Network marketing has evolved from what one would consider to be a side project or hobby into one of the largest professions in the world. Though many people go into this business just to make some quick cash, there are others who have turned the former known hobby into a six figure grossing profession. Now, considering the fact that most people would gladly put their lungs up for sale on eBay for a six figure position, not all people are experienced in this rapidly growing field. In fact, one of the most common questions that come up with the topic of network marketing is : how would one find the right company to join? This is why it is essential for one to learn the importance of decision making in network marketing. Luckily, the Ber-man is here to give some assistance on that.
First of all, research is a very critical step of decision making in network marketing.
It is a notion that should never cease to be practiced, especially when looking for a company to go into. Do not, I repeat, do not just go with a company because you like a particular person or one of the “messengers” that work for the company. This brings me to the first step of finding the right team:
Research the company – How long have they been around? What are they selling? Is it consumable? If a company has only been around for as long as it takes your clothes to go through the spin cycle in your washing machine, it would be safe to avoid them and look into another.
Would you be a customer of your own company? Do you believe in the product?
If you are going into the field of network marketing, it can be assumed it is because you believe in the profession and love it with every fiber of your being. The same thing should apply for not only the company you choose to work for but also with the product you are helping to sell. When a person has faith in something or truly believes in its value, that love shows; you can hear it in that person’s voice, see it in their face, and you can feel their enthusiasm radiating off them in waves. This kind of dedication does not just happen, therefore if one does not feel it, they should probably listen to their intuition telling them to run the other way. Do not pass go, do not collect two hundred dollars, and do not get comfortable with that company. Keep looking.
What is the timing of the company? What is their future?
Timing is an essential detail not only in network marketing but any well-known profession. Most products and companies must be introduced at the right time or they could risk being put out of business before they even really have the chance to begin. For example, it would not be the best idea to sell turtle neck sweaters in the middle of the summer. It would be better to wait for a colder season, therefore wait until the timing is right. The same goes for the marketing world if an unneeded product or business comes along they could potentially fail and have no future of surviving.
Are the big bosses engaged in the company themselves? Can the average person understand and help sell the brand, therefore making their own money in the process?
Another important detail one should consider when looking into network marketing companies is the engagement of the CEO and others that lead the company. Chances are if the leaders aren’t directly participating, then they won’t help lead you in the path to success. For example, if you are having trouble understanding the product and need help, if the CEO is not engaged personally, chances are he/she doesn’t understand the product either. Which leads to a rippling effect of no-no’s: the leaders have no genuine love for the product they are asking you to sell, they are unwilling and unable to teach you about it, therefore you can’t possibly have any belief in the product. All of these signs should point you back to the drawing board because that company is not the one.
A person should always trust their instincts when it comes to finding a network marketing company to work for. Following steps similar to these could assist in assuring the right company choice. Just remember to always evaluate the company plan, product, team, timing, and the company itself. Trust your decision making in network marketing skills and you could never go wrong.
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