What is Network Marketing Training? You would think that the answer to that question would be obvious. And at its core it is. Clearly it is training you would go through to learn what is involved in building a successful organization or business.
However, what you will find is that there can be a whole lot more involved with it and it can become quite confusing.
I say it can be quite confusing because there are hordes of different network marketing training’s and trainers. And in many cases what they teach conflicts with each other. One training will tell you to do this and not this and another will tell you the complete opposite.
So who do you listen to?
- The network marketing company you are with will typically have their owning training’s.
- The team or up line you are with will have training’s on how they build the business.
- There are generic industry trainers who are not with your company who you can learn from.
- And there are training companies for our industry as well.
And again in many cases you will find what is taught by these entities will vary significantly.
So what is someone who is trying to learn how to build a successful network marketing business supposed to do?
What Network Marketing Training Should You Follow?
Clearly your up line has an invested interest in your success. The better you do the better they are going to do. So in most cases I recommend learning and implementing what they teach to begin with.
But this is not always the case.
What you want to do is take a good hard look at what is going on within the team.
Take a look at the organization. Are large numbers of every day normal people achieving success using what your up line is teaching?
Not just the select few they highlight but are normal people doing well?
You have to watch for this. Because there are many organizations that are built on the backs of people having low to moderate success.
This is a whole other blog post but briefly what I mean is…
…there are organizations that have training’s and strategies in place that allow people who have influence to come in and crush it.
Having Influence is a Powerful Advantage
These influential people recruit lots of people because they have influence over a large group of people who know, like and trust them.
They built this influence prior to joining network marketing.
They might have been successful business owners, community leaders, pastors, coaches, doctors, teachers, etc. There is a whole host of ways people build influence.
And it is a powerful thing to have because when the people who have it ask their prospects to join the business or look at it large numbers of them do. And it builds businesses very quickly.
But the problem is most of the people they bring in do not have this same kind of influence.
And what ends up happening is the people without influence who are not able to sponsor large groups of people are only able to recruit 2 – 5 people.
Meaning they have low to moderate success.
And guess what?
The big dogs in the company are OK with this because lots of people bringing in 2 – 5 people is a big deal for them.
If they have hundreds to thousands of people bringing in 2 -5 people each their business is doing just fine.
But this does not help the little guy…
The average everyday person who does not have influence over a large group of people needed to propel him/her to success.
So not to scare the hell out of you, but just watch for that. Just make sure there are numerous everyday people seeing success!
And if this is happening within the team you are on then yes absolutely follow what the team is training as it is obviously working.
On a side note the internet and social media has made it so that every day people can build serious influence for themselves.
It is one of the most powerful prospecting strategies available today. On this blog you will find numerous training’s on how to implement this strategy.
Here are a few pots to being with if you want to learn more about how to use it:
What I Learned From Experience
Now even if your up line has good training’s in place what I have found through my own experiences is that the training you will receive is the basic core foundational training of how to build a business.
Meaning it is what you need to do to get started.
But if you are a real go getter you will get to the point where you will need additional training, higher level stuff in order to take your business to the next level.
The following is an example of this from my own experience…
I Crushed it Using My Up Lines Training and Then I Didn’t
So I came out of the gates very strong and was what some would consider an overnight success.
I followed everything my up line was teaching. I used their system exactly as they taught it and I created a 6 figure income in just about 6 months.
So clearly what they taught worked!
But the problem I discovered was there was a limit to how far what they taught could take a person.
In other words I hit a ceiling.
This is because what they taught was the old school off-line warm market techniques of prospecting and recruiting the people that you knew.
And once that market was dried up, once I had talked to everyone I knew they did not have any other strategies for me to implement.
And one thing is for sure in this business, if you are not always actively recruiting new distributors your business is going to start going backwards.
So my business started going backwards and my up line had no training’s to help me. I was in trouble and decided I had to go out and learn new strategies.
So Long Story Short
If your up lines training is working to get people started. If people are having success with it then by all means follow it.
But I would also recommend as you are putting their training’s into action that you dedicate 30% of your time to start researching and learning other techniques.
Go out and find other network marketing training’s. Explore the different techniques that people are using to prospect and recruit.
Take note of the differences. Find methods of building that you can see yourself doing.
There are countless ways to prospect and recruit new distributors.
Personally I like the two methods I train on frequently to build influence using social media and internet marketing (attraction marketing). But you will find other trainers who don’t use either of those methods and have their own way of building.
One thing I can assure you is if you enjoy what you do than it is going to be much easier to stick with it.
So it is crucial to not only find a strategy that works but one that you will enjoy doing.
Some Final Thoughts
So a few tips from experience:
1) As we discussed make sure that whatever training you follow works for everyone. Make sure many people are seeing success with it before you start using it.
2) Watch out for the shiny object syndrome. When you are searching for training’s you are going to come across many marketers who will try to sell you on using their system because it is easy.
They will try to convince you that you can build an organization at the push of a button. Stay clear. There is no easy way. Success in anything takes effort and work.
3) Pick 1 – 3 trainers and dump the rest. Again there is so much information out there that you can get lost, distracted and frustrated.
Pick a strategy and stick with it. Do not let yourself get caught in the trap of trying one method for a week or two and then seeing someone else training on a different method and end up jumping to that method.
Pick a method of building that works and see it through or you will never get enough traction to build your business.
Here are the additional training’s I recommended previously to help you get started with a very powerful strategy:
So now you understand why I say that the answer to the question of what is network marketing training can be a bit confusing.
I hope I helped clear this up for you and you got value from this. What I have just explained I learned the hard way through experience. Hopefully you learn from my experience and save yourself some serious frustration.
Drop a comment in the comment section below if I can help you out in any way with this. And if you got any value from this post do me a favor and let me know in the comments as well.
Cheers my friend!
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