MLM Recruiting- WHAT IS MLM Recruiting and How Does it Work?

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WHAT IS MLM Recruiting?

What do you think MLM Recruiting is?

Do you understand the philosophy behind network marketing recruiting?

Would know that help your home business?

MLM Recruiting is an often misunderstood practice. It has been vilified in many respects by a lot of people.

And rightly so.

Many distributors/consultants in a home business DO NOT understand what mlm recruiting is, let alone how to do it. That lack of knowledge can and will HURT your mlm recruiting results and volume.

Many think that MLM Recruiting is getting people to enroll in their business so they can help the sponsor to make money.

Others think that MLM recruiting is a way they can drag people into their business so the sponsor does NOT have to work.

And still, others believe that MLM recruiting is part scam but yet they do it to make money off of people.

All the above are WRONG.

MLM recruiting is many things, but after 25 years in this great profession, I have come to the conclusion that there is ONE definition of MLM Recruiting that truly will define it as well as broaden the possibilities of it.

No, mlm recruiting is NOT a scam, or a way to earn money off of people.

Far from it.

MLM Recruiting is simply:

” The process of finding, educating, selecting, and helping the right people to take control of their future by owning their their own business.”

THAT is what MLM Recruiting is.

MLM Recruiting is a PROCESS- step by step- of educating the prospect about what your business is all about and then helping them decide if this is for them or not.

MLM Recruiting is about Finding, Educating, and Selecting. You prospect and FIND people to talk to, and educate them about what you have to offer, then select the ones that are right for this profession. They will identify who they are, and who they are not.

MLM Recruiting is about Helping the right people. Your goal is TO HELP people…but the RIGHT people who this business is FOR. There are people that your business is NOT for, and your job is to sift and sort through them to find the right ones.

MLM Recruiting is about Taking Control  of your future. Control is critical to have of you ever want to establish wealth in your life. It is taking control of your time, actions, and where your future is headed.

MLM Recruiting is about owning your own business.  You are recruiting prospects into your business because you want to help them own THEIR own business. It is about owning a business you work out of your home.

How does MLM Recruiting work?

It basically is a 4 step by step process:

1. Find.

You need to find people to talk to, and they are everywhere. You need to find the RIGHT people.

2. Educate.

You must create the exposures that will educate the prospect on what you do and what the whole vision is about. This can be done face to face, over the web, on social media, mobile recruiting, or in a public gathering, or in a home. It can vary, but the education process must take place, and it may take more than one exposure.

3. Follow Up.

You need to reconnect with the prospect and see where they are with what they have seen.

4. Select.

Often called “closing” I believe it is more that you select the people that you want to work with and with that mindset, you will find the right people in mlm recruiting.

MLM recruiting is a process, and an art. If you master mlm recruiting, you will find your success will explode in your network marketing home business.

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MLM Network Marketing Training – The MLM Millionaire’s Big 3 Recruiting Secrets for a Home Business

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I have never had such a response to anything in these ezines like we have had with this PassionFire study on Millionaire Recruiters…


And we have been swamped with emails for copies of the study…we may release it at a later date, but we appreciate the kind interest and comments…

This week we are going to cover:

“The MLM Millionaire’s Big 3 Recruiting Secrets.”

All the Millionaires which I chatted with and interviewed had their own flair and processes…which is what makes Network Marketing great…the eclectic nature of the education one can get…

But after interviewing them and seeing what they all had to say, there were 3 commonalities between them all as far as what they focused on and how they saw things…

Millionaires in this business are different… VERY Different…..

In their work ethic, focus, activity level, belief and determination to make things happen…and they make things happen all the time…

But 3 things really stuck out about them all, and it really made an impression on us to find out that they perceive things differently than the average distributor…

That is the reason they became Millionaires…and they should be modeled in most every aspect…

The “Big 3” MLM Secrets that we discovered.

1) “Millionaires don’t wait for something to happen…they are too busy MAKING something happen…”

One top earner from Excel told me that she took her new folks by the hand, and led them down a path that was all about activity and results…she didn’t wait on them to go do something…she took them and DID something WITH THEM….(DID YOU GET THAT?)

Another number one earner told me that he gets his distributors to “hit the ground running…because they have to keep up with me!” This number one earner said that he NEVER waits for his phone to ring…he goes out and MAKES it ring from all that he does…with his folks and his personal recruiting…

Another number one earner said…”This is NOT a waiting game…it is a WINNING game, and the average MLM distributor plays the waiting game…but not my people…we are focused on winning at recruiting…and let the others who wait get the crumbs we leave….”

