When you’re new, your first year will be slow. Allow yourself time to learn the skills required in this industry. What is the message of Network Marketing, and what are you really selling? The product you’re really selling is more freedom, more time and financial independence. With a network marketing business you can earn part-time or full-time income from home, on YOUR schedule. An average person can free himself from his job and get out of the rat race for good. As you build assets over time (your network), You teach others to do the same. What you’re really selling is reliable residual income for the long term.
Too many people see Network Marketing as a “get rich scheme.” No, not quite. Sorry folks. Yes it is the road to riches. But it grows very slowly in the beginning, and that’s where most people quit. It’s often quoted that 95% of network marketers fail, hence many people perceive that MLM is a scam. In fact, it’s more accurate to say that 95% of network marketers Quit!
Of course, you’re not concerned with quitters, because You are committed to succeed. You’re looking for answers and solutions. You already know you can start an MLM business for low cost and low risk, and that it has the potential for creating a 5-figure income each month in residual income. Now that’s worth working for.
So how do you stay sane and undaunted while you’re in training, feeling rejected, making zero income or maybe earning tiny checks from your MLM company? Here are a few tips…
1. Be Authentic
One-on-one relationships play an important role in your network marketing business. People want to work with someone whom they know, like and trust. Your prospects desperately need a real person who will guide them and show them how to succeed. Become that person and offer value. There is only one You, so stand out. Sell yourself.
2. Generate Income From Several Income Streams
Insufficient funds is the number one reason home businesses fail. Learn how to generate income from prospects even if they don’t join your MLM. Sell your marketing system. Everyone craves good, useful “how to” information. If someone isn’t willing to shell out $50 dollars or so to educate themselves on running a business, they’re not a serious prospect.
By making money right away — regardless of whether you sponsor people or not — the entire dynamics of your business changes. You’re no longer desperate to sponsor people. Nothing kills a sale like a desperate salesperson. Industry expert Ann Sieg, creator of
The Renegade Network Marketer©, teaches how to monetize your business and provide solutions for your target market. —-> Watch Ann’s video here.
3. Develop Your Marketing Skills
All good sales and marketing begins by putting the other person first. Become more interested in other people. Good marketing attracts targeted prospects. It just makes sense that person who comes to you is 10 times more qualified than anyone you could approach yourself. When you attract people to you, you’ll get results that are 10 times greater than the next guy, and the results come much easier.
So where do you begin? How will you learn to market yourself online and offline? This is such a VAST topic for a new person just getting started, that the best way to learn about marketing is from successful top earners in the industry. I strongly recommend the 30-day test drive with My Lead System Pro™.
4. Provide Solutions
People don’t buy products. They buy solutions. Every single person who has built wealth for themselves did it by solving other people’s problems. Your prospects have goals and aspirations they know they cannot fulfill with their 9-to-5 job. Not enough money, not enough time to have a life. They can’t stand their job or they’ve just been laid off. How can they fix their problems? Network marketing might be the solution. If there is some other way to accomplish everything you want in life besides MLM, would you want to know about it? Of course you would. So would your prospect.
5. Manage Your Time
List your daily and weekly income-producing activities, then create a system that fits your personality. One method will not work for everyone. For instance, you may like to work in bite-sized chunks throughout the day and spread notes and papers all over your desk. Someone else may want to focus nonstop for 8-10 hours and keep everything filed neatly away in folders. The important thing is to do what works best for you.
6. Filter Out The Hype
You’re probably sick of the all-hype rallies that build up your hopes, only to be let down again. Well guess what, maybe your prospects don’t like hype either! Hype distracts you from focusing on your income producing activities — like calling your leads, providing solutions and enrolling new distributors. Make yourself more valuable by improving your skills and consuming relevant information, but consciously filter out distraction and noise.
7. Don’t Compete, Create!
Remember, You are unique and by positioning yourself as someone who has a lot to offer, you are even more valuable. It doesn’t matter what others in the industry are doing, because there is only one You. Strive to be yourself and offer excellent service. Soon you’ll be in demand, and everyone will want to work with you.
As you gain experience, create your own relevant content (audio, video, and written) such as reports, eBooks, newsletters, and special offers. Establish yourself as the expert and go-to person. There’s only one You, so there IS no competition!
The right people need what you have to offer. Network marketing is a better way for the average person to create an extraordinary lifestyle for themselves and their family.
You are the Messenger. Expose your message to hundreds and thousands of people —
in person, using email marketing, video, articles, newsletters, blogging, live events, social media, direct mail, advertising and many other ways.
Many people will decide your offer is not for them, and that’s okay. Don’t get frustrated. Never feel rejected again. Instead, hold your Vision and live the dream.
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