Episode 108 – What To Do About Negative Family And Friends?

In today’s video, I talk about how to avoid getting negative comments about your home business from your family and friends.

As I explain in the video, the fewer details people have, the better they seem to behave.

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Video Transcription

Avoid negative friendsHi guys, welcome to another episode of Driving With Nick Pratt.

In this video, I want to talk about what you do when you’ve got negative friends and family and you’re trying to build a home business and they’re calling it things like a pyramid scheme or things like that.

Or, they’re just being negative and not supportive.

I know this is going to be a very popular one because I know that there are lots of people out there, and they don’t have supportive family and friends, and they’re trying to build a home business.

The first thing I am going to say, in this situation although I can kind of give some advice here, and I’ll tell you a bit about that in a bit, but a lot of my advice is kind of superficial, because with friends and family, I have always had quite a bit of support, but I will also explain why that is.

So, why do some people get the support they need and others don’t?

The first thing I want to say is when you get started with some kind of home business opportunity or affiliate program, the thing a lot of people forget is that they do not need to go and shout it from the rooftops with what they are doing.

I know that when you join a network marketing business or a top tier program, I know its quite exciting, but you do not need to go out to your friends and family about how you’ve got this brand new thing and how you’re going to become rich over the next month.

I know that a lot of these businesses tell you to go out and hassle friends and family and strangers on the street.

Avoid negative friendsAvoid negative friendsThe point is, you do not need to do that. Hassling friends and family is something I have talked about in the past, but the point is, I don’t build my business opportunities like that. I build my opportunities online by generating traffic and leads, lots of them, and the people who join my business are not my friends and family. I could go an introduce the business to my friends and family, but I don’t.

The number one thing is yes, you’ll be telling your wife or husband or partner you’re going to be getting started with a business. You don’t necessarily need to explain every single detail of the business.

For example, if you’re getting started with a top tier program or affiliate marketing program, you don’t need to explain every single detail of it – when friend have asked me what I am doing in business, I’ll say things like “I sell a lot of products through affiliate marketing, I promote a lot of other peoples products, I sell my own products and coaching.” That’s what I do, it’s an honest answer. But it’s putting it in terms most people can understand.

If you go out to people and you start hyping about how you’re selling some kind of lifestyle, or you’re a lifestyle design architect or something like that, people don’t understand that, they don’t understand what you do, they think you’re being scammed even though you’re not being scammed, and they’ll often call your business a pyramid scheme.

I’ve never had that, because when I talk to people, it’s no ones business what I actually do. I do affiliate marketing, but the point is, they don’t need to know all the ins and outs of affiliate marketing. If they’re in another job, it’s of no use to them to learn that other stuff.

Nowadays, my friends and family understand about my business and think it’s absolutely fantastic. They think it’s absolutely fantastic because I am successful with it, and I make a lot of money when a lot of my friends and family are stuck in a 9-5 job. The point is, that’s the situation you want to get to.

When you’re successful with your business, then you can start giving more details to people.

You don’t want to be really transparent about your business opportunity when you start because you’ll get people who will be very negative who will try to pull you down.

It’s a lot more difficult to pull you down when you’re making a 6-figure income, or your making $10,000, $15,000 or $20,000 per month. It’s a lot more difficult of a point, isn’t it?

Just understanding an alternative way to do things – you do not have to go out there and lay everything out for people and explain everything. Just run your business, it’s your own business, it’s no one else’s business. You have your own privacy with your business. You don’t have to explain everything. Try to keep it as brief as possible.

Later on, when you’re making lots of money, you can reveal a little bit more if you want to. Or you may not want to, you may still want to keep it private.

Hopefully you found that motivational. This is completely different from what most people will teach you in home business, but it’s how I’ve always done it, it’s how I’ve been very successful, and not a single one of my friends or family has called it a scam. It can work for you as well.

About the author

Nick Pratt

I earn a full time income from the Internet and my passion is to teach other regular ordinary people to do the same!