WOW!!!What an attitude and focus!!! This Intensity at making something happen permeated every Millionaire we chatted with…no exceptions…and many folks who we chatted with were constantly interrupted with 3 way calls on their cell phones and pages…

Their whole demeanor said: MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN!

2) “Millionaires don’t count the calls…they only count the applications….”

I was amazed at the numbers that these folks ran even when they were part time..(we covered this a couple of weeks ago)…and we discovered that MLM Millionaires don’t count the calls…rarely if ever…

As one millionaire so aptly put it… “Count the calls? you gotta be kidding…I just call till I score…” Asked if he had any notion of how long he sits and makes calls… “All night…doesn’t everybody?”(DID YOU GET THAT????)

MLM Millionaires see what they do as the Norm….not anything special…they just call and keep calling, never minding or caring about the numbers…only waiting till they “score” and recruit someone…

The Power of ENOUGH in Network Marketing and Direct Sales.
As another top earner said…”I’m too busy making phone calls to count how many I have made…I am only interested in one number…ENOUGH. And I know I have hit that when I have recruited someone…and I do nearly everyday….”

ENOUGH???? You gotta LOVE IT! What Focus! What determination…is it any wonder she earns 100,000 a month? I hope you guys are GETTING THIS!

3) “Millionaires see Negatives as the Ultimate Positive”

As one number one earner said…”Negatives? WHAT negatives? I never get any….I only get an answer…and that answer from my prospect is either “I GET IT”….or “I DON’T GET IT”….and if they don’t…who cares? I got it, and that is all that matters! And I will find those who DO get it!”

Again…DID YOU GET THAT?? What a focus and perception! A top earner for Mary Kay said…”There is nothing but positive with recruiting….either people are POSITIVE about this business…or I am POSITIVE I don’t want to work with them…”

WOW! What a great mindset and it is no wonder she earns a TON of money every year…to her….there are NO negatives…

There are people Who are NOT for MLM.
One female top earner for a company said…”The real winners in MLM understand that there are more people who are NOT for this business, then are….and Millionaires get rich by NOT caring who is or who isn’t for the business…it doesn’t matter…all that matters is they MUST find one who is…today….”

As you can see…the “Big 3” that all MLM Millionaires had in common in many instances border profound…

I would suggest you embracing these 3 principles that ran through all the interviews, and start modeling their Focus, Mindset, and Vision they have for their business…

It is called “The MLM Millionaire Perspective…” next week… More about this….

Blessings… doug Firebaugh / PassionFire Intl

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MLM Network Marketing Training -The PassionFire MLM Recruiting Report – Part 2

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“Working the MLM Millionaire Numbers….”


Has a nice ring to it….doesn’t it? We interviewed a lot of them for this project, and found some interesting stats on how they perceive, and work “the numbers” in MLM…

Most people have a fantasy about becoming a millionaire in network marketing…but that’s all it truly is… Just a fantasy that lays in the mind of folks that most never even try to engage…

As one number one earner said…

“The difference in me and most is that my Vision for becoming a millionaire was so crystal clear…and I didn’t drive it…it drove me…it was something that was a calling almost…and it was never a fantasy…but a fanatical urging that wouldn’t go away….”

Hmmm…. Fanatical Urging…that wouldn’t go away… He said that it simply became a PASSION in his life… THAT is a CLUE!!!!! To what it takes to become a big success in MLM…

Most see a fantasy…not a fanatic…as another number one earner said…”If people would get as excited about their company as they do a football game….they would be rich within 3 years…”

Excitement in MLM.

If you are more excited about a football game than your business…you will fumble in MLM eventually…

Another top earner said, “It’s amazing how people yell at baseball or softball games, and then become strangely silent about their future,…as if someone else was determining it…”(CLUE!!!!!)

The sad part….someone else usually is….

What was surprising is the perception with some folks that Millionaires in MLM got “lucky”…and found the right people who did the work… In rare instances that is true…but most millionaires I chatted with had a differing perspective on that…as well as the activity level that needs to be done when recruiting…

The most astonishing fact we found was that Millionaires were “reality based” in understanding the TRUE numbers it takes for massive success… as most folks are Fantasy based…they think they can make 20 phone calls and get rich..

One top earner said,” All I knew was I had to talk to 1000 people…that was what i was told to do…so I was on a mission to do that…and it ended up over 3000…”(CLUE!!!!!!)

