MLM Sponsoring Secret #1: Attract The Right People To You
At least that’s what the article I read yesterday told me. The author started talking about approaching people in public, presenting to your family and friends, and calling leads from a purchased list.
If this is how he’s building his business then I can certainly understand why he believes MLM sponsoring is so hard.
Don’t get me wrong. You can build a huge business using these techniques. In fact, many gurus will tell you to forget about blogs and list-building when you first join your business, and focus exclusively on these kinds of MLM sponsoring methods.
And I guess there’s some wisdom to that. I can only speak from personal experience, though, and I’ve tried those techniques, and they just plain don’t work for me.
Yes, I’ve purchased scripts from the best in the business. I’ve rehearsed these scripts to where I can say them in my sleep.
If you’re like me, and these things don’t work for you, my next three blog posts share some MLM sponsoring secrets I’ve come across that actually do work for me. Maybe they’ll work for you, too.
MLM Sponsoring Tip #1: Attract the right kind of people
While this might sound obvious, so many network marketers are trying to attract everybody, which is a recipe for failure. Honestly, most people out there aren’t going to be a fit for your business.
Despite their moaning and complaining, most are quite comfortable working to make someone else rich.
Here’s an MLM sponsoring exercise for you to do:
Think about the kind of person who would be ideal in your business. The kind of person you would feel comfortable talking with, maybe even going to lunch with.
In short, somebody you’d be happy to call your friend.
Really think about this. What makes them laugh? What motivates them? What are their interests?
Make a list of qualities that the person you want to attract to your business should have.
Now, when you’re out in public and you get the chance to talk to somebody with MLM sponsoring in mind, take a look around. Does anybody around you look like the person you’d like to have in your downline?
If not, keep your mouth shut and don’t talk to anybody. If so, strike up a conversation with that person, feeling out the water.
Be careful here, though. Now is not the time to give a business presentation. What’s the right way to approach this person if you feel they might be a fit for your business?
Just ask them, “You seem really sharp. Do you keep your options open in terms of making money outside of what you’re now doing?”
This is, quite possibly, the perfect question to ask when you’re focusing on MLM sponsoring. Why?
Nobody wants to be perceived as close-minded. Most people like to think they’re open to just about anything.
If they really are the type of person you’re looking for, whatever you do, don’t get stuck presenting your business at this point. If they say, “Yes,” you need to say something like this:
“Cool. Look, I’ve got to run, but if I could get your phone number I can tell you more about it,” or, “Awesome. Hey, I’m running late, but here’s my card. If you’d like to know more about what I’m doing, give me a call.”
And please, don’t approach just anybody and start talking about your business. It creates an embarrassing, uncomfortable situation for your victim and for yourself. There are easier ways of MLM sponsoring.
So, how do you attract the right kind of people when you’re focused on MLM sponsoring? Just be yourself.
Being yourself means you don’t really care if somebody likes you or not; the right person will like you. They’ll like you because they understand and can relate to you.
People can sense a phoney a mile away, and if you’re trying to appeal to everybody, that’s exactly how you’ll be perceived.
Think about politicians. Can you really get any phonier than that?
Despite all the talk about being unique, there are people out there who are more like you than you could imagine. If you try to hide your uniqueness because you’re afraid people might be offended or not like you, you’re not letting those people who would naturally be attracted to you see how much like them you really are.
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