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Good Questions To Ask A Network Marketing Company

– Posted in: Online Network Marketing

It seems like every network marketing company has almost the same pitch. They talk about:

-The Company
-The Product
-The Comp Plan
-The Timing etc.

And all are very important, of course. But I have yet to hear about a company that claims they have a mediocre company, product, comp plan, or lousy timing. They all sound the same.

For example, no matter how long a company has been around, or what their revenue trend is (up, down, sideways, or backwards) they can convince you that the timing just couldn’t be better! (whether they’ve been around for 30 years or 30 days!)

But I tend to have a different viewpoint, and I ask different questions than other people seem to be concerned about.

For example, here are some of the things I want to hear about:

-How well do your online systems convert?
-Can I buy relevant URL’s to promote the company or products?
-Do you have customer acquisition or lead acquisition programs?
-How much of the gross revenue is paid to the distributors? (A REALLY important question!)
-How much a month will it cost somebody to join? (the more it costs, the harder it is to create duplication)
-How much per month will my distributors have to pay to market their business?
-What additional hidden costs are there?

The fact is, these are sometimes hard questions to get answers to. Last time I asked somebody how well their corporate website converted, his answer was something like: “Really well, people are joining like crazy!” I re-phrased my question, and got an equally mushy response. Finally, like a math teacher trying to teach a child something new, I explained that the conversion rate means out of 100 people that visit my site, how many could I expect to join? No response.

So I don’t know what you are looking for in a company, but hopefully some of these questions give you food for thought. Because in this day and age, when everybody sounds the same, it’s important to align yourself with something that’s truly cutting edge and taking advantage of the digital age..

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David Lee Y S December 13, 2010, 3:39 am

Great points Dave! But also a tough questions to ask the company. 🙂

Dave Sherwin December 13, 2010, 10:42 am

Believe it or not, I asked all these questions to a company I joined recently! The owner was great, he spent over an hour with me. And he gave the right answers. If not, I wouldn’t have joined.