Some types of marketing out there stand out as very confusing and even dangerous to enter into. Before you attempt to become a network marketer, make sure that you’re learning everything necessary to succeed, so that the fear and confusion does not cause you to ultimately fail as a businessperson.
Avoid biting off more than you can chew with multiple income streams. Having multiple projects going that can build income is a vital key to true success but it’s not something you should start trying to do right out of the gate. Make one income stream a rousing success before you start building a new one.
Which is more important, having a network or good marketing? The truth is that the network is what makes you money, but the marketing is what builds the network. That means you need to devote time to both – nurture your network to ensure they’re still making you money, but push your marketing to build your network in case you have to replace low earners or quitters.
If you’re becoming a network marketer because you were recruited by someone else, look for leadership qualities in this person. If they do not possess them, you may not want to stick around for an inept markerter who will make money through your efforts. Perhaps you can branch out on your own.
Watch your energy levels when approaching new prospects. If you come over like someone just shot the starting pistol you will repel people away from you. Also, if you are like a turtle in a race, people will not have any interest. Be careful and develop a good middle ground for your enthusiasm levels.
Make the most of your drop cards by learning the most effective ways to use them. After you fill up your tank with gas, place one in the credit card slot of the pump. Put your junk mail to use by removing the envelopes that don’t require postage and using them to mail cards to prospects. Place a card or two in the free magazine racks at grocery and convenience stores. Visit local bookstores and place a card in the location of home-based business books, self-help books and any other relevant areas. Leave them at any restaurants or hotels that you visit. You never know whose hands are going to sizzle when they pick up your card and see opportunity written all over it.
Don’t over-dress for a meeting with a potential lead. Wearing your best Armani suit will likely make you look like you’re trying too hard, which will make you look dishonest and untrustworthy. Dress business casual in a pair of nice slacks, a button-down shirt or polo, and a good pair of shoes.
Failure is the biggest hurdle you will encounter; it’s not so much a final outcome. That’s because the thought of failure can weigh heavily on your mind and affect your decision-making process in very negative ways. Use what you’ve learned above to gain a clear head and to approach network marketing the right way.