I’m often asked, ”Sheila, do you prospect other network marketers?”
The short answer is: Yes.
That’s especially true if they call me. Whenever I’m called about other network marketing companies, I always agree to meet with them and I really do listen to what they have to say. There are some fantastic products out there and I believe in supporting other people in this industry, so I buy a lot of products from a lot of network marketing companies and direct selling companies.
Determine Happiness Level
I will also often ask questions about how happy are they with their current company. I try to determine whether they’re happy with their level of success and find out if they’re looking for something more. Sometimes there’s something they’re not happy with—maybe client support, the competition plan, the products, or the company itself. I just listen; if I find that there’s something more that they want, I wait for an open door in the conversation.
Let me give you an example. Years ago, I was referred to a marketer named Marjorie. She called me with her opportunity and I said, “Sure! You can come on over. I’ll listen to what you have to say.” She was a lovely lady and I admired her skills. She was clearly comfortable with rapport building and I saw that she had so much potential, but the company she represented was questionable in my mind.
If you find yourself in this scenario, keep in mind that you have to treat the situation delicately. The network marketing industry is made up of hopeful people who put a lot of faith into their organizations. Trying to get someone to join you is a delicate process, and you must be tactful.
I said, “Thank you for sharing this information with me, Marjorie, but unfortunately I’m not interested in your company. I’m happy with what I’m currently doing. In fact, I think that you could be absolutely fantastic in my company and actually earn more income; and you and I working together as a team could be absolutely unstoppable!”
Thankfully, she respected my recommendations and took a look at what I had to offer. As it turned out, she’s a very health-conscious person and the products appealed to her. She did end up joining my company and truly became a leader in my organization; she even led me to another absolute superstar who blew my business wide open!
To make a long story short, the answer is yes, I do prospect other network marketers. It’s good to support the endeavors of other network marketers, but if you see that someone isn’t getting what they want from their company, go for it! If you do it tactfully and respectfully, sometimes they’ll see the light and join you.
Sheila Dancho has over 20 years’ experience in Direct Sales and has helped thousands of people improve their lives. She’s also the Founder and President of Wealthy Network Marketing Women. “Wealth Wear Stilettos” is her current book she is writing. To learn more about how she can help you to become Wealthy and Well, visit www.sheiladancho.com.