All right, I have some good news and some bad news for you. First the good news. If you are doing a search for a MLM Downline Building System that tells me, you are on the right track.
That tells me you are most likely committed to your success in your MLM business. That tells me that you understand that the key to being successful is finding a way to build a large downline.
See most people come into this industry and think that it will be a cinch to build a large residual income producing business.
The majority of people think that they will only have to recruit a few people and those people will do the same thing and so on and so forth until magically they have a life changing high income producing downline under them.
Not how it works!
The Bad News
One of the great things (and bad) about being an entrepreneur is that we are always looking for methods to streamline our business building activities. We are always looking for methods to get the most results in the shortest time period we can.
This is good for obvious reasons but it is also bad because we are easily tempted by “shiny object syndrome”.
We see a new widget, software or program that promises us the easy way to achieve success.
In this industry I have seen all kinds of nonsense being promoted, scammers trying to sell you:
- A pre built downline
- Automated downline building systems or downline builders
- Downline sign ups
None of these are legitimate and none of them work, if they did we would all simply join them and be wealthy in no time.
What these things end up doing is distracting us from the essential building activities that we must perform consistently on a daily basis if we truly desire to be successful.
But Robb is There a System I Can Use or Not?
So right about now I know you are probably saying stop beating around the dang bush Robb and just answer the question. Is there a system that can build me a downline or not?
The short answer is NO. There is no magic system, which you simply flip the switch and turn it on and it will start spitting out new distributors in your MLM downline.
It does NOT exist!
If it did everyone would be using it and we would all be rich.
For your own good, please trust me on this.
From my own very painful personal experience, I can assure you that nothing like that exists. I looked!!
I was duped many times over and over again.
I spent thousands of dollars on systems that promised to enroll distributors into my business on auto pilot, only to eventually (many years later) come to the realization that such a thing does not exist and I had wasted a great deal of time, energy and cash.
There is simply no system that is going to do it for you.
And be warned there will be lots of marketers who are trying to sell you something that will tell you different but the fact is they are lying to you and are doing so in order to pry your hard-earned cash away from you.
Now for the Long Answer
Now do not get me wrong. There are indeed strategies you can implement that will make recruiting and sponsoring new distributors into your downline much easier and quicker
The first thing you need to understand is the equation for success in your MLM business which is:
“Your success is simply found in your ability to get a large group of people to do a few consistent activities over an extended period of time.”
Step 1 of that equation is to “get a large group of people”. I.e. prospect and recruit.
Which believe it or not is a simple activity.
Your “job” is to simply meet people on a regular basis, develop a relationship with them and than simply ask them if they are open to looking at an opportunity.
If they say yes they are open to taking a look you provide them with a 3rd party tool that explains the opportunity to them, than collect their decision (yes or no to joining your downline).
Pretty simple when you break it down. So clearly a key component in that success equation is meeting the people in the first place.
So how do you go about meeting these people on a daily basis?
This is where a “MLM system” can come into play.
But when I say system I do not mean one that you purchase. When I say system, I mean a daily method of operation that you apply to go about meeting these people and building a relationship with them.
There are two methods (systems) I recommend you apply when doing so, they are social media and attraction marketing.
Now I have hordes of training on this site pertaining to both of these methods, so in this blog post I will give you a brief overview of how they work and than point you to other blog posts if you want to learn more about each of them.
Before I get into each of these methods, I do need to warn you not to tackle either one of these until you have gone to your warm market.
And in fact never replace the warm market strategy with either one of these. The key to your success is to embrace the warm market and than add these methods into your daily business building mix.
Do them on top of the warm market, not instead of.
Why Do I Say This?
Because remember the equation for success in your business?
Step 2 of it is getting that large group of people to do a few consistent activities over an extended period.
And the fact is there is simply nothing easier than having people go to their warm market i.e. the people they already know.
And guess what?
It works incredibly well if done the right way.
I built a 6 figure income simply going to my warm market. I was taught by the best, Eric Worre and Randy Gage who were my direct upline and coached me on how to do it correctly.
You can learn all about the right way to start your business and incorporate the warm market into your building business activities here:
System #1 – Social Media
OK the first system you can and should use is good ol’ Social Media and at this point in time Facebook in particularly.
In the old days before social media, meeting people offline was indeed a bit of a challenge. You literally had to put on your boats and head out into your community and meet people.
It was doable but it was a much longer process and it definitely took a certain personality. Not everyone is comfortable or even capable of going out and striking up conversations with new people.
Back in those days the goal was to meet 2 new people per day. Now with social media your goal should be at least 10 people and 20 is also very realistic and doable with the right strategy in place.
Because there is definitely a right strategy to implement. There is a right and a wrong way to use social media and guess what?
Yup the majority of people are doing it all wrong and failing miserably as a result.
When you use the right strategy social media becomes very much of a downline building system. Do this and than do this and finally do that and the results will come in like clockwork.
I believe everyone in the MLM industry should be using this strategy and teach it to his or her team as well. It is simple, effective and costs nothing.
If you want to learn more about it here are some free posts to do so:
System #2 – Attraction Marketing
What is attraction marketing?
Basically it is internet marketing for the MLM industry.
The basic premise behind it is that you use internet marketing techniques such as blogging, video marketing, podcast, Facebook business pages, email marketing etc. to set up a system to attract your perfect prospect to you.
Pretty much every leader in the industry that you see on the internet has used attraction marketing to either become the leader they are or to maintain their status as a leader.
This does not mean you have to use this system, and doing so does have its challenges, but once it is up and running it is a definite game changer. Instead of having to depend solely on actively going out and prospecting people, prospects will actually come to you through your online marketing and systems you have set up.
But again it does have challenges…
The biggest one is that it takes time and money to learn how to implement this strategy and corresponding systems correctly.
It also takes time to get any traction. You can expect depending on which methods of marketing you implement to not generate any prospects anywhere from 6 – 18 months.
Most people quit and give up long before that.
The key to your success is to again focus first on the warm market and teach that to your team.
Then transition into using social media while still doing and teaching the warm market.
Then with no more than 25 – 30% of the time you have allotted to build your business weekly start to learn and implement attraction marketing techniques.
If this method of building your MLM business is appealing to you here are some training you can check out:
To see the Attraction Marketing system I recommend go here!
And there you have it my friend, I trust this all made sense to you. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to drop a comment in below and I will be sure to do my best to help you out.
Cheers to YOUR Success
P.S. For more training on prospecting and learning the skills to recruit 5 – 10 people per month into your downline I recommend you sign up for my FREE Boot Camp. Link is on the side of the blog.