Years ago, I had this guy in my organization who was, we’ll just say, a character.
This was before I learned the rule: Only work with people who are a joy to work with. At the time, I was like a rabid dog hungry to achieve success and I would work with just about anyone who would fog a mirror.
I’ll change the name to protect the guilty so let’s just call him Rufus.
Rufus was one of these guys who was SUPER excited. Which, in itself, is a great quality. I love working with people who are excited like me… but Rufus was like a Jack Russell Terrier jump-all-over-you, WAY over the top, hyped up on too many caffeine pills kind of excited.
Somehow, and I still don’t know how, Rufus managed to enroll quite a few people because he was willing to talk to anyone and, unfortunately, say anything.
His sponsor was a good guy but not super active so he introduced Rufus to me over the phone so I could support Rufus with three-way calls. I was more than excited to have someone actually doing something in my group so I made myself happily available.
5 MLM Recruiting Tips from an Idiot that You Should Avoid
The happy part went away pretty quickly after we made a few calls. You’ll realize why after I give you a few of Rufus’ favorite recruiting techniques. He was the perfect example of what NOT to do.
Idiot Tip #1:
Promise them a lot of spillovers.
Rufus’ saying was, “lock in your spot because we’re driving this leg to China.”
Idiot Tip #2:
Tell them it’s easy and the product “sells itself”.
Idiot Tip #3:
Lie about your income or your upline’s income.
Idiot Tip #4:
Tell them they’re missing out and will regret it if they don’t join.
Idiot Tip #5:
If they’re in another network marketing company, bad mouth their company and tell them how much better yours is.
I managed to do about 5 calls with Rufus before I stopped taking his calls and, I kid you not, he worked in all 5 of the above.
Sometimes I wonder what Rufus is doing today. If I had to guess, probably prison or an illegal Ponzi scheme.
Anyway, thought you’d get a kick out of this.
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