Pick The Right MLM Sponsor

We’ve all got a short memory.

Pick the right MLM sponsor to win

We all forget what it was like when we were looking at an MLM just prior to joining.

This is a massive error.

And, if you’re not in a deal right now, you need to know this to maximize your potential success.

So this post addresses this key point from 2 different points of view.

  1. If you’re looking at an MLM
  2. If you’re in an MLM

See, in both cases, knowing how to pick the right sponsor and team is critical to your long term success.  And, believe me, building an authentic residual income requires experience,  people who have network marketing skills, commitment and teamwork.   Especially in the first 30-90 days.

You’ve got to pick the right sponsor and team to effectively ‘short-cut’ getting all 4 of those things.

The Questions

If you are looking, you’ve got to get earners on the phone and get them to commit to 2 hours, each, a week for 4-5 weeks.

Let them show you the following:

  1. How to strike interest
  2. How to present
  3. How to enroll people
  4. How to get people who enrolled off to a good start

MLM is a teaching business and the hard truth is we simply cannot teach what we do not know.   Besides, courage is easy when people work together.

Ask them, point blank,

  1. “Should I join your team, will you make calls with me for 2 or more hours a week for the first month or so?”
  2. “Can I listen to you make calls?”

If they say ‘yes’ to both, ask them to schedule that right now.   For the month.  If they balk?  Walk away.

Already in? This is priceless

We surveyed over 5000 MLMers/MLM seekers.

The results of that survey have made me a fortune.


If you know what is really on their mind, (see network marketing skill to sponsor more ‘What goes through the prospects head), and you talk to that and then deliver support…..they will do the same thing.

Remember, whatever we set in motion, carries in motion.

What are people really looking for?


Use facts and common sense to sponsor more

Here’s where common sense pays massive dividends.  Ask people what they want and give it to them  Geez, what a concept.

All we did to get more sponsoring going on was leverage this information and do the right thing.

What does that really mean?

Well, you’ve got to understand the what the survey really says. (Common sense will make this easy).

It tells you that today’s ‘avatar’ knows that it is marketing and they want to learn the skills and they want hands on support to help them effectively apply the skills.   People clamoring ‘best plan, company and product’ are out in left field.   People offering hands on support, daily, are right on target.   Look again.

They really don’t believe the plan, product or company will make them successful, they know they need to learn some skills.  And, again, common sense, they are correct.  When the ‘avatar’ knows what they need but MLMers don’t, and most don’t, you’ve got almost no competition.   Very cool.

So we worked in teams, assured them we’d make calls with them and keep working with them, as often as they wanted, teaching the skills and then demonstrating them daily.

Then, we do the right thing.

What’s that?

We schedule time to work with them, as we promised, and we do it.

It’s all really quite simple when you think about it from a prospects point of view.

They are right, they need to learn what to do and what to say.

We’ve never had someone come over from another company by telling them our ‘deal’ is better.

Promise to work with people as a team by making calls with them and sponsoring soars

It’s not that hard or complicated.

We simply ask if their up-team develops leads and make calls with them.

Most people say ‘no’ the rest say, ‘no, never.’

What do they want?

People who will make calls with them, show them, hands on, how to build the business.

We’re all looking

If you’re looking at an MLM, look at the team, they work for you …get them to commit to calling with you.

If you’re looking to get more sponsoring going in your group, offer AND deliver what prospects want.  Skills and hands on help.

Couple this with the skill of duplication and the sky really is the limit.

I’d like to know …would you have liked your successful Up-team making calls with you when you got started?

Would it have made a difference to you?  Do you do it?

Leave a comment, I’d like to know.


mark januszewski

world’s laziest networker

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  • Mark, that may be your best video yet(or at least most impactful). This would have saved me years of aggravation dealing with alot of the BS people out there. It is great how you explained both sides of the deal for everyone.

  • Thank you for this Mark I find I keep missing so much of this course but plug in when I can and this is helpful. My sponsor helped out for a while and did one on ones with me but no one in my up line ever made that commitment to me and I have called but I am going to call again and ask for that support for the folks I have sponsored.
    much gratitude,

  • Shelia…..

    It may take some time and there needs to be a plus for both sides….but keep calling your up team and provide them with work [that’s your part] …..and get the help you desevre….after all, they are getting paid on you and your groups production….most upteams want to do the right thing and earn it. Inspire them! Hound them with postive statements and leverage their success to become successful.

