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Welcome

 

 

I Am Here To Help You Learn

Effective Network Marketing Strategies

 

Welcome to my blog, where you will find the best network marketing information to help you to succeed in your home business.

 

Hello, my name is Richard Brokenshire and I’m glad you decided to visit my blog. My goal is to provide you with effective information and tools that will help you become a successful internet network marketer.

 

For many people, sales remain a mystery. Selling is the highest paid profession in the world, but most people never put a few pieces together to make a profit.

 

Sometimes they read about it for years looking for secrets and ways to breakthrough, but the money is always elusive.

 

Making a full time income in business is possible and many people are doing it? But how can it happen for you?

 

I’m absolutely convinced that a lot of people are just giving up too soon. They don’t quite master the skills that are necessary to succeed.

 

Here comes a really important thing … the warning part of this article:

 

The Internet is a fantastic tool, but it’s loaded with traps, and many people who will sell you half of the tools that you need to become successful. After all, do they really want you to build a real business? Keep in mind, if you become successful you won’t need them or their products anymore. So I’ll ask you again, do they want you to succeed?

 

Unfortunately they have a reputation that precedes them. It’s easy to fall for the hype when you are at your wits end and you haven’t made money yet.

 

On my blog you will find advice and real world action plans to help you move forward as a person and in your business life. You may find the “tough love” approach difficult to face but if you stick with it you will put it all together and finally realize the your dream of a successful business.

 

My first bit of advice is this:

 

The four main things you need to concentrate on are as follows:

 

1. Get yourself into profit as quickly as possible

2. Generate your own, quality leads

3. Call or contact your leads the same day as they are generated

4. Have a long term follow-up system in place

 

You can’t control what the industry, your company, your up line or down line does, but you can control the four things above.

 

Which one do you think network marketers have the most challenge with? You guessed it, #1.  We are in a money making business. If you don’t make any money, sooner or later you will have to quit.

 

I can tell you from personal experience that your friends and family members are not the kind of leads that your business needs. Your brother-in-law or postman are probably not the best people to try to get involved in your business. However, all of these people might be willing to support you by buying one or more of your products.

 

Once you are able to generate a profit, recruiting people into your company will be a bit easier. When a prospect asks you, “How much money are you making?” you’ll have a real answer.

 

It becomes much easier when the prospects know that you’ll be able to show them how to become profitable, like you!

 

 

Thank you!

Richard Brokenshire

 

 

I’m disillusioned

 

Network marketing is for friends

 

network marketing is for friends

 

I’ve always heard that network marketing is so great. You get to choose who you work with. You get to recruit people that you really want to work with. You get to make friends and develop new friendships along the way. This business is supposed to be fun!

 

Maybe I’m being too cynical.

 

I’ve been in out of network marketing for many many years. I’ve reached the top level of one of them and in all that time I’ve only made one lasting friendship. I wouldn’t have met my friend any other way other than being in the same company at the same time.

 

He was actually one of my sidelines. We were recruited by the same person so we never made any money off of anything that each other did in the company.

 

Maybe network marketing is different than any other business and maybe one can make good and long lasting friendships because of the business. I don’t know.

 

However, I have two stories from my traditional business and an observation.

 

Story #1:

 

I had owned my home cleaning business for about 10 years before I decided that I needed to mass advertise the service. I had been putting flyers out on the door’s of homes for those 10 years and I had done fairly well. I realized that I couldn’t put out enough flyers on doors to build the business as big as I wanted it. I called the local Money Mailer. The ad guy came over and we struck a deal that would last 12 years. I got to know this ad guy fairly well and for some reason I thought that he was a friend.

 

In 2007/2008 when the housing bubble burst, I decided to stop advertising. People were holding on to their money and I found out how low on the totem pole home cleaning real was. To spend money on ads, at that point, would’ve been a total waste of money.

 

The funny thing is that once I stopped running ads in the Money Mailer and he wasn’t making any money off of me, I stopped hearing from him. I found out that I was nothing but a cash cow to this person. I obviously wasn’t a friend to him, he was just playing the part of a friend while he was getting paid. Hmm, that’s an interesting scenario.

