Why people hate network marketing

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There are reasons why people hate network marketing. Most people believe that they have to hang out in shopping malls, passing out flyers. They think they have to beg, chase and convince friends and family to join their business. I can’t forget the dreaded home parties. Now this may work well for some people but unfortunately, it doesn’t work well for most.

The reason why it doesn’t work well for most people is because people have lives. Not to mention, we all have friends and family who are in an MLM business and not making any money. Furthermore, when we learn of the traditional activities that must be done, it doesn’t sound too appealing. This is why people hate network marketing.

In addition, people hate having to sell to strangers. Let alone making a spectacle of themselves with friends and family members. Look, people are tired and burnt out from working their jobs. In some cases, they are working two and three jobs. They have family responsibilities and about 5-6 hours of sleep, not quality sleep either.

They don’t have about five years to hopefully learn and grow to be successful in their network marketing career. It’s not because they don’t want to make the investment, it’s because they need to make things happen faster. While it is true, you are rewarded or punished for the life you lived prior to network marketing, if you knew you would be in the business now, you would have lived a different life!

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This is why it is important more than ever to automate your business. If you are not leveraging automation and systems, you are likely on your way out of business.

If you are not making sales on autopilot, you don’t have a business, you have another job! The reason why you choose network marketing is to leave your job. You want to live your life on your terms. Instead of taking orders, you want to create them. The best way to make that happen is through automation. If this makes sense to you, CLICK THE LINK to learn who you can earn on automation. Even if you don’t have a business, you can still succeed.

About the author

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Calvin Moss is a writer, blogger and home business professional. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter. He can be reached on Facebook, Instagram and twitter.

 

 

 

Why network marketing doesn’t work

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There are several reasons why people say network marketing doesn’t work. First of all, when one gets started you have to make a list of 50 business builders and 50 product users to attack, I mean approach. Now there is one small issue. For most of us, we don’t know any business builders because our friends are not in business and those who are, probably shouldn’t be in business. As far as product users go, no one we know is interested in buying vitamins or protein shakes. So in general, our warm market is cold. Eric Worre, one of the greatest business trainers in MLM, says “you are either rewarded or punished for the life you lived prior to network marketing”. His words are very true.

Next, we have the home parties that we’re asked to do. Now I don’t know about you, but the idea of having strangers in my house, is not something I want to do. It does work well for some people, just not my thing. I believe people don’t mind having home parties, just not in their homes. I assume home parties were designed for warm market prospects not cold.

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After home parties, we are told to go out places like malls or coffee shops and hangout for an hour. Now I’m a fan of talking to people while I’m out and about just not necessarily at malls and coffee shops. People who are at malls and coffee shops are there for one reason: to shop and to drink coffee not hear about a business opportunity. Again, if a conversation arises regarding a mutual interest, I have no problem conversing about business.

Here’s how to make it work

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Most people are really busy working two and three jobs with two or three kids. I’m not making excuses, I’m talking about real life here. Obviously, there are little things that make the big difference such as doing cold calls during lunch break etc. However, in today’s world, time is somewhat an issue. I strongly believe in traditional MLM with Information age MLM. My thing is this: if you don’t have the money, invest the time. If you don’t have time, invest the money. Either way, there will be an investment on your part. Since quality time is an issue for most people, I recommend automating your business. That way, you’ll leverage the internet to help you build and grow your business, while you’re implementing the three foot rule etc if you choose to.

Automation is simply a no brainer. It makes the process easier and puts time on your side. It requires no home parties or hotel meetings. Automation doesn’t require begging, chasing or convincing friends and family to look at your opportunity. All you need is an offer, a landing page and an auto responder. That’s it. Share something of value and drive traffic to your offer. No more passing out flyers, no more sticking business cards in window shields.

In conclusion

There are reasons on why network marketing doesn’t work. There are also ways that you CAN make it work. It’s important to understand that everyone’s life is different. What worked for someone else may not work for you.  In this case, you will have to get creative. One of the things I love about doing MLM online, is that you can be creative. We all have a creative genius with in us. So use your genius to make network marketing work.

P.S. Network marketing does work whether it’s online or offline

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About the author

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Calvin Moss is a writer, blogger and home business professional. He lives in new York City with his wife and daughter. He can reached on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

 

 

Why most people have a hard time building their business.