    I constantly [daily] called 3 10K earners in my Up-team….left a POSTIVE MESSAGE of less than 10 seconds everyday….and said..always finsihed by saying ‘I’ve got dozens of people to talk with, show me your skills! Let’s get rich!”

    It didn’t take long before all 3 were on board……be postive, persistent and proud to make your contribution – I did the prospecting, they did the recruiting….that’s the deal and Up-teams that refuse, the hell with them…..make it happen and don’t treat your people that way. Go for it…

    mark j

  • Thanks man…..

    Seeing you turn on the champion within yourself has been wonderful to witness

    keep growing man….you rock

    mark j

  • Well said Mark J. New distributors ‘don’t know what they don’t know’….so how would they know what to ask help with.
    Great stuff as always.
    Rock on ! ! !


  • FANTASTIC POINT! I’ve been in networking for 10 years and was a $15000 earner with one company, after they folded part of our team followed us to a new company. That was 3 years ago and the team that followed us made a mistake – they followed me. It’s hard to admit but I did not have the skills to teach them how to build a business. That’s why I want to be a part of Go90Grow. I want to have the skills to teach to the people that I sponsor so THEY can be successful.
    Imagine me as the guy sleeping in a tent in the Go90Grow line waiting to get a ticket!
    All the Best!

  • Thanks Kenny and you are so dead-center correct…..new reps don’t know what they need….

    Ironic, eh?

    Leaders always telling people from stage that they need to be ‘leaders’ then they get on the phone with your new rep and ASK THE NEW REP to tell them what they need !! 🙂


    Shouldn’t they be leading?

    mark j

  • ark J. Insight beyond value! I looking into napower and forevergreen, interesting to me, any comment on the two? Appreciate insight. Soul searching my niche. Thanks, Karl

  • Hi Mark,

    I personally have only ever received what you are teaching for 2 levels up and only for a very limited time. However, I totally see the value in what you are teaching and be sure to let the buck stop with me and my team. This way we can create the correct culture in our line of sponsorship.

    Thanks again for a good 2 part mini series post.

    Cheers, Peter G 🙂

  • Aloha

    Mark great video and one of your best videos of your best ones.

    Thanks a lot and just to let you know your videos keep me motivated.

    Appreciate them keep em coming

    Pat from Ireland

  • There are really 3 things I would strongly suggest you do….

    1. Decide you are going to make a 2 year commitment and write down exactly what you want to accomplish, precisely how many hours you will dedicate and what you are willing to give up in return for what you want. Be specific on all of these things and make sure all are written down. Once you do that, read it outloud at night and sleep on it. Review it the next day and make certain that you are positive about what you want, the time and the sacrifice. There is a massive difference between stating a preference and making a decision. This is a life defining moment, So define it.
    2. Do authentic due diligence on both companies, check BBB and DSA
    3. Follow precisely my suggestions in picking a sponsor. You’ll find that here

    Do not make an emotional decision. I believe we need a warm heart [passion] but a cool head. I believe, as you continue to read what you wrote and follow these suggestions, you’ll make the correct choice for yourself. You simply must get firm 40+ day commitments from 2 $3000 a month earners. Once you’ve checked the companies out…..find out if your team is in any other deals. If any of them are in more than 1 program, walk away or find another team that will sponsor you. It is your right, and smart business, to make sure you are on the right team.

  • Aloha Peter

    We apprciate you, you kind words and your integrity.

    Integrity should be common place……but it is not…..you’re sharing and insights are so consistent and grounded in doing the right thing it’s fabulous.

    keep growing

    mark j

  • Aloha Mark,
    That’s what i call getting down in the trenches and telling it like it is. Just stay with me and then nudge me out of the nest and then i will Soar!!!!

  • Aloha Mark,

    I precisely believed on your points of view here, that was totally true… it’s hard to work at your own when you are just starting out only on an MLM company and the sponsor is unreachable every time you need a three-way call. But when I started to follow your videos and trainings, I have gained confidence and I made a promise to myself that I will equipped myself with all the skills so that I could teach my team and duplicate my efforts and build my own best team..

    Furthermore, I look up to you as my sponsor since I got a lot of skills from you.

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