One should not confuse this article as a sales guide, or a glowing review, or a sales pitch, or an effective way in how to learn how to sell goods or services. I am not asking for your email address, and I simply do not want you to join anything. What I like to do a show you some of the aspects that you never learn about in network marketing / multilevel marketing.
There are many things you simply will not learn from multilevel marketing programs, by the individuals that hope to sell you to get you started in the program.
One of the key factors that no one will ever tell you about is that you likely will not make much money in your first year. Even though I am a huge fan of network marketing, and multilevel marketing, it is simply true that you will likely not make money by the hundreds of thousands in the first year. In fact, many times individuals simply break even, or make no money at all in their efforts at multilevel marketing within the first 12 months.
Another key component that no one will ever tell you about is it you might not be good at selling. Typically, salespeople become highly skilled at their job only after years of doing so. It is more of a learning process, then a natural ability. Even though the individual that sold you on the product was highly skilled, it is likely going to take some time to be good at it.
You likely need to purchase a lot of aids for selling your product. This is a result of being a newcomer to your multilevel marketing system. You will likely need to invest in motivational lessons, sales aids, lead generation systems, or purchase leads outright. The entire process is not inexpensive, and can run significantly high for many individuals. Expect to pay top dollar for a quality lead that could generate a profit for you.
Many individuals do not understand that they will likely lose many of the friends and some of the family members they enjoy forever. This is because you are likely going to hound them in joining your network marketing team so they can get in on the good deal.
While it is true that you can earn big money over time, not everyone is suited for multilevel marketing. Recognize that there is a push that will likely happen from your up line, in their efforts to get you to sign every family member and friend that might not be so eager to get involved.
Lastly, it may turn out that the product or services your company provides is bogus. This is often a hard concept to grasp, especially after you spent a lot of money getting involved in the process. Recognize that almost half of all products and services available through network marketing are bogus.
This is not to suggest that all multilevel marketing opportunities are unsuccessful. In fact, there are large groups of people that have been highly successful at selling highly respected services and goods to the public for years.