 

cash cow

 

Story #2:

 

I met a guy right after I start the cleaning business. We had a mutual “friend.” We would run into each other and chat over the next year or so. Finally, he decided to hire my cleaning service. Either I would clean his homes, he moved several times over the years, or someone in my company would clean for him over the next 30 years. I even started cleaning his company’s office.

 

This past week, I sent him a text to let him know that we were going to come out and clean his home the next day. He sent a text back and said that he had hired someone who was cheaper.

 

It wasn’t that I was losing the money that got me mad. It was the fact that he had waited until the night before the cleaning to let me know.

 

It was all quite unceremonious. This is someone who I thought was a friend. It would be like if I had sent a text to him, the night before and said, “We’re not cleaning for you anymore because I took a job that is paying me more.”

 

After all is said and done, I was making about $20.00 off of cleaning his home. Trust me, it’s not the money. I actually don’t mind that he quit. I take on a lot of liability when I have someone else clean his home. It’s really not worth the risk for a lousy $20.00. I did it because I thought we were friends.

 

Maybe I was wrong?

 

Is network marketing any different? Are these great friendships, in this business, about being friends or is it because someone is making money off of someone else?

 

Am I being way too cynical?

 

Okay, then riddle me this, Batman. How many people have you maintained a friendship that you were making money off of and then they quit the business? Do you have many friends like that?

 

Or did you walk away because you weren’t making money off of them anymore?

 

Someone must have some stories about friendships that they’ve kept over the years whether or not they were in network marketing and making money off of them. Please tell me and restore my faith in humanity! Thank you!

 

 

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Have you been rewarded or punished?

 

rewards for network marketing

 

It’s been said that you’re either rewarded or punished for the life you lived before you joined your network marketing business. What does that mean?

 

If you had made a lot of friends and acquaintances, then you could be rewarded for that in your network marketing business. Having a lot of friends is a big plus when it comes to recruiting and selling the products. It’s not the only thing, but it can be used to your advantage.

 

On the other hand, if you’ve kept to yourself and you don’t have a lot of friends, then you could be punished for that. You don’t a very large pool of people to talk to, in the beginning. I don’t think that network marketing is all about your warm market, but it can make a world of difference if you do have a lot of friends.

 

It’s not just about having a lot of friends. It depends on whether you are the authority in your group of friends. Do you have influence over them? Do they listen to you about things and are they willing to try things just based on your recommendations? This will make all the difference in the world.

 

I have a friend who join her network marketing business and only talked to her warm market through videos. She made a Facebook fan page and she made about 6 videos talking about her business and a couple of times she showed her bonus checks. She bragged about how much fun the business was and urged her friends to check it out. She went from 0 to the 4th level of her company’s 7 level plan in less than 60 days. She has a lot of influence in her group of friends!

 

Does this mean that you could do that too? Well, maybe. Do you have over 2,000 friends and are you the authority in that group? Will your friends listen to you and really check out what you are doing? If so, I’d strongly recommend that you give this strategy a try!

 

do you have 2,000 friends

 

What happens if you don’t have that kind of influence? What happens if you don’t have that many friends?

 

You can always make new friends, but having any influence over them is going to be a more difficult task. The best way to develop that is to be successful in what you are doing. It’s like saying, “You should check this out because I’ve been doing well with it and can show you how to do it too!”

 

Success in your business will give you some credibility, but it’s not a cure for the lack of “built in influence” that some people have. However, if you are able to help other people become successful, then you could become the go to person for making extra money. If your prospects are reasonably sure that you can help them then they are more likely to trust what you would do for them and want to work with you.

 

When you are trying to sell your products you can become an expert in that field. If you sell health and wellness products you can become an expert in whatever your products offer. Read as many books and articles as you can about whatever it is that you’re trying to sell. As you are able to help people and get their endorsements, you’ll find that you’ll have an easier time with sales.

 

For example, if you can point to several people who you’ve been able to help lose weight, your prospects will more likely to want you to help them as well.

