The encounter i have had with MLM business have left me feeling invaded.
these folks have also kept coming at me non stop.
That never seems to be good enough. In November my husband was approached by an old friend.
he said that if i did not use his method and pay the 400.00 i would never be an b or an i, that i would always stay an s.
You have made displayed some gleaming examples of why so many people fail in network marketing!
How did these people expend most of their energy in these examples? They focused on THEMSELVES! It was all about serving THEIR WANTS, not yours.
When you had a choice, how many times have you purchased something from someone who only focused on their own wants instead of yours? Probably never.
Yet so many networkers approach people in this manner! It makes no sense.
One exorbitantly funny method in marketing that I`ve heard preached is the "Three Foot Rule." This method is simply pitching your opportunity to anyone that comes within 3 feet of you!
What idiot contrived this preposterous idea? And how idiotic of people to use such an idea!
These sorts of marketing tactics bring people down to the level of a maniacal street evangelist, screaming at everyone within audible distance why you will surely burn in eternity if you don`t do what they believe.
Now, despite all I`ve said, and my dismal views of network marketers, I am involved in 2 network marketing companies myself, in addition to my traditional business.
What separates me from the masses that I so freely condemn? The fact that I take the time to get TRAINING from a third-party. I have stopped going to meetings with my "up-line", because it is always the same garbage that doesn`t build a sustainable business. I have turned to a training company that bases it`s educational content on actual real-life statistical data of what works, as well as actual marketing knowledge that you will find in a marketing course in college. WHAT A CONCEPT!
Guess what the number one thing they teach is?
NOT SELLING HYPE TO EVERYONE YOU COME IN CONTACT WITH!
It is confusing to me that networkers use hype to market their opportunities. The whole concept of building wealth with network marketing is based on the premise of longevity of the business.
Signing up recruits using hype results in a disappointed "downline", and in the end, a downline that is constantly eroding. How can a constantly eroding downline build wealth? IT CAN`T!
So, if someone wants to actually leverage the network marketing model, what do they have to do? Build a SOLID organization, based on TRUTH, INTEGRITY, AND HONESTY.
Telling everyone that they will earn $10,000/month in only 2 months may get people to sign up, but once they get in and only make $100 after 2 months, they are going to promptly leave and probably never try network marketing again.
If someone wants to do network marketing right, they must:
-Concentrate their efforts on qualified (read, interested) prospects
-Be consistent. Spend at least 8-10 hours/week on real action
-Have a budget. It takes around $300-$500/month, including leads, phone, and internet costs to run a successful network marketing business. This is on top of any product costs.
-Be truthful. Don`t tell people they don`t have to sell. Don`t make it sound like a get rich quick scheme.
-Have realistic expectations. Networkers CAN earn a six-figure income. However, it will take approximately 2-4 years of CONSISTENT action, day in, day out, to get there. Buying product and sticking it in your closet will not get you there.
-Get into a business that has a sustainable market and unique market. Discounts on commodity items that can be purchased at Wal-Mart is NOT UNIQUE! Hacking inferior products is NOT SUSTAINABLE!
-Invest in training. You wouldn`t let a nurse come near you with a needle if she was untrained.
-Get a source of prospects. You will not build a business without prospects. Period. Why people don`t understand this is perplexing.
These are just a few tips. The training company I use has over 350 HOURS of training audio. As well as coaching, articles, forums, and live call sessions.
It is this type of information that will help networkers become a long-term success.
NOT listening to a $40,000/month guru earner rant and rave on stage as though he`s possessed!
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