Before You Market For Leads

Most MLM companies recommend starting with a list of 100 plus people you know. In fact many of them will give you an “idea list” such as “school mates, college, barber, mailman, next door neighbor, family, friends, people you work with, etc.” 

This is Called Your Warm Market.  Your warm market this is not a bad place to start when looking for customers, prospects and business builders.   We call this the Training Ground.


The problem is, many MLMers work this list to the point of annoying their friends and family.  Getting rejected by all the others and finely ending up with no leads and frustration.

You’re better off spending your time finding people who are interested in what you’ve got rather than trying to convince your commuting buddy to sign up when he/she doesn’t want to.

So how do you get leads? The best leads will always be the ones you generate yourself. These people have seen your offer and raised their hand to learn more.

The good news is that you can produce your own quality MLM leads. The Internet has made it easier than ever to find people who want your product or service, or to build a home based business. But before you start posting your business in forums and social media, it helps to start by answering a few questions.

So before You Market For Leads, it is important to have these seven ideas handy for reference.  But first…..

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1. Who is the most likely buyer of your produce/service or business plan?

What do you sell and who needs it? Do you sell weight loss plans? Do they buys drinks? Do they purchase wellness products? Who wants health products? All marketing for any business starts by identifying your target market.

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2. Where can your target market be found? In the past, MLMers were told to talk to everyone who stood within 3-feet of them or to place classified ads. While this isn’t bad, it’s less effective than going to the source. The people standing near you or reading the paper may not want or need what you’ve got. If you sell health and wellness products, talking to people in a gym or writing a guest post on a fitness blog are better options.

If you sell jewelry, target only people who purchase jewelry products.  Target men just before Valentines’s day is a good marketing strategy.

3. Entice your market to want to know more? An important thing to remember when talking to people is that it’s not about you or your product. It’s about them and how you or your product can help them get what they want.

You can do this by learning about your customer’s’ feelings, goals and wants, and then providing a solution. The fact is most people don’t care about your company, pay plan, etc.

They care about finding a solution to their problem.

The same goes for prospecting.  Know who you are targeting and their wants, desires, challenges, and problems.  Know your Avatar.

Seven Effective Ways to Generate MLM Leads

Now that you know who, where and how to find your target market, here are some ways to locate and entice these people to find you.

1. Generate MLM leads with a personal website.

Many MLM companies offer websites. Others allow you to make your own, you’ll need to check your MLM company’s policies about websites if you want to create your own.

If allowed, make your own because you want to differentiate yourself from your competitors. If you’re not allowed to make a website directly about your business, make one covering a topic related to your business. For example, if you sell health and wellness products, but can’t have a self-made business site, start a health and wellness blog.

Your website should include information about you and your company, but again in the slant that shows how you can help others get what they need.

2. Build an Email List

There is a process or system of working with leads. The first step is getting them to take an interest in what you have.   This is done via your personal website or Blog.

The next best step is to ask your leads to sign up for your email list.  The best way to get their name and email is to offer something for free such as a report.   In my site I offer a 10-Day Bootcamp for FREE.  This will build your subscriber list and allow you to communicate with your prospects.

Use it to provide valuable information related to your business or business opportunity and products. Timing is everything. If the timing isn’t right today, it may be next week, month or next year. Be that person who has stayed in touch.

3. Have a “Tell Me More” option.

Important to know that most people who visit your site or Blog won’t be ready to buy, but a few might be ready to hear your offer. Include a form different from your email that allows leads to ask you to contact them about your products or services, or business opportunity. Include a link to this form in your emails. Use copywriting techniques that focus on how you can help your prospect benefit from your product/service or business.

4. Write articles to generate MLM leads.

Article writing is free and an effective way to get in front of your market through other people’s websites. They key to a good article that another site will run is that it’s informative, not an advertorial. If you sell candles, write a Valentine’s day post on creating romance with candles or how candles can improve mood.

As a network marketer, you have two types of articles and markets to go after. The first is related to your product or service and the second is home business wannabees. In the second option, you can write articles about MLM for career and business websites. Just know that most places won’t want you to promote your business within in the article. Instead, include a bio that mentions your freebie and a link to your website.

5. Use Social Media

While tweeting, “Join my team,” won’t likely produce results, if you’re clever, you can use social media to generate leads. For example, if you sell weight loss products, you can have before and after pictures on Pinterest or Instagram. If you sell make-up, you can have tutorials on YouTube.

6. Ask for referrals. 

Just like in other businesses, referrals are cheap and easier to convert to a sale. People who come to you through someone else are already wanting to know about you. Many people you talk to won’t be interested in buying, but they might know people who are, so develop a referral program the entice them to send people to you. For example, you can give them a 10% discount on their next purchase for every new customer they send.

7. Attraction Marketing

Attraction Marketing is the most powerful way to create success in you MLM Business.  Knowing who your target audience maybe is the single most important success formula.  The biggest mistake many new Network Marketers make is trying to recruit anyone and everyone.  The failure rate of this type of marketing is the “death blow” to Network Marketers.

Using the power of Attraction Marketing, the odds are in your favor to creating a successful Network Marketing Business.  Simply by eliminating the LOOKERS, and focusing your attention on the DOERS the frustration of building a business is a lot more fun and exciting.

The power of Attraction Marketing makes Network Marketing fun again.

Getting the leads is just the first step in the process. Next you need to qualify them to determine if they’re a good fit, then make your offer, and finally, follow up. Many network marketers don’t like the sales process, but it doesn’t have to be hard or scary, especially if you start with leads who’ve come to you specifically to know about what you offer.

Once you get the hang of generating leads and working them, there’s nothing to stop you from developing a network marketing empire.

To Your success,






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About The Author

Bill Fletcher

Bill Fletcher is a network marketing professional and MLM Business Coach. My goal is to help anyone who is interested in building a network marketing business through a systematic approach to success. Planning-4-Success will guide you with the help of some of the best coaching program available anywhere. We train you with the best professional in all categories of business building and success management.