Texas - I started network marketing around 1980. It looked too easy to be true. I was right. It took 25 years to learn the truth about how to do it.
Making a list of friends and family didn't sound like a good idea. But I did it. I signed up one family member who quit. No friends - ever. I started talking to strangers. I hated it, but I sponsored one every 4 to 6 weeks. But I never had two people on my team at the same time in three years. The last one always quit before the next one signed up.
I went to seminars, joined different companies. I learned from each failure, but never seemed any closer to success. Then the internet appeared. MLMers from wall to wall, looking for prospects. Most potential prospects had multiple businesses - and multiple failures.
I learned to get prospects. But converting them to team members was nearly impossible.
I went into a learning and testing phase. I sponsored large numbers of people into free programs. Of course, that never made me any money. But it was a start.
Then I found the ebook, "Success In 10 Steps". I had hundreds of unread downloaded documents, but this one interested me. I printed it out and started reading. Next day, I took it to work, finished it. Every idea seemed to be opposite what I had been told. I could look at some of my previous companies and see why I had so much trouble. I read the ebook 3 times in 3 days.
Email messages got me on free training calls. I never missed a single call for months. I never said a word ... just listened.
I knew I was onto something big. From my experience, I knew the people at Mentoring For Free were telling the truth about MLM. That was good, after 25 years of failure and frustration. I used the information from the calls to evaluate network marketing companies. I googled people using the Mentoring For Free system. I found companies they may have been in and/or previous companies. I added all the other companies I knew and started evaluating.
I quickly learned to find "deal killers". Some things are so bad they can't be overcome by good things. I narrowed hundreds of companies down to five - which I compared every day for over a week. In the end, one company came up on top every time. It was so superior that there really was not a second to consider. I hope you also find a company so clearly ahead of all others that you can make the choice and never have a second thought.
Still ... could I be successful at network marketing? I joined the company. I plugged into the MentoringForFree system and got some leads. Mostly I just watched and listened ... for 11 more months. Finally, I was ready to go for it. And it worked. I grew my business fast. I sponsored as many people in a month or so as I used to sponsor in a year.
And they didn't quit. I plugged them into MentoringForFree and helped get them started. We were a team, all using the system. People just like me who had experienced failure and frustration for years were now successful.