 

Yes, in network marketing, you are either rewarded for your past life or you can be punished for it.

 

If you are being punished, you can overcome that handicap by becoming and expert in your field, help other people to be successful and become successful yourself. Thing should be a bit easier after that!

 

 

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The $50,000,000 mistake

 

Or why you should never quit your

network marketing business

 

don't give up on your network marketing business

 

I was reading a book by Sarah “Rockin’” Robbins and she told the story of a woman who she was working with her in her network marketing business. She had been in the business for a while and hadn’t recruited anyone. Finally, she managed to recruit her first distributor. Yippee!

 

Well, the recruiter stayed in the business for a while, but never managed to recruit another person … ever. Unfortunately, they decided to quit the business. Who would blame them? They had only recruited one person. What could happen with a team of one person? Well …

 

That part of the story should sound pretty familiar. This kind of thing happens all the time. People join the business and find out that it’s not as easy as they thought it would be so they quit.

 

The rest of the story doesn’t happen that often, but it did in this particular case.

 

As it turns out, the one person that the former distributor had recruited bought into the business big time. She had dreams and was going for them. She went on to build one of the biggest businesses in their company.

 

If the former distributor hadn’t quit, their one distributor, over time, would’ve made them over $50,000,000.

 

This is an exceptional story, but it does happen.

 

you'll be kicking yourself if you quit

 

If you’re a distributor who hasn’t had much luck, but you’ve brought a few people into the business, wouldn’t it be terrible if you quit and someone you brought into the business really killed it. You would be kicking yourself for the rest of your life.

 

You just never know what will happen, in this business. You never know who will lead you to the big business builder. More than likely the people that you recruit won’t be the one, but maybe they recruit someone who is or maybe the homer run hitter joins your business, but many levels below you.

 

That scenario is just fine. You get paid whether you personally sponsored them or not.

 

One thing that I’m sure of is that if you quit the business, you won’t get paid.

 

If you’re thinking of quitting the business, just remember this story and think to yourself that you could be walking away from a fortune.

 

If you’d like to read this story and learn how Sarah Robbins became the #1 money earner in her company you can go to Amazon for her book, “Rock Your Network Marketing Business.”

 

“Rock on, rock stars!” – Sarah “Rockin’” Robbins

 

 

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Two wrongs don’t make a right

 

 

But 3 lefts do!two wrongs don't make a right

I guess that maybe rants come in threes as well. This is my second rant this week. We’ll see what happens the rest of the week.

 

I’m kind of tired of all the network marketers and especially the gurus trying to tell everyone that traditional business fails just as much or more than network marketing businesses.

 

First of all, that’s not true. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Business Employment Dynamics, about 2 out of every 3 businesses survive their first 2 years and nearly 50% of them survive 5 years.

 

Here is a pdf that was put out by the SBA that quotes that study.

 

If you looked at the second graph on the page you’d see that 20% to 40% of businesses survive 10 years. This is no where near the 95% of businesses failing in their first 5 years that the network marketing industry tries to sell to the public. I guess they’re wanting network marketing to look as good as it can.

 

Even if the statistics that they are try to use are correct and 95% of traditional businesses do fail in their first 5 years, I’m not sure how that helps sell network marketing. Are they trying to say that network marketing is just as good as a traditional business? Are they trying to say that because 95% of businesses fail that someone shouldn’t be afraid of network marketing because 97% of network marketing businesses fail and that’s pretty close?

 

What I really want to know is if they are including network marketing businesses in their statistics.  That would mean that the success rate in network marekting is bringing down the average survival rate of regular businesses.

 

50% of businesses survive 5 years

 

Eric Worre is fond of saying that network marketing is better than a traditional business. I think his catch phrase is, “It’s a stone cold fact that we do have a better way.”

 

How can he say that if they failure rate is the same as a traditional business?

 

Worse yet, how can he say that if the Bureau of Labor Statistics are right and nearly 50% of businesses survive 5 years?

 

I’ve read numbers like 50% of network marketers will quit their business in their first 90 days. It would seem that 90 days versus 5 years is not much a comparison.

