If you’re involved with ACN as a distributor and you’re looking for information on how to build a large ACN downline, you are definitely in the right place.
What I want to do in the paragraphs below is share seven steps that will help you get the job done.
Let’s get started.
1. Make a Commitment: Without a doubt the first step to build a large ACN Downline is to make a commitment to do so.
Agree to commit AT LEAST three solid years to build your business where you will work on your business at lease one hour a day every day.
If you really want a large team with ACN you have to be willing to invest time, energy, and money for a few years.
Success will not happen by accident.
Also, there is a big difference between a goal and a dream.
A dream is something you think about.
A goal is a specific dream that is written down and given a deadline.
If you aren’t willing to commit a few years of hard, consistent work to build your ACN business, you are only kidding yourself.
No top earner with ACN stumbled into that position.
They were all very committed to their success, usually from day one.
Remember, most businesses take at least a year just to get profitable and to learn what you are doing.
Rome wasn’t built in a day.
No matter what you do, you won’t have a large team or make a lot of money in your first few months.
ACN is not a get rich quick type of business.
2. Pick One Lead Generation Strategy and Master It: In the beginning, your key to success in building a large ACN team is to learn how to sponsor other people.
You have to sponsor 50 to 100 people personally as quickly as possible so you can find several really serious people.
I’ve found that about one in thirty people are really serious, so you definitely need to work the numbers.
In order to do that, you need to learn how to generate leads!
Sure, you can start with your warm market, but after you go through that list you need a game-plan.
Don’t try to do a bunch of different things to generate leads.
You will only dilute your efforts if you do that. Instead, pick the one lead generation strategy that matches your personality and skill set and don’t deviate!
Become so good at that lead generation strategy that you are an expert at it.
Only then should you try out some other lead generation strategies.
3. Sift and Sort: Inexperienced ACN distributors pitch and sell their prospects, whereas top earners sift and sort through prospects.
This is a very valuable lesson.
It’s not your job to convince, pressure or persuade people to join your ACN downline.
Instead, you want to sift and sort through your prospects to find interested people.
If you are good at generating leads, you will have plenty of leads to sift and sort through.
And you will find people who are looking for what you have to offer.
4. Train Your Team: Attrition is a problem is most MLM Companies, including ACN.
This happens for a variety of reasons.
Most reasons are beyond your control.
Most people who join our industry shouldn’t own their own business to begin with.
However, you can improve your attrition by training your team.
You can do conference calls, create a training website, send out training emails, etc.
You want to teach your ACN team how to generate leads, how to sift and sort through prospects, how to find customers, how to sponsor and teach, and how to train their team.
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5. Plug Everyone Into Your System: This goes hand in hand with the previous tip.
Make sure that everyone you personally sponsor into your ACN business and everyone in your team is plugged in to your system.
In most cases, you will use your upline’s system.
If they don’t have one, you can keep looking upline for one or you can create your own system.
Your system provides training, focus, and motivation for your team.
Simply put, it is a standardized way to train your team and grow an ACN business.
Systems really are the key to success in business.
You have to remember that everyone likes to belong to something greater than themselves and everyone needs training and motivation.
Your system could be something as simple as a weekly training call, a weekly presentation call, and a training website with videos and helpful articles.
Always promote the system!
Try to get everyone plugged in!
Sure, some of your folks won’t want to use your system.
They will just do their own thing.
On a side note, you have to remember that most of the people on your team have never owned a business before.
Most of your team members know nothing about sales and marketing.
Therefore, you will probably need to guide (or tell) your new team members WHAT to do when they are just starting out.
Your system will help you do that.
6. Spend Most of Your Time Working in Depth: After you have 50 to 100 people personally sponsored, or you have three to five REALLY SERIOUS distributors, you should shift your efforts and focus 80% or more of your time working in depth.
Always work at the bottom most point of your ACN team.
Always work with the newest distributors.
That’s where all the excitement is.
Start working in depth and never stop!
Your goal is to develop (or find) leaders who follow your lead and run with it!
Personally, I would rather have six legs with 100 people in each leg, than 20 legs with 30 people in each leg.
Remember, width brings you profits, but depth in your ACN organization brings you long-term stability (and big money).
Additionally, it’s important to know that when you create a fire in the basement, everyone else above them gets excited.
If you can help the person 30 levels deep build a large team, that will automatically motivate the 29 people above them.
And that is what you want to happen.
7. Constantly Improve Your Own Skills: My final tip for building a large ACN downline is to constantly improve your own skills.
Each month, make it a point to read a few self-help and business books.
Attend two to four seminars per year.
Listen to one audio training program a week.
Always strive to improve.
Study materials about sales, marketing, business, conflict resolution, recruiting, people skills and other topics.
The more you grow as a person, the more your business will grow.
My best advice is to develop a game plan, take massive action, and learn from your mistakes.
Be persistent and consistent.
Try and keep things simple.
You need to get good at sponsoring and teaching.
You don’t need to become a superstar recruiter, because people will drop out as quickly as you sponsor them (if you don’t spend time helping them).
Instead, you want to sponsor a few serious people and start working in depth right away.
Keep in mind that it will probably take you three to five years to build a six figure income with ACN.
On a side note, I would love to hear from you.
What are your recommended tips for building an ACN downline?
What have you done to achieve success?
Leave a comment below to share your thoughts.
Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with ACN. ACN is a registered trademark.