Personally, I believe in power of network marketing. I believe it is a wonderful idea as it makes business success more readily available to average person -- with or without previous business experience or education.
However, it is not average person who enjoys huge success atop a powerful network marketing organization.
Unfortunately, there has been too much misinformation, dishonesty, and of course, our old friend 'hype' involved in business.
Still, as with anything, there is truth behind hype that can show you way to real success.
However, despite how 'easy' everyone who is desperate to recruit you into their business will tell you it is, it's not. It takes time. It takes knowledge. It takes confidence. But most importantly it takes a PLAN.
Those largely successful in network marketing, no matter company, have several things in common.
1. They believe whole heartedly in company they work with and products or services it markets.
You cannot succeed in network marketing if you are only a money seeker and do not genuinely care about company you chose to work with and use products or services it markets for yourself. Hands down, don't argue with this one, just trust me.
I know there are a few 'slick' individuals that can sell anything and seem to make it work for them, but unless that's how you want to be you'll just have to find a company you actually like and are happy to be associated with.
2. They have, and SHOW, a confidence in themselves and their ability to succeed.
People are attracted to others who are successful or have confidence in what they are doing. Everyone is looking to increase their wealth or position in life and will only listen to others they see as being able to help them in doing just that.
3. They know their products, their business plan, and likely objections they will face from people to whom they will present them.
Ever see someone who is high up in a network marketing organization that didn't know their stuff? Do you think they know their stuff because they are high up in organization or do you think they knew it first and that was what helped them to get there? Think about it.
4. They have a well defined system in place for obtaining leads on people that may be interested in what they offer.
Honestly, this can be hardest part. This is where either your time, talent, or money is required, and likely all three. To succeed at network marketing, you must have a constant flow of new leads. You must set up a system that puts you in contact with others on a continuing basis.