Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The glue that holds a Network Marketing Team Together

Relationships are the glue that holds a team together. One of the most valuable things you can do for your Network Marketing team is to have fun together. There is nothing better than getting a group of people together that share a common vision and common goals. Revolve those gatherings around fun and you have an equation for success.

Meet for coffee, grab lunch, hold a party for your team, and take an overnight trip. If your team is small, then start small. Have your partners invite guests. The guests might just join your team. Everyone loves a good time and wants to be a part of something fun.

Share stories, tell jokes and laugh. And training doesn’t have to be a part of these gatherings. Having a good time will do just as much for a team as an hour or two of training.

A MLM team that plays together stays together.

BELIEVE Success!


Monday, July 28, 2008

Surround yourself with people that support you

I think I was born an entrepreneur. Even as a young child, I was inventing things and always had my own play business. I’ve always been drawn to the idea of creating things, helping others and making money.

But I came to realize quickly that not everyone shares those interests and beliefs. Actually, most don’t. So, it’s important to surround yourself with like-minded people. Entrepreneurs are special people. The world of free enterprise is exciting, but there are many that don’t and will not ever embrace it. And that’s okay.

Find those that do and surround yourself with them. You will find other people that share your interests and ideas and you can learn so much from each other.

Realize that you are different from most. Realizing this was a huge breakthrough for me. Choose to surround yourself with people that support you and your ideas. Gain inspiration from other entrepreneurial spirits. Feed off of each other and know that you are special.

BELIEVE Success!


Thursday, July 24, 2008

You know what's funny?

Scott Rogers of http://www.ScottRogersConsulting.com recently sent this to me and I wanted to share it.

You know what's funny?


Yes, people are funny!

Let me explain.

Have you ever heard of the 80/20 rule?

Well, understanding this principle is critically important
to your success and expectations in the Network Marketing industry.

The fact is, even though most people are well-intentioned; you'll
find that many don't follow through on taking the proper action
to realize their dreams.

No matter what you do or how you do it, or what you say...

Some people who join you in your business will quit.

Most of the people in your downline will not have fantastic
results - even if you 'plug them in'.

Some people who say they will be your biggest business builders,
drop off the face of the earth within 3 months.

Some people who 'say' they will join your business, don't.

Some of your downline organization will be poor producers, but
high maintenance distributors.

Some of your people will think the grass is greener on the other
side - and drop out of your company to pursue the latest 'hot'
new thing.

Some people 'say' they want success, but don't want to put in the
proper consistent action to achieve it - then gripe when they don't
get the results they feel they should get (even when you have
given them access to EFFECTIVE training).

You get my point?!

Besides the lack of effective training - the only other thing that
contributes to people's lack of success; is THEMSELVES!

Did you know that about 20% of your people will produce about 80% of your downline
volume and inc*ome.
Some of your most successful downline members (or affiliates) will
be LOW maintenance, but HIGH production.

Some people will join your business without you even having to
explain much of anything - because they TRUST you.

About 80% of your own income will come from about 20% of your
actual activities.

Some of your people will take your advice and run with it, and
never complain or make excuses.

So, what's my point here??

Well, for one - you CANNOT control what people do or don't do.

Assuming you can, will only frustrate you and cause you to think
like a desperate sales person (which mostly causes failure).

Secondly, instead of trying to depend on every person that gets
involved with you to get the job done - simply go out and be the
BIGGEST producer YOURSELF (getting as many people attracted to
you as possible), then let the cream of the crop rise to the top;
and work with them.

You help everyone by making sure they have the proper education
and training available to them, but baby no one. The serious
ones will take your advice (if you yourself are getting it done),
and will not complain or make excuses - but rather provide proof
in the form of results.

Same in marketing:

Even if your marketing is really good, and you are providing great
relevant content - there will still be people who won't respond
to it.

BUT, don't worry about those people. Do your thing, and help those
who DO respond.

So, make sure you keep your expectations where they need to be; and
go out and be the producer you want YOUR people to be. Then work with
those who follow your lead and who DO the action necessary to get the
job done.

BELIEVE Success!


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Benefits of MLM

MLM and Network Marketing sometimes gets real criticism. It’s an industry that is surrounded by lots of hype and empty promises. And people tend not to see the real benefits of MLM. Is a Network Marketing business hard work? Absolutely. Is it worth it? Yes, it is. Can it change your life? Yes, it will. Can you do it? Yes, you can.

Let’s take a look at some of the Benefits of MLM. Which of these appeals to you?

Business related activities are tax deductible.
Be there for your children.
Earn extra income.
Spend more quality time with your children.
Make new friends.
Set your own schedule.
Get great products at a discount.
Develop leadership skills.
Work with positive people – champions who have desire, drive and ambition.
Pay for your child’s college education with ease.
Have low overhead.
Work with whom you choose.
Enjoy ongoing personal grown and development.
Everyone who joins MLM has the same opportunity to create success. It’s up to YOU.
Earn while you learn.

