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    Monday
    Dec102007

    13 Most Common Mistakes For Beginning Network Marketers To Avoid!

    1. Trying to understand everything

    If you are new in your business and you sit down for days
    (some even take weeks before they make their first phone call) trying out the
    product, reading all the company brochures, understanding every single
    calculation about the compensation plan, memorizing all the names of the management in the company (I think we get the idea)...
    This is a VERY SLOW way to get started in your business.
    Your business is like riding a bike

    (1)   You don't learn to ride by reading the best manual on riding

    (2)   You don't learn until the moment you start peddling

    (3)   You learn by falling down

    (4)   You also learn how not to fall down after falling down the first time

    2. Reading every single book in the industry

    Most Network Marketing and/or MLMs recommend a reading list and they are very helpful for new people especially if the information is factual and informative about the industry. Reading is also a
    very good habit to develop. But one of the major mistakes of new people is thinking that the more books they read, the more money they are going to make! Those books are mostly self-help books or network marketing self-improvement.

    Most newbies spend too much time reading books for a number of reasons

    (1)   Overwhelmed by ignorance. Once again, trying to understand everything before going out there

    (2)   Overwhelmed by fear. The paralysis causes them to retreat to their books without meeting
    people

    (3)   Overwhelmed by frustration. They assume that after reading their first book, if they don't
    achieve enough success, they get disheartened and feel the need for self-help
    more! They try another book. If they fail again, they will blame themselves
    again. Always remember: Books are subjective. It may work for the author but
    differently for another.

    3. Doing the business alone during the first 30 days

    Network marketing doesn't care of if you are
    a CEO, entrepreneur, manager, housewife, college kid or a beggar. If you are new
    to the business you start from ZERO.

    If you think you can earn a six figure income in 2 to 5 years time without following a system then you are grasping at thin air. There are people in traditional business who do make it within a few years but everybody learns from SOMEBODY and network marketing is no exception.

    Here is an example.

    There is this one guy who is an experienced businessman. He started in network marketing and wanted to do it his own way. He rented an office, hired a few staff, created a sales team and sent them out after spending a few hundred thousand dollars of capital alone. After 3 months, his business had nothing to show.

    What happened? One of the main reasons of his failure was the fact that network marketing is not designed to run this way. His staff or sales team will not be able to duplicate the process.

    There are uplines or mentors to guide you and they don't cost you any money to ask for help. I would go to them like a sick man would go to a doctor instead of an architect.

    4. Quitting your day job

    Network Marketing is a business like any other business. Don't get psyched into thinking that by burning my bridges and giving all I've got for the next 6 months without any financial support.

    There is this saying that goes, if the only tool I have is a hammer, all my problems will look like nails. In network marketing, ANY form of financial pressure might kill your prospects because you will keep seeing them like money bags before and even after they 'get in'.

    Some seasoned networkers only 'consider' quitting their job when their income in their business matches at least double their current income.

    5. Selling your business opportunity
    What you are doing now will be duplicated downline. Most people would agree that 80-90% of the population is not trained sales people, nor do they want to be.
    Most people who CAN'T SELL, SELL things that DOESN'T SOLVE other people's PROBLEMS, to people who DON'T LIKE BEING SOLD, who perceive you as a SLEAZY SALESMAN trying to get into their pockets.

    This means that most newbie make the mistake trying to sell the opportunity to others (who don't like to be recruited or sold to). People are looking for solutions to their problems - therefore pitching the opportunity usually comes across to prospects as a way for the business builders to get their hands into the pockets. This usually leads to:

    6. Begging people to join
    New distributors get so hard up on recruiting people that they wind up coming across as high-class beggars in suits. They pitch and sell and pitch and sell that prospects get afraid of them. Some even chase down their prospects.

    Always remember that the ball is in your court. They are the one who needs the opportunity and you are HELPING them to realize this. Don't try to convince them. Instead, when you start helping people out of a genuine concern, dealing with their problems, they will be attracted to you and they in turn will ask you for opportunities.

