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Begging For Help With Your Business?

Ok, so you’ve started working from home and don’t know what to do. Maybe it was 2 seconds ago or maybe it was 2 years ago. Either way, congratulations on having the courage to step up. First you realized that you just had do do something to take control of your life, then you took action on it.

But if you’ve been with your company for more than a week (or two at the most) and you still don’t know what to do, then…

I’ve got some bad news for you:

You’ve partnered with the wrong person. Maybe even the wrong team. Nope, I’m not gonna say you’ve joined the wrong company, because, statistically speaking, there are very few “bad” companies out there. If there’s anyone with your company who is making at least $100,000 per year, then you’re with a good company.

The very moment you started your business relationship (commonly called enrolling or signing up) with your business partner & mentor (commonly called your enroller), he should have helped you set up your next action steps and set an appointment for your first training session. So if you’re looking at a week or more back and either of you haven’t been on vacation and unreachable, something’s wrong. And if the person who’s unreachable is your enroller, then they should have had your session(s) set up with another teammate so that you could get to work (when you were ready) instead of waiting on them.

In my business, it’s not unusual for someone to ask for details regarding training and team support. We’ve already demonstrated team support by this point, but I know I’m dealing with a very sharp individual when they want to see our back office, the automated systems that are in place and get familiar with more of my teammates. Once they’ve joined, they’re considered my business partner and teammate, and are provided not just my contact info, but the contact info for at least 3 other teammates.

Here’s what to do about it.

Here’s where you have to take responsibility. If you’ve not heard from  your enroller, then contact others on your team. If don’t know who to call, then contact the company to get that information. Here are two things to remember:

  1. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
  2. It’s your responsibility to do the work required to succeed.

You’re not in business alone. You have a team of business partners. So if you’re lost, you gotta squeak (reach out for help) for anyone to know and provide that help. At the same time, you’re wasting everyone’s time – including your own – if you’re asking for help, but not making sure you understand what to do and how to do it, and DOING it.

Begging for help!

Begging for Help!

What do you you when you’ve begged for help, but can’t get it?

Well, you stepped up and took action by starting the business, so don’t be afraid to cut your losses and join someone else. Either with the same company or with a different one. While it’s good to have persistence, refusing to give up, think about it this way:

If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’re going to keep getting what you’re getting.

How long are you willing to do that to yourself? And if you do, by some miracle, sign up a new referral (business partner) yourself, are you going to sentence them to the same lack of support you’ve had to deal with so far? If your enroller and team isn’t there for you, then they’re not gonna be there for your new folks, either. Would you sign up with you, if you knew that was gonna happen?

That will kill your confidence, further hindering your success.

So, if you want to stay with your company, go out & research the top earners to find out what makes them and their team successful. (If your company has leader boards, you’ll see their name there – google them if you have to.) Find out if your a part of their team or if you can plug into their system. If not, contact your company to find out what the requirements are for you to change teams.

If you’ve learned some things about your company that leads you to believe that maybe you’d better find something else, then… research other companies. Google “top MLM companies” and find one that has products or services that you can be passionate about. Then research the top earners and contact them, find out why they’re successful and what systems and support they have in place to help new people.

In both cases, keep in mind that the top earners might not necessarily be the best person to partner with. They may have been with the company for a long time, and therefore built up their income slowly with “old school” methods. Nothing wrong with that as long as they and their team also have embraced the internet and “new school” methods, too.

The sooner you do this, the better for you, your business, and your team!

Network marketing, affiliate marketing, and direct sales are the best vehicle for the average Joe to become financially independent. Even franchises are poor distant cousins in this regard – but that’s another blog post. If you’re looking for a business and a real team that offers real training and support, OR if you’re already in a business and are looking for a plug & play system that can help ANY business succeed, feel free to contact me: 678-696-1696 or danni@danniellewood.com.

What People Want Most: HELP!


Is your friend confident that you can help?

So you’re chatting with someone who’s looking at your product or business, but they’re hemming and hawing and generally not wanting to come to a decision. You can ask what’s keeping them from saying “yes,” but they might not even be able to answer. And they probably can’t even put their finger on the real reason why. Because it’s one of those things they can feel in their gut, but can’t express in words.

I need help

They’re thinking, “Sure you’re Mr or Mrs Work-From-Home guru, you’re 10 feet tall and bullet-proof, you’re a professional. But I’ve never done anything like this before (or have been trying and failing for too many years already), so I don’t know if I can be successful. I don’t know if I can do what you do.”

And if that’s what’s in their mind, you’ve already lost the game.


Because, from the moment you said “hi,” they’ve been studying what you’ve been doing to see if it’s something they can do, too. From the initial interview, through the product or company introduction, through the followup interview, to the signup process, you have got to have demonstrated to them that “even a caveman can do it.”

Demonstrate tools

If you did the whole thing yourself, they’re thinking they’ve got to learn all that information, too. That’s a steep learning curve! Intimidating. Daunting. Seemingly insurmountable.

The easiest thing to do here is to use a live or recorded call or a video for the company/product explanation. At least show them the team training site.

Use 3-way calling

If you didn’t get someone else on the line at anytime during this process, they think they won’t have anyone to help answer questions, much less teach them how to do the activities. You have got to demonstrate that they have at least 2 other people (besides you!) to call on for help. They’ve got to know someone is available to answer questions (theirs and their prospect’s) at any time.

The best time to do this is during the followup. Right after the product/company intro, just say, “Hey, Suzie, hold on just a moment, I want to let you meet Bob, one of our business partners, so let me get him on the line.” Call Bob, let him know that you’re with Suzie and you want her to “meet” him. Now let him answer questions and handle the closing.

I can’t stress this enough… Even if you know all the answers, get someone else on the phone!

Lastly, reassure them!

After they’ve bought your product or opened an account with your company, reassure them. Give them homework; set up their next (training) appointment; give them the numbers for the team partners they can call for help (including yours); and (if you haven’t already) let them know that during the next appointment, you’ll be explaining all the tools at their disposal, the process, and action steps they must take to ensure their success.

At that point, it’s up to them to step up and do the work required. You can’t be responsible for that. But if Suzie knows what to do, and you’ve demonstrated how easy it is, she’ll be confident about you, the choice she just made, and her ability to succeed.