Ok, so you’re about to set out on the most exciting journey of your life. You have decided that for you to have personal and financial fulfillment you are going to have to go into business for yourself. You have researched several types of business that you could do and you were intrigued by the business model of network marketing. It almost seemed as though your success would be guaranteed with any network marketing company you joined but that is unrealistic to expect that. After researching the network marketing industry you realized that although you really wanted to have a network marketing business you really needed some training to find out how the business really works.
Just like any business when you are new at it you will need to be trained in the nuances of the particular business whether the business is a franchise, a Mom and Pop operation, or a network marketing business. Network marketing primary method of training is from a sponsor and conference calls. Many companies have annual meetings to train and introduce new products. The sponsor is the person you join a network marketing business with. Once you join a company the sponsor becomes your link to the training and support you need to be successful in the network marketing opportunity that you joined.
It cannot be stressed enough that it is very important that you feel comfortable working with your prospective sponsor before you join. Your sponsor should be willing to discuss the opportunity with you at length without pressuring you to join. The initial conversation that you have with your prospective sponsor should be almost like a 360 interview where you really get to know what you and your sponsor are looking for. An immediate red flag in a prospective sponsors behavior is for them to push you to sign-up right away. I have found that this type of sponsor is just looking for a bonus from his company that will be paid out if a certain number of people are signed up within a certain time period. Although network marketing is a form of selling and sales you don’t want to be “closed. " Network marketing is a relationship business where you build an organization characterized by sound business building principles and deep, trusting relationships. You cannot form that type of an organization if all you are doing is looking to make numbers. Of course you will make more money the larger your organization grows but the key with network marketing is the relationship aspect of the business.
There are some network marketing organizations where life-long friendships have developed as a result of doing the business. In fact on weekly conference calls, usually made up of people from all over the country, once the business issues have been discussed many of the members take to visiting as though they were in the same building. That is how network marketing is supposed to work. It’s not a mass-market project if it were you would see the company’s products in a major retail store and they wouldn’t need individuals to market the product. Usually it’s the product that brings the members together. The products usually aren’t found in stores because it is a higher quality that a store could profit from. You may find something with the same name or similar but the actual product is different. That is why when you are looking for a network marketing opportunity first look for a product that you like and then look for a sponsor.
To make sure that the sponsor you are talking to is has your best interests in mind see how they react if you don’t sign-up right away. Contact them by phone or e-mail and ask questions about the company and the training that is offered, etc. Then let them know that you will be back in touch after you have had a chance to look the information over. Then gauge the sponsor’s reaction to you not signing up right away. If they are understanding and agree that you should do your own due diligence before you make a commitment to do the business that sponsor is what you are looking for. If, on the other hand, they try to pressure you into making a decision right away with little regard to your needs and responsibility to do your research and check the company out, that type of sponsor is not what you want.
Network marketing is a great business especially for someone just starting out in business. If you have a passion to succeed and are willing to set your goals and live by them you owe it to yourself to give network marketing a try.
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