For any of you just starting in online marketing you will soon learn it is not as easy as you probably first thought. If you are like me you signed up to a affiliate program and just expected money to come flying in. Unfortunately this is not case, but do not be discouraged, there is hope. As story below illustrates if you are patient, persistent and not distracted by 4 enemies to success soon enough money will start rolling in just as it does today for Mark Yarnell.
Mark Yarnell, minister in a small town in Texas, was headed for bankruptcy and just about to lose his car and home. He looked for a way out and discovered Network Marketing. Luckily, he had a wise sponsor. The sponsor gave Mark "THE PROMISE": THIS BUSINESS CAN SET YOU FREE FINANCIALLY IN ONE TO THREE YEARS. But he also gave him "THE PRICE": TO SUCCEED, YOU WILL HAVE TO FACE AND CONQUER 4 MAJOR ENEMIES. Mark said, "It's a deal."
Mark then invited 200 friends over to his house to watch a video. 80 said "No, not interested."
Mark had encountered ENEMY #1: Rejection.
He thought, "No problem. My sponsor warned me about that. I've got 120 people still coming over." Guess what? 50 didn't show up.
He had just met ENEMY #2: Deception.
Mark thought, "No problem, my sponsor warned me about that. I've got 70 people who watched tape." Guess what? 57 said, "Not interested."
He had just encountered ENEMY #3: Apathy.
Undaunted, Mark thought,"No problem. 13 people signed up." Guess what? 12 of them dropped out of business shortly.
ENEMY #4: Attrition had left Mark with just one serious associate.
To this day, that single distributor earns Mark over $50,000 per month. You may have heard of Bill Britt, one of most successful distributors in Amway. Some years ago, 20/20 did a feature story on Amway. They spent 19 minutes interviewing whiners and complainers - several distributors who had failed and showed garages full of products they couldn't sell. During last minute of show, Mr. Britt was interviewed in front of his palatial home. He was asked, "Mr. Britt, this business has obviously worked for you. What's your secret?" He replied, "There is no secret. I simply showed plan to 1200 people. 900 said, 'No.' and only 300 signed up. Out of those 300, only 85 did anything at all. Out of those 85 only 35 were serious, and out of those 35, 11 made me a millionaire."