Not too long ago, me and my husband had a Zoom meeting with a business lady and her personal assistant from Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
The business lady’s name is Mrs. M.
The Zoom meeting was held because Mrs. M is very keen to explore the network marketing business I am in and she was looking for the right sponsor for her and her Personal Assistant (PA).
Here’s some background story about Mrs. M.
She is a successful business women. Previously, she has tried building a MLM / network marketing business and had quite a large network.
However, one thing was lacking from her previous MLM business. She didn’t get much guidance and support from her sponsor or team.
If you have never built a network marketing business before, know that one of the key factor to be successful is your team.
It does not matter if your business has the best product or the best marketing plan, if you joined a none-committed team, as the saying goes, “birds of a feather flock together”.
You will end up being frustrated and quit the business.
That was exactly what happened to Mrs. M.
For a time, she has kept away from any MLM business and focused on her conventional business.
What attracted her to the MLM company I partnered with was the company’s core product.
She has seen many people talking about it online and decided to purchase it from an online 3rd party platform just to try it.
She tried it and loved it!
That has sparked her interest in network marketing again and this time around, she started looking for a right sponsor and the right team to join.
That was how Mrs. M got connected with me and my husband and thus the Zoom meeting with her and her PA.
During the Zoom meeting, it was clear what Mrs. M wanted from a sponsor. She wanted someone that can guide and support her whilst building her network.
She wants a sponsor which is truly committed in the business.
How can you tell if your sponsor or your upline is committed in their business?
I thought about that question for a while because commitment in my own network marketing business has never been an issue.
I was committed in building my business from day one back in March 2018.
Back then, I was unemployed and money fast running out in my bank account.
I had no other option. I had to make it work.
I understand a lot of people may not be in that situation.
Signing up as a member costs less than RM100.
There is no risk because there is no capital investment required and the MLM business model in Malaysia has long been proven to work going back as far as 1976 when Amway Malaysia was established.
That is a +40 years track record in Malaysia and the company is still going strong! I am not with Amway by the way.
Because it doesn’t cost a lot of money to get started and there is no capital investment required, many people treated their MLM business like a hobby.
They only do it when they feel like doing it… alas, they are not truly committed in the business.
When you treat the business like a hobby, you will get hobby income.
A true measure of our commitment in our network marketing business is when my husband quit his corporate job with a public listed company in Malaysia and went full time in our business at the end of 2019.
In short, me and my husband have burnt our ships.
In 334 BC, Alexander led a fleet of Greek and Macedonian ships across the Dardanelles Straits and into Asia Minor.
When he reached the shore, Alexander ordered his men to burn the ships. He told his men, “We will either return home in Persian ships or we will die here.”
My network marketing business is now my full time career. It is me and my husband’s only source of income for our family.
There is no turning back for us therefore, we are fully committed to grow our business and also help our business associates to grow their business.