Professionals For A Teamwork In Network Marketing Business?

Inspired by Erich Worre’s seminar

Professionals for teamwork in Network Marketing Business are challenging to be found.

When I used to be involved with Multi Level Marketing, I watched many seminars on leadership, business development, and teamwork. I followed mostly Erich Worre and John Maxwell. The things I learned back then were useful for improving the business.

In that post, I share what I have learned from Erich Worre because it may be useful for people who still care to do Network Marketing Business.

There are some commonalities that professionals have with Network Marketing

The number one activities are selling, leasing, or managing products, professional relationships, and best client offer.

That can be explained as some leaders are born, and others are not. The same goes for salespersons.

The main differences between the people in the same professions are Skills, Attitude, and Experience.

I can say that Leaders can be made with a lot of learning and practicing. The same goes for selling and managing. There is a considerable need of self – control, discipline, and will. The action plan, managing tasks, time, and structure organization are a must.

Paid on production

After the leader is made, there are his or her followers. The result is the inspiration of people’s lives. The commission is a tool for achieving production in the business. The result of a productive mindset is the opportunity to impact people’s lives.

That is connected to good presenting skills and a transparent report of accomplishments. It concerns also the investments that were made.

Moderate to high–risk tolerance

Professionals in the network marketing field take big risks, have great failures, and after all, they continue to take risks until they win. That is connected to persistence, a stable professional attitude, and goodwill in every situation – confusing, awkward, or refusal.

Erich Worre gives examples of the Ideal Prospects for the business structure and here they are:

  • Realtor estate professionals;
  • Mortgage brokers;
  • Insurance agents;
  • Small business owners;
  • Salespeople and account executives;
  • Sales managers;
  • Director of Marketing;

The people who are ideal for the Network business are those who work for themselves and know that if they work, they will receive payment. If they sell more and have good relationships with their clientele, they will earn more.

Here the important things are communication, time management, and planning strategies. Those people have a clear vision of what they have to do and good financial education.

Of course, everyone can become professional if he/she practices enough. It is proved that when someone does the same thing in around 40 000 hours he/she becomes an expert in what he/she is doing. Professionals are experts, who do things more than this period. Practice is the key to professionalism.

In my opinion, the most important qualities for becoming a professional in prospecting the right people are communication, respect, open-mind, no adjudication of the persons before knowing their identity of hobbies, interests, and skills, accepting what people are saying in the right way, putting the words simple and hearing them the same way.  This can be explained in short: to prospect professionals, you should be a good and understanding listener. It’s a fact that you should be a hard worker. Lazy people always look for excuses of doing something. In the Network marketing business only work with persistence and daily personal/team development is awarded.

 The quality you put in suspecting prospects is the quality you got out. Big lessons for all of you tuned in to this webinar: Daily work for searching prospects.

Next level business

How do you take this to next level?

That question pops up in everyone interested’s minds. There are some replies to that question based on that seminar I watched many years ago, but it is still adequate today.

Specific Strategies to recruit Talents:

  1. What most people think is the path of least resistance is the path of Greatest Resistance.

Successful people are the easiest to recruit. They’re open-minded and they avoid the most costly mistakes that other people make.

That is possible if these persons have learned a lot and developed themselves like experts in some professions.

It happens with a lot of work and reading daily articles or books for the field they’re involved. A good point here is watching daily videos with successful people.

These days  Youtube is filled with videos like that.

Another way to learn is by joining specific webinars led by experts in the field of the successful person’s interests.

Regarding most known mistakes people in the business make they are:

– Giving too much information to people, who don’t ask for it;

– Inviting people without any knowledge for the presentation of business with products people don’t know anything about;

– Aggressive way of speaking without any respect for a person’s ideas and opinion;

  1. Harassing the power of Projection.

Your prospect’s reality of you is what you decide to show them.

If you show yourself as a hard-trying, but unsuccessful person, no one will come to your side.

But, if you are confident in your speech, look, and business you’re in, people feel it and get interested in how and why you have achieved what you talk about. Sometimes you can use some bluffs, but it’s best to do it rarely.

I have heard a person talking about their success which wasn’t real at the exact moment, but he believed himself and now he’s successful. Sentences like “I’m a great photographer. I have photographed a wedding in Seoul last week for one of the richest people there”, “I’m going to Paris to take photos of the most famous model there” open up in a person’s mind a huge positive gap.

The summary of that is: speak like the things you want are a fact. That gives positive feedback to your mind or some call it the Universe and things happen.

  1. The power of asking the right questions

Here I give some hints about this matter:

* Do you keep all your options open in terms of making any money outside of what you are currently doing in your profession?
* Are you using the right words properly?

Right questions are these, which give correct information about the person and what she or he wants to achieve in the exact moment for the business. If people don’t ask appropriately, with simple words, the potential prospects won’t hear and understand anything business-related.

