Finding The Right Home or Network Marketing Business
By Ken Sammut
Like many of you who have tried different on and off line home business programs, I found it to difficult to be successful. Any time you are thinking about joining a new program, you must have a full understanding of the program’s details, what is expected of you, how the compensation plan works, the start up costs if any, and the on going monthly cost. Too many people do not take the time to review all the materials before making their decision to join a network or affiliate marketing program.
Another important aspect about any home business program is whether or not there is anyone to assist you especially in the early months? Do your best to find a program that rewards upline members (your sponsor) who reach out and help the members they refer into the program. Make sure your sponsor is serious about the program and is willing to work with you. He/she should be more than happy to share not only their email address with you but also give you their phone number.
When you find a program you like, contact the referrer before you join. Do they return your email or call you back. If so, are they knowledgeable about the program? Are they willing for you to contact them whenever you have questions? If the answer to any of these questions is no, look for another sponsor into the program and then contact them. Do that until you know you will be working with a serious and helpful marketer. Too many network marketers want referrals but are not willing to help their referrals and truly really build a successful team.
Whether you are new to network marketing or a very experienced marketer, there will be a program for you. Some programs only require a few hours a month to be successful. Others require more time. Again, know what you are getting yourself into before you invest your hard earned money.
Speaking of money, many programs have very large up-front costs. I tend to stay away from those programs. You will be working for months before you make back those up-front costs. Look for programs that have little or know up-front costs and reasonable monthly costs. You will find more potential referrals if the program’s cost is within reason.
Finally, make sure the program’s product is good. You will not have a chance to try it yourself until to you join so you should make that one of your questions when speaking with your potential sponsor.
Home business or network marketing is not easy but with some effort, you can build a nice residual income but do your homework first.
I have been a network marketer for the past 10 years. They say you learn more from your mistakes versus your successes and I really believe that is true. When it comes to network marketing, almost everyone has run up against some hurdles. Doing your homework and applying what you have learned from the past will go a long way in helping you be successful.
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