Your first year in any business is hard, really hard! Most businesses in the real world don't survive their first year.
I've found that the first year in your network marketing business is when you are busy figuring everything out. You're learning about your products, your company, the industry and most importantly yourself. You're struggling to keep your head above water.
Don't have expectations that you will get rich your first year! Most business owners I know of don't expect to make ONE DOLLAR of profit their first year in business. Yet people in our industry complain when they aren't making money in their first month or two. I just don't get it.
The beauty of network marketing is that the overhead and start-up costs are very low, so you can be profitable from your first month. But even if it takes you a few months to break even, you're doing better than most business owners in the traditional business world.
Surviving the first year is more than half the battle. Get in, get started and never look back.
What about you? What was your experience like your first year in network marketing?