Now she says…”I do what I want when I want, for how long I want with my kids….it is a miracle!”

Here is a breakdown of what we found in the activity of the average, Successful,, and millionaire distributor…(from over 1400 responses and interviews)

(all numbers part time…the millionaire numbers are what they averaged when they were part time…THAT will open your eyes!!!!!)

The Numbers of The MLM Study on Success.
Hours worked a week: Average: 6 Successful: 12 Millionaire: 25

Phone dials a day: Average: 5 Successful: 15 Millionaire: 50

People talked to a day: Average: 1 Successful: 7 Millionaire: 15

3 ways a day: Average: 1 Successful: 5 Millionaire: 15

Presentations a week:(phone-face to face) Average: 2 Successful: 8 Millionaires: 20

Leads collected a week: Average: 2 Successful: 20 Millionaires: 50

Follow-ups a day: Average: 1 Successful:4 Millionaire: 10

Sales a week; Average: 1 Successful:3 Millionaires: 7

No’s gotten in a week: Average: 2 Successful: 10 Millionaires: 25

Conference calls with guests weekly: Average: 0 Successful:2 Millionaires: 5

Number of applications weekly: Average: 0 Successful: 1 Millionaire: 4

The Part Time MLM Millioniare Activity Level.
And this is just part of the story…next week we will run the rest…as you can see, the part time millionaire activity level was as high as most full timers…

As you can see, activity with millionaires is much more intense that the average or even successful distributor…and in recruiting, the numbers worked were so much more….

How is your activity level? Are you close to even the “successful…?”

May I suggest you be…..


Your future lies within that answer… in MLM…and Home Busines.

next week…part 3….

Blessings… doug Firebaugh / PassionFire Intl

© 2005-2011 All rights reserved.

MLM Recruiting: MLM Recruiting – The 5 C’s

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That suckers finally finished! And what would it be worth to you to have a LOT of answers to what is working in network marketing recruiting today… A LOT!!!!!!

We did a 14 month study on what makes successful recruiters tick, how they recruit, what they do, what they think, what they don’t do, when they recruit, when they don’t, and many other situations and traits and tactics that are working out in the marketplace…

Many folks we chatted with were very open to the questions…a few were “too important-too successful” to do anything like this…. yeah…right….it’s called massive ego…

But a lot of the million dollar earners that we chatted with were great with their time and answers, and most truly wanted to be a part of this survey…

Their were some interesting findings, and some were shockers, but the education was staggering we got from it…and it really opened my eyes to a lot of talent out in the industry.. We will start with what we call the “5 C’s” of a great Recruiter…

All Million Dollar earners had the 5 C’s and also thought that it was impossible to succeed in MLM without them…

What are they?

The 5 C’s of MLM Recruiting.


Every Millionaire I chatted with had an incredible Conviction for their Product, Program, and Path they were taking… They were flat maniacs about what they were doing….(CLUE!!!!!)

They knew that they knew that they knew they had the best company and product out in the field…and it was felt in their recruiting…

They had such a strong Conviction that negative Responses were a sign of stupidity….and one top earner said…”I don’t have patience to work with stupid people…I’m glad they told me NO….”

Now THAT”S a Paradigm shift!!!!!! And the Conviction also was about other things in their life…what they went after…they blazed the trail and set it OnFire!

At PassionFire….we call it OnFire Passion! The Passion to make something happen no matter what…no matter what is said, done, or not done…a Passion that is so Hot that it is consuming…(CLUE!!!!)

How is your Conviction and Passion for what you are doing when you recruit…? As One top earner said….”If you cannot get passionate about what you are doing in MLM…then you must be passionate about mediocrity….” well said….

The Communciation Factor of All MLM MIllionaires.

2) “Communication”..

 The Millionaires I interviewed all had one thing in common…they were ALL Master Communicators! They had an uncanny ability to get their message across and also to be FELT! They had a Power in their Communication and a Power in their Words.

Their Focus was always the OTHER PERSON….(CLUE!!!!!!!!!) and they kept the conversation flowing in that direction…always focused on the other person…and what they wanted…. Yes, there were some exceptions, whose ego demanded center stage, but again, they were the exceptions…

They also Communicated more FREQUENTLY then the most, as they talked to a whole lot more people…(CLUE!!!!!!)….and they were very friendly in their Communication, and personable…and well liked…As one top earner said….”We get paid to talk to people…if you mess that up…your check is Toast!”

