Today I will try to answer for you that million dollar question. How Do I Get Started In Network Marketing. You can watch the video, or read the page here.
I’m going to give you 6 items to think about that should help you answer that question!
Maybe you are looking at network marketing
…for the first time and you are trying to figure out just how do I get started in network marketing. Or maybe you’ve have been involved in network marketing before, but for what ever reason you stopped.
Now you are trying to figure out how to get going once again! Or maybe you fit in the third category you are in network marketing now and trying to figure out how to get started.
Today, I still believe much like I believed in the past, it was far to easy to get started in a network marketing. It really should be a little more difficult than it is.
Looking back at some of the network marketing companies
…I joined in past, I spent anywhere from 49 dollars to a couple hundred dollars and man I was in business or so I thought! Those monthly auto ships well they added up, and I wasn’t really prepared for it!
When you are struggling to make ends meet, it’s really hard to justify those expenses, especially if you are not making any money!
Like so many other people who have joined a network marketing company, I did it without fully realizing just what I was getting into! Or what it was really going to take, to become a successful network marketer!
So what is it really going to take
for you to get started in network marketing?
After all that is why you are here watching this video or reading this on my website. So I will try to make this as short and painless as possible.
I promised you 6 items should help make a better and more informed decision about how you want to get started in network marketing.
The First one is:
You absolutely must become educated or at least informed on what will be required of you to start and run a network marketing business. Obviously that is what your doing, that’s why you are here now.
In the past I worked with a company, whose training program was second to none. Through that company I went on to become a certified marketing consultant.
I’ve used that training, not just in network marketing, but in every other aspect of my life.
In the past I looked at network marketing companies based on hype, usually it was surrounding their pay plans. All though today I can sit back and laugh about how foolish it was.
I mean C’mon you can have the best, or what you think is the best pay plan in the world. But, the reality of it is if no one is doing anything… Well you kind of catch my drift, no one is making any money either!
With so many products and services out there today,
coming from all the various network marketing companies how do you really know which one to pick?
Do you remember the movie with Jack Palance and Billy Crystal, it was called “City Slickers!” It is a very funny comedy.
Yet, in that movie there is one part where Curly says “Do you know what the secret of life is? Mitch who was played by Billy Crystal was looking at Curly.
Curly proceeds to hold’s up one finger and says “This!” Mitch replies “your finger?”
To which Curly replies “One thing, Just one Thing. You stick to that and the rest don’t mean shit!”
Baffled, Mitch replies, but what is that “one thing?” Curly smiled and answered back “That’s what you have to find out!”
To me that was / is probably one of the most thought provoking statements that you can carry into you life today! “That’s what you have to find out!” “One Thing!”
What lesson can we take from that? We have all heard the saying, “do what you love and it will never seem like work!” Starting and running a successful network marketing business is work!
So wouldn’t it make sense to find something that you are passionate about? Something you really like? And then look and see if there is a network marketing company that provides that?
The second Item on the list to getting started is finding a sponsor, not just any sponsor but the right sponsor!
Just about every network marketing company I’ve ever seen or been involved with, you have to have a sponsor. If you’ve taken the time to educate yourself about the network marketing industry.
You’ve found that one thing you are passionate about! You’ve located that company or companies that have that products or services that you are passionate about!
Why would you short change yourself and not give the same due diligence to picking a sponsor!
You might wonder how do you go about finding a sponsor. You might just try calling the company your interested in, maybe they can give you a referral.
Although in this day and age that might be highly unlikely, do to the privacy concerns of most companies.
What they may do is take your contact information and pass it to one of their representatives. Or you might find someone by doing an online search.
In which case you’ll most fill out a form requesting more information or a consultation.
Just know that when you fill out a form, someone is most likely going to be calling you, so be prepared for it. When they do call to discuss their network marketing opportunity, if its not a good time just let them know.
Most people will be courteous and understanding. If they are not, do you really want to do business with that person or have them as a sponsor anyway?
