Joining Forever Living as a business owner is a huge decision for most people. Firstly though this decision differs depending on how you found out about the company in the first place. Did a close friend introduce you to the business, maybe someone you used to know contacted you out of the blue, or perhaps you have found out about it through social media. Often business owners join because they were first introduced to the products, then they come to realise there is a business opportunity behind the products.
Many people join Forever Living as they need an extra income, but this is by no means the only reason to join,but if this applies to you then you need to carefully choose who you join the company through. The thing with any network marketing company is if you treat it like a hobby you will earn a hobby income, but if you treat it seriously like a business then you can earn a significant business income. So how do you know you are being introduced to Forever by someone who is treating their business seriously, and will they give you the right support to get you where you want to be.?
Choosing your sponsor
I am getting an increasing number of enquiries through this blog from people who have joined Forever Living through a friend, but then they have not been given any guidance on what to do next. I know this is not always the fault of the sponsor, as some people just don’t want to listen to advice no matter how much you try to help, but I do get the impression that sometimes they feel that getting someone to join their team is where their involvement ends, they then go looking for their next person to sign on the dotted line.
So if you are joining to build a serious business rather than as a hobby or to ‘get the products a bit cheaper’; then you really need to look carefully at your sponsor, and their support network, and choose who you join with carefully.
So how should you choose
- Can you get on with them? – You need to work closely with your sponsor. Are they friendly and approachable? Do they respond in a timely way to questions? Can you see yourself spending time with them, either in person or online?
- Have they answered your questions? – It’s understandable that you have a lot of questions that need to be answered, so have they been able to help? Now I don’t expect someone new recruiting for the first time to know the answers to everything, but they should know where to go for the answers.
- Are they part of a supportive team? – If I don’t know the answer to a questions then I can go to my sponsor or ask someone else in my team. You are not just joining your sponsor – you are joining a team. So get an idea of who else is in the team and if they are the sort of people who will be helpful and open and supportive. When I had new team members join the week before I was due to go on holiday, my sponsor stepped in and helped launch the businesses of my two ladies. Then later in the year I was able to return the favour and help with a business launch for someone else new. Find a team with a great ethos in teamwork.
- Is there team training? – The training provided by Forever Living is absolutely fantastic, with our advisory board who present training sessions as well as offer advice through head office – but some teams also have team specific training both locally and on line. Ask what training is available specific to your team and how you can access it. In our team geography is no barrier – our team training is available online so if you live in Edinburgh or Cornwall you can still access our support.
Helping you build a successful vibrant business is how we earn our commission. I don’t understand those business owners who just want to sign people up – as that is often the most difficult part of the business. Surely it is easier to help someone who has already made that decision to join to be successful than to keep looking for that new team member.
Joining Team Silicon Forever
So if you are looking at Forever Living and you think your prospective sponsor does not tick all the boxes above, then I would be very happy to hear from you. I have team members currently in Glasgow and Tyne and Wear and another who has recently joined in Ipswich, as well as several local to me in Northampton and Milton Keynes, but in my experience it is better to have an active and supportive sponsor who can be at the end of the phone to support and help you, rather than someone just down the road who has no support network and training available.
Choose your team carefully – and good luck in your business. Is Forever Living worth doing? Yes, definitely, but it involves hard work and self discipline. You will only get back from your business the rewards your own efforts deserve, but give yourself the best chance possible by choosing the right team for you.
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