The Network Marketing industry is full of eager people waiting to become successful in their own home based business. The failure rate is so high in this industry a lot of people turn to alternative means to help with their success. That’s where the Network Marketing consultants come in.
Some believe that just because you’re in Network Marketing you have the right to consult others and give advice about this business. The truth is not everybody in Network Marketing is qualified to be a consultant and everyone isn’t qualified to give you advice.
Just because someone said there consultant doesn’t mean they have the experience skills or knowledge to guide you to where you want to go.
Here’s a few things look for when choosing a consultant for your business:
1. Look for Consultant that Works for a Larger Company Not an Independent
What I mean by this is look for somebody that consults for larger company. These people tend to have more resources and tools at their disposal. Not just because they work for a larger company doesn’t mean they’re great. You still should check their credentials. That leases to our next qualifier.
2. A Proven Track Record
Make sure the person you choose to help you with your business has a proven track record of success. Success not only with consulting but success in Network Marketing as well. You should be able to collect testimonials from past clients or at least find reviews online about the company they work for.
3. A Good Listener
This may not seem like a very important trait at first, but when start to work with your consultant you’ll find that being a good listener is crucial to your success. You also want a good communicator. These two go hand in hand.
4. Someone Focused on Solutions
You want someone who is looking for solutions and not for the problem. A lot of people can put the focus back on you when instead you could be focusing on finding a solution that works. A consultant isn’t about finding blame they should help you solve your problems instead of feeling guilty. You want someone who is willing to work with you to find the answers you want not against you.
OK let’s review:
1. Start by looking for a larger company not an independent.
2. Find someone with a proven track record in network marketing.
3. Lead for good listener.
4. Find someone focused on solutions.
If you stick to these four things chances are you’ll find a really great consultant. Remember not everyone in Network Marketing is qualified to be a consultant.
The best advice is the advice that works.