So whenever you start something new, there’s always a risk that you won’t be taken seriously. Particularly when you’re starting from a base knowledge of zero! Because of course everyone who knows you, particularly your friends and family, will already know what you do, what experience you have… basically they know a lot about you. Now make network marketing your new thing, and well, I can’t lie, it’s scary!
Network marketing is a skill the same as any other. You need to dedicate yourself to learning what it’s all about. It’s also a profession shrouded in many misconceptions making this already scary step feel even more like a giant leap into the unknown. So given the perceived risk you’re taking, is it any wonder you worry about whether you’ll have your friends and family behind you?
So I’m guessing most of you have heard about network marketing. But I’m going to go out on limb and guess that you don’t know a huge amount. And nor should you! There are so many business models out there none of us could be expected to just get it! I’m learning something new every day and I’ll be more worried the day I don’t get a surprise nugget of knowledge.
But for me, the absolute best starting point was to just start small and simple and start telling my friends and family about what I was doing. Like I’ve said before, I’ll learn the rest as I go.
So I did just that – never underestimate the difference your friends and family can make. You see what you forget is your friends and family love you. They want you to do well and you failing isn’t something they like to think about. Sounds obvious does it? But in the moment very easy to forget this.
I remember in the first few weeks being almost embarrassed about talking about my products. I mean, how silly! The first friend that was more than happy to test and see laughed at me when I gave her the products in a Sainsbury’s bag! I explained we didn’t want people to judge! She found it hilarious 😂 To be fair, it is quite funny with the benefit of hindsight.
Obviously today, I’m not embarrassed at all – infact I love a good chat about all the products I have! Never pushy mind, generally people start the conversation by asking me about a product they’ve heard about.
From my experience, your friends and family will have your back. Even if they don’t fancy the products, they’ll share what you’re offering, they’ll mention you when a friend of theirs is looking for something you might have. So the lesson is this, trust your loved ones! A little help from them will go a long long way.
Love my friends ❤ Laters lovelies xx