In today’s post, I want to share my top 15 MLM Team Building Tips. These are some simple and practical tips you can implement in your business, if you want to build a large MLM Team.
To succeed in network marketing, you need DUPLICATION. No one builds a big and successful MLM Business all by themselves. Instead, success happens when a lot of people do a few key activities consistently, over a sustained period of time.
Top 15 MLM Team Building Tips for Network Marketers
After spending more than 17-years in this great industry, I have learned what works and what doesn’t work. What you will be below are my top 15 MLM Team Building Tips. My tips are listed in no particular order. Enjoy.
# 1: Lead by Example
Be the type of sponsor you wish you had and be the type of person you want to recruit. If you want to attract leaders, you must become a leader yourself.
Always lead by example. Work on your skills so you become a person of value. Do the things you want your team members to do. And, never expect your team to outwork you!
Ultimately, this is a leadership business. First you follow. Then you lead. Then you lead leaders.
# 2: Learn to Recruit
Every top leader I have personally met in our industry has personally recruited at least 100 to 500 people, if not more. While that number might sound huge at first, if you can recruit just one new person a week, you could recruit 100 people in less than two years.
If you want to build a big MLM team, you must recruit new distributors each month. Strive for minimum two to four personally enrolled new business builders each month. Do that every month and never stop.
New recruits will solve most of your business problems.
# 3: Help Your New Reps Get Started Right
Remember, new people don’t know what to do with the business. They are looking to you for guidance. It’s your job to help them get started right. Your job is to teach them the ropes and help them launch their business.
Help them sponsor their first 1-2 people and find 1-2 customers their first week in the business, so they can make some money right out the gate. From there, start tap-rooting and work with the people they sponsor.
# 4: Work in Depth
Always work in depth with the newest, most excited distributor at the deepest level in your organization. Build your business from the bottom up. Light a fire in the basement and watch the heat rise.
Identify serious people in depth and treat them as if you personally sponsored them. The deeper you work in your organization the more people you help.
# 5: Leverage the System
Plug people into the team’s system. The SYSTEM is the solution. Plug your new team members into the team’s Facebook group, meetings, webinars, calls, live events, etc. Let the system train your people for you. If everything depends on you and you alone, you will either max out or burn out.
# 6: Make 5-10 New Exposures Daily
This is a business of exposures. Share your products or business opportunity with minimum five to ten new prospects every single day, at least six days per week. Teach your team to do the same thing. The person who makes the most exposures is the person who builds the biggest team.
As you start to grow your team, help your team members make exposures to THEIR warm market.
# 7: Never Try to Manage People
Never go into management mode. EVER.
As you sponsor people, don’t make the common mistake of trying to get them to produce more. Instead, keep retailing, recruiting, talking to new people and work in depth.
Your job is to set the example, work with the willing, and never stop retailing and recruiting. Remember, you won’t hit the next rank with the same team. Keep building!
# 8: Provide Lots of Recognition
Babies cry for it and grown men die for it: RECOGNITION.
Find creative ways to recognize your team, even for the smallest of things. This doesn’t have to cost you a lot of money. Get creative.
Recognize people when they sponsor their first person, make their first sale, rank advance, have their first meeting, etc. Don’t just recognize people for the big things either. Recognize the things you want people to do more of, the income producing activities.
# 9: Have Contests
Contests can create a SURGE of excitement and growth in your business. I suggest you do a different contest every week.
It could be a retailing contest, recruiting contest, helping new team members contest, most exposures contest, or anything else. Always have contests where there can be more than one winner and always have contests for the top producer.
# 10: Create a Strong Team Culture
People might initially join for the money, but they stay (or leave) because of the team culture.
Create a strong team culture where people feel appreciated. Help people grow as people. Recognize people’s contributions to the team. Make people feel important.
Make people feel like they are part of a winning team and part of something much bigger than themselves.
# 11: Have Fun
No one joined network marketing to have another boss. Take your business seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously.
Treat everyone on your team like you would your best friend. Make people feel important. Inspire others and bring out the best in others. Laugh with your team. Spend time together. Teams that play together stay together.
# 12: Work with the Willing
You can’t make anyone successful in the business. Trust me, I’ve tried. Each person on your team is their own CEO and is responsible for their own success. Your job is to identify the people on your team who are hungry, coachable and willing to work. Those are the people you want to spend your time with.
This represents no more than 10 percent of your team, if that. Your job is to throw someone the ball. If they catch the ball, complete the task, and throw the ball back to you, keep working with them. On the other hand, if you give them assignment, or coach them on what to do, but they still won’t do it, go look for someone else to work with.
# 13: Manage Your Time Effectively
One of my best MLM Team Building Tips is to master your time management skills.
A mentor once told me that if you cannot figure out how to build your business part-time, you will never figure out how to do it full-time. I suggest you plan out your week each week.
Create a work schedule. Identify what tasks you will do at what times on each day. Stay focused on the income producing activities, and do not let the busy work take over your schedule.
# 14: Find and Develop Leaders
Your ultimate goal is to find and identify 2-5 leaders. That’s all you really need to make a LARGE six figure income in our industry. Most top earners make MOST of their income from just 2-3 people, even if they’ve sponsored hundreds themselves.
Look for prospects with leadership qualities. Watch your growing downline for current and potential leaders. Encourage personal development to everyone on your team so you have a culture where you DEVELOP leaders. Once again, network marketing is ultimately a leadership business.
Reps and customers come and go like the common cold, but leaders are what you are really looking for.
# 15: Always Take the Long-Term View
Businesses are built over a period of YEARS, not days, weeks or months. Every decision you make in your network marketing business should be based on the LONG-TERM BENEFIT to the team. Don’t let a quick dollar cause you to make the wrong decision.
There you have it folks. These are my top 15 MLM Team Building Tips. I hope you will evaluate yourself in each area and look for ways you can improve. Implementing these things in your business will definitely help you grow your team, make more money, rank advance, and get the results you desire.
What are your thoughts? What are your best MLM Team Building Tips? Leave a comment below to share your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you. Have a great day!