The Third item to getting started in network marketing is…
And, I shouldn’t have to say this but, just be wary of outrageous claims. No doubt I hope you know what I’m talking about.
You’ve seen the claims like make 10,000 or more a month in only 3 months. That was an actual advertisement that people where running awhile back, and yet it is one that is so obvious it’s not even really funny.
Then there are the people promoting systems and websites that will do all of the work for you. My favorite is the products sell themselves, if they sell themselves why do they need you?
As kids we where the ultimate marketers, we would not take no for an answer, just ask your mom. Somewhere along the way most of us have lost that skill!
If you have done your homework, your research, you’ve found that one thing you are passionate about.
All you really have to do is find others, who share that same passion, that same want or that same need! Then you are sharing that information with them, we do it all the time without thinking about it.
No doubt you often tell people about what you watched on Amazon, Netflix, Hulu etc… and you haven’t received a dime for your marketing efforts.
In network marketing you can change that, just be wary of the hype and spin!
The Fourth item to help you get started in network marketing, is to stop procrastinating!
You have done your homework, you have found the right product or service, that one thing you are passionate about! You’ve located the company or companies that have it.
You have found a sponsor that you like and can connect with, so now what?
Don’t procrastinate, don’t put it off! Sadly most people freeze up at this point! Yeah, we’ve all been there, the I’ll get to it tomorrow or next week!
Procrastination is one of the biggest killers and time wasters of your life.
Your time is such a precious commodity, you really cannot afford to waste it. I still remember one day getting up, looking in the mirror, and seeing my father looking back at me in that mirror.
It was at that moment I stopped and wondered where have all the years gone, and more important, what have I done with them? We all know how compounded interest works with money.
The longer the time frame or the earlier we started saving in life, the faster our money grows today! Yet, if we procrastinated in starting a 401K, later in life they give us a catchup option.
But it will never equal the growth that could or should have happened, if only we had we not procrastinated. When it comes to building your business it works on basically the same principle.
Your network marketing business will start slow, then it will begin to gain momentum as our both your skills and education grow. But, just remember unlike a 401K you don’t have a catchup option! So stop procrastinating at all costs!
The Fifth item here ties into the fourth and the sixth, get started.
If you’ve been doing your home work, your due diligence, you’ve found that one thing. And, you are comfortable with your prospective sponsor. Give them a call, they’ll assist you through the signup process.
It’s generally quick, simple and sometimes painless. Most network marketing companies offer instant online signup through the internet. Sometimes you will need a few items in order to fill out the required forms.
Because you’re starting a real business you will have to provide them with information like your social security # if you’re a U.S. resident, or Tax I.D if your not.
This maybe different if you live in another country, but your sponsor should know or they can help you get the right answers.
The Sixth item, get moving.
Once you have joined you company, don’t just sit back and procrastinate get moving. Your company will tell you to put together a list of everyone you know.
I know exactly what you are thinking, no way, I’m not bugging my friends and family!
If you have listened to me, read through my website, watched my videos, you are right. You, are not going to bug them. This is what separates the real network marketers from the rest of the pack.
That list you create is to jog your memory about everyone you know. Unfortunately for most of us what it really shows is just how out of touch we are with just about everyone on that list.
The task here will be for you, to begin rebuilding those relationships. For you to begin discovering their wants, their needs. Notice I did not say rediscovering, as most of us never really knew them that well to begin with!
Through this discovery you just might find a few who have a want or need that you can help with. So always focus on your long term success, not the quick short term gains.
To keep it simple, don’t chase away your fiends and family, don’t be the outcast at family events.
My goal here at network marketing works over the years has been to help you and others see that network marketing is a real and viable business model.
That we can use education and professionalism to make this one of the most respected, invisible businesses in the world and truly make network marketing work for everyone!
I hope this page and Web site have given you food for thought so you now know more about How to get started in a Network Marketing.