Build a Six Figure MLM Income: What it Really Takes

If you’re wondering what it takes to build a six figure MLM Income, I can share a few pointers with you.

I failed for more than 15-YEARS in this AMAZING industry. How pitiful. Looking back, it didn’t have to be that way. However, I’m glad for the failure, because of the personal growth it resulted in.

I’m happy to share what I believe it takes to succeed in network marketing (six figure MLM Income), in hopes it will benefit at least one person reading this message.

I want to discuss some basic qualities, attitudes, mindsets, and skills you must master to build a big team and six figure MLM Income.

Of course, I can’t guarantee your success (for the lawyers reading this). No one can do that. But I do believe these things will significantly increase the likelihood of you developing a six figure MLM Income. However, individual results will vary.

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How to Develop a Six Figure MLM Income

# 1: Vision

One of the cornerstones of every successful entrepreneur is seeing things before they exist. This is known as VISION. It’s knowing WHY you are doing what you are doing AND knowing where you want to end up.

Every top earner in our industry knows their why. They have a crystal clear vision for their business. This keeps them motivated and on point.

When you know your why, you become unstoppable. Your why keeps you motivated and keeps you working in the trenches UNTIL you hit your goal. On the other hand, when you don’t know your why, it’s easy to give up at the first sign of defeat.

# 2: Delayed Gratification

Some people might call this sacrifice. We live in a world where people expect instant gratification. We want it and we want it now.

Building a successful business of any kind does not work that way. It typically takes several YEARS to get any new business off the ground. If you have the lottery mentality, you’ll never succeed in your network marketing business long-term. Instead, you’ll be one of the many MLM Junkies out there, jumping from company-to-company every few months.

Remember, anything worth accomplishing takes time, money, perseverance, and TONS of hard work. If it was easy, everyone would do it.

Pick the company you want to have your problems with and stick with. Plant your flag somewhere and press on. There will be issues at some point or another REGARDLESS of what company you join. If you jump ship every time there is an issue, you won’t survive in any company or business long.

# 3: Skills

Every entrepreneur in every industry needs a specialized set of skills to succeed in their chosen endeavor. This is known as specialized knowledge.

The good news is you don’t have to be born with these skills or possess these skills when you first get started in your business. But, you must master a basic set of skills to succeed in MLM, or anything else. Fortunately for you, there are only a few basic skills you need to master to succeed in MLM.

This includes:

  • Lead generation
  • Inviting
  • Presenting
  • Following-up
  • Closing
  • Launching new reps
  • Promoting events
  • Retailing products

The best way to learn these skills is to get in the trenches. Learn by doing. And, listen to your trusted mentor. Read daily, attend events, and be a student of your business.

# 4: Commitment, Follow Through, & Focus

I put these three attributes together. Commitment means sticking with something, even after your initial enthusiasm has faded.

Follow through means doing what you said you were going to do, even when you don’t feel like it.

And focus means FOCUSING on ONE THING until you achieve it.

These three areas are quite perhaps the most common reasons people don’t succeed in MLM. They lack the commitment, follow through, and focus. They are in search of shiny objects or something for nothing. Or, they expect everything to be quick and easy.

You will find that successful entrepreneurs master these three things. They are 100% committed to their chose profession. They are all in. They follow through day in and day out, month in and month out, year in and year out UNTIL they hit their goals. And they are 100% focused on ONE BUSINESS. They don’t do multiple deals.

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# 5: Followership

Before you can lead, you must learn to follow. I learned this lesson in the Army, but I was thick headed when it came to MLM.

I tried to do everything my own way, right from the beginning. I did this for more than 15-YEARS. How embarrassing.

Had I been wiser, I simply would have humbled myself and listened to my mentors sooner (and did what they taught me).

No one is going to follow you if you can’t humble yourself enough to submit to someone else’s leadership or authority. Food for thought.

# 6: Leadership

Ultimately, we are a leadership business. Customers and part-timers come and go like the common cold, but leaders are where your REAL residuals come from.

Successful network marketers are LEADERS. They might not have started out as one, but they CHOSE to become one. They set the pace and always lead by example. They work on their personal development daily. They set big goals and improve daily.

Furthermore, they are constantly looking for up and coming leaders in their team (and prospect list) to develop and nurture. Everything in our industry rises and falls on leadership.

# 7: Systems

Systems are the key to success in EVERY business. Talents and personalities do not duplicate in network marketing, but systems do. Successful reps follow a system and they have a system for their team. They do not deviate. They know the system is the solution.

# 8: The Numbers

Here’s the final thing it will take to succeed in network marketing. Will you (not can you) talk to five to ten prospects per day, five to six days per week, for five to ten years? Will you work the numbers? Only you can answer that question.

You see, this business is a numbers game initially. Once people join, it becomes a relationship business, but you have to go through the numbers to find those people.

Will you work the numbers? Will you keep talking to new prospects even when everyone is telling you no or quitting? Will you keep following up? Will you make a commitment to sponsor 3-4 new business builders EVERY MONTH until you hit your goals?

That is your choice. You must work the numbers. There is no alternative. Even if you do everything else on this list, if you don’t work the numbers, you will not make it to a six figure MLM Income. This is the secret.

Someone with no skills can succeed in network marketing if they work the numbers. On the other hand, even the most talented person will fail if they don’t work the numbers.

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In review, these are things you must do develop a six figure MLM Income, as I see it. The decision is yours. Anyone CAN do these things if they DECIDE to, but most people WILL NOT make that decision.

If you do, you will be happy that you did and you will be well on your way to developing a six figure MLM Income. And if you don’t, you will more than likely end up a statistic. Choose wisely.

What are your thoughts? Do you agree or disagree? Leave a comment below to let me know what you think.

As I mentioned earlier, this is just my opinion. Individual results will vary. 

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