As it usually happens when a new year approaches, you may find yourself wishing that you had just a little bit more; a little more money, a bigger house, a nicer car or a fatter bank account. You have the big dreams and the high ambition; you’re just missing the right opportunity. It turns out, the opportunity you’ve been searching for may be right around the corner. Network marketing (also known as MLM or multi-level marketing) is experiencing a resurgence and some of the richest most successful business owners in the world got their start in this simple yet incredibly lucrative business model. With a business that is already formed and successful, you can add your talents to the mix to make your dreams of financial freedom finally come true. There is no better time to get involved in the MLM industry. Here is what to expect as we usher in the New Year.
The Cream Will Rise to the Top
If you’ve been paying attention to the latest network marketing updates, you’ll notice that there are good MLM business models and there are some that are not so good. In the past, it was difficult to gauge the winners from the lemons. You just kind of had to take the recruiter’s word for it and jump in with both feet in a leap of faith that you hoped would pay off big.
These days, and especially going into 2014, vetting network marketing opportunities is going to be a breeze. Not only will you be able to pick out the good network marketing businesses from the stinkers, but those bad business models may drop off completely.
As social media grows more popular and transparency gains more of a foothold worldwide, it’s going to be much harder for unscrupulous or careless MLM recruiters to find warm bodies to fill their rosters. The good business models, the ones that receive tons of network marketing updates and that have proven track records that showcase their success, will be the ones to rise to the top and flourish in 2014.
No Better Time Than Right Now
Right now the economy is in a recovery period, yet high unemployment numbers are still being reported pretty much everywhere. This is a great opportunity to get involved with a network marketing business. The investment will most likely be low, and yet you’ll have an easier time recruiting others to join your opportunity since so many people are looking for gainful employment. Your job is to find the right motivated people to fulfil your goals.
Finding Like-Minded People
You could take a proven business model with constant network marketing updates and that business would still fail if the wrong people happened to get behind it. To succeed in any MLM opportunity, you must find willing, highly-motivated and dedicated individuals to add to your team. It wouldn’t hurt to set up a difficult qualification and interview process that your recruits will have to endure to become part of your team. Make anyone willing to join your team work for the privilege and you’ll be more likely to retain those individuals for the long-haul.
The biggest fear of most MLM professionals is that their teams will just up and quit on them one day. If you make it difficult to join the opportunity and you choose an enticing opportunity to begin with, your teams will not only stay put, but they will continue to recruit others just like them; bringing success to all involved.
Prepare for Obstacles and Go Slowly
The best advice anyone could ever give you for beginning a network marketing career in 2014 is to conduct plenty of research into the business model you are presented with in order to prepare yourself to run it indefinitely. During your research you will want to identify one or more major obstacles that may keep you from reaching your goals; and find ways around them early on before they actually show up. Then, simply follow the business processes that you are presented with and keep a daily schedule until you’re well passed those obstacles and closer to your goals than ever.
Network marketing can bring you great riches and the lifestyle you’ve always dreamed about, but you must start somewhere. If you can manage to find the right opportunity and if you manage to staff your teams with real go-getters that don’t know the meaning of the word quit, you’ll become a success story in no time. The key to becoming successful with MLM is to maintain a positive attitude no matter what. Heed that advice, teach it to your teams and always keep your eyes on the prize to make it as a network marketing success in 2014.