You may have heard me say that all greatness is achieved while you’re performing outside your comfort zone. The reason I say this is that you simply cannot only master the one or two things that are comfortable for you and expect to win big. As you build your organization you are going to have people join you that want to build their business different than you are. You can’t simply say that if “they” aren’t willing to be flexible you won’t work with them!
At the same time, you don’t have to be great at everything to win big. As long as you can do some advertising and understand the basics. As long as you can used the telephone and understand the basics. As long as you can do a three-way both as an upline and downline. As long as you understand the basics of working on the internet. As long as you can give a presentation in person. As long as you can give an opportunity meeting. As long as you know how to hand out a CD or two and how to follow up. In other words, you don’t have to be great at everything to be a good Network Marketer but you do have to be good at everything to be a great Network Marketer.
There are probably 27 different ways to build your Network Marketing business. Here are just a few:
1. Share your products with your family.
2. Share your products with your friends.
3. Share your products with your co-workers.
4. Share your opportunity with your family.
5. Share your opportunity with your friends.
6. Share your opportunity with your co-workers.
7. Hold an opportunity meeting in your home.
8. Hold an opportunity meeting in a hotel or other public place.
9. Hold conference call opportunity meetings.
10. Hold an opportunity meeting on the Internet (webinar).
11. Throw a product demonstration party.
12. Advertise your products in newspapers, magazines and local Thrifty Nickel Ads.
13. Advertise your opportunity in newspapers, magazines and local Thrifty Nickel Ads.
14. Put up product flyers on bulletin boards at grocery stores, laundry mats, clubhouses, etc.
15. Put up opportunity flyers on bulletin boards at grocery stores, laundry mats, clubhouses, etc.
16. Print product postcards and mail them to friends, family, co-workers and rented lists.
17. Print opportunity postcards and mail them to friends, family, co-workers and rented lists.
18. Have guerilla business cards printed and put them in all your out-going bill payments, on bulletin boards, hand them out, etc. (Guerilla Bus Card; one that uses it’s front and back space for telling people why they should contact you not just wasted info on how to contact you)
19. Put up a website. This is your personal brochure online. It isn’t good enough to use the replicated one your company gives you.
20. Learn the 50 or so ways to get people to actually visit your website.
21. Send out a company CD or DVD to your friends, relatives and co-workers.
22. Send out a company CD or DVD to a rented list. You may want to send out 50 or 100 or 500 of these each and every month.
23. Start writing and submitting articles to both printed and online publications. You get to have your return contact info in these publications and it raises your status in the industry.
24. Write a book. This establishes you as an expert and it makes a great business card. It is also much easier and less costly than you think.
25. Attend industry generic events and network with other networkers. This is so important.
26. Start a local networking breakfast or lunch club. Exchange leads with each other.
27. Get involved in your local Chamber Of Commerce.
28. Start an online newsletter / blog or both.
29. Join the MLMIA (Multi-Level Marketers International Association).
30. Go on the Big Al Cruise and really network with other networkers.
31. Call a successful upline distributor and start getting mentored.
32. Be sure to buy and listen to generic training materials as often as possible.
33. Read generic training books. Make at least 30 minutes a day in your schedule to do this.
34. Get on the phone, call someone!
35. Do three-ways with your team members.
36. Do three-ways with your upline.
37. Write out a business and marketing plan and follow that plan.
Ok, Ok, so I put down a few extras. And there are probably 20 more. The point is, there are many, many ways to build your business and you do have to get good at all of them in order to be great in your business. You have to spend time everyday working on your business as well as in it.
You might say, “Nah, that’s too much work. It will take too much time to learn all that.” But if you don’t spend that time, it will cost you a fortune. Network Marketing is a career, not a company. If it takes you 5 or even 10 years to learn how to earn $50,000 per month, so what! What else do you have to do that is so dadgum important?
No one that earns this kind of money in this industry was born great! Everyone has to pay his or her dues someplace. And so do you. You just can’t short-cut success. It isn’t supposed to be easy. If it were easy, everyone would be doing it. There is one thing that I guarantee you though; once you’ve paid that price and reached that mountaintop, you’ll agree with me. That if you would have known it was going to be this good, you’d have paid 10 times the price!
Start walking outside your comfort zone today….build it huge!
Greg Arnold is a successful network marketer with over 30 years experience. During that time he has been a top level distributor, a company CEO, and a consultant. He enjoys being a distributor most of all because of the time and financial freedom it provides.