In the past, lots of people have made tons of money in network marketing, and many still do today! Today they live their lives, and enjoy a financial freedom and flexibility that most people can only dream about.
In general however, it was just a small number of people who went on to become the top income earners in any network marketing business. And typically, it was the people that already had some marketing skills sets and knew the best ways to put them into action!
Sadly, this left the majority of distributors and associates out in the cold, failing to reach any quantifiable level of success!
Today however, there are more resources (specifically online) compared to ever before to help you become successful!
But the biggest challenge today is, knowing who to trust.
Today we have companies that offer a wide variety of products and services, items that the average person uses on every day and consistent basis.
And, a lot of these companies are embracing and embracing social media such as Facebook and Twitter, to get their message out there.
Going even further than Facebook and Twitter, we now have Instagram and even this crazy app called Periscope just to name a few more.
All of which are used to drive traffic, generate leads, put people into the sales funnel, and ultimately, collect a paycheck.
Regardless of where you look, you will at least find one if not more network marketers offering you something that you are passionate about like:
Communication Services, Internet Access, Nutritional Products, Weight Loss Programs, Water Filtration Systems, Financial Programs, Electrical Power, Solar Power, Wind Power, and on and on.
“The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.” -Hannah Whitall Smith
When you know how network marketing works, you will significantly increase your odds of success!
To become successful requires understanding what exactly is network marketing?
Many brand-new network marketers fail to understand this and try to diversify rather than focusing on the tasks that will guarantee their success.
A couple of years ago, when I was first beginning with network marketing, I got a mini calendar from Rich Dad, Poor Dad and it noted ten steps on “How to Get out Of the Rat Race.”
Although all ten are vital steps, step nine really struck home with me, it is an area where many of us are lacking and it is called F.O.C.U.S. – Follow One Course Until Successful.
As soon as you understand just what F.O.C.U.S. means and how network marketing works, you will certainly put yourself in a much better position, thus increasing your probabilities of ultimate success!
Day-in-and-day-out, an untold number of people are asking the question of “How Do I Get Started In Network Marketing?”
In my opinion, it really is far too simple and easy to get started!
However, I’ve only found a few companies that do it right by setting a few requirements before you can present it to your friends, family and public.
As you are looking at all the various network marketing businesses out there today, how do you choose one?
And, do you know what it is that you should be looking for in a network marketing business opportunity?
Obviously, these businesses should provide products or services that are “unique” or consumable, this is very important factor in choosing a network marketing business if we want repeat customers.
Today the power, and the reach of the web has made the stocking of products in your home obsolete.
Your customers are simply a click away from buying directly online.
As a matter of fact, many of them are shopping and doing their research there (the web) right now.
However, bear in mind, that what YOU may find exciting and you are very enthusiastic about, your friends and family may not be.
On the other hand, they may be very excited about them if they can actually save them money or give them better quality of life then what they can buy from their local stores.
There are two things you’ll need in order to achieve network marketing success?
- A desire to Learn.
- A willingness to take action.
Training For Network Marketers… How Essential Is It?
Well, having a solid education in knowing how network marketing works should be one of your greatest and highest priorities.
As an independent business owner it is no one else’s responsibility for your success or failure but your own.
When you get right down to it, it’s very easy. Yet, our human nature leads us to over complicate it. A huge bulk of people get their start in this industry only to stray off the beaten path.
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Why? Because they refuse to learn and implement the strategies that are taught by the successful.
Why? Because a magic-easy-button wasn’t provided to them at the start.
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While the internet teams with a massive amount of information on how to be successful, many brand-new entrepreneurs, quickly get derailed because of the information overload.
Remember what I said about F.O.C.U.S.?
What Will It Really Take For You To Become Successful?
Hate to break it to you, but it is going to take commitment and determination from you in time, money (marketing budget) and consistent action from you to build and market your business successfully.
This is why the right, Proven Network Marketing Training is not only needed but critically important to your future success.
If you’re serious about making this your life style, to have the capacity to call your own shots, then take the time to really learn how to be a true professional!
Network Marketing Works If You Have Personal Accountability:
Our human nature is to attain the maximum results with the least amount of energy possible.
Think about it, by carrying over our employee/ salary based mindset into our business, we are literally setting ourselves up for failure.
When you want the ability to call your own shots, be our own boss, you had better show up for work.
There is not going to be someone there standing over you holding you accountable, that’s your job now! Welcome to the world of entrepreneurship.
Which Tools and When to Put Them into Place!
In reality there are few network marketing tools you actually need to succeed. The most important tool is you! Step ten of getting out of the rat race is to “Never Stop Learning!”
Everybody starts with the best intents. Yet, a lot of you have never ever done this before!
This is a people business, which suggests our communications skills have to be established.
These skills are more crucial than just about anything else you’ll ever learn!
Everyone wants to tie the internet & network marketing together with their business, and you should, online network marketing is the natural progression once you have depleted your warm market list.
Yet you can fall into the trap of not focusing on the basics that you’ll need to become successful.
Laying a precise and solid foundation to build upon for your business with the right tools will pay you huge bonuses later.
Why Do Network Marketers Fail with Leads?
“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” – Dale Carnegie
Old School or New School, it truly doesn’t matter, because eventually you’re going to have to talk with your prospects or customers.
And honestly, it doesn’t really matter where you get your leads from, whether paying for them or self-generated, your conversion rate is going to depend on you and you alone.
Common mistakes we’ve all made;
When prospecting, our initial reaction is to place way too much importance on our company, the online presentations or your company’s compensation plan.
Yet, while they are all significant in their own way, we have a tendency to overlook the evident….
And usually fail to address the true wants, needs, and desires of our customers – potential new business partners.
One of the big reasons people fail in this business.
Network Marketing Works If You Know What Your Prospect Cares About.
This is what you have to learn. What it is that they truly want, need, and desire.
When you start to comprehend that a lead is more than merely a name, a phone number, or an email address, it is a real person that you’ll be talking with!
Today we have other network marketers selling us products and services on how to “create an endless flow of free network marketing leads.”
If this really worked why are they paying for advertising in the first place to put this in front of us?
Generating your own leads will certainly not guarantee your success, you still need to establish credibility and trust with your prospects and customers in order to become successful!
What Is Important to Remember?
Is that this business is not all about systems, video’s or email campaigns, these are merely tactics we employ as part of the sales process.
What it really is and should be about, is the development and growth of long lasting personal relationships and partnerships with both your customer base and downline members.
Even if it takes you several years to learn how to successfully communicate and connect with people, when you do, you’re set for life regardless of what you do!
And, with today’s economic problems, network marketing is still the best work at home business you could ever start!
Bottom-line, network marketing works if you know how it works.
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