Sponsors Support in Direct Marketing Bennington VT
South Burlington, VT
Sponsors Support in Direct Marketing
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|Sponsors Support in Direct Marketing |
Jan 23, 2003, 11:27
"I'm involved in a direct sales company and don't feel that I have any support from my "sponsor". I feel that I am just a number to her, helping her earn more money. How do I go about getting the support I need and what should I really expect from a sponsor?"
ANSWERS from our Readers:
"If your sponsor isn't giving you the support you need, get your upline names and start contacting them. You should find one that will respond to you. When you do, tell them your problem, and ask for some help. Any upline member worth their salt will take the time to help you out if they are able. After all, their success depends partly on you, doesn't it?
As for what to expect from a sponsor, you should have someone who will train you in the beginning, give you guidance, and constructive criticism. They aren't there to hold your hand, but if you really try, you will earn their unconditional support.
My sponsor taught me what was productive, the best way to
work with people, who to spend my time with, how to train my downline, as well as a thousand little things about the company that I needed to know, and did it all in an orderly manner, at my pace, without pressure, until it all came together. And that's what a sponsor should provide for you, also."
Vicki Haddon, Independent Business Owner - Unicity Network
"I have seen many instances where a consultant and her sponsor don't click. Differences in personality, work habits or future goals can all have an impact on the relationship. I would start by letting your sponsor know what would help you grow your business. As long as your requests are reasonable, and she sees that you are actively working your business, it is her job to help you.
If she doesn't start helping you then I would look elsewhere for help. Perhaps you can contact her sponsor or hook up with other local consultants. I think the most important thing to do is attend as many meetings and conferences as you can because that is where you learn but, also, that is where you make connections and find people similar to you. They can be valuable assets in achieving your goals, even if they aren't your sponsors.
Do not let your frustration about your sponsor ruin your business! As far as what you can expect from a sponsor I think you can expect someone to help you achieve YOUR dreams. She should motivate, inspire and teach you. "
Cari Blake, Team Manager, Tastefully Simple,
"This is something that is not currently happening to me, but had in the past. What I did and what I feel you should do is go up another level and speak to your upline or contact others that you know that are in the business and work with them to share ideas. What I ended up doing, unfortunately, was quitting my bu...