I have been interested in mlm for years but have not done too well with it due to my lack of focus and discipline. I went through my warm market, then powerlines, and then on to purchasing tons of leads and ended up talking to a lot of answering machines. It got a little easier with "phone burner" but you know the drill. Now it seems like the old Amway days where everyone wants to sell tools and now it's affliate programs or online courses. I have mostly been a consumer this past year purchasing from different companies. Tom D.
My heart went out to this guy. Why? Because I’d been there, done that. Walked that whole path before I found what I had been looking for all those years.
A way to make money in my network marketing business !
Just one more course ….
I have been interested in mlm for years but have not done too well with it due to my lack of focus and discipline. I was one who saw a shiny object over there and went and bought it or got involved in this system or that one. The next hill, the next course, the next training I was going to would bring me the key to success. It was just a matter of cresting that last hill.
I went through my warm market. Tell me about it ! I went through my warm market 3 or 4 times. I know I told you this was the best but now I think this one is the best. “Look you can lose weight with this” and a couple months down the road it would be “Look this vitamin is synergized so therefore much better than the one in the previous company.” Oh yah, I knew what he was saying.
Ignorance on Fire …
Then on to purchasing tons of leads. Wow, if I knew then what I know now, none of that time and/or money would have been wasted. That was totally my fault – incorrect training or none at all and I thought I could win them over with the sheer magnitude of my personality. Ignorance on fire !
This system is going to work, yessirree …
And now it's affliate programs or online courses. I jumped on that bandwagon too and I really seriously thought I was helping people. I could justify receiving a commission from each and every affiliate program or system I was using because I was giving people what they wanted ! That was being a good business owner. Give them what they want, I make money and we’re all happy. It didn’t matter that they weren’t building a profitable network marketing business and making a solid residual income. I gave them what they wanted.
I was adding to the problem …
Not once did it cross my mind that I was contributing to the problem. Never once did it cross my mind that I wasn’t helping people by offering them another affiliate course or program. Never once did it cross my mind that the activities I was doing was anything less than what a good business owner did.
I can’t say I was hit with a lightening bolt although that would have been very easy to remember but I can tell you, it was in December and I was sitting at my computer as usual. A movie was babysitting the kids (again) and whether it was something I read or heard but I realized here I was a network marketer, anticipating huge residual income and everyone I knew, including myself, had put our business on the back burner as we busily promoted and sold affiliate products and systems to others who were also ignoring their primary business to sell even more people even more affiliate stuff.
I was contributing to the problem !! Making money off other peoples’ confusion !!
What was I doing?
Some would say I’m too soft. Might as well make a buck off the way the industry was going, right? But I will admit it took the heart right out of what I was doing. How could I say to someone “Here, sign up under me, I’ll guide you through setting up the system, I’ll only be a phone call away, call me anytime and I’ll help you” when I didn’t believe in what I was doing.
So I chose to go to an event (with an agenda) to talk to a couple of the top earners and I asked them, “How are you building your primary business using this system?” because they were – building a large primary company! The answer: And I can’t quote them exactly as I didn’t have my notepad handy but their answer was: A lead comes in, I call them, I ask them if they are married to their current company and then I invite them to join me in mine. Made perfect sense to me but I realized the vast majority of people didn’t have the posture to be able to pull that off. Therefore not duplicatable. Therefore it wouldn’t work. I was back to square one. I had to have something that would work for everyone !
My expectations were high …
Therein started my quiet period as I searched for the mentor and the system that could solve each and every problem I had ever run into. It was a tall order and one not easily filled. My expectations were high. My standards were high. The system had to be functional both off and online. It had to be business oriented. The company had to be some place that had an excellent comp plan where someone new could make money today not 90 days from now when they learned yet another new system. The products, of course, had to be above excellent. The company had to be Solid with a capital S. The funnel had to be easy to set up, use and it had to be effective. It was a system (if people wanted to learn) that could train and implement SEO strategies plus educate and implement 10x10x4, keywords and analysis of keyword data plus so much more.
The old "fake it till you make it" trick
Yet, and this was so key to me, anyone who signed up, with me, in my business, would not do a lick of training until they were ready: trained, knowledgeable and certified. Never would I throw someone out there to fake it until you make it. Never would anyone else ever be associated with me, be training someone else until they themselves had achieved a level of success where they could truly say: “I am a leader and here’s my proof !”
Could anyone meet the standards…
My standards for my mentor were equally as high. He had to live and breath integrity, had to care about the little guy, had to be smart enough to work with the big guys, had to have a good solid business background and he had to be able to teach me not tricks or techniques (I knew enough about that) but solid business building strategies in a network marketing business both off and online. Not another affiliate program although that does play into it later.
I’ve been around the block a few times and I knew exactly what I wanted and needed and I was not going to settle for anything less in any area. Never again was I going to be sucked into following someone’s advice who hadn’t built a successful business. Never again was I going to get into frustration mode of “success is just over the next course or system.”
Day one – I got on facebook. Contacted 10 people. Six got back to me after they watched the first videos (nice job on the videos but I’m blah, blah, blah….), 3 haven’t gotten back to me yet (as of this writing), 1 opted in to watch the final and more comprehensive video. On our team call I wondered if I should get back to these six to find out what they didn’t see, what I could help them see if I explained a bit more about ‘xyz’. My instructions? “Leave them. They’ll be back in touch when I post the pictures of you, on stage, getting your first $100,000 company cheque. Leave them, the system is designed to do the screening for you, so it’s working.”
Hard to get out of that “I have to call everyone” mode we’ve all been in for so long. But I’m working on it. “Joyce, work only with those who are serious about getting off the hamster wheel (frustration with) of online marketing.” OK, OK, I’ve got it !
The Game Plan
So here’s my game plan. Connect with 10 people a day for the next 10 days, give them the link, copy and paste 7 (and only 7) pre-written emails for those who don’t join me, call and welcome to the team the ones who decide to join me and then step out of the way and let the certified qualified mentors take over as I connect with 10 more people.
Now that’s the answer I was looking for. Something anyone can do. The system that would work for everyone and anyone and we would all make money.
That’s what network marketing was designed to do. Create wealth !
Attraction Marketing works
Now just so you can have the same opportunity, here’s the link http://www.joycepennerpro.com
I’d like to see you on stage with me, getting those big, fat cheques, but if the time isn’t right for you, or you don’t see the power in having such a system, that’s perfectly OK and I wish you well on your journey. One of the key things about “Attraction Marketing” is, I’ll be surrounded by people who want the same things I do – freedom to live as I choose, doing the things I want to do, where I want to do them and when I want to do them!
Together creating health and wealth
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