The other day, watching the ads fly by one after another on twitter one individual tweeted “Checking Out a System So I can Get Downline up to speed!”
Using the statement checking out a system, really is kind of vague?
And as history has proven, just plugging people in does not guarantee that your people will get up to speed quickly.
You can have the best system in the world a very captive audience and still lose market share to another company or individual who does it far better.
Most if not all network marketing companies provide network marketing training that is specific to their products and services. If they don’t maybe, it’s time to look for a company that does.
But, most systems that network marketers talk about are strictly for recruiting…
…And, when you stop and really look at it you’re placing the cart before the horse once again.
Asking your new downline members to purchase this super-duper system without them having down the basics of prospecting is just asking them to throw their money away!
Granted they might get lucky and sponsor one or two people out of shear luck; it’s almost impossible not too.
But lets backup a minute and discuss what is a system?
If we look to the definition of the word “System” what we discover is quite a few definitions.
1. A set of connected things or parts forming a complex whole.
Or where I believe it applies to marketing and sales.
2. A set of principles or procedures according to which something is done; an organized scheme or method.
When we get right down to it finding success in network marketing cannot be accomplished by just plugging them into an online lead generation system.
If it really were that simple, we’d all be rich, and sitting on the beach.
A comprehensive system would include the tools “websites, landing pages, etc…” and the methodology to take someone from not knowing anything about marketing to achieving lasting success!
Today, during a phone call the individual asked the question “what I thought was the most important thing that a person needs in network marketing.”
While most will think it’s the blog, a website, the company, the products & services etc…
…The most important thing in my view is the ability to listen to and connect with people!
Make a commitment to yourself in 2010 to…
Pay less attention to yourself and more attention to others.
Make a commitment to focus on opportunities, and not problems associated with those opportunities.
This will make you a much happier person, and money and success in network marketing will find you.