Sunday, September 15, 2013

How Much Will I Make?

I get asked this question a lot.  Someone approaching me to help start a business often wants to know if it's worth it.  Potential network marketers want to know how successful they will be.  I'll be honest...I don't have a clue! How hard are you willing to work? How much time are you willing to devote to building your business? Are you going to follow the advice of your trainers and coaches? Are you going to stick with it when it seems like no one is interested in your products, services or business opportunity?

I love it when prospective clients and business partners ask me this question. I want to pull out my magic crystal ball and give them an answer. But honesty is really best in this situation - for two reasons. First, they don't expect it and so it gives me an opportunity to show them that I really am legit and I am not going to make promises that neither of us may be able to keep. Second, it shows them that the income they earn is largely dependent on what they do...or don't do!

I have clients and team members who are millionaires. I have clients and team members who are making $60K or more a year. I have clients and team members who are only making an extra $1000 or so a month. And I have clients and team members who haven't made a dime.

I now have helped over 400 people either start their own business or get involved in network marketing. Most of them are at least moderately successful. Some of them are not. And I'll admit - some of the successful ones took me by surprise. And a couple that I really expected would do well are getting ready to quit. What made the difference? Effort. Listening to me and other business leaders. Persistence. Faith.

How much will you make? I don't know. You could change your life. Or you could continue as you have all these years. All I do know is if you don't do it now, when will you?