After looking at Companies and Products; Business Opportunity, Compensation and Extras are the next three categories to compare before you make the leap from one Network Marketing company to another. Here are some questions you should answer that will make the finer points stand out:
It is common knowledge that only a small percentage of consultants/distributors will make it “to the top” of a compensation plan. Does the company reward heavily for entry level consultants? Do they make it easy to conduct business with tools available? Are consultants required to pay additionally for the corporate website by which to conduct business transactions and provide information to their customers? Are the distributors given freedom to market without pressure or very limiting restrictions? Is the business opportunity sustainable in all economic climates? Can it be shared and duplicated by all? Are you required to make a large financial purchase of a starter kit? Are there samples available to share with prospective clients that are easy to distribute, and easy for samplers to use?
Is the commission structure easy to understand, and easy to explain? Are consultants being paid frequently, such as weekly as compared to once a month? Are distributors being paid by paper check or can every one receive an electronic deposit into their accounts? Are their earnings compromised with frequent discount specials on products, or competition between consultants to reduce prices to clients, thereby creating a “wholesale shopping” environment? Can a new consultant make money right away and get paid right away for their work?
Is the sale more important than the relationship? Is there an emphasis on customer service? Is there emotional hype in meetings, trainings, and conference calls? Are those who are sponsoring supportive and willing to work along side and mentor new consultants? Are the leaders talking more about their vacations and their “stuff”, thinking it will motivate the lower levels to work harder, or are they sharing tips and advice that will help you grow your business in a realistic way? Do the leaders of the company and of the group you are joining within the company have a reputation for honesty, integrity, humility, intelligence, conducting themselves in such a way as to earn the respect of colleagues and consumers? Do they use fear or scare tactics in their sales presentations, or bring out the benefits of the products to the potential customer? How well do they care about the customer and the consultant? Do they respond to inquiries and requests in a timely manner? Do they enjoy what they are doing, and are they able to identify and bring out the potential in those around them?
These are all questions that need to be answered, and evaluated when you are looking to change companies.
I hope this helps you make the right decision, the wise decision, for you!
The last thing to ask is: If you were to start all over in another company, will you be able to do so if you could not bring anyone from your existing company with you, and could you walk away without looking back?
If you answered “Yes”, then you are ready to move. If “no”, then you are not!
I answered “YES” to a new opportunity and as difficult as it was to start completely over, it was a clean slate and I looked at it as a way to make so many more new friends! Only you can answer these questions in make the decision whether to stay or go. If you do stay, after doing the above comparison, you should be ready to move ahead with a renewed motivation. If you decide to move on to a new company, you should be filled with excitement for your new beginning. Your future should be bright whatever you decide!
Thanks for stopping by and best wishes for success!