How to find the right Network Marketing company for you can be a daunting process but it’s an important and necessary step in starting your work at home business in Network Marketing. You may also want to check out the 5 Network Marketing Tips for Beginners.
While the success of your business begins and ends with you, it is vitally important to find the right Network Marketing company. It has to be the right fit for you, and for your family – I’ll elaborate more on that in a bit.
I’ve been working from home for making a full-time income for about a decade now. It was about nine years ago that I chose to be a work at home mom. I do a few different things, including network marketing. I can’t even count how many Network Marketing Professionals continually build a new team every few years. In other words, they grind and hustle every few years because they chose the wrong company, or didn’t agree with their upline, or they got burned out because of all the expectations placed on them, or whatever the reason may be. That’s no way to live.
Network marketing should give you freedom and if you do it right, the work you put in TODAY will pay you the rest of your life!
Choosing the right company is not easy and I get that. There are always so many flashy things in front of us, so it can be hard to find the right one…. but it IS possible.
So here’s a list of a few key aspects you can look for when you join to make sure you find the right Network Marketing company for you (and your family) and you make real growth towards your long-term future.
1. Have PASSION for what you’re going to sell
It doesn’t matter what the heck company you are with if you don’t have passion for the products. You passion for the products is what will get you through the tough times when things get challenging.. and trust me, things will get challenging.
Plus, your passion will naturally shine through as you share your product with prospects and it will do a great majority of the selling for you because people will sense that you are showing up and sharing your product to truly serve them, not just make a quick buck.
2. There must be a product/service you can sell to an actual customer
This is a point that many Network Marketing companies are fixing, but a lot are also lacking or dragging their feet in making right. Signing up a bunch of distributors is cool, but that is NOT sustainable. And no they are not customers if they sign up as a distributor. In other words, your company has to offer something of REAL VALUE to sell to people even if they don’t want to do the business. Without this, your company will fail (and will most likely get shutdown by the Federal Trade Commission).
3. The product must actually work and be unique
In marketing they call this your “Unique Selling Proposition” and it basically is the way in which your company or product is different from what else is out there. It is what sets you apart and is why people will want to get your product and not the product of a competitor.
For instance, one of the Network Marketing companies I am with sells a total body anti-aging product and it’s unique because it was first to the market, and it contains proprietary ingredients you just can’t get anywhere else. This product was one of the main reasons I joined. The company also is unique in it’s training and marketing.
4. Strong Leadership
The Network Marketing leaders you work with are very important. Without leadership, the company will have a weak support system. So here are some things to consider.
- Are the leaders doing daily or weekly calls for your team?
- Are they creating duplicatable trainings/systems for everyone to follow that actually work?
- Is your leader accessible? While your leader doesn’t need to answer every question for you because after all, it is YOUR business – a good leader will be there for the big questions and how to get started.
5. There must be incentive for people to sell to customers
This ties back into #2 but is not something everyone thinks about. If the company says they have a way to sell to customers, but in reality everyone is a distributor, that’s a red flag! There must be strong incentives to sell to customers.
As an example, the Network Marketing company I share all the time has a customer referral program. This company incentivizes customers to share with a small reward for doing so. How does your company make it easy to grow customers?
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6. It must be in alignment with your family values
This is such a crucial step to finding the right company and this is why I say it has to be right for you AND your family. There are way too many companies out there right now that expect us moms to hustle and be on way too many phone calls at all hours of the night. Listen, if that doesn’t set well with you and you’re not willing to give up your nights because that’s your sacred time with your babies, or your time to yourself to unwind, then don’t settle. Keep looking!
The Bottom Line
Here’s the thing, I settled when I first started in Network Marketing. I built this huge business with a generous income but I was broken inside. I was tired, I was drained. I was depleted spiritually because I rarely seemed to have the time for myself to really truly dig in and connect with God. Needless to say, I left that company after five long years. Now I’m with one of the most innovative, compassionate companies and working with leadership that is mind-blowing. I’m a Social Marketer with Modere and I’d love to tell you more about it.
But, just because a company is right for me, doesn’t mean it’s right for you. So sit down and really think about your family values. Discuss this with your spouse if you’re married. Determine what you will give up and what you won’t budge on. Contact me if you want to discuss or brainstorm, and be sure to join our newsletter for future support.