How long does it take to build a large MLM Team?
To answer that question, it depends upon your definition of large.
To be conservative, I’m going to assume that your definition of large is a six figure income.
For most people, that amount of money would be completely life changing.
It would allow them to quit their job, reclaim their life and live life on their own terms.
It would give them real FREEDOM.
In most network marketing companies, you will need a team of 5,000 distributors (including customers) to make a six figure annual income.
There are two reasons.
First off, not everyone on your team orders every month.
I wish they did, but they don’t.
In most companies, only 20 to 40 percent of your entire team will be “active” in any given month.
To put that in perspective, if you have 5,000 people on your team, that means that only 1,000 to 2,000 of those people will actually order in a given month.
Some of you might have a higher “active” rate than that, but it’s not all that common.
I have talked with hundreds of top earners in our industry and this seems to be the norm: 20 to 40 percent of their team is active (and normally about 30% is the average).
With most network marketing companies, you earn about 5 percent of the total volume in your team.
Keep in mind this varies from company to company, but not by a huge factor.
In most network marketing companies, you would need to do 200,000 points in volume in a given month, to earn $10k per month in commissions.
Building up a monthly volume of 200,000 points or more takes time.
If the average order per person is 100 points, you would need 2,000 people ORDERING the products in a given month to hit that number.
How long will it take to build a large MLM team of 5,000 people so you can have 1,000 to 2,000 people each placing an average 100 point order each month?
After studying many top earners in our industry, I think a conservative estimate would be 5 to 7 years.
Yep, some people do it faster than others.
Some people can build a team that big in just a few months.
But it sure and heck ain’t the norm.
After all, the average distributor in our industry only sponsors 2.2 people.
Most people never make any money, let alone making six figures.
It doesn’t mean the industry is bad.
It’s just a reality.
Hell, most realtors® never even sell one home.
Most insurance agents never sell one policy.
Sales can be tough.
Most people suck at it.
It’s the person who can master their skills, stay committed, and put in the work consistently over a period of years who will build a large MLM Team and earn a substantial residual income.
Most people aren’t willing to do those things.
Considering you are doing all of this part-time, I think it’s a pretty good deal.
I would say for someone inexperienced with network marketing, a five to seven-year time frame with ONE COMPANY, would be a realistic goal to aim for.
That would be a realistic time-frame, in my own opinion, to build a large MLM team.
I’m not guaranteeing this will happen to you.
DISCLAIMER: individual results will vary.
But, it’s possible.
Now, I know what some of you are thinking, or saying.
Chuck, I don’t want to wait five to seven years to build a large MLM team and make a six figure income.
That’s a long time.
I want and need money now.
My response to that saying is this:
“Name one business model that gives you the opportunity to earn a six figure residual income, working part-time, with such a small capital investment, with no need for employees, in as little as five to seven years.”
Is there anything else out there?
I’ve looked and I haven’t found it.
Five to seven years is nothing.
The time will go by anyway.
Ten years from now, you will look back and WISH you would have stuck with it and built it big.
So, that’s my answer to the question: “how long does it take to build a large MLM Team?”
It takes as long as it takes.
For most people, five to seven years is a realistic time-frame for success.
However, everyone is on a different journey.
Some will do it quicker.
Others will take longer.
Even if it takes you 20 years, I think it’s still worth it.
The quickest ways to shorten the amount of time it takes is to master your skills and find quality people.
If you’re like most people in the industry who have built a large MLM team (at least 5k people), you will need to personally sponsor 100 to 500 people to make this happen.
Some of you might do it with less people, but this seems to be the norm.
And out of those 100 to 500 people, just 1 or 2 of them will be responsible for 90% of your bonus check and team’s growth.
Remember, being a top 1 to 3 percent producer in ANY industry is reserved for, guess what, the top 1 to 3 percent.
What’s great about network marketing is that there is a level playing field.
No office politics.
No ass kissing.
It’s based on your performance AND your ability to find other people who can perform.
Put in the work.
Work through the numbers.
Stay the course.
And chances are, you will build a large MLM team yourself, and be on the beaches of the world living the dream lifestyle.
I hope you will make that decision and put in the work.
DISCLAIMER: Individual results will vary.