If you want to succeed with ACN, you need a good ACN sponsor.
In my opinion, choosing the right sponsor is the single most important decision you can make in your new business.
In the paragraphs below, I want to share some of my best tips on how to find a good ACN sponsor.
These are questions you should ask your potential sponsor before you join their ACN team.
Let’s get started:
1. How long have you been with the company?
Ideally, you want to find a sponsor who has been with the company at least two years.
It’s not mandatory, but you want to find someone with experience, who is serious about the company.
Since most people quit within 90 days of joining, anyone who has stuck around for any period of time is at least fairly serious.
On a side note, this does not mean that someone with less time than this would not be a good ACN sponsor.
There are exceptions to every rule.
I just think partnering up with someone with some experience is a smart move.
2. How long have you been involved in the network marketing industry?
This is another important question to ask your potential ACN sponsor.
You want to find someone who has been involved in the industry for at least three to five years, and preferably five to ten years.
The longer the better.
This lets you know they are serious and committed to the industry.
You don’t want some wishy-washy sponsor who is just getting started in the industry and isn’t committed to it.
This is quite perhaps the most important question you can ask your potential sponsor.
Find out how your sponsor builds their business.
The truth is, there are many different ways to build your business.
Do they use online or offline methods or a combination of both?
How do they meet prospects, show the presentation, sponsor folks, and build a team?
Find out how much time they invest each week in their ACN business and which methods they use to grow their business.
You want to make sure they can show you how to succeed with ACN using methods you are comfortable with.
4. What type of training systems do you have in place?
Find out what type of training they have in place for their team.
Do they do weekly calls? Do they host webinars?
And do they do local meetings and events?
Do they send email training?
Do they have ACN training websites you can access to learn the ropes?
Check out these resources before you join their team.
5. What type of lead generation and prospecting systems do you have in place?
This is another important question to ask.
If the person tells you the only way to build your business is with your warm market, find someone else to work with.
Ideally, you want someone with experience on generating leads and prospects for their business.
The more methods they use and know the better off you will be.
6. Will you help me succeed?
This is another million dollar question.
Find out how your ACN sponsor will help you.
Will they help you sponsor your first couple people?
And, will they be available to answer your calls and respond to your emails in a reasonable amount of time?
Will they provide help?
Also, will they do three-way calls with your prospects?
Will they do a couple in-home meetings with you?
Or, will they simply sponsor you and forget about you.
7. How many other folks have you helped succeed?
Ideally, you want to partner up with someone who is a leader and has helped several (or many) others grow a profitable ACN business.
They don’t have to be the top earner or be the top recruiter in the company.
But, they should have some proof that they know how to help others succeed.
They should have more knowledge and more experience than you do with building a successful ACN business.
8. How much money have you made with ACN?
This can be a controversial question.
Use it cautiously.
I suggest this question because most successful distributors will gladly tell you their income with ACN.
Just keep in mind that they are going to tell you gross income, not net income.
And there is a big difference between the two.
Additionally, some people won’t want to share this information and that is okay.
A better question would simply be to ask them what “rank” they are with the company.
9. What type of relationship do you have with your upline?
This is another great question to ask your potential ACN Sponsor.
You want someone who is “plugged in” to their upline and part of someone else’s team, too.
The more people your sponsor is connected with, the better off you will be.
If you ask all of the questions I shared with you above, you will find a good ACN sponsor.
In my opinion, that’s more than half the battle.
I also think it’s a good idea to talk with 3-4 potential sponsors and pick the one you are most comfortable working with.
If you only talk with one person, you won’t know if they are the “best” potential sponsor.
I believe that the sponsor you choose is more important than the company you join.
You want a sponsor with proven experience, good lead generation and marketing systems in place, and a willingness to help you and your team get started the right way.
Of course, it’s important to know that you still have to do the work.
Just because you have a successful ACN sponsor doesn’t mean you can sign up and magically have a team of distributors built for you.
Additionally, you can build a successful team without a good sponsor.
Ultimately, YOU are responsible for YOUR success.
If you have any additional tips on how to find a good ACN sponsor, I would love to hear from you.
Please share your tips and wisdom by leaving a comment to this post.
Disclaimer: ACN is a registered trademark. I am in no way affiliated with the company. All views in this article are my own opinion. Individual results will vary.