You’ve taken the plunge and signed up to be part of someone’s downline. You sit back and wait for the riches to roll in and…nothing. Perhaps you get a couple of emails welcoming you to the downline and encouraging you to start selling right away. “Sure,” you think, “I’ll start selling when I know how you want me to sell the product.”
Is your upline guiding you to success or are they simply sitting back and waiting to profit off of your hard work?
If an Network Marketing business is to be successful, the business owner has to be an active participant in his or her downline. This goes for every tier of that downline. It shouldn’t matter if you are in the first tier or the fourth tier of an Network Marketing business. Your upline should be supporting you and helping you to reach your sales goals. After all, their profits depend on you!
Think of it this way: Network Marketing business are like a miniscule version of a chain store. The owner of the business might be sitting in an office in Ann Arbor but even the stock people in Newark understand the goals of the business and what is expected of them to keep the business running smoothly. If your upline isn’t communicating with you, you might be better served by opting out of the downline altogether.
The best way to tell whether or not your upline will guide you to Network Marketing success is to pay attention to the training process. If your sponsor (and his or her sponsor) work with you to develop your sales strategy and help you put your business together, you are probably part of a successful Network Marketing. If, however, after you opt in, your sponsor simply sends you a “Thanks for joining” email and then never contacts you again (except, of course, to ask when you are going to start making a profit), you might think about opting back out.
Another sign of whether or not your upline is guiding you to success is to pay attention to how they respond to questions. A good upline member will be receptive to your questions and do his or her best to answer them in a timely manner. A bad upline member will either take forever to answer questions or not answer your questions at all!
A good way to tell whether or not the upline of your Network Marketing is worth working with is to contact other members of the downline. Ask your “coworkers” what their experiences with the Network Mraketing have been. You’ll be able to tell right away if the upline will guide you toward success.
It is important that when you opt in to an Network Marketing business that your upline works just as hard as you to do ensure the business’s success. If your upline isn’t guiding you to success, you are wasting your time.