LETS TALK ABOUT BEING REALISTIC and and building a business. That means putting yourself on track to build. Always tell the truth.
If this was a TRADITIONAL brick and mortar business, you’d expect to spend hundreds of thousands in start up, and maybe not even break even for years. NETWORKING is NOT Traditional in that realm, but it DOES take work and effort, and you can NOT expect to be rich in a few months or even a year. It takes longer than that.
As you talk to people be sure to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. We have a GREAT industry, and a solid future. I believe fully in network marketing and feel those in now, are ahead of the shift to the future world. There is big money in this industry, however, it is NOT money without working or not something that happens over night.
When you talk to people, please tell them the truth. There is simply NO way to create massive tremendous incomes, without some good hard work. They really have 3 options
1. They can do this business part-time by focusing, staying with it and working steadily and eventually get there, but it will take much longer part time.
2. They can tighten their belt, and do this full time by living on savings and working hard and aggressive for 6 mo-1year, but I don’t recommend that for someone with NO experience. It takes a good year to fully UNDERSTAND the business.
3. They can sign up to be a wholesale customer, and just use the products or services and see what they think. If they like them, they can chose to build part time or full time later.
Those are realistic options.
IF THEY DON’T SEE THIS DON’T – DRAG ANYONE ALONG!
Either people see the future or they won’t. Learn to SORT and not sell. When talking to people, you want to invite those that truly want a future to join you.
If they don’t, then you do NOT want them in your organization. You can NOT drag someone over the finish line. In this business , honesty is EVERYTHING.
There will be many times when you will be faced with situations that require moral decisions. You may find things that perhaps no one will know but you, yet I believe it is best to be honest and fair. We need to raise the standards in this industry and treat others right. Offer to support those you sponsor but NEVER offer to do the work for them.
I am VERY guilty sometimes of doing just that and have learned the hard way. I’ve found that those you do the MOST for will be the ones that hurt you the worst. People have to learn to grow on their own and build their own groups and take responsibility.
As you grow, you will barely have time to accomplish the things you need to do yourself. I think if you are totally honest with those you sign up, you’ll create a stronger team.
Teach people to be INDEPENDENT. Be there for them but teach them to work and grow.
NEEDED NUMBERS TO SUCCEED
One of the flaws I see is just unrealistic expectations. In order to succeed in a big way, you must continue sponsoring and personally sign up many people. No one ever made a 6 or 7 figure income by just sponsoring 2 or 3 people. Most of the HUGE $$$ earners have sponsored (over time) a minimum of 100 or more people personally. There are exceptions to the rule,but that is a realistic number, I’d say. NOW that does NOT happen OVERNIGHT, and it happens ONE person at a time. Success breeds success. With each person you sign up, it becomes easier, and you learn from trial and error.
PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE – Practice makes perfect and you will bet better
Duplication is critical and key to your success. KEEP IT SIMPLE, the simpler the better. I learned the hard way that you do NOT need to mail out videos, audio’s and tons of material to prospects. I used to do that, NOT ANYMORE. You may think you’re doing a prospect a favor by sending them a huge box of stuff. NOT TRUE. I’ve had people send me a HUGE package on their opportunities, and been very impressed with what they sent. HOWEVER, in the back of my mind, I have thought, WOW this is AWESOME…gee that must have cost them $10 or $20 to send. If I did this with them, I’d have to do the same thing, and then I calculate the cost, and decide it’s too costly. So while impressive, it’s simply NOT duplicable.
These days, I work 90% online. I talk to people, and talk to people, and more people. It’s a sorting process. I’ve met people that tell me how great they are, and I say NEXT. I am looking for people that want to work, help others, and build with us, not people that have to brag and talk. Most of the time those types, are all talk. I say actions speak louder than words, SHOW ME, don’t tell me.
NO one in this industry at any time, has ever succeeded and made it to those big checks by sponsoring only 2 or 3 people personally. It simply does not happen. Be prepared to recruit and teach others how to do the same thing, and your group will grow. Also be prepared to build a customer base and service those customers. A business without customers is a dead business.
Network marketing offers a GREAT future and I fully believe in it. It’s the only business I’ve ever seen where you can take an average person, who invests less than $100 or $200, and their time, and they can rise to incomes only dreamed of. Unfortunately for many, they quit or give up just before they would have made it big. You never know who that next person you talk to may be, or how they may do.
When was the last time you met a millionaire who made it to the top in his spare time and only when he “felt” like working on it?
It usually does not happen…it takes work and effort.
Prosperity and success are a full-time venture. If you want to make your goals, you must plug forward and put forth the effort. If you want this to work, and you want it to succeed, commit to putting forth all your time and effort into this for a MINIMUM of 1-2 years before evaluating where you are.
Just be sure to tell the Truth!