You are not alone.  Most people struggle when trying something new, and for the Network Marketing newbie it can seem a strange, often fearful path to navigate.  

The following Network Marketing tips may be of help.

I have had my share of struggles in Network Marketing and it almost always came down to struggles within myself, rather than outside forces.  

So what are these “demons” within ourself that keep us from succeeding in Network Marketing?

5 Network Marketing Tips For Struggling Beginners

Tip 1:  YOU are responsible for the success or failure of your new business!

This is a big one (maybe the biggest), because the overwhelming majority of new and experienced network marketers blame everyone but themselves for things that go wrong.

But in reality, everything that happens to you, in business and in your personal life is a result of your decisions in some way.

You, and you alone are responsible for your business.

The buck stops with you!

Tip 2:  Be patient!

Rome wasn’t built in a day. In fact, most brick and mortar businesses consider it a huge success if they can turn a profit after a couple of years. So, what makes you think that the money will start rolling in after a few days, or even months?  

Building a business takes time, effort, and lots of patience.

Be prepared!  When things don’t click right out of the gate, remind yourself that success is a process.  Every step you take leads you closer to your goal.  

Everything you learn makes you more and more valuable to others, who will ultimately see you a the leader that can help them in their quest for freedom.

But until then, relax, persevere and be patient!

Tip 3:  Educate yourself!

I tell all of my new consultants that they should focus on educating themselves for the first couple of months after starting a new business. This can be difficult for many people to hear, because they want to make money, and now!

It usually doesn’t work that way.

The only way that you will make big money in network marketing (or any business) is if you over-deliver value to your customers.

How do you provide value?  By educating yourself!

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Tip 4:  Make efficient use of your time

If you are continuing to work while starting your business, you will need to become a time management expert.

Your new business is like a newborn – it requires nurturing, attention, caring… and time.

Be sure to carve out some time every day to work on your business.

Turn your car into a rolling classroom by listening to CDs or tapes while you’re driving.

Buy yourself a good mp3 player and plug into some great educational material while you’re at lunch or cleaning the house.

Every second you spend on your business will help it grow that much faster.

Tip 5:  Expect to get out of your comfort zone

If this is your first attempt at starting a business, than it’s very likely that you’ll be expanding your horizons. You’ll be learning new and different ways of expressing yourself.

You will need to connect with people.

No one ever made it big in network marketing by hiding behind their computer screen. You may very well feel uncomfortable trying new things that you may or may not be good at.

It’s okay – it means you are growing, and it’s a good thing.

Embrace the feeling and move forward.

The bottom line — have patience, be consistent in your efforts, focus on education, and above all else, take full responsibility for everything that happens.

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT and let us know your favorite tip or ADD ONE to the list!

To your success!

This is the system we use to generate more leads, cash flow and attract more signups for our business… especially for you if you’re building your business Part Time!

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  • Nicola

    Your 5 tips are well put. They are really obvious when you think about it logically, but how many of us do that when we first start out. I’ve been around for a little while now but the fog is only just beginning to clear. Finding direction and a sounding board who I really resonate with has been a challenge. I’ve been hanging out at your blog for about an hour devouring many of your posts. I have found that they really ‘speak’ to me. Thank you! Cheers Nicola

    • Bob

      We are honored that you’ve spent so much of your valuable time on our blog, Nicola. We know how busy you are! Glad you’ve found a home here.

      We’ll do our part to always make it interesting and different.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, Nicola!

  • Kelly

    The biggest thing is that you really have to be patient. You will learn as you go.

    • Bob

      Excellent point, Kelly… patience is truly a virtue in Network Marketing. Unfortunately, most people run out of patience long before they realize their success. Sad, but true.

      Thanks for the comment, Kelly. Great to see you here!

  • Carl

    Hi! I’m thinking of starting my own business and these tips would be a lot of help. I still don’t know what to bring up because many things are clicking right now and how long it would last. I would come back if I’ve already made up a decision.

    • Bob

      Welcome, Carl!

      Come back often, be a sponge and soak up as much information as possible. That way, when you’re ready to move forward you’ll be better equipped to do so.

      Thanks for stopping by, Carl!

  • Keith Dennis

    Hi Bob,

    Good tips! I would just add that getting your blog up and running is the most important thing to do first even if you don’t have a clue what you are doing. Time is a factor for search rankings. And I always tell people that no one will see their blog for a long time so there no point in worrying about how it looks right away.

    So would add, start your MLM blog right now.

    And even though the goal might be to prospect online you must prospect in person as well or wait a long time for results.

    So I would maybe add. Always carry a DVD or some information about your opportunity with you.

    I don’t know how many times I had to “talk” instead of hand someone something. It works so much better with the third party tool. The new person doesn’t have to know anything, just pass it along.

    Thanks for the post!

    • Bob

      Hey Keith,

      Thanks for adding these great tips. I agree that taking action is always crucial in anything you’re trying to accomplish. For a long time I fell into the trap of learning without implementing.. and it doesn’t get you anywhere. You know a lot but nobody knows it! :-).

      Thanks for stopping by. I look forward to seeing you here again in the future. Great comments like yours that provide real insight are always welcome!

  • Ashley Porter

    Yes those are excellent point you have there! The newbie just starting out online has no idea and many get an unrealistic sense of what has to be done in order to reach the top.

    Thanks for sharing!


  • Ray Higdon

    Tip #1 is critical for people to get, stop blaming your sponsor or your spouse and just make it happen!

  • Richard Petrillo

    Hi Guys,

    Great tips for those just starting out and a strong reminder for veterans as well! Education should never stop and you are so right about making efficient use of time. It is so easy to get side tracked from our main focus, working on Income Producing Activities.

    Thanks for these great tips!

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