These two marketing opportunities have made their way through marketing for years now. The question I have, "Is it really worth it?" Many people go through Quixtar and Amway without making any money at all and think in their mind that there will be money soon. In some cases there is money to be made but only after you spend a good deal of money. Others find the loophole in the marketing and find a way and make thousands, and in some cases, millions. I am an ex-Quixtar IBO (Independent Business Owner) and did find minimal success only for the fact that I did not really "work" the business. There were others I knew who amid spending more money, did not get anything in return. It seems in Quixtar I found that if I had people spend money than I got their points, which in turn made me richer. Have anyone else had success in any of these companies? It is always interesting to find out if people are actually succeeding or if they are just spending and getting no return.
I am in no way belittling these two companies. I feel that if there is a system that works then it is worthy for my interest. Quixtar and Amway do work if you put the time and effort into growing your business. It seems hard for a lot of people in the world to see that they have to work to make money. Opinions?
I was tinkering with a few things:
1) selling direct with a paypal button. That requires the user to click about 3 times at least before they can just enter their credit card info. 1) on your site. 2) to choose either paypal or cc. Then another then maybe another before they can actually order. That's nuts.
I'm a small manufacturer in a very niche market. I have a decent list of about 5000 companies that a solid potential and another 4000 or so companies.
I have their address, phone number but no emails. Average sale is in the $500-800 range. I'm coming out with a new product that has already generated lots of interest. Price range is in the $3000-15000. These are professional products, used by companies to improve their job performance. It's very common for us to receive calls/emails from previous clients telling us that our products paid for themselves within a week.