learned something today about mlms

by darbok 14 replies
Becareful who you signup under in an MLM... i decided to drop the mlm I was in not long after starting it cause my wife wasnt comfortable with it and wow I got my rear chewed off by the sponsor.
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  • Profile picture of the author Trummer
    Hi
    I am not into mlm - i think internet marketing is a much better and longer lasting choice. And you are more in control of wahts happening in your business!
    Maybe you try out this route?
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Probably because it cost him/her money...

    Never liked MLM, never have and never will. Just don't have the stomach for it...
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    • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
      Probably because it cost him/her money...
      Lol, that would be my guess

      There are alot of scammers in mlm, a lot of deception involved, she did the right thing in getting out

      When in doubt, get the hell out...
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  • Profile picture of the author thedanbrown
    That's the problem with traditional mlm companies is the retention rates are so low because the average person who joins the biz opp doesn't have the knowledge and/or resources to market it effectively and close their prospects (if they even have prospects).

    Personally, I don't want to spend my whole day trying to sell people a biz opp on the phone all day, knowing that they probably will not succeed with it even if they do buy it.
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  • Profile picture of the author IanGreenwood
    I've run 2 MLM businesses over the years, and I have to say that (like so many bussinesses) it's a numbers game. The majority of your downline wont do anything after they sign up. The few who are left - some will go for it all guns blazing, and some will action it in moderation. The thing that made a difference IMHO with those I singed up was whether they had an open mind and were willing to learn.

    I always got better results form those who were willing to listen. Sometimes those who were already running a business were so closed to new ideas they just refused to listen to anything I had to say. It was like "You can't tell me anything! I already know everything there is to know about running a business!"

    I always tried to support my downline and build a successful team spirit. I think it's the best way to go with MLM. Your upline mentor sounds very up tight! :-)
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    • Your sponsor sounds to me like he is a frustrated networker lol.

      I have niche in traditional mlm as my front end, and a high tier back end with higher pay commission if you position yourself and do the actual marketing and investing properly and mindfully.

      I also have internet marketing fitness and wellness niches that is great for passive income and oto's.

      I will say that the network marketing really does take the right partners to sponsor, ones who really can stomach the business of rejection.

      You will get lots and lots of rejections for sure which is why traditional door to door sales pitch is not for me.

      I was involved with mlm selling insurance offline before as well and I couldnt take really the chasing of people and client.

      The difference with online mlm is that it you that the people are looking for, from organic searches and paid ads.

      You are not chasing anyone like recruitin your aunties' friends' sister' husbands' dog's owner.

      You be transparent from start and show how to setup your system and how you can leverage the value of of mlm products or non traditional high affiliate Products.

      Mlm online is all about relationship and attraction marketing. Helping and giving value to people's live for little or nothing in return.

      People dont join business but people join people.

      You wouldnt want to work people who dont have the same mindset as you anyways right?
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    • Profile picture of the author cainbrian
      One of the biggest reasons MLM gets a bad rap is because it is usually a HORRIBLE case of the "blind-leading-the-blind." Most people in traditional mlm have no clue how to market or build a business like a business because they are told to follow the company plan.

      SO HERE'S WHAT HAPPENS:

      a person who is trying to make it, will do everything in their power to make sure the people they 'get in' stick around forever out of their own self-interest.

      The key is finding someone who has a system set-up and a much bigger vision than just trying to pay the rent or quit a job because they could care less about the decision any of their team members make, as it doesn't affect their own personal reality.

      cause the reality is, they usually have a heart to see their team succeed so dang bad, but you can only help the people who want to be helped and are willing to do whatever it takes. Just like a butterfly, you can't break the cocoon for them or else they don't fly.

      I've noticed more people succeed when there is no 'desperate' energy hovering over them, and so they can focus on the dynamics of what ACTUALLY helps a new team member get "skill sets" quickly to live their dreams.

      ...hey brotha, no matter where you go, keep your dreams alive and focus on acquiring skill sets that allow you to have success anywhere you choose to go.
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      • Originally Posted by cainbrian View Post

        One of the biggest reasons MLM gets a bad rap is because it is usually a HORRIBLE case of the "blind-leading-the-blind." Most people in traditional mlm have no clue how to market or build a business like a business because they are told to follow the company plan.

        SO HERE'S WHAT HAPPENS:

        a person who is trying to make it, will do everything in their power to make sure the people they 'get in' stick around forever out of their own self-interest.

        The key is finding someone who has a system set-up and a much bigger vision than just trying to pay the rent or quit a job because they could care less about the decision any of their team members make, as it doesn't affect their own personal reality.

        cause the reality is, they usually have a heart to see their team succeed so dang bad, but you can only help the people who want to be helped and are willing to do whatever it takes. Just like a butterfly, you can't break the cocoon for them or else they don't fly.

        I've noticed more people succeed when there is no 'desperate' energy hovering over them, and so they can focus on the dynamics of what ACTUALLY helps a new team member get "skill sets" quickly to live their dreams.

        ...hey brotha, no matter where you go, keep your dreams alive and focus on acquiring skill sets that allow you to have success anywhere you choose to go.
        Right on brotha! There are no secrets to success, whether you internet market, mlm, seo, solo serve, graphics etc. you gotta pick one and master it. Then teach and pass on the knowledge.

        I love the power of mlm and I know lots of friends who makes a good living with them.
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeff Schuman
        Tell your sponsor to bite you. If you wanted him to be your boss he can sign your paycheck every week. You are in business for yourself and if you decide to go another direction you have made a business decision.

        We all do that everyday whether we are doing affiliate marketing, direct sales, mlm, email marketing, or selling hot dogs on the corner of 17th and Broadway.
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  • Profile picture of the author barbling
    Be glad she got out relatively unscathed.

    The vast majority of MLMs make ONLY the top few levels money.

    Anyone here remember last year's Rippln?

    Well lookie here:

    Rutherford: Rippln dead in the water

    Founders of the scam are probably bazillionaires but what about all the scammed customers?

    Stick with building YOUR own business..... not someone else's.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I have a cousin who tried MLM. They said he couldn't market it via direct response means. Strictly face-to-face/word of mouth. I dont understand that. Why do they do that?
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    • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      I have a cousin who tried MLM. They said he couldn't market it via direct response means. Strictly face-to-face/word of mouth. I dont understand that. Why do they do that?
      Because so many places ban the advertising of MLMs which in their eyes are "Pyramid Schemes."

      There are much, much better and easier ways to make money.
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  • Some MLM's are good, i'm in one for years! So not all are bad!
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    soon people... Relax...
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  • Profile picture of the author Malteaser
    I respect people's opinion about MLM and respect all that you have to say even if it is negative but I believe it all comes down to having the right mentor - if you sign up under someone random than yeah, you are pretty screwed, but if you work with someone who really wants to change your life than you are going to be successful!

    I have one of the most inspirational mentors and I have seen his life turn around like I have never seen before, he shares all his knowledge and I am applying everything he teaches and already seeing the results which are going to make me a 6 figure earner 6 months from now. If you want a long term business plan chances with MLM are very high if you take it seriously
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