The Truth – Two Sides to Network Marketing Home Businesses
As a pet parent, you rely on other people to help you with your pets. Veterinarians, trainers, groomers, and pet sitters are just a few of these people. With the price of pet parenting rising, you know you need more disposable cash.
You decide to jump into one of the simplest forms of home business called network marketing to earn some extra money.All you have to do is develop your marketing skills and recruit others that share your passion.
Of course, you want to become a great network marketer so that you can realize your dreams. Perhaps you want to have more pets. Maybe you want to support Pet Rescues. The list goes on…However, you will start off as a lousy network marketer when you first join a multi-level marketing company. What do I mean by “lousy?”
There are two sides to the MLM story. The side that is presented to you is one of prosperity, time freedom and lifestyle. That's why you buy into the dream. Perhaps you want to stay home or have the freedom to travel and have more fun with your pets.
If you are recruited by a successful network marketer who cares about you (and your pets), your chances of achieving success are much greater. However, if you are recruited by an acquaintance or family friend that is still clueless and struggling to make their first dime or keep their team, you will probably become a lousy network marketer first.
My Early Years As A Network Marketer
In the early 1970's, I owned a dog grooming salon. I was enrolled by a person representing a pet product company. That person lived about 50 miles away. I went to one meeting at her home to learn more about the company and how to market the products but I remained clueless about the true potential of earning the most money with the company.
People were not pampering their pets in the '70's the way they do today. I sold very few products to my clients. The company decided to no longer carry the pet products. Because I was not interested in selling their other lines, I was a lousy network marketer. In truth, I was no more than a customer since I never promoted the business opportunity to others. So I quit. I would have thought I made a mistake in joining this company…but I was clueless.
In 2002, I was in another traditional pet business when I happened upon a new line of pet products sold by network marketers. This time, the products worked and I received better, but not great, training from my recruiter…only because she was more interested in her own success and not mine.
I survived my second chance as a lousy network marketer, recruiting away and targeting people who I thought needed healthier pets. This could also be a way for them to earn more money. Most weren't interested or joined and quit. I wondered when I would have my best year. You may think that your best year is when you can actually pay your bills and earn a respectable income. It is more than that.
Financial Prosperity As a Pet Parent/ Network Marketer
You can work until you're frazzled to gain recognition and money but financial prosperity is only a part of the equation. You can have all the trappings of a highly successful entrepreneur but your best year will happen when you are building upon your relationships. Think of it this way… If you show your dog, cat, or horse, you show to win but to win you must develop a loving and trusting bond with that pet. It is important to be aware of your mindset. Don't become so busy making a living that you forget to make a life. You will discover that your life is empty because you have not built relationships.
Your best year will happen when you calm down long enough from your activities to experience genuine serenity and balance. If you see yourself as a lousy network marketer that no one else wants to follow, it is time for painful self-reflection and a willingness to make a dramatic change, By altering your course, you can live a life of balance, serenity and prosperity. It is then that you are a great network marketer and a happy pet parent.
I understand how important it is to share my own embarrassing failures with you so that you can accept your challenges in the future. You can move beyond being a lousy network marketer to becoming a person who lives a life they love. This is when you know that you are a great network marketer.
Great Network Marketers Follow a Proven Roadmap
Remember, as a pet parent, you know that the costs of living with pets is constantly rising. If you are ready to grow your income and discover other pet parents that you can aid, you must be mentored by the best in the business. Without a Proven Roadmap, your pet business will stagnate. If you are already in a network marketing business, check out the system I use right now. If you are looking for a pet-related network marketing business, connect with me. You deserve to succeed!
With love, compassion and empowerment,