Different countries, different continents, different experiences and different stories. A lot of differences and a few things in common. But look at the ones in common! Young age, love for MLM, above average skills and a brilliant beginning of a career. Through their activities and business they constantly influence the lives of others, inspiring and motivating them to develop, but also giving them the opportunity to enter their structures and earn big money. We present you the first installment of our new series “The future of MLM”. It will be a series of interviews of young and remarkable network marketing leaders from around the world. We are sure that in the stories of our young global leaders, you will find a lot of interesting and engaging content. Ladies and gentlemen, today we would like to present you Mr Ucheya Clinton.
Nigerian. Stay At Home Dad. Network Marketer. Public Health Advocate. 5 years in the industry. Recently he has left his former company where he had a combined team with his wife of over 2000 people for a new company in Nigeria. Now he is developing a totally new structure.
MR CLINTON, WHAT DID YOU DO BEFORE YOU STARTED YOUR MLM BUSINESS?
I was in the hospitality industry, started with working in a hotel bar as a bartender. Then proceeded to work with the accountant, keeping account of all purchases for the hotel use. Change of management at some point made me become the manager of the hotel for at least a year before quitting. I wanted a business that will first give me enough time for myself and family while still generating cashflow. I found MLM business model in 2013 and never left ever since.
HOW DID YOU START YOUR BUSINESS ADVENTURE?
I was actually new to the business, I first reached out to my family and friends so they could see and appreciate what I saw. Unfortunately none saw it the way I expected them to. They helped me consume all the products and told me they don’t have money to start. I had to start trying to reach out to strangers, reading books like CASHFLOW QUADRANT by Robert Kiyosaki, GO PRO by Eric Worre. Listening to motivational speakers as well. From making friends with strangers using Facebook and telling them about my business, that was how it all started.
WHAT ARE YOURS RECRUITMENT TECHNIQUES? PERSONALLY, ONLINE OR FROM THE SCENE?
My wife was my upline. We met in the company I was in. So the recruitment technique we use was to plan a seminar by paying for a hall, advertise on facebook (not paid ads) about it and expect people to come. There were times no one attended the seminar and the money and the effort was gone but we didn’t give up. We travel to cities were we know at least one person who showed interest online. Planed seminar with the person while they invited people the knew. As time goes on, we started learning different ways like using paid ads on facebook, attraction marketing. Email marketing didn’t really work because the MLM system wasn’t automated. The business is done traditionally with offices by the company, which means your prospects need to be present at the office to attend and sign up if interested. It is like that because of trust issues, Nigerians love to confirm that the business is real or the leader who they spoke with online is real before they can do business.
Currently I use facebook group to recruit. With mt Facebook group, I get to have my target audience in my hands while I consistently talk to them. WhatsApp is another online platform being used.
WHY SHOULD ANYONE WORK WITH UCHEYA CLINTON?
I am a network marketing professional through the help of listening to the likes of Ray Higdon, Eric Worre, Frazer Brookes and many other professionals. If you really want a sincere leader to work with, a leader that understands his growth comes with helping you grow, then you have found Ucheya Clinton. I don’t rule over people because of my rank in a company, I lead people so we all can be ranked up.
WHAT COMPETENCIES DO YOU THINK ARE IMPORTANT IN THIS INDUSTRY? WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE DO YOU VALUE AND WHAT YOU DO NOT?
I have seen a lot in my 5 years of being fully involved with network marketing. The industry loves and encourages leadership. You must be an open-minded person who is willing to learn from leaders and also willing to teach others correctly how to do the business the right way. I value selfless people. People who don’t mind teaching or helping someone that is in or not in their team how best to do the business. I love sincerity. Most people in MLM are not sincere. I am not just talking about the distributors, I am talking about the owners of the company who must be sincere.
WHAT WOULD YOU CALL ‘MY BIGGEST SUCCESS’?
My biggest success will be helping college students understand financial freedom through MLM and helping many of them make the kind of money they never expected to make as students from which they started to help their families. Today many of those students are graduates and still talking about MLM to people without going to look for jobs.