So you’ve just started your new home business and you’re ready to live the lifestyle you deserve. Maybe you’re selling a new product in the market place, or maybe you’re introducing a service that the public desperately needs. Whatever the case might be, in this post I’m going to share 4 tips you can apply right now that will put you on the path to success in your new home business.
Have you ever stuck to something long-term that wasn’t fun and that you just hated doing? Chances are you answered “NO” to that question… and chances are, you probably won’t stick to your business for the long haul if you were miserable working it. Remember, you have to have fun, and enjoy the process. That’s not to say that everything will always be roses and you won’t have challenges that pop up here and there. But through it all, you have to make it a priority to enjoy yourself. If you hate what you’re doing, how can you possibly recruit someone else to do what you’re doing? Keep in mind, that people (more than anything else) want to be recruited into a lifestyle of fun and freedom. I know this might sound weird, but your service or product has very little to do with people wanting to work with you. The real reason is people want what you have, which is a lifestyle of fun and fulfillment.
John C. Maxwell always says, “You recruit who you are, now what you want.” Let that sink in for a minute… Think about it, do you really think you can recruit hard-working, self-motivated superstars if you are a lazy ass? Do you really think you can get people to sell out to your product or service, when you don’t even use it or believe in it?
Make no mistake about it… if you want motivated people on your team, you have to be the most motivated person of all since you recruit who you are, not who you want. If you want producers on your team, you must be the top producer in your entire business and lead by example. Not forever. But for a period of time (around 2-3 years) so you can create the momentum needed to take your business into orbit. Be the Master Copy worth copying.
Now, I’m not saying you have to treat people like a number. Nor am I saying that you should “throw stuff against the wall, and see what sticks”. You have to treat everyone with respect, and you should strive to make everyone feel good, because you never know who they can bring to the table, or what they will do (some producers are late bloomers). But just know right now that not everyone will win, and not everyone will make big money. And it’s OK. It’s not your fault. You can’t control other people’s desires and work ethic. Don’t take it personal, and just get someone else. Remember, there are BILLIONS of people on the planet, it’s not the end of the world if your two guys quit or aren’t producing.
The key is to recruit in bunches and have the Law of Large Numbers work for you, instead of against you. Here’s what I mean by this: Statistics show that 8 out of 10 distributors won’t go on to produce big numbers long-term. Maybe some will do a little bit in the beginning, and maybe some will just be happy product consumers. But most won’t go on to make $20,000/month in your business. Now if you just sponsor 1 or 2 people a month into your business, you’re probably not going to find the superstars you need. But if you go out and recruit 10+ people a month into your business, you’re going to start stacking the deck in your favor that you’ll find superstars since at least 1-2 out of the 10 will go on to produce. What if you and your team starting recruiting 100+ people a month? Can you see how you can increase your chances of success by working the numbers? If you simply accept that success in this Industry is all about working the numbers, you can win big in whatever company in you’re in.
Success Tip #4 – It Takes Time To Build A Successful Business, So Give Yourself The Chance To Succeed
There’s an old saying that says “Anything worth doing takes time…” So many people say they aren’t looking for a Get-Rich-Quick-Scheme, but when they’re not making $10,000/month inside of their first 90 days in their company, they say “This doesn’t work…” and quit. Creating a $10,000+ monthly income takes time. There’s a learning curve you have to go through. Understand that Network Marketing is a profession. And to be a professional, you have to take time to learn your craft and more importantly get experience.
Here’s the cool part: It may take you 2-3 years to crack the $10,000/month mark, but it may just take you 3-6 months to crack the $20,000/month mark. Why? Because you’re now in momentum, your leaders are maturing and you know your craft now. That’s the beautiful thing about Network Marketing. Once you’re over that 2-3 year mark, your business starts to take off, and you won’t be able to stop it even if you tried. Unfortunately, 98% of distributors never experience this because they don’t stick around long enough to let it happen. Make a decision right now that you will stay focused on your business no matter what.
So there you have it. These 4 tips will help you on your journey and in your home business. If you liked this post, please share it on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn so more new entrepreneurs can get these tips and apply it to their business.
See you on the next post,
P.S. Your success in your MLM business will depend heavily on your lead flow. Without leads, you’ll be chasing uninterested friends and broke family members all day long…