Let us Recruit for You

It’s been awhile since I’ve seen these advertisements running but they’re back once again. The idea is interesting, if you have no time to build your business.

And, you have far more money than time. But, we have to ask how can that be duplicated by those that are recruited to join your business?

As the leader of your growing downline will you have the skills to teach your downline how to recruit prospects into their business.

Or will you lose all credibility with your downline?

On the other hand large corporations do hire agencies to recruit for them for traditional jobs. Or, they use temp agencies to find new workers either to fill a temporary position or as a trial before hiring them permanently.

When it comes to network marketing people will often go down this road due to a fear of actually doing the prospecting themselves.

And, we know that the only way to get passed the fear is to actually do whatever it is that we actually are fearful of.

I have worked with a few individuals in the past that went down this road of having someone else recruit for them. And, sadly they reported it never worked out.

If you look at most network marketing company compensation plans that use a binary or forced matrix you’ll find that your upline is actually recruiting for you already.

But, you only get paid in most cases on the weak leg. The leg that you are building, still it gives you incentive to work on building that weakest leg.

If you’re looking at one of these let us recruit for you network marketing ads, approach it with a great deal of skepticism. It may just save you a lot of grief in the future.

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8 comments… add one
  • Avant Aug 26, 2010, 7:34 pm

    The idea of having someone else do this work for you is appealing, especially for people new to the industry. Unfortunately it’s one of those things you really have to do yourself. Part of the joy of having your own business is growing and learning, and you can’t do that (or have the same level of success) by not doing the work.

  • Glenn Burks Aug 26, 2010, 8:16 pm

    Hi Avant,

    You are absolutely correct most do find it appealing for someone else to do all the work. Or to have a system that does it for you. Yet, developing skills in marketing will give them something they can use for a lifetime no matter what they choose to do or where their path may take them.

  • David May 25, 2014, 4:01 am

    People do find it attractive to have someone else do the recruiting. The truth is most of these people have not figured out yet what it takes to be a leader. They are stumbling upon the first level of Network Marketing, am I gonna make it or not? The ones who do make it usually develop strong leadership skills to pass on to those below them.

  • William Jan 19, 2015, 11:45 am

    If you are going to follow network marketing you should be hardworking, must do your work by yourself and keep updated with your network that you have created. Get involved in the work and teach others how to do better in the field. It will definitely brings some good results.

  • William Feb 12, 2015, 11:40 am

    Great opportunity to learn something and earn money.

  • Christine Sutherland Feb 20, 2015, 5:47 am

    Glenn in general I deeply agree with you in relation to the “recruit for you” promises. I also take note of your comment “your upline is actually recruiting for you already”.

    This should be happening regardless of the compensation system.

    My company uses a non-binary system, but I recruit for my team members while they sit back and watch so that they learn the right way from the start. We debrief every meeting and it deepens and speeds their learning of the key skills they need to build. It also builds their confidence very quickly when they see for themselves that I’m not doing anything complex or magical in order to get signups.

    I believe we have a better probability of duplication if we move more slowly like this and spend more time building expertise into our organisations, letting people experience success right from the start.

    People don’t leave when they’re making money, and so I think one of the most important things a sponsor can do is put money into the new person’s bank account, using a hands-on process that is easy and comfortable.

    By embedding skills, and maintaining a values-based community/culture, we can create some pretty amazing results.

  • Judith Apr 17, 2015, 11:17 pm

    Hi Glenn,

    I am new to network Marketing and the part I like the most is contacting prospect. I like to talk on the phone with people, I like to get to know them. I am not in Network Marketing just to make money, I am in for the skills I need to develop in order to succeed. I believe most of these skills are all related to self-growth and mindset.

    Thank you

    Judith Boucher

  • Brigitte Jun 8, 2016, 2:59 am

    I like to know more about it.

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