How to Recruit Fast in Your MLM?


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Want to Recruit Fast in Your MLM?

Okay let me bring some painful reality to your online marketing efforts, in regards to how to recruit fast.  You might be on our blog because you follow our training because we have built a successful 6 figure business online using online marketing. While online marketing is a great way to build your business, it isn’t going to happen fast and you must realize this if you think you are going to recruit fast into your business

Let me explain, we have a great team member, or shall we say ex team member, who was knocking the socks off of all our other team members in our low ticket MLM.  She had everything in place, awesome online presence, she was hitting the leader boards in MLSP, she was generating leads, and she even had our other growing leaders a bit jealous.  They were all wondering what the heck was she doing and how was she doing it so fast?  When I say she had everything in place, I mean EVERYTHING!  She was on the same path and track to hitting a 6 figure income fast, but…..she quit.  Yep, she quit!  If only she could of seen how close she was.

Oh boy, if  the rest of the team new who this was they would be shocked too. Why did she quit?  Well, she fell short when it came to closing people in her business.  She felt as if she was attracting people who had no money.  Let me just say, that my friend is NO reason to quit.  It’s all a growing process.  You must define the weaknesses in your marketing efforts and educate yourself to be better.  That may very well be spending some money on a course from an expert who can help.

Ultimately it wasn’t happening fast enough for her.

So, how do you recruit fast?

I decided that it’s time to give some people a bit of a reality check when it comes to how to recruit online.

If you want to know the quickest way to recruit people into your business it’s starting with your warm market.  Now I don’t mean go hit up every friend and family member, but take a look at who you are associated it.  Think of your accountant, doctor, lawyer, real estate agent, local bartender, friends at church, PTA friends, dentist, receptionists, your favorite checker at the grocery store, pharmacist, local florist, insurance again, mortgage broker, gym friends, etc…

There is a very simple script you can use to ask.  For example if the person is a close friend:

“Hey John, How’s it going? Listen we have known each other for quite sometime now and I have been looking around at business opportunities lately. I finally found one and am very excited about it. I don’t even know if you are even open to making some additional income or interested in working with me.  I thought of you first since you and I are close.  So if there was a way for you and I to make money together in our own business, you would want to know right?”

If he says YES.  Then say:

“Great, I will send you over some information.  (use the tools your business offers) Take a look at it and if it seems like something you could see yourself doing then let’s reconnect.”

If he says NO.

“No problem John, but do you happen to know someone who might be interested since you are not?  Like someone looking to make additional income, own their own business, or someone tired of working for someone else?”

Then be glad you got a no, because if you want to recruit fast you will need to go through several no’s to get a yes.  It’s a numbers game.

What is important to remember when you are looking to recruit from your warm market is to:

1. Don’t lie

2. Don’t push

3. Dont put them down or insult them

4. Don’t beg

5. Don’t chase

Now say you want to actually go after someone up the socio-economic chain that you know, like a realtor, mortgage broker, insurance agent, etc…  All you are doing here is exposing them and getting their opinion.

“Hi there, how are you doing? Listen…I know your time is valuable, so let me be brief, I have a tremendous amount of respect for you as a business professional and value your opinion.  I know you have been extremely successful in your life and I am seeking the same. So, I have a simple question for you .  I just recently got in on a new business venture, which I am incredibly excited about.  I would love your opinion on what I am doing.  If you have a few minutes, I can send it over to you via email and after you take a look let’s reconnect.”

You see, this approach is a little different because you aren’t asking them directly to consider joining, you are actually just asking for their opinion.  After you reconnect you can find out if they are open and if they are not always, always, always ask if they know someone who would be.  Don’t just say , “Do you know someone?”  Say,  “Do you know someone who would be interested in earning additional income, firing their boss, being an entrepreneur, having a chance to spend more time with their family, etc….”

Things you should remember:

  1. Don’t take anything personally
  2. Remember you are sorting through a ton of no’s to find a yes
  3. Be consistent
  4. Learn from your experience in doing this
  5. Work the numbers
  6. NEVER quit
So, if you want to get your business off the ground fast and recruit at lightening speed don’t fall into the fantasy land of thinking it can be done fast online.
Don’t get me wrong,  we are full blown internet marketers, but we feel their is wrongful information being passed around to brand new marketers who think they can just jump online and recruit in the masses. Online marketing takes a tremendous amount of time.  A ton of failures and many all nighters.  You have to be producing content at least once a day consistently while waiting patiently for that first sale.
It’s like building a house.  But, here’s what happens to 97% of failing online marketers.  They begin a house with a few bricks and get half way up and then abandon the house to move on to the next house.  Before they realize it after a year they look back at a bunch of half built houses and realize non of them were completed.  Aka, failure.
You have to build your house one brick at a time.  Yes it will be painful to build and yes you will want to quit.  But, you must always see the end result and if you don’t finish what you start you will never see the end result.
Hopefully this helps a lot of you who may be discouraged because you are practicing online marketing.  It’s now you….everyone is different and it does take a tremendous amount of effort and time.
My suggestion is, if you want to recruit now, follow my suggestions here and continue building your online empire just know it will take time.
My good friend, Todd Falcone has a great little affordable course on scripts. CLICK HERE.  I highly encourage you to check it out if you want to step up your “A” game on what to say to your warm market and cold market.  No more scrambling for the words, he has it all written in his book and it comes with a ton of tips and strategies.

