Recently I was asked, “How do you overcome objections in network marketing?
Specifically, the “I’ll join when I’ve seen you’ve had success” objection.
How to overcome objections in network marketing
Specifically, how do we overcome the objection: “I’ll join when I’ve seen you’ve had success.”.
A couple of things:
First – Someone who says something like that is NOT the person that I want to work with.
You see, when most people are new to network marketing, they have kind of a needy mentality…
…they feel like they need people to join their organization regardless of WHO joins.
I always joke about when I first got started…
There was a little compact mirror that I brought with me EVERYWHERE I went…
I’d put that mirror up to someone’s nose and if they would fog it up then I would show them!
Did I really do this?
Of course not! (Not for very long, at least. People started to get weirded out…)
I tell this story to prove a point:
You should show just about everyone…
Whether you think they’re going to join or not. You can’t prejudge.
One of the reasons I struggled so long is because I tried to read people’s minds…
Determine if they were going to build a business or not.
This inhibited me from approaching people that could have brought in a ton of business.
So, show everyone!
While you have the mentality of showing everyone…
You want to have an abundance mindset.
You want to realize there are A LOT of people.
The way I look at building my organization is this:
I’m the CEO of my own business.
As CEO, I am not looking for low-level employees…
I’m looking for high-level people.
I’m looking for my generals!
Is it even necessary to overcome this objection?
If someone is going to give me crazy objections…
I don’t need them on my team.
Because there are millions of people out there to prospect.
When you have a scarcity mindset, you feel like you’ve got to close these people…
Like you’ve got to close everyone you’re in front of.
I don’t care how good you are, you’re never going to close everyone you get in front of.
Approach every situation with the perspective that if someone is coachable and teachable…
If they lock arms with me, I can change their life forever.
I can change the life of their grandchildren and their financial destiny for their family!
With this perspective – I approach every encounter as not being need.
If they’re not willing to help themselves then I’m going to politely move on to someone else.
Be confident but never arrogant.
If you choose to overcome this objection:
Typically if you’re getting that objection, you don’t have enough certainty.
I’ll tell you this:
The reason why people largely don’t have credibility with their prospects is usually that you don’t believe they have enough credibility.
They’re not showing up with enough certainty that transmits a feeling of leadership or power that you are going to win with this.
If you want to bump up your certainty and level of leadership…
You may want to bump up your confidence.
The more you bump that up, the less you will get that objection.
So, enough on mindset – let’s get into some tactics of overcoming this objection in network marketing
First, you can overcome objections in network marketing by bringing them to someone in your up-line, someone else who is making money.
Someone who has the credibility you’re looking for…
Second, If you want some words to say, you can smile and say something like:
“Dude, that’s like saying you’re gonna go to the gym once you see that I get in shape. Obviously you don’t join a gym and get in shape in a week. It takes some time to get in shape. And if you wait for the next six months or a year before I’m in amazing shape, you’re gonna be six months or a year behind me. So that objection doesn’t make any sense my friend. Are you ready to get started?”
Close early and close often.
Here’s what I mean by close early: When a presentation is over…
Don’t go into sales mode.
The business should be amazingly simple and when your presentation is over…
GO FOR THE ASK!
Ask if they’re ready to partner up with you.
If you go through the presentation and do another 10-15 minutes of salesmanship, they think they have to do the exact same thing.
So simply, finish the information & close the sale.
Now, they give you an objection…
Them: “I’ll join when you’re making money.”
You: Dude that doesn’t make any sense. That’s like saying that you’re gonna get in shape after I’ve gotten in shape. You know you don’t join a gym and then have six-pack abs in a week. It takes a while to develop that, right? Just like any business. And so if you wait six months or a year you’re gonna be six months or a year behind me. So my suggestion is let’s get in shape together, let’s start making money together and let’s go build a big business. You’re ready to get started?
Handle the objection then close again.
Don’t get psychologically tied to this one person and their objection…
That will cost you your success.
Go make it happen.
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