No MLM Thank You!

by Mr Nice 201 replies
Hello, I've been around a bit looking for ways to make money online and I've been sucked into the MLM business which you join and then you have to get others to join by telling them how much money you make.

After looking at that its not for me. So what can I do to make money?

Does anyone have any suggestions?

What I did like about the make money online MLM programs is you get a proven sales funnel, I.E. Capture pages, Auto Responder emails.

I'm not saying MLM is bad I just don't like the MLM programs that talk about making money online. I would rather be involved in a MLM program that actually has a product a very good product that helps people or takes pain away from people.

I'm open to any suggestions.

Thank you

Mr Nice
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  • Profile picture of the author myob
    Originally Posted by Mr Nice View Post

    I would rather be involved in a MLM program that actually has a product a very good product that helps people or takes pain away from people.

    I'm open to any suggestions.

    Thank you

    Mr Nice
    There at least a hundred or so MLM companies with superb products that have been around for decades.

    These companies often have some of the best training programs available anywhere, and most of it can be obtained for free from your upline.
    • Profile picture of the author kecioilz
      Originally Posted by myob View Post

      There at least a hundred or so MLM companies with superb products that have been around for decades.

      These companies often have some of the best training programs available anywhere, and most of it can be obtained for free from your upline.
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  • Profile picture of the author Danny Cutts
    I tried mlm many moons ago and it was pants... in fact I tried a few of the best ones and they were pants...

    Selling crap to your mates is not a business model....
  • Profile picture of the author Randy McLean
    I know what you mean. It looks good on paper right?

    Get 3 to join, who get another 3 to join etc. But it just doesn't work like that.

    Just because you can make it work doesn't mean most others can. This leads to high attrition rates.

    I am not saying it can't work. There are some who do well with this business model. You have to be extroverted and also very patient.

    This is about sifting and sorting until you get the right people on your team. That is why MLM companies focus so much on personal development training. It is to motivate you to stay and not quit.

    They do give you capture pages but the problem is everyone else is using them too. I used to use traffic exchanges and I can't tell you how many times I have seen the same generic company pages.

    When someone actually creates their own page it will make me stop for a moment and think about what I am seeing.

    A better route is to sell products as an affiliate. You can even stay in the IM niche if you like.

    That way you are not so dependent on other people. What someone does with a product after they buy it is up to them. If they find it is not for them they can request a refund with no headaches on your end.

    There are products out there that promise to automate the process of list building as an affiliate. CB Passive Income is an example.

    And there are also great training sites like Affilorama that will help you with affiliate marketing.

    This route is much better in my opinion.
    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Originally Posted by Randy McLean View Post

      I know what you mean. It looks good on paper right?

      Get 3 to join, who get another 3 to join etc. But it just doesn't work like that.

      Just because you can make it work doesn't mean most others can. This leads to high attrition rates.

      I am not saying it can't work. There are some who do well with this business model. You have to be extroverted and also very patient.

      This is about sifting and sorting until you get the right people on your team. That is why MLM companies focus so much on personal development training. It is to motivate you to stay and not quit.
      There are indeed some essential skill sets required to succeed in MLM (as with any business beyond a one individual model) such as leadership, organization, marketing, sales, etc.

      With less than 10% of the population possessing these critical skill sets the failure rate is of course exorbitantly high. The most successful network marketers train their downline to succeed.

      There is no affiliate training program as far as I know available at any price comparable to what can be obtained for free by multi-millionaires in many of the time-proven MLM companies. Those who fail in MLM are also likely to fail in any business.
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  • Profile picture of the author matteomatt
    Ive always shyed away from MLM programs but I tried to sell vacuums in a pyramid scheme once. I believe if you have a high internet traffic you could easily bank with MLMs, but I would say try to find one that has an actual product. It at least is better than the ones with just courses and bullshit products.

    Do heavy research about it if you decide to, because typing in "XXX MLM scam?" usually ends up with a bunch of clever advertisements. Good marketing tactic though.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    Originally Posted by Mr Nice View Post

    No MLM Thank You!
    I had same notion too like you after trying several kind of mlm and made nothing of them.

    There are certain level you reach that mlm will be good for you.

