If you were employed by someone else – and many new business owners still are – you would go into work each morning, knowing exactly what needed to be done. There would be a clear plan in place to help you get through the day’s tasks. In Network Marketing, planning is equally important, if not more so. Without a clear plan of your activities, it is easy to become distracted and not see results.
There are several steps I take in my planning process, including setting goals, and activity needed to reach them, creating content and scheduling online posts. Having a clear plan will help you to see where your business is going, and to set up income producing activity rather than getting lost along the way.
When setting your business goals, you should look at both the short and long-term. Why did you start your business? You obviously saw the potential in Network Marketing and saw it as a way to achieve something. Think about your ultimate goal.
You short term goals are ones to be completed within a few weeks to a few months. This could be reaching a promotion, hitting a retail target or sponsoring a certain number of people. Whatever the goal, it should be clear and measurable. This will allow you to see your progress.
Long-term goals are generally larger and will take longer to achieve. You could aim to hit them within six months, one year, or longer. Again, be sure that they are measurable, so you can see how you will reach them and track your progress.
Planning Your Activity
Once you have your goals in place, it’s time to set out the activity required to reach them. Be realistic with your plans. Think about your commitments and work out how much time you have available to work on your business. For example, if you work 9-5, you won’t have all day to work on your activity. If you are a stay at home parent, you may be able to find some time during the day, when children are napping, or at school. Plan in advance, be realistic with time constraints and stick to your proposal. You must hold yourself accountable if you want to see real results.
Implementing Your Plan
Once your activity is planned, it’s time to get to work and make some money. You should refer to your goals regularly, reminding yourself what you are trying to achieve. Remember that this is your business, and there is no one watching over your shoulder to make sure you get things done.
By getting yourself into the habit of working on your business daily, you will start to build momentum in your activity and will soon begin to see results.
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