“Eighty percent of success is showing up” ~ Woody Allen
While showing up is important, actually functioning as a marketer and as a communicator is VITAL to success in network marketing.
Too often I hear hypey, “All you need is this SYSTEM and the business runs itself” or some version of that nonsense.
People have bought into the lie that they don’t have to do anything. The product just “SELLS ITSELF!” Or, “OUR SYSTEM DOES ALL THE WORK!”
Well, I am sorry to burst some people’s bubble but, NO REAL BUSINESS works that way.
There are a lot of things that we need to be working on to build a business that will create a life of FREEDOM. Two things that are crucial to a successful network marketing business are marketing and communication.
ONLY Pro-Active Action Builds A Lifestyle of FREEDOM!
Plain and simple, you MUST be pro-actively marketing and communicating in your business.
If you have a website, your goal is to get massive amounts of people to your website. The larger the numbers, the larger success you will have.
The degree of success you will have depends on YOU and how much marketing and communicating you do!
To my astonishment, I have had downline members, who say they want a successful business, yet they don’t respond to emails or phone calls. Checking and responding to email is one of the daily tasks that should not be neglected.
The sad thing is that I have had a couple of people respond to an email I sent them a month ago. Really??? It takes a MONTH to respond to my email? Are you taking that long to respond to prospects on your website?
Communication is one of the top priorities in your business. If a prospect is on your website and sends you an email, you must respond quickly.
Welcome new distributors and customers and communicate with them. It is a good idea to write a newsletter or a blog so you can communicate things they need to know.
Newton’s First Law of Motion states, “An object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion.” It’s time to get it in gear. It’s time to make things happen.
Yes, it is challenging to build momentum from a complete standstill. If you want FREEDOM of working from home, it is imperative that you start and keep moving forward.
I speak from experience, I have been working entirely from home for over 10 years. There is not much better feeling than the freedom that that comes from working at home.
Look to the horizon and take the next step – however small – and keep moving forward!