Be a Good MLM Sponsor: My Top 10 Tips

If you want to be a good MLM Sponsor, you are in the right place.

Today, I want so share some of my best pointers on what you can do to be a better sponsor, so you can get better results in your network marketing business, and help more people achieve success.

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 need some type of training system and lead generation system for your team.

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.

Be a good mlm sponsor3.  Introduce People to Your Upline

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.

Other posts you may enjoy:

  1. MLM Sponsoring Made Easy
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  3. What to Do if Your MLM Sponsor or Upline Quits
  4. How to Find and Pick a Good MLM Sponsor
  5. Top 5 Lessons I’ve Learned from My MLM Sponsor

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!

Work smart.

Don’t create more work for yourself than you need to.

7. Help People Set Goalsmlm sponsor

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.

Final Thoughts

MLM SponsorAs a sponsor, you have an obligation to help the people you bring into the business.

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.

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11 thoughts on “Be a Good MLM Sponsor: My Top 10 Tips

  1. This is a great post. Leading by example is so important because your downline whether you see them regularly or not will always do what you do. For my team, I used Constant Contact to produce a regular newsletter for my team and always found monthly incentives to motivate them as well.

  2. I agree that for a successful venture, you need to be generous and ready to invest a lot of resources to make sure your prospective team is not discouraged along the way. A lot of people lead theoretically, so I totally agree there should be a great example for them to follow. It is important to be there for them in the first three or so moths to enable quick picking of the business ethic and code. I love the thought of being accessible to the people you are bringing up. In this way, it will be very possible to identify with their challenges and also help them get up when they are stuck. I am now planning to be decisively proactive into developing team players rather than just getting people to fill my tap-root. Thanks for the insight. Notes taken.

  3. To be a good MLM Sponsor you have to invest some time and money helping your new team get started. You need a game plan for them to follow and you must work with them as much as possible in the first 90 days.

  4. Leading by example is the most important characteristic of a great sponsor, and it is what separates the great ones from the good ones. This includes consistent modelling of excellence in business practices and methodologies as well as supporting your down line. It also includes being a role model in your personal life as well, for as much as you may try to completely separate the two, they overlap. I’ve seen a number of people do a great job during working hours, but then dropping all professionalism publicly when work is done, for instance at the local bar. Like raising kids, it’s not “do as I say and not as I do.”

    • I agree, Amy. To be a good MLM sponsor you need to always lead by example. People will do what you do, not what you say.


    • Amy I totally agree with you that strong leaders are examples for their team. Carrying yourself with integrity in business and being someone who your team members can rely on will prove to be beneficial for your and your business. It makes people want to join you because they know you can be trusted. Plus, seeing you behave admirably and succeeding at what you do will inspire them to do the same in order to achieve the same results.

  5. Accessibility is key when you are an MLM sponsor. People need to be able to get into contact with you with little effort. You do not want to make people feel like they are a burden or that they are bothering you or interrupting you. Make it very clear to people when you are available and offer multiple methods (if possible) of reaching you (i.e. e-mail, cell phone). This way people have multiple modes to communicate with you and also you will be available for them when they need you.

    • I think this applies to network marketing and business in general. If you lead others (either as a boss or as a distributor) one of your primary jobs is to be accessible and help your followers. When people send you emails and give you a call, respond promptly. Never wait more than 24 hours to follow up. Otherwise, people will think you are rude or unprofessional. By all means, you shouldn’t be on the phone at 11 p.m. at night, but have a set time for people to contact you.


  6. If there’s anything I hate, it’s calling someone during their stated business hours only to be put on hold, or told they aren’t available. If would-be customers can’t rely on you to even be around when you say you will, fostering a solid relationship will be difficult or more likely impossible.

    • No one likes to be put on hold. I understand that people might be away from their phone for lunch, a meeting, bathroom break or appointment. That’s fine. Just make sure that you call people back in a reasonable amount of time. Don’t wait days to do it. Most people expect a call back within a few hours, at most one business day. The longer you wait, the worse off you will be.

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