I watched everyone else, spending a whole year trying to figure out “network marketing”. I’d spent my entire career in the corporate world, and this just wasn’t matching up to what I understood as a business.
As I continued to confuse myself, I saw thousands of people come into the business, ranking up and making money. It just seemed so easy for them. We’re talking people from 18 to 80, from all walks of life – kids out of high school, people in the military, professionals, non-professionals, CPA’s, Insurance Agents, Realtors, doctors, surgeons, landscapers, hair dressers, dog groomers, college students, teachers, even people who didn’t finish high school. There was no rhyme or reason, as to the type of person who fit what I thought was the “job description”.
There was so much success
I watched a woman, who went bankrupt in 2015, build a business so big she is the #2 earner in all of network marketing, the #1 female earner. I could never do that in the corporate world (very few CEO’s make that kind of money).
I watched a couple, who formerly owned a landscaping company, celebrate their second anniversary in the company with earnings of over $4 million.
I watched a former auto mechanic and his wife build a team that earned them over $1 million in less than 20 months.
I watched thousands of people quit their job, retire their spouse, earn enough money to pay off their debt or buy a new car or house or give a ton of money to their favorite charity.
I watched a 27-year-old CEO drive his company from $9 million in 2017 to over $100 million in 2018 by enlisting network marketing to sell his product!
This is not the corporate world
What I finally realized was that this is not the corporate world. Oh, don’t get me wrong, the company is all about operating like any other corporation, until it comes to the Marketing Organization. Turning Marketing over to a Network Marketing model changes everything. Once I separated the company functions, it hit me….
Network Marketing is a completely different animal and so different from the normal distribution of company products. It cuts out the middleman and sells products one-by-one through customers and affiliates. So, look at it as a home business-in-a-box that’s available to anyone. All you do is sell the company’s products. Just build a satisfied customer base and show others how to do what you did.
So, after all of that watching, I realized it’s best for me to let the company do what it does best and for me to just market their products. That’s the big question – right? How do you market the products? That’s simple…
You see, Success came to me when I found a marketing expert, a proven, documented mentor, and started doing what I was told to do. Doing what works – and stop thinking! Thinking takes time away from being productive and making money. So by following the process laid out by someone who has already done what you want to do, is simple. As they say, “Success Leaves Clues”! I Just did what I was told to do – day in and day out – without question – and it works!
After all of that time, thinking. I realized that Network Marketing gives the average person a better way to attain happiness and success. It’s not about the tradition of finding a job and working your way to the top. It’s not about being stuck in a position for years waiting for someone above you to move on so you can get promoted. It’s not about waiting until review time and getting a 1, 2 or 3 percent raise.
It's about creating a home business that gives you the chance at winning! Having the freedom to do what you want, when you want and always having the money to do it. It’s not perfect but it gives everyone a shot – even people with zero experience.
What I found is network marketing is simple! If other people are having success at the company and you do what they did – you will find success too. So, go in there assuming that the company works, assume the products work, and know that people are getting paid. Create a customer base, add affiliates and show other people what you just did. Bring them on and help them get fast results. The more people you help get what they want the more success you will have.
So simple – yet it took me a year of watching to figure it out – I missed out on so much!! I missed out on a year of helping people. Helping them pay down their debt, helping them be stay at home parents, helping them retire their spouse, helping them live their dreams.
For those that I made wait for me to quit thinking – I’m sorry. The good news is, since then, we’ve been helping a lot of people get what they want now. Without question, we know what to do!
The past is the past and I can’t change it. If I could, there are two things I would have done:
- I would have joined a network marketing company a lot earlier in my career.
- I would have found a mentor and started immediately following his/her advice. Ignorance is bliss and works well in network marketing.
So – don’t do what I did – don’t spend a single minute thinking if or how this works – I’m here to tell you — it does! It does!