Business Opportunity Seekers - Beware Of Hidden Clauses
By: Melanie Kissell
Business opportunity seekers abound on the internet. About 150,000 people a week are looking to work from home. When you start in network marketing, you have chosen to agree to some company's contract. A lot of people don't realize that, but it is true 100% of the time.
You may not have signed on the dotted line, but you checked a box saying you read and agree to the Policies & Procedures. That is required before you can begin marketing any MLM product. So what I would ask you is ... did you actually read the Policies and Procedures? (Most people don't.)
The P&P is the legal contract between you and the network marketing company. Do you have a clue what you have agreed to? It might take you by surprise. Heck, you might be absolutely shocked!
It's fairly standard for a company to insert one or more clauses making it clear that you - the rep - may be terminated at any time for any reason with 30 days' notice. You'll find companies use this wording on a regular basis. They let it pass until you have good money coming in, and then they terminate you. Guess where the income you built then goes?
Keep in mind, this contract was written by company lawyers. Your company probably will not terminate you to steal your check unless they get themselves in financial trouble... bigtime. But it happens. If you want a solid foundation for yourself and your family and your team, then you definitely want a contract that can't kick the legs out from under you.
Network marketing is like anything else you do in life. When you are trying to achieve a goal, especially in an area that is new to you, you are not going to do it in a straight line. You are going to have periods where progress is slow or non-existent.
You've got to recognize that and be prepared to handle the frustrations. One solution that works well is to come up with a really, really big reason to be successful. The more enormous your reason to be successful, the tougher it will be for you to give up when times get tough.
As you're getting started, it's crucial to picture your reason and write it out and look at it and think about it every day.
Ask yourself some questions. What gets you most excited? What kind of work have you loved - or hated? Is there some type of work you'd do forever, even if you weren't getting paid for it? What do you most like to do in your free time? When you're very successful, what changes will you make in your lifestyle? How do you act with the people you are closest to, and are you in the best possible position to create those relationships the way you want them to be? How would you change those relationships if you had no money problems? How much more time would you be able to spend with the people you love if you didn't have to commute to a job every day?
When you know the answers to questions like these, you have a foundation for MLM success.
You can get more details on this information, plus a lot more in Michael Dlouhy's ebook, "Success In 10 Steps." It's been a very popular read, especially for frustrated network marketers, having been downloaded 100,000 times now.
The author blows out of the water the widely-accepted idea that you should begin by recruiting friends and family. That plan is a big loser. The high MLM failure rate means you'll wind up with a lot of family members upset or angry with you, and that's not good. Besides, anyone who has big MLM success eventually has to promote to a cold market anyway. So you may as well start there. Save your friends and family for later, after you've proven you can build a profitable business. The book is full of very useful ideas.
You can get a free copy of the classic ebook, "SuccessIn10Steps", at http://melanie.successin10steps.com
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