How To Promote An MLM Company?

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Hello everyone,

I just joined a MLM company a few days ago and I'm not sure how to promote it. I know there are a variety of ways, but I want my advertisements to target people who are looking to join a company similar to the one I'm with. What's the best way to promote this and what kind of budget do I need for advertising?
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Trujillo
    Same way you would promote anything else, you study the product , your customer base, you go to where they are hanging out, you build your list of prospects and you help them achieve their goals. However, I do say this when promoting MLM is the product worthy of promotion? Are people actually interested in the product or service being promoted or are they joining for an opportunity? Always beware of companies that charge you to join, you promote garbage products, and it's an endless cycle of recruiting. There is legit Network Marketing that sells quality products and gives others the opportunity to due the same, then their are pyramid schemes that sell business opportunities where the only reason people buy the products is because they want to join the opportunity.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    In a sense promoting an MLM company is like promoting an affiliate product. Follow the same premise.
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Your upline and company marketing collateral are generally the best sources for training. Contrary to what others have said, MLM is nothing at all like affiliate marketing or any other type of promotion.

      If your company has been around awhile, there should be seasoned marketing pros who have a vested interest in your success as well as proven company-provided training systems available for you to build your network.

      As a beginner, focus on duplicating the marketing system of your company and upline, however, perhaps as you gain more experience you may develop and teach your own methods to your team.
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      • Profile picture of the author Zodiax
        Make a list of all your family members and friends, and bug them.
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  • Profile picture of the author RonBartling
    Obviously Zodiax is an experienced MLMer who is no longer allowed to attend family functions and can't understand why friends no longer take calls or accept invites.
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  • Profile picture of the author joseph7384
    Most in the MLM industry prefer to use the term network marketing because of the bad rap that this industry has gotten.

    The best methods for mlm are not the same as internet marketing! To be successful with MLM your best options are over the phone or meet ups.
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    • Profile picture of the author SteveSki
      Originally Posted by joseph7384 View Post

      Most in the MLM industry prefer to use the term network marketing because of the bad rap that this industry has gotten.

      The best methods for mlm are not the same as internet marketing! To be successful with MLM your best options are over the phone or meet ups.
      Phone and face to face are the way to go. Problem is most Network Marketers refuse to do what works. The basics are to boring for them to repeat daily over a long period of time so they are always trying to re-invent the wheel and treat Network Marketing like traditional sales which is a recipe for failure.

      They think that technology can make up for their lack of Networking Skills. There is no reason to ruin your relationships by pitching your products or income opportunity to people who are not interested and there is no reason to ruin your bank balance by buying ads or business opportunity leads which are the worst leads imaginable.

      The solution is to learn how to get people you talk to (online, offline or on the phone) to ask you for a presentation. This way, if they are not interested they will never even know you are in MLM. If you learn this skill over 80% of the people you talk to will ask you for a presentation. Wish I could post a link to a free video that teaches you this but if I did the mods would get upset and will delete it as they have in the past.

      So instead of a video telling you how to do it correctly that would just upset the mods I'm inserting a youtube video of what not to do. To bad most MLMĂ©rs will ignore this advice.


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    • Profile picture of the author savidge4
      Originally Posted by joseph7384 View Post

      The best methods for mlm are not the same as internet marketing! To be successful with MLM your best options are over the phone or meet ups.

      Why does it have to be this way? Lots of things have changed in the last 30 years, and for the most part MLM mentality has not.

      I hate to be that guy.. but yeah, MLM is a whole lot like Internet Marketing. I have a product and I have an opportunity to sell that product. I sign on "Affiliates" below me to sell the product. Kinda sounds a lot like having a product.. listing it on jvzoo and signing up affiliates to sell the product don't it?

      The only difference is the guy right below me is going to start the same cycle I just mentioned with the exact same product.

      Here is the biggest issue. Guys and Gals that sell MLM don't sell product they sell "opportunity" That means they are not developing a business.. they are providing a service. A service you ask? yes, a service.. and the service you are providing is recruiting.

      How many of the MLM guys that are here saying MLM and Internet Marketing are not the same have product inventory on hand right now to sell? I will bet not many. How many have never even had the entire product line in their hands? I will bet 90%+

      If you fall into either of the 2 above categories... you are the reason decent MLM companies FAIL. How can a business survive if they are not moving product? How can you go out and sell the idea of a business opportunity if the only business you are in is recruiting?

