You've heard about the big paydays and now you're on a mission to become network marketing's next big success story.
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The only problem is that you don't know where to begin. Common sense tells you that there must be a lot of network marketing opportunities out there. But finding them is a lot harder than you thought it would be.
The truth is that finding network marketing opportunities is easy. The real challenge is finding good network marketing opportunities. They are definitely out there – you just have to know where to look and how to evaluate them:
- Conduct your own research. Your search for a network marketing business begins with research. Before you make contact with distributors or recruiters, gather as much information as you can about the company and its products. An Internet search of MLM or network marketing businesses will turn up company websites and network marketing forums, but if you dig a little deeper you can find independent information sources.
- Talk to other network marketers. If you want the truth about a network marketing company, it would make sense to find it from the referrals of current distributors – the people who are actually in the trenches. While that's true, you have to be careful because most distributors are also recruiters who are financially motivated to convert relationships into company prospects.
- Attend events. Network marketing businesses love company rallies. These events generate passion for sales and give prospects a chance to learn what the organization is all about. If you attend an event, expect to hear tons of hype and marketing spin. But if it's a good network marketing business, you should also expect to hear about the product and new recruit training resources.
- Consider the products you buy. It's possible that you already buy products from a network marketing business. If so, you should consider the possibility of launching your network marketing career with that company. As a satisfied customer, you believe in the product and you have a ready-made recruiting shtick about how you made the leap from a customer to a distributor.
When you are on the hunt for a network marketing business opportunity, there is a simple rule of thumb to keep in mind: If it sounds too good to be true, it is. Instead of signing on with a less-than-stellar company, move on and look for better opportunities.