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Network Marketing

December 6th, 2012

Network marketing is the ordinary person’s best opportunity to make extraordinary income. Well known author, Robert Kiyosaki, says that most ethical network marketing businesses are like business schools. They teach people the power of building their own home business, and provide the tools to support that. You must choose the right business for you. Then, work to attain success.

1. Find the Right Business for You

If you are currently in an organization that you do not believe in 110 per cent then find something else. If you are not excited to get up every day and grow your business, then find another business. If you do not believe in the products you sell and are not using them, then find another business opportunity. Once you know you have the best opportunity you will achieve.

2. Have a Vision

You must have a Vision of where you want to be in 5 years time. You must have written goals and plans of how and when you will attain your vision. Read your goals and vision statement at least once a day. Have both long term and short term goals. Have timelines and plans for reaching these goals. Make them attainable, but not too simple. As you reach these goals you can celebrate success, then add more goals.

3. Stay focused

There are many distractions when working from home. Have a weekly meeting with yourself. Ask yourself if you have done all you could to grow your business. If you were your employer, would you have you back again next week?

4. Have Faith in Yourself

Sometimes this means blind faith. » Read more: Network Marketing

The Secrets to Networking Success

December 6th, 2012

Recently I was interviewed for a book on networking. My first response was, “Hey, I don’t network. I hate that stuff.”

In other words, you won’t catch me dead shaking hands and passing out business cards at a local Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting. Nor do I cold call. Nor do I wander around conferences with my hand thrust out saying, “Hi, my name is Nick Usborne.” It’s just not part of my character.

I guess that was my view of “networking”.

But as I started writing, answering each of the interview questions, I realized that I network as much as the next person. I just go about it a different way.

The more I think about it, we all network, one way or another. If you think this doesn’t apply to you, just make a quick mental tally of the people you know in your industry. People you have worked with, exchanged emails with, met somewhere.

Have a look at your address book. If you have more than the names of your personal friends and family, you’re already networking.

>> Why this is important

Whether you are employed right now or a freelancer, networking is essential to your future. Nothing happens without knowing other people. None of us advance in our careers in blissful isolation.

We get a job offer because someone knows about us. We pick up a new client for our freelance business because someone referred us to someone else. We are asked to write articles because an editor or webmaster read something else we had written.

Every step forward we take can usually be traced back to knowing someone. » Read more: The Secrets to Networking Success