You are not alone. Many people sign up for an MLM, network marketing or direct sales company only to find out their sponsor is a brain dead zombie. It happened to me too. My first mlm upline was straight out of The Walking Dead TV show. No joke. It is unfortunate, but just like me, it is not the end of the line for you. Remember, your goal is to be someone else’ mlm sponsor or mlm spline. Its important to stay positive and do your best to become the sponsor you always wanted your sponsor to be.
Here are some tips on how to survive the mlm upline zombie apocalypse:
1.) Try to find someone in the same company that is doing well and mimic what they are doing. Reach out to them and let them know what is going on with your upline. Most people will be willing to help someone that is not in their downline, even if it will not benefit them. Don’t let anything deter you. It could be someone higher in your mlm upline or someone you’ve noticed online.
2.) Get access to as many training materials as you can. Go to all the company events and bush elbows with the top earners. Find groups specific to your company on Facebook as a lot of these groups share knowledge and tips with one another. Keep in mind, some of the techniques taught by your company might be old school.
3.) Use attraction marketing. Create an online presence where people seek you out, not the other way around. You can get the best prospects this way. Why? Because they were actually looking for something you are offering and didn’t feel “pressured” or “coerced” into signing up for your business opportunity. In my opinion, this is the best way to recruit.
4.) Think about switching to another company. This doesn’t mean you gave up. It means you need to do what is right for you. If you have tried to reach out for support and all attempts have failed. Why would you want to stay with a company that does not want to help you? If the reason is because you love the products then by all means stay. Work your butt off and do whatever it takes to succeed. I know you can do it!!