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The average “life span” of someone in direct sales is 18 months. Let’s dissect this for a hot minute. When you join a company it’s often for one of a few reasons. You receive a great discount on products you love. You like the company’s mission and believe in it. You want to make some extra money. You are looking for a new and fun social outlet.
So why do people only stay for a short time if network marketing can offer all that?
Because they are short-sighted. They look at what is happening in the immediate and do not think about where it can go. They don’t take the time to LEARN. They assume it’s easy and that being their own boss and owning their own business comes naturally. I have found NONE of this to be true. LOL! And you have to have grit, perseverance and determination to make your own business (whatever it may be) stand out and become successful. Direct Sales Marketing
I have a secret to tell you. If you really want to succeed in the direct sales world, you have to learn.all.the.things. That may not be what you wanted to hear. Maybe you just wanted to sign up for a starter kit with a fun company and you thought everything would just fall into place. Don’t get me wrong. There are a few super LUCKY people who seem to have it all figured out and run to the top of the Leader ladder in record time. But they are either working their behinds off 24/7 or they have figured out what others haven’t yet. They also may be using tactics that prove successful in the short term but will not sustain them in the long term. Direct Sales Marketing
Here is an introduction to how you can approach your business to seek long-term success.
Create community Direct Sales Marketing
Show Value Direct Sales Marketing
As you create your community, show your followers what you and your business can do for them. What VALUE is there? Can your products solve a problem in their life? Can it help them lead a healthier life? Does it bring happiness? Find the value, and share that often!
When I say value, I don’t mean dollar amount. I don’t mean sales or discounts. I mean what intangibles can your business bring to others’ lives.
Come from a place of Service—Always
It doesn’t benefit you to do what is best for you. I know that sounds counter-intuitive. What I mean when I say this is that sometimes you actually do have to give away the farm to prove you are someone of value and someone a person should continue to do business with. Don’t be a pushover—don’t let people take advantage of you. But provide the absolute best service you can.
For example, if the company you work with runs a promotion and the website is glitchy. Say, a customer does not get the free product they were supposed to get because it’s just too darn complicated for them to figure out. Give them the product yourself. Even if you have to pay for it. Make it right. Go to the ends of the earth to let them know you will provide the BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE to them. And I guarantee, they will remember you. They will come back to you. And you will earn what you spent on that product back in future sales from that customer.