  1. The eyes cannot see the things they are not yet trained to see.

Signs are everywhere.” Is that an opportunity?” is a great way to open people’s eyes to business options.

One person should always be aware of different options to earn additional income. He or she should always ask and research the opportunities around. Some call it intuition to hear and see the signs of the Universe. I call it mastery of intuitive thinking.

  1. Putting the odds in your favor.

The secret is prospecting people who are more likely to be successful in this business of what they do already.

It’s a good thing to have earnings from a job, for example.  People should know what to do with their money and when they have more than already earned. That happens with clear goal setting and a specific action plan, which should be followed daily.

If you do your business in your free time for additional income, think carefully about when you will be able to quit the job you don’t like. In my case, I need a few months.

What do you want to do?

 Who will be the people by your side then?

Have a vision and realistic period to make things happen.

 Successful ordinary people are already informed about their talents, knowing what pros they have and putting them to good use.

That way, they attract people with similar talents by their side and do something big.

The same goes for your business – if you know what you want to do, you will be like a magnet for people like you.

The main strategies are based on the knowledge you and your people already have, and the preparation for acceptance of the success.

Multi Level Marketing Experience Was Helpful

I Learned Many New Skills

There was a time I was involved with Multi Level Marketing. It was excited at first, but then it became an obligation. I don’t like that feeling because is like things I do are forced. When something happens unnatural, it is like dying a little bit. That is my opinion, though.

Multi Level Marketing is a good starting point for people who want to achieve more than freelancing and those who love to tell white lies and attract people who do not like to think much. It is like a ready-to-use scheme without a creativity thinking.

It is like any other business outside that there is a so-called business model that people should follow and work for someone else in a higher position than themselves.

I can not deny it gave me clues on how I should work in the regular business field and put a light on my mind on how I should not work with people.

It was not my thing.

However, it taught me many new skills like teamwork, leadership, discipline, time management, presentation, and goals.

I started accidentally.

A friend of mine at the university invited me to a presentation. I was impressed because it was my first time seeing a beauty business presentation. That opened a great new world for me.

I love beauty products, and immediately joined the German company “LR Health and Beauty Systems”. I ordered my starter package, filled with hopes of becoming wealthy and fulfilling my goal for a long time.

By the way, my original aim has always been to be a creative writer, writing in Austrian art cafes. I wanted to earn passive income and travel the world.

Today, my goal is different, but that is another story.

Everything made me excited and curious for the first few months. I ordered products, kept my outlook beautiful, and tried to make people I know buy them too. They did not. The quality products are more expensive than the regular ones. It is up to people to decide on what to invest their money in.

For me the quality of products I use or wear is important.

I prefer buying a few things or beautiful clothes than filling my wardrobes with something I do not wear. The same goes for my cosmetics. I spend a lot on it. I call it sometimes myself a  Vanity Sinner like I used to write on a social writing blog platform before.

I kept going monthly for a few years, meeting many people and trying to sell them products they do not need but giving them the hope to be beautiful and successful. I learned to do presentations face to face. I have met many people helping me to understand human and business psychology better.

As time passed, my list of potential customers and business partners finished. My contacts rejected my business proposals, cutting ties because of the Multi Level Marketing /MLM/.
I do not blame the model but myself. I did things that I never wanted to do in the mad search for passive income. It was something I did not want to do because it gave me hope.

As an introvert, I like meeting new people frequently but not daily.

As a writer, making presentations is not something I like to do.

But, I am good at doing them because of the skills that helped me with other work projects later in the years.

While I was in my newfound delusional passion for MLM, I read many books on leadership and self-help. I studied every product of the company, and I made many sales.

Was it worth it?

For a short time — yes. For a long time — no. Everything I did, made me far away from my life goal.

That made me uncomfortable, wondering why I do this.

I never had a single person under me when I worked with the “LR Health and Beauty Systems” company. When people asked me if I earned from the business plan, I said No.

I can not lie. 

That was a clear sign I am not fit for that field. I continued to believe I could be successful. I went on team training and everything related but could not go with the lying crowd.

One day, that Beauty experimentation finished. A customer and reader of my Health and Beauty Blog In Bulgarian called me. She had cancer in the beginner stage and looked for health products that could help her. I explained everything I knew about the products she wanted. 

The caller asked me if these products could heal her. I told her the truth they may not heal her, but she should try and meditate to feel better. The woman ordered these products anyway.

Was I successful in sales?

I do not think so, and I cried much after the call. I am not sure what happened with that client after I sold her the products, but I saw the truth behind what I have done until now. I stopped being a saleswoman of beauty products.

I bought the beauty company products for myself and my family whenever I needed them. I stopped doing it many months ago, losing my independent associate status.

I learned from “LR Health and Beauty Systems” about health and how teamwork should look. 

But, it is not my thing to lie and sell hope to people, especially people whose life is at stake. 