AMEN!!!!!!! You need to become a Master Communicator…if you do…you will have Mastered your paycheck!

3) “Consistency”….

The people we interviewed, ALL were day at a time, brick at a time consistent… Day in….Day out….they worked their business…methodically, relentlessly, absolutely… They had a Plan they followed and a Road map to where they were going…in writing….(CLUE!!!!)

They worked when they didn’t FEEL LIKE WORKING…..and worked when they had planned on it… The Millionaires I interviewed said that it was the one at a time day at a time focus that built their MLM business and they couldn’t ask their people to do what they were not doing…(CLUE!!!!!)

They also said that Consistency helped them get through the inevitable rough periods of this business, and also sharpened their skills dramatically…(CLUE!!!!!)

The Connection Factor in Recruiting in MLM.

4) “Connection….

” The top earners again, all had one thing in common…they CONNECTED to people in a powerful way…they all focused on finding a commonality to whom they were talking to….(CLUE!!!!) They all wanted to get the person smiling quickly, and often…they asked about the person and what was important to them, and then Connected to that value or dream…

They spent a large portion of the time simply becoming their prospects Friend….(MAJOR CLUE!!!!) and then driving that Connection deeper and more powerful… As one number one earner said….”All we want to do is befriend the prospect…it is easier to recruit a friend then a stranger…”

And also, they all had a DEEPER CONNECTION to the Company’s vision and values…then the average distributor…they were not JUST a distributor…but a PARTNER to the MLM vision…..and that made them MAGNETIC!!!!!

5) “Caring….

” The earners I interviewed all had a sense of caring and Compassion about them…again, there were a few exceptions, but not many… All had a focus of helping people and empowering them…and caring about what was best for the person.. As one top earner said…”If you don’t care…neither will the prospect…” AMEN!!!!!!

Caring was a trait that most whom was interviewed viewed as a necessity, not an option….and the few who only cared about their paycheck….most averaged almost 50% less in their check then those who did…(CLUE!!!!)

Many said that people can feel your caring, and are attracted to that…and they can also feel your selfishness, and are repelled by that… Caring was a BASE trait that all said was a HUGE factor in their success….

What do you care about…..Paycheck…or people?

What’s Best…or what’s for you?

What is the right thing….or what you think is the right thing for your paycheck?

Your answers to those point to your destiny in this Network Marketing industry…

These are the “5 C’s” of Master MLM Recruiting that was found in the PassionFire Recruiting Project….

Where do you stand with

Next Week…..Part 2….

Blessings… doug Firebaugh / PassionFire Intl

© 2005-2011

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Home Based Business Training-The Ten Commandments of Network Marketing Recruiting

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In home business and a home based business, sponsoring and recruiting is a MUST.

There are THE Ten Commandments that we all are familiar with, and MLM has a set as well, when it comes to recruiting. These will help guide you and navigate you to success when recruiting. If you understand the message behind them, you can increase your recruiting dramatically. They are for a long term and a short term focus in this business, as well as Increasing Power in your skills.

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The Ten Commandments of MLM Recruiting.

1) Thou Shalt Recruit through Your prospects eyes.

So many times when we are trying to recruit, online or offline, we do not take the time to see what our prospect is seeing. Your prospect is looking through THEIR eyes, not yours, and has no clue to how you see things…the only thing that matters to them is how THEY see things…and the recruiters who take the time to learn what their prospect is looking for, what is important to them, and what isn’t, will have huge success.

Your prospect has a dream for their life, and you must look through that “dream lens” of theirs, and see what they are looking to happen with their life, and show them how you can help them get it.

2) Thou Shalt Focus on Relationships, not just Distributorships.

Power Recruiters in this business understand that the Gold in this business is a long term relationship, not a short term distributorship. That is why most people cannot recruit…they are focused on a paycheck, not people…(CLUE!!!!!)

Power Recruiters also know that people are more ATTRACTED to someone who cares about THEM FIRST- then the business. You must be a friend first, before you will ever get to second base…and what makes more sense?

Long Term Recruiting in MLM.

Recruiting for a Long term retirement producing business, or a short term paycheck? If you focus on your prospect and learn about THEM as a person, not just as part of the process, you will find your results will skyrocket. Relationships are Magnetic…Magnetize your Distributorship with Relationship Recruiting!

3) Thou Shalt Garner Leads Everyday.

