Successful Network Marketing Business – 5 Steps for Success

Network Marketing Success – 5 Steps to Build a Successful Network Marketing Business


You can build a successful network marketing business if you are willing to work and be consistent in your business. The true hard fact is, most people who join a network marketing opportunity will usually do very little. People start their business and are very excited but when they hit their first obstacle and they find out this is not going to be as easy as they thought they usually stop.

To build a successful network marketing business where you make enough residual income to become financially independent there are some specific things you need to do. By doing a little research on the top leaders in the network marketing you will find they have done these things to do build a huge business.

Here are 5 steps to maximize and build a successful network marketing business

  1. Develop a personal story. This is very important. People want to know you and want to know they are joining someone successful. So what made you pull out your credit card to join? What were the steps that made you successful? People want to know if they can do the same thing you did. They are looking for someone they can believe in. If you do not have a success story right away make sure you know someone else’s success story.
  2. Work on personal development. Network marketing is a personal development business. This is not a brick and mortar business where people will walk into your business. You need to develop some skills. Read books, listen to audios, go to seminars and make sure you attend network marketing events. Keep learning about what other leaders are doing in the industry.
  3. Do not expect your upline to build your business for you. Many people when they are looking at a business think that if they join a superstar’s team that they are on their way. Well let me tell you something. They are not going to build the business for you. To build a successful network marketing business you are going to have to continue to grow and become a leader yourself. That is not saying your upline won’t help you but they are usually going to show you things that will make you successful and then they are going to get out of the way.
  4. Network marketing is a numbers game. If you think you can come into network marketing or MLM and show your business to ten people and you will successful then you are mistaken. This is a numbers game and you need to get good at showing your opportunity or product to people every day. Most people start out using a list of names of people they know but you will have to continue to build your list. There are different ways of prospecting and if you can learn how to build your list online then you are ahead of the game. Building online is not easy to begin with but once you have learned how people will be coming to you.
  5. Learn how to duplicate. Keep looking for people to replace yourself. As you learn skills make sure you share them with your downline. Not everyone is going to do what you do but if a couple learn your skills then you are on your way. To build a successful network marketing business you will need to develop leaders. The more leaders you can develop the bigger your business will grow.

One of my biggest mistakes was thinking I could help or save everybody. All you can do is teach them how to be successful and if they want to build a successful network marketing business then they have to go to work.

Please leave your comments and tell me what you think!

To Your Success!

Mark Nelson

42 thoughts on “Successful Network Marketing Business – 5 Steps for Success

  1. Meli

    Good post Mark. You are so right when you say… “All you can do is teach them how to be successful and if they want to build a successful network marketing business then they have to go to work.”

  2. Nick Ritchie

    Yep! too true on those ones… I especially like the ‘don’t expect your upline to build it for you’ – I also like the ‘Don’t expect your downline to build it for you either’ – Sometimes you just have to build hard on your own for a while…

  3. Tina

    It’s hard work, long hours and dedication that has kept us in business (a small local brick and mortar store) for more than 35 years. There is nothing simple about it. It’s hard work.

    1. Mark Nelson Post author

      Congratulations Tina. My parents owned a hardware and gift store while we were growing up. That’s where I got my start in being an entrepreneur!!

  4. Deborah

    Lots of your tips work for other businesses as well as MLM businesses. The best thing you listed was that you needed to depend on yourself for your success. This is so true. Others can help, but you really determine your success.

    1. Mark Nelson Post author

      I agree Deborah. Sometimes I will hear people say they didn’t get the right training or I didn’t get any help. Well I didn’t get much help but then it’s my business so it’s my responsibility to learn and grow.

  5. Daniele Holmberg

    Mark, I love your 5 tips for building your business! I definitely agree with the idea of getting personal with your business. I believe that is easier to get a customer base when you share a part of yourself and they get to know who you are. This works in all industries I believe…it certainly works with my high school students. Thank you for the post!

    1. Mark Nelson Post author

      I am a high school teacher to Daniele and it works with them also. As they started to learn who I was and I listened to their stories, they started to work harder. Kind of a mutual respect.

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