There are literally hundreds of mlm businesses to choose from. With so many out there it is easy to get confused and not know what to believe. Personally like any business you may be looking at investing in or starting you should do some investigating first. Here are 5 steps you can take to check out a network marketing company, 1. Who are the owners, founders, and management team.
The internet makes it very easy to do a little research on these idividuals. Although none of us are perfect anything that draws a red flag should be considered and may be a reason to avoid them. There have been so many horror stories over the years when it come to the mlm business and illegal activities that you can not be to careful with what and who you get involved with. You are going to be putting your reputation on the line now as well.
2. How old is the network marketing company. New start up companies come and go everyday. You are looking for a little longevity. That is not to say the new companies do not provide excellent opportunities.
Sometimes a new hot company will come along with innovative products, and a compensation plan that is worth seriously looking at. Just be cautious and really consider what you are doing before jumping in with both feet. 3. Is the company debt free? This may or may not be important, but the financial stability of the company can affect whether you get paid. Most businesses fail in the first 2-5 years due to lack of money. You certainly do not want to spend 5 years building a netwrok marketing business of your own only to have the company fold taking your money and dreams down with it.
4. Talk to a few distributors. Not the ones the company gives you though, do a Google search for the distributors where you live. Call them and get the real story first hand. When you talk to them you need sometimes to sift through what they are saying.
A bad reference due to their lack of success is not necessarily a reflection on the network marketing company itself. It may be a reflection on the individaul and their effort though. 5. Is there a need for the product. Any good network marketing company will only be as good as their products. If there is already a demand for what you will be selling then your chances for making sales and recruiting new distributors are very good.
A product with a demand for and interest in is a great way to make money. On the flip side if you are looking at company with products that the market is already saturated with it will be harder for you to make money. In conclusion there are thousands of network marketing companies in business today. Because it is so cheap to start your own mlm business people do not take their time to check them out. If you were going to start a franchise of your own and it took a hundred thousand dollars to get started how much investigation would you do. Try and take the same apporach before you jump into your next network marketing opporutnity.
Jeff Schuman helps people start their own network marketing business. For free network marketing training and tips check out his website here: http://network-marketing.team-schuman.com