Network Marketing Training Tips: Impatience Equals No Income

Network Marketing Training Tips: Impatience Equals No Income

So there’s two types of people in MLM. There’s the people that are looking for that lottery ticket, that winning lottery ticket. Then there’s the entrepreneurs that stay in as long as they can, and they make it work. I see too many people that come in, and they want success in two weeks to two months to six months. And then I see them go into a new company, and they stay for a couple months, and then it’s not happening fast enough, and then they move on. They create a new fan page for their business and new YouTube for their business, and they do maybe 10 to 20 videos about it, and then they move on. 

So, here’s my proposal. My proposal is, if you work two to four hours a day on your home business – that could be creating content – that could be reading about network marketing – that could be doing videos – that could be learning about social media prospecting, that could be doing paid advertising. If you did that for two to four hours a day. I propose that in two to four years, you will be making the same or more money than you do at your job. 

But people don’t realize that and they want success a lot faster. And all the top leaders, I don’t care who it is, all the top leaders in network marketing, the ones who make over $100,000 a month have been in the same company for 5 to 20 years. None of them have jumped in and just made massive, massive amounts of money. The distributors that do make a lot of money very fast, are called master distributors. And they’re usually hired by the CEO to help launch the new company. 

For instance, Shane Morand and and Holton Buggs helped Bernard Chua to open up Organo Gold back in 2014 or something like that. Maybe sooner than that, those two master distributors started making about a million dollars a month for a while. I think it still took them a couple years to get up to that level. But they were the master distributors for that company. If you’re not chosen as a master distributor, you have to start like the rest of us. Either way, it’s a two to five year plan. It could be longer than that. 

So, my proposal is you work on your business. It could be learning, creating content, whatever, but just stay in. Just stay in the same company for a couple years and you will see certain trends emerge. 

For instance, the first trend that I saw in my business was a huge spike in business in 2018 because CBD was just realized by the mainstream and they caught on like fire. In fact, I’ve never seen any other product like that, because for one, it was a natural product. Number two, the mainstream wanted it just as bad as the MLM distributors. And number three, the price of the CBD didn’t really get overvalued in MLM companies, people were still willing to pay $69 to $180 a bottle, which was fine, which was great news for MLM companies because they could still have a little profit margin. 

But the thing is, my business spiked really high and I was making great money. People were joining me left and right, just from my blog articles. You know, I had eight sign ups in one day just from my blog. I didn’t talk to those people, they were just looking for CBD so bad that when they found my article about – I reviewed three CBD companies back in 2017. It took about a year for that article to show up in Google. But people were joining me left and right, I didn’t have to call them – I didn’t have to email them. They just signed up. And those were the good old days. 

But, here’s the thing – I’m not going to just give up because the spike is over. In fact, there’s many different peaks in network marketing. The first peak is usually the ground floor opportunists come in, they’re like, Oh, this is gonna be huge. This is going to be the next greatest thing. You know, we’re gonna make tons of money. And, that peaks in about a year or two, the ground floor opportunity seekers make the company spike the first two years because everyone’s like, ooh, ground floor, ground floor. 

But then the ground floor opportunists leave because they get bored, they lose patience. It’s not a brand new ground floor opportunity anymore and they can’t say that anymore. And then they move on. So the ground floor opportunists, they move after a year or two, and they move on to something else.

So, the company has to survive after that peak. And so it declines a little for a couple years, and then it starts rebuilding with real leaders because if the company stays active it’s going to eventually start attracting some real network marketing professionals that stay in longer and longer and longer. You get rid of the ground floor opportunists, and you start replacing them with professional network marketers that stay in for decades. 

So there’s a couple spikes in network marketing. And then there could also be a third spike, where the mainstream recognizes the company for its longevity, for its durability. For instance, WorldVentures has been around since, I don’t know, 2004-2005 maybe. And last year, they had 300,000 new distributors join in one year. It could be because of a new CEO, or a new formulation, or a new travel package, whatever, but 300,000 joined even though that company is 15-20 years old, it had a new spike. And so anyone that’s been in WorldVentures for a couple decades, they probably experienced that spike as well. And that can happen in any kind of company, that third spike. 

And so I’m not gonna just bow down and be like, Well, you know, that peak is over. 2018 was a great year, I’m gonna wrap it up and go get a job. No, I’m gonna wait for the next round, because I am a leader. I’m a professional. I’m going to stay in till the very end, I’m going to retire with this. And like Matt Morris said, He is the top distributor in WorldVentures. I’m not in WorldVentures. I’m just using that as an example today. Matt Morris has been in network marketing for 25 years. He said that there’s dry seasons, there’s dry years.

So you got to think about that. This is a three to five year plan, it could be even a five to 10 year plan. But if you’re tired of your job, you’re tired of the commute. You’re tired of working 10 to 12 hours a day. Most people have to have two jobs a day. I mean, two jobs now just to pay their rent. rents are crazy in the city. And then you got all that congestion, homeless people all around you. I don’t want to go back to a job. And I’m not going to be a rags to riches to rags story. I’m going to be a rags to riches to rags to riches to rags to riches, I’m going to get the full spectrum of this life, the good, the bad, the ugly. 

