If you want to be a good MLM Sponsor, you are in the right place.
Let’s get started.
1. Lead by Example
The best thing you can do to be a good MLM sponsor is to lead by example at all times.
After all, people will do what you do, not what you say.
That means you should be on auto-ship, you should attend ALL meetings, conferences, and training calls.
And you should be actively sponsoring new distributors, finding customers and building your team.
If in doubt, always ask yourself this question: “Would I want to sponsor someone into my business just like me?”
You see, the speed of the leader is the speed of the team.
Set the pace for your group.
Put on your afterburners and stay in front.
Some people might get left behind, but you will also inspire a lot of people on your team to do great things with their own business.
The bottom line is you shouldn’t ask someone to do something that you aren’t willing to do yourself.
2. Have a System Others Can Use
To succeed in any business, you need a system.
You can use your upline’s system or create your own system.
When people join your team, you can show them how your system can help them build their business.
You should also be knowledgeable in other lead generation techniques, in case someone you sponsor doesn’t want to use your system.
For most distributors, their system is making a list of names, contacting your warm market and prospecting strangers.
That is pretty basic and pretty simple.
I have no desire to do that myself, but I know it works for a lot of people.
Whenever possible, you want to introduce everyone on your team to your successful upline distributor, as quickly as possible.
You want to edify your upline and they will do the same for you.
This gives you credibility and also frees up some of your time while your upline works with your potential superstars.
Let’s face it; you will sponsor a few people with great potential.
The quicker you get these folks plugged in to your upline the better off you will be.
You will also have team members that you have a personality conflict with or can’t get along with.
These folks should also be plugged in to your upline.
4. Work in Depth
From day one, start working in depth.
This really helps your new distributor, because you are essentially helping them build a team.
Light a fire in the basement and everyone stays excited.
Plus, if your new distributor quits, you still have something to show for it.
Remember, width brings profitability and depth brings long-term security.
As soon as you sponsor someone, try and help them get a few people sponsored.
Once you do that, start working with those new people.
Keep repeating this over and over in depth and always work at the bottom most point of your organization.
When you find someone good on level 20 it automatically motivates levels one through nineteen.
Build a tap-root leg if possible.
5. Do a Weekly Training and Motivational Call for Your Group
Even if you have a small group, you need to be a leader and conduct a weekly training call for your team.
You can do this through Google Hangouts, SKYPE, or a free conference calling service.
Set a time on the same day and time each week and do the call.
Even if only 1-2 people call in, that’s fine.
This will help keep your group motivated and it will allow you to keep in touch with your team on a regular basis.
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6. Leverage Technology
Technology is your friend.
Consider setting up an auto-responder email training series for your team or create a password protected training site for your team.
This is very important.
Technology frees up your time and lets you work smart.
When you have these systems in place, you will separate yourself from 99% of the people in the industry, too.
Remember this, you didn’t get involved in network marketing to create yourself a second full time job!
Don’t create more work for yourself than you need to.
One of the best things you can do when someone joins your team is to help them set goals for their business.
Find out what they want to accomplish in the business and show them how to reach their goals.
Never force your personal goals on someone else.
Some folks want the big bucks and others just want to learn how to get their products free each month.
Teach people to write down their goals, and then help them create an action plan to reach their goals.
8. Get People Using the Products
You want to get as many people as you can on auto-ship as quickly as possible.
Yes, this helps you, but it also helps your new distributors.
Let’s face it, you get paid to create volume.
So does your team.
If no one is using the products, no one gets paid!
Plus, when you get people using the products, they build their story, and they build their belief in the company and its product line.
9. Be Accessible
Have office hours when people can call you.
When someone calls you or emails you, follow up with them promptly.
Don’t waste people’s time or leave them hanging.
Be prompt and courteous and always follow up with people who contact you.
The true sign of a good leader is that they are accessible.
10. Get People to Events
Whenever possible, get your team to attend the local and national events.
Do the same thing yourself.
There’s something powerful about a large group of people getting together, all with the same goal.
Attend all functions and do what you can to get your team to go to the functions.
This will help build their belief and improve retention in your group.
The people who attend events today will be your future leaders and producers.
You should do whatever you can to help them succeed.
In essence, you work for them, not the other way around.
That being said, most people you sponsor won’t communicate with you frequently or even do what you suggest.
Your goal is to identify the serious people and work with them.
By all means, support and encourage everyone, but don’t waste your valuable time one-on-one time with non-performers.
By following the advice in this article, you will know what you need to do to be a good MLM Sponsor.
What are your thoughts?
Do us a favor and tell us what you think a good MLM sponsor should do!
I look forward to hearing from you.