Posted in Internet Network Marketing Business | Posted on 07-04-2010|
I was recently asked what advice I would give to someone just starting out in network marketing. Thanks, Josh, for providing me the topic for my blog post for today.
Here is how I answered the question of, “What advice would you give to a person who’s willing to start from step one?”
1) Pick the right company and products for YOU.
This is very important. Because, if you are not passionate about the products and the company you represent it will be hard to get others to join your team. People must feel your excitement. Excitement is contagious.
2) Learn everything you can about your company, the products and the compensation plan.
Be careful not to get analysis paralysis. Keep introducing people to your opportunity and products while you learn.
3) Always ask for help.
Keep in touch with your sponsor. S/he should have an interest in helping you succeed. If your sponsor is new or not available, go upline or sideline until you find somebody you can connect with. There are selfless leaders in every company who are willing to lend a helping hand.
4) Realize that, just like any other business, network marketing has its learning curve.
Failure is part of learning. You haven’t really failed until you give up. And besides, … “Failure is nothing more than another opportunity to succeed.”
5) Surround yourself with successful people.
People who have been there and done that. Learn from them and with them. They will lift you up. There are many pieces to the network marketing puzzle and there is always somebody who is an expert in one area or another.
6) Keep your day job until you can comfortably live on your network marketing income.
There is nothing wrong with starting your network marketing business part-time. Actually, it can be an advantage because it takes off the pressure of having to earn a certain amount of money within a certain amount of time.
Jim Rohn said it best … “Work full-time in your job and part-time on your fortune.”
7) Most important … Don’t ever learn how to quit.
Don’t give up when things get tough. There will be ups and downs and there will be times when you feel like quitting. Nobody said it’s going to be easy and even leaders have bad days. So…. don’t quit!
If you have any more tips or advice to share with someone just starting out in network marketing, please share it below in the comment box. It is very much appreciated!
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