Network Marketing is a phenomenon of recent times. It is also popularly known as Multi Level Marketing. It aims at increasing profits and returns. When you join a network marketing program, your introducer constitutes your upline. The people you introduce into the network marketing business are called your downline. It involves identifying people who can contribute to the success of the business and introducing them into the business. Network marketing success depends on the quality of people involved, the kind of efforts put in and the marketing skills of people involved.
There is no clear roadmap to network marketing success. As such there are no dos and do nots that will guarantee success if followed. It is difficult to identify methods and techniques that lead to network marketing success. Some techniques work for certain businesses and people and other techniques work for others. However, network marketing success is not an illusion. By following in the footsteps of successful network marketers and studying their methods and principles used, the ordinary person, new to network marketing can taste success as well. Let us now examine certain principles that have helped network marketers in the past to taste success.
The key element in network marketing success is persistence. You need to “keep on keeping on.” After being in the network marketing game for a while you have a downline large enough to study its statistics. Network marketers generally find in their downline that 95% of the downline is doing nothing at all. Only 5% of the downline is actively working towards sales. This makes it all important to support that 5% in their efforts.
An active and effective promotion campaign continues to bring in active members. By supporting the 5% that are actively making efforts, you can ensure that though small in the percentage game your active 5% prove large in the numbers game. It does not take rocket science to figure out that those who are actively persistent will achieve success. This fact is borne out through statistics as well. Those who are persistent and are with a network marketing company for 10 years or more reach the highest levels of its compensation package.
Patience is an all important virtue in the network marketing game. You need to be patient and at it for a year before that awesome power of geometric growth sets in. The cent a day example is illustrative here. If you were to save a cent on the first day, two on the second, four on the third and so double savings every day, how much would you have with you at the end of 30 days – a bunch of cents? How wrong. You would have $5,368,708 with you at the end of 30 days. That is the power of geometric growth.
Sadly most network marketers fail. This is because they do not exhibit the persistence and the patience to succeed in the network marketing game. They do not constantly promote their business as they really should. To become successful in network marketing, focus on patience and persistence and also on promotion.
Self Improvement and Development
In network marketing self improvement and development are crucial. Successful network marketers always improve upon themselves and develop themselves. In the intrinsic nature of leaders is the drive to offer value to other people. This drive reflects itself in successful network marketers. They create more value in themselves and are thus able to offer value to their prospects. Network marketers who succeed are always networking. Some of them keep lists of every single person they have met. Heavy hitters lists, direct mailing lists, they have all sorts of lists. This way if ever the time came that they needed a new company, they would be ready.
Being a Mentor to Others
Motivation is a key ingredient in network marketing success. If you are not motivated, neither will your downline. Successful network marketers always offer their services to their downline. They know that if their downline succeeds, so will they! A successful network marketer calls the downline to ask if they need support and provides it as well.
Network marketing is an exciting new career path that has opened up in the past few decades. Though there is no sure shot way to success in this career, there are certain principles that have given success to those who have lived by them. The most important of these is persistence. Closely related to this is another virtue that brings success in network marketing is patience. People who have persevered and held on to their dream of network marketing success have generally succeeded. Also important to success in network marketing is constant self improvement and development. You also need to develop your downline as their success is your success. With these soft skills at hand there is no reason for you not to achieve network marketing success.