Too many times I read or hear, “You can make money from home! You can make thousands or even millions of dollars! Just join us and we’ll show you how!” It’s not the truth. HYPE! It’s all hype I tell you!
Here’s the TRUTH
When you commit yourself to something and have the patience to see it through, SUCCESS can happen. You can make money, but not necessarily instant millions. Sure, there are some who will hit the jackpot in business and stumble upon the right thing at the right time. However, for the everyday person, building a business that earns a livable income takes consistency, commitment, determination, and dedication.
While many people SEEM to be “making it” and doing well in business, being in business is a building game that takes time and patience. The truth is, it’s a low percentage of people who build overnight.
He that can have Patience, can have what he will –Benjamin Franklin
Building a Business
Today I’m going to talk about three types of businesses that work through building. Network Marketing / Multi-Level Marketing, Direct Sales, and blogging.
Network Marketing / Multi-Level Marketing and Direct Sales are businesses that require gathering customers who gather customers. Your best customers will often become distributors, or they will tell others about you and your business. You, in turn, gain referral business.
Blogging for business works in a similar way. It too is a building game. Blogging requires people who love what you have to offer and want to be a part of what you do! When it works correctly, it’s awesome!
As a blogger, you have to keep up with the trends to earn a living. There are multiple streams of income involved too: affiliate programs, ads strategically placed on your website, writing blog posts and placing related product links within the posts, and making products to sell on the website. You also need to build an email list and a following.
All things come to him who waits – provided he knows what he is waiting for. –Woodrow T. Wilson
I am involved in all three types of businesses. I’ve had a blog for many years that has evolved over that time, and I’ve been in Network Marketing / Multi-Level Marketing and Direct Sales in varying businesses since I was 18 years old. It all takes time and as I embarked on my latest journey with SendOutCards, I wish I had started with them in 2004 when I was invited to join my friend’s team. Never have I been so happy to be a part of a company!
Network Marketing / Multi-Level Marketing and Direct Sales don’t require me to stay up on trends and timing. I don’t have to come up with the marketing, training, or the latest information. The company does it all for me. There’s no pushing of products. The products speak for themselves. All we do is make people happy by sending happiness via physical snail mail.
If people get it, they happily join me. If they don’t, they don’t. 😉 I don’t sweat it because if it’s not for them, it’s not for them and sometimes, like me, they figure it out later. It only took me about 10 years.
Everything I do is out of the desire to show kindness and appreciation for others. Yes, sometimes I can get caught up in the excitement and get a little salesy, but then I put myself in check. It IS…all about each person: how to help with marketing their business, showing kindness to them, giving them a tool to save time and money, and a lot more!
Building a business is not always easy. It takes a lot of focus and work. The first few years can be exhausting. Many famous and wealthy business people have said, “Never quit on a bad day.” It’s very true. I see it in those who’ve stayed with the same business for many years and are now the top money-makers. If you love it, stick with it.
Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:30-33
Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe. –Gail Devers