Results Follow Activity in MLM and Network Marketing

It’s true, results follow activity in MLM.  Heck, results follow activity in EVERYTHING in life.

The quickest way to tell if someone will become successful in MLM, or not, is to look at what activities they are doing on a daily basis to build their business.

Anyone can talk a big game, but actions speak louder than words.

Show me what someone’s calendar looks like and I can tell you whether or not the person will succeed with their business.  BOOM!

Ask anyone who is struggling in their network marketing business how many people they shared the products and business opportunity with last month and they will probably tell you: NO ONE!

Or, maybe they showed the plan to one person.

Lots of people in our industry fail because they do little to nothing.

Yes, some people do a lot and still fail, but it ain’t the norm!

The people who succeed in our industry do the complete opposite.  They are persistent and consistent with their business.

They work smart and work hard.  They put in the work.  They have the “whatever it takes” mindset.  You can look at their calendar and say DAMN!   Their calendar is bursting with activity.

If you can consistently show 10 or more business presentations EVERY month, for a period of three to five YEARS, you will be very successful!  It’s almost impossible not to.

By working the numbers, you will naturally find people who want what you have to offer.  It’s inevitable.  Not everyone will, but some will.

That’s one thing I learned during my time in Amway: Show 10 or sponsor two people every single month no matter what.

Do that consistently and you will eventually succeed.

That is not the maximum either.  That is the MINIMUM.

Results always follow activity.  It’s not just MLM either.

  • You have to change your diet and exercise BEFORE you lose weight.
  • You have to save money EVERY month before you can retire in comfort.
  • You have to stop going into debt if you want to get out of debt.
  • You have to consistently write if you ever want to finish and publish a book.
  • You have to go to work at your job if you expect to get paid.

I could go on and on here, but I hope you are starting to see the point.

The bottom line is you have to sow before you can reap!  If you don’t plant the seeds you can’t expect a harvest.

Most network marketers want it to work the other way.  They expect to see results, even if they do nothing!

I’ve really never understood this.  MLM is not a lottery or get rich quick thing where you can sign your name to the dotted line and just expect money to magically flow in!

It’s a real business and you have to work like a dog if you expect to make the big bucks.

Here’s another thing I’ve learned.

In the beginning of your business, you might work hard and not see big results.  Your first few months to first year or two of your business, you might put in a lot of hours and not get paid much.

However, if you stay persistent, and keep building your network marketing business, there will be a point where you cross the line and you start getting paid MORE than you actually work.

No, it won’t happen overnight.  But when you get there it will feel good!

I spent almost five YEARS building my blog, working several hours per day, until it became successful.  It was not an immediate success.

I had to go to college FOUR YEARS to get my degree.  I didn’t get it on day one.

My marriage took me YEARS of hard work to build a rock solid marriage.

How about you?  Look at anything you’ve accomplished in life that is worthwhile and you will quickly discover that results followed activity.

I really hope this message resonates with you.  I hope you will realize that results always follow activity in network marketing, or anything else in life.

What are your thoughts?  Leave a comment below to tell me what you think.  I look forward to hearing from you.  Have a great day.

*** This is part of a mini-series.  Read the original post.

chuck holmes


Chuck Holmes
Network Marketing Professional (since 2002)
Author, Blogger, & Entrepreneur

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6 thoughts on “Results Follow Activity in MLM and Network Marketing”

  1. I love how you put things in such logical perspective for people to understand. You can never go anywhere if you don’t press on the gas a little. And if it’s big time success that you want, then you have to press on the gas a lot. Each day you need to be doing a series of things on order to generate leads, market, advertise, etc. The more you do (so long as you are doing it well) the farther you will go.

  2. You are right Chuck.Network Marketing takes persistence and perseverance. The dollars just do not fall into a person’s lap. If we stay diligent, success will come. If we sit back, so will success.Good post!

      1. This is what sometimes happens to many network marketers; they get deceived by an advertisement saying they can become millionaires over night. When it doesn’t happen, they move on to the next get rich quick scam. There is not any business at all that will give over night riches, unless you are a bank robber. Even in Mlm, it takes hard work, and persistence to succeed. I believe that should be told to prospects before they sign up.

        1. There is no legal thing that is get rich quick. Anything worth accomplishing takes hard work and persistence. If something was easy everyone would do it.

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