The decision to start your own network marketing business is not one that you should be taking lightly. There are many opportunities available, and you want to make sure that you choose one that will be a good fit and can help you reach your financial goals. Here are 7 important questions to ask your network marketing recruiter before you make your decision.
How long has the company been in business?
This is a good general question when you’re considering any type of enterprise. A company which has been operating for a number of years and has been generating good results may be a better bet for you than a brand-new concept which does not have a proven track record.
How long have you [the recruiter] been involved in this organization?
Get to know something about the recruiter and how long he or she is been involved in network marketing to help you evaluate the opportunity. You’re likely to have better success if your recruiter is experienced and knows the business well.
Is this your [the recruiter’s] first experience with network marketing?
It’s not a bad idea to ask whether this is his or her first foray into this business model or if this is something that he or she is been involved in for years.
Can I see a sample of the product before making up my mind?
The decision about which network marketing opportunity is best for you comes down to the product. If you aren’t enthusiastic about it, not only will you not be able to generate enthusiasm for your direct customers, but you will not be able to recruit others into your network.
How much time should I plan to devote to my business each week?
To be successful, a network marketing business needs to be nurtured. Most people have multiple demands on their time, and having a realistic idea of how much time should be devoted to the network marketing business from the outset will help you determine whether this is something you can devote yourself to right now.
What type of sales and marketing training do you provide?
If your idea of selling conjures up an image of a sleazy used car salesman, you may need more help and support in prospecting and sharing your opportunity than someone who already feels comfortable with the idea that people may be interested in hearing about something that can bring them value, but do not like to be “sold” to. Finding out from the outset how much help you will get in this area can help you make the right decision for you.
How much does it cost to get started, and what is included in my startup kit?
The cost of getting started in network marketing is an important consideration, but it should not be the main one. Focusing solely on finding an inexpensive opportunity may mean that you miss out on one that would be a great fit for you, even though it costs more to get started. Instead, focus on the value of the information, samples and ongoing support you will get for your initial investment.