Why Network Marketing (MLM) Doesn’t Work For You

It is seriously irritating.  You see all of these successful people who do really well, often on a weekly basis, and you just cannot seem to sponsor consistently or build any kind of business.  In this article, I am going to give you some suggestions on what you might do differently in order to attract people into your business.  Perhaps some things you have not even considered.

Get a life

At one point, all I was doing is working hard at my business.  And as they say, all work and no play makes Johnny very dull.  Nobody wants to be around you if all you do is talk work.  All you know is work.  All you are is work.

Often the way to break this habit is to play golf, be in the moment at your children’s activities, travel, do something that adds to your subject matter rather than just work.  If you can talk to people about normal, common things, they will relate to you more.

Get more leads

The main reason most network marketers don’t sponsor is that they don’t have enough leads.  If you are still making a list, placing telephone calls, having meetings, etc., you need to worry less about sponsoring and worry more about finding new people to present your business opportunity to.

Reach beyond your warm market

If you aren’t getting enough new leads, perhaps it is time to reach beyond your warm market.  Often this means some sort of advertising.  Perhaps you can start by getting referrals from your warm market, but eventually you will run out… so time to start making new friends, handing out business cards, posting flyers, placing a classified ad, or some other way to reach people you do not know.

Put yourself in their shoes

Understanding your prospect begins with listening.  What do they really want and can your opportunity provide them with a solution?  How can it provide a solution?

Help others

This could mean many different things… But Zig Ziglar says you can have anything you want in life if you can help enough people get what they want.  So first: Do you have a struggling new distributor?  Help them sponsor their first person.  And their second.

Beyond this, you can help a neighbor or friend.  Be selfless.  Look for opportunities to be useful.  Don’t expect anything in return, just help.  Start or join a charity and end poverty.  Just do something to help others.

The result of helping will attract new friends, and in this business you cannot have too many.


Learn more about selling, sponsoring, accounting, self help, or any other subject that will help you personally or in your business life.  Spend a little time each week reading and learning.

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Other Ideas?

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