What most common problem/challenges in network marketing?

by claw22
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I like to ask you the community what you think most common problem people come across in network marketing business?



Getting Leads ?

Too Afraid to follow up becuse of rejection ?

Marketing tools and not following marketing strategies that suits them?

Too much training / not the correct training?

Daily rotuine / blance life?

Or do you think lack of confdence / mindset?

From experience when first started years ago perhaps bit of all above. Have you ever had one of these challenges and what did you change?
#common #marketing #network #problem or challenges
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  • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
    Originally Posted by claw22 View Post

    I like to ask you the community what you think most common problem people come across in network marketing business?
    It's different for everyone. The question you need to ask is, "What's my most common problem." Then coming up with a solution.

    Nothing else matters.
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    • Profile picture of the author claw22
      Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

      It's different for everyone. The question you need to ask is, "What's my most common problem." Then coming up with a solution.

      Nothing else matters.

      I see you're point but I like to know what others think or come across

      Because like you said it's different for everybody.
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        Originally Posted by claw22 View Post

        I see you're point but I like to know what others think or come across

        Because like you said it's different for everybody.
        And like I said. It doesn't matter about anyone else. Others come across all of those things and more. So, what??? lol

        You're wasting time. Take action.
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        • Profile picture of the author claw22
          Originally Posted by OptedIn View Post

          And like I said. It doesn't matter about anyone else. Others come across all of those things and more. So, what??? lol

          You're wasting time. Take action.
          I don't have these problems anymore. I'm doing some research to see what others have come across and seen each day.

          I think you missed the point lol.

          If you solve these problems with what I've pointed out you can help so many people....agree?
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    I am not into network marketing ... so my perspective is ... I just see it from the outside as someone that has been marketed to by people on the inside many times.


    One of the most common problems I see with this industry is the fact that it has so many people doing marketing that have no clue about how to do it effectively or professionally. They end up peddling hype and dreams to the point of excess. They don't have any concern for the prospect, it seems - they only care about their commission and how much they can make off someone.


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    • Profile picture of the author claw22
      Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

      I am not into network marketing ... so my perspective is ... I just see it from the outside as someone that has been marketed to by people on the inside many times.


      One of the most common problems I see with this industry is the fact that it has so many people doing marketing that have no clue about how to do it effectively or professionally. They end up peddling hype and dreams to the point of excess. They don't have any concern for the prospect, it seems - they only care about their commission and how much they can make off someone.


      Steve
      Spot on Steve, I was got with this problem years ago but learned from experience to put others first.

      When you put others needs first the rest will follow. Great point
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    • Profile picture of the author OptedIn
      Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

      They don't have any concern for the prospect, it seems - they only care about their commission and how much they can make off someone.
      How is that different than a car salesman, regardless of how well they feign concern for the prospect? :-)
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    Isn't that the same as MLM?
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Originally Posted by sebastya View Post

      Isn't that the same as MLM?
      The term "network marketing" was first coined as a euphemism for MLM, but now is a common association. Most people are reflexively turned off by this concept, so actually the biggest challenge even for professionals in the MLM industry is overcoming strongly negative connotations of this extremely powerful marketing model.

      "Model successful behavior. Try to avoid reinventing the wheel when you get involved in this profession. The hard work has already been done."
      ― Eric Worre, "Go Pro: 7 Steps to Becoming a Network Marketing Professional"
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    If you love your job You can resolve the problem
    So don't think about problem and try and try
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    Well, it appears you got your answer. :-)
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  • I think 'too afraid to follow up because of rejection' is the main challenge, but this will not be not an issue if we promote using online marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author chuckholmes
    1. Employee Mindset
    2. No Skills
    3. Unrealistic Expectations

    I'm the top rep in my company and these are the three things I see time and time again. This is a profession. You must develop specialized knowledge and treat it as if you have one million dollars invested in it.

    Until you overcome these three things, people will struggle.
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  • Profile picture of the author chuckholmes
    And as my mentor Mark Yarnell once told me, "every successful networker was a lousy networker at first."

    Very few people enter our industry with the skills, mindset, attitude and work ethic they need to succeed BUT anyone can choose to develop and master these things if they choose. It won't happen overnight, and it will cost money, but it is possible.
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    Talking with strangers face-to-face, managing their objections of doubts and uncertainty and assuring them before and even after sales.

    How do I know this?

    Because I come from Southeast Asian island of Singapore in which my government and people placed a strong emphasis on community, social and teamwork values.
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    • Profile picture of the author claw22
      Originally Posted by amuro View Post

      Talking with strangers face-to-face, managing their objections of doubts and uncertainty and assuring them before and even after sales.

      How do I know this?

