If you’re looking for an opportunity, multilevel marketing might be for you. It is a billion-dollar area that is open to pretty much anyone. The key is having patience, courage, and determination … and doing things correctly. The openness of multilevel marketing (MLM) means that the playing field is huge, and you have your work cut out for you.  In today’s blog, we want to outline some of the most important things we wish we had known when we started out!

MLM Basics We Wish We Had Known at the Beginning

If you’re beginning your own MLM business, these tips will be helpful indicators of what you need to offer prospective team members. If you are hoping to become a team member in an MLM program, these tips will guide your search.

  1. Picking the product is important. You don’t want to jump into selling just anything. You won’t make money that way. Instead, choose a product you really believe in. Double-check any claims the product makes to be sure they can be proven. Try to pick a unique product that doesn’t show up in local stores for lower prices. It all starts here, so make sure you truly have found a product that can convert your hard work into great income.
  2. Selling is more important than recruiting. The MLM network program you join is just as important as the product you choose to sell. You need an MLM network on a mission to sell products, not just make their team bigger. All too often, MLM programs riding the recruitment ticket aren’t legitimate and are the reason why people assume MLMs are pyramid or Ponzi schemes. There are legitimate MLM programs out there, so take the time to ensure you’ve found one that makes selling great products the highest priority.

  1. Be patient. People get into MLM for many different reasons, but generally, they want to make enough money that they can enhance their free time and govern their own schedules. MLM can absolutely make this possible! The key is being patient enough to get there. It will take hard work and experience to get to a place where you’re really successful, and in that way, MLM is just like anything else. We’re not trying to scare you here; we just want to assure you that you don’t have to get discouraged if you feel like you have an uphill battle at first. Keep pushing, and things will start to click.
  2. Be ready to learn. If you’ve found a great MLM company, chances are good it offers mentorship opportunities. When you succeed, your mentor succeeds, so you should have plenty of people willing to help you out. Listen to your mentor’s advice and you will be able to duplicate his or her success. Of course, you can bring your unique strategies and experience to the way you run your part of the business, but don’t dismiss the advice of people more experienced than you are.

Turn to Exigo

We at Exigo are here to give MLM programs everything they need to succeed. Learn more about how we can make direct sales marketing easy for you and your team today!