Daily Routine for MLM Reps: Work Smart and Be Productive

Today, I want to provide some tips for success to create a winning daily routine for MLM reps. I’ve found that our daily habits will ultimately determine our success (or failure) in life and in business.

Show me someone who is successful and I will show you someone with great habits.

On the other hand, show me someone who is a failure and I will show you someone with bad habits.

In addition to having great habits, you must learn how to manage your time effectively. This is a big struggle for most network marketers since most distributors have a day job, family commitments, and other responsibilities. By the time they get home after a long day at work, they simply don’t have the time or energy to build their network marketing business. That’s what they think anyway!

The truth is, you can build a successful network marketing business working just one hour per day, but you need to work smart, have a game-plan, be consistent, and be very disciplined with your time. Trust me, you can find one hour per day, if you really want to. It might not be easy to do, but it is possible.

My goal today is to help you succeed in your MLM business. I want to provide an example daily routine for MLM reps, based upon their commitment level and goals for their business. Feel free to use these as is, or modify them as needed. In addition, I’m also going to share my own daily routine with you.

The first daily routine I am going to share with you is for someone who wants to create a six figure income in their first one to two years in the business. This is for the “all in” person who is working their business at least 4 to 8 hours per day. It is definitely not for the part-timer or hobbyist.

daily routine for mlm reps

 Routine for the 1 Percenters

  1. Set aside minimum four hours per day to build your network marketing business
  2. Talk to 30 to 50 new prospects per day during those four hours to pique their interest and invite them to a presentation (you’ll have to contact at least 100 people to talk with 30 to 50 people)
  3. Follow-up with interested contacts from the previous day
  4. Train and help your new team members
  5. Rinse and repeat five days per week

This plan sounds easy to do, but very few people will commit to contacting this many new prospects every single day. The reason this plan works so well is because you are EXPOSING the business and products to LOTS of people in a compressed amount of time. It’s all about massive action and massive exposures.

If you were to follow this plan for one year you would talk to more than 8,000 prospects yourself (assuming you took weekends off). Imagine how many customers and distributors you would find? Even if you sponsored just one in 50 people you talked to, you would personally sponsor around 160 people in one year.

Once again, this daily routine is extreme. It will turn most people off. It’s not for the part-timer or for someone who is dabbling with the business. If you only get one takeaway from this example daily routine for MLM reps, remember that this is a business of exposures.

The more exposures you make the more people you will recruit and the money you will make. PERIOD.

Routine for the 20 Percenters

The next daily routine for MLM Reps that I want to share with you is for someone who wants to create a $3,000 to $5,000 monthly income within a few years of getting started, and is willing to work consistently for a few years to get to that point. This person is committed, but they don’t want to contact 30 to 50 people a day.

Maybe they want to, but they don’t have the time or discipline to do it. This person has a day job, and is busy like most other people, but is willing to set aside one to two hours per day to grow their network marketing business, at least five days per week.

  1. Set aside minimum one hour per day to build your network marketing business
  2. Talk with five prospects per day (you will probably need to contact 10-20 people to talk with 5)
  3. Follow-up with your leads from the previous day
  4. Train and help new team members
  5. Rinse and repeat five days a week

If you were to follow this action plan for a year, you would talk to approximately 1,300 people (assuming you took weekends off). If you sponsored just one in fifty people who you talked to, you would sponsor around 26 people.

You would definitely see some nice growth in your business, even working your business on a part-time basis. There is no doubt in my mind that you could do these five steps in about one to two hours per day.

success and failure are the result of our habits

Example Daily Routine for MLM Reps Anyone Can Follow

This example daily routine for MLM Reps is designed for the part-timer who is looking to create a $300 to $500 per month residual income, within a 12-month period of time.

  1. Set aside minimum thirty to sixty minutes per day to build your network marketing business
  2. Talk with two prospects per day, five days a week (you’ll have to contact 5 to 10 people to talk with 2)
  3. Follow up with your leads from the previous day
  4. Train and help new team members
  5. Rinse and repeat five days a week

By following this daily routine for MLM Reps you would talk to approximately 500 prospects in one year (assuming you took the weekends off). If you closed one in fifty people you would sponsor approximately 10 people personally per year.

