“Well here we go again…” was my first thought the other day when Joe, a guy in my business was hitting me up to take a look at the latest greatest opportunity in the home business arena. In the last year Joe has been in no less than a half dozen or so different home businesses. Each one was sure to be the one that was going to be the big home run for him.
Well it inspired me to write about it anyway. I just have to say that number one, there is no perfect business or perfect opportunity. For one thing, just because it may seem like the perfect fit for you does not mean it is the perfect fit for everyone. Not all businesses are perfect for everyone. We all have different needs and desires. What is a good fit for you may not be a good fit for the next guy.
We all have different life situations that we deal with. Some of us are married and some of us are not. Some of us have kids and some do not. Some of us are trying to find something that will only take ten hours or less to work at each week while others are looking for something they can pour themselves into full-time and then some.
In my years in this industry one thing I have discovered is that there are no perfect home businesses. There are only good people and there are crooks. I’ve discovered that if you are working with the right people you can make just about any business succeed while at the same time if you are working with the wrong people it doesn’t even matter how good your product is, or your compensation plan is or the fact that you can “get in on the ground floor”… that one is the one that irritates me the most.
I mean if it is only good today because you can get in on the “ground floor” what does that imply about how good the opportunity will be a year from now or five years from now? If it is not as good five years from now how will the people that follow you five years from now be able to build a business? If the people coming in five years from now do not have as good of an opportunity, how is your business going to continue to thrive? Telling me it is a “ground floor” opportunity or worse yet… it is in “pre-launch” is the quickest way to get me to run, in the other direction.
Some of us are actually career networkers. Meaning we are in this business for a career not for a quick buck. Some of us do not really want to build something for several years only to have to start over in a few years from now.
So my best advice to anyone that wants to make a career in this industry is to stop bouncing around. Find a solid team of people to work with. Stick with them through thick and thin. Whatever you do, don’t make the mistake of jumping into the latest thing to roll out in the industry for some silly reason like it is in “pre-launch” or a “ground floor opportunity”. Find a company with a good product line. A product line that is not a fad or some kind of product that is here today and gone tomorrow.
In fact, it is more often much better to join a company that has already been in business for a few years than it is to join a company that is in “pre-launch”. The first time I was able to build an organization that paid me a six-figure residual income was when I joined a company that was already ten years old when I joined them.
Then find a good team of people to work with. Find people with a track record of success in network marketing online. People you can respect and learn from. People of integrity, people that are willing to work closely with you and are willing to teach you how to succeed with your specific company.
Most important of all is, give yourself time to succeed. It takes time to build a successful business, there is no such thing as a get rich quick opportunity. At least not one that is legal. So stop thinking you are going to find one. A successful business takes time, effort and energy to build. Be willing to pay the price for success if you ever hope to achieve it.
Author: Rick Weitl