“Everyone thinks they’ll win the lottery,” they say. “But it’s never you.”
Such depressing retorts are common when people suggest setting up an MLM business to their spouses. Very few are comfortable with their significant others set aside a lot of time and energy to developing the sort of business they’ve all been taught is a scam. But what’s the root of that problem? Here’s a hint: It’s not the “fact” that you’ll necessarily be unsuccessful.
The answer? People believe these things only because they think it’s a scam. They believe these things out of ignorance. If you’re interested in starting an MLM business, you have only one solution – educate your spouse. But that’s easier said than done. . . At least if you don’t know what you’re doing. We’ve done the thinking for you. If you need some surefire ways to go about doing this, read on.
Draft the Plan
Let’s switch roles with the indignant spouse for a few minutes. If you thought your husband’s or wife’s proposed business plan was stupid, what would you need to be convinced otherwise? A number of things, probably, but at the very least, you’d need to know that they’re serious. This means they’ll put their effort and intelligence to work in setting things up. Since persistence often leads to success, this is a great sign that you can trust. But how do you demonstrate that you’re serious in a convincing way?
Plan it out. And we mean plan it. Down to the detail. Now, you won’t have all your calculations 100% right, but it’s important to show that you’ve thought about the numbers, know how to handle them, and are confident in their general accuracy. When you present a plan like this, your spouse is almost guaranteed to take you more seriously.
Quote the Numbers
If people don’t trust their instinct, they do, at least, trust numbers. Take advantage of this. Most people who get involved with the MLM business are not successful – this is true. But, there are a ton of statistics out there demonstrating that those who set up an MLM business through the right people (there are certain groups that perform better than others), set up their business according to a certain paradigm, and engage in a particular style of marketing, are successful with high frequency. All you need to do is demonstrate that it will be possible for you to execute the plan you’ve developed while paying attention to these constraints, and you’ll do just fine.
Share the vision
Have a clear vision, a set of ultimate goals you want to reach, an idea of the contribution you want to make to people’s lives; and a set of basic values to rule your behavior and your relations in pursuing these goals. Making money should be the end, not the cause of the business you want to be in.
Keep your sight on the dream, the business you want to build and get the job done. Lead by example, show your spouse that you are serious about building a serious MLM Network Marketing empire. The most important aspect is that you do not want to be lazy. The #1 killer for your business is laziness.
Getting it Done
These tricks are usually more than enough to get a stubborn wife or husband on board with an MLM business run from home. If you don’t believe me, give it a shot. If it doesn’t work, do it again: Remember, persistence is key. At the end of the day, your spouse’s acceptance will probably begrudging, but once they say yes, you’ll be able to go to town. And then buy them a new car as a thank-you. So get to it – imagine the look on their face when you roll in with that shiny Jaguar.
Now it’s your turn!
Have you ever had to deal with a difficult spouse who does not understand the business? What have you done to get their suppose? Please leave your feedback in the comments section and I look forward to reading them!