MLM Business – Are You A “New Kid On The Block?”



An MLM Business was your choice, huh? Congrats to you! So, you have decided to explore the wonderful world of network marketing and are a new kid on the block :)

Well, congrats on being of the right mindset and understanding the value of our industry!

MLM Business works but you must work it!

Now, you are probably asking the question, “so where do I go from here?” Well, I know how you feel because I was new to the network marketing industry about 17 years ago and felt the same way. I got involved with several companies in my early 20′s, got excited, and then was left to fend for myself.

MLM Business takes time and training!

My sponsor got me all hyped up on the company, it’s products and the opportunity to make a massive fortune. The Mansions, sports cars, yachts, etc! Then, once I bought the products I was told to just go out and sell them to my friends and family.

So I did! Then after all of my friends and family either bought some of the products my compant sold out of sympathy for me begging them or outright rejected me for being in a “pyramid” or “scam”, I got discouraged and simply stopped talking to anyone about my MLM business.

I would go out to the weekly meetings hoping that one of the 30 or so friends that I invited by emailed or phone message would finally show up and jump right into my MLM business once they saw how GREAT it was!

But, alas, week in and week out, I was faced with the same question from my sponsor and other reps, “Any guests coming tonight?”

I got real good at creating new stories as to how the 1 or 2 guests I had coming each time, had canceled at the last minute or simply just stood me up!

So, after suffering for a period of time with one company, I would bounce to the next because the last company I was with simply “just didn’t work!” At least, that’s what I told myself. I would have high hopes that my outcome in this NEXT company would be different because my friends and family would finally dig this one.

The problem wasn’t the company or the companies products! ACTUALLY, a couple of those companies have done really well and are house-hold names today. I started to think that maybe the problem was me and that I just wasn’t any good or cut out for network marketing!!

So, after a 10 year break from the network marketing industry, swearing off any MLM business that came my way during that time like it was the plague, I finally let my guard down again and I am so happy I did! This time I finally learned the TRUTH for my FAILURE in network marketing.

I NEVER GOT TRAINED in my MLM Business!!!!!

I realized this when I looked at my current company just out of respect for my good friend because I knew “how hard it was to get people out to take a look” as I told her on the car ride over to the presentation.

But, WAIT A MINUTE!! It wasn’t hard for her to get me out. She simply applied the skills of INVITING she learned through the company and PRESTO, she had a very ANTI network marketing person looking at her company ;)

This opened my eyes to the importance of being with a MLM business that has a solid training program backed by a track record of success.

Once I realized that this companies director of training took a company to #1 on the INC 500 list my eyes and ears were wide open.

So, the moral of my story is that if you are new to network marketing or are already with a company, make sure you are with a MLM Business that will provide you with the proper training and support to help you become successful……THIS IS CRUCIAL!

Most network marketing companies provide training on traditional recruiting methods but fall short in training on “attraction marketing” principles and internet marketing.

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25 Responses to “MLM Business – Are You A “New Kid On The Block?””

  1. Nelson says:

    A really great introduction video Howie. I could not agree more with the premise of this blog. Training is vital if your are to succeed in Network Marketing. Again well done my friend.

  2. Hi Howie,

    Just wanted to say hi, and great to meet you. I really like your welcome video here on your blog. Very natural.

    In your re-tweet plugin, make sure you add your user name in one of the option boxes so you get notices when someone re-tweets your posts.

    Glad to have you part of TSA and look forward to learning more about you,

    Thanks
    Gavin

  3. Howie, I was in the same boat in my early years. You are spot on with what you are saying. “I never got trained”. Well I never was trained either.
    It took me a while, and after struggling for a while I finally figured out that training is critical!
    Now I am constantly educating myself on all the new strategies. It’s all in the education!
    Thanks for the very informative post! Joseph McDevitt

  4. Howie…so true! How many people simply flounder around…not because they are not capable…but because they are just not trained. I love the story and I am sure many, many people can relate. Thanks for the great post!

  5. I have only been involved with network marketing for about a year now but I have been in the same boat. I still have had no real training and actually went today to an event to review a new company. When I stopped calling my up-line I never heard from her again. Very strange. I don’t see how she can have retention in her business. I don’t even get e-mails from her and there is absolutely no communication from her. I find it very odd because she has a really large team under her. I still struggle with what to do because it is a really great company but with no training it is hard to stick around.

  6. Howie, I have certainly had that same experience of inviting guests that somehow don’t show. First and foremost for me is to believe in the product, to have a product that I know works so that I can share the benefits I have received – no pressure, no hype, just true sharing.

  7. Howie Perks says:

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    Nelson:

    A really great introduction video Howie. I could not agree more with the premise of this blog. Training is vital if your are to succeed in Network Marketing. Again well done my friend.

    Thanks Nelson!

  8. Howie Perks says:

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    Gavin Mountford:

    Hi Howie,

    Just wanted to say hi, and great to meet you. I really like your welcome video here on your blog. Very natural.

    In your re-tweet plugin, make sure you add your user name in one of the option boxes so you get notices when someone re-tweets your posts.

    Glad to have you part of TSA and look forward to learning more about you,

    Thanks
    Gavin

    Hey Gavin,

    Glad to be part of the community and thanks for the Twitter heads-up!