    1. If you are your own boss and control your time.

    2. If you meet lots of people everyday.

    On this ground, I pick a viable mlm that is workable and setup training session and offer help to each other because that's the spirit of succeeding in mlm. I don't just go for any one.

    I don't know which country you reside but you can look out for a peer to peer donation kind of business model and get some capital from it. Only start with capital you can afford to lose.. this alone now account for over $1k of my monthly income and it takes only 30mins of my time in 30 days.

    There are plenty of things you can do when the income starts coming in.
  • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
    Selling MLM or Affiliate products takes the same work and commitment. One is NOT easier than the other. Traditional MLM sucks.

    I sell 'Digital' Products online using a very powerful platform.

    And the best part about all of this is...

    I have people coming to me instead of the other way around.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by Rory Singh View Post


      I have people coming to me instead of the other way around.
      I think you hit it on the head.

      Good marketers, have people coming to them, not the other way around.

      Initially there is work to do, and things to say the right way, but done right can make you consistant sales every day. :-)
    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Originally Posted by Rory Singh View Post

      Selling MLM or Affiliate products takes the same work and commitment. One is NOT easier than the other. Traditional MLM sucks.
      Actually, the leading causes of failure in MLM are seldom in the system. It is very different from affiliate marketing and requires much more work initially as well as a higher commitment level. The traditional view is it sucks because most people have work habits that suck.
  • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
    MLM is... bar none... the most powerful business model
    in existence for creating leveraged wealth and residual income.

    The key, as others have said, is to find a company with legitimate
    products that people will buy even if they are not part of the money
    making plan. That's essential in the USA these days because
    regulators are cracking down on the money games. If you don't have
    real customers you don't have a real business.

    I'd be happy to chat with you if you'd like advice or direction. I've been
    successful in this business for a long time... I know the pitfalls and the
    positives. I'm always happy to share with anyone interested in this great
    profession regardless of whether they have an interest in my company.

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    • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
      Originally Posted by Tsnyder View Post

      MLM is... bar none... the most powerful business model
      in existence for creating leveraged wealth and residual income.

      The key, as others have said, is to find a company with legitimate
      products that people will buy even if they are not part of the money
      making plan. That's essential in the USA these days because
      regulators are cracking down on the money games. If you don't have
      real customers you don't have a real business.

      I'd be happy to chat with you if you'd like advice or direction. I've been
      successful in this business for a long time... I know the pitfalls and the
      positives. I'm always happy to share with anyone interested in this great
      profession regardless of whether they have an interest in my company.

      Tsnyder
      A lot of people have been burned by scams claiming to be an MLM business. In reality they are pyramid scams that sell 0 products or services just a monthly membership fee. True MLM businesses have premium products and services that offer enrichment and quality/value to their customers life. There are many excellent examples of true MLM companies if you search for Legacy MLM companies. The training programs are the best in companies that have been around for 15+ years. MLM is great if you are willing to put in the work just like anything in life you get what you put in. There is no other business like MLM that allows you to have your own company for less than $100 start up cost. The best way to find a true MLM company is to find a product or service of premium quality/value that you are excited to use yourself and promote. Recruitment is not the primary goal of a true MLM, selling is the #1 goal.
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    • Profile picture of the author Thomas Michael
      yes exactly! I have done a lot of research, reading and found your statement come out of the mouths from everyone from trump to robins. I have given up everything and have been teaching myself everything from building a site to, well i don't even know anymore. feels like i get lost in learning too many things at once, (which is common i hear for beginners) there is just so much to learn, i will not stop untill success. This is my passion and goal. It has taken me 36yrs to understand what is needed to succeed in reaching a goal, but here I am with 3 domains to serve 3 different streams of income (purpose) and my first mlm company that meets all the guidelines needed and discussed. I am only concentrating on the network marketing mlm right now. I have already been smart enough to make my own capture page and all that. im trying new things and was taking you up on your offer of guidence. Thank you for your time..Thomas
    • Profile picture of the author myob
      MLM is a time-proven business model and the most powerful system in existence ... bar none... for creating leveraged wealth and residual income. But when such a high performance vehicle is driven by monkeys, the inevitable outcome is predictable.

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