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Seven Tips to Help You Choose the Right Network Marketing Company

Aug 20, 2008
Direct Selling opportunities are everywhere these days. With all the options out there, it can be overwhelming to decide which MLM would be a worthy investment of your time, talent and credibility.

Here are some good guidelines to keep in mind as you seek out the perfect work-at-home opportunity for you:

1. Look at the Products

Don't commit yourself to selling a product that is shoddy or not likely to be used. Look for product lines that are high quality, innovative, and, if at all possible, consumable. That means that you will receive residual income from repeat business. 2. Look at the Cost

Network marketers can run into difficulty if the product they are selling is overpriced or if there is a lot of competition selling similar products at lower prices.

Costs to enroll should also be reasonable. When you consider the enrollment fees, remember that you will probably be recruiting as well as direct selling. Will the high startup costs be a hindrance to your recruiting efforts. The majority of MLM startup fees hover around $100.

3. Look at the Company

What is the company about. What is its motto? What is the motivation of the management. Is the company geared toward customers? Distrbutors? Or has everyone in headquarters forgotten what it was like to be in your shoes? Is the company growing? Is it successful or limping along and likely to fold and leave you in the dust?

Look at the company's stand about giving. Does it contribute to charities and community service? Network Marketing is about givine before you expect to get something. That attitude should begin with managment.

4. Look for Confidence

In an industry where there are so many worries about scams, fads and pyramid schemes, it is a good thing to choose a company that is a member of the Direct Selling Association or the Better Business Bureau. Alliances like that give customers and consultants confidence in the integrity of the company.

A money-back guarantee shows that the company has confidence in its products and stands behind them 100%.

5. Look at the Convenience

You don't want to end up feeling that the income you make is not sufficient repayment for the inconvenience you've dealt with. Will there be a large inventory to keep at your house? Will you be making deliveries to customers all over town. Is there complicated paperwork or a long wait for supplies to be shipped? A consultant should receive product 24 to 48 hours after ordering it from headquarters.

What is the company's marketing structure like, and can you live with it? Can you really do the home-party thing? Are the recruiting methods going to require you to do things you consider degrading or embarrassing? Will you be able to leverage the Internet to help you with sales and promotions?

6. Look for Support

Without the proper amount of training and mentoring, you will end up feeling inadequate and disouraged. Seek out an upline that is helpful and quick to answer your questions. Look for a company that is dedicated to helping consultants reach their personal goals.

7. Look for a Business You can Be Proud of

Choose a company with managment, policies and products you can agree with wholeheartedly. If you don't, you won't exude the enthusiasm you need to sell products and recruit new members. Don't try to fit yourself into an opportunity that doesn't match your personality. If you're shy, you're probably going to feel uncomfortable making presentations week after week, but Internet marketing could be the right technique for you. Go with whatever fuels your passion. You don't have to be into makeup. You could sell nutrition supplements, or hey, what about energy? Everybody uses that!
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