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.