Leads are the lifeblood to any distributorship. And most folks play the “Baking game” in recruiting. Instead of going out and getting new leads daily, they go out and hold onto their existing leads, and wait for them , like a cake in an oven, to bake and turn into HOT leads and ones that will come into their business.

Are you a chef? or a leader? You MUST have a methodical plan and system to create and find leads daily, and to quit the “baking game”…which in reality is the “faking game”…you are faking at doing this business by holding onto leads that you hope will turn into prospects, even after a negative response, but never do.

The Magic of MLM is in the Multiples….

And the Lotto is in the List. Continue daily to get at least ONE lead a day to create enough numbers to talk to that will create enough of a paycheck to talk about.

4) Thou Shalt Draw Them In.

 When you recruit, you must draw your people into your “world”…We have a saying at PassionFire…”Meet them in their world, and then lead them to yours…”..What that means in order to attract and draw your prospect into your presentation or conversation, you must start in theirs……

Find out what is important to them, and the what they want out of life…then wrap your presentation around that.

Ask lots of questions, and paint a picture with your words with them obtaining their dream….look them in the eyes, smile, touch their arm, nod your head, talk their language…don’t get too technical…and meet them first where they are in life…and then take them to where you can lead them….that’s Power Recruiting.

5) Thou Shalt Educate, not Regurgitate.

You must understand that Recruiting is an education process , not just informing and regurgitating facts. People want to learn…that is their nature when they are looking at doing something…but many folks “Dump” all they know on them, and suffocate them with Information, not education.

Recruiting through an Education Focus is a process, step by step, not a Firehose program. And educating the prospect also is giving them the informationt they want to learn about, not just what you want to talk about.(CLUE!!!)Education is a whole less intimidating way to recruit too…

All you say is…”I don’t know if this is for you or not…worse thing that could happen is you could learn something..”

6) Thou Shalt Communicate Hope, Possibilities, and Belief.

When you recruit, you should have a presence about you that screams Hope! Possibilities! Belief! And that is what you create in your words….”How would it feel to have total freedom?”…Imagine you obtaining that house you want for your family..”…” Wouldn’t it be incredible if…”..”Can you feel the joy with..’…

All people are looking for more Hope in their life, the hope that life will turn out better than it is. All people are looking for more possibilities to increase and improve their life. And all people are looking for more belief that they are on the right track, and belief they can have a more richer and fulfilled life.

You must create an MLM Environment of Hope, Possibilities, and Belief Oxygen.
…when recruiting. That “oxygen” will prove to be Explosive..

7) Thou Shalt Know the Fortune is in the Follow Up.

 It does no good to make an MLM presentation and do all the initial recruiting steps…if you don’t Follow Up. Get this: Follow Up is where you get paid! The earlier steps are just leading up to it. If you want to create a fortune, create a system to follow up, and stick to it, and make it duplicatable as well.

If you discovered a Gold Mine, you would want to finish digging and finding the gold vein. it’s the same in the follow up. There is no paycheck with out a call back! (CLUE!!!!) The fortune is in the Follow Up…No Follow Up, no Check going Up!

8) Thou Shalt Not Close…But Navigate.

We teach “Navigators” to get the decision for the application…why? The last word in close…is Lose….and if a person doesn’t close someone, they see that as a losing situation….how about navigating them to a decision that is right for them, and without pressure, help them make a decision that is right for their life…

Can you be persuasive? Absolutely! but be mindful that if this business is truly NOT for them, they may know someone who it is for……What are Navigators? They aresimply phrases that help guide the prospect to the finish line. They are Powerful, and deadly….

9) Thou Shalt Shake the Dust Off Your Feet.

The Greatest Teacher that ever lived told His Disciples “If a town doesn’t find your message in accord…shake the dust off your feet…as a testament against that town…”. Incredible advice! Understand these 3 things: …

-Not everybody is for this business. …

-There is no one blinder who can see, but won’t….

-They aren’t rejecting you, but themselves from success. If you carry with you all the negatives that you can get in this business, they become “Anchors’ on your business. Release them and shake it off, and move forward. Look for people who are looking for you…(CLUE!!!!!!!!!)

MLM Recruiting Leadership.

10) Thou Shalt Know the R.I.A.F.O.L. Rule.

 What is that? It stands for Recruiting Is A Form Of Leadership. Period. Why is that True?

…You are asking someone to follow your lead into a business. …You are asking someone to follow your lead about a product… …You are asking someone to follow you into an unknown future. And when you recruit, people are looking to FOLLOW you, not just sign up with you..(CLUE!!!!). They will be looking for Strength and Solidity in you and your direction and Leaderhip.