    7. Telling prospects that this is not MLM or network marketing

    Most newbies are so afraid or embarrassed when the prospects ask this these dreadful questions:

    (1)   Is this MLM?

    (2)   Is this one of those networking thing?

    (3)   Is this one of those pyramid selling?

    (4)   Are you trying to recruit me into those Direct Selling things?

    Most will go, "Err... Um, no its not. Yeah
    it's MLM but we're not really selling... hello? Hello??"

    Ever get those sinking feelings?

    Never ever lie to your prospects. It reflects badly on you and people are not stupid. Either tell them up front it IS an MLM or Networking business (we should be proud that we are in a multi-million dollar industry) or turn the question around by asking, "What do you mean is it MLM, how do you feel about MLM?" Then let him or her tell it as it is. Make the appointment afterwards.

    Remember: if you are shady about what you are doing, your prospects will think they will have to do the same as you if they join you.

    8. Tricking my friends to an opportunity meeting
    Another big mistake: asking your friends or prospects out for a drink then driving them to an opportunity meeting without informing them that it is an opportunity meeting.
    You gain nothing by hiding things from your prospects. Be open and proud of what you are doing! You sponsor people using CONFIDENCE, not trickery.

    9. Telling everyone what their income is

    I wouldn't answer this question at all. Why would anyone go around telling others how much money they are making in their JOB? Would you find it insulting if someone asks you what your income is in your business?

    If people realize the audacity about asking one's salary in work or business, shouldn't the same apply in network marketing as well?
    Most networkers usually go around trying to their worth to others so they hope by parading how much (or how little) they are making, they hope to 'gain' others. A successful networker radiates leadership and confidence so most people won't ask them how much they are making. Its all about posture.

    10. Not being yourself
    This is the worst kind of disease among distributors.

    Imagine if you are looking for your good buddy whom you have known since high school. Every time you see him, all you talk is jive, or nonsense. All of a sudden, you go, "Dude, I've got this business opportunity that will CHANGE YOUR LIFE!" Your friend will think you are on drugs or something.

    BE YOURSELF!  Don't try being someone you are not.

    11. Never calling up-line
    Business duplicates. If you don't call your upline, do you think your downlines will call you? Do you think it is easier to call ONE upline or having to chase after 10 downlines? 10 might become 100 and you will have a hell of a headache if you do develop the habit to call your upline.
    Uplines would be happy to receive your calls because it means business is growing for them and for you as well.

    12. Emotional Attachment
    Don't get too hard up when a prospect says NO to your business. It is easier said than done but we must realize that MLM is just like any business - mixing emotions with it is a recipe for disaster.
    When a prospect says NO, we must not take it personally because most of the time they are saying no to the opportunity and not YOU. They might not believe in themselves or they might be having things on their mind at this point of time.  They might say YES in the future so don't dissolve friendships just because they don't join you.

    The worst thing can happen is that you start feeling sorry for yourself and brood or complain about the business. If you let the NOs sap your excitement, it creates a domino effect which will kill your business for good.

    13. The "Using the product before selling it" excuse...
    One of the favorite excuses of lazy distributors is, "I haven't tried the product yet therefore I can't start my business yet!"
    It is good to use your own product so you can have good testimonials or are convinced yourself. However, have you ever seen a man sell shoes to a lady? If you are selling a good product, its quality will speak for itself, especially when there is a demand (like ladies shoes. Do you think the lady will ask the sales man if he has tried the 'product' before?)
    Al Sims is a successful Full-Time Internet Entrepreneur and Author. Al Sims is the founder of Rich LifeStyles Network, a community of Home Based Money Makers, Bosses and Entrepreneurs. Contact Al Sims at http://richlifestyles.com

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    Wednesday
    Dec052007

    Network Marketing-Always To Early To Quit..…

    After watching one of my favorite sports team get blown out in a "must win" for them, I come to the conclusion that for most of us, our MLM or Network Marketing business is a "must win". That being said, why is it then that almost 97% of us "get blown out" in our business that is a "must win" situation? Today, I received a email from my Simple-ology course that said: "Effort fully releases it's reward after a person refuses to quit"

    Someone said "A winner never quits and a quitter never wins".  I hope this makes sense to you because I always took for granted that the only reason you compete is to win it all and quitting is never an option!

