"Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny." - Tyron Edwards
I know I've spent a lot of time on the sales aspect of internet marketing. It's what I love to do best! But I think it's time we take a step back for a minute and evaluate what we do here. There are many different opportunities in network marketing and many different ways to sell them. The most important thing you can do is find something that you are passionate about, something that you get excited about and that personally interests you for starters. What we do can be very tedious at times, if we are not enjoying what we are marketing, it becomes difficult to write about, talk about, or stay self motivated.
As I continue to learn and grow here in Internet Marketing Wonderland. I have found myself part of several groups where there a teams working together on specific opportunities, usually, these rooms go silent. Why you ask? Because the few carry the weight of the rest and at some point the give and take becomes all about taking. Clearly these "takers" are out of their element, overwhelmed and unable to grasp the opportunity they are in. Their motivation for being involved? Purely to get rich quick with out any effort. They never succeed and end up running around bashing the program they invested in. But what they didn't invest in it... was their time. Time is the most costly and valuable commodity we put into our online businesses. It is something, unlike a 9-5 job, that doesn't pay when you start out. You must leverage your time in order to gain income in the future. So choosing what excites you instead of how much it pays is very important. Trust me, if you put in the time, you will see an income.
Ask yourself these questions when considering an opportunity:
Can I see myself talking about this in a positive manner for years to come?
Can I imagine myself walking into someone's office and present this as an opportunity that can grow their business and make them money?
Is my motivation with this opportunity to build a steady income or to get rich quick irregardless of the consequences?
Is it something that I can sell outside of the internet if given the opportunity?
What kind of company am I aligning myself with?
If you are considering an opportunity, do your homework in regards to the reputation of the company you are considering investing in. Once you opt in, you become the face of that company to your customers and prospects. It's your reputation that is on the line not theirs. If you don't choose wisely, you can destroy your internet business in a heart beat representing something that over promises and under delivers. Be wary of this. Think long and hard about this point. Trust me, if it sounds too good to be true... it is.
All the questions I asked you to consider point to two things, longevity and reputation. Both are things that involve you. If one gets caught up in the big pay out, realize that it is very very hard to get someone to invest that kind of money and what true substance does that program really provide in return? Do you have people already interested in wanting invest that kind of sum? If you do, then maybe it's a good opportunity. If you don't, how easy do you think it will be to get a return on your investment. I know a person who has been Network Marketing on the internet for over a decade, bought into a program that has a 2k price tag on it. You know the kind, where you have to drag people to a cyber call in to listen to a someone say "buy my program, I and only I can teach you the way to make money on the internet. If you cant sell this program you aren't a closer and you need me to do it for you. All for the price of 2 THOUSAND DOLLARS!" If after a decade you don't have a base that can invest 2k, why on earth would you choose that opportunity. You're setting yourself up for failure. On the other hand, if you look at opportunities that are affordable investments cash wise, interest and excite you, odds are in the long run you would've made 2k in a decade. My poor associate is still waiting for that big sale. He spends all his time in social networks trying to get people to attend this call. Eventually, if it hasn't happened already, he will be known as the guy who wants you to spend 2k. His reputation will be in the cyber toilet.
Always opt for something that you see a value in, that you can be proud of and most importantly that you believe in. Your sales techniques will improve at an incredible rate if you know why you invested, what positives you see and what growth potential you believe there is. Yes folks, it really is that simple. You just needed to hear it.
Good luck this week and keep those questions coming!