Network Marketing Tips for Beginners
These network marketing tips for beginners will build your business on a solid foundation. Do you want to learn how to succeed in network marketing? Learn and DO these network marketing routines and habits right from the beginning. They will start your business off on the right foot. You’ll see improvements in other areas of your life, too.
Immerse yourself in your new business.
The first network marketing tip for beginners is to learn as much as you can about your products and the industry. It’s usually fun to learn about your company’s products. If it’s skin care or weight loss, use as many of the products as you can. You will sell what you use. Learn how they feel, how they’re used, and some of the key ingredients or technology in the products. Learn about the industry in general. It helps to know about your competition. Your customers will shop around and you will be able to guide them to the best products for them.
Learn about your business model, whether it’s network marketing, direct sales, coaching, online marketing, or offline marketing. There are words, phrases, and techniques specific to your industry. Your prospects may or may not be educated in the industry. You’ll want to address their questions and concerns about how to start a network marketing business.
Pick a daily method of operation.
A daily method of operation, or a DMO, is a daily plan of when you will work. If you have 30 minutes at lunch and an hour after work, write down what you will do during those times. Will you make prospecting calls? Will you do follow up with customers? Email your list? Decide on the days and times that you have available to do network marketing activities. Write down your plan and follow it.
Your DMO must include “income producing activities” – actions that will make money. These include prospecting, getting new customers, talking to leads, showing your business presentation, hosting a party or meeting, or doing 3 way calls with your downline. These DO NOT include organizing your desk, cleaning your office, ordering new office supplies (guilty!), writing your 90 day plan, talking to your downline for 2 hours, managing your team, posting motivation quotes… you get the idea. Only a few actions generate money. Make sure you’re doing income producing activities during your scheduled time.
Have a 90 day plan.
A 90 day plan is your set of goals for the next 3 months. A 90 day plan is a focused push for a short amount of time when you can generate network marketing success that will help your bank account, your confidence, and your business. What do you want to accomplish – rank, volume, recruits, number of people talked to?
Set clear goals for your 90 day plan. Goals should be specific, measurable, and attainable. Depending on your goals, a specific and measurable goal would be talk to 5 people a day about your business. Another good goal might be to recruit 2 new consultants a month. I like to set action goals versus results goals. Action goals are things you will DO, like talk to 5 people a day. A results goal is recruiting 2 people a month. You can control if you talk to 5 people a day. You can’t control if 2 people sign up. (But if you talk to 5 people a day, you would easily sign up 2 people a month).
Have two solid goals for your 90 day plan. This is what I do, but feel free to adjust based on where you are in your business. Set goals that will push you, but not overwhelm you. I like to have a volume goal and a recruiting goal. The goal could be for someone on your team who is working hard, like Help Sally recruit 2 new people per month. Then you would set up a plan with Sally to train her and her downline, do 3 way calls, or host a party.
This is the biggest network marketing success secret (and for anything in life, really). Do your DMO or action plan, consistently. Think of it like a second job and SHOW UP. When your business is first getting off the ground, don’t miss any days. This isn’t the time to think, “Oh, I have my own business. I can take today off and go to lunch with my friends.” If this was a job, would you NOT show up? Show up for yourself, every day for 90 days.
Start a Positive Morning Routine
Of all the network marketing tips for beginners, this will positively impact every part of your life the most.
If you have a family, a full-time job outside the home, or both, you must maximize your time. The only place most of us have room in our schedule is in the morning.
A positive morning routine is certain things you do every morning that will start your day off strong. I built my routine around The Miracle Morning, which is prayer and meditation, affirmations, visualization, exercise, reading, and journaling (or blogging). Feel free to create your own, but those are the basics.
I resisted this for, like, 20 years. I had a really hard time waking up, but… I travel for a consulting job and always manage to make my early flights. Treat it like a job and show up. We can train ourselves to wake up earlier. Check out the Miracle Morning if you want more tips on building a morning routine.
Put these network marketing tips for beginners into practice and your business will start off strong and grow quickly.
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