Written by Tarla Makaeff

I don't want to call these comebacks, but they kind of are. In a totally polite way. You will find haters when you try to go on your own and do anything - especially entering the online world, no matter what facet you choose.

Why? First, these people are likely not brave enough to do what you're doing so they must put you down to make themselves feel better. Ugh. Second, they're just haters because we live in a world unfortunately that's plentiful when it comes to judgment and assessment. Ew. Third, they might actually think they are saving you from yourself when in fact they are hurting your only true chance at lifestyle, financial, and time freedom. No way! But hang on for the ride, I have the answer.

These are common rebuttals that you can not only implement but arm yourself with when you get approached by those who think you drank the tropical punch Kool-Aid. Please do not mistake the fact that I still believe you should do your due diligence when it comes to any business opportunity. That is only the smart thing to do. Rather, I am saying once you've investigated the online or network marketing opportunity at hand and know it's legitimate, these are some things you can tell those who are choosing to not support you in that classic (and majorly annoying) party pooper fashion.

I caution you on another thing, beauty. Do not assume that the people you think will support you will be the ones who actually do. Unfortunately, that is often not the case. But rather, it is those you wouldn't have suspected of being supportive that come forward and give you encouragement - with pom poms and all. Now, that is a beautiful thing. I just want you to be prepared to know sometimes those the closest are the least supportive.

Another thing that is imperative for you to be prepared for is the fact that online entrepreneurship can be a lonely journey. You might have to go at this alone if people in your life don't support you, love. This will take a lot of courage, strength, and conviction. You need to stay the course and not abandon the path you know you are supposed to be on. Do not expect that this will be an overnight win complete with a Maraschino cherry on top. This business takes a considerable amount of work, but in the end it affords you the freedom to live your life the way you really want...à la fabulous you!

Then, you can go back to your doubters and ask them what they think about your success. Because success is the best revenge!

So here are how you can respond to their (YAWN) objections:

It's none of their business. They are not paying your bills. So if you lose "friends" over your business or opportunity, they probably weren't friends to begin with.

There are billionaires who endorse network marketing like Warren Buffett, Richard Branson, and Oprah Winfrey among others. Obvy, billionaires are savvy business minded people who have made fortunes from their investments and know how to manage their money. Enough said.

Hopefully you have researched your company and you can talk about the following facts. A lot of people in network marketing just like the product and don't educate themselves on the company as an investor or venture capitalist would. Have you looked at the founders? Are they legit? What about the protected financials? The marketing plan? The exit strategy? You should research this as well as you would a doctor you would go to see for your physical health. This is your financial health.

Some people will inevitably think all network marketing (and even online marketing) is always a scam. But there's also corruption on Wall Street. Ok?

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Have you felt you weren't supported by those closest to you when you came online?


Tarla Makaeff is a self-made entrepreneur, online business coach, digital course creator, and the copy queen. She helps creative, heart-centered female entrepreneurs start and grow their purpose-filled business online.

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