    Peace

    P.S.

    Check out: http://www.simpleology.com

    http://www.greatestnetworker.com/successmagic

    Hey not to worry, this is for FREE

    Tuesday
    Dec042007

    If You Are Going To Work In the MLM Industry, Think Big To Maximize Your Success

    If you enter a network marketing company only wanting a few hundred dollars a month you are doomed to failure.  I would recommend that you don't even bother getting involved. You are setting yourself up for failure.  Why would I say that?   Because over the years I have seen too many people who try this strategy fail, and fail miserably. In fact, I will venture to say I have NEVER seen someone become ultra successful in any endeavor just wanting a minimum return.

    Action is what it takes to be successful in business. We all know that.  However, it is not just action, it is massive action. If you visualize a few hundred dollars per month, is that going to stimulate massive action?  I seriously doubt it. When I speak with new prospects who tell me they want just a small amount each month, I have learned to tell them it would be better for them to simply get a second job.  There are a few reasons I do this. The main one is because this type of prospect will have to be pulled along to do every action step needed for success.   The last thing any network marketer should want is a person who has no dream or desire to compel them to act.  Let's be sure about something here. This type of attitude does not , in any way make this type of prospect a bad person. It simply shows me that they are not the type of person I choose to work with. Additionally, if you know there is a great chance they will fail, why help them along that path?

    The best strategy for you to be successful is to think about, dream about, and plan for what you want most. And in a big way!  Not simply making the car payment.  Why is this so important?

    Because small thinkers limit themselves by placing their self imposed ceilings on their success. More importantly, they put their mind in a place where they miss opportunities because they are not even looking for them.  Half the battle is simply not believing in limitation in the first place.  Think about a small child. The child wants something from his mommy.  That child will cry, fidget, and do whatever he or she can to get the mom's attention so that the child can get what is  wanted.  They even have a sixth sense to know when is the most opportune time to ask for it.  Has your child ever asked you for something when you were on the telephone?  Of course! They all do. They realize that when your mind is not totally on them, they have a better chance for success.  Or maybe, the very young children will cry and scream until they get what they want. A lot of new parents fall for that one, and the child succeeds.

    You see, the child doesn't have any limited thinking.  The child simply knows they want something and will do anything and everything to get it.  Start acting like a child.  Start doing things in a massive way and watch your business grow. Dare to be different. Do things outside the box and you will give yourself the opportunity to have success to a level you couldn't even imagine.

    For more information on how to get training and learn a system to take your network marketing business to the next level, click on the critical thinking link in the resource box below.

    Dr. Alfred Santoro is a professional internet marketer. "Do You Want To Learn More About A System That Will Generate Profits For Your MLM business, Even If No One Joins Your Business? And What IF That Same System Paid For Your Advertising To Generate Endless Red-Hot Targeted Leads?" http://www.CriticalTraining4MLMProfit.info http://www.Blogging4Success.blogspot.com http://www.GetPaid4Bills.com
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    Thursday
    Nov292007

    MLM Business- Have You Figured It Out Yet?

    If you are trying to promote your business online, the LAST thing you need is to hear
    is that someone else's business is so much better than yours? or how the only way you
    will ever make money online is by quitting business and joining THEIRS. BULL! You
    can make money online with ANY legitimate business, IF you have the right tools and IF you know how to use those tools!

    Listen, I'm going to be straight with you. I spent more than 3 years jumping from
    program to program, always believing that if I could just find the right one, I could
    make it work for me. I never made a DIME and spent thousands of dollars trying! The
    hard truth is that I could have made money with ANY of the programs I joined ?if I
    had only known then what I know now.

