Building a network marketing business takes time
A funny thing happened on the way to writing today’s blog post. You see I was trying to find information regarding the average length of time it takes a distributor to reach the top level of any particular network marketing compensation plan. My hope was to find that information and share it here. My goal was to encourage others to not give up. I’ve always heard the phrase, “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” I’m sure it wasn’t! Neither will a network marketing business.
Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a definitive answer to the question. I’m thinking, “Great, what am I going to write about today?” My first thought was to “wing it” and tell my “educated guess” as to the answer of the question. Then I figured I couldn’t “wing it” for 500 to 1,000 words. However, I am going to tell you my thoughts on this matter.
I’ve heard all kinds of stories about successful people in the network marketing industry. You hear about the person who used Facebook ads and made a fortune in 6 months. Then you have people who worked for a couple of years and reached the top level of their company’s pay plan.
Those are the people who are looked up to and admired by the masses. With good reason, I might add. What they were able to accomplish is nothing short of Herculean! The problem with those stories is that it gives people the false hope of doing the same thing. I’m not saying that you couldn’t be the next network marketing guru to get to the top levels that fast. I’m sure the next Hercules is out there.
Unfortunately, for the masses and by masses I mean the other 99.98% of distributors, it isn’t going to happen like that. For the most part, building a large, successful and profitable network marketing business will takes years of dedicated, hard work.
Like I said, I wasn’t able to find a real answer to the question of how long does it take the average top earner to get to the top? My guess is that it takes between 5 and 10 years. To narrow that down a bit, I’d say that 8 years is the average amount of time. If anyone knows the real answer, please let me know. I’d love to write the real article for this topic!
I have read about many top earners who have taken 8 years to reach the top and that’s why I picked that number.
In an industry, where 75% of all distributors are leaving their current company every 90 days, how many of them will reach the top levels? I’ve read a lot of income disclosure statements over the years, so I know the answer to that question, but even if I didn’t know the answer, I’d say that very few people would ever reach the top level.
How many of you, that are reading this article, would be willing to stay in a business for 8 years? How many of you would be willing to do that if you really believed that, at the end of 8 years, you would’ve reached the top level of your company’s pay plan? That might change things for you.
If you answered yes to that question, that would give you nearly 3,000 days in which to build a big business. Get started!
If you answered no to that question, then you may as well quit the business, altogether, or hope that lightning strikes. Hey, you could be the one who builds a big business in 6 months. It has happened before. Why not you, right?
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