Nowadays, more and more individuals are looking for ways to earn extra income, without having to pick up a second job. People are realizing that “trading hours for dollars”, is no longer enough.
Even with two jobs, they still struggle just to make ends meet.
According to the Direct Selling Association, Over 18 million people (18.2) were involved in direct selling in the United States alone, in 2014. Up by 8.4% compared to 2013. It was estimated that retail sales reached $34.5 billion, and continues to experience steady growth, as more individuals generated more revenue in 2014 than any year previously.
Clearly, the network marketing, direct sales industry is not only allowing average people to earn extra money, but it will continue to grow.
What makes this industry so popular?
Aside from being able to create your own hours and control your own income, you can essentially build a business from anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection.
This is also another reason why Internet Network Marketing, is quickly becoming the preferred method, compared to the old-school, traditional network marketing business model.
Now, I want to make one thing clear. Network Marketing always will be a people business. Meaning, no matter how you choose to build, relationships are priority number one. This method of marketing does not mean you will never have to communicate with your prospects, customers or team members.
Internet Network Marketing Business Success
What most people don’t realize is that choosing to build your network marketing business online, does not mean it will be easier than building offline.
It may be easier because it is more convenient, and you have access to just about the entire world, but you still have to put in work and learn the skills you need, to be successful at it.
Most network marketing companies provide you a company replicated website, but not many offer a fully integrated marketing system. Even when they boast how you can build the business online.
Why is a marketing system important?
To be a successful Internet Network Marketing professional, you need to structure the way you will build, using the internet. Just like a traditional business, with a daily method of operation.
Having a system and a process for the way you will run your business…
- Attracting and generating quality leads
- Presenting product or opportunity overviews
- The relationship building and follow-up process
- Closing sales and enrolling new members
- Providing product knowledge/team training/etc.
Is all vital to your success.
When this process is systematic, you are able to work your business around your current work or family schedule. Having an automated process in place saves you time, and gives you the flexibility to generate income, even when you are not working.
The system and tools you need to create the life changing income you desire working from the internet, will simplify how you run your network marketing business online. This method provides an effective solution for you to make money without having to dedicate full-time hours.
Business Success Tips
First and foremost, you have to make a decision to be serious about your business. You’ve probably heard it said before, but if you treat your business like a business, it will pay you as such.
Treat it like a hobby, well…don’t expect much in return.
Be a student and master your craft
You can use all the tools in the world, sit in on every webinar, training call or live event…if you never apply what you learn, you gain absolutely nothing. Learn and apply the skills and strategy you NEED to get you the results you desire, then practice and master your craft.
Learning how to use a marketing system is important, but developing the skills you need to implement, requires some internet marketing training, to get the results you desire.
Don’t make the mistake of trying to learn everything all at once. If you want to build your business on Facebook…learn Facebook marketing. Don’t also spend time trying to learn SEO, Blogging, Instagram, etc…until you are getting consistent results with Facebook.
A jack of all trades masters none. Don’t be like Jack!
Get organized and schedule your work
Again, take your business serious. The same way you show up (or showed up in the past), for your scheduled hours at your job, do the same for yourself. Set work hours…even if it is just 1-2 hours per day, you need to designate uninterrupted time to build your dream.
No excuses. If you are thinking this isn’t that serious and you will make time…you are already setting yourself up for failure. Put YOUR business on your calendar.
How important is this to you?
Don’t we make time for those things that are important to us?
Understand that entrepreneurship is not easy, and it is not for everyone. Just because some people make it look easy or glamorous, you don’t see what goes on behind the screen. You must develop a strong mindset, and thick skin.
More emphasis should be placed on growing yourself, over your business. If you can’t handle hearing the word ‘NO’, failures, lack of money, losing friends and family…you aren’t ready for this lifestyle.
Listen to audios, read books, watch videos, dial in to daily motivational calls – you have to stay empowered, and motivated to be successful as an entrepreneur in general.
Don’t ever quit
Guess what? Things are going to get hard. Things won’t always work out as planned. People will mock you, laugh at you, talk about you…so what. There is no quitting allowed.
I’m a proud home based, internet network marketing mom of seven children. I have failed more than I care to share…but I have NEVER quit on myself.
Building my network marketing business online gives me the freedom and flexibility I need to be a full-time mom to my children. Of course there are traditional network marketers who believe you can’t do this online…
What’s the quote that goes, “People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it” Yea, that one!
There will ALWAYS be naysayers, doubters and unbelievers…even in your own industry.
Follow you heart, pursue your passion, and do what works best for you.
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