It won’t create huge momentum in your business, but you will definitely see your business grow a little bit each month by following these steps consistently. You could easily do this in thirty to sixty minutes per day.

Additional Example Routines

Here are some additional example daily routines for MLM Reps, just to give you some ideas.

Daily Routine # 1 for Your MLM Business

  • Call three prospects on the phone (20 minutes)
  • Training call with new team member (15 minutes)
  • Follow-up with one customer (10 minutes)
  • Prospect two people about the business (10 minutes)
  • Schedule one presentation for a future date (5 minutes)
  • Read a book about network marketing or small business (15 minutes)

Daily Routine # 2 for Your MLM Business

  • Find one new way to advertise your business (10 minutes)
  • Show the presentation to one person (30 minutes)
  • Educate yourself about one of your company’s products (10 minutes)
  • Follow up with your new leads (10 minutes)
  • Do an in-home party plan or schedule one (10 mins to one hour)
  • Contact three successful entrepreneurs about the business (15 minutes)
  • Read for 15 minutes (15 minutes)

Daily Routine # 3 for Your MLM Business

  • Follow-up with five people you prospected several months ago (20 minutes)
  • Write a thank you card to one of your team members (5 minutes)
  • Generate two good leads online (15 minutes)
  • Mail 5 postcards (10 minutes)
  • Listen to a company call (20 to 60 minutes)

My Favorite Routine for MLM Reps

I learned about this concept from Robert Blackman. I wish I had thought of it myself, but I didn’t.

  • Call 10 people
  • Send 10 postcards
  • Send 10 emails

This is where you call 10 of your leads about what you have to offer. Then you send them an email and then you mail them a postcard. I believe you could do this in one hour per day if you were organized. If you did it consistently for a year you would make great progress in your business.

Remember this: every part of your daily routine should be focused around finding prospects, showing the plan, following up with people, getting customers and training your team.

Those are the only money producing activities in your business. Everything else you do is busy work.

None of these daily routines are rocket science or hard to do, but hopefully they will get your creative juices flowing so you can come up with something that works for you.

My Daily Routine for My MLM Business

In this next section, I want to share my daily routine I use to build my MLM Business in 2022. Once again, this is just what works for me.

I wake up around 9:30 each morning. I spent many years in the Army waking up before the sun comes up and I have NO desire to EVER do that again! I’m naturally a night owl, not an early riser.

My wife, Rachel and I don’t use an alarm clock and haven’t done so in years. We just wake up when our bodies tell us to wake up. For whatever it’s worth, she likes to sleep in as well (I ruined her)!

After I take my shower, I fire up the coffee pot with my favorite coffee. While that’s brewing I mix up my meal replacement shake. As I drink my coffee and meal replacement shake, I review my daily checklist to see what I need to get done for the day. My checklist is pretty much the same every day, Monday through Friday. Here it is:


_____ Mail 5-10 postcards and 1 handwritten note

_____ Send 10-20 connection requests on LinkedIn

_____ Update my team Facebook group

_____ Recognize 3 people in my Facebook Group

_____ Respond to emails and questions

_____ Create one piece of content (blog post, article, video, or podcast)

_____ Monitor paid ads

_____ Send welcome emails to new team members

_____ Follow up with prospects in my pipeline

_____ Team webinar every Tuesday night


_____ Quality time with wife

_____ Exercise for 20-30 minutes

_____ Personal development for 20-30 minutes

This normally takes me about three to four hours to do all of these tasks (excluding the reading and exercise). Sometimes I do more than this, but this is what I do on a daily basis 95% of the time, Monday through Friday.

I space these tasks out and watch a little bit of television in between. Around lunch time, I take an hour or so to eat and relax. I like to sit out by the pool on the wicker furniture and enjoy the sunshine (we live in Florida).

I normally go to our local deli to get lunch or cook up something. I like to take a nap around 3 o’clock in the afternoon. It recharges me.