The most Powerful recruiters in the world have a Leadership Presence and focus about them If you are not strong enough to follow, you will not be magnetic enough to join. Leadership is the secret to magnetic recruiting…

You are asking someone to follow your lead…but first, you have to be worthy of following.

These are the Ten Commandments MLM Recruiting…use them and let them Empower your Home Business…

Blessings… doug Firebaugh / PassionFire Intl

© 2005-2011 All rights reserved.

MLM Recruiting Myth in Network Marketing

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in your home business require the Truth of what it takes to succeed in home business recruiting. Many folks out there for whatever reason expand on the truth and turn it into anything but that.

There are many trainings on how to recruit, whether in social media, internet marketing, online, offline, or any other line. But regardless, everyone is looking for results that will grow their home based business.

There is a Myth, a Lie, a Bogus concept that has been espoused to the Home business Profession  for years…and recently in a seminar, I was asked during one of the breaks about it…

So many ideas and concepts are promoted in this industry that DO work….but on the other hand, there are many that don’t work, but yet they still promoted with fervor and fire…

The MLM Recruiting Myth.

What is the recruiting myth that has been focused on but yet has proven to not work?

I am going to get some heat over this…but here goes…

This is NOT just a Numbers game….as much as a CONNECTION and CONVICTION game.

Did you get that? This NOT just a Numbers game, but a Connecting and Conviction game.


I cannot tell you how many folks in Network Marketing have told me that they have worked a TON of numbers, but have yet to strike Gold in this business. I recently saw a list of calls made-over 500 people talked to- and yet the person had recruited only 2 people…

What’s Missing?

The Numbers were there…

The Names were there….

The Phone calls where there….

The Effort was there…

The long distance bill was there…

But why was this sweet lady still struggling? GOOD QUESTION!

The “Lack Of” Factor in MLM Recruiting Success.

It was due to a Lack of Connection….and Conviction….

People today are too sharp and experienced in Telemarketers to pay attention to most sales calls. And the ones they do pay attention to, .even friends, are the ones they CONNECT with and feel the Conviction of the person and the willingness to help Increase, Expand, Enlarge, and Empower their life.

I asked this lady to say what she said to the 500 calls and I listened. And just shook my head. This woman was working the numbers right but working the MLM prospects totally WRONG. It was a sales pitch and there was really no Conviction or Connection in her voice.

You can work all the numbers you want, but if the prospect is not communicated to – CORRECTLY- with Connection and Conviction, you have wasted most of the calls.

Ok….how do you create Connection and Conviction?

Recruit them through THEIR eyes, not yours.

People join Direct Sales companies for THEIR reasons-not yours. And if you talk to 500 people and don’t take the time to see what is important to them and what they want to change in their life…

They won’t HEAR you.

They will be listening-.but they won’t hear what you are saying.

Find something you can relate to with them. Find something that they want to change in their life. And then display a sincere Conviction in helping them obtain it with your company and the business it offers.

Working the MLM Recruiting Numbers.

You MUST understand that Numbers ARE important. But just as in any other thing, the WAY you work the numbers – Is just as important,  if not more. Don’t be seduced with the myth that all you need are just numbers…

You need the MLM CONNECTION and CONVICTION to go along with it. They will make your efforts 10 times more powerful….and your check 10 times more exciting!

If you are looking for a powerful UNIQUE MLM Recruiting Resource to DOUBLE Your Recruiting Ratio:  Partnership Recruiting Training

Blessings… doug Firebaugh

© 2005-2011 All rights reserved.

MLM Recruiting Explosion Resource

MLM Network Marketing Training- 7 Laws of OnFire Net-Working

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In this Home Business Profession,

You know…

I have found a very strange phenomenon…

We are in the industry of network marketing….and we teach, preach, and pound home the incredible aspects about this networking business…

We get up in front of folks, and say how wonderful networking is…how it has changed our lives, and how it can change yours….and everyone else’s…

We tell our downlines we MUST become networkers, and praise its virtues to the highest levels…..and then we even compare it to a life changing event… but the weirdest thing is….

Most folks never network…..they never engage the process and mechanics of networking…they talk it… But few walk it…

Why? Who knows…..maybe lack of understanding…or awareness…or just lack of know how…

So this week and next week we are going to focus on getting your Net-Working, and creating more leads than you could ever follow up….by simply Mastering the Art of MLM Net-Working….

