My earliest intro to MLM was with a home party program for some type of household decor.
I got some kickoff leads and started holding home parties. It was fun to be the presenter and people make orders left and right. I got a few bookings and was right into profit mode. The downsides, as I recall, included mainly the fact that I had to pack up all the stuff into my car, unload and set up a display at someone’s home, and then repack it after taking orders at the end of the evening.
So I looked for something I deemed “easier.”
I always wanted something fun. I loved having clear beautiful skin, so skincare was for me! We had a system of doing demonstrations on one half the face. The team I was with drove across two states to attend trade show events. We did complimentary demonstrations and pushed our product! It was a LOT of fun for me being with this group and we were go-getters. We also had mailer postcards in which we claimed to make you look 10 years younger in about 10 minutes. Each upfront sale netted about a hundred dollars, so it was paydirt, up until you actually added up driving costs and hotel costs for the trip! As time went on I was so excited about this product, I could only think about it and nothing else. I visioned getting all my actual friends to use it. I was obnoxious. I know they have a saying that “ignorance on fire” is a good thing, but for me, it led me quickly to the NFL (no friends left) club.
Therefore, I began studying how to “Keep My Mouth Shut.”
This method didn’t work so well. While I continued to try new network marketing products, I continued to keep my mouth shut, and so,
I essentially Quit Network Marketing!
Want to find out why I’m still writing about it now?
To your massive success!
Right after I pay the bills, I’ll write my blog post for today!
Right after the closet is rearranged, I’ll make appointments.
Right after I wash up these dishes, I’ll invite some friends for a get-together.
Right after I take out the trash, I’ll get started on social media posting.
Right after the kids go back to school, I will begin my new home business.
You get the point! I’m the queen of “Right After.” You may be also!
It all comes back to What do I really want?
Do I really want to be a blogger? Do I really want to make appointments that turn into sales? Do I really want to help other people become successful in doing the same thing? Do I really want to run a successful home business?
So two-step tango really: 1. Write down what you really want and 2. Write down what you will do.
Then do it right away!
To your massive success!
- Join a company with a valid product you really love or can become passionate about.
- Decide and begin quickly to promote.
- Get going every day to repeat step 2! Do not over think it, and do not complicate it!
When you check out the company, spend a little time researching how long it has been in business, how many reps are already selling the product, whether they truly have a unique niche product that people will want. Many companies go out of business each year and many new companies launch each year. Getting into one that’s on the startup side of things allows more possibilities to take a larger market share if you are in the earlier stages! Make sure you absolutely love the product and do a little looking around. Maybe nearly the same thing is available somewhere else. Make sure the product does what is claimed, suggested. Health and wellness companies are springing up daily it seems. Once in a long while there’s something really new, but most companies are in the “me too” business. What they offer is also offered elsewhere — ( and sometimes that’s right there in your local health food store, drugstore, or grocery).
Joining a winning person or team can also help you, but ultimately these types of business have as a selling point that you will be in business for yourself, so the adage, “If it’s to be, it’s up to me.” is true. So ultimately this requires self-confidence. I can point you to some great sources for that! 🙂
Look around and join someone who you can feel comfortable will be there to help you, but not manage you. You want someone with leadership but not someone who wants to hold your hand! After all, isn’t what you are looking for something you can hold in your own hands?
To your massive success,