 

Even if Mr. Worre is talking about comparing a job to network marketing I think that he’s mistaken there as well. If you look at any Income Disclosure Statement you’ll see that maybe 3% to 7% of network marketers are making any money at all. It could be a lower percentages than that because the network marketing companies will freely admit that their numbers don’t add in any monies spent on a network marketer’s business. As far as I know, everyone who has a job makes money.

 

Yes, it seems like I am saying that having a job is better than network marketing. In a lot of ways, it is. I’d also say that for most people having a job is a better idea! Running is a business is difficult. You’re going to have problems all the time and most people aren’t equipped to handle that.

 

I’m just looking for a bit of intellectual honesty from the network marketing industry.

 

Then again, if my job was to sell my network marketing courses and coaching, I’d probably say that network marketing was a better way too!

 

 

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Are you getting in your own way?

Network marketers arise and get out of the way!

 

get out of the way

 

There are only 2 types of people who stay in network marketing longer than a few months. The first are the people who joined so they can get the wholesale pricing for the products. They really like the products and just stay in the business for to make sure they get them at the lowest price possible. You’ll need a lot of these distributors/customers on your team if you want a to build a big business. Make sure that you don’t discount them. Then you have the rest who are still of the mind that they’d like to make money in the business.

 

Of those distributors, who still want to make money, you have 4 different kinds of people.

 

You have those distributors who are taking regular, consistent and effective actions over a long period of time. They are in the network marketing business for the long haul. They may not get rich, overnight, but don’t count them out. They’ll be around for years and it’s from those people that you’ll find the successful people. It may take them 2 or 3 years or maybe even 8 to 10 years, but sooner or later they will build the business that they’ve always wanted. They’ll never give up the fight.

 

Then you have those distributors who work the business sporadically, They don’t quit, but they have a difficult time maintaining any consistency. They are the ones who will always be making money, but they may never get rich.

 

The third kind of people are the ones who get started and then stop when they find out that it’s difficult. They may have talked to some of the people in their “warm market,” but didn’t have any luck or at least not much luck. They still want to make money, it’s just that they don’t really know how.

 

In the fourth group, you have all the people who want to make money, but they can’t seem to get out of their own way.

 

in network marketing

 

They may be perfectionists, they may have an overwhelming and paralyzing fear or maybe they don’t know what to do to get started.

 

Perfectionists

 

These people may have some ideas on what they’d like to do, but when they get ready to get started they decide that they can make things better and it’s for the best if they wait until things are just right. They work and re-work things until they … well, they never get started.

 

My suggestion for this is to stop where you are and live with what you have now. Then put it into practice. It might be good enough as it is now. Or it could need a bit of work. You should be able to tell where it needs work.

 

Fearful distributors

 

I believe that most people, who never get started, do that because they are afraid of something. More than likely it’s a fear of failure or fear of rejection. There are a lot of platitudes about this like, “Failure isn’t failing until you quit.” Then there are people who will tell you that rejection isn’t rejection. Your prospects aren’t rejecting you, personally, they are rejecting the idea of owning a business. While that may be true, trying to convince that kind of distributor that they aren’t being rejected, when someone tells them “No,” is nearly impossible. The average network marketer is going to take that rejection personally, almost every time.

 

I think that it takes a quantum leap in mindset changes to get to the point of hearing the word “No” and not taking it personally! It will probably take a year or two in psycho-therapy to get over that feeling.

 

If you want a quicker way to come to terms with the word “No,” I’d suggest talking to people and bringing a “wing man” with you. You want that person right next to you as you talk to prospects. They don’t have to say anything, they just need to be there for moral support. I don’t know why, but you will get a boost in confidence when you have a partner with you. If things don’t go well with that prospect and they say “No,” you’ll have someone there to help you get over that “rejection.”

 

The main thing for all network marketers is to get into action and learn from their mistakes. Make adjustments along the way and soon enough you’ll have something that works a certain percentage of the time. Once you get to that point, it’s just a matter of time until you find success in network marketing!

 

Get out of your own way, have a plan and get to work!

 

 

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