Working as an independent distributor is one of the best decisions you can ever make in your life. Whether you sell for an end-user product brand such as doTERRA or NuSkin, or financial products such as Transamerica or World Financial Group, network marketing can act as a low-barrier path to entrepreneurship. Not only do you get to earn a living, you also get to choose your working hours. You can, therefore, keep your full-time job even as you make more money on the side. If you are a parent worried about missing out on the formative years of your child’s life, being an independent distributor gives you the freedom to work while raising your kids.
However, some network marketing brands get so over-hyped that they make it seem like success is easy. Success in independent sales is not easy. You have to drum up your own leads and continue learning. It’s equal parts psychology, hard work, and dumb luck. Some contracted sellers are being faced with the sometimes-harsh realities of the challenge, and are beginning to wonder if they are cut out for this life. Short answer: you are! But you may need to learn a little bit more about what it takes to succeed. Well, you’ve come to the right place!
Have the Right Attitude
To begin with, sign up for the business opportunity presented to you. Many people lose out on opportunities to earn an extra income because of skepticism but working as an independent distributor has been proven as a successful business model over the years. Once you sign up, stock on the product and hit the ground running. There is no substitute for hard work in making it in this business. The harder you work, the more profits you will make. Be positive and put in the necessary work.
Prepare for Success
To make it in life, you have to prepare for success. Decide beforehand the level of success you want to achieve and visualize it. Once you do, map out the path you need to take to get there. Also get yourself a mentor in the business. Getting mentoring from the onset is crucial. In all businesses, those with mentors make it faster compared to those who don’t. Lastly, always ensure you have enough stock for your product. You can only sell what you have.
Attend a Success Conference
Success conference gets you in contact with all those who joined the business before you and succeeded. You get to listen to their stories and the strategies that worked for them. Speakers at the success conference also get to give you tips on how to attend to your market effectively for maximum profit margins. There is also nothing like knowing you are part of a community that wants you to succeed and is there to offer you the assistance you need to succeed in the business.
In the information age, there’s no reason for self-employed sales professionals to starve. Professional websites and social media platforms provide instant access to thousands of qualified leads, almost for free! Both websites and social media platforms can be leveraged for e-commerce. Further, these same platforms provide powerful analytics tools you can use to identify who your most lucrative customers are and how to better fill their needs with your products. Of course, your online presence is only as good as its search rank.
Another way to bolster your income is to recruit other distributors into the business. As an independent distributor, you get to earn a commission from the sales of the other distributors you recruited. The more people you recruit, the higher your income will be. This is the most important step in creating truly astronomical success. Leverage the power of social media and content marketing to enhance these efforts. As these distributors sign up their own distributors, you create a network of distributors beneath you all who contribute to the level of earnings you get at the end of the month.
Working as an independent distributor is very fulfilling. Not only do you get to earn a living, you also get to mentor others while empowering them to take charge of their finances.