      If you haven't figured it out, YES I do MLM, and NO I do not primarily sell the "Opportunity" and the reason is I don't have to. I develop a sustainable BUSINESS from the products provided by the parent company. I then seek out like minded individuals that want a business. I don't knock on doors. I don't pester my neighbors. I don't call people and do conference calls. And lord knows I don't do meet ups.

      I follow a more "trendy" up to date methodology and I sell product online. Its a novel concept really. Inventory, postage and handling, customers, retail outlets, a wholesaler that I get my goods from.. oh wait that's a business.

      And you guys run around and say if it cost money to get involved stay away... well stay away from the programs I get involved with. The most recent one with all the possible sales opportunity extensions is big bucks. But in turn... I make big bucks, and not off the back of some poor sucker below me getting into something they couldn't afford and by percentage would fail at.

      MLM and Internet Marketing are not as far apart as many want to think it is.
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      • Profile picture of the author myob
        Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

        Why does it have to be this way? Lots of things have changed in the last 30 years, and for the most part MLM mentality has not.

        I hate to be that guy.. but yeah, MLM is a whole lot like Internet Marketing. I have a product and I have an opportunity to sell that product. I sign on "Affiliates" below me to sell the product. Kinda sounds a lot like having a product.. listing it on jvzoo and signing up affiliates to sell the product don't it?

        The only difference is the guy right below me is going to start the same cycle I just mentioned with the exact same product.

        Here is the biggest issue. Guys and Gals that sell MLM don't sell product they sell "opportunity" That means they are not developing a business.. they are providing a service. A service you ask? yes, a service.. and the service you are providing is recruiting.

        How many of the MLM guys that are here saying MLM and Internet Marketing are not the same have product inventory on hand right now to sell? I will bet not many. How many have never even had the entire product line in their hands? I will bet 90%+

        If you fall into either of the 2 above categories... you are the reason decent MLM companies FAIL. How can a business survive if they are not moving product? How can you go out and sell the idea of a business opportunity if the only business you are in is recruiting?

        If you haven't figured it out, YES I do MLM, and NO I do not primarily sell the "Opportunity" and the reason is I don't have to. I develop a sustainable BUSINESS from the products provided by the parent company. I then seek out like minded individuals that want a business. I don't knock on doors. I don't pester my neighbors. I don't call people and do conference calls. And lord knows I don't do meet ups.

        I follow a more "trendy" up to date methodology and I sell product online. Its a novel concept really. Inventory, postage and handling, customers, retail outlets, a wholesaler that I get my goods from.. oh wait that's a business.

        And you guys run around and say if it cost money to get involved stay away... well stay away from the programs I get involved with. The most recent one with all the possible sales opportunity extensions is big bucks. But in turn... I make big bucks, and not off the back of some poor sucker below me getting into something they couldn't afford and by percentage would fail at.

        MLM and Internet Marketing are not as far apart as many want to think it is.

        Au contraire, real MLM is nothing at all like internet marketing. Let me put it this way. MLM is all about building a duplicable, integrated system of distribution networks and relationships to move products. By comparison, internet marketing is nothing more than a distribution channel among hundreds of other marketing methods. Think of MLM as a system which often includes highly leveraged components of internet marketing. In MLM, it doesn't matter what method works for the few; it matters only what can be widely duplicated.

        In my experience, the most successful people in MLM focus almost exclusively on recruiting, not retailing. Retail sales are generally incidental to the recruiting/sponsorship process, ie until either the prospect signs up or prefers to only use the products on a retail basis. The risk in retailing first is that the customer is likely to join under another marketer who has more experience and an engaging style. (A real pro )

        When the duplicable marketing system (which may or may not include "internet marketing") is effectively taught throughout all downline levels, products sales move exponentially. In essence, the business opportunity and training are the flagship products in MLM. You won't succeed significantly until you focus on recruiting and training others. Learn to teach the marketing system throughout all of your downline levels, and teach them to do the same. This is the real magic of MLM.
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        • Profile picture of the author idiots89
          The problem with MLM is that is has been associated with pyramid or ponzi schemes. Pyramid, ponzi schemes are not legit. There's not much one can do about it, except change the jargon. The real culprits are the scammers that have abused the industry for years. There are actually quite good opportunities out there if you know where to look, especially in the Internet Marketing genre.
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        • Profile picture of the author savidge4
          Originally Posted by myob View Post

