Do Not Lie About Your Business Opportunity
Honesty is the best policy when it comes to network marketing.
There are a lot of MLM companies in the world today that teaches their people to operate in a manner that does not seem straight forward. They believe that they would be able to close more sales and sign up more downlines if they do not use the ‘M’ or ‘N’ word (The MLM or network marketing word…)
The problem lies in the fact that people are completely embarrassed about their network marketing opportunity!
They are afraid that their friends will reject them even before they start to share about their wonderful opportunity!
Some of the sleazy tactics that people employ include:
A distributor calling their friend out for a drink without telling them that a ‘friend’ will be coming but that friend turns out to be the upline or sponsor of the distributor and they spring their network marketing opportunity on their unsuspecting friend.
Doing the same thing as the one above except this time, they are bringing their upline(s) to the home of the person without informing about the presence of these strangers (to the host).
Tricking their friends into attending a business opportunity meeting without revealing what the business opportunity is all about. This is widely used by a particularly large network marketing company and they teach their reps never to mention the ‘A’ word.
Inviting friends and family to a home party which also turns out to be a business opportunity talk. It is time to stop the insanity.
The more you hide your opportunity, the more your prospect will disrespect you because you are acting in a shady and suspicious manner about your business. It is as though you are ashamed of what you are doing and you will only tell them about it when you want to get them to join you.
If you want to achieve success in network marketing – don’t hide it… go public about your career. After all, your career is no different from any other businessman or doctor, lawyer, engineer, etc… Here are a few ways to make sure you can avoid the ‘business opportunity’ pitfall.
When someone asks you what you are doing, tell them that you are in network marketing. Be up front, be honest and be PROUD of your business.
You don’t need to be too desperate about approaching somebody to join you. In fact, when you take your time to educate and share about your opportunity, it will ensure that others will not run away from you.
Lastly, respect people’s opinion about the network marketing industry. Don’t get into an argument about it because a person convinced against his/her will is of the same opinion still. So take your time and focus on education.