I’ve always been passionate about helping other people achieve their dreams, but I never really understood what my dream was until I got into network marketing.
It took me years to figure out how to make it work for me, but now I can say that this is by far one of the best things I have ever done with my life.
I started my career in direct sales almost ten years ago, and since then I have only grown more motivated and inspired every day.
Here are all the reasons why starting off in indirect sales isn’t a good idea unless you are very dedicated and willing to put in some effort.
Direct sales will help you build a business, launch your own product or service, and position yourself as an influencer. It’s not necessarily easy or straightforward, but it’s definitely possible to succeed if you don’t give up.
In this article, I’ll go over everything from the initial stages of recruitment through to staying successful once you've made the investment.
I thought it was a scam my whole life! I never invested money in it, so I never got rich off of it. I constantly doubted myself and my ability to succeed. It took me years to realize what made this business work and how to use that information to help you be successful.
I’ve talked about why network marketing is not a good idea before, but now it's time to give you some tips on how to start doing it. These are my best tips for beginner level professionals. If you're already working as a member of a team, these tips will be helpful to you too because you can apply them to your position.
The first tip is to understand that direct sales isn't necessarily the better option. Just like any other profession, there are going to be winners and losers depending on who you choose to represent yourself and spend your hard-earned cash on.
There are many ways to make money without being involved in direct selling, so don’t feel like you have to go into this industry if it doesn’t fit you. You deserve to enjoy your career choice, just like anyone else.
About two years ago, I decided to give my life a major makeover. It was around that time when I first became involved in the world of online sales and entrepreneurship. Since then, my lifestyle has transformed into one full of activity that I love to do.
My career now includes working for myself, helping other people achieve their dreams through business, and creating an income stream that allows me to live the life I want to live.
I will never forget my journey with this company, because not only did it change me as a person, but it also changed the way I look at life and business.
It’s hard to describe everything that I have gained from these individuals and how much my personal success owes them. But if you are looking to take your own professional or personal growth more seriously, I would recommend giving some attention to what I call The MLM Solution.
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As mentioned before, my initial plan was to just try joining a few companies as an affiliate or representative for them. This did not work out well for me.
I spent way too much money (and still do sometimes) trying to be someone that I am not. I would spend lots of money traveling to meet with potential clients which really didn’t help my business in any way.
After all, I’m spending money I don’t have and it’s hard to focus on what I don’t have when I think about how much things cost. It’s also very expensive to stay at hotels while traveling!
My personal finances took a huge hit because of this. Thankfully, I kept notes of everything so I can track where my income went but it takes a lot of effort to gather those pieces.
It's important to know who you are as a person and whether or not you're willing to put in the necessary time and resources into your career. - Alyce Ward
If you feel like you need a break, consider quitting. You'll have to deal with whatever is coming up after you left home but you won't have to worry about paying your bills then either.
There will always be another opportunity soon enough if you keep yourself ready. Plus, most people succeed later in their life anyway.
As mentioned earlier, I would not be where I am today if it were not for people with a passion to help others going up through different levels of the Direct Sales industry. This includes building your team, growing your organization, and creating additional income streams.
This is what made me invest in World Ventures Membership (WVMI), an online networking site designed specifically for those looking to start or grow their own direct sales company. It was my chance to join a community of like-minded individuals who have success using this model to make money.
Since joining WVMI almost one year ago, I have learned a ton about how to run my own business and improve my leadership skills. These lessons have come from both online courses as well as personal conversations with other members.
My career as a recruiter has also improved due to all of the great tips and tricks I have been given.
As mentioned before, not all network marketers are the same. Some hold more events than others, use different tools to market, and put in an equal or even greater effort into their business than what they feel is necessary to succeed.
What’s important though is that every person has their own style of leadership that works for them.
For me, I make it a rule to never start working on my business unless I have planned out exactly how I will spend my time at least weekly.
This way, I always know if I am too busy or not, and can adjust accordingly.
I also don’t believe in having a lot of “tools” to help me reach my goals. A notebook and pen definitely cut down on distractions!
A good balance of activities and strategies depend on the situation and whether I need something quick or longer term, but whatever I have, I try to master them well and apply them consistently.
As mentioned earlier, my career as a leader has gone beyond just representing some company that paid me an income. Rather, I have built my success by helping other people achieve their dreams through business.
This doesn’t mean that I only help individuals go into marketing or sales for a living, but rather that I help them grow their business to where they can make this a job.
I will always be inspired when I see someone who put in effort to create a successful business venture – it is truly one of the best things about this industry!
As you read above, I have helped many different kinds of people launch their own businesses, which includes working with entrepreneurs, teachers, public servants and more.
But what all of these people have in common is that they both started with a desire to make money and then took action to create their business. They made their dream come true by putting in work every day.
It is so important to recognize your potential and use it to succeed in life.
One of the greatest lessons I learned from network marketing is to be patient and do it right. As mentioned before, MLM companies are not for everyone, which can sometimes make people give up quickly.
It’s easy to get discouraged when you don’t see results straight away- but that would be wasting your precious energy!
By giving up, you will pass up on this important part of investing in yourself. Investing in yourself includes learning new skills, working on weaknesses, supporting others, and creating long term relationships. All of these things take work, and they all bring us joy.
I know there was a time where I wanted nothing more than to drop everything and go start my own business, but I didn’t. It takes a lot of effort to keep putting off what you want, so make sure you’re really wanting it before starting.
Also remember that it takes around six months to a year to find success in any career path, even bigger ones like mine. You may need that time to invest properly before getting results.
As mentioned earlier, one of the main reasons why network marketers fail is because they try to do it alone. They believe that by investing in their own personal brand, speaking directly to people about business and leadership, and posting pictures of themselves giving speeches or teaching classes, that they will reap the benefits of their hard work.
That can’t be done alone, though. You need other people to help you succeed so that you don’t have to deal with all of the nagging doubts, distractions, and failures yourself.
As difficult as it may sound at times, you need to learn how to manage your team and lead them from behind. This article will talk more about this.