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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THOSE WHO STRUGGLE AND THOSE WHO SUCCEED IN NETWORK MARKETING
When I mention the words network marketing, what comes to your mind? Do you think of someone you know or yourself, are you truly a network marketer?
Those who succeed in Network Marketing and the one who struggle. What is the difference?
In today’s training, we will be looking at the difference between those who succeed in Network Marketing and the one who struggle.
At first sight, network marketing is simply a dream come true business.
The lifestyle you can create from being a network marketer is enviable, but only if you know what you are doing.
Unsurprisingly, almost everyone online wants to make use of this model of generating income now.
But the truth is, more than 95% of newbies fail to do network marketing with success.
People start out with very high expectations and end up in giving up because the money making part of their network marketing business is just not lifting off.
From my own mistakes and the learning curve of many other online entrepreneurs, I can tell the most reasons for failure in this business are caused by the wrong mindset or the lack of proper skills.
To support your smooth start or expansion in network marketing, I have collected the most common reasons why people fail doing network marketing business successfully and as well how to get your success assured in the following.
Those Who Struggle And Those Who Succeed In Network Marketing
1. THEY UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF RELATIONSHIPS
Network Marketing is relationship business.
For being one of the very few succeeding in network marketing, you have to get and stay in touch with your prospects!
If you don’t want to get in touch with your prospects, you have to attract hit and run buyers over and over again, which is lots of hassle.
With a good relationship to your prospects, they don’t come to follow your link for buying something to be off and gone forever.
If they rely on your two cents about products they are interested in, they will come back to learn more from you before their next purchase.
This is the principle of turning one-time buyers into satisfied downlines.
In Network Marketing, strong relationships are mainly built on great helpful content and your interactions with your audience.
Try to offer help whenever you can and deliver it when people ask for it.
Go and answer questions people leave in your comment section if you have a website of your own or on social media.
I try to answer all questions.
Along the process of starting your Network Marketing business you should start building your own email list your visitors subscribe to.
That way, you can implement a funnel to send them emails containing awesome helpful information suited to their needs.
These funnels can create very strong, long lasting relationships between you and your subscribers.
The ability of your business to scale depends very much on your efforts to build relationships.
And good relationships are made of trust, which leads people to like you.
2. THEY GO FOR SELLING, NOT FOR HELPING
This phenomenon is – not only in network marketing – wide spread: People put all their energy into selling and get only little sales results in return.
And with poor results many put even more effort into actively selling, which makes the gap to their sales results even bigger…
I once had a mentor in the offline marketing world who taught me something very wise you should apply to any business: If you want to sell something, do ANYTHING but, by all means, not this: selling.
People start businesses and all they can think of while building it is “I have to make sales!“.
They are madly chasing after sales and forget to do what actually leads to a sale: Helping people.
But… As soon as you switch into helping mode and make helping your audience your main mission in your daily content creation and interaction tasks, it doesn’t take long to see amazing results coming in.
But why is helping the key? Because, in helping mode you don’t push people to buy something.
Instead, your actions are based on digging for problems of your audience to deliver a perfect match solution to them over and over again with your posts, videos, podcasts, etc.
Helping people leads to something money can’t buy: Trust.
If you honestly want to help people with what you do in your business, you will be rewarded with trust.
There is no sale, not at first and definitely not a repeat one, you can make, if your prospect doesn’t trust you.
If you want to stand out from the crowd in network marketing, you have to switch into helping mode and aim to know and serve your audience better than anyone else.
3. THEY RUN INTO DISTRACTION AND PROCRASTINATION
Distraction is only a mouse click away and I think that’s sort of the occupational disease of our industry.
We sit in our “virtual cockpit“ and can reach out to everything business related (or off topic) through our screens.
And when your sitting at content creation for hours each day, you are happy about any invitation for distraction coming from your cell phone, tablet, computer or whatever else device.
And then we jump around checking emails, social media, analytics, news and whatever else.
I think working all day long on your business is impossible without distraction.
Maybe our brain sends us impulses to take a break after writing 2 hours in a row?
You simply can not work all day without taking breaks.
That’s why I say distractions are a good thing, but we have to control them and we should not let them control us.
Allow yourself distractions, but plan them.
Just take a short break every 1,5 hours for 15 minutes.
Distraction is not something bad you should avoid by all means.
If you have been working for 1,5 hours, it’s good for your brain and concentration to take a fresh air break!
Sometimes we cheat on us with distractions.