  9. Howie Perks says:

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    Joseph McDevitt:

    Howie, I was in the same boat in my early years. You are spot on with what you are saying. “I never got trained”. Well I never was trained either.
    It took me a while, and after struggling for a while I finally figured out that training is critical!
    Now I am constantly educating myself on all the new strategies. It’s all in the education!
    Thanks for the very informative post! Joseph McDevitt

    I think most network marketers can identify with us on that one!

  10. Howie,

    You are a 100% right, its all about training and support and having the right resources to your avail. Company and Products are great with an mlm company but i feel that people that you invite and see your passion and not selling or pitching to them but rather share your story and your excitement and build that relationship, Make it Fun and they will come to meetings, webinars, etc…

  11. Gary Young says:

    Howie,

    I found you through TSA, and I guess that is the point of your blog. I am hear to get trained through the TSA system. Eating the elephant one spoonful at a time.

    Cheers!

    Gary

  12. Rafael Cantu says:

    Howie,

    Training is so crucial. It is really a shame how so many people quit their businesses because they are not trained correctly. If you take the time to learn the skills necessary to be successful it will payoff huge!

    Keep doing good things….

    Always balancing,

    RC

  13. karin says:

    Howie, great post. Training is crucial, whether you are in the mlm marketing business, or in affiliate marketing or any other (online) marketing, it is critical that you learn how to close a sale.
    With the low threshold for entry into internet marketing, this aspect has not gotten nearly enough attention.

  14. Curt Bizelli says:

    hey Howie, you know what you’re doing, bud!
    I like your blog and the page for videos ;-) You got me now!

    I also grew up in a blue collar family and chose my own path instead. (or shall I say) God sent me a calling in the industries I work.

    I love your stuff. Like I said, “You got me” I’m on your list! I’ll followup with the 5 videos later when I have more time to watch ;-)

    God Bless Your Continued Success,
    Curt aka CBiz

  15. Howie Perks says:

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    Chris Bernardo:

    Howie,

    You are a 100% right, its all about training and support and having the right resources to your avail. Company and Products are great with an mlm company but i feel that people that you invite and see your passion and not selling or pitching to them but rather share your story and your excitement and build that relationship, Make it Fun and they will come to meetings, webinars, etc…

    You are right on Chris! Fun and peoples stories go a long way. Some people tend to take the fun out of their business. If it’s not fun, why do it?

  16. Howie Perks says:

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    Gary Young:

    Howie,

    I found you through TSA, and I guess that is the point of your blog. I am hear to get trained through the TSA system. Eating the elephant one spoonful at a time.

    Cheers!

    Gary

    Gary, great to connect and you will find TSA is a great group!

  17. Great post Howie. You’re right on target a company must provide good training particularly in the area of attraction marketing. Obviously it’s up to each individual to apply the training. This also is crucial for two other reasons, creating duplication, and so distributors are not spending too much of their time training their people.

    Thanks again,

    Michael

  18. Kathy Jodrey says:

    Hi Howie,

    I understand exactly were you come from. I too have been in several companies where failure became my norm. Jumping from company to company wasn’t the answer, yet I kept doing it.

    Finally I had the great fortune to fall into something that I didn’t even know I was looking for – a company with rock solid training, specific internet marketing tactics, and a team full of industry leaders who are willing to give everything they have to help me succeed.

    Honestly, I never would have imagined that it would be possible to have personal, one on one coaching from top leaders, and it’s making an incredible difference in my business.

    So I guess the answer is to always do your due diligence, and find not only a company that provides great training but team leaders who are committed to doing everything possible to help you achieve the goals you set.

  19. congrats on getting back in the game after a 10 yr hiatus howie! as they say, timing is everything!

    i completely attribute my success in network marketing to the training and inspiration i received from my mentors. not plugging into a training system is analogous to going to college but never attending lecture. today’s MLM-ers have no excuses; there is a plethora of training at our fingertips online, and many mentors and coaches to help out, even if it isn’t company-specific.

    see u round howie!

  20. Training is vital in any business. When I first got into sales, I was lucky I had joined a company whose main focus was training. We had training every day.

    Even the seasoned veterans had daily training. And guess what… we had an unbelievable sales force that won national contests all the time.

    Thanks for the great insight into the challenges that face MLM marketers. Without training, it’s hard for anyone to succeed.

  21. Howie, you nailed this, real training is one of the key ingredients missing in network marketing. We tend to train everyone in techniques and forget to focus on building skills. What really helped me was a Sales Success Profile, which evaluated fifteen different skills. My focus then was to improve the skills that were low.

    Perry A Davis Jr
    Music City USA
    Perry A Davis Jr recently posted..What is the most vital ingredient for success in network marketing

  22. I love your story because I am sure that it rings true with many marketers out there. Finding a company that offers massive support and a team that will help you in any manner really is the key to success. You have to learn the skills. So many people sign up and are told to get out there and sell to everyone they know. That just isn’t enough. You can’t just say go and do it when they don’t know what they are supposed to go and do. This is where the failure rate stays so high.
    Great post Howie.

    Wendy
    Wendy Hewlett recently posted..90 Years of Life Experience

  23. Hi Howie,

    This is so true. If we do not listen or do not understand what is we are doing as a network marketer, we do fail. And it usuallly is not the company, it is us. I have been in for 10 years and I finally am getting it.

    It is a relationship that we are building with another person, so we need to know what they want and need…not push what we have on them….it has to be the right fit.

    Thanks for sharing…rebecca
    rebecca russell recently posted..REAL SUCCESS COMES FROM DUPLICATION!

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