So, let’s all take a look at this issue in depth. And as much as I can, I will give of my personal experience on this.
Consider a friend that I had mentioned an opportunity to. It was a topic for discussion because of my personal involvement but pressure was little to non-existent in getting a sign up. Then, one day, he wanted to move forward. We set up a time to meet and get started. At that meeting, there were four of us, me, my Sponsor, my friend and the Spouse. I am not going to identify anyone in any way here.
After we had discussed the business extensively, we came to the decision that it would be best for the Spouse to start and once we had the business going, my friend could join up and we could then get that business going.
We had started things the right way and had set a time for the next meeting so we could begin training. The next day, my friend called me and wanted to start right away as well. I attempted to solidify the Plan we had discussed just 24 hours earlier but this deviation was being insisted upon. Now, we had doubled our need for the next step, training.
But this was where things began to deviate. The training never happened. We did attempt, several times, to reset the time for training but my friend started making calls, without the benefit of the training necessary to handle problems. Then, reports came to me of family alienation, being called crazy, things that the training may have been able to help with responses. Training is essential.
There were other actions taken that they would have learned, in training, not to do, but they did, and because of all these errors, they were willing to regroup and learn the right way to do things.
Then, we experienced another 180 degree shift. My friend started looking online and finding others who had failed and to justify their failures, began calling the Company they had signed up with as scams, pyramids etc. Sadly, this is human nature to blame something other than ourselves when we fail. Our egos cannot continue to exist by admitting the guilt of our own personal failings or character flaws.
A second case showed a professional who had done extensive research on the Company before deciding to sign up and get started with us. We laid out the Plan of what had to be learned in training and if it was not the time where training time can be set aside to get started, then we can postpone the sign up. No, let’s sign up and get started. Then, you guessed it. There is suddenly no time to train before getting started. A lot of time has passed, no training. The business has been sitting, no input means no profits. Nothing, except the loss of the initial fee.
Starting a Home Based Business for yourself is not a decision that should be made using your emotions. It is business and THAT is the reason for most business failures like this.
If you are considering starting a Home Based Business, then make absolutely sure that the business you sign up with is the one that you are going to move heaven and earth to build to success for you, success by your personal definition, whatever it may be.
While we are here, let’s look at a number of different types of Companies and their viability. Admittedly there are Companies out there that should not exist. Personally I cannot see why anyone would commit their blood, sweat and tears to push a shake or cosmetics. I cannot see why you would join a company that deals only in electricity or cell phones. Find a good Company, with a comprehensive offering that everyone uses. Shop for a Sponsor. You do not have to sign up with some hyped up dude that you have no confidence in.
I started with a Company when I should not have, Visalus or Body by Vi. They get you to do their “90 Day Challenge” by using their products and seeing how much weight you can lose in a 90 day period. That will then become “your story toward success.” The problem with this system is you do the Challenge after you sign up. You can demand a full refund up to 60 days after sign up. But you have to go another 30 days to see the results of the Challenge. I lost 10 lb in 90 days. Now, the Company is having a lot of troubles, mostly with Health Canada and, I have heard that some people are having liver function problems after using the Visalus products. For me, $1,000 down the drain. My bad. Not enough research. Not enough verification. I trusted my Sponsor rather than do the research.
Do it, do it, do it, and then research some more. If you get sick of research, you may not be the right fit for having a Home Based Business.
My final point is that these failures constantly attack the Company for their failures. In my case, the sign ups that I have described have suffered for the exact same reason, not a lack of research before sign up but a refusal to do the training, free training before starting to approach potential Customers and Partners.
Some folks need to grow up, get a spine and take responsibility for their own losses, failures. How can anyone expect to build a house when they refuse to pick up a hammer or a saw?