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.