With the many changes that have taken place in the workplace over the last decade it is becoming more and more acceptable when a mom says she works from home. Many companies do provide opportunities to help moms work from home.
What does success mean to you as a mom? Is it accomplishing an aim or purpose; or does it mean gaining popularity or profit? While it is true that more and more moms are working from home it may be to your advantage to look at the options available to you. One being a linear income and the other is residual income from your own business.
The Linear income achieved by working at home for a company and making money for hours spent doing productive work. This may come to you as weekly earnings after completing part-time or full-time hours. Truly, this can be a blessing for the mom who wants to work from home. Many cost cuts seen by not leaving the house make it ideal for moms to work from home. Thus, linear income provides you with income as long as you are doing work that allows you payment.
Running your own business
Have you considered operating your own business? True, today it takes hundreds of thousands of dollars in order to start so this cancels out this option for many.
For over 100 years, there have been options open to people to be their own business with next to nothing to invest to get going. This is network marketing. It has gained popularity over the years as corporate jobs have continued to disappear. I became very interested in this concept when I learned that 84% of all women in America who was making $100,000 per year were doing it through network marketing, running their own businesses. This is impressive and worth your consideration.
Where to start
Today there are millions of network marketers chasing this very goal. It is very important to understand key factors that will help you to achieve your desired prosperity.
This business creates residual income
Once you get going in this business and you do the work once you will start to earn residual income. This means if you have a customer that continues to order your product you will earn each time. In addition, if you have people join your business you will start to earn on their efforts. This is where the advantage begins when you compare linear income and residual income. 84% of women in America earning $100,000 are doing so with repeat sales, fewer hours and continuous residual earnings.
Being successful in this business requires an understanding of people
Building a successful business today requires an understanding of people. In order to do so it is important that you talk to people. The decisive factor comes by listening though, which many people in network marketing do not understand. You are not there to sell; you are there to ascertain what they may need. Are they also a mom who wants to work from home; a retiree needing extra money; a family with too much month and not enough money; an unemployed dad; a graduate that cannot find a job that pays more than minimum wage. I think you understand what I am getting at.
The first key to network marketing success
When you represent a product, make sure there is genuine interest and desire for what you have to offer. This is having business savvy as all companies engage in this kind of research.
Having a service or product that is in demand will ensure success. This is where stay at home moms fails during their initial selection of a network marketing business. You may love the product yourself but what counts is what your potential customers and what your opportunity seekers perceive it to be. Perception is extremely powerful.
The second key is having enough prospects to talk to
Without talking to people about the product or the opportunity, you will be destined for failure. You need to have enough people to talk to daily. At first, this can be difficult but it is the lifeline of your business. Moms who work from home will have the internet at their disposal so that information can go out to prospects. Today social media is huge and can propel your business forward.
Also, remember that network marketing is a new skill set. It will take practice. Talk to anyone who is successful and he or she will tell you of their own learning curve. We all start somewhere. I have learned about myself from this process and have improved my skills over time, as I understand now that this is a sorting process, nothing more. I have learned not to take it personally.
Identify who is not your prospect
In this business, many approach anyone within a 3-foot diameter. Today through social networking allows us to take that even further. When we are conversing with people our voice, our body language plays an important part in our communication. Master these things and you will become successful in your network marketing endeavor. Our posture helps us to express who we are. Have the posture that displays success, enthusiasm, friendliness and be authentic. You are who you are!
What part of the sales process are you in
This area of your business is what will have an impact on your success. Keep track of all your prospects and customers and keep track of what part of the sales stage they are.
I make myself a chart and list the different stages. I put my prospects name on a sticky note and start to move them through my chart. As I have completed certain steps with each person, I move them forward to the next step. At any given time, I can look at my board and know who is where and what I need to do next.
Your success or failure as a mom who wants to stay home will rest on your willingness to implement and execute these proven network-marketing processes.
We have touched on one avenue open to you as a stay at home mom. If you are wanting to create residual income in your life this may be for you. I am looking to sponsor moms who would like to try this endeavor. Having support, learning new skills will help you achieve your desire of being a stay at home mom.