Choosing Your MLM Company

by : Lois R. Thompson

In recent years, with the growth of the Internet and it's lightening fast communications ability, more and more MLM companies are staking their claims of an Internet presence. The more reputable companies offer their distributors what's called a replicated webiste. This website usually offer the distributor on-line order processing, real time tracking and for some a virtual office from which the distributor can track their genealogy and conduct a host of other business activities.

Unfortunately, many people don't spend much time in checking out a company before joining. They may see an ad or hear about an opportunity to financial freedom and simply sign-up, get a distributor's kit, buy products, and try to learn how to promote that opportunity.

If after a month or two they haven't signed up a good following, are not making a few thousand dollars they simply jump on to another MLM opportunity repeating the same in-effective process or they quit MLM all together blaming the industry for not working. Is it that MLM does not work? Absolutely not! Their approach to it did work, because they are
doing it backwards. If in deed, they took the time to do due diligence, start with a solid MLM company, applied the principles necessary for achieving success with time they would begin to see results.

Surely if you were buying a franchised business you'd take the time to investigate the company, it's products/services, and get to know some of the other franchises and so on. The same should be true in choosing an MLM or any other type of business for that matter.

>>> Choosing An MLM Company Wisely

There are a greater number of legitimate MLM companies with solid integrity and excellent credentials on and off-line, that offer you the opportunity to earn a very good, solid residual income. These are the companies you should be looking for.

Because there are also a lot of "get-rich-quick-schemes", hype and simply fly-by-night operations out there, it is crucial that you know how to choose a company wisely.

Here are some pointers in when choosing an MLM company:

* Has the company been around for a number of years?

* Does the company have an excellent reputation in the MLM

* Does their website provide visible contact information?

* Do they offer testimonials of satisfied customers and/or
successful distributors?

* Does the company offer a business that can be easily
duplicated - learn and build sucessfully by others?

* Do they provide real time stats and online payment?

* Does the company track off-line sales if you are promoting

* Do they meet the criterion of a legitimate MLM company?

* Are the products offered in high demand?

* Does the company have a generous commission pay plan?

* Do they provide good ongoing training and support?

* Does the companies philosophy support the success of
their distributors?

It's also wise to do a search on the web for information relevant to the company. For instance, you could do a 'scam' search which would reveal any positive or negative information about a company, or a Who Is Search to determine who actually owns the website, where are they located and so on.

In addition to choosing an MLM company, you should also choose wisely your Sponsor.

When choosing your MLM company, don't hesitate to contact the the person who referred you to the company's web site. Find out how long they have been involved with that company. Take time to develop a relationship with this person, get to know them, keeping in mind that should they become your sponsor you'll be working in close relationship with them for years to come. If that person is fairly new, request a three-way call with their up-line.

You'll find that good upline support offering training on exactly how the business works, how to build it realistically and how to find and sponsor new prospects can greatly benefit the success of your organization.

Here are some added pointers:

* It is your business, so choose wisely the people that
you'll be working with. Look for those who are self-starters, people who understand that effort is required by all to succeed.

* Take the time to learn and know your business before attempting to promote it. This way, you'll be equipped and prepared to intelligently respond to any questions your prospects or down-line may have. You'll also have a head start on being prepared to train your down-line effectively.

* Be patient! Rome wasn't built in a day, neither will your MLM business earn you a six figure income in a month or two. Keep your focus - It will take time. If your business doesn't begin to pay off in a month or so, persevere - never give up!

* Take time to learn form your sponsor and upline how to train and work with your new down-line members to keep your sales organization duplicating the producess.

* Make every effort to attend and participate in all available training calls, seminars and confrences.

* Be realistic about your goals, being sure to make a workable plan. Work your business as a business, not as a hobby. Remember, that in order for your goals to materialize, you will need to make and work you plan.

So, by choosing a company and sponsor wisely you can build solid residual income in MLM for years for a life time. Get out there and do it ... get going! The only limit you have isArticle Submission, you!