Five Things To Consider Before You Quit Your Job To Go Full Time In MLM

Why do people join network marketing companies? Is it for the product, the people, the company or the money? People get involved in network marketing to get P-A-I-D! Don’t let anyone fool you. Of course those other reasons are important too, but 99.99% of the people get involved for the money. And going full time in network marketing is a dream come true for the masses. Forbes magazine says that 87% of employees go to a job that they hate and most college graduates are not working in a field that they majored in anyway, so having your freedom and your time in network marketing is pure LOVE!

However, there are some things to consider before you jump ship and throw all of your chips in when going full time in MLM. There are several reasons, but for the sake of keeping this article short and sweet, here are five:

1. Mindset. Now you know I had to start off with mindset. It’s very hard to break away from the security of having a job. I mean the set up is sort of nice, right? There’s a steady paycheck and health benefits. But understand, that entrepreneurs are looking for freedom while employees look for security. Robert Kiyosaki put it best in his book Before You Quit Your Job, the people with security are in jail, that’s why they call it maximum security.

2. Set Money Aside. Once you’re in a position where you can leave your job, be sure that you have some money put aside. In network marketing, your commissions can fluctuate, so you’ll want to have funds set aside to cover your household expenses. I recommend joining affiliate programs and marketing their products to help offset some of your expenses.

3. Health Insurance. A few days ago a buddy of mine posted on his facebook page asking for suggestions on health insurance companies for entrepreneurs. Again, this is crucial because you have moved from an employer paid insurance to self-insurance so be sure to do your homework because there are some very good plans for the self-employed.

4. Revise Your Plan. Your schedule will now change now that you’re a full time network marketer. When you were part time, you could only do so much during the day because most of your time was spent at the J.O.B. (just over broke….for you newbies reading this). Your plan should look like a college syllabus with a time schedule and tasks.

5. Freakish Focus. This is an extension of #4. You have to have laser beam focus now that you’re in it to win it full time. It’s sort of like taking a class online. I remember taking some college courses on the Internet and because I wasn’t in the classroom I had to be very disciplined and do the coursework. Same is true here.

These are just five things but there are certainly more. So consider these factors when thinking about doing your network marketing business full time. This is truly an amazing and exciting time in your life and to have your time and freedom to do what you want, when you want and with whom you want is priceless.

Go for it!

Andre’ Page

PS. If You’re Struggling In Your Network Marketing Business, It’s Because Your Upline Has Never Taught You These Strategies


Network Marketers And The Little League World Series

Baseball was one of my passions growing up as a kid in the Cleveland, OH area. And when I get the opportunity I still play softball to stay active. A few days ago I was watching the Little League World Series as Hawaii and New Jersey competed to move on in the tournament. It was a very good defensive game with Hawaii winning 3-1.

As I watched these 12 year olds throw 70mph fast balls I noticed that the batters were connecting with the ball, even if it was a foul ball, they were still connecting. They were making some incredible plays throughout the game, but I was still amazed at how well these kids were hitting.

The point of this article is that, while the boys were making contact with the ball during the game, it reminded me of what a lot of people in network marketing do, or should I say don’t do and that is to connect with people. Everyone communicates but only a few connect. Often times people in our industry (or in life for that matter) want to get their message across, but they lack listening skills. Being genuine with others is a big part of building relationships, whether it be with your prospects, team members, kids, spouses, co-workers , etc.

I’m currently reading a book by John C. Maxwell called Everyone Communicates Few Connect. And in his book he points out that understanding that your focus must be on others is often the greatest hurdle people face in connecting with others. You must be able to communicate with the attitude of selflessness. And you do this by answering these three questions that people always ask themselves when interacting with others:

1. Do You Care For Me? Mutual concern creates connection between people. So if you can learn to care about others, you can connect with them
2. Can You Help Me? Ask yourself what benefits can you offer someone. There’s an old saying in sales: “nobody wants to be sold, but everyone wants to be helped.”
3. Can I Trust You? Trust is vital in business and in life. Author Jeffrey Gitomer said that trust is even more important than love. Now that’s deep:-)

So the next time you’re talking with you prospects make sure you are connecting with them and not just talking to them to get your point across. People can smell this like dogs smell fear.

Happy Connecting!

Andre’ Page

PS. If You’re Struggling In Your Network Marketing Business, It’s Because Your Upline Has Never Taught You These Strategies

We Don’t Buy Houses Anymore, We Buy Gold!

That’s right folks. How many of the “We Buy Houses” signs have you seen lately? Remember a few years ago that’s all you saw. They were on the billboards, benches at the bus stops and even the little metal yard signs that went into the ground.

Well there’s been a shift in the economy, BIG TIME. We’ve seen what the housing market has done. People are losing jobs, houses getting foreclosed and some people are simply walking away from their mortgages like a bad marriage.

Have you watched your local channels lately? (I don’t suggest that you waste your time watching TV, but for sake of this article , play along with me:) Is it me, or is everybody and their mother buying gold? There are so many We Buy Gold commercials, it’s crazy. And it was such a gradual and subtle change that not many people really noticed this trend. “Send in your gold in this security-tight plastic bag and we’ll send you cash”….sound familiar to you? Even the banks are getting on the bandwagon. Think about it, do you think that the bank or the We Buy Gold guys will give you more than the value of your gold? Of course not.

But if you have cable, turn to CNN, CNBC, or MSNBC and what are they telling you to do? Exactly, purchase gold and silver. Interesting. Remember the Arsenial Hall Show? Something to make you go, “HMMMMMMM.” The higher end channels are telling you to acquire gold and silver, while the lower end channels are telling you to liquidate your gold.

At the time of this article, the value of gold is at $1,231 an ounce while the spot price of silver is $18.42. So if you know that you should be buying gold and silver, then what’s the holdup? There are three ways that you can get involved in the gold and silver business:

1. Become a jeweler and open your own jewelry store (crazy overhead)
2. Become an investor in gold and silver bullion (requires a commodities brokers license and you would be giving financial advice)
3. Become a collector in the gold and silver numismatic coin industry (numismatic is a fancy term for the study of money)

The least inexpensive way to get in the game is option #3. You don’t need a license or certificate, there’s no overhead, no employees to deal with, benefits or insurance to pay. The home-based business arena is on the rise with 200,000 people starting a business each week.

If you want to capitalize off of this booming trend, I recommend that you click this link for more details.

Live your life like it’s Golden,

Andre’ Page

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