Setting realistic expectations for yourself in network marketing is a must when you get started. This topic came up recently when I wrote a post last week about quitting blogging.
A fellow blogger, Nate Leung , wrote an insightful comment where he shared his thoughts about it. Here’s an excerpt of what he said about blogging, which also applies to network marketing:
“I think a lot of it has to do with not getting the results they want right away. First it starts off with an idea, and with that idea, you get excited. First week goes great, second week you start to lose some motivation, and before you know it, third week you’re blogging once a week, fourth, nothing, maybe fifth another one. In the end, I believe that it’s all about setting proper expectations for yourself and knowing that you will not get the results right away, no matter what hype or fluff you hear out there.”
That got me thinking about setting expectations in network marketing, blogging, Internet marketing and any home business venture.
The first thing to consider is what you expect to get from your business. More free time? More money? More vacations? Time with your family? You get the idea.
Any or all of these things are good goals, but you also must set the expectation of time it will take to achieve. Take into consideration that building a business takes time and learned skills.
Manage Expectations in Network Marketing
I think way too many people dive head first into their network marketing business having no idea what awaits them. Then, when the ride isn’t as smooth as they expected, they become frustrated and disillusioned.
Now many people think they can come into this business and within six months, they will be making big money and be able to leave their job. That simply is not true. That is exactly why you need to set expectations in network marketing.
Any home business takes work and when you start with the right expectations you have a better chance of succeeding.
To often, people start a home business because some “Guru” on the Internet told them they can get rich quickly, and not have to do much! Yeah right!
Were you super excited when you started your business and then, you talked to a few people and they all said NO?
Oh my. Now you start rethinking this whole thing.
Does any of this sound familiar?
It all has to do with expectations. Most people you talk to will say NO. Are you up for that?
Network marketing is a 2 to 5 year plan. Get your expectations straight and do the activities for success!