I say ‘New Network Marketing Potential’ because that is what you are, a new potential. Potential what, exactly, remains to be seen.
Selecting a New Network Marketing Opportunity
New or experienced, success is yours only if your pick the company whose products and services are the right ones for you to use and to market.
I say use and market because if you are not willing to use a companies products and services you should not market them. I know this may come as a surprise to many but it just seems to me that there needs to be considerations other than just money.
Being the hardcore capitalist I am, that galls me to say, mostly because of the way the Progressive dogs loose in our society will take it. Should I be more diplomatic in my words? I suppose so, but less and less do I care about my diplomacy and more about telling the frank truth.
Lots of companies come and go, streaking across the marketplace like a comet, only to peter out, leaving a trail of unfulfilled promises. Generally, if a company lasts a solid two or three years with never a commission check payment missed it will make it.
Due Diligence In Choosing A Company
You have several resources to check on a company’s reliability. Many will simply bounce around the Internet reading various blogs devoted to one side or the other of the issue of whether a particular company represents a true opportunity.
I would recommend you also take the time to check with the Better Business Bureau and the Chamber of Commerce in the company’s native city. You may find nothing, but it never hurts to check and you may find some interesting details.
The more pressing issue is to see to what degree the company emphasizes customers equally or to a greater extent than it focuses on adding distributors. If acquiring customers appears to be an afterthought, you need to stay away. It is my opinion that sooner or later its distributors will leave. It is also my opinion that it is a near certainty that regulators will sooner or later shut her down if she does not fail on her own.
Companies In This Field Come and Go
It is incredible, but I have read in more than one place that dozens of new networking companies start up every week or two.
I suggest you turn aside from the false promise of getting in at ‘the top.’ You need a company that has weathered the storm of the birthing pains. If the opportunity was good for the original founders, then it will be as good an opportunity for you. If this were not true to your satisfaction
Making a list of good potentials is one place to start. You can go here and see a review of more than 20 top rated companies.
Spend some time in the forums such as warrior.com and betternetworker.com. There is a small fee for some services, but browsing and hanging out in their forums is time well spent. Just remember that a lot of their members are peddling things, too, and sometimes their comments are not entirely without self-interest.
Take you time here; get your feet wet. Don’t accept the answers you get without a grain of salt. Some of the members spend more time complaining about companies with which they have failed than they spend trying to actually improve their craft. Their posts are lots of bluster, overstated pseudo-facts, and a whole lot of ‘I failed with that company because of blah, blah, blah, or more accurately, “wah, wah, wah” the mean old market would not let me succeed.
Ask questions and think about the answers. Take your time and your mind will let the truth rise to the top.
New to Networking? Keep an Eye out for These Problems
Most networking or MLM companies have a business plan that recognizes that more than 99% will fail in this business. I cannot address why they continue to live with this in this limited space, but there it is. If you plan to succeed, you are going to have to go outside for resources.
You’ll need training. Square up with this concept and chew on it until you understand the truth of it. Going to a weekly rah rah meeting where your upline Diamond or whatever your company calls them spends three hours telling you how spiffy it is to be him is not my idea of training. None of that has anything to do with what you need to do.
You are going to need some actions to take, some daily routines in which to engage and some insight as to how to guage your progress.
Let’s sum it up. This will be your to do list before you do anything else.
- Decide what kind of lead generation system you are going to use
- Decide where you are going to do for your education on marketing
- Decide which company’s products and services you are going to use and represent
As for lead generation, I am going to suggest you check out MLSP’s Mastery program. It covers all the channels used to market on the Internet today including social media. You can go here and watch several free movies and get a chance to check out the extensive educational resources it offers, resources that have been proven to work.
For me, my education system is one and the same. As you can see from the screen below, the training is quite extensive.