          Au contraire, real MLM is nothing at all like internet marketing. Let me put it this way. MLM is all about building a duplicable, integrated system of distribution networks and relationships to move products.
          I might suggest that many if not all Internet Marketers would call this their "List"

          Originally Posted by myob View Post

          By comparison, internet marketing is nothing more than one distribution channel among hundreds of online/offline marketing methods. Think of MLM as a system which often includes components of internet marketing. In MLM, it doesn't matter what works; it matters only what can be duplicated.
          I understand what you are saying but I don't see why you are saying it. Lets break this down real fast.. There are basically 2 distribution methods in todays world. There is online and offline. Each of these 2 have their own facets and components. With offline Methodology you have Meet ups, and Phone conversations and mailers and all of this good stuff. Online if you choose you now have Google Hang outs and Skype and social media and all of these things... same outcome different technologies. Notice that Internet Marketers use all of these online tools to do what they do.

          Originally Posted by myob View Post

          In my experience, the most successful people in MLM focus almost exclusively on recruiting, not retailing. Retail sales are generally incidental to the recruiting/sponsorship process, ie until either the prospect signs up or prefers to only use the products on a retail basis. The risk in retailing first is that the customer is likely to join under another marketer who has a more engaging style. (A pro )
          I will tell you I have towed that road. I have been there done that had some success and mostly failure. Ask any "seasoned" MLM'er how many companies they have been through in their career, and in some cases the number is staggering. "Successful" MLM'er are not successful because of the present opportunity, it is the collective of opportunities and the development of their "Network" and again flip this to Internet Marketing, and that becomes a LIST. same concept different platform

          Originally Posted by myob View Post

          When the duplicable marketing system (which may or may not include "internet marketing") is effectively taught throughout all downline levels, products sales move exponentially.
          In the offline based model you are exactly correct, the more you bring into the opportunity that buy the minimum amount of inventory becomes an exponential move in product sales. So basically product sales is carried on the backs of those entering into an Opportunity. and with this... that is why 90% of MLM Parent companies fail. You are taking what should be a product based business and setting the product movement to the side.

          Originally Posted by myob View Post

          In essence, the business opportunity and training are the flagship products in MLM. You won't succeed significantly until you focus on recruiting and training others.
          You simply cant say "You wont" because I do, those in my upline that are starting to follow suite are.. those in my direct 6 and up downline.. they all succeed. I do have a system. I do have rotators and all kinds of stuff that ensure success 6 down and 6 up from me. Its not a numbers game... its a marketing game.

          I simply allow all of the folks with traditional MLM mentality to run around and create a buzz... People hear about it and go online to find out more. My job.. to get them to try the product. How many times have you heard "Before you get involved you should try the product."? How many people given the opportunity to do so actually do? the number may surprise you.

          What separates you from me, is my downline consists of people that sell product, yours sells Opportunity. Your average MLM you make 50% on product sales correct? If you are selling a $60 product 10 times a day, its not a bad income now is it? if you are making a percentage 6 deep and people producing the same kind of sales.. that aint bad either?

          Can you sign up what, 2 people a day, every day? Sure you can, but do you? I never could.. but I sure as heck can sell 10 pieces of inventory plus per day with little to no work once its all set up.. and because no one else in these market spaces does this.. the set up is not that hard.

          The other side of this that is not much mentioned is the residual benefits... I think in most cases that is really where the money is at. Look at a MLM such as Dubli... The money there is entirely on the product end and getting customers to use the service. forget the sign up, the residual .8% with every purchase is where the game is at on that one. ( I don't do Dubli BTW - just using it as an example )

          Originally Posted by myob View Post

          Learn to teach the marketing system throughout all of your downline levels, and teach them to do the same. This is the real magic of MLM.
          On this we can absolutely agree.
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    Originally Posted by sunshne721 View Post

    Hello everyone,

    I just joined a MLM company a few days ago and I'm not sure how to promote it. I know there are a variety of ways, but I want my advertisements to target people who are looking to join a company similar to the one I'm with. What's the best way to promote this and what kind of budget do I need for advertising?

