BNI Elevate is a one million dollar a month networking community organized to help our members make more money through structured collaboration and referrals.
And everyone joins Elevate because they want easy referrals.
And they get those.
But direct referrals are just the tip of the money iceberg.
And if you don’t employ advanced networking tactics, your revenue will always be severely limited.
So how do you leverage Elevate beyond direct referrals?
As you know, I’ve been the number one rated web firm in NYC on Google Reviews for the last decade and I get a lot of business because of that.
So I was thinking where else can I get leads because of my reputation and highly rated reviews.
In my business there’s a website developer directory that gets a lot of traffic from people looking for website services.
It’s called UpCity and e9digital was buried 10 pages deep in 2021.
So last year, I reached out to all the Elevate members that have done business with me over the last decade and asked them to leave me a 5 star review there if they were happy with my service.
And with just those reviews, just those reviews, in 2022 e9digital rose to the top 1% of all web firms in NYC and nationwide.
And then last month, we were informed that we are in the top 1% again for 2023.
And for the last 2 years, I’ve been getting sales leads and revenue from UpCity because those member reviews boosted me to page 1.
And that means that I credit all of that revenue to Elevate because without your support and without your 5 star reviews, that marketing channel would yield $0.
So start thinking about how else you can leverage Elevate beyond direct referrals and I guarantee that you will make more money.