In the world of multilevel marketing, there seems to be an overabundance of information, yet somehow very little support. Many novice marketers fail within their first year of business because they either didn't do the work or didn't know how to go about doing it. Some recruiters are only interested in numbers. They build their downline as fast as they can and once they've signed up a new distributor, they disappear into the night. If you weren't blessed with a good mentor as your sponsor, don't quit. You can find other ways to build your own multilevel marketing support network.
Your first stop to building your support network should be the internet. Search for MLM or network marketing forums. You can find a wealth of information on these sites that would cost you hundreds, even thousands of dollars in books, tapes and training seminars. Forums are also a great place to ask questions. If you ask a mentor a question, you'll get one answer. If you ask on a forum, you'll get lots of answers, all from a different perspective. While this may seem overwhelming, it's helpful to pull suggestions based on your own strengths and weaknesses.
Another place to try and build your multilevel marketing support network is through local meetup groups. Most communities have groups of marketers who get together to socialize, network, and bounce ideas off one another. They may be people from your MLM company, or they may be from other organizations. But they are all network marketers and they all have tips and tricks to share.
You can also build yourself a support network through "adoption." Newbies who are left without a mentor or sponsor are called "orphans." If you wake up one day and discover you have been orphaned, you can try to find a local network sales director or leader who will accept you into their group for training purposes.
You may be surprised how easy it is to find someone else willing to pick you up and help you succeed.
If you've been left out in the cold by your mentor and you feel you have no support network, don't quit just yet. Remember that everyone runs into brick walls on their journey to success. It's those who choose to go over, or through the brick wall who succeed. Those who simply give up and turn around will have wasted their time even starting out. Find a way to make your own success, and when it is your turn to build your downline, remember how you started out and never leave your recruits hanging without a support network of their own.