4 Questions to Ask Before Joining a Network Marketing Opportunity

So you’ve found a new network marketing opportunity.

You’re really excited about it, it has this great comp plan that blah, blah, blah…

The products are so revolutionary…yada, yada, yada…

This is a quick heads up, those things reeeeeeally don’t matter much at all.  It doesn’t matter how great or innovative the products are if the company is going to flop, it doesn’t matter what percent of the sale you get in the comp plan if you can’t make any sales.

Once you’ve identified a network marketing opportunity that looks like a good deal for you…you need to ask yourself these 4 questions before you hit the “Buy” button.

4 Questions When Choosing a Network Marketing Opportunity

1. Have I found the right mentor?

There are two things you need from your mentor, you need them to be able to provide you with actual actions you can take to move your business forward.  They are not your cheerleader, they are not your friend…their job is to give you some tough love when you need it, and to give you clear direction when you get stuck.  They aren’t going to do the work for you, but they should be able to give you an action plan to follow so you aren’t sitting there wondering how the heck you are supposed to market this thing.  The other thing you need is likeability.  If you just can’t stand the person, don’t join under them.  It seems strange, but having a good connection with your upline means you will work well together and it will make them far more likely to give you good help in your network marketing opportunity.

2. Are you Excited?

Sometimes you can logically see that a network marketing opportunity is a good option, but if your heart isn’t in it you wont stick it out through the more difficult first few months to become successful.  If you can’t get excited about it, you won’t be able to get anyone else very excited either!

3. Would a Loss Break the Bank?

Don’t go in planning to fail, but if you find a fledgling network marketing opportunity that you are just so excited about you HAVE to join, what will happen if the company shuts down.  Trust me, this has happened to me when I joined a FANTASTIC opportunity pre-launch.  I still love their idea, product, and mission…but hey, they don’t exist anymore…and neither does my 3 grand investment!

4. How are you going to market?

Don’t let an excited rep say “simple system” or “share with your friends and family” that is a recipe for failure.  Their “system” is usually talk to people and get them on a call, or drive traffic to a capture page.  You need to know HOW!  What people, where will they come from, what will you need to do??  This is where you can put your prospective mentor to the test.  Ask them what their action plan is if you join, EXACTLY how you will be marketing.  Again, they won’t do it for you…but they should have an easy plan that helps you hit the ground running.


If all four of these questions line up, and you’re still really excited about your network marketing opportunity GREAT!  Go get started and happy marketing!  If they didn’t you can have a look at the Facebook presentation for the network marketing company I recommend.


Leave A Reply (5 comments so far)

  1. Jacob
    2 years ago

    Having a good system that will teach the skills necessary is essential. Also enabling to capture leads. Education is key.

    • Niamh
      2 years ago

      I agree Jacob. Education is vital, and I do think systems are great. The important thing is having access to a good way to recruit!

  2. Kevin
    2 years ago

    Great post, Niamh! Love your advice about planning for the worst but hoping and working for the best!

  3. George
    2 years ago

    Great post, Niamh! Great advise, Many are selling great product they claim but after the purchase there is no one to contact for a question on the product. the product land on your computer with a little video instruction that cannot be seen and you are flooded with more sales pitch. What is the use having a Rolls Royce park in the driveway it you have no key to it.

    • Niamh
      2 years ago

      Thanks for the reply George!

      I have to admit, my BIGGEST pet peeve is buying from someone who then gives no support and only emails with further pitches.

      Internet marketers have something they call their “buyers” list, so when you buy something from them the send the hard sells to you because they know you are more likely then others to buy again. That may be statistically true…but if you ONLY send pitches your buyers change from loyal customers to unsubscribers!