This month we got to chat with Tara Romano, a powerhouse Babe in Business, all about network marketing.
So, if you've ever wondered if it's the right path for you, you've found the perfect way to help you decide!
Meet Tara Tara is a passionate advocate for entrepreneurship, especially in the network marketing industry. A modern-day prosperity story, Tara is known for her vulnerability in sharing her many trials & tribulations in her network marketing journey. Once she identified the personal and business habits required, she finally was able to achieve success and now her message is
“If I can do it, so can you.”
Currently, her focus includes educating network marketers on social media strategies to grow their team and elevating the industry in general as it has gifted her an incredible lifestyle by design.
You’ll find Tara’s social media footprint to be extensive across various platforms including YouTube with over five million views of her internationally renowned fitness videos featuring her original choreography and love of dance.
We spoke to Tara about her experience in network marketing and learned about everything from community connections to residual income to one of the biggest keys Tara used to build her business.
We’re so excited to share pieces of our interview with you today.
How Tara Got Her Start In Network Marketing Tara’s network marketing business involves Isagenix and she believes in the power of a nutritional cleanse to help with things like stress management and your overall health.
“My sister got it for me for Christmas 10 years ago. She was concerned for my health. And it made me feel amazing.”
The Ways Your Network Marketing Business Can Change Your Life:
#1: You Can Build Residual Income Some people worry about whether they can make any real money with a network marketing business. And when the topic came up in our conversation with Tara, she wasn't afraid to tackle this question head on.
“I think it comes down to asking yourself about your financial goals. Then ask yourself if you could, doing what you’re doing right now, ever get to that end goal.”
If you think about how we’re taught to think about our work lives, there’s typically a CEO at the top and the hardest workers are at the bottom. But, as you know, when you own your own business, including in network marketing, you’re the CEO. Tara explained,
“You are the CEO. You’re at the top and there is so much available for you at the top!”
So what can residual income really mean for you in your daily life? Well for Tara it meant that she could eventually retire her mother and care for her father while launching herself into passions that range from personal development events to dance fitness classes.
And if you’re hearing the phrase “residual income” for the first time, that’s okay. Residual income is what happens when you do the work now and get paid later and you continue to see the impact of that work in your bank account month after month.
But, as you might have guessed, it’s not all laying back and hoping things happen either.
“I have such a passion. I was a bartender for years and I never really had less than 3 jobs. I’d work from 12-5 and maybe make $50. But with network marketing, I remember starting out and putting in the daily work. Every day. And one morning I woke up to my first $54 cycle because of the work I’d been doing consistently. I woke up to money.”
Now, every network marketing business has a different compensation set up, of course. But we thought that was pretty cool!
When we got down to it, Tara offered that,
“The amount of money you can create, you’ll never get in a 9 to 5. It will not only change your life financially. It’s personal development with a compensation plan attached to it.”
And that brings us to why you boss babes may consider starting a network marketing business.
#2: Your Business Can Grow (And You Will Too!)
“I’ve been working on my business for 8-9 years now. And it took me four years to create my business. Four years of doing this consistently. And that’s what makes the difference. That’s when you see your residual income grow.”
How To Get Started
Tara gave us a few important suggestions that helped her.
“Find a product you’re passionate about before you do anything else.”
Tara explained that when you try, love, and stand by your products, you’re already setting yourself up to rock your business. That’s because now you get to share something you really love with those you love and the community you build. Tara also suggested getting a handle on how the finances of the business you’re interested in will work,
“Connect with leaders in the business and learn about the compensation plan.”
So once you’ve gotten started, how do you handle the curveballs and hiccups? Tara suggests not being afraid to reflect on your efforts when you struggle.
“If you’re struggling, ask yourself what you’re really doing on a daily basis to grow your business? Do you have a system? Are you quitting too soon?”
We loved those questions because they’re really great for any business. But they’re essential to network marketing businesses too!
What Does Growth Really Look Like For A Network Marketing Businesses? You already know that people tend to want things quickly and sometimes consistency isn’t easy. Seriously, how many people are at the gym in January versus March?
But Tara believes the consistency and attention you give your business is going to be what makes the difference. It’s going to be worth it.
She offered this example to drive home that point.
“If you owned a brick and mortar and showed up all the time and then suddenly started showing up and leaving for weeks at a time: You’re not showing up for your business fully. And it will show.”
The process of building your network marketing business will present challenges, as will building any business. But Tara’s encouragement was to keep going even in the face of those challenges.
“We know what will happen if we quit but we never know what will happen if we push through.”
And, as Tara explained, you don’t have to push through alone.
#3: You Can Join A Collaborative Community
“The community is everything,”
“I do a lot of trainings and we have a lot of opportunities to connect with each other throughout the year.”
Luckily, rather than a once-a-year affair, Tara explained that her network marketing community connects often enough that they feel the community of support around them.
And because the products she sells are those she loves and the community she’s a part of is one that has her back, she explains,“You can feel like you’re being selfish not to share that with other people.”
She explains, “I’ve never been motivated by money. I was motivated by people, by the community and that’s what people want. We want that support, love, and connection.”
And she gets all of that from her network marketing community and those she’s met as a result of building her own business.
“My biggest blessing is learning about life.”
“There’s not really a competition here because there’s so much to go around and no one does it like you.”
And You'll Always Have Your Babes In Business Community Too!
And when we asked Tara about the Babes In Business community she let us know,
“I don’t connect with the community with the intention of having them sign up. Babes is great because there’s so much cross-marketing and cross-creating and community. My team does a table at Babes In Business and so I get to meet and really connect with women all evening.”
And Tara loves the Babes community, so be sure you say hi to her at the next event!
And Here's Your Unexpected Network Marketing” Bonus”
Okay, so you’re in love with the products you’ve based your business on, you’re working consistently, and you’re staying connected to your amazing community of passionate entrepreneurs.
Check, check, and double-check.
So now what?
We knew that Tara’s amazing work stretches far beyond her network marketing business and so we asked her about how she makes it all happen.
“The truth is that once you get your business established, you can do your other favorite things. You can continue learning from other people, connecting, and collaborating.”
And that’s exactly what Tara has done: She’s created a network marketing business that allows her to pursue connections with so many women in communities across the country and across the world.
From her Tone and Tease dance fitness classes to her powerhouse event, Your Life Unleashed, Tara has been able to use her drive, determination, and consistent effort in network marketing to build a life that goes beyond business.
And we’re so grateful we got to share a bit of that with you all today.
How To Take Your Business To The Next Level
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