Avoid Some of the Common Network Marketing Mistakes

After being involved in network marketing for over 25 years I continually see some of the same mistakes being made over and over again.

Create a Plan

You absolutely must have a plan. This plan does not need to be elaborate. This plan does not have to have all of the answers. What this plan does need is some basic information about what your goals are and how you’ll achieve them.

All too often I see someone so excited to begin their business and then get so discouraged when sales don’t pour in. Sales are not pouring in because there is no marketing plan. There is no one right way to create sales, but without a plan most end up floundering until they quit.

Create a Budget

This is another common mistake I see people make. There are always start up fees to begin a network marketing business but often people don’t think beyond that start up fee. There is disappointment when a month later they discover there is more money to be spent.

Create a budget that takes into account catalogs, a website, samples, demonstration products and marketing.

Like your plan above, your budget does not need to be elaborate but you need to know what you can expect to spend your first year in business as you get your business off the ground.

Create a Schedule

Most of us wear several hats in any one given day. We are mom or dad, son or daughter and either husband or wife along with network marketing distributor. Have you ever wondered how it is that those who seem the busiest also seem to be able to add just one more thing to their plate? Often it’s scheduling.

If you work 8 hours per day and you sleep 7 hours per day, you still have 9 hours in the day left for all other activities. A lot can be done in 9 hours.

Create a schedule of what your days and weeks will look like.