong

    • Heather C Stephens says:

      Thanks for the comment, Mavis!

      Traffic has increased tremendously and honestly, the best benefit is the association with others for me because it’s helping me to be a better marketer by giving me the chance to continuously learn from others and get to know them, their marketing styles, etc.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  14. Thanks for the reinforcement Heather, I just (two weeks) joined a Tribe and now I’m wondering why I did not do it sooner. These guys are great, have very good training and you learn so much just by visiting others blogs. It means you have a band of brothers and sisters for some support. It gives you a chance to help others and see them do better, give someone else a leg-up is more enjoyable than just trying to make yourself look good always. I like Tribing and plan to make it a major part of my online activities. And I’m mot doing so bad on my own, just like it.

    • Heather C Stephens says:

      Hi Bruce,

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts! Tribes are a huge way to jump start your business. I know I wouldn’t be where I am right now without a little help from my new friends online! I can’t wait to see what comes of all this collaboration too! I see great things in our futures!

      So happy to have you here, Bruce!


  15. Heather tribes are really a great concept when properly applied you want to make sure you participate in one where the commitment level is consistent with yours as far as dedication. We are part of a great one where people really do their part I am also looking into TSA have a great weekend.

    Steve Shoemaker

    • Heather C Stephens says:

      Hi Steve,

      I’ve joined TSA but I haven’t had the time to really figure it out yet. I’d love to know what you think and how it works!

      Thanks for your awesome comment! 🙂


  16. Hey Heather,

    Great post, wonderful sentiment… the power of the group energy created when people with a common interest or goal is not to be forgotten or ignored.

    Humans are naturally tribal, we align ourselves to groups, clubs and organizations, and network or online marketers are no exception to this.

    I’ve personally gained so much from the tribes I’m involved with, both from absorbing the value shared by others, putting myself out there and making new connections, and as you so rightly say, making sure that you’re putting out the best work you can to share with your tribe.



    • Heather C Stephens says:


      I’m thankful that being part of tribes has connected me with people like you and the others in our group who have helped me to stretch and grow. 🙂 It’s a blessing to be a part of.

      Thank you for your comment!


  17. Hey Heather…

    Great post, I totally agree with all the benefits you mentioned about having a social media tribe. The fact that you can get a lot more exposure is great.

    Thanks for sharing
    Talk soon

    • Heather C Stephens says:

      Thanks for the comment and the exposure, Hector! You’re blog is always a treat to visit and comment on!


  18. Hey Heather,

    There is power in working as a team. Being part of a tribe will increase your exposure and improve your blogging skills.

    Plus, you learn a heck of a lot of info…

    Chat with you later…

    • Heather C Stephens says:

      Thanks for the comment Josh,

      I’m honored to be in a couple of tribes with you! I’ve enjoyed your blog and your comments on mine! 🙂



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