My afternoons are free to go for a walk, watch a movie, visit a local thrift store with my wife, go to a friend’s house, go shopping, fishing, or do whatever else I feel like doing.

I try to make myself leave the house every day for at least an hour or two, just to socialize and be around other people.

In the evening we normally watch our favorite television shows, talk, play a board game or do something fun. We definitely like to chill.

Around 9-10 p.m. I go back into my home office and spend a few hours online. I surf Facebook, watch some funny YouTube videos, check my email, and read some of my favorite blogs.

I typically go to bed around midnight, sometimes later, and then read for 20-minutes before I go to sleep.

That’s my day in a nutshell. It’s not sexy to most people. But, I own my life and do what I want. I love it. No commute. No boss. I call my own shots and work in my pajamas most days. FREEDOM.

I typically take the weekends off. I maintain this schedule pretty much 5 days a week and love it. If I want to take a day, or a week off, I can. I just love what I do and don’t feel like I need a break.

good habits lead to success

Putting It All Together

What does all of this mean? What it means to me is that everyone needs a daily routine to follow, and they must have the discipline to follow it day in and day out. You do not need to copy the example daily routines I have provided in this post, but you do need to develop your own daily mode of operations that is productive and lets you work smart.

I learned in the Army a long time ago that failing to plan is planning to fail. Just developing a game-plan that makes sense to you is nearly half the battle. The other half is EXECUTING your plan consistently, which is obviously the most important step.

Final Thoughts

In summary, I hope you have enjoyed my example daily routines for MLM Reps. I hope you will take the time to create a routine that works for you, and then have the discipline to follow it every day, no matter what. No excuses.

What are your thoughts? What do you think about my daily routine for MLM Reps? What is your daily mode of operations for your network marketing business? Leave a comment below to share your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you. Have a great day.

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Chuck Holmes
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11 thoughts on “Daily Routine for MLM Reps: Work Smart and Be Productive”

  1. HI Chuck
    I have to say, my first time ever comenting on someone’s blog. I am so thankful I found you, this is the best description I have ever seen about an MLM daily routine. It is so real. I have tried everything in over 20 years and nothing. I want to thank you for sharing.


    1. Sorry to hear you haven’t had much success in network marketing. Hopefully, that will change soon. I do believe success starts by having a few daily disciplines. Like any other business, you need to set some goals and develop a work schedule for your network marketing business. As you do that day in and day out you will start to develop your skills, which will help a lot. Start out with 3-5 basic tasks for your daily routine and let it evolve from there. By the time you’ve been following it daily for 90 days straight, you will have a much better idea of what tweaks or improvements you need to make.

  2. I love your articles! They’re very on point. Just what I need, I Just started my Herbalife business. I do have a question regarding the daily routine for 1-3% where it says to contact 30-50 new prospects every day. Where do you get these 30 to 50 prospects?

    1. There are many places and ways to get leads. You could:

      Buy leads
      Do paid advertising
      Ask for referrals
      Wear your button
      Prospect people using the three foot rule
      Leverage Facebook or Linkedin

      I have another post on this blog that should give you some good ideas on lead generation.

      Good luck with your Herbalife business.

  3. I have a written daily action plan for my business that I try to carry out each day. I have dedicated hours to various tasks within my plan which includes talking to prospects, following up with some people via email, training my people by talking to them about products and plans and some hours I spend for other activities such as advertising, reading, blogging etc. This is working well for me and every now and then I make alterations in the plan accordingly.

    1. No matter what type of business, a plan is one of the most important parts to having success. If we make a plan and follow it consistently, we should see results. There may be times we need to make slight adjustments, and when we do, I suggest making one change at a time. By doing this, you can see the results. If we make multiple changes all at once, we cannot see what is working and what isn’t. It doesn’t matter if your business is traditional, or MLM, you need to have a business plan.

  4. You are correct. I know from experience that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. The plans you put here seem quite reasonable. Putting the numbers gives us a good idea on what can be achieved through following these simple plans. I do believe you also have to put it in writing and somewhere where you will see it daily. If not, you will not follow the plan.

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