5LINX Enterprises operates as a multilevel marketing company, a pyramid scheme in which independent associates sell products on their own time, earning commissions for sales and recruiting others into the platform. The company focuses on the sale of the latest telecommunications technology, including tablets, mobile phones and satellite television components. Although there is no surefire road to tech sales success -- and programs such as 5LINX never guarantee profit -- tips from past representatives can give you a leg up on the system.
As an independent marketing platform with a pyramidal structure, 5LINX success hinges on building your own business. SVP123, an online journal written by 5LINX representatives, recommends recruiting a small and powerful stable of independent sales reps -- no less than four and no more than 10 -- to serve as your key players. Also, taking every opportunity to hand out business cards, fliers and other accessible information that explains the 5LINX plan can boost your chances of recruiting additional associates.
Attending meetings, conference calls and trainings organized by 5LINX lets you learn the latest marketing strategies and pass on the info to your team via private business receptions. Using products offered by 5LINX -- such as the Velocity tablet or the company's mobile phone plan -- may help you gain valuable familiarity with the items you're attempting to sell. 5LINX emphasizes SMS text marketing without shorthand texting lingo, which comes across as unprofessional. MLM platforms such as 5LINX often generate skepticism among customers, but limiting your SMS updates to about one per week will avoid consumer fatigue. Your texts will stay relevant by offering sign-up incentives or ways to follow up, such as a link to a website or e-book, and personalized prose for each customer when possible.
As 5LINX cellular orders -- the bread and butter of the company's platform -- go through a rigid security-screening process, the task may be daunting. Collecting each customer's name, billing address, Social Security number and date of birth keeps you from being caught off-guard. Encouraging customers to use the address for shipping and billing will speed the process. The 5LINX Cellular tips page insists that representatives not call on behalf of customers for identify-verification questions.
Serving as your own boss means it's up to you to keep your attitude in check. Treating your 5LINX endeavor as an actual business rather than a hobby or a disposable income stream can increase your chances of success. It's essential to follow up with every customer every time and to maintain a consistent attitude among both customers and associates. SVP123 estimates, however, that it will take at least two years with 5LINX to earn a sizable income -- if you earn any at all.
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