5 Reasons Network Marketing Isn’t Working for You (And How to Change)

Reading time: minute(s)

Have you tried network marketing, but don’t feel like you have been very successful? Maybe you are currently working in network marketing and want to get more out of it, or maybe you have had bad experiences with it in the past.

For many people, network marketing is a great way to make a residual income. It allows you to do something you are passionate about and experience a new kind of freedom so you can live the lifestyle you dream of.

But, to make it work for you, there are some things you shouldn’t do if you want to be successful. Here are five common network marketing mistakes and how you can change to reach your fullest potential.

You Didn’t do Your Due Diligence

When you fail to do your due diligence, or research the company and its products, organizational structure, legal information and financial stability, you are putting yourself and your success at risk.

Before you start network marketing, learn all you can about the opportunity so that you can accurately evaluate whether or not it will be a lucrative opportunity, fit your needs and help you reach your goals.

My upcoming ebook called “Choose Freedom Now! Create Wealth Through Residual Income” is designed to be a due diligence guide that will help you start and then be successful at network marketing, so watch for its release for more tips on doing your due diligence.

The Company You Work with Isn’t Reliable

If the company you work with isn’t reliable or stable, you could be making a mistake. Not all new companies are less successful, but they may not have the traction they need to help you be successful. Companies that aren’t able to remain stable during opportunities and challenges can make your job harder.

In order to be a successful network marketer, you need to work with a business that has been successful for a number of years and has a reputation of providing good opportunities.

You are Targeting the Wrong People

Network marketing is primarily a word-of-mouth business. If you aren’t seeing much success with network marketing, you may be targeting the wrong people, or the people who aren’t interested in what you have to sell. These people probably won’t buy from you and therefore can’t help you increase your income.

To be successful, you need to discover who your target market is and then find ways you can reach it. There are all kinds of ways to target the right people, from going to events where they will be to asking current customers to refer their contacts to you.

I’m a professional business coach in Canada and can help you learn how to target the people who will help you be more successful at network marketing.

You Approach Network Marketing Casually

People who approach network marketing casually aren’t as likely to succeed in this business. They don’t put the time and energy into it to produce results. If you have been lax with your business you may not be as successful as you would like to be.

If you want to get the most out of network marketing, and make it work for you, it will take some effort. While network marketing can provide a residual income, you will have to do your due diligence and put some time and effort into making the business lucrative for you.

You are Not Being Patient Enough

Network marketers who aren’t patient enough to see their efforts pay off get frustrated with the business and give up before they see success. They expect results right away and when they don’t get them, they believe network marketing isn’t for them.

To succeed at network marketing, be patient. Realize that it will take time for your work to pay off, and if you work strategically and wisely, the more patient you are and the more time you put into your business, the more success you will have.

Network marketing can be both financially and personally rewarding. If you are making any of these common mistakes, it is not too late to make network marketing work for you. Apply these solutions and be patient enough to see results.

For personal network marketing guidance, contact Deborah MacDonald, a professional residual income coach in Canada.


About the author 

Deborah MacDonald

After almost 25 years as an entrepreneur, I continue to grow my business, my passive income streams and my wealth. And now I mentor others on their wealth journeys by teaching them how to fund their own freedom lifestyle.

7 Secrets To Achieving Your
Dream Lifestyle