NETWORK MARKETING WHY YOU SHOULD DO YOUR HOMEWORK!

I joined the world of network marketing in the summer of 2015 by joining Forever Living Products.  I was lured in by the promises of financial freedom and dreamed of being a little old lady in yurt, drumming away and running an empire from my fone. I quickly fell in love with the product’s and despite several attempts to head hunt me I’ve remained with Forever despite those shiny balls being waved in front of me.

After excitedly spamming and loosing a fair few of my friend’s I looked around for a new group of people to connect with and joined several networking groups and started to interact with other people in the industry. this opened me up to other MLM companies and groups full of recruitment adverts.  I had tried placing adverts in these groups and still do but now only really to increase the audience to my two main business pages.

I see a lot of posts which start off with “what’s out there that’s free to join” or “I’m looking for a company but no blah blah company I’ve tried them they are a scam” etc etc.  Firstly yes there are companies which are free to join and that’s great if you like their products but joining a company just because they are free isnt going to give you product passion or any enthusiam it’s doomed from the get go.  80% of people who join Forever start out as customers. and frankly if you saw what I spend on myself in my own shop every month you’d probably faint ๐Ÿ˜‚

If you wanted to set up a traditional non MLM business you would have to at least invest in that business whether it was premises, stock or advertising.  There would be some initial outlay.

So as I said do your homework guys.  the next time that online party pops up on your timeline don’t ignore it, if your seriously looking for an online opportunity then multi company parties are a great way to check out what companies are out there and what opportunity they are offering without six hundred network marketers throwing their opportunity at you.

Understand the business plan and what the compensation plan is.  every company varies in how you get your commission what you have to sell etc etc.

Get to know the person who will be your upline (mentor) their job Is to show you the business.  do they recognise their team? or are they more interested in their own achievements? This is so so important. 

Have a nosy on the direct selling association website.  I know for a fact that Forever Is a member of the DSA but is the company your looking at on there? 

Don’t be scared to to ask questions take ownership of that investment.  if your parting with your hard earned cash ask exactly what your going to get for the money.  ask about website’s and those extra hidden costs. and anything else you need to know to make an informed choice.

Here is a link to my coaching and mentoring page.  please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or would like to know more about what Forever has to offer.

https://www.facebook.com/lonewolfglobal/
Ciao Fidge 

Team lone wolf! ๐Ÿ˜

Network marketing is it all selfies and positive quotes?

Well actually no it isn’t. 

I was talking with a friend of mine the other day she’s a business and life coach, we had connected via Facebook  and I’ve become somewhat of a content mum groupie๐Ÿค—she jokingly referred to me as the queen of selfie.  I got to thinking do people think that all network marketing is, is taking selfies and posting positive quotes.

The picture above is a classic example of the kind of profile picture I used to hide behind.  I have no idea who to credit this photo to but it’s beautiful and thank you.  If I did manage to take a half decent photo it used to cause a Facebook sensat ion with so many comments and likes it was unreal, I used to get so uncomfortable and it used to put me off posting pics of myself. 

So how did I go from hiding to queen of selfie you might be asking? and how is it relevant to this blog post?

Well, during the first few months of my business I avoided showing people the benefits of my products.  I avoided video, I avoided selfies, I avoided putting myself out there.  I thought that having a Facebook business page was enough and posting and spamming my friends with products was enough.  It wasnt I got no where fast!!!!!

I took a break from my business, and decided I wanted to work on me for a while.  In the biz it’s known as mindset! And it’s massively important. 

So when I looked at myself I needed to become more positive and quotes let me tell you can do that.  It’s so easy your scrolling through Facebook and you see a quote that reaches out and grabs you, you hit share and that quote stays with you for the rest of the day.

Behind most network marketing businesses is a person who is constantly working on their mindset and reading and growing as a person.

Looking back on a year ago, yes I’ve just celebrated my aloeversary ๐Ÿ˜Ž I was a totally different person, I’ve worked hard to change and grow. Having a deep love for the products I sell is only part of the story, but also developing the confidence to give myself an online presence and take selfies. I do think that perhaps the products I use and the various spiritual experiences I’ve had have played a massive part in this also, however reaching out and grabbing your own destiny in your own hands will only serve you well.

Also connecting with other like minded people too that helps, I mentioned earlier that I had become a content mum groupie well one of her strong messages is to ditch perfection.  I sat and laughed when I heard this thinking about how many outtakes I have on my phone when something wasn’t just quite right.  Facebook live in recent months has blown that all out of the water, the only perfectionist part about it is the fact that you can ensure if it does go drastically wrong that anyone who didn’t catch u live can’t see the replay.

So No network marketing isnt just about taking selfies and sharing quotes and spamming your friends with product posts.  It’s actually about self development, drive, determination and self belief and you know what it’s fun too ๐Ÿค—.

You can find me over at :

facebook.com/fidgetpie

And content mum with great facebook lives at:

https://m.facebook.com/contentmum/
Ciao Fidge