What To Do When Your Upline Doesn’t Want You to Use the Internet to Build

A very common question I get from people learn the cutting edge online recruiting methods I teach, has to do with a concern about being scolded by an upline for “choosing a different path.”

For example, I was on a webinar a couple months ago and a woman asked how she should deal with an upline so entrenched in the old way of thinking, she’s afraid the upline might be critical and/or disagree with building online.

In some cases, there are leaders who will understandably monitor every move their reps make, watch their stats, review volume and call and email on a daily basis to see who we have prospected recently or showed the plan to.

You see, I know what I do works and once new reps and customers start rolling in for you, they are going to have questions and most likely, be negative about building the business differently than how they did it back in the ’80s or ’90s.

And this is a position I empathize with, because my upline, (not my company), once threatened me and said that I would lose my business because I was using online marketing methods, they didn’t approve of.

I think this question and issue comes down to this…

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Why Top Recruiters Are Almost NEVER Top Earners

This past week, I had a wonderful conversation with a top earner in a fast growing network marketing company, named Laura.

Laura is actually part of a small elite group of top producers, who recently started working with Elite Marketing Pro to help take their business building efforts online and supplement the incredible success they’ve had offline.

As I asked her questions about her background and on how she built her downline organization – including her building philosophy, the type of people she recruits, how she trains new people as they come in, the timing of promotions she runs , etc. and to my surprise, I found myself silently nodding my head ‘yes’ to everything she was doing in her business.

Could you believe it?

A pure ONLINE recruiting advocate, such as myself, was excited and in total agreement with how a top income earner in network marketing built her business OFFLINE!

In fact, many of the things I hated about traditional business building in network marketing, she didn’t like either!

I had found my offline soul-mate. 🙂

She didn’t believe in…

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How To Get People To ACT… Leaving Them No Choice

I just got this letter from Forbes in the mail asking me to come back. I subscribe to a LOT of stuff, and unfortunately don’t really have time to read all of it. So recently I didn’t renew my Forbes subscription and they’ve been bombarding me with letters. I had no plans to renew it […]

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Why Should Anyone Follow YOU?

Here’s a question that haunts many, and often causes them to spend months and often years trying overcome it… and it’s especially true for those who are just starting their network marketing career. Why in the world should others listen to ME… or follow ME? And that’s a very valid question. I was actually faced […]

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The Art & Science Of Writing Sales Copy

WORDS! They are the most powerful tools we have at our disposal.

Words have started and ended wars, moved men into battle, and brought nations together to fight for independence.

And using them strategically can help you sell more products, make more money, and get more out of life.

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How to Use Emails to Create Unshakable Trust with Your Prospects

Let’s get down to brass tacks.

The main reason someone will buy from you, or will NOT…is whether they like and trust you (or do not.) Period.

This is salesmanship 101. And regardless of the media you use – video, email, sales letter, phone, TV, or even face to face – if you don’t create LIKE and TRUST, you ain’t gonna make the sale.

Now, unless you’re talking to someone face to face or over the phone, this is a hurdle to overcome. It’s a heckuva lot easier to do it in person, using your voice and body language, than trying to create a relationship through a monitor.

However, in this post, I’m going to show you how to use emails to get the job done. To create a strong bond. An unshakable trust. And build a solid relationship with your list, so they become addicted to your message, and will eagerly buy your products, service, or join your business.

Before we dive right in, let me tell you how NOT to do it…

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Three Proven Ways to Grow Your Network Marketing Business, Using the Internet

They say attending events is the key to having success is network marketing and today, but there is one particular generic event I attended this past October which was a game changer for many.

Spending a week in Vegas for many, including myself, can prove to be a dangerous proposition.

The booze, the partying, the gambling, the… well… you get the idea…

However, for this event, ‘discipline’ was the name of the game for me!

Ok, I did have my share of sipping tequila, but if you know me… that’s pretty normal.

And I did skip out on business meetings to grab a seat at the Sports Book to watch game 4 of Dodgers vs Mets playoff game. (Damn you, Mets!!)

Aside from that, I was there to learn and to network and I was in bed every night by 11:00pm and up in the morning by 8:00am!

With all the excitement surrounding Tony Robbins, Bob Proctor, Robert Kiyosaki and countless other superstar entrepreneurs who would be speaking in front of 8,000 people at the main event, I was actually more excited about something else…

You see, last year, I had attended “the event before the event” – exclusively for people in network marketing who are making 6-figures or more per year in their business.

I wrote about part of my experience surrounding the event, however since we were actually sworn to secrecy last year, I could only really talk about the personal conversations I had with other 6-figure and 7-figure earners, since that was outside the event.

Nonetheless, this year, I was excited to once again, be at this exclusive event.

And my excitement boiled down to ONE BIG REASON…

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Why Company Leaders are Secretly Using the Internet to Prospect & Recruit, While Telling Their Downline to Keep It “Old School”

Truth is, I always knew that the biggest ‘internet network marketers’ who built massive businesses online actually weren’t the ones who were public about it.

Out of necessity, the biggest ‘internet networkers’ who’ve built $500,000 and up per year businesses, have had to keep it a secret! I can think of one of them right now, who actually built his business with one of the top 5 MLM companies in the world.

My sense, is that as our world and interactions becomes more digitized, MLM companies and the ‘Old School’ camp won’t be able to hold out much longer and will have to admit that the internet can and WILL play a crucial role in their businesses.

It’s already happening.

My warning to leaders in the industry is simple…

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The Problem with Prospecting & Recruiting with Social Media

This October will mark 10 years (2005) since I entered the network marketing arena and my life took a crazy detour into the world of entrepreneurship, deep personal development and experiencing more negativity than any human should have to endure.

The good news is that my story in this industry has a happy ending.

I quit job as an engineer 2 1/2 years after joining the industry in 2008, became a 6-figure earner in direct sales by 2009, built a 7-figure internet company by 2012 and I am now the co-owner of an online direct sales company, which I first joined as an affiliate back in 2006.

My journey however was not without many fumbles, embarrassing moments and more prospecting faux pas than I care to share and I hope my friends, family & strangers I attempted to prospect have long forgotten the things I did. LOL

But here’s a few, so you have an idea…

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