It may sound strange to hear this question, and for some it may even be a bit confusing. But I assure you that it will make sense once you read this post and let it sink in.
Network Marketing Adultery is basically what it sounds like. It is the action of meeting someone who is committed to a company, and trying to get them to change to your company. It’s kind of like asking a married woman to go out with you, when you know she is taken. So in this post I will talk about network marketing adultery and why you should not commit such a “not quite sinful act”.
It Happens To All Of Us
How many times have you had someone in another company come around and try to push their business onto you? Perhaps they try the “mine is better than yours” or the “I can’t believe you’d take that poison” as if their product is somehow safe and yours is not.
It really frustrates people when others do this to them. So if it bothers you when others do it to you, are you as well doing it to others?
If you’ve experienced someone who wants you to become unfaithful to who you committed to in your business, you may sometimes be questioning if it is right or wrong. Truth is, it is not a sin to change companies, but it does reflect on your reputation. It could show leaders that you are a fly by night type person, or a “jumper” that never gets the support of a upline leader.
I will make these statements: This is an opinion post, and is my own personal opinion. I would allow known “jumpers” into my business if they wanted to try it, but would not put any faith into them unless they proved they were in it for the serious long run. Also, if you are in a company and it fails, goes out of business, or you tried your best to do all you could to make it work, I feel changing companies then may be a wise choice. Jumpers are more like people who join for a few months, and off to the next, then try 2 companies, and so on. They never focus their full attention to one specific project. But there are some cases where it is wise to leave a team or company to pursue a new one, and we all will face that at least once in our careers.
Be Set For People In Other Companies
When you begin prospecting people in network marketing, you are going to meet several in other companies. I personally never ask someone to consider joining me if they are in another company, and especially if they are happy where they are. But, that does not mean I can’t build a relationship with the prospect (unlike with real adultery) .
If you are a smart network marketer, you have other sources of income outside of your network marketing business. These sources are affiliate based tools, and websites. Letting them know you have something to help them build their business in the company they are in, can lead to those extra commissions. I’ve made hundreds of commissions through various training courses, lead sources, websites, and more; without signing the prospect up into my primary company.
Also, the sources I recommend are the actual sources I use and believe in. Never recommend anything just to get a commission. It will destroy the relationship between you and the possible team member one day.
The relationship with the affiliate source can sometimes lead to new team members. Many people have companies that will go out of business, or uplines that hurt them. That’s when they go looking for a new home to work. If you have kept a good relationship with them, and they liked the product you recommended, you most likely will get them on your team without even having to prospect them. Many will contact you and let you know they are wanting a new home.
How To Handle A Prospect Who’s Married To Another Company
Okay, it’s not actually married, but sort of the same idea here. That’s why I call it network marketing adultery, because it’s almost like asking a married woman to please consider being unfaithful to her commitment with another man. People commit, and also can be easily pulled into other companies. When this happens, usually they just do worst in both because they have no longer committed to just one.
The best way to go about this, is to never pressure them. Ask if they are open to looking at new opportunities of course. But if they say they are with a company, tell them you do not want to distract them. Then simply ask them how they are doing, let them know you want them to do good where they are at, and offer a solution to help them achieve success in that company.
The solution is something you personally use that you believe strongly in. This will not just get you extra commissions on someone you originally would have made nothing from meeting, but gives them the impression of you as a respectful and good leader in the industry.
So it’s simple, do not try to recruit someone who is happy where they are. If they don’t mention to you they are in another company, and say they are open to what you are doing, then that means they most likely are not actively trying to build what they are in, or have already been thinking about leaving for whatever reason.
Did This Help?
If this made sense to you, and you got some value from it, please leave a comment below. Be sure to share with your team as well so they do not go around making others angry who are in other companies. Also, to bring awareness to sticking with what you have.