I’m going to experience it all and I’m going to be a survivor and people are going to join me because they’re going to ask me how long I’ve been in this company, and I’m going to say, Oh, 10 years, you know, they’re gonna be like, wow, 10 years. Most people don’t last six months. And I’m like, Yeah, well, I do this for a living. I’m a professional. I weather the storm, I weather the dry periods. I keep creating content. You know, I’m almost up to 500 videos on Youtube. I just show up. 

And so if you want to make money in network marketing, you have to show up every day, even if it’s just two hours a day. Just learn something. Get an E book on Amazon about network marketing, start learning about the profession. start watching mentors on YouTube, like me, like Todd Falcone, Matt Morris, Ray Higdon. There’re many different trainers out there, just absorb it and become a network marketing professional. It’s gonna take time, you know, but if you keep jumping companies every six months, that’s not enough time to see what happens with your team. If you recruit 10 to 20 people your first six months you won’t know what they’re gonna do. 

I have people on my team they’ve been in since – they’ve been in for three years. They’ve been in almost the whole time I’ve been in and I’m watching them and they’re still hustling. They’re still consistent, and they’re growing every single month. So what if it takes six years? What if all of a sudden you start making $50,000 a month?

Another guy – What’s his name? Dale. He’s an MLM trainer. I forgot his name right now. I think it’s Dale something he didn’t start making, it took him like seven years to start making full time income with network marketing, and in his ninth year, he made a million dollars. And I hear that a lot.

You know, one of my favorite stories is this pizza delivery driver, immigrant pizza delivery guy who moved here from Armenia. And he didn’t even speak English. He was dirt poor. You know, he would go to MLM conventions and park his car around the corner, way down the street, so no one would see it because it was just a beater. And the alarm kept going off. The horn kept honking because his car was just malfunctioning. And he slept on people’s floors at, you know, conventions at the hotel, just to get around leaders in network marketing. And in his eighth year, he flew his parents over from Armenia. And he bought them a house, his eighth year. 

So you’re never going to have those, those powerful rags to riches stories, in six months, or a year or two years. You don’t even know who you have on your team. I’ve had people come back after two years, they say, you know, I really need this now. I didn’t really need it, or I really didn’t understand it the first time I joined you, but this time I understand it. And I want to lock arms with you again and go all the way. 

You’ll never experience people coming back on your team if you keep jumping every six months, in fact, you will lose credibility. Every time you leave a company. People will be like, because people watch you, you don’t know it, but people watch you. And they’ll be like, oh, what are you doing now? Oh, how long is that gonna last? You know, you lose credibility every time you jump MLM companies.

Or you think adding new income streams to what you’re already doing is going to help you. It’s not – the more things you do, the more it’s going to water down your efforts in the main primary MLM. You know, if you do a couple mlms at the same time and then you’re promoting a lead generation thing, and then you’re promoting a template creator thing and then you’re promoting an email autoresponder, you’re not gonna make any money, you’re making $10 in a couple of them, maybe a couple hundred dollars in your primary MLM.

But you have to laser focus on one thing, get it up to significant income, then you can start adding maybe a lead generation source, you know, or something like that, but laser focus on your primary MLM for at least a couple years, get that going, get your team going. And then maybe you can add another income stream.

But if you’re brand new and you’re promoting 10 different CBD oil companies, for one, that’s a conflict of interest, you could get fired. Number two people are gonna be like, Well, which one do you like? I mean, you’re promoting 10 different CBD companies. Which one are you actually in? 

So people want to join leaders who are committed and faithful to one company, because they put their trust in your hands. And if you’re jumping every six months, that means a lot of unstable unpredictability that people don’t like. They want to lock arms with a leader that’s been in one mlm for 5-10 to 20 years. So stay in because impatience equals no income, especially today. 

It might seem like you’re not getting anywhere for the first two years. But the more you stay committed, the more people will recognize that because they’re going to ask you, how long have you been with this company? And it’s going to sound kind of silly if you say, two months. 

I feel good when people ask me and I say, well, three and a half years for this company, but I’ve been in network marketing for six years. And I’m committed, I’m faithful. I stay in one company. I keep recruiting, the leaders never stop recruiting. Even if they’ve been in for 10 to 20 years. I still see Matt Morris on Facebook, with his paid ads. I see a lot of leaders. They still do advertising. They’re still blogging, they’re still doing YouTube. They never stop. 

So get comfortable with it. settle in, settle in for the ride because it’s going to be many years, but it’s going to be life changing. One day, you won’t have to go back to your job. And you’ll start getting residual income every single month. Whether you work a lot or very little, your team will take on a life of its own. And you’ll get a commission check for every single person that reorders or is recruiting their own people. And that is the beauty of network marketing. Thanks for reading guys. Hit that subscribe button. If you’re not in an MLM company yet or you want to check mine out, click the link HERE.

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Erik Christian Johnson

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