In this article, I gathered some tips on how to pick the right MLM sponsor for a particular company you’d like to join.
Although your sponsor is NOT the person responsible for your success, it’s important you choose a person that you can work with because believe me, if you clash with your upline, it’s going to be very difficult to move forward in the company you decide to join.
You see, a lot of people join the MLM industry not knowing anything about it.
They don’t know how to prospect, how to do a presentation, how to close a sale, or how to build their business online.
When you join an MLM and if you are coachable, a good sponsor can teach you all of these things but as I said before your success is not totally up to your sponsor.
MLM is a people business and it’s also about teaching, learning, and applying what you learn.
That way when you master any skill, you can apply it and also teach it to your team.
There are those who want to be handheld and want their sponsor to dedicate massive amounts of time with them, and that is counterproductive because when you sign up for an MLM or any type of home-based business you made to commitment to go into business for yourself.
Common Complaints People Make About Their MLM Sponsor
People will always complain about something when building their business, but the following things that I will mention below are actually duties of a sponsor
Sponsor goes M.I.A (missing in action)
Have you ever invested in a company, and as soon as your upline gets his or her commission, he or she just goes missing?
This person is completely unreachable, doesn’t answer calls or answer any questions,s and simply just disappears?
Believe it or not, things like this have happened, and it can frustrate a new networker so much that they quit.
Provides Zero Guidance
I know there are cases when your upline is probably new to Network Marketing themselves and maybe they have no clue as to what they are doing in the first place.
Believe me…I get that
But if a person joins an MLM they at least have the duty and responsibility to do these three things
They need to learn some skills and apply them, and if they recruit anyone they need to teach the skills they learn.
That’s just my point of view as a marketer
I’ve heard new sponsors say they don’t have the time, but there are many platforms where they can teach skills such as Facebook, Youtube, Blogging, Zoom, and many other platforms.
The internet gives you so many options to lead your team nowadays that there are simply no excuses not to be providing team training.
The Sponsor has Zero Internet Marketing Experience
Believe it or not, there are sponsors out there that have no clue how to get online traffic, build an email list, and follow up with that list to convert sales.
Let’s face it…
People HATE bugging and chasing their friends and family with MLM opportunities because their family knows their personal life, and if their family sees that they failed at anything before, there is that nonbelief factor, the negative comments, and that can affect people’s self-confidence.
It’s important that if you choose a Sponsor that AT LEAST knows how to market online or has some type of online presence.
You can reach a much larger audience online than face to face
. By all means, if you know how to do face-to-face or offline marketing, don’t stop.
Building your business online is simply another marketing strategy that you can use apart from direct offline marketing.
Reasons Why People Choose The Wrong MLM Sponsor
One of the reasons that people choose the wrong MLM sponsor is because they probably saw that their sponsor had a strong online presence and just randomly joined their company without having a conversation with this person.
In order to know if a person is a right fit for you, it’s crucial that you speak to the person that you are planning to work with.
You have to make sure this person is going to at least guide you, help you with a 90-day plan, know what your goals are, and answer your questions.
Another reason people pick the wrong sponsor is that they join a friend or a family member because they feel obligated to do so.
Choosing the right MLM sponsor is a very important decision and if you pick this person just to please a family member or friend, at least make sure that they know the necessary skills to help you succeed.
Bottom Line – Find An MLM Sponsor That Is RIGHT For You Long Term
Now, that I have gone over some factors on picking the right MLM sponsor, here are some questions you can ask yourself before you make that important choice.
- Write down a list of what exactly you are looking for in your sponsor
- Does your sponsor have a good reputation? Is this person loyal?
- Does your sponsor have MLM experience?
- Can this person teach you how to recruit and close sales?
- Will this person answer your calls or at least do a three-way call if you’re brand new
- Will this person sit down with you to help you with a 90-day plan?
- Does this person have internet marketing skills?
- Is this person actively building their business?
- Does this person provide value to the marketplace?
- Is this person a product of the product?
- If your sponsor doesn’t have much experience, is this person dedicated and passionate about his or her company, and is this person consistent?
Choosing the right Network Marketing Company to join is a very crucial decision since it’s the vehicle you will be using to create financial freedom in your life
With that said, in no way am I telling you that you will gain financial freedom with MLM. Just like ANY business model-it requires discipline, skill, and hard work.
People out there saying that Network Marketing is a scam is because they know nothing about it or tried doing it and didn’t take the time to learn the necessary skills in order to succeed.
Not everyone can be their own boss…sorry but true.
Picking the right MLM sponsor is just as important for all the reasons I mentioned above.
Now, if you are already in an MLM deal and you currently don’t get along with your upline (because that also happens) all I can tell you is to focus on why you joined your company in the first place.
What did you want to accomplish?
If you love your company but hate your sponsor and don’t want to make this person any money, that only affects you the most in the long run.
Focus on what you want and how you can help and inspire others and thank that sponsor for introducing you to the company that you love, because if you are still there….it’s for a reason.
Go back to that why.
Hopefully, these tips will help you find the right MLM sponsor if you are thinking about joining a Network Marketing Company.
If you have any tips on how to choose the right network marketing sponsor, please leave them in the comments below.
Quote: “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn
Thanks for reading!
Your partner in success,