At some point in your life you have probably been approached by a family member or friend about joining a network marketing company.
I was someone who said “No”, initially..
I had been in retail sales since the age of 16 and enjoined servicing people. I never considered a lifetime at it. In fact, I was defiant about NOT being in sales.
Ironically, I ended up making a living in sales and Network Marketing. I found enjoyment in helping people find the perfect lipstick and also build and grow successful businesses.
These are the top 5 Reasons why people have said “No” to joining my company. It’s never personal. After all I said “No” at first too.
1) “I don’t have time”
This probably doesn’t surprise anyone as you may have said this at one time. Time is definitely a factor in building a home based business. How much time do you think is needed? It may not need as much as you think.
2) “I cannot afford it”
Most network marketing companies have a starter fee. This pays for the basic business tools to get started and is tax deductible. There is always a way to offset or earn that fee or work around it. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Be honest and ask about payment options.
3) “I am not a seller”
“I can’t sell anything.” Many people feel like they are bothering people by asking them to purchase something from them. The perception is that no one likes to be “sold” to. With most network marketing companies, as you use the products and like (or dislike) them, your natural conversations about the products are educating and influencing others.
4) “Let me ask my husband (spouse)”
I recommend anyone starting a home-based business to consult their spouse and come to an agreement. It’s good to have another set of eyes check out a business opportunity. If this is something that you really want to do, chances are your spouse will be supportive.
5) “Is that company still around? My auntie sold that and it didn’t work”
With so many opportunities there is a chance that a family member may have tried it. Results vary with each individual. Do your own research on the company. Talk to people who are successful at it. Your belief in a company and your belief in yourself is a big part of your success.
I am Angelique Agee, Independent Sales Leader with Avon. Prior to joining Avon, I had been approached by Mary Kay, Excel, and Amway (Quikstar). Most of my family had been in either retail or outside sales and my dad told me that commissioned sales was one of the highest paying occupations. Even though I said “No” at first, I eventually gave it a try and did not give up.