You've found your new MLM product or service, it's a product you can market with confidence, you've looked at the main website, it has extensive marketing plans and support to help you start the process of becoming a successful Internet Marketer. So why wait, join up quick and get started.
But as with most MLM companies you need to start through a sponsor, no problem there, find the site where you first discovered the product and join, after all, it doesn't matter who you join with, right?
If your a very experienced Internet Marketer with a large opt-in list of people you can market your new product to great, get ready to rock and roll. On the other hand if your fairly new to all this Internet stuff, how important is your sponsor?
Well actually they are very important and may even make the difference between success and failure.
The company whose product you are about to market will have a very clear idea on how to market it. The marketing plan and approach will have been developed either over a few years or by experienced professionals, which means they can advise you on the best strategies to use. It fact they are so successful that they have many hundreds of thousands or even millions of people already selling their product and selling it their way. This might not be a problem if you are selling a product in a local community, but if your selling on the Internet you immediately hit a wall. Because there are going to be many people advertising or having the same company website as you. And you are at the back of the queue.
This is where a good sponsor is so invaluable. Your sponsor has a vested interest in you being successful, the more members you attract to your downline, means the more members they have in their downline. So your sponsor can advise you on the company methods that have been successful for them in attracting new members and selling the product. But whatever you do don't forget the product, after all, if the product or service is no good then nobody will want to join or buy. Your sponsor may also have advice on marketing approaches that the company has not tried or deemed unable to fit into the company profile. Plus if your sponsor is good at marketing you may get 'spillover' into your downline. These are just a few of the many reasons for having a good sponsor.
Ok you agree it makes sense to have a good sponsor, but how do you find them?
Well this takes a little effort on your part, doing a search for your particular product or service on the search engines will show many sites trying to get you to join through them. Most of those sites will have similar promotion deals, much of the information on the product will come from the company's website. Keep in mind that you are looking for somebody with which you can have a good business relationship and even get to know on a more informal basis.
Many sites advertising your product are large sites, your product may just be a page or two, they may be promoting tens or hundreds of other products, can they give you a personal service or support?
Look for sites that are supported by individuals, then ask them via email or search their site for any evidence that they will support and help you as a sponsor.
Do they run a newsletter for the product?
Do they have a separate website for product support?
Can they be contacted easily by email or messenger services such as msn or yahoo?
Don't just take their word if they say 'I will give you fantastic support' let them prove it to you.
The choice of a sponsor is only secondary to your choice of a MLM product or service, so be just as careful in that choice, without good all round support your MLM venture may end up like so many others, another forgotten webpage filed away in Google's lost archives.
Gerard Bulger is an IT Consultant who has been studying the work at home Internet business market for several years, he also writes on self-help and the esoteric sciences. He is a sponsor for the Internet Mentoring company Empowerism and can be found at http://www.ok101.com and http://www.empowerism101.com