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There is nothing more frustrating than wanting to build a business but getting no where. It seems like your dreams are rapidly fading before your very eyes. We know that building a business is hard however, we didn’t think it was this hard.

People have a hard time building their business for several reasons. I will go over some of the reasons that I have experienced. Building a business can seem like a daunting task. Friends and family offering ridicule etc.

so here are some of the reasons why people are having a hard time building their business:

No daily routine or lack of a daily activity.

If you want to succeed in business, you need a plan of action. At the end of the day, how many people did you talk to, mail samples/business info to? how many calls did you make? How many samples did you give out? If you are not moving forward in your business, you are moving backward by default.

Afraid to talk to strangers.

When we where young, we were told not to talk to strangers. It is no wonder why as adults, we don’t like to talk to strangers! There are times when we just don’t want to talk to anyone, but the big money is made dealing with people you don’t know. Of course only talking to friends and family will cause you to have a hard time in business. There are hundreds, even thousands of people who possibly want what you have to offer. But you gotta talk to them.

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Unable to offer samples of the company product.

One thing people love is the word free. People love trying new products for free. Unfortunately, many companies do not offer a free service or product that consumers can try before they buy. This is not to say that you can’t do well if you don’t offer samples. I just believe that if you have a product that’s in big demand and you can offer as a sample such as this product, you will really do well faster depending on your work ethic etc.

No self belief or confidence.

Network marketing is a simple business. It’s not easy, but it’s simple. If you are going to have even a little bit of success, you must believe you can have it. The problem is most home business owners do not believe which is why their actions are a result of what they believe. You can read all of the books on confidence and belief but the only way to gain confidence and belief is to do that which you fear period.

Think they have to know it all.

Yet another reason why most people have a hard time building their business is because they think they need to know it all. Every company has a presentation be it an online video or DVD that you can use to educate a prospective candidate. You never need to know everything. Utilize tools to answer your prospects questions.

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No money to invest in own business and oneself.

In business, you need to invest and re-invest in your business. There is really no such thing as something for nothing especially when you are thinking long term. It amazes me how so many people are looking for deals that require no initial investment on their part. You cannot have success with a real business unless you are willing to pay a price. The same goes for oneself. You should be reading books that motivate, educate and inspire you. Most companies offer a recommended reading list. The list is compiled with books that have influenced millions of men and women. You should be reading something regularly regarding business and personal development.

In conclusion, these are some of the reasons why most people have a hard time building their business. If you treat your business like a hobby, it will pay you like a hobby. We have a hard time because we make it hard. A few simple disciplines will go a long way.

About the author:

Calvin Moss is a writer/blogger and networking professional. He lives in New  York City with his wife and daughter.

 

 

How to become more attractive to your prospects

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Today, we are talking about how to become more attractive to your prospect. When I say attractive, I’m not talking about physical appearance. I’m talking about professional business.

So here are some ways to become attractive to your prospects.

  1. Become the person you want to work with. People want to work with quality people of like mind who they can get results with. They want to work with people they can trust.
  2. You become more attractive when you share engaging posts, inspirational posts, results and success posts.
  3. The third way you become more attractive is by sharing marketing tips that can help someone even if they are not business partners with you.

So those are some ways to become attractive to your prospects. If you want to learn how to attract people to you and not your business, click here for more information.

About the author:

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Calvin Moss is a writer/blogger and home business entrepreneur. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.

 

 

 

The six sins of network marketing

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In networkmarketing, there are rules that you must follow in order to be successful in your business. If you deviate from the rules, you will become frustrated and quit. There are no shortcuts however, people continue to look for them. There are six sins of network marketing that will cost you time and money. The six sins goes as follows:

  1. Jumping from opportunity to opportunity.

I’ve been there. There are people who are in as much as five different companies. Usually what happens is a prospect joins a company and after a while, gets bored. So he or she finds another company to join and the cycle continues. A solid career can not be built this way.

2.  Marketing but not prospecting.

Network marketing activities includes prospecting. Most people spend more time marketing because it’s easier and less painful. Marketing is supposed to compliment your prospecting. You should have a set number of people that you will talk to everyday. This is called projecting. You are projecting the amount of people you will talk to daily, weekly, monthly and yearly. Will you meet your goals every day? Probably not. But you must hold yourself accountable to meet your numbers.

