What is the best time of day to work your MLM Business? The easiest and best answer might just be “any time you can!” After all, there is no “bad” time to work your business.
That being said, I do believe it’s important to create a work schedule and work your business every day, at least one to two hours per day, at least six days a week, especially if you have the desire to build a big business.
And when I say “work your business” I am referring to the money producing activities, which include showing the plan, prospecting, following up, finding customers and training your team.
All other activities are non-income producing and should be done AFTER you have finished your money producing activities, or during non-productive time.
The beauty of this business is that you can build it in 15 and 20 minute increments if you are focused and have a game plan.
Some people build their business during their lunch hour at their job. Others do it before work. Some folks work in the evening after their kids have gone to sleep for the night.
What works well for one person might not be the best fit for someone else. Just figure out what your schedule is each week and pick the time that best works for you.
That being said, I think the evening hours are the best time to work your MLM Business.
You have to realize that this is a people business and most of your prospects and team members have a day job. Most of them will be at work between the hours of 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
That means that you won’t be able to call them or show them the plan during business hours.
Typically, somewhere from 6:30 to 10:30 pm are the best hours to build your MLM business.
This ensures most of your prospects are home, have eaten dinner with their family, and are can be reached by phone or in person. This four hour block also allows you to work the different time zones effectively.
If you are truly serious about your business, I would tell you to block off time during your day to build your business.
Set aside 30 minutes a day during off hours to do your non-income producing activities such as watching videos, reading, learning about the products, talking to your upline, etc.
Once the peak hours hit, you need to get in “work mode.”
This is when you want to train your team, prospect people, call leads, follow up, show the plan, etc. This is when people are home and when you will be able to get in touch with them.
The bottom line is to work your network marketing business whenever you can, but try to have business hours set when most people will actually be home.
Set business hours and have the discipline to work your network marketing business every single day. No matter what, find some time to work your business during the “prime time” business hours.
Typically 6:30 to 10:30 pm is the best time to do that, so you can work the different time zones, and work smart.
What do you think is the best time of day to work 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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10 thoughts on “The Best Time of the Day to Work Your MLM Business”
Network Marketing is very similar to telemarketing. When I was involved in telemarketing, our best hours were between 5pm and 9pm because of the exact reason you described. The majority of people are home from work then. I will say that we always found that Saturday mornings was also a great time. It is a time when you will find many people who work during the week still at home. The majority do not leave the house until Saturday afternoon.
Very good post Chuck.
I never considered Saturday morning, but I could see how that would be a great fit.
I used to think that the ideal time to work my business was in the morning because it is when I am fresh in thinking and honestly because it is before my toddler is up and active for the day. However, I did run into some of the issues you mentioned such as not being able to reach people. I learned pretty quickly that an evening schedule works better. People are more available for meetings and to talk and so I simply use the morning hours to work on things such as updating contact lists and organizing.
Glad you got all that worked out Diamond.
I always felt the morning was too early and the evening too late so for me, the best hours always fell between 10am and 5pm. You made a lot of very good points and I will be coming back to this for reference as I continue building my knowledge and pushing forward. Most people don’t think about times or hours that are best.
We are one of only a few business models that has to tailor our business hours when people are not at work.
I agree with you Chuck, the evening hours are best for discussing and work on your MLM Business because at that time people are available at home so you can contact them or meet then and discuss about your product.
Thanks for the comment.
I had never thought of the possibility that there was a certain time of day to work my MLM business, but this post definitely has me convinced. Excellent advice and I will be sure to use it in the future; thanks for sharing!
Network marketing is unique in that you want to work the business when your prospects are not at work.