When someone (say Paul) becomes an independent distributor of a company, he is then someone’s sponsor (say Mary). Paul does not only receive commissions from his own direct product sales but also from the sales of Mary and every other person he has sponsored. This also extends to further levels : Paul also receives commissions for sales from Mary’s recruits, their recruits etc. Paul’s Downline then would include all persons who work as independent contractors/distributors for the same company and for who’s product sales he is entitled to receive commissions.
For a start, consumers don’t like banner ads; 80% of them use ad blockers to ensure they don’t see them. Even among those who DON’T use ad blockers, ad blindness means their eyes just skate over those ad banners like they aren’t there. It’s no wonder that display ads don’t get the results they used to. Plus, people hate a hard sell, which is what display ads are all about.
Here at WordStream, we stumbled upon success with this tactic completely by accident. We created a guide titled “69 Creative Marketing Ideas to Boost Your Business” and began promoting it through our social channels. Engagement rates for these shares soared, so we dove into the data and recognized that people were commenting and sharing the posts due to the (unintentionally racy) numerical reference in the title. Because it was gaining such visibility, we also saw an impressive number of people clicking on the URL to view the guide. Based on its success organically, we began using paid ads to promote this guide.
One way to weed out the people who are not right for network marketing is to have a talk with them about their goals, expectations and whether they need training in a specific area. Then give them a task and a deadline as a way to prove that they are indeed committed to the business and that they are coachable. They are not proving it to you, but to themselves. Either they will rise to the occasion or they will quit.