Step 7 – Why Some People Succeed & Why Some Fail
Success or failure in network marketing are really two different sides of the same coin. Successful people are those who are willing to do those things unsuccessful people will not.
One of the biggest reasons people don’t do well is that:
1. They give up too quickly
If you expect immediate results and plan to give the business a few weeks to “see how it goes”, this is not the business for you. If, on the other hand, you can put in a part time effort for 6 months or more, you can definitely make yourself some extra money to help with expenses. And, after 2 to 4 years, many people find they can retire and live their dream life.
Can you expect that from your job?
Don’t let the small investment involved fool you. Network marketing is a real business and you need to treat it as such. Expect to take 6 months or more to really learn the business – be ready to “go back to school” metaphorically speaking.
If you bought a franchise for many tens or hundreds of thousand dollars, you wouldn’t just “give it a try”, you’d realize that it’s going to take a few years of full time effort just to get to where you are breaking even.
Network marketing gives you systems, products and an opportunity better than many franchises, so take it seriously. Where else can you set up a residual income for life after only a few years of part time effort?
2. They have unrealistic expectations
Have you seen those ads in magazines with people standing in front of mansions, exotic cars or holding fistfuls of hundred dollar bills? The people who respond to those kinds of ads are hoping to get rich quick with no time, effort or investment.
As a woman, you are probably a lot more practical that that and can see through that hype. If there really was a get rich quick plan that didn’t cost much or take any time, do you think they would be selling it for $29? The way to make the big bucks is by selling people plans that don’t work for $29!
On the other hand, you can make a few hundred extra dollars each month pretty quickly and even more than that after a few months.
3. They think it’s all about selling, not training & teaching
One of the reasons women do better than men in network marketing is that we are more in tune with helping others. While some people think it’s all about selling, you will see that success really comes from helping others to do what you do, not in selling the world.
In fact, the professional salespeople usually fail. Teachers, nurses, and moms who are nurturing and are used to training and teaching do better.
The whole idea of network marketing is to build a large team and all you have to do to do that is to find a few serious people and help them each to do the same. I have several great books that explain how this is done and will teach you the business. I will give you copies if you are interested.
Your task will be to use the tools the company provides to present the opportunity and let people make up their minds for themselves if it is for them or not – no sales pressure.