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The Foolish Mistake That 95% of Network Marketers Act Out!

One of the biggest problems in Network marketing is the person behind the show. What does that mean? Simple. Your business grows as much as you. Many people come into this profession and do not take it seriously and here-in lies the biggest problems of all.


People come into this profession, and yes it is a profession, from all walks of life. A lot of them do not have the experience to run their own business and they are used to a job. They get assigned a task and they do it.

That is fine. However if you want to build a solid and real business, you have to take it extremely seriously. Network marketing gives everybody an equal chance of success… and one of the advantages is that it has a low start-up cost.

Considering the amount of money you need for a franchise or running your own traditional business, you can run a home-based business for the fraction of the cost. Therefore, a lot of people, mostly who struggle, treat it fractionally seriously.

What do I mean… well think about this for a second:

If you invest $1 million dollar in McDonald’s franchise, how seriously would you take it? Do you give up something else to make it happen for you? Do you study and take diligent action every single day? Of course… and the questions could keep coming.

But in Network marketing, it is different and there are various entry points. But let’s say you start your own business for $500 dollars. It gets tough, you get your few no’s and then suddenly it is easier to quit than work on yourself to be become better… so you quit, $500 is NOT a big enough number to keep you hooked.

This is a trick and if you are newbie to the industry, understand that this is a profession and just like any, it requires action, knowledge and consistency. Treat it like a million dollar business and don’t be foolish.

If it did not work out for you, there is a reason… maybe it is not your fault. Maybe it is the leadership or maybe it is your lack of action. But here is the thing, if you treat your business like a million dollars, guess what… you will take different action that could dramatically increase the chances of success.

So do not be foolish by treating your business as a hobby unless you want it to be. If that is the case, it is ok! Take advantage and be grateful that you get an opportunity to start your own business at such a low cost but with huge income potential.

Treat your business like a million dollars and see how it treats you!

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22 Responses to The Foolish Mistake That 95% of Network Marketers Act Out!

  1. Val Heisey April 2, 2012 at 8:23 PM #

    John, as a small business owner, I know the startup costs and overhead very well. This industry is amazing. I wish I would have bumped into it in 2008 before I started my mobile dog grooming business. Thanks for providing this information to those who need the understanding.

    • johnmoussan April 6, 2012 at 2:22 PM #

      Yup, these things happen we just gotta dust of and keep going, which is what you are doing Val.

  2. Terry Petrovick April 3, 2012 at 9:18 AM #

    “Fractionally seriously”, I love that because it is so true John. This post is full of great tips.

    The one I like best is that you are referring to this business (network marketing) as a ‘Profession” which indeed is.

    thanks for your leadership!

  3. Viola Tam April 3, 2012 at 8:51 PM #

    Hi, John,

    I love your million dollar perspective! In our team, we take serious efforts in educating new members that this business means serious RESIDUAL income, whether you like it or not after the initial building stage.

    My mentor joked about the business going from ‘control’ to ‘out of control’ as new team members many many layers deep see the opportunity and consistently work to build their solid foundation!

    Great work, John! See you at the top!

    Viola Tam

    • johnmoussan April 6, 2012 at 2:19 PM #

      haha! that is nice, from control to out of control! never heard that before… very cool!

      • Viola Tam April 6, 2012 at 7:13 PM #

        Hi, John,

        That is very cool indeed! Michael Wang who quitted his top real estates agent job last year shared that at the New Distributors’ Training Session.

        From one of his new downlines many levels deep, the Malaysian group has grown to thousands in just 2 short years! This is a real lesson for staying in the game. We just never know who may end up opening a HUGE market (in their own local area or overseas)!

        It is a GREAT way to get things out of control, isn’t it?

        Viola Tam

  4. Sarah Reece April 4, 2012 at 8:10 AM #

    Hey John,

    You’ve made the right point with this post. I’ve seen several people jump in too quickly into internet marketing business, without any proper goal and strategy. They don’t seem to realize that benefits come only after consistent effort. If they don’t see quick results, they get frustrated and quit.

    You’ve rightly summed up the message for all newbies into this one line – Treat your business like a million dollars and see how it treats you!

    • johnmoussan April 6, 2012 at 2:18 PM #

      Hey Sarah… appreciate your contribution to the conversation and glad you liked it.

  5. Adrienne April 5, 2012 at 1:32 PM #

    You are so right John… I know that for me I had only had an employee mindset previous to entering this industry. Although I was serious about building a business I really didn’t know what all was involved.

    Discipline is a real problem for most people. Staying focused on what needs to be accomplished is yet another.

    I believe that because it doesn’t cost near what a franchise would to get started people don’t take it as serious. They don’t realize just how valuable creating an online business venture can be. At least not yet.

    It is a business and that’s what everyone has to remember. Treat it like one and you’ll reap the rewards.

    Wonderful reminder.

    • johnmoussan April 6, 2012 at 2:17 PM #

      Yes.. that was the biggest advice that I have gotten… treat your business like it’s a million dollars

  6. Juli Becker April 6, 2012 at 1:22 PM #

    Well said, John!

    Those who are serious about Network Marketing will invest more than the $500 to get started. Those who are serious are sure to invest in every self-development course and tool they can get their hands on. They will stay up late at night after everyone else is sleeping. They will work 24/7 if need be because the stakes are higher than the first $500. The stakes are 6, 7, & 8 figure incomes left on the table for anyone to take, if only they have the heart to take it.

    Juli

    • johnmoussan April 6, 2012 at 2:16 PM #

      If only they have the heart to take it! :)

  7. Alan April 8, 2012 at 3:06 PM #

    John, great post. Professionalism is what it should always be about, but unfortunately isn’t!

    As you say, treat your business like a business, be professional and it will look after you.

    Thanks for some really great tips.

    Alan

  8. Jessica April 9, 2012 at 9:09 AM #

    So true John!

    I think because MLM is so low cost to start people do not take it as a serious business opportunity which is a fatal mistake…

  9. Chante Epps April 9, 2012 at 3:45 PM #

    I totally agree with you John! Unfortunately the low start-up costs associated with the network marketing industry has somehow distracted people from understanding the important nature of building their businesses as if it actually “cost” them a million dollars.

    When more people get a hold of understanding that their network marketing business albeit low-cost to start truly CAN BE a million dollar business is when more people will get serious about doing what it takes to build it.

    Awesome share!

    -Chante

    • johnmoussan April 10, 2012 at 2:25 PM #

      All good things take time and nurturing.

  10. Kevin April 10, 2012 at 7:08 PM #

    Mindset – it’s HUGE! I’ve been using that word a lot lately, mindset that is. What’s that they say? If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at will change! I see that message here John. Thanks!

    • johnmoussan April 16, 2012 at 2:44 PM #

      Yup, learned the hard way for me, but I’m glad I did learn!

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