How I made Network Marketing work for me.
So you have been sold dream. Your friend has come to you,
“Hey (put your own name here) I am so excited, I have just joined this new business and it is so good, you can earn thousands, my upline is a millionaire. You can have that new car, house, boat, help your children, grand children, travel……………..”
You know what I mean; you have heard something like this. That is when your buried dreams came alive again. Maybe this is one, you say to your self.
Then clincher, your friend tells you, “to be successful in this business you only need to sign up two people.”
Two people, how hard can that be. You know two people interested in making some more money. Jo is always talking about what he would do if only he had some more money.
So you sign up for two or three hundred dollars of products a month that you are required to buy to remain active. Certainly nothing wrong with products you say to yourself as you have read that that most reputable network marketing companies have excellent, cutting edge products.
You write your 100-name list. And Jo is on top. So you approach Jo, using same words that your sponsor has taught you.
Joe hardly listens—“ You haven’t joined one of those schemes—you will never make any money, are they illegal?” he interrupts.
Wounded, you slink away to ponder what went wrong. Your sponsor had told you that some people would reject your message.
But Jo rejecting you, ouch, that really hurt. Never mind, you pick your- self up and approach next person on your list. And you get same result. And same for six or so that you approach in that first month of having a network marketing business.
You understand that they are not rejecting you, just what you are offering, at least that is what your sponsor told you.
But it certainly feels like they are rejecting you personally.
In next month you talk to less people and by month three or four, well you are kidding your self that you still have a network marketing business. By month six or seven, maybe earlier, you are telling your sponsor, (if he or she is still there to tell), “yes, some people make money from network marketing but it is not for me”.
What went wrong? Is this outcome for everyone?
In most other conventional business, you want people to buy your product or service, not to buy a business.
Often, when you approach your friends or relatives with this business idea, they are resistive, don’t listen to what you are saying and reject your message.
So rejection does often feel personal (these are your family and friends after all).
Some people are successful using this approach and they are in company’s literature, but unfortunately, they are not majority of people who join a network marketing business.
The message is correct though; due to leveraging effect of this business model, many people do make excellent residual incomes with network marketing. And most companies have products that are not available anywhere else.
How do you overcome this? It is easy when you know how.
Many network marketing company’s products are excellent cutting edge products.
So approach your family and friends with product lines, Ask them in your own words something like, “ I have just started a new business and I would really appreciate it if you would buy some products to help me to get started.” Most people are happy to help and when they experience value in products, continue to consume them long after you are successful in this business.