MLM Prospecting : Don’t let rejection stop you before you start!

Network marketing can be one of the most rewarding businesses.   Be aware there are certain challenges we all deal with especially mlm prospecting. This blog post will identify some of these mlm prospecting challenges and offer guidance and encouragement for overcoming them so you can embrace and enjoy success!

MLM Prospecting|Warm Market Rejection:

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One of the first things you learn from your upline is to tap into your warm market for mlm prospecting.

This market includes your spouse, family and friends.  These are the people you love and respect the most. Their rejection can be most painful and hard to deal with. Warm market rejection could be the number one reason people fail in their mlm.

Here’s the scene: You’ve just gone to a presentation for xyz company. You’re sold on the company and the compensation plan and you decide to join but first you go home to talk it over with your spouse. You are filled with excitement and try to explain what the opportunity is all about. You have no idea your spouse will respond any other way except to say go for it I’m behind you 100%!

Instead your Spouse says this “I can’t believe you want to join a Pyramid Scheme are you crazy,” or words to that effect.

How about this one : You call your long time friend to set up a presentation appointment, he tells you he’s not interested! He says he’s heard horror stories about mlm. Here’s another scenario, he agrees to come to the presentation and then doesn’t show up! Statistics are about 50% of your warm market will not show up for the appointment.

Wow, how disappointing! You feel about as low as you can get.

 Perk up! Don’t listen to these people who don’t know what they are talking about! They will try to save you from this scam! It doesn’t matter what your new business proposal is these same people will try to save you even if it’s a brick and mortar business. They don’t know what they’re talking about! Don’t listen!

MLM Prospecting  | Use Rejection as Motivation:

Rejection comes in many forms. It can be cruel words spoken or you can even get laughed at for believing you can break out of the mold to make unlimited income and have time freedom with your own home based business.

What do you do in the face of this kind of rejection? I suggest you use it as motivation.  You can turn it around and use the rejection as motivation to reach your mlm  prospecting success goals. You can show your critics that no matter what they say or think and no matter how much negativity they throw at you, you will attain your mlm prospecting success, you will find a way to do it. They may smirk at you and never show up for the presentations but you can use this as fuel for the motivation to climb up the mountain to mlm prospecting success.

MLM Prospecting | Prepare for Rejection

Rejection happens to all of us. You  don’t have to be a statistic who quits before they even get started because they are initially surrounded by negativity coming from loved ones.

We as business owners and recruiters have a responsibility to teach and train our new business partners before they get shot down by rejection.

Here are some tips to remember and share with them:

  1. Don’t listen to people who don’t know what they are talking about.                                                                          


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  2. Do listen to those who have already attained mlm success and Do know what they are talking about!

Educate those you recruit to not go out with only enthusiasm as their foundation. They must receive some training and coaching before approaching their warm market. Step up and be a leader and mentor to your new recruit.

Your spouse needs to see the complete presentation. Never try to convince them without it.

MLM Prospecting |Don’t approach anyone with your opportunity until you’ve done these 3 steps:

  1. Sign the distributor application.
  2. Made a commitment to your new business. Usually after you’ve made the commitment you’re family and friends will be more supportive.
  3. Been trained professionally. Learn what you need to know in order to be effective.

Remember some of your best warm market prospects will never join you no matter how successful you become. Don’t worry about it! Move on.

Here’s is a great tip about mlm prospecting. If  you get a no today it could be the wrong time for your prospect. Put them on a follow- up list and try again in 6 months. You never know what might change . 

You can only change your attitude not anyone else’s. Work on your self-esteem and confidence level, only then will you be able to lead and become a role model to elevate others.

Stay positive and take daily action!

I’d love to hear some of your stories.

What are some of your most memorable rejections? How did you overcome them or deal with them?

To Your Unique Online Success,

Tonya Stephens


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