I know the feeling. You've just taken the plunge to start a business from home, with the hopes you can fulfil your biggest dreams and desires. Because that's what they tell you, right? And this true. But what you may or may not have been told, is not just to go out and recruit anybody.
Let me tell you, I have had 5 years on and off experience in the Network Marketing industry, and I know that building a profitable business where you're earning even just $500-$1000 per month, can be extremely difficult. You need to be constantly selling product and you need to be building a team of business builders to work alongside you. Unfortunately though, it's not just as simple as going out and "recruiting" every man and his dog.
It can be tempting to try to get anyone who is slightly interested in (or even loving) the products, to start building their own empire too, but I'm going to drop a cold, hard #TRUTHBOMB right now.
Not everyone is cut out for entrepreneurship.
Sure, the opportunity is amazing, and you think, surely people will just "get it", like I did, and have the same drive and ambition that I have. That was ignorant little Rebecca five years, and even three years ago! I had people joining because not only were the products amazing, but the opportunity is incredible too! But I very quickly learned that my drive, my ambition, and my entrepreneurial mindset, couldn't be replicated in every single person I crossed paths with. Most people I recruited, didn't want to do what it really took, to build a successful business, and when they realized it wasn't just going to fall into their lap, and they would actually have to put in some work, they dropped away... very quickly.
If you start recruiting people who are lazy, couch potatoes, maybe even total deadbeats, that are just looking for ways to get rich quick, you could end up doing far more harm than good, for not only your own personal business, but the entire Network Marketing industry.
What happens when these people realize that getting rich doesn't happen overnight, and you actually have to work for it? They quit your team, and usually the entire industry. But unfortunately, many won't stop there.
People who have "failed" in the industry, mostly because they didn't actually work hard enough in the beginning, often hold a grudge against the entire industry. But others will just take it way too far. While some of these people might just go and bad-mouth you (their ex-sponsor) and their (ex)company, to their friends and colleagues, saying that Network Marketing is a "SCAM" or a "Pyramid Scheme", others will literally dedicate their lives to "DESTROYING" the industry.
These people write blog posts, record videos and many upload to YouTube, plaster statuses across social media, and spam forums with hateful comments, warning people against Network Marketing, and saying that all these companies are total scams. If these people even put half the amount of effort into building their business, as they do bad-mouthing the industry, they may have seen some results.
Seasoned networkers can usually brush this off, without letting it affect them, but for those who are just looking into a way to earn an extra few hundred dollars + a month, can become completely discouraged, when they research and find this type of content.
This is why it is so important to to hand select your downline, and never recruit the lazy types that just want to make a quick buck.
This can be easier said than done. And often times, you're told by your upline to just reach out to all of your friends and family, to build your business. Right? But what happens, when and if you run out of friends and family? What next? By this time, you can absolutely start feeling desperate, and wanting just to have anybody you meet, join your team, in the hopes they will help propel your momentum, and be your superstar team player! Of course, you can do it this way, but I can almost guarantee you're going to be building much more slowly.
Thegood news is that it doesn't have to be this way. There is another way to attract people to you! No more rejection. There are SO many people out there, looking for an opportunity to do more in life, to make more money, have more time and freedom, to work from home, and thankfully the internet is a place where we can connect with these people, that we otherwise would have never met!
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