There are “7 MLM Laws of OnFire Net-Working”…and we are going to cover those in this edition….and the next couple we will cover other aspects of becoming a “OnFire Net-Worker”, and putting some SERIOUS heat into your business…..

The “7 Laws of OnFire MLM Net-Working”
1) “The Law of BWPA.”

Simply…Be Where People Are.

Where are folks going to be? In a business function? Social function? How about online networking events? Or Civic Events? or Charity events? Be Where people Are.


A hermit fails in this business. BIG TIME! Get out amongst the crowds, and start engaging conversations…


Few people will be coming to your house begging to get into your business….. It’s called MAXIMUM EXPOSURE! Maximize your exposure, and make sure you have plenty of “face time” with people and do it often….

Be where people are….that is where the Gold is in this business….and paychecks… Repeat after me….be where people are…be where people are…be where….

2) “The Law of Expectancy.”

Expect to create and start new friendships and relationships. If you go out to a place where people are that you do not know…EXPECT to make new friends, and your focus will create that to happen.

Expectancy is like a magnet…and draws people to you…and they are compelled to become a part of your conversation…expectancy creates a dynamic of power in you that people can feel, and when you are networking, you must have that power on!!!


What you expect to happen at Net-Working functions…usually does. Expect to meet at least 5 new people at a function, and expect to create great relationships out of the mix…

Expect people to like you. Expect people to be friendly. Expect people to want to become a friend. Expect people to want to do business with you… Don’t be surprised if they are….

The Law of PF-HL in a Home Business.

3) “The Law of PF-HL.”

Plant First…Harvest Later.

Every MLM Net-Working session for your home business is a planting session, which you are planting seeds of future business and contacts…you WILL harvest…but first you must plant.


You will always harvest what you don’t plant… You must SEED into relationships first, especially brand new ones…how about: sending them an article about their business when you follow up… send them a training you run across about their profession… send them an article on a hobby or interest they have… Send them a book that you find about their hobby, that would be interesting to them…


Plant the SEEDS of relationship FIRST…then harvest the Fruits of results later…. “As you sow…so shall ye reap…”…especially in Net-Working…

For a Training Resource on MLM Leadership: “Unleashing the Leadership in You”

Become a Host in an MLM Home Business Meeting.
4) “The Law of Hosting.”

Have a Host Mentality. Do not wait to be introduced…introduce yourself….and also take the initiative to introduce others to each other…


A Host mentality show strong Leadership Skills…and many people find that magnetic… put your hand out first to shake another…shake firm, not wimpy…shake full hand…not finger hand… Work the room. Don’t stay in one place…you should have a goal of at least 7 people to meet and engage a conversation with…


They won’t be in the same place….as you move…so do thers…Keep good eye contact….and let people know you have good self esteem…they will find that magnetic…

Take charge of your space…and make sure anyone around you is included in YOUR conversation with others…

Don’t be Shy….if you were hosting a party…what would you do?

INFERNO Secret: Go do it.

5) “The Law of Discovery.”

You must from the very start discover… what interests people…where they work…. how they feel about their work…The family tree…their hobbies…Their education….Their favorite sport…Their favorite TV show….Their favorite music…


Whatever you need to do to discover…and CONNECT with that person…do. Discovery is the second phase of the MLM conversation process…and you must find and discover something that you can connect and have a commonality with…

The Secret of Lighting in MLM.

Discover what lights up their life…and then you plug into that electricity… That is CONNECTING…and discovering…. Most of the time we are not trying to Discover… But RECOVER…from talking about ourselves too much, and losing the interest of the new person in front of us…


Keep the conversation focused on them…..your turn will come…

6) “The Law of Re-Connect.”

You must take the initiative to reconnect and follow up with your folks…


Whoever re-Connects first…becomes the PowerSource of that relationship…. Send them a thank you note…and nice to meet you… You can call them. You can mail them. You can email them.

You can drop by. You can invite to lunch. Whatever it takes…to reconnect…first.

I have developed a lot of relationships, and found when I reconnected first, I harvested a lot quicker with what I really wanted to bring to the table in that relationship….

John Fogg is a master at following up with new relationships…and he talks about it in his “Greatest Networker” series…


Re-Connect….and you will ReConfirm your harvest…

The Secret of Value in MLM Prospecting.

