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.

 

Your Daily Routine

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Success doesn’t occur from something that you do once. Success results from what you do on a regular basis. Most people come home from work and do what they have to do family wise but business wise, they do little to nothing. Maybe send an email or post a couple of internet ads. If you look at what successful people do and what unsuccessful people do, you’ll notice a huge difference.

At the end of the day, you must be able to account for the activity that you did. You are accountable for your daily routine. It’s funny how people say they don’t have time to do this or that, but they have time to watch TV. Then when you take an inventory of what they’re doing, the number is usually zero.

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We all have busy lives. No one always has the perfect schedule. However, you are still accountable for maintaining your daily routine. With that being said, here are some tips for creating a daily routine:

  1. Get up an an hour earlier.
  2. Pray.
  3. Read a something on personal development.
  4. Create or share a piece of content.
  5. Exercise.
  6. Connect with more prospects.

These tips will assist you in increasing your chances for success. The main thing to do is be consistent.

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.

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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.

 

 

 

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Why People Are So Skeptical About Your Home Business Opportunity

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Why do you think people are so skeptical about your home business opportunity? It may not be your home business per se, it may the industry in general. Before you got started in your opportunity, you were probably skeptical also. You saw guys standing in front of rolls royces, mansion in the background, wearing thousand dollars suits right? You probably thought these guys were con artists or something. Furthermore, your brother in law got into one of those deals and lost his shirt on it. This is a common story for many people.

It is important to understand that there are good and bad business programs, just like anything else in life. It is your responsibility to get educated and use a little common sense so you will not lose your shirt. People naturally, are very skeptical. That’s just how it is. People think if something is too good to be true, it probably isn’t. Well the truth is, if something sounds to good to be true it probably is, assuming you have the right education. That’s the problem. People don’t have the right education. This is a contributing factor as to why so many people are skeptical about your home business opportunity.

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When home business entrepreneurs hear such skepticism, it causes even them to doubt whether or not this industry really works. The industry works if you work. You don’t need another business, you need to go to work. You don’t need another marketing platform, you just need to build relationships first and stop bringing up your business unless asked. We throw up on people and haven’t even established rapport. Don’t seek to recruit everyone you contact. It’s okay just to be friends.

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In conclusion, this is why most people are so skeptical about your home business opportunity. Handle yourself professionally and stop begging, chasing and convincing. It really doesn’t work.

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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. Connect with Calvin on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Connectwithcalvin.

MLM Sponsoring Tips On How To Attract Prospects

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There are several MLM sponsoring tips on how to attract prospects you. When you first get started in MLM, you are told to make a list 50 business builders and 50 product consumers. This list includes family, friends and co workers. The problem is that most people you talk to, are not interested in starting an MLM business or any enterprise.

We are told to prospect at shopping malls and coffee shops. There are people who do quite well from mall and restaurant prospecting. I believe that attracting prospects to you is smarter than chasing them. It can be quite frustrating to go after prospects only to have them reject your opportunity. So how do we attract people to us especially without raising a red flag in their minds?

There are several ways to attract prospects to you. One way is through content marketing. Content is king. Your content must be educational and encouraging to your readers. Furthermore, it must be actionable. Offer your literature through a blog or a video. Lastly, your content should be original.

Another way you can attract prospects to you is by commenting and making informative statements on business forum sites. Based on the questions asked, your comments to those questions can build authority for you and attract visitors to your website or blog. The more eyeballs you get, the greater the potential for sales. A third way to attract prospects is to give something away for free. People love the word free. This can a free coaching session or an E-book. Personally speaking, I give away free coffee and tea to individuals and businesses. Just send me an email.

In conclusion, there are probably dozens of MLM sponsoring tips on how to attract. Time and consistency is required. Attraction also requires imagination and persistence. The more tips you learn, the more knowledgeable and successful you’ll become.

Much success,

Calvin Moss