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Nine Networker Newbie “No-No’s”

I have learned that in life, “Common Sense is common only to those who have sense”. The way the “those” in that last sentence have sense  or gain sense, is through experience and practical application of what they see and observe. These mistakes are often ones of attitude, missed judgment calls, or misinformation.

So let’s take a “Common Sense” look at
Nine Networker Newbie “No-No’s”:

1.) Inflated Earnings Expectations. – There are many millionaires in the Network Marketing Industry. There are also many millionaires in the NBA as well, but how many schoolyard ball players make it to the NBA? VERY FEW! Realistic expectations for the average part-timer should be an extra $400-$500 per month. Don’t sell anyone else the millionaire line. It may happen, but it simply is not the average.

2.) Don’t Think Short Term. – The Network marketing business is like any other worthwhile endeavor. Realistically, a distributor should not expect to see the real fruits of their labor until at least six months into their business. Those who have been truly successful have been at it a long time. Don’t expect it overnight and never quit working towards the goal.

3.) It’s Not Easy Money. We have heard it a million times, we may have even believed it a time or two. This is one of the things I hate most about the industry. People seem to think that the pitch should be “easy money”, you don’t have to work, you don’t have to sell, you just make a list, sign a few people up and they do all the work for you! Experienced Network Markers will tell you that it is not an easy money game. It is not merely a recruiting game. Distributors who are successful know their product, know their customers, know the company’s vision, and are prepared to do that which is necessary. That is why it is called “NETWORK” Marketing, because everyone works!

4.) Freebie Product – Forget About It! You get what you give and you take what you get! It’s not about offering something for nothing, it’s about adding value to what you have! I cannot stress this enough. Show the benefit and cost savings with your products! This is Paramount!

I am going to pause right here and just interject something about any company here that is absolutely key… Make sure that you company is something that is simple and easy to explain. For example:  See here and let a 5-year old girl breakdown how easy it is for you to come aboard my company. Then get back to the list!

5.) Don’t Ignore the Company Track Record. A distributor who is looking to increase their odds of becoming successful is looking for a company with a good, strong, firm, and consistent track record. A track record demonstrates quality of management and products. This is very important for those who are genuinely “business builders”.

6.) Run -Don’t Walk! – You should avoid a company who requires you to carry large investments of inventory. The monthly minimum should be what you can realistically use in a single month. Autoship programs for both customers and distributors, represents a far more fair and long-term approach than large front load requirements.

7.) Look for Products that Everyone Can Afford. – However if you have a good product, the product can be sold to everyone, you have a good thing going. Far too often distributors concentrate on the compensation plan and earnings hype then spending time looking at the profitability of the products or services offered by a company. A company with an exclusive product, that everyone wants, gets used up, and must be replaced; has the means the ability to pay commissions in the long term from the sale of the products.

8.) Don’t be an MLM Junkie. – Very few distributors in the industry have developed the ability to work multiple programs effectively. These types of distributors are few and far between. Focus and energy is hard to keep up with one company and its products, let alone several. Focus in on yourself, your goals, and your desires in one direction.

9.) Turn off the TV. – Activity that leads to Productivity is the name of the game in network marketing. You must do more than complete the distributor application; call your friends and sit back waiting for the money to be rolling into your mailbox. The most successful people in network marketing are the ones who are constantly recruiting, selling and calling upon the same prospective customers and recruits multiple times.

If you realize that you have been “HAD”, “TOOK”, “BAMBOOZLED”, “HOODWINKED”, “LED ASTRAY”, or “RUN AMUCK”… Then STOP!

I hope you found value in today’s post and I look forward to receiving your comments and connecting with you.

Talk to you soon!

IMG_5727sTony Tate

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11 thoughts on “Nine Networker Newbie “No-No’s”

  1. This is a great article Tony! You’ve hit all the important stuff – and I just love that video.  When I was in direct sales we had so many people join us because the company has been around so long and the name so well known – can’t tell you how many times I heard “the products just sell themselves” … made me cringe and then launch into my “no, you sell the product” speech.  Well done!

  2. Hi Tony – #8 (Don’t Be an MLM Junkie) is the point that strikes me the most, because a few years ago I knew a guy who was just that – he was doing probably 8-10 deals at any given time. True story – one of the companies he represented was really legitimate, and somehow he had a true heavy hitter enroll. Long story how that happened but it did. Sad bottom line – he couldn’t focus on that one business and ended up dropping out and losing all that potential income. To this day, he is still in the game (I got a postcard promoting some deal last year) but he never learned.

  3. Hey Tony,

    I agree with all except number 7. Having products everyone can afford is not a goal of mine. That reminds of me of chasing down a large number of people not know who I’m looking for.

    I think the more precise your product (price could be irrelevant), the better chances you have at making a living at it.

    It just so happens, the more it costs, the more you might also make.

    Other than that… awesome posting from a non MLM junkie.


  4. Don’t be an MLM junkie. Tony, you’ve hit the nail on the head with that one. I see so many people trying to succeed at several different companies, in the name of not putting all their eggs in one basket… but it isn’t working well for them. So much better, I think, to do your research, choose your company wisely and then stick with it till you succeed.

    Willena Flewelling

  5. Hi Tony, these are all fantastic tips, especially the last one!  Funny how some people say they don’t have time for something, yet they have time to watch TV for a few hours every night.   Have a terrific day Tony!  regards from Julieanne

  6. I understand your position and respect your position; however, I will use this example… Let’s just say that you have an opportunity to market a specific product that addresses a specific need that over 72% of America should use. To me price is relevent because if only 18% of the population can afford it, shouldn’t your company do more to help those who want and need your product?

    Just a thought,

  7. The thing about having “all your eggs into one basket” is this; the more invested into one thing you are, the easier it is for someone to belief in your efforts… when it comes to commitment be the pig not the chicken!

  8. Hey Tony,

    You have put together a nice list for your readers.

    Many items which you have mentioned are preached often by marketing
    experts in our industry but your point number five is one that I often
    advocate but I find that many newbies still don’t practice this very
    important element when they first get started. 

    Research your company,
    the products, the founders, the comp plan, the vision, etc!

    Thanks for sharing Tony,


    1. You are more than welcome Kevin… I am just so excited because I looked at 23 companies thoroughly over 4 years and I settled on one after using all of my criteria to ‘kick the tires”. I am happy and have been prospering every since…

      I figure I have another 7 years or so before I enjoy walkaway income $250K+ a month… that is the goal. I have lots of scholarships I want to fund

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