Three Things to Get From Your MLM Recruits Before You Sponsor Them Into Your MLM Team

I think there are three things you should get from your MLM Recruits before you sponsor them into your MLM Team.  You see, if you are truly serious about your network marketing business you don’t want to waste your time working with people who aren’t serious.  Sure, you never really know who will build the business and who won’t, but you can improve your odds by having some type of selection process before you sponsor someone.

In the paragraphs below, I’m going to share three things you should get from your new recruits before you even consider signing them up into the business.

The first thing you want to get is a MINIMUM 24-month commitment from your prospect.  You are not looking to sponsor people who are going to dabble or “test the waters” for 90 days and see how it goes.  No successful, sustainable business is built in less than a couple years. You want to work with someone who will make a commitment to stick around long enough to see some success.  If your prospect won’t make a 24-month commitment, the best thing you can do is sign them up as a customer or wholesale buyer, and move on to find someone who will make a commitment.  If you choose to spend much time helping someone who isn’t committed, you will end up disappointed when they quit in a few months.

The next thing you want from your prospect is for them to come up with a WRITTEN business and marketing plan for their business.  All businesses need a business plan, even network marketers.  If they’ve never owned a business before you might have to help them create the plan. That’s okay.  Their business/marketing plan should identify their short-term and long-term goals, their unique selling proposition, their business building strategy, their marketing plan and their daily action plan.  You want your prospect to complete this plan within 24-48 hours of signing up into the business.

The third and final thing you want from your prospect is for them to set aside at least one hour a day to build their business (minimum six days a week).  Everyone has at least one hour a day to build a business, if building a business is important to them.  Two hours is even better, but one hour per day is the bare bones minimum.  You want them to schedule time to work their business in their day planner and tell you what time of the day they will work their business each day.  No, you’re not their boss.  But if someone isn’t willing to commit at least an hour a day to their network marketing business, they will never build a successful business.

To some of you, these three things might sound extreme.  Maybe it is extreme.  But the truth is, your time is valuable.  You don’t want to waste your time working with people who aren’t committed and aren’t willing to do the work.  If people aren’t willing to do the three things mentioned above, you should only sponsor them as a wholesale distributor or customer, and then keep looking for serious people.

The truth is you only need a few committed people to build a large network marketing organization.  It makes more sense to sponsor three to five people who do the things I mentioned above than it is to sponsor 100 people who aren’t committed to building a business.

What are your thoughts?  What do you look for in your prospects?  How do you know when you’ve sponsored someone serious?  Leave a comment below to share your thoughts.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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10 thoughts on “Three Things to Get From Your MLM Recruits Before You Sponsor Them Into Your MLM Team

  1. Another great thing that I know Amway, along with many other MLM companies suggest is to have prospects make a list of their warm market. These are friends and family. As a sponsor, you can help them contact these people in a way that is not high pressure, but just explaining their new business, and possibly even offering them some free samples of products.

    The warm market technique helps prospects learn how to talk with people without being over-bearing. It can also take fear away if their sponsor is right there helping.

    • Working your warm market is a great way to get started.

  2. I don’t think any of these sound extreme either. They may sound extreme to someone who isn’t ready to be fully committed. I think that if you are going to spend YOUR time investing in and helping someone else, they should be 100 % committed to doing it and ready and willing to invest their time as well.

  3. Wow, I never would have thought to get them to commit to 24 months. That seems like such a long time and I think the idea of that might scare some people off. But when I think about it, it really took about 24 months before I started to create a business that was truly thriving. So I guess the kind of people who won’t commit to 24 months or are scared off by the idea of staying that long are not the type of people you want to invest your time in anyway.

    • I’ve never built a successful business of any kind in less than 24 months.

    • Yes, 24 months is a realistic commitment. If a person can stick around for that long, they should be making decent money, and it will give them the opportunity to learn the things they need to in running a network marketing business. Most traditional businesses do no realize a true profit in 2 years. They usually have to put it all back into the business to keep it running. It is quite fair to ask for 2 years. It really isn’t that long in the scope of business.

      • I agree. Most businesses take a few years to get up and running right.

  4. I don’t see these as extreme at all. they make good sense.

    I really like the part of having them commit to 2 years. Most traditional businesses don’t make a profit in 2 years. If a sponsor explains this properly to a prospect, they will agree to a 2 year commitment.

    Having them draw up a business plan is also quite wise, and will provide the prospect with general guidelines to follow in growing their MLM business.

    1 hour a day seems so easy, personally, I would say at least 2 hours.

    No these are not extreme at all Chuck.

    • I’m glad you think these things make sense, Greg. That make sense to me, but many folks consider it extreme.

      • It just amazes me that anyone would consider these extreme. If a person really considers what it takes to start a traditional business, there is nothing extreme about any of these. First, you do not need to invest a lot of money as you would have to for a traditional business. Second, with anything you do in life, it all goes much easier if you have a plan. Third, to be successful at anything, you need a time commitment. Is 2 years really too much? And last, 1 hour a day?? In what traditional business can a person do that?

        I just do not understand people’s thinking process at times. Network marketing is not a slot machine, and believe it or not, you have to do all these things to gamble too.

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