You found the best Network Marketing company and signed up. You read all the material and got excited about the potential you see in this new career. Your upline sponsor has contacted you and said they would be available to help you out. Life is good. You're on your way!
Now let's fast forward three months. You have no sign ups. You're discouraged. You're feeling overwhelmed. You never seem to have any time to do what it takes to succeed. You're getting ready to drop out. Maybe this Network Marketing stuff just isn't for you.
Sound familiar? We've all been there at one time or another. Network Marketing isn't just about stepping into a new career, it's also about creating a new thought process. That takes time. And it takes commitment.
Lots of people in Network Marketing fail simply because they never mastered the art of time maintenance.
So how can you make sure you don't fall into that category?
1. Schedule time for your business.
You MUST sit down and create a work schedule. Simply saying, "I'll work on it sometime this week." is not going to cut it. You have too many distractions, too many other things going on in your life. If you don't make MANDATORY time for your business, it won't happen! Will you have to sacrifice a little? Yes. Will it be worth it in the end? More than you could ever imagine. Take your calendar out NOW and decide when your business hours will be.
2. Don't research yourself out of business.
If you spend your whole time researching and learning things about your business, will you ever make any money? While you're getting "book learning", others are out there prospecting, making mistakes and SALES. Don't think you have to know everything before you get started. You will never know everything. Earn WHILE you learn.
3. Create a priority list and follow it.
The top activities are the ones that will make you money. Make sure you do those first. Otherwise, you could get lost in filing or researching and never get around to prospecting. Remember, the hardest part is getting started. If you commit to just one email, one phone call a day, you will find it easier and easier to do it again.
4. Try and do one thing a day to improve your business.
This could be talking to someone about the opportunity, reading a chapter in a self-help book, creating an email or flier for your business. It doesn't have to be a big, huge task. The key is to be persistent and stay focused on the big picture. And the big picture is that you are on your way to early retirement one small step at a time.
5. Stay organized.
You will waste valuable time if you have to hunt for everything. Keep a neat office space and stay on top of the paper work. Little things done right from the very beginning will help you grow faster as your business gains momentum.
6. Stay focused.
This business develops over time. Commit to sticking with it for at least a year and you will realize the power behind Network Marketing.