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Network Marketing Tip: Are Home Parties Even Worth It?

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Are Home Parties still worth it?  Still necessary?

I have 8 plus years experience in the industry and have some thoughts about this.  With the age of the internet tools we have available today and all the ways there are to connect with social media, I am hearing more and more often that home parties aren’t worth it.   Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the tools we have available on the internet and I have sponsored over 70 people in the last year from social media connections.  And I also love hosting and attending home parties.  Home parties are still a GREAT TOOL in the tool box for network marketing.

You might hear an internet marketer say you can build your network marketing business all online.  And you can, but will YOU?  Building ALL online is done successfully by very few people.  And if you talk to almost every 6 figure and 7 figure income earner that exists today, we will tell you that our success comes from a combination of offline (one and ones, home parties, events) and online (facebook, webinars, linked in…).  There are many top earners today that have achieved their success strictly through offline activities, but the world has changed and we do have these incredible online tools available and it does make sense to learn these new skills. I am just saying don’t throw a proven technique out because it seems old school.

Why are Home Parties still effective?

Is it worth it?

I believe Home Parties/Home Business Reviews are still very effective especially when you are just getting your business started and/or you want to jumpstart your business.  And this is true for most of your team too.  Social media is just a way to connect with people, often we still need to pick up the phone and talk to someone if it is someone we are really going to build a partnership with.   One of the biggest reasons people stay in their network marketing business is because of the community we create and home parties are one of the very best ways to stay in touch, to be in community and to get to know your team and prospects.  It is very hard to create online what happens at a home party.

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I look forward to connecting with you.  And remember if you feel yourself resisting that you need this, it may be exactly what you need.  Our biggest resistance is our biggest paycheck.  I will give you tips on when to host a home party and how to host it – believe me there are lots of ways to make the home business review the most effective tool you can offer for you and your team.

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Train Your MLM Downline – Do’s and Don’ts for a Successful Network Marketing Business

Train Your MLM Downline

Train Your MLM Downline…

You already know this is essential to grow your business, yet if you’re like most people, you stumble from time to time when it comes to getting that superstar team off the ground. Here are some useful DO’s and DON’Ts to create momentum in your team and train your MLM downline.

Train Your MLM Downline

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Train Your MLM Downline DO’s

Train Your MLM Downline DO #1

DO follow the leader and be coachable. In order to train your MLM Downline, you need to be a coachable downline yourself. Listen to the leaders in your business, watch what they are doing, and follow in their footsteps. If you call your active upline for council, do more listening and allow them to do more of the talking. This may sound obvious, yet people often get in their own way by not listening. Your leaders are here for your success, so take advantage of that resource, and follow the path of success that has been carved before you.

Train Your MLM Downline DO #2

DO always keep sponsoring. A trap that many people fall into is they get a few people going and then get stuck in “management mode.” Rather than try to train your MLM downline to sponsor, model this for them by sponsoring people yourself. The most successful leaders are ALWAYS bringing new people in. In my first year with my current company, I sponsored almost 80 people. I am always actively talking with new people, meeting with prospects, and looking for people that want to build this business with us. New people are the lifeblood of this business. Keep on sponsoring!

Train Your MLM Downline

Train Your MLM Downline DO #3

DO remember your role is to be a resource. In order to train your MLM downline effectively, remember your role, as their sponsor, is to help them get started right. Your job is to help people know what they need to know to get their own business going successfully. After all, if you train your MLM downline to be dependent on you for everything, you are not going to create the duplication and freedom you want. Get comfortable with this sentence: “My job is to help you become independent of me as quickly as possible. Do you agree that’s a good goal?”

Train Your MLM Downline DON’Ts

Train Your MLM Downline DON’T #1

DON’T abandon people. It’s a mistake that many people in our industry make – You invest so much time and energy helping someone decide they want to join your business or try your products and then, as soon as they are on board, you leave them alone to figure it all out. Don’t just jump to the next person you want to sponsor – sit down with your new distributor and help them get started right.

Train Your MLM Downline DON’T #2

DON’T work with the wrong people. You did a great job to train your MLM downline and now you have a team that is running with it. Now what? A common tendency at this point is to think, “Okay, they’ve got it handled,” and then to give your energy to the people who seem to need it more. The problem is, the people who seem to need it more, may likely be those who are not in action. Spending your time with people who are not engaged creates struggle. If you want to create momentum in your business, work with the people who are working it.

Train Your MLM Downline

Train Your MLM Downline DON’T #3

DON’T promise the world. If you want to set someone up for success, set reasonable expectations. Don’t say things like, “You’re going to make SO much money SO fast.” Don’t tell people this is going to be easy. The truth is, the network marketing model is one of the highest leveraged business models out there, and you can absolutely build your fortune here. But it does take work. It takes stick-with-it-ness. There are ups and downs, good times and bad, just like any business. Train your MLM downline to be in it for the long haul by representing this business as the real career opportunity it is.

Keep these DO’s and DON’Ts in mind as you build your team, and be sure to share them with your rising leaders!

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