We do business tasks we find more interesting while other tasks are much more important to do first in reality.
The magic of “paralyzing analyzing“ is such a thing.
So prioritize your tasks with first things first and don’t procrastinate things that urgently need to be done to grow your business.
Traffic generation is #1 priority (done by content creation).
4. THEY DON’T BRING IN ENOUGH PERSISTENCE
Now we get to the core mindset matters points!
No matter how good your Network Marketing skills are, if your mindset is weak, you will fail.
I am pretty sure that the biggest reason for failure in network marketing business is caused by inadequate mindset.
Whatever your goal is, to be persistent is crucial in achieving it.
What you need is an iron mans mindset to succeed in this business.
You will have many setbacks, like every marketer experiences.
Moving on, whenever you get stuck, is what counts.
The truth about network marketing is, that everyone, even a complete novice, can make it work.
I know this sounds like scam lingo too, but it really is true.
People don’t succeed because they are brilliantly smart or fail due to the lack of skills.
The “finisher“ succeed, because they never give up.
The loser fail, because they don’t believe in theirselves and in what they do.
Turn your “I wonder if I can make it“ into “I will make it, sooner or later“.
Pay attention to all the small steps of accomplishments you make along your way.
And set yourself small goals you can and will achieve.
You should make use of a steady strong motivation to strengthen your mindset.
It’s easy to cheer yourself up in this very moment you read my attempts of encouragement.
The challenge is to keep up that good mindset all through your working day and especially in the moments where you get stuck with something.
Make a contract with yourself that says whatever obstacle comes your way, keep moving and never give up.
Your mindset decides whether you succeed or not.
It’s just as simple as that.
Your mindset is more important than all the skills you will ever learn to drive your business, trust me on this one.
It’s simply a fact that most people give up at a stage, where they are just about to breakthrough with their business. Isn’t that crazy?
They give up after an intensive time of working hard, because they don’t see the results they have expected in the time they have expected. The reason why, leads me to the next point.
How good are you at being patient? Just as bad as I have been for a long time?
It’s interesting to see that people who start out in network marketing tend to be very impatient with their business.
I repeat myself but again, I am sure this collective eagerness is mainly caused by all the black sheep of our industry, trying to make this business look like a get rich overnight on autopilot thing.
That‘s why I always say: The first important thing you should do before stepping into network business, is to reset all the scam hype about network marketing in your brain.
In many aspects, network marketing is pretty much the opposite of what these so called gurus want to make newbies believe.
It takes time to build a solid foundation for your long term network marketing business.
It takes time to gain trust of your audience.
It takes time to see first results.
It takes time to grow your network marketing revenue into a full time income.
It takes time to scale your business to a higher level that exceeds a full time revenue umpteen times.
If you expect it to take time, you are not tempted to choose shiny strategies to boost your business, which in reality only hurt your business.
If you bring in the patience, you will stick to the solid strategies that will make you the winner in the long run.
Some of those who start doing network marketing based on your own website or blog, which I highly recommend, see first results after a couple of months.
And for some of them it takes a year to make a stable income.
That depends on how much time you can invest into building your business steadily.
But let’s be honest: Whatever business you decide to do self-employed, there always is the part of bringing in hard work first, before you can enjoy all the advantages of great income, flexibility and independence!
As a network marketing rep, you are now a business owner. You cannot expect to do everything right from the start. You have to take action, tweak and learn along the way.
Most businesses take a while to start becoming profitable and that time period can be minimized with good systems and a helpful mentor, but don’t be one of those people that just tries for a week, gets discouraged and quits.
You’ll never get anywhere that way.
The most successful people in the world have a secret they’re not telling you. The successful people in the home business industry that you look up to know the secret as well.
And to be fair, they tend to scream it from the roof tops.
What’s the secret?
Finding a Mentor who’s achieved what you’re trying to achieve, and taking the exact steps they tell you to take!
The slow and unsure way to success is to do it all by yourself, and stumble your way through trial and error, to HOPEFULLY figure it all out yourself.
The FAST and sure way is to pay close attention and do what they show you is now possible with a mentorship program that comes with a Facebook group, CRM, and many business tools to teach you HOW to be able to interact with others who are learning like you.
Another thing for you to do is find a business coach that has reached beyond the results you are looking for.
I am not a person who wants to reinvent the wheel and I like let someone else do the heavy lifting and training and they do all the teaching.
I have fun supporting you and give you feedback when you feel stuck so you can keep kicking butt in your business.
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