If you have decided to be an Internet marketer, one of your most difficult challenges will probably be in explaining your decision to the people in your life.
When I decided to be an Internet marketer, some of my family members didn’t understand what it is I do – some connected the words “Internet marketer” to spammer – you can’t blame them for their ignorance.
While you may not care once you’re successful, it can be intimidating answering the questions, “What do you do?” when you’re first getting started and have nothing to show for it yet.
Sadly, friends and family are not always as supportive as you’d like when they learn you’re starting a home-based business and want to be an Internet marketer. This is partially due to ignorance.
Mainstream society doesn’t believe in anything that isn’t taught in grade school, endorsed by the evening news, and understood at the water cooler as status quo behavior.
Another reason people might have negative things to say when you tell them you’re going to be an Internet marketer and start a home business is the simple fact that misery loves company.
If your friends and family are all stuck in jobs they don’t particularly like, and if they aren’t making the kind of money they would prefer to have, they might resent your efforts to better yourself.
Of course, no one would ever say that, but think about dieters. You can be dieting to lose weight and you go out to lunch with your best friends and what do they do? They start talking you into those cheese fries and death by chocolate dessert.
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And there’s another reason why you might get a less than enthusiastic response – your loved ones genuinely care about you. They may be afraid for you to walk away from the security of your job – or maybe they’re just scared you’ll get into multi-level marketing and hound them to join your down line at all the family events (just kidding).
Seriously – this is something you’ll need to be prepared for. If you have a very supportive family and group of friends like I did, be grateful. Otherwise, try to patiently calm their fears and encourage them to be supportive in your new business.
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