With so many of the fastest growing MLM companies pushing to have you join, it can get confusing when you’re looking at MLM products, compensation plans, where to get leads, marketing tips, and most of all – can I really make money with this? What you need to remember, is that the best MLM to join in your situation is going to come down to one thing – finding a product and a business you are excited about sharing!
People who wonder why network marketing doesn’t work have likely also never joined the best MLM for them at the time or had great upline support and a team around them to get through the often frustrating first few months. Opportunities abound – even publicly traded multi-level marketing companies, who you would think are these huge businesses that give you no attention, have small teams and wonderful leaders to join. It’s just a matter of finding the top teams in the company you’re looking at.
Updated September 2016
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Evaluating a MLM Company
I can’t stress this enough – the first thing you need to do when you’re looking into a company, is picture yourself sharing this product or service with others.
Can you do it?
More importantly, WILL you do it?
There is no MLM company that will build itself. Short of being a scam, there is no way for your business to grow without you sharing the business and product with people. As successful as I’ve been in network marketing, there are no shortcuts – this business is about networking!
The Comp Plans
There are a lot of variations of comp plans out there and after years of studying them, my suggestion for you is – don’t get hung-up on them.
If a company is legit and is really a top mlm company, there is no reason to make a company decision based solely on the scheme of compensation, simply because I’ve seen millionaires in almost every type of comp plan you can think of.
Yes, you might want to learn the overview of it so you’re knowledgable and understand how your checks are getting formulated, but I’ve met too many successful networkers who can’t explain comp plans to spend any real time on them. When people ask questions, I refer them to the documentation that’s available and ask them if they’re ready to start a business they can work from home – even online in most cases.
Move past the hang-ups on the compensation plans and move into commitment to starting something.
Whether you’re looking at health & wellness products, travel packages, or a wine club – you should have a personal story around the product.
The basic make-up of a top quality story is:
- Who introduced you
- What the problem was before you used the product
- How the product changed that problem or situation for you
It can really be that simple, but you have to build your story and be committed to an MLM product before you can expect yourself to be comfortable sharing it with others.
Where You’ll Find Your Leads
Finding people to talk to about your MLM company, “leads” in the online marketing world, is a key factor you need to take into consideration before landing with a company.
Most – if not all – network marketing companies will have you make a list of 100 people you know and contact them. And that’s okay… correct even… but it’s the approach that is the problem for most people.
I’ve seen hundreds of partners come into the business, make a list, send a Facebook message to people they haven’t spoken to in 10 years: “Hey, I thought of you when I came across this miracle cream, take a look!”
This sounds like every spam email I’ve received over the last 10 years!
Connecting on a personal level and actually listening to your prospects is key if you want success recruiting a team. That means not approaching anyone with the PURPOSE of prospecting, but always being PREPARED to prospect.
For instance, a friend and I were chatting just a few days ago. She’s a fellow online marketer and we were catching up on family and then asked me how my marketing projects were going (this was days after the conversation started)…
I saw the window of opportunity and simply told her, “business has been great! Speaking of business, have you heard of the wine deal yet?”
Of course, she loves wine like most people and the question piqued her curiosity. She asked questions, I gave her a link if she wanted to learn about it, and I’ll probably have a new partner from it.
But I started with the intent of sincerely finding out how she was doing. I really had no intent of prospecting her that day, but as the conversation carried on, the opportunity revealed itself.
Finding YOUR Best MLM to Join
Years ago, when I was first looking to join an MLM company, it was because I had made a lot of money at affiliate marketing building hundreds of websites that were setup to market other people’s products. Over the course of a few short months, that was all but wiped out by a Google ranking change.
I knew I needed LEVERAGE and I knew that meant network marketing.
My goal when finding a MLM to join was not to find the best marketed or the most talked about, my goal was to study which MLM could help me build LEGACY income – income that will outlast my lifespan if I build it right the first time.
I also knew from past experiences, that the product needed to extremely easy to share. Ideally, a product people were already buying and sharing, but not being compensated for it. Wine was that product in my mind.
When I found this wine club MLM company, I just about fell over. This made SO much sense to me, I actually joined almost immediately and went right to work.
The Opportunity is Yours
Does network marketing work? Of course it does. When the best MLM presents itself to you – you’ll know it and you’ll join it. Not because of the company’s marketing tactics, but because you’ll find a business and a product that completely makes sense to you.
I hope you’ve connected with me here today. If you understand where I’m coming from and have the same desire to make a long-term life-changing income instead of hopping from one company to the next.
Remember, the best MLM to join is the one that will pay you and your family for generations!
P.S. What would happen to your business if you could get leads free - forever? It can really happen - watch.