Tom Hopkins and your network marketing success

Business, Direct Sales, Home Based Business, Marketing, MLM, Network Marketing, Reading, Self Improvement, Success, Training
I come from a background of sales. I started working in real estate and within a year of struggling moved on to automotive retail sales. I spent twelve years in that business before becoming a full-time network marketer. It was only what I learned in the car business that allowed me to become a full-time direct seller. In my first couple of months I had a slow start but realized it had to be me since the old timers were selling like clockwork. To me as a newbie it looked like they were performing magic or casting spells on their customers. Someone recommended I attend a training seminar that was going to be held in the next state. I learn a lot in that one day class and even bought…
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Stay the course for network marketing success

Business, Direct Sales, Leadership, Marketing, MLM, Network Marketing, Reading, Self Improvement, Success, Work From Home
I get a lot of questions from marketers about how to be successful in MLM or network marketing. A lot of those questions are not specific such as how do I invite to a meeting or how do I get a phone number from a stranger, they are more generic like why have I not had success with network marketing? That is an invitation for me to ask some questions myself. One of the first questions I like to ask is why did you pick this company or opportunity to work with or what do you like best about your opportunity. It is amazing how may people can not give a clear, concise answer to those questions. A major reason for that is that most people appear to be working…
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How to lead in MLM and network marketing

Business, Home Based Business, Leadership, MLM, Network Marketing, Reading, Self Improvement, Success, Training, Work From Home
I do not believe there are natural-born leaders, especially in network marketing, direct sales or multilevel marketing. Some people may appear to be natural-born leaders on the surface but we all came into this world the same as a blank sheet of paper. Admittedly those who were raised by a leader have a head start on those who may not have been. There are certain activities which will contribute to leadership skills such as organized sports or student organizations. Some people learn leadership skills in the military. Regardless of how a person picks up leadership traits they all had to first of all learn how to be good followers. That is a universal law and it certainly applies to leadership in direct sales. Network marketing is a business of duplication…
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Richard Branson, motivation and network marketing success

Business, Home Based Business, Leadership, MLM, Network Marketing, Reading, Self Improvement, Success, Training, Work From Home
I recently read an article about Richard Branson's ideas on entrepreneurial determination. One statement he made was, "if you're not very good at motivating yourself, you probably won't get very far in business - especially as an entrepreneur". As he also stated, "When you're starting up a company and for the first couple of years afterward, there are a lot of long nights and stressful days, and the workload is heavy. You have to be able to give the job everything you've got every day, or it will easily get the better of you. As direct sellers in a MLM or network marketing business we have a lot of advantages that a business start-up entrepreneur like Sir Richard had to launch his businesses without. In network marketing we get to…
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Reinventing the wheel for MLM and network marketing failure

Business, Home Based Business, Leadership, MLM, MLM Companies, Network Marketing, Reading, Self Improvement, Success, Training, Work From Home
There are a number of ways insure failure in your MLM or network marketing business. One of the biggest is trying to reinvent the wheel. Reinventing the wheel is a big mistake if you are working with a successful upline, in a successful direct sales company. If the company is successful it is because they have a system of success that works. How do you know if it is so successful? If people are growing their businesses and making money, that is a pretty good sign that they are working a successful system. It is pointed out in "The E-Myth" by Michael E. Gerber, that a business person owns a system. It is the system that runs the business and it is people who run the system. The owner of…
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