I often get emails from readers, asking me to comment on a new network marketing company. Should they become a distributor? If not, who should they enroll with? Unfortunately, there is not one simple ‘one size fits all’ answer. However, let me see if I can help just a bit…
How to Choose a Network Marketing Opportunity
1. Do you like the product or service yourself? Be completely honest with yourself. Would you buy it or use it, if there were no business opportunity attached to it?
2. Does the network marketing company have a good track record? Sure, you can go with a brand new company — just be sure that you are willing to lose your invested time and money if the company fails.
There are thousands of network marketing companies that you can choose to work with, many with plenty of money in the bank and solid reputations in the industry. Choose with your head and not your emotions, even if someone is tempting you with a ‘ground floor opportunity’.
3. Are you a naturally gifted salesperson? If yes, you will have a great advantage, from the start. If no, and you know this is a personal weakness, you do have options. Make sure that your potential company allows internet marketing and direct mail marketing methods for lead generation. Working your friends and family list alone will not create life-changing income.
If you find a sponsor who is obviously using internet methods effectively or post card marketing effectively (as in, that’s how they found you…) — this is a good sign. Ask them to show you how to apply the same marketing methods to your new business. (Know now that you will need to have a monthly advertising budget for implementation.)
Here’s a short list of some reputable network marketing companies to consider, in no particular order:
- PrePaid Legal Services
- Send Out Cards
- Mary Kay
- Pampered Chef
- Mona Vie
- Ambit Energy
- Nature’s Sunshine
- Tahitian Noni International
- World Ventures Travel
- Watkins Online
- Nu Skin
- Forevergreen (Frequensea)