For those who have been in network marketing, choosing the right sponsor is as important as choosing the right company to work with.
It is important to choose a sponsor who will lead you in the right direction and who is successful enough to be able to show you the ropes.
Some factors you might consider when choosing a mentor and sponsor are:
Your sponsor should be a person that you feel comfortable enough with to call him/her without feeling awkward. Your personality should be compatible with your sponsor's. If you are a needy type and your sponsor is aloof , direct and results oriented, the match may not be made in heaven.
2 Time Zone
This may seem a simple one, but if you live in Hawaii and your sponsor lives in Bermuda, you may have more time constraints in contacting your sponsor on an as needed basis. I am not saying that if your sponsor lives in N. Z. that he/she is not a good match, but again it goes back to how much one on one hands on training you require. If you are able to follow directions, having a sponsor on the other side of the world may not be an issue for you.
It is important to join a successful sponsor and if your sponsor is also new to the business, then he/she should be part of a successful group. However, I am sure we have all had the experience of joining someone who is just too successful, who is just not available for answering questions, support or training. You should be able to get your sponsor on the other end of the phone more frequently than not.
The perfect sponsor should have developed a system outside of the corporate marketing box. It should consist of tools, support systems, training that is unique to him/her, giving you an edge over the other groups in the same networking business. Having access to a duplicable unique sales proposition with bonus tools could mean the difference of getting the sale or not.
Who is your perfect match?. . . only you will know, but do not fall for the ‘I spoke with you first, so you need to join me in the business’ sales tactic. This is not the case with network marketing. Shop around, interview different sponsors on different teams and find the mentor who has the personality, skills, time and tools to help make you successful.
Entrepreneur Maria Porter has been Online since 2000 specializing in Coastal Vacations Business Opportunity full time since 2001. She is also the creator of Coastal Vacations website. You may contact her on 866-629-3806. Visit her website for free advertising advice on how to promote your online business.