I know I certainly had my ups and downs in Network Marketing. It’s not always roses and rainbows. However, most of my struggles were within myself, rather than outside forces. So what are these “demons” within yourself that keep us from succeeding in Network Marketing? Most people struggle when trying something new, and for the Network Marketing newbie it can seem a strange, often fearful path to navigate. I hope that the following tips will help you on your journey.
5 Network Marketing Tips For Beginners!
Tip 1: YOU and only YOU are responsible for the success or failure!
This is a big one and maybe one you don’t want to hear but it’s so true. It can be overwhelming to learn everything in the beginning and majority of new and experienced network marketers blame everyone but themselves for things that go wrong. But in reality, everything that happens to you, in business and in your personal life is a result of your decisions in some way. You, and you alone are responsible for your business. It all begins and ends with you!
Tip 2: Educate yourself!
I tell all of my new consultants that they should focus on educating themselves for the first couple of months after starting a new business. This can be difficult for many people to hear, because they want to make money, and now! I’m not saying you can’t earn while you learn, that’s not the case. However, the only way that you will make big money in network marketing (or any business) is if you understand the story you’re telling yourself that can eventually become your roadblock to success. Also, you want to understand what your providing to your customers and over deliver. How do you provide value? By educating yourself!
Tip 3: Expect to get out of your comfort zone and know the beginning is messy!
If this is your first attempt at starting a business, than it’s very likely that you’ll be expanding your horizons. You’ll be learning new and different ways of expressing yourself. You will need to connect with people. I hate to bring the bad news but you really won’t make it big in network marketing by hiding behind their computer screen. You may very well feel uncomfortable trying new things that you may or may not be good at. I know the early stages for me my enrolling sponsor wanted me to speak at a workshop in front of 75 people. I was terrified, trembling, but I did it anyways. Leaders push past fear and that’s what I want for you. It’s okay – it means you are growing, and it’s a good thing. Embrace the feeling and move forward.
Tip 4: Use your time wisely
If you are continuing to work while starting your business, you will need to become a time management expert. Your new business is like a newborn – it requires nurturing, attention, caring… and time. Be sure to carve out some time every day to work on your business. Turn your car into a rolling universtity by listening to CDs or tapes while you’re driving. You can also click here and grab my cheat sheet I put together 60 Minutes to 6 Figures. This will help break down your power hour and give you a strategy to adopt. Every second you spend on your business will help it grow that much faster.
Tip 5: Be patient!
Rome wasn’t built in a day. In fact, most brick and mortar businesses consider it a huge success if they can turn a profit after a couple of years. When I owned my franchise I wasn’t turning profit until year 4 or 5. Really, no joke. It’s such a stressful business to be in and one I will never do again. So I want to help you set realistic expectations. Money might not start rolling in after a few days, or even months? Building a business takes time, effort, and lots of patience.
Be prepared! When things don’t click right out of the gate, remind yourself that you can always course correct along the way. There is no such thing as failure. Success is a process and one that doesn’t happen overnight. Every step you take leads you closer to your goal. Everything you learn makes you more and more valuable to others, who will ultimately see you as the leader that can help them in their quest for freedom. Until then follow the above tips, relax, persevere and be patient!
Cheers to your success!
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