Being involved in network marketing (also known as MLM) can be personally and financially rewarding. Being successful and having a lucrative income doesn't just happen, it takes time and effort. There is no guarantee of success. However, certain things can greatly improve your chances of being successful.
By way, if someone says they can guarantee your success, be leery of such offers. There might be a proven formula that you can follow, but your success still depends on your own efforts and your ability to follow proven methods.
This article uses letters of word sausage to represent fundamental things that are needed to have lasting success in network marketing. It's an effective way to remember basics.
S - System A - Attitude U - Understanding S - Solutions A - Action G - Guidance E - Enthusiasm
System - By system, I mean a way to advertise and promote your opportunity. There are 3 main parts to a good system: 1. Ads and promotions to get traffic coming to your site. 2. An interesting site that makes people want to know more. 3. Autoresponder messages to follow up with your prospects. Many opportunities have their own marketing system. Also, someone in upline can tell you what works best for that opportunity.
Attitude - It is important to have a positive attitude. A big part of that is believing in yourself and your product or service. Your positive outlook and your success-oriented mind-set can help give you energy and drive you need to accomplish whatever goal you wish to attain.
Understanding - You need to understand that success and desired income does not happen overnight. You should know from start what is required in terms of time, effort, and money, to reach your desired level of success. Find someone who has reached a level of success you want to reach for yourself and ask about methods they used and how long it took to get there. Keep in mind that even with a proven formula, different people may get different results.