Biggest Mistake that Network Marketers Make

Biggest Mistake that Network Marketers MakeAre you still struggling in your home business? I was thinking about why so many network marketers struggle. So this article covers the biggest mistake that most network marketers make.

I talk to a lot of home business owners who can’t seem to get ahead. I set out to find out why because my goal is to help as many people as possible to succeed!

I looked for a common theme in the conversations I had with many network marketers. We all make mistakes in our business, right?

But we must be able to recognize those mistakes so we can move forward.

Don’t Make this Network Marketing Mistake

We all want to live the dream don’t we? But is everyone truly willing to do what it takes to build a successful network marketing business?

Here is what most network marketers do:

  • Attend company events
  • Read personal development and training books
  • Attend every webinar
  • Participate in team and company conference calls
  • Spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on premium training

Sound familiar? So what’s the problem?

The biggest mistake that network marketers make is this missing ingredient:

Network Marketing trainingPutting everything you learn into action!

That’s right. After talking to many network marketers who do all the aforementioned activities, I asked the simple question: How many people did you talk to last week?

The answer is: well, none.

There you go. If you are a network marketer who is spending all your time learning, that simply will not grow your business. It’s imperative that you implement what you learn. Get into the habit of learn and do, learn and do, learn and do. That’s the only way you can get the skills you need to find new prospects and have a conversation.

Now, I know it can be scary. But if you let fear hold you back from creating an amazing business, you are just cheating yourself.

Here are three tips to stop making the biggest network marketer mistake:

  • Overcome your Fears. If you are not comfortable sharing your business with people, well, there’s a problem right there! Work on building your confidence through personal development. Take the first step. Implement a method you learned to talk to people. It may not go well the first few times but you will get skilled at this, I promise you! Understand that we get more NO’s than YES’s in this business. That’s just the way it is. Stop making the biggest network marketer mistake and take your first step to real business activity!
  • Create a daily routine. Being consistent in network marketing is one of the most important things you can do. Create a daily routine and check list, then just do it. Take something you learned at an event, conference call, book or webinar, and make a point of implementing it into your daily activity. You don’t have to keep making the biggest mistakes of most network marketers!
  • Track your activity. If you are not talking to anyone about your business, you definitely don’t need to track it right? Get out there and stop making that network marketing mistake! Implement what you learn, start talking and sharing with people. Now track what you do every day. How many people did you talk to and share with? How many agreed to view your presentation? How many of those did you followup with? I guarantee if you start doing the income producing activity of talking and sharing with people, your business will grow.

MLM SuccessMost network marketers are not willing to do the most important activities in their business: find, share, invite and followup with people.

But let’s face it, without people you don’t have a business. You can stay busy with all the learning activities but that will never grow your home business.

Recognize the biggest mistake that network marketers make and correct what you are doing. The good news is that you make the change at any time!

Start today!

There’s a great book called, “Go for No! Yes is the Destination, No is How You Get There.” I highly recommend it. It’s quick, fun read that will ease your fears about NO! Grab it here.

Have you made this network marketing mistake? How did you overcome it?

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  1. says

    Hi Lisa,
    Great points you make in this post. I know I have been guilty in the past of NOT talking to enough people each day because I was spending far too much time “learning”. This really is the biggest mistake most network marketers make.

    I finally came to the realization that during the normal business hours of each day, I need to be working only on income producing activities. Watching webinars and learning new methods isn’t going to pay the rent. Since I started only working on my education in the evenings and began doing IPA’s during the day, my business has increased ten fold.

    Thanks for the great post and reminder.
    Have a great long weekend!
    PS: I finally went shorter on an article and you did the opposite. lol Great content as always!
    Richard Petrillo recently posted…How to Find Home Based Business Leads Without Breaking The BankMy Profile

    • says

      Hi Richard
      We’ve all been guilty at some time or another of not talking to enough people! Glad to hear that your focus has changed and your business along with it. Income producing activities are key to moving forward.
      I talk to too many network marketers who are busy during their business hours but not talking to anyone. I wonder what everyone is doing?
      Thanks for stopping by!

      P.S. I was surprised at the length too!

  2. says

    Hi Lisa,

    Great to meet you on this blog. I would say the biggest one here is FEAR! Some people are even afraid of success. When we recognize that we are fearful, we do have do acknowledge it. Then, if we cannot get over it by ourselves, get some help! Fear is one thing that can hold us back from so many things.

    I also like the point you made of creating a daily routine. It may be difficult at first, but once we write it down and commit ourselves to doing it, our routines become easy.

    I’ve been an entrepreneur for most of my life and creating a routine is something that is a Must Do! Otherwise, we let things build up, and face overwhelm…or even worse…we quit!

    Great points!

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    • says

      Hi Donna!
      Thanks for stopping by! You make a great point about FEAR – it’s what holds people back from success. Instead they hide behind those other activities.
      I agree, when things build up and that overwhelm sets in, it’s difficult to get out of it. I like having an accountability partner. That’s really helped me during times when it was tough to move forward.
      Love your insight on this topic.
      Enjoy your weekend!

  3. says

    Yes! Action is the difference between success and no success. It is really that simple. Too bad it wasn’t so simple to take action. I’ll have to check out that book.

    When I first started online, I was scared of everything. I didn’t want to talk to others. I didn’t want to build relationships. I just wanted to write and get my word out. It become very apparent that I couldn’t succeed by doing that, and I had to move past my fears in order to develop new relationships that helped me achieve what I want.

    It’s the first step that is the hardest. Everything after that is like running downhill.
    Kari recently posted…Top 10 Ways To Become More Present In Your LifeMy Profile

  4. says

    I used to literally stare at the phone like it was a live best about to jump out ad bite me. Now I don’t skip a bit to call my prospects! sad that many feel the need to leave fake numbers. They dont get it that what you give out is what you get in double portions lol! So Yes for me NOT finding new prospects is one of the biggest Mistakes Network marketers make. Thanks for this article Lisa.
    Julie Syl Kalungi recently posted…Our 4 biggest secrets that help us to achieve SUCCESSMy Profile

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