    As soon as I learned what to do everyday on a daily basis and learned what to STOP
    doing ?everything turned around for me. In just a week,I drove over 1,000 unique
    visitors to my site and in just two weeks I five sales. Now that may not sound
    like much to you, but for someone who had struggled for two years without making as
    much as a dime - let me tell you , I was a VERY HAPPY CAMPER!

    HAVE YOU FIGURED IT OUT YET?

    During those first two weeks, I followed a step-by-step marketing system. Now, I just
    repeat those steps over and over, everyday.THE MYSTERY IS GONE! This system WILL truly turn things around for you and open your eyes to a WHOLE LOT you have been missing! I am glad I figured it out!

    HAVE YOU FIGURED IT OUT YET?

    Click on the link below if you can stand the TRUTH!

    http://www.reality-networkers.com/gtrack.php?id=EDHFSGYBNCXBEEAJDIXI

    james b byrd

    1-269-290-3263

    "Grab Your Free Success In 10 Steps E book"

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    Monday
    Nov262007

    Network Marketing- Prioritize and Get There Faster!

    Many times it’s hard for those of us in the network marketing business to really keep things organized and moving forward smoothly. Specifically projects…
    As your internet business takes off, you will find the things you’ve done in the past get you buried. And it’s hard to figure out what should be done before what…
    When I’m planning my projects, I try to prioritize them based on a few things:
    1. How much time will it take?
    This is especially important when you are first starting out. You want to focus on things that are going to line your pockets the fastest because you need to pay the bills! You also want to make sure you can do it along side everything else you are doing without making anything else suffer.
    Or you will have to decide if something else should be sacrificed to do this new project…
    2. What will make me the most money?
    Again, money isn’t everything, but it sure helps… especially in the beginning. You can always do charity work later.
    3. What will make me money the quickest?
    Money again? Yeah, well money is what makes the online business world go round. So try and find a good opportunity and direction for yourself that will get you from rags to richest in a reasonable amount of time.
    4. What am I excited most about?
    If you can concentrate on things you are excited about first, that is optimum. You will find more energy for it and will be more passionate about it… in turn you will probably get to a positive cash position faster!
    5. How will it affect the whole as I roll it out?
    Will it take away from other things that I am doing? You don’t want a project to consume you so much that something else that you’ve worked hard on suffers…
    6. Can it wait?
    All of us should have short term and long term strategies and goals. You can’t do everything now. Focus on what will get you where you want to go fastest now… reserve the other stuff for later…
    There are more things that go through my head, but you get the idea. What is most important and what will get me there the fastest?
    This is so essential in the beginning! You have to make sure you are doing all you can to make money if you want to survive.
    It’s very easy to get rapped up in things that don’t…
    You are the captain of your ship. You are responsible to navigate that ship and make sure you stay on course to the land of the riches (your goals). To not get stuck on a sandbar.
    Remind yourself of this. When you are sitting at your computer or whatever looking at a list of things to do, look at it from a monetary standpoint. What is most important for my network marketing business now? What can wait?
    That’s the monetary approach you should take, but from a management standpoint, you also must consider what needs to be done in the course of your business…
    Before anything else, take care of the customer.
    You can go after all the new business opportunities you want, but ALWAYS take care of your new, current or established prospects or customers first! If you lose one, it will cost you more to replace them than it would have cost to keep them…
    1) Customers always come first…
    2) Then the general management and routines of your business that keep your ship running smoothly…
    3) Your prospects & lead follow ups…
    4) Then developement and projects…
    This is by no means a complete list, but it should give you some ideas.
    It should at least make you think about your actions everyday. Everything you do will have an impact on your future and will have an effect on your success or failure.
    Think about it!

     

    Make Sure You Have Strategies are In Place…
    Do you have a strategy?
    From my observations, I see a lot of people online that are moving forward without much of a strategy. Or they are stuck using other peoples strategies and don’t develop their own based on their needs and abilities.
    It is very important to understand that those that are teaching you things online, are doing what they know or have been successful with themselves. It it not necessarily the path for YOU or the only path you should take.
    I use a combination of strategies… I strongly use the old saying, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”

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