Today I am a proud consumer of Korean beauty products in specific shops. These products are pretty good in price and quality.

After Beauty Experimentation, I started in another MLM company for video products called “Talk Fusion.” Their founder said it is the next big thing. Probably it was.

The company offers video products like a video newsletter. It is practical for the big corporate business that is not popular in my country. It was exciting to look at everything I could read in the video. The Platform worked well, and I learned handy skills.

But the products do not work in the long term.

There are platforms like Messenger, WhatsApp, Line, Viber, etc. 

There is also Storytel for audiobooks.

I discovered the importance of schedules, team meetings online, and video presentations. 

The business model is friendlier than the traditional MLM face-to-face. Team leaders were helpful and transferred people from their teams to me. I had two people that I took care of couching.

The earnings came from the team members that pay monthly subscriptions or customers who buy the products. I never sold a product, but I became close to a leader in that field. I received a lot of respect for my video presentations and public speaking.

One day, the upper leaders told one of the newest team members had organized a face-to-face presentation with twenty potential customers or business partners. I was the closest town to her, and I took the bus. Between the two towns, two hours are driving.

At first, it was exciting. 

Then I realized I was not ready for the serious questions that only people with more major success — like my leaders could answer. 

The newest member trembled from the stress of speaking publicly. I overcame that fear when I joined three personal development seminars during a time when I actively did network business.

Talk Fusion Bulgaria leaders assured us they completed the presentation online. It ended, and we turned them on to answer the questions. 

Guess what? 

There were only a few questions that people asked in the online presence of the leaders by politeness.

After we shut down the online connection, we received around ten questions we could not reply to properly because of our lower experience in the company. This presentation was a big failure. But, we still are respected because we did the best we could.

There should be significant leaders and not much improvisation on presentations on that scale. 

Face-to-face contact is the best working presentation of any business.

After these ashaming live presentations, I, and the newest team member, left the company.

I am grateful I have been there. I learned how the organization of an event works — from the time, place, and drinks to the short presentation of the business plan. You know, summarizing information is the most key skill. Nobody has time to waste.

 I am unsure if that company still works, and I do not care. It was a good experience that proved trust, communication, and face-to-face meetings are the key to personal and professional success.

I learned that you need to keep your ground as a professional always. Do not haste into a place where you may fail because of inexperience.

After Beauty Exploration and Video Platforms, I found myself at home, joining my best friend’s father’s team in Strong Future International Marketing Group /SFI/. 

He has been in Network marketing for long years because he loves doing this kind of business, and I found him trustworthy.

SFI is a curious business model — you have deep levels of structure and an option to sell old items. It is a kind of garage item. On the site are many sellers. I sold my author books there.

In SFI, I found success as a team leader of 200 people team — referrals, from which 12 were active. I have been Team leader there for a while.

I succeed both in sales and in building a team.

But, I worked 8 hours daily to promote on pay-per-click sites and social media the SFI products. I made a blog only for the products I liked to sell. Aftermath at the end of the month was $100.

Many people earned more.

I felt good as a team leader, I sent weekly emails, and they gave me points. I built connections with the active referrals, but the shipping kills the business outside the USA.

My team members applied what I had done but were unhappy with their income. They are from African countries, and similarly to my country, the salary is low. They needed money fast, and the shipping was too expensive.

Every month, I started on 0 points, and I should have 1500 points to keep my checks in the business. For the Team leader status, I needed 3000 points.

It was challenging, and I achieved it in 2012.

I broke my leg, and I stood at home for three months. Then I became higher Leader status.

I did not earn enough to stay home, clicking all day with the mouse and promoting SFI products. I kept my Team leader status for a few months. 

In 2018 I called it quits because I still had not the financial freedom to stay at home.

From 3 to 5 years is the period for Multi-Level Marketing to show results: financially and time managing. 

The same goes when people start their small businesses.

I had no satisfying results, and I left this field. I tried it, is not my thing. Since then, I do not want ever to hear about MLM.

Pros of referral business are working online, creating a team you need to organize, making sales, learning to present the products, and public speaking.

Cons of referral business are a second full-time job between 6 and 8 hours, lack of active team members, and high shipping outside the country-owner of the company.

Skills I learned from SFI are team leading, managing people and time, selling online, making presentations in public, and life and business coaching.

My final thoughts:

  • MLM is good to learn how business and sales operate together. 
  • More skills are better for the personality to grow;
  • If you do not like selling yourself and trading;
  • If you are not an extrovert person and are lazy at work is not for you;

This kind of business gives you many books to read and improve the skill you overlook

For me, the reason I do not want to know any more about MLM is that I do not want to lie in any form, and I am an introvert.

My dream always has been to be engaged in creative writing. At MLM, I looked for a way to achieve my personal goal.

Revised post. It bases on my older articles


At First, MLM Was A Spark For Me

At Second, MLM Was An Obligation For Me

At Last, MLM Is Not For Me


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