      Because I come from Southeast Asian island of Singapore in which my government and people placed a strong emphasis on community, social and teamwork values.
      Being out in the community and even at a coffee shop people can freeze because afraid if people hear them talking about network marketing etc but I find it's a great place because others could hear you.

      Like they say you never know who watching ! Do you use social media platforms to promote business?
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  • Profile picture of the author cainbrian
    In my opinion, one of the biggest problems in network marketing is that most people simply don't know how to get:

    "Leads & Money" (lol, period.. the end space space.)

    Most people forget that it is a profession like anything else, and never take the time to increase their personal value through taking massive action, making mistakes, and becoming a creative problem solver when no one else is willing to step up to the plate... while still uplifiting the people around them.
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    • Profile picture of the author claw22
      Originally Posted by cainbrian View Post

      In my opinion, one of the biggest problems in network marketing is that most people simply don't know how to get:

      "Leads & Money" (lol, period.. the end space space.)

      Most people forget that it is a profession like anything else, and never take the time to increase their personal value through taking massive action, making mistakes, and becoming a creative problem solver when no one else is willing to step up to the plate... while still uplifiting the people around them.
      Yes Yes Yes, Leads is something you must create.

      Like you said the find the pain and give it a pain killer .
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  • Profile picture of the author chuckholmes
    Another big reason so many people struggle in our industry is that they do not take their business seriously, because they have such a little amount of money invested.

    People who start a traditional business normally write a big check just to get started, and they will do anything and everything to make that business successful. Things like working 80 to 100 hours per week, sacrificing family time, their health, etc.

    Not so in network marketing. People put their MLM business on the back burner the second life gets in the way. Of course, they still go to their job during this life event. That ceases to amaze me.

    Why would you mistreat the one thing that actually OFFERS you time and money freedom? People are crazy.

    If I could offer anyone a good piece of advice I would say this:

    "Act as if you have one million dollars invested in your MLM Business and you have one year to earn it back!"

    Do that and there is no doubt in my mind you will get great results.
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  • Profile picture of the author claw22
    Originally Posted by chuckholmes View Post

    1. Employee Mindset
    2. No Skills
    3. Unrealistic Expectations

    I'm the top rep in my company and these are the three things I see time and time again. This is a profession. You must develop specialized knowledge and treat it as if you have one million dollars invested in it.

    Until you overcome these three things, people will struggle.
    Some great points here and yes the Employee mindset is huge but if a person really works on themselves they can't past this .

    Originally Posted by chuckholmes View Post

    And as my mentor Mark Yarnell once told me, "every successful networker was a lousy networker at first."

    Very few people enter our industry with the skills, mindset, attitude and work ethic they need to succeed BUT anyone can choose to develop and master these things if they choose. It won't happen overnight, and it will cost money, but it is possible.
    A big ahah moment for people , these skills are will break you or make you.

    Originally Posted by chuckholmes View Post

    Another big reason so many people struggle in our industry is that they do not take their business seriously, because they have such a little amount of money invested.

    People who start a traditional business normally write a big check just to get started, and they will do anything and everything to make that business successful. Things like working 80 to 100 hours per week, sacrificing family time, their health, etc.

    Not so in network marketing. People put their MLM business on the back burner the second life gets in the way. Of course, they still go to their job during this life event. That ceases to amaze me.

    Why would you mistreat the one thing that actually OFFERS you time and money freedom? People are crazy.

    If I could offer anyone a good piece of advice I would say this:

    "Act as if you have one million dollars invested in your MLM Business and you have one year to earn it back!"

    Do that and there is no doubt in my mind you will get great results.
    Agree, this what hurt me in my first years online, treated like a hobby, not a business and you can get stuck in this mode.

    Treat your business like you already invested a million pounds.

    Thanks, chuckholmes for feedback
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    The hardest part of network marketing is generating traffic and leads. Finding people who are serious about taking action to learn and then executing what they are taught. Traffic and leads are the life blood of any online marketing business.
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      Originally Posted by DURABLEOILCOM View Post

      The hardest part of network marketing is generating traffic and leads. Finding people who are serious about taking action to learn and then executing what they are taught. Traffic and leads are the life blood of any online marketing business.
      Yes and having a DMO each day to build a following. Audience building so you can show content which suits their needs.
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  • Profile picture of the author manolo2
    Having come from the network marketing space my problem initially was getting leads and then knowing how to convert those leads without being too pushy.


    However if your getting leads then at least you have the chance to perfect your conversion skills, so getting leads should be the first priority
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    1 problem could be signing up under a program hopper aka rack em and stack em type who blows through companies like tissues.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    It's the same as any other type of "make money" business - separating the dreamers and tire-kickers from the action takers.

    The method is irrelevant, the people you target is what it's about.

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