Multi-level marketing can be a highly-rewarding career choice-you're selling a product that you love and inviting people you like to be your work mates.
But, despite the rewards, it can still be intimidating.
Not so much selling the product, but sharing the opportunity.
For many of us, the idea of recruiting people is frightening.
But it doesn't have to be.
Recruiting is a skill which, once developed, can take that fear and turn it into excitement.
No one likes a fake.
Hyped-up sales pitches and over-enthusiasm has sent more than one of us running for the hills.
So don't make the mistake of thinking that recruiting is hard sales, because it isn't.
Recruiting is conversation.
So, be honest and let your experiences speak for you.
It's easier to chat with a friend.
No one likes cold calling, but people do like talking with friends.
So, if approaching strangers is the problem, stop doing it.
Instead, turn those strangers into friends.
Take the time to engage in friendly banter.
You'll be amazed at how much of a difference it makes.
Use the Internet.
Why not? The Internet is a great way to widen your recruiting circle.
Social networking sites, personal web pages, blogs, message boards and forums-these are all great tools for reaching people otherwise beyond your reach.
Go for the right people.
You may be tempted to recruit anyone and everyone; but don't.
Think about the kind of person who would be good at what you do.
What qualities do they need to have? Then, look for those types of people to talk to.
It is better to recruit a few quality people than have a plethora of bodies that will eventually just drop out anyway.
Use active listening skills.
When talking about the opportunity with someone, base the conversation on what they are saying and asking, not what you think they need to know.
People are far more receptive if it feels like you are listening to them, not talking at them.
Probably the worst mistake a person can make is not to follow-up.
How many opportunities have been missed because you waited for them to call you or worse yet, didn't phone them when you said you would.
Always follow up.
Recruiting doesn't have to be scary.
By using these tips, you can turn recruiting into an enjoyable part of every working day.