I always focus a lot on the MLM aspect of Attraction Marketing and building the business because I am aware that people get so side-tracked online with learning the skills for social media and creating content that they sometimes forget what they set out to learn them for! Today however I'm going to take a more holistic approach and look at what it really takes to work at home and how you can create your own economy in this new economy.
One of the reasons MLM is so great (and it still is no matter what some of the guys trying to get you into other deals might say!) is that anyone can CHOOSE to start their own business for a small investment.
In the business world $250-$1000 is a minuscule investment so remember that.
As a result MLM is becoming even more popular than it has been in the past.
People that have never considered it before are diving into it in droves because they have finally realized that their job or the government is not going to provide them with the security they crave.
So what does one have to do to create their own economy today? I have been working from home on a self employed basis for 7 years and now I feel like my day has finally come! Never in all of those years has it been easier to work from home, with all of the amazing communication tools at our fingertips, so that is the great news for you if you choose to create your own economy now.
Here's 5 things you can start to do (or continue to do) to get yourself positioned to take advantage of this massive boom towards working at home and creating your own economy.
1) Brand yourself with social media.
Start with Twitter and Facebook.
Take a course - yes invest in your 'personal technology.
' To be your own boss you need to provide your own training and buy your own pencils now.
2) Evaluate your skills honestly.
Write down all the activities you need to perform to build a successful home based business such as: Generating leads/prospects Telephone communication Person to person communication Technical Skills Copywriting skills Recruiting/Sales skills Team Building and Leadership skills Many of the skills you need to work as an entrepreneur are the same in or out of MLM.
Give yourself a score on a 1-10 of what your skill level is in the key areas you need to perform in.
Identify your areas of strength and focus on getting even better at those.
Being mediocre in everything doesn't get us very far.
You can outsource the things you are not so good at and improve the things that you want to spend the most amount of time doing.
There are certain skills in MLM that are essential so work hard on yourself to develop those and partner with your mentors to tap into their expertise so they can help you.
In MLM for instance it is essential to develop communication and recruitment skills.
The fastest way to do this is to find someone upline from you who is having success and work with them.
Introduce your prospects to them and start to model their speech and behaviour.
It doesn't take that long to see massive improvements in your performance as long as you are taking enough action (online or offline) to get prospects into your funnel.
3) Partner with a successful team of mentors so you are learning and improving your skills every day.
4) Creating your own economy starts with creating your own mindset.
The best investments I have made and still make are in personal development programs, books, audio and live events.
If you don't believe you can do it then who is going to believe in you? Oh and a big tip is don't just buy them.
Read and listen to them EACH DAY! I listen to audio training whilst I drive or do mundane kitchen duties.
I actually look forward to doing stuff in the kitchen so I can listen to my latest Tony Robbins, Randy Gage or Joe Schroeder audio.
5) Start to think of yourself as the company.
' is so timely now.
There are so many opportunities and ways to develop income at home with the internet that really jobs are no longer a necessity.
If you like having a job or you depend on the income then look at ways you could start to be an independent or self-employed rep in your line of work.
That will give you more time freedom and put you into the right mindset for being an entrepreneur which ultimately is what you need to become to create your own economy.
Finally my biggest tip for you is to cancel your bad news channel or just don't watch it! It is a constant stream of information about why you are not in control and cannot create your own economy.
As Jim Rohn would say, 'don't sign up for that class.