Today, I want to talk to you about how to support your spouse in their MLM Business. As a spouse, we should always try to encourage and uplift our significant other. We don’t always have to agree with what they are doing, but as long as it is legal, ethical, moral and important to them, we should at least be neutral.
After all, who wants to be married to a dream stealer? Who wants to be married to someone who tells them what they can and can’t do? Who wants to be married to someone who is constantly nagging them and trying to bring them down or control them? I know I wouldn’t want to be married to someone like that. Would you?
For the rest of this article, I want to share a few tips for spouses married to people who are involved in the MLM Industry. This advice will apply to both men and women alike. The purpose of sharing these tips is to create harmony in your marriage or relationship, so both partners are happy.
# 1 Attend an Event
One of the best things you could do is attend a company event with your spouse. Go to the annual company convention with them. Meet other people in the business. If that’s not possible, at least go to a local or regional event once or twice to learn more about the business. Trust me, your spouse will appreciate it. Plus, you will get an opportunity to meet other people involved in the business.
# 2 Learn What You Can About the Industry and Company
Take 10-20 hours and objectively study the industry and company. Talk to some successful people in the company and industry. Talk to some people who quit. Find out what you can about the company owners and leadership team. Read the good and bad, not just a few negative websites you find online. Find a few industry related books and educate yourself. The more you know the more informed you will be.
# 3 Use the Products
Do NOT be one of those spouses that refuses to use the products. After all, if your spouse owned any other type of business, you would use the products or services to be supportive. Don’t be so set in your ways that you aren’t willing to at least try out the products. You never know, you might actually enjoy the products.
# 4 Give You Spouse Time to Give it Their Best Shot
Don’t tell your spouse they only have one to three months to see if the business works. No business is built in a few months. At least give them two YEARS to give it their best shot and see if they can make it work.
# 5 Talk About Your Concerns
If you have concerns about the industry, the company, or the products, talk it over with your spouse. You might even want to share those concerns with another spouse in your upline. You might find they had similar concerns when they first got started in the business. You might even realize that your concerns aren’t that big of a deal after all.
# 6 Don’t Nag, Bitch or Complain
No one likes being around someone who is always nagging, bitching and complaining. I know I don’t. If you aren’t happy with the business, keep it yourself. At least be neutral. Thinking something is fine, but don’t constantly try to guilt trip your spouse or bring them down.
# 7 See Things from Their Perspective
Take some time and see things from your spouse’s perspective. It’s easy to only see things from our own perspective. Put yourself in their shoes. Find out why they want to build a successful business in the first place. Find out their dreams, hopes and goals.
# 8 Don’t Talk Negatively to Your Friends and Family About the Products, the Company or Your Spouse
Don’t make the common mistakes of bitching and complaining to your friends and family about your spouse or the business. This will create a negative force-field and your spouse will know it. It will also undermine them.
# 9 Give Your Spouse Referrals
If possible, give your spouse some referrals. Talk to a few of your friends and family about the products or services to see if they would be interested in becoming a customer. Hand out your spouse’s business cards whenever possible.
# 10 Find a Way to Work Together in the Business at Least Two Hours Per Week
If at all possible, find a way to work together in the business for a couple of hours each week. See if there is something you can do to help your spouse out with paperwork, organizing, preparing for a meeting, etc.
The bottom line is that we should all try to support our spouse in the business. Even if we aren’t excited about network marketing like they are, we shouldn’t become our spouses number one enemy. In the worst case scenario, you should at least be neutral and give your spouse a fair chance to succeed in the business.
What are your thoughts? What do you think a spouse should do to be supportive with the business? Leave a comment below to let me know what you think. I look forward to hearing from you.