The Best Time of Day to Call Network Marketing Leads

The Best Time of Day to Call Network Marketing Leads

what is the best time of day to call network marketing leadsWhat is the best time of day to call leads for your network marketing business?  There has been much discussion on when to call leads, because, obviously, you want to call when you will be able to reach the highest numbers of people.

Depending on your lead source, your batch of network marketing leads will have a lot of wrong numbers, disconnected numbers, people not answering their phones, people hanging up on you and also people who swear they never filled out any online forms looking for a home business. 

Why Even Bother to Call Network Marketing Leads?

So with all of that, you may be thinking, then ‘why bother’ even trying to call network marketing leads?  The quick answer is that out of every 100 leads you dial, there are about 5 who WILL be qualified for your business. You just have to be patient enough to work through the numbers to get to them.

With such high numbers of people who are not right for the business, you want to make sure you are calling at a time when most people are available, obviously.  The OLD way of thinking is that it is best to call around dinner-time, from 5 pm – 8 pm in the time zone where the lead resides, because that is when most people are home and near a phone.  These days, nearly everyone has a cell phone and it’s usually kept close to them at all hours of the day, so the dinner hour is no longer necessarily the best time to call.

The Best Hours to Call Network Marketing leads May Not Be What You Think

Overall, the best hours in the day to call are from 9 am – 9 pm in the time zone where your lead lives.  The best time, is the time YOU set aside to work your business.  If you work your business is from 10 am- 1 pm, then that will be the best time for you.  It’s better to call your network marketing leads during the time that you want to work your business.  After all, it is your business.  If you try to cram it in during a time of day that is not convenient for you, then you are more likely not to call at all.

Oftentimes, network marketers will wait and wait to make their dials, trying to play around with different times of day, not making calls because they are waiting for the “perfect” time of day to call……when actually what they are really doing is just stalling! They stall because they don’t know what to say to those leads. Here’s an article I wrote on what to say to leads, so now there’s no excuse,  🙂

If your lead list does not have city and state provided, then you can look up the area code with an area code locator.  There are a bunch of them out there, but the one I use most often is THIS ONE. By doing this, you will immediately have a talking point with your lead, because you will know roughly where they live.

The best time is the time you will stick to.  Set aside a block of time when you are absolutely going to make your calls.  Mark it in your calendar as an appointment so that you actually get it done.  Then sit down and do it.

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To your massive success!

Sarah Bailey

Sarah Bailey network marketing

Skype: sarahbailey222


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10 Responses to The Best Time of Day to Call Network Marketing Leads

  1. Danna Cruzan April 28, 2013 at 11:50 pm #

    Thanks for sharing Sarah! I will definitely this a try!!!

    Danna Cruzan

  2. Sarah Bailey April 29, 2013 at 10:57 am #

    Great! Let me know how it goes for you.

  3. Lara Bertetto-Bauman April 30, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

    I always love your blogs and for some reason I’m not subscribed! I’m going to fix that! Thanks for the info!! Useful, as always–the best kind! <3

  4. Sarah Bailey April 30, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

    Thank you, Lara. I appreciate the comment. And always, am here to help!

  5. Wayne Gerald March 18, 2016 at 5:13 pm #

    I’m leaving this comment late, but I swear what you’re saying here is in the playbook called “Fanatical Prospecting” by Jeb Blount, but that book was published 2 years AFTER you wrote your article. I highly recommend this book to every network marketer. Thank you for your very sensible article on the “best” time, Sarah.

  6. Sarah Bailey March 19, 2016 at 5:27 pm #

    THAT is very cool. Thank you for sharing that with me, and thank you for the compliment!

  7. Raphael Dago April 21, 2016 at 7:10 am #

    You have just shattered the box in which I had myself caged. Always thought there was a golden hour of the day to call and catch my prospects in a “prefect” frame 🙂 Now I know that perfect Frame is in my Mind, I’m gonna pin an hour of MY day to it lols.


    I realize this post is from 2013 or so, :O I find it soo relevant for my 2016 🙂

  8. Sarah Bailey April 25, 2016 at 9:18 pm #

    Glad to hear it! Sometimes when we think there is that “Golden hour’ and we miss it, then we think we can’t prospect at all that day. Then you end up frustrated and another day behind. Instead, seize the time that is right for you, because after all, you are the OWNER of YOUR business. Call when the time is right for you! 😉

  9. Felicia April 17, 2017 at 11:36 am #

    Great article! My hours are chaotic so I’m having to cold call around them. Would these hours be ok?

    8am-12pm on some days and 1pm-6pm on others?
    Is it possible to call at least 50-60 people a day within 4-5 hours?

  10. Sarah Bailey April 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm #

    The best time to call is when you make time in your schedule to make calls. Too often when we wait for the “ideal” best time to call, life gets in the way and we end up not making calls at all. It’s happened to me many times! How many people you call in any time frame is something that will get more efficient the more you practice. Get in the habit of getting off the phone quickly with people who are not qualified for your business. The biggest qualifier is their openness or interest level in hearing more about what you have to offer. If they are offensive or disinterested, it is NOT your job to talk them into how good your opportunity is. It will waste your time and energy and will drain you. it’s much better to spend more time with people who are interested. As soon as you sense the person is not right for you, get off the phone quickly.

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