When I first started in network marketing, I was told by my upline that if I followed “the system,” I would be a guaranteed success in my MLM business. I was so excited! All I had to do was follow a simple system and never quit.
I saw all the successful people walking across the stage at conferences. I listened intently to their success stories. And, I thought “Well if they can do it, then I can do it!” I just have to follow the system and work hard.
I could see myself on the stage, telling my story to the large audience. I could imagine myself going to work and telling my boss to “Take this job and. . .!” I could see my huge house with the pool in the backyard. I could see the Ferrari in the garage! And, I could imagine myself on the beaches of the world!
Unfortunately, after a few years in network marketing, I realized that I could not succeed using “the system” that was taught to me by my upline. This is what they taught me:
Well, this is what happened. . . I failed miserably!
First, I had a hard time making a list of 100 names. I don’t have that many friends and relatives and I couldn’t add names to the list fast enough. When I actually contacted my list and showed them my business, they all rejected my proposition. I soon became a member of the NFL (no friends left)! That was painful!
Secondly, I’m basically a shy person. In fact, in high school, I was voted the shyest in my class. I hated it! So talking to strangers at the mall, at lines in the bank, or trying to prospect my waitress was excruciatingly uncomfortable.
When by chance, I did succeed at finding a prospect, I would invite them to a home meeting, or hotel event. I spent most of the time waiting for my prospect in the lobby hoping that they would just show up. Well, I don’t have to tell you what happened. . . They never showed! I just wasted several hours of my time!
Long story short, I got nothing but rejection, wasted time and money, and got extremely discouraged! Even when I was able to actually recruit someone into my business, after about two months they would go into the “witness protection program” and I would never see them again! I could not recruit them faster than they would quit.
My story should have ended here by saying that I was so discouraged that “I Quit!” However, I knew that the network marketing industry had a lot to offer and could make a big difference in my financial future. So, I kept at it. I didn’t give up.
I knew there had to be a better way. I just had to keep searching for the right system that would work for me. The internet came into existence and a whole new way of doing things opened up.
As I searched the internet for what other successful network marketers were doing to grow their businesses, I learned that more and more mlm entrepreneurs were embracing the internet and social media to grow their businesses. Most MLM leaders were not admitting it, but it was true!
As I researched the new online recruiting strategies, I came across a 10-Day Online Recruiting Bootcamp that changed the way I did business forever! This bootcamp introduced me to a new concept called “attraction marketing.” It was a cutting-edge strategy that made me the hunted instead of the hunter. Prospects called ME and I also learned how to get paid even when prospects didn’t join my opportunity.
Attraction Marketing is about branding “YOU” so that you stand out from the crowd as an expert in the industry that can help other people build their businesses.
The attraction marketing approach is about positioning yourself as on online MLM trainer who can help other network marketers learn how to generate leads and recruit using the online strategies. In fact, if you’re on Facebook, you’re already using some of the strategies.
Attraction Marketing focuses on leveraging technology to help you build relationships, and build the know, like and trust factors that eventually lead to a new recruit or a sale.
By building your MLM business using only traditional methods, achieving wealth and freedom is a very difficult uphill battle which will include more disappearing prospects and your downline dropping like flies.
Unless you start embracing the new technologies you will be destined to suffer from rejection, discouragement, and unfulfilled dreams as I did when I first started out. With the internet, now you can prospect and recruit people from all over the world with a few clicks in the comfort of your home. Does that make sense to you?
Facebook just achieved a milestone of having over 2 Billion users! 7-figure earners like my friend Julie Burke teach systems for targeting your prospects using social media. Julie was a stay-at-home mom who sponsored 270+ reps and grew a team of 8,300 distributors in just three years using social media from the comfort of her home. You can get her whole story and system by clicking on Social Media Recruiter.
Since embracing the new technologies that are available to us, and using the Attraction Marketing Formula, I can now generate an endless supply of targeted leads that ask ME for information about my business. I no longer have to chase deadbeat leads, pester friends and family, host home parties, or wait endlessly for prospects to show for hotel events.
What are you waiting for? Click on the 10 Day Online Recruiting Bootcamp.
This is the same bootcamp that opened up a whole new paradigm for recruiting and took me from failure to success. My dreams are alive again!
Stop wasting your time and money. Embrace the new 21st Century online strategies for building your network marketing business. It sure beats chasing negative friends and relatives!
To your success,
David C Figueroa
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David C Figueroa is a psychologist with over 35 years of experience teaching personal development. An awesome success coach, and internet marketer. Now retired, he has refocused his goals into helping network marketers grow their businesses online.