7) “The Law of Value”

You MUST bring value to any potential relationship….or it will be short lived for business… You must bring Personal Value to a Net-Working friend… You must bring Professional Value to a Net-Working friend…

You must bring Leadership Value to a Net-Working Friend… You must bring Future value to a Net-Working Friend… Value is the KEY in establishing any relationship…on or off line….


Help them get what THEY want….and they will help you get what you want…. If folks perceive Value FIRST in you…by you taking an interest in them…then they will perceive value in what you do on an increasing basis….


Give Value First…everything else second….

These are the 7 MLM laws of OnFire Net-Working… Create an environment to massively Net-Work when you recruit….and make sure you achieve your goals for the number of contacts you want per function…

Then plug into their electricity of Interest…and increase the voltage, till the relationship… IGNITES your home business.

Blessings…  doug Firebaugh / PassionFire Intl

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MLM Prospecting The 7 Key Traits to the Best Potential Ones

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MLM Prospecting…

It never fails… Time and time again… Over and Over…. Just like clockwork….. You can almost predict it….

How many times have we been talking to someone, and they sign up, and we get all excited…

And we wait…. And we wait…. And we wait…

And then we wait some more…for them to show any true interest in this business… And then we keep waiting till we get discouraged…..?

What went wrong? How did we blow it? We spent all that time to recruit them and they don’t do SQUAT! What happened?

Qualifying in MLM vs. Recruiting.

Sometimes we are more interested in recruiting someone than actually qualifying them to see if they really have a chance of success… Sound familiar?


You cannot PUSH a ROPE… “That dog ain’t gonna hunt” as we say here in Kentucky…. Some dogs simply never get off the porch…!

So what do you do? How can you at least maximize your odds for finding the people who will be “More Likely” to be serious about this MLM business than not? Good Question…

I had the honor of being in the Financial Services industry before I discovered network marketing, and we blessed with being the only person in the history of the agency (92 years) to ever win a fast start award that the company had…I worked hard, and long hours…

But was shown an amazing secret to defining the right prospects that made a HUGE difference in my success… (Financial Service reps are GREAT prospects for this business…CLUE!!!!)

But a multi-million dollar earner in investments gave me what we call the “7 Star Formula”…that defined who was more likely to do business with you than not…and I stuck to it and it worked…

I brought it into the MLM business with me and lo and behold it worked great! And I have also seen it in other places in the industry…so I know it has gotten some play in the marketplace… I cannot remember who authored it, but it’s HOT!

Here it is…

The 7 Star Formula.

the “7 Star Formula” for the 7 key Traits for the best Potential MLM Prospects….. There are 7 things you look for in a prospect that can tell you a lot of how this person will work this business…


There is NO sure fire formula for this…as the secret to success in this business lies within the HEART…but it will help save you a lot of time that you might have wasted with the “Not Likely” people…

For a HOT Training Resource on MLM Prospecting: “How to Create a Prospecting Tidal Wave”.

The 7 Key Traits to an MLM Prospect.
When you are recruiting folks look for these 7 things…and each one is worth 1 star…

1) 25 years or older…

2) Married…

3) Has a child…

4) Has a fulltime job…

5) Has a Bank Account…

6) Owns a Home…

7) Can afford to invest a little money in their business…

ok…. Why these 7 things?? Because they show 3 things:

What These 7 Things Show in an MLM Prospect.
1) Solidity in their life

2) Obligation to the future

3) Strong Reasons to do better in Life


You are looking for the 5’s, 6’s, and 7’s…. If they are a 2 or a 3….well…that is your call, as there are broke people who have come into this industry and done amazing things…but they are the exception….but odds are they won’t do a whole lot…..

If someone is 25 or older, it has been proven that they have taken MLM more seriously as a future…yes, I know there are exceptions, and the Gen X folks are doing this business, but they are around 25 and up anyway…

If they are married, have kids, are working, own a home, and have a bank account, it shows they are MATURE enough(CLUE!!!!) to do this MLM business…and RESPONSIBLE…(CLUE!!!!!!!!)

Rate each prospect you have with this formula and work first with the ones who are 5-6-7 on the scale…and then call the others….as you must call all the folks you know…

But there are Potential STARS in there….you now know how to Define the “More Likely” to be serious about this business…

And who will be “Less likely” as well..

The More Likely MLM Prospect.
Your names you have on your list is your inventory…and you build your equity in your group with those names… make sure you choose the inventory “More Likely” to build equity…

Not end up empty…. in MLM Prospecting.

Blessings… doug Firebaugh / PassionFire Intl

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