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  • I just love it when I read a well written honest post. That is what you accomplished here. Many people in the MLM business come to me and think the will “get rich quick” on line. Yes, as you explained above it takes time, just like it does off line.
    I just have to share this with my MLM friends.
    Thanks again,

  • It is funny in that I have seemed to notice when I sit back and stop pushing online sometimes that I get an email mentioning that I have a downline signup. Converting is the next task of course after getting them to sign up to check out the system.

    In a similar story, I had one rock star member below me who brought in over 1500, but only 2-5 took the paid route, while now none are still there, so you never know sometimes how it might work, especially if it is an internet based MLM.

    Slow and steady wind the race!

  • Tim Scitti says:

    Thanks Bill & Michelle,

    It’s a numbers game, and for a newby without a success “story” it’s hard to stand out in the internet marketing world. Todd Falcone rocks. Straightforward stuff that’s been working for 40 yrs.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • Hi Bill and Michelle,

    Patience and persistence wins. Every time.

    As you get through the no’s, your confidence levels skyrocket, your energy skyrockets, and not only do you receive more yes’s, you move into different circles. Meaning the “no money” excuses are less frequent and big ticket, driven folks hop on board more frequently.

    But to get to this point you need to get past the no’s. Learn from each no. There’s a lesson inherent each time. Sometimes it’s simply a persistence test but other times your fears and insecurities will surface, and these will reveal to you exactly what you need to work on mentally to become successful.

    I remember when talking to a successful network marketer when I was pulling in a few opt-in’s a week. He pre-qualified me, asking me if I made $20,000 a month. Little did he know I didn’t get 3 opt-ins a week, lol. So I said no, and we parted ways. It stung me, I felt embarrassed, and frustrated, but it was all ego-based jealousy, and anger, at finally talking to someone who was interested in partnering with me, yet he wouldn’t based on what I made…which was of course not much 😉

    An awesome lesson for me. I had to develop posture when making peanuts before I could have posture when making a heck of a lot more. So I began to visualize myself as successful, and gained confidence for future phone calls.

    Thanks for sharing your insight Bill and Michelle.


  • Rick Herbst says:

    I think the greatest challenge for anyone looking to be successful in ANYTHING is consistency.

    We’re all in the season of The Do-Over.

    I guess when it comes down to it, if anyone wishes to change their business they have to be willing to try something with diligence and persistence.

    And mostly, LISTEN to what the other person says. So many people get caught up in the script of what to say. I know as an actor you must know your own perspective and what your intent or agenda is.

    Love Todd’s stuff. Recommend it highly.

    Only the best leaders do. :)

    Happy “Every Day Is New Years” to you both!

  • Sarah Bailey says:

    Hi Michelle,

    Great content and reminders. When our businesses are not growing as fast as we would like them to, it’s critical to evaluate what actions are being done on a daily basis. Chances are, we’re not talking to enough people. It seems so simple, but it you think you are not recruiting fast enough, then talk to more people.

    The more people we talk to, the more confidence, self-esteem and posture we build, the more we attract people to us and the more success we have. Online marketing should definitely be part of our recruiting efforts, but we need to also focus a great deal of our time offline (warm market, networking events, belly to belly, etc).

    I have Todd Falcone’s Script book as well and highly recommend it!

    Sarah Bailey

  • Always keeping the end in mind is definitely important when trying to figure out this online marketing thing, great post by the way!

  • Great Post Michelle and sometimes just what we need to hear when we need to her it. Never give up, no matter how much you might be having a bad day. Most people quit right before their biggest success. I love the slow and steady wins the race comment too.

    And thank you for reminding people to talk to their warm market. No we aren’t chasing, it is just a matter of upping the no’s to get to the yes we want. This online stuff takes time. You can start making money online through multiple streams of income with affiliate programs while you are earning the trust you need with your online audience. This business is all about relationships.

    Thanks for always being one to share the not so glamourous part of what we do!


  • Thanks for an encouraging post Michelle. We have been at it for a while and we know all to well that it takes lots of time and continuous effort to be successful online. We are committed to building our business for the long term and posts like yours are very encouraging :)

  • Tobi Liederman says:

    Thank you for this post. It is refreshing to hear that on-line marketing is slow process and that many late nights were spent. From the outside it looks so much easier. This was very helpful. Thanks again.

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