What is Team National? Team National Review
Team National is a $200+ billion a year network marketing company (or MLM home business) founded in 1997 by Dick Loehr. Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the company is a legitimate business as evidenced by their various designations and associations: members of the Direct Selling Association (DSA), a Registered Member of Dunn & Bradsteet (D&B), a Member of the US Chamber of Commerce and a Member of the Better Business Bureau of Southeast Florida (BBB), plus strong endorsements from people like best selling author & leadership development coach John Maxwell, among others.
The “Product” of the Team National MLM Home Business:
Every legitimate MLM home business company must market something of value to its customers in order to generate revenue to the company and to be able to pay it’s network of distributors. Team National is different however, in that it markets a membership to help people save money who use it on a vast array of products and services in over 20 different industries. Since 1997, total membership and product sales is approaching $1 billion.
The idea behind developing a company to provide benefits and services – now called membership savings – came as Dick envisioned an MLM home business program, that would allow anyone who owns a membership package to enjoy the type of discount buying power as a Fortune 500 company. Starting with only a few basic discounts – savings on oil changes and new car purchases – the Team National MLM home business now offers substantial savings on everything from small everyday items (household goods, business supplies, communication services, insurance and travel services, clothing, food, you name it…) to larger once-in-a-while type items like jewelry, home furnishings, vehicles and toys.
They split the savings into 4 different divisions:
1. Factory Direct (up to 65% savings on items like jewelry and home furnishings)
2. Group Buying Power (over 20 different industries)
3. Business Exchange – save locally at thousands of small businesses across the country
4. E-Commerce – up to 30% commissions from over 100 popular and brand-name retail stores with a Team National website
The Opportunity for a Team National Home Business:
AlthoughTeam National’s membership program demonstrates clear value and representatives – or Independent Marketing Directors (or IMDs) as they’re referred to – who mainly want to sell the aspects of the membership in order to get sales will not make much money with Team National. As with all MLM home businesses, MLM and internet home based businesses, creating a sustainable, booming, walk-away residual income requires leverage in the form of team building. Through building teams, you can multiply your efforts to get not just a few membership packages purchased; in fact, it’s possible to get hundreds and thousands of memberships purchased through your network from which you receive your override so-to-speak (just like an insurance broker receives an “override” on the accomplishments of their people).
The Team National compensation plan offered is also one of the better ones in the industry simply because of the amount of money Team National pays out. This is because the company pays out 72% of the price of the memberships back to the reps in commissions and bonuses with their hybrid binary structure. This unusually high compensation amount – they talk about weekly pay for your first “Progression check” of $1,500 – is because there is no needed product markup or profit margin added onto the price of the membership. This enables the company to negotiate these savings based on the group’s high-volume buying power (just like a nationwide co-op). This again is one main advantage Team National has over its rivals in the industry.
Highlights of the Team National MLM Home Business compensation plan:
As discussed previously, the Team National business model as with most network marketing companies, pays out the most for those who build teams (because that gets more memberships purchased). Using their hybrid-binary structure, they pay out between $25-$100 for every membership sale. In addition, Team National has created a points system where just 4 membership sales (on average) in each leg of the binary will produce a $1,500 check as often as weekly (see compensation plan for exact details). This is strong compensation and as your team grows you earn additional legs (paycenters they call them) which each pays out an additional $2,500 when on average 4 sales are made on each of the paycenter’s 2 legs. This can add up to substantial income for the serious business builder.
It’s worth noting the difference between $25-$100 per sale (for the salesman) versus building a team and being paid $1,500 from 4 or so membership sales in each leg that you or your team bring in. All in all, Team National is one pretty powerful MLM home business for those who approach the business the correct way.
So how does a Team National IMD go about building a thriving, income-producing team?
First, you must have some kind of system in place to help you promote to find and qualify potential business partners to present the Team National MLM home business opportunity to. You can do this by just talking to people you know, or you can work smarter by utilizing the power of tools like the internet to help you sort through an almost endless quantity of probable prospects actively searching for an opportunity like the Team National MLM home business provides. Work smarter to leverage your income and get your business in front of more people to make more money (it’s all a numbers game after all) or continue doing what you’ve always done if you want to continue to get the same results.
What is Team National? Team National Review