You have made the decision to be in the network marketing business. You have been learning the ropes. You have developed some skills. And you are constantly curious about learning more.
But do you struggle with picking up the phone and calling your leads? If so, be honest with yourself and ask this question: “Is this the right business for me?”
There are very few basic rules to network marketing. And one of them is that you have to like people. You have to like talking to them.
You can be an online marketing ninja. You can have a ton of Facebook friends. And a load of Twitter followers. Even a huge following on YouTube. But if you don’t like to talk to people, chances are this is not the right business for you.
Think about the name of the industry – network marketing. That means building and working with your network of contacts. If this isn’t something you like to be doing, you may be setting yourself up for failure.
How do you know if you like working with people? Think of how you approach picking up the phone and calling your prospects. Is this torture? Do you avoid it? Or do you look at it as a potential opportunity to make a new friend. Or even better a new customer. That is going be a clue.
Now just because it isn’t your favorite thing to do – calling leads – that doesn’t disqualify you right away. This is a skill, a technique, that can be developed over time. There is a lot of training out there. And once you have mastered it and practiced, your confidence will grow. That means talking to the next person on the phone won’t seem like a chore. It will come more naturally.
Think of the people that are the most successful in the network marketing industry. Do you think they have any hesitation in picking up the phone and calling a prospect? Not likely. But that doesn’t mean that it wasn’t that way once in their past.
So as you develop your skills in talking with your prospects, keep in mind the question – is this business the right one for me? And my guess is that if you have read this far, it probably is.
Have fun and great week!
PS: Looking for more prospects to call? Then check out this video on Sponsoring Secrets. It is a great video that shows industry leaders in action. Always learn from the pro’s!