When you start your network marketing business, it’s easy to think that everyone else will be excited for you, right? So why wouldn’t your friends and family support your decision to improve your life, start a new career path and enjoy a flexible work-at-home business? Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way most of the time. Your family can sometimes be your most prominent critics, so we want to give you our top tip to get your family on board with your business!
Planning is the key to your success in a network marketing business.
And it’s a great way to show your family how serious you are.
Your business plan should cover everything from defining your business, identifying your audience and how you’ll reach it, outlining how you’re going to pay for it, and your goals to attaining the income you are seeking to achieve.
Knowledge is power, and often, having this detailed plan in place can be a huge difference-maker in your home. This is especially true for your spouse or even adult children you may have living with you.
We believe the younger ones will benefit from our top tip coming up and other family and even your closest friends.
Ready to get your Family on Board?
In addition to the tip we shared above in the video, we want to give you a few more details on how you can get those closest to you on board. Because we GET it. We work with clients every day who experience challenges with their families just not supporting them, and it starts to take a toll, right?
Naturally, not everyone will want to be a part of your process. BUT, we do believe those who love and care about you WILL want to see you achieve your goals and live out your dreams.
It is that vision we want them to buy into — and who knows, it’s entirely possible that with the right plan in place, they will want to be part of your process and, ultimately, your business!
HERE ARE A FEW MORE EXAMPLES OF GETTING YOUR FAMILY ON BOARD …
Show them examples of success stories (and they don’t need to be elaborate ones!) Share the ones that align most with where you are and where you want to go. If you don’t have these stories in your bank, for example, reach out to your sponsor, team member, or leader in your network to ensure you are equipped with the ones that suit your vision best!
Allow for an adjustment period. So, what’s important is don’t expect everyone to be on board from the jump. The idea can take time to sink in for some people, and we want to allow them that grace. People fear what they don’t understand, and not everyone is entrepreneurial. Even though home-based businesses and working online have been around a while, it’s still different enough, and it’s important to respect their timing.
Ask them for help. As they start to get on board with the idea of your new business, make them part of your business. Children can file, and spouses can sometimes do what you’re doing or offer technical help.
INVOLVE YOUR FAMILY (including your KIDS) AS MUCH AS YOU CAN.
They can help with lots of tasks, so they feel part of the business, and you can spend quality time with them. Make sure to set aside family time and have a work schedule, so you are all clear on work vs. family time.
Establishing these boundaries is critical for everyone.
How accepting as your family been with you building your network marketing business? Are they are specific tips that you have found that worked better than others? Let us know in the comments!
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