3.  Posting your company products, images all over social media.

Like I said in previous blog posts, people don’t care about your products as much as you do. Continuously posting pictures of your products will not move people to buy them. Every company has been seen before. Maybe not by you,but by someone else. What would make your products more valuable is if they were the only ones that could do what they claim. If that were so, there would be such a demand that manufacturers would have a hard time supplying the need.

4.  Making income claims and/or statements.

At some point or another, you or someone you know, received a call like this: “hi my name is Jill and I was given your name as someone who was looking to make 3 to 5000 dollars per week. Is that something your still interested in?”. When you make income claims, you push people away from you instead of pull. Most people are skeptical as it is, so making these kind of statements will contribute to the stigma on MLM.

5.  Un professionalism.

A big problem I see online from network marketers, is unprofessional behavior and language. This is a business and should be approached as a business. Ratchet, hood and ghetto behavior should be kept away from this industry. It has no place in this business. I suspect sponsors are looking to sign anyone up just to make a buck. I don’t mean to judge anyone, and I know people come from different walks of life. This is where personal development comes in. We must edify the industry with a positive mental and professional attitude.

6. Begging, chasing and convincing.

Network marketing is a profession of opportunity, prosperity and stability. You are not in the business of begging people to look at your opportunity. The key word is opportunity. It’s up to your prospects to recognize what you have. You have the goose that lays the golden eggs. Do not lower your dignity for the sake of getting someone to watch your presentation. Do not chase people around online. Short story, I was friends with a guy on Facebook. Every chat we had, he would try to convince me to join his program, saying “its only $18 to join, just sign up”. So I got fed up and unfriended him. He started sending me friend requests and I ignored them. Don’t beg, chase or convince people. If you do, you will convince them to stay.

In conclusion, these are the six sins of network marketing. There are more. When we commit these sins, we separate ourselves from success.

About the author: 

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Calvin Moss is a writer/blogger and home business entrepreneur. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.

 

Two reasons why people are not successful in MLM

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It is said that approximately 97% of people who are in a network marketing or MLM company do not succeed. The question I have is why are not more people succeeding in network marketing? If people are succeeding, that means anyone can succeed. Then I looked at the business habits that the individuals who are successful have, and the habits that unsuccessful people have.

There was a HUGE difference. The successful ones were reading books, exercising, creating content and connecting with 10plus people per day.  Then I looked at the habits of the unsuccessful. They did no reading, didn’t create any content or give away anything of value. Rarely, did the unsuccessful connect with people. They worked their businesses when they felt like it. Nor did they attend conferences or training calls.

I want to address two of the popular reasons why people are unsuccessful and hopefully get people to see what they need to work on.

Starting and stopping

when most people get started in MLM, they tell everyone they know about this great opportunity they found. They’re reading the books that their sponsor recommended, listen to training calls and save some money to attend live events. After hearing no repeatedly and getting no shows, slowly network marketers become lazy and complacent with their business. Too much rejection and adversity causes them to stop working. So they take a break and that break turns into quitting.

Starting and stopping doesn’t build momentum. It actually stops your growth personally and professionally. There is no way to achieve any goal by starting and stopping. In addition to that, it becomes a habit. Starting and stopping leads to network marketers to believe that this business doesn’t work especially after they “tried”working the business but nothing is working.

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Have nothing to offer

Another reason why people are unsuccessful is because they have nothing to offer. Most reps only have a company link as every other rep and nothing more. You have to give people a reason to join you. A link is not enough. In order to successful in network marketing, especially online, you need to have something to offer. Some kind of training on how to build your business on Facebook for example, is very value. If you don’t have a training of your own, you can leverage someone else’s training.

When you have training material that shows how to build a business, prospects are going to say this guy knows what he’s talking about, and will more likely join you because you gave them ideas on how to build their business. Keep in mind that the training that you offer must be different than the training that your company offers.

If you want a access to a home business training that can help you get results, I am giving away free training on how to build your business on Facebook. In addition to that, I am giving away a BONUS course. It’s a seven day home business mastery course that will put you in the winner’s circle right now. CLICK HERE to access all of this training for free.

About the author:

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Calvin Moss is a writer/blogger and home business entrepreneur. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.