If you own a network marketing business you will be aware of making lists and contacting people, including all of your friends and family. Reality is a lot of your friends and family will “run a mile” if they think you’re a little mad and you keep on bothering them. There are those who also put out posters, flyers and the like to put the “join my opportunity” message everywhere we can, even if, in some cases, it’s illegal to do this. What happens then is that others get the wrong impression of the business and the benefit of it. Does all this seem real to you?
When starting out in business it’s important that you invest in yourself first. Working on your personal development however you can will set you up in the right way to cope with the trials of business and the everyday things that you will have to deal with. Investing in yourself and your education, whether it’s with a very small budget or in time will be very beneficial in the end.
There are so many opportunities around these days, but all of us need to understand that the opportunity of helping others to succeed is everywhere too. When working in the home business arena and looking to build a team that will help you to grow and develop your own business, it’s your job to be the helper. Many people are crying out for guidance and since helping others is part of our remit, then we should take every opportunity afforded to us to do it.
Are you up for the challenge of expanding your business? Whatever type of business you have, online or traditional retail there is a challenge to be met that you need to be able to deal with. If you work from home the possibilities of expanding your business are endless and yet the overheads are still kept small. In a traditional business, the prospects are far more challenging and I hope to distinguish between the both here.
A lot of us will know the parable of the Good Samaritan and the meaning behind the story. I wonder if there is a Good Samaritan definition for those of us in business too. For those who are not as familiar with the ethic behind the story, basically the Jews and Samaritans didn’t get on (sound familiar?) and a Priest and Levite left a poor injured man alone to suffer, but a Samaritan helped him in spite of his race or creed.
According to Seth Godin in his new book The Icarus Deception we are now in the communication age and we are all artists, or we are required to be artists. There is a massive change in economic structure so perhaps he’s right, because the evidence is there. Taking art as the focal point, you will need to use your imagination to create great content and to bring people into your business.
Attraction marketing principles are something I have a real passion for. The fact that, as attraction marketers, we have the opportunity to help people and offer value FIRST is one of the great philosophies of attraction marketing. To offer value first and consider the person “on the receiving end” of my approach as someone who has problems of their own and yet may have a different opinion about an opportunity is so important to me. The OTHER person is the most important in ANY conversation.
Being from the UK, I was one time sceptical about anything American that was based around Internet Marketing. We Brits tend to have a different attitude to a lot of things and I sort of “went with the crowd”. When I was first introduced to MLSP I saw the program as something that was too overwhelming and complicated for me to understand. What I didn’t do was look at My Lead System Pro as a tool to help me to generate a brand and a presence online.
I don’t know how many people you know who are in a home business and network marketing who say “I want to be on stage at the next event”. Several years ago this was such a great achievement as it is now in some ways, but considering what we have at our fingertips these days so we can truly say all the world is a stage.
The internet has built our personal stage. With social media, blogging and video to name just a few simple things, we have the opportunity to become well known and truly influential without physically going on a stage.