A person cannot run a successful business with just one or two, or even three to four people on their team. Even if these few people jump on board with you and are super producers you have to account for the fact that they may leave at any given time. In this industry, it is quite common for people to move from place to place. You have to be smart and build up a network of people in large numbers. That takes a great deal of planning, a great deal of time, and a tremendous amount of effort.
People do business with people they know, like, and trust! They will not do business with people who bombard them and annoy them. Think about it, how annoyed would you be if every day someone was taping flyers and business cards to your front door and car. No matter how many times you remove them, the next day your front door and car are cluttered all over again. I would imagine you would be livid…I think it is safe to say that company WOULD NOT be getting your business. That is the same message that is relayed online when as a network marketer relationship-building is eliminated.
Network Marketing is tough!
Successfully running your own business is extremely rewarding but HARD WORK! There is no way around that…no shortcut.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE MOST COMMON SHORTCUTS PEOPLE TAKE THAT SHOULD BE AVOIDED:
Not Staying Engaged
You should understand that a home-based business opportunity in network marketing involves you staying engaged. You cannot jump in and out of your business and expect to be successful. Your network marketing business is YOUR job. If you had a job and only showed up only once or twice a week how much money do you think you would earn? Not much! How long do you think you would last at that job? You have to stay engaged.
Skipping Training and Team Webinars
Participating in-company training and webinars is very important and an excellent way for you to learn how to make your business propel forward. Pieces of training and webinars keep you motivated and keep you updated on new business innovations. For me, the biggest advantage is connecting with other members of your company and team. You have an opportunity to hear the success stories of others as well as pick up new business techniques that are being shared by others.
Consistently skipping company training and webinars is an easy way to become disengaged. Unless you already know all there is to know about your company, you don’t need to be sitting these things out. As with anything in life the more time spent learning, training and perfecting a skill the better you will get. Not staying connected to your company limits your knowledge and motivation. Training keeps team members motivated. Listening to the challenges and struggles of others allows you to see that you are not alone. They bring back the momentum that gets lost as you venture out and try to succeed on your own but run into roadblocks. People who stay connected are the ones who are less likely to quit at the first sign of trouble.
• Not Following the System…Then Becoming Frustrated When Magic Doesn’t Occur
• Failing To Get On The Phone And Connect With Your Prospects
• Jumping From Opportunity to Opportunity Hoping to Land on the Golden Egg
• Allowing Negative Feedback and Comments from Others to Break Your Spirit
Network marketing is not a hobby. On our road to success we are experiencing so many things; triumph, frustration, inspiration, failure, joy, success, disappointment…it is a vicious cycle but you have to keep working. Eventually, you will get there. It is your company and if you want it to take you all the way to your dream world of financial freedom you have to work it!
Everett Plummer & Angelic Gore created their unique marketing business TrueEpiphany to provide network marketers a true step-by-step system that will walk them through setting up their company based on advanced marketing techniques. ProvidentDynamics is our blog and within it we share all sorts of insightful information as well as the golden nuggets every day people need to succeed in their home-based businesses.