BELIEVE Success!


Monday, July 21, 2008

Allow Challenges to Propel you to the Top!

Challenges are a part of any successful business. And it’s no different in Network Marketing. Challenges arise, be prepared to face them. Challenges CAN make you stronger and your business stronger. It simply depends on how you react to them.

Some things to think about…………………

Challenges are just an interesting part of your success story.
Dream big.
Feed your mind with positive thoughts.
Say goodbye to those that are discouraging.
Don’t be a quitter.
Strive for the top because the bottom is already crowded.
Make a commitment to succeed.
Be determined to get what you want.
Set goals.
Prepare your mind for success.
Have fun.

BELIEVE Success!


Friday, July 18, 2008

Make a MLM leadership commitment

I just finished reading Jan Ruhe’s book, MLM Nuts and Bolts. It’s a great book and a must read for anyone in the Network Marketing industry. Below are a few things that she says about MLM Leadership Commitment.

Be consistent. Make your decision and see it through.

Be prepared to do what most others in MLM are not. That is get on the telephone, meet with people, continue to improve yourself by attending personal growth and development seminars and conventions, for as long as it takes.

Before you make the commitment, you must be prepared to work.

Determine your level of interest in becoming a leader.

You might need to create the income necessary to commit to investing in your future. The fastest way to create the income, is to sell product and get others to sell product.

Have fun becoming a leader and have more fun watching others become leaders because of your contribution to them.

If you only look to your upline to put programs together for your team, then, of course, you are not the leader.

If you take off the first half of the year, you are not a leader.

If it’s time to make the commitment – just make it.

Make the commitment. Make it to yourself, your successline and your upline leader.

The first two to four weeks in the business are very important. Work very closely with your new recruits to provide the best leadership you can in the beginning.

There is no Get Rich Quick Way.

Search for others that can teach you want you want to learn. Be willing to pay for that knowledge.

You know you are a leader when you begin to recruit. sell, attend trainings, attend personal growth seminars, and begin to sell your successline and upline the books you are reading and audio cassettes you are listening to.

BELIEVE Success!


Thursday, July 17, 2008

Make a decision - move forward

With so many home business options today, some people find themselves going round and round and wondering what to try first. Yes, there are some business’ to avoid. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. But don’t get caught up in all the hype and just not do anything.

Pick a business that appeals to you. One that sounds fun and that interests you. Quit worrying about this and that and just get started. Not knowing which direction to go first can be overwhelming, but so many will not make a decision and then just absolutely do nothing.

The same goes for marketing methods. There are so many out there. Try 2-3 and put the necessary effort into them. Then add 2-3 more. Become masters and if they aren’t productive move on.

Network Marketing is a great opportunity. One that can better your life. But you have to step out of our comfort zone and move forward. Yes, you will make mistakes along the way. And that is okay. We all do. Make a decision to move forward. Don’t let fear hold you back. Every successful person has had their share of failures. So be one of them.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

How much work will it take and it will take how long?

When starting a large project, sometimes it’s best to not know how much time it will really take to complete it. The whole process can be overwhelming at first. But don’t let it be.

Break the task into small pieces. Think about daily actions and baby steps. Set small goals and as you achieve them celebrate.

Rome wasn’t built in a day and success doesn’t happen over night. So, when working on large projects, take in step by step and day by day.

BELIEVE Success!


Thursday, July 3, 2008

Use Social Networking to build your home business

Social Networking sites are the craze right now. But can you really use them to build your Network Marketing business? Yes, you can. Here are a few things to remember when connecting on Social Networking sites.

Pick 3-5 social networking sites. Learn which ones are right for you and then be focused and stay consistent. Squidoo, Hubpages, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and Linkedin are examples of social networking sites.

Take action daily. In order to be successful in social networking you must be consistent. Take the time to offer quality content and allow others to contact you and leave comments.

It takes time. Remember to be patient. As with any aspect of your business, it won’t happen overnight. Remember to build quality relationships and nurture those along the way.

Make friends. Take the time to get to know them and work your way up to a large number of friends.

Join groups. Contribute to these groups. Bring real value and you will stand out among the rest.

Don’t sell, sell, sell. Instead offer advice, and lend an ear. Be sincere and form friendships.

Always be positive. Be upbeat and never post your mood as angry, mad, sleepy.

Remember, social networking can be used to build your business, if you approach it the right way.

BELIEVE Success!


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Networking and Connecting

Listening, connecting, meeting needs and building relationships are the skills that produce long-lasting network marketing success. And if you approach MLM any other way, you’re building on quicksand. It is simply essential that you know how to build relationships with people for MLM success and life success.

Ask your prospect questions. And then listen. Ask more questions and then listen some more. Find out what they really want. And be patient. Network Marketing partnerships don’t happen overnight. It’s a process. So nurture it and have fun along the way.

BELIEVE Success!