What is a real time MLM lead?
I define it as someone who just requested more information about starting a network marketing business.
When I say recently, I mean within the past 24 hours or less.
More importantly the person must request information about network marketing, and even better, your specific company.
Just because someone fills out a form online about making money from home does not qualify them as a real-time MLM Lead.
The Problem with Most MLM Leads
There are several problems with most MLM Leads that you purchase online.
First and foremost, you don’t know anything about the leads.
You don’t know what form they filled out online.
Also, you don’t know how long ago they filled out the form.
You don’t know what type of business they were looking to start from home.
Also, you don’t know if they are looking to make money from home with a work from home job, or if they want their own network marketing business.
The bottom line is that most leads you buy online will not be interested in YOUR business opportunity.
So in most cases, you will be wasting money by buying MLM Leads online.
Where to Get Real Time MLM Leads
In my opinion, the only place to get real time MLM Leads is from your own website, blog or capture page.
When you generate your own leads, you know they are targeted.
You know the offer they responded to and you know when they responded.
As I see it, this is the best type of lead you can get.
If you purchase leads, you are only fooling yourself (and typically wasting your money).
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Why Do You Want Real Time MLM Leads?
Real time leads are good because they are fresh.
The longer you wait to follow up with a real time MLM lead, the less likely your chance of sponsoring them into your network marketing business.
For example, if someone requests more information at 2 p.m. today, you want to follow up with them within a couple hours, if possible.
Worst case scenario, you want to follow up with them within 24 hours.
But if you wait any longer than that, you won’t be very effective at sponsoring them.
That’s because most people who fill out forms online, or request more information about working from home, are probably filling out 10, 20 or 30 or more different forms.
They’re in their research mode.
And if they fill out that many forms they will either (1) find what they are looking for, or (2) get contacted by another webmaster first.
So, don’t let this happen to you.
Contact your leads immediately.
You should follow up with them immediately.
Preferably, you should give them a call.
That’s the best way to follow up with leads, because it’s personal and effective.
You can also use your auto-responder to send them emails automatically.
That’s what I do.
I call people, but my auto-responder automatically sends a follow-up message.
Whatever method you choose, just make sure you follow up with your leads promptly.
As I mentioned earlier, the longer you wait to contact them the worse results you will get.
What Should You Say to Your Real Time MLM Leads?
Never come across as pushy or desperate.
You want to use posture and act confident.
Position yourself as a leader.
The best thing to do is to ask questions.
This allows you to stay in control of the conversation.
Ask them questions such as:
- Have you ever worked from home before?
- What type of business are you looking for?
- Do you have experience in network marketing?
- What would be your ideal business?
- Are you looking for a work from home business or job?
- How much time a week do you have to grow a business?
- How much money are you looking to earn a month with your new business?
- What type of sales and marketing experience do you have?
***** This isn’t an all inclusive list, but it is a good starting point.
If they have questions for you, do your best to answer their questions honestly and objectively.
Don’t try to hype them up or mislead them in any way.
You don’t need to pressure, sell or convince anyone.
Your job is to sift and sort, not sell.
TIP: If someone tells you they aren’t interested in your business opportunity, you should do three things: (1) ask them for referrals, (2) ask them if you can add them to your contact list and follow up with them in three to six months (remember to build your list), and (3) see if they would be interested in becoming a customers.
It’s also important to remember that the purpose of your call with these real time MLM Leads is not to try and sponsor them right then and there.
Your purpose for calling your leads is to qualify them as a “good” prospect and set up a time to show them a complete business presentation.
That is how you will get the best results.
You also need to have realistic expectations.
You won’t sponsor every single real time MLM lead that you talk with.
In fact, you probably shouldn’t expect to sponsor more than 1-3% of these people.
But that’s okay.
If you are generating lots of leads, you can build a large downline, even with a 1% to 3% sponsoring rate.
Individual results will vary.
In conclusion, if you are involved with network marketing, you should have your own blog, website or capture page so you can generate your own real time MLM leads.
Yes, you can buy leads, but I think you will be much better off to learn how to generate your own leads instead.
Once you get leads, you should follow up with them as quickly as possible, preferably within 24 hours.
When you talk with them, act confident and don’t come across as desperate or pushy.
Get good at asking questions and do your best to qualify them as a good prospect and set up a time to show a complete presentation.
By following this simple advice, you will get better results in your network marketing business.
What are your thoughts?
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