    You should look at making YouTube videos, working SEO ranking, generating new leads/traffic, newspapers/classifieds, and creating a Mastermind team. Make sure to read Go Pro and Four Year Career.
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  • you have to know exactly what you're doing and target the right market and put lots of eyeballs on what you're promoting.
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  • Profile picture of the author RichardSalinas
    MLM company doesn't change any dynamics of your marketing, you still have to use all the platforms that you would have used to promote an affiliate product.
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

      I might suggest that many if not all Internet Marketers would call this their "List"
      MLM professionals would actually call this their "Warm Market". Nothing really happens until a "List" becomes personalized through multiple points of online/offline contact and communication.


      Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

      I understand what you are saying but I don't see why you are saying it. Lets break this down real fast.. There are basically 2 distribution methods in todays world. There is online and offline. Each of these 2 have their own facets and components. With offline Methodology you have Meet ups, and Phone conversations and mailers and all of this good stuff. Online if you choose you now have Google Hang outs and Skype and social media and all of these things... same outcome different technologies. Notice that Internet Marketers use all of these online tools to do what they do.
      Seasoned MLM marketers use all of the tools you mentioned and much more. We call this an "integrated marketing" system, which involves both online and offline arenas. It's essential to learn to communicate with prospects and downline on their level of comfort or preferred method. Like it or not, people still respond better to live offline events and conference calls more than any other method.


      Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

      I will tell you I have towed that road. I have been there done that had some success and mostly failure. Ask any "seasoned" MLM'er how many companies they have been through in their career, and in some cases the number is staggering. "Successful" MLM'er are not successful because of the present opportunity, it is the collective of opportunities and the development of their "Network" and again flip this to Internet Marketing, and that becomes a LIST. same concept different platform
      I have been with the same MLM company for over 20 years. Admittedly, it is not my first company, but a significant percentage of my downline are first-timers and some are experiencing early spectacular success. Learning and teaching the best practices of online/offline marketing methods as applicable to the MLM model are the key. As I have mentioned several times before, "internet marketing" is only part of the MLM tool chest. IMO, many of those who fail in MLM either don't understand this concept or try to use internet marketing as a stand-alone method. There is a huge difference between internet marketing, affiliate marketing, and all-encompassing MLM methods.

      Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

      In the offline based model you are exactly correct, the more you bring into the opportunity that buy the minimum amount of inventory becomes an exponential move in product sales. So basically product sales is carried on the backs of those entering into an Opportunity. and with this... that is why 90% of MLM Parent companies fail. You are taking what should be a product based business and setting the product movement to the side.
      What you are suggesting here is "front loading", which is having a set amount of minimum inventory to be purchased by new distributors. This tactic has been illegal for many years. If you think this is the reason why 90% of MLM parent companies fail, then the owners should also be in jail. The fact is most MLM companies have online portals for retail sales, so having an inventory onhand is seldom necessary.


      Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

      You simply cant say "You wont" because I do, those in my upline that are starting to follow suite are.. those in my direct 6 and up downline.. they all succeed. I do have a system. I do have rotators and all kinds of stuff that ensure success 6 down and 6 up from me. Its not a numbers game... its a marketing game.

      I simply allow all of the folks with traditional MLM mentality to run around and create a buzz... People hear about it and go online to find out more. My job.. to get them to try the product. How many times have you heard "Before you get involved you should try the product."? How many people given the opportunity to do so actually do? the number may surprise you.
      Actually, my business opportunity prospects are never told the name of the parent company until they are ready to sign up as distributors. We call this "branding yourself first". There is a real risk in prematurely exposing the company name that prospects may do a Google search and sign up under someone else in the SERPs. But if these prospects were to do a Google search of my own "branded" business name or of my downline, they will often see page after page of articles about MLM, marketing, and niche-relevant topics written by us.

      And as part of the recruiting and training process, distributors are indeed encouraged to try the product and use it themselves. Retail customers are often not much more than the residue of unconsummated business opportunity presentations. We seldom close better than 26% of qualified opportunity prospects, so an average of 74% results in retail only sales from any given venue. .


      Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

      What separates you from me, is my downline consists of people that sell product, yours sells Opportunity. Your average MLM you make 50% on product sales correct? If you are selling a $60 product 10 times a day, its not a bad income now is it? if you are making a percentage 6 deep and people producing the same kind of sales.. that aint bad either?
      It seems to me that you have no idea what you're doing nor have much of a concept about the MLM model.

      Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

      Can you sign up what, 2 people a day, every day? Sure you can, but do you? I never could.. but I sure as heck can sell 10 pieces of inventory plus per day with little to no work once its all set up.. and because no one else in these market spaces does this.. the set up is not that hard.

      The other side of this that is not much mentioned is the residual benefits... I think in most cases that is really where the money is at. Look at a MLM such as Dubli... The money there is entirely on the product end and getting customers to use the service. forget the sign up, the residual .8% with every purchase is where the game is at on that one. ( I don't do Dubli BTW - just using it as an example )
      My highly trained team and I sign up quite a bit more than 2 people a day through offline seminars, webinars, conference calls, etc. In my not so humble opinion, it seems you really aren't doing very well at all with your crippled MLM mentality. The term "Multi Level Marketing" itself suggests there are multiple marketing levels and methods.

      Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

      On this we can absolutely agree.
      Phew!
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        Originally Posted by myob View Post

        My highly trained team and I sign up quite a bit more than 2 people a day through offline seminars, webinars, conference calls, etc. In my not so humble opinion, it seems you really aren't doing very well at all with your crippled MLM mentality. The term "Multi Level Marketing" itself suggests there are multiple marketing levels and methods.
        I find this humorous really.. im not doing well. You see I know a lot more about all of this than you may think. I will tell you what my ideal company to work with looks like.

        #1 it has to be binary in structure. I have a few reasons for this. Wider is in no way better when you start losing legs over time. Binary is FAR easier to manage from top to bottom and give someone like me the ability to balance legs all the way down 6 deep.

        #2 they have got to have a decent product.. with out question most of my time is spent here.

        #3 I look specifically for programs that do not have purchase available from the parent company... if a customer can buy direct, then why do they need me? that's not MLM that's a disaster waiting to happen. ( I would say that for SOME, AMSOIL as an example works.. but they would not meet my criteria )

        As far as what your team does... I can tell by the language you are using you are not working in a binary system My max 6 deep is only 128 people... that's all "I" have to be concerned about. Do I drop leads down the line.. well sure I do. Did I have the 128 spots filled below me within 30 days from the time I started with my latest current program.. sure I did.

        I very much understand Multi Level Marketing... I question if you do actually. MLM Defined: " Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) is a marketing strategy in which the sales force is compensated not only for sales they generate, but also for the sales of the other salespeople that they recruit. "

        Im in the business of creating a SALES FORCE, and not a recruiting monster. There is a HUGE difference. And in todays economy if you want to move any type of product where is the first place you think about making that happen? the internet no? and you want to sell on the internet.. you had better be a pretty decent Internet Marketer no?

        So if the idea is to sell product.. again as I have stated before there are many if not most that have never had product, and even more that may be in a program and have no standing inventory.. why is that? Because they are recruiters.. As much as that is a business, that is not a commerce business, that is a service business. and the only one that ends up on top in the service based model is the parent company themselves... and I think the 90%+ failure rate in MLM is PROOF of that.

        I don't do Failure well.. it just doesn't sit well for me for some reason. But to go in while the "iron is hot" and pull money out consistently and repeatedly ( that would be a repeatable system btw ) makes all the sense in the world to me. Getting my hands on a product that has 1000's of people running around talking about it, and only a handful are selling it... come on now, Its Christmas!
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        • Profile picture of the author myob
          Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

          I very much understand Multi Level Marketing... I question if you do actually. MLM Defined: " Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) is a marketing strategy in which the sales force is compensated not only for sales they generate, but also for the sales of the other salespeople that they recruit. "

          Im in the business of creating a SALES FORCE, and not a recruiting monster. There is a HUGE difference. And in todays economy if you want to move any type of product where is the first place you think about making that happen? the internet no? and you want to sell on the internet.. you had better be a pretty decent Internet Marketer no?
          I totally agree with you on those points.

          The main problem with this, however, is not very many people can be a "pretty decent Internet Marketer". We've both seen that right here on the WF. There actually are much easier marketing methods which can be quickly mastered. Rather than peddling products to a comparatively small or persnickety market, my primary focus is on an almost universal need for additional income and a better lifestyle which can be leveraged through the MLM model.

          You should know that your success in MLM is ultimately determined by how well you can duplicate your marketing method and how well your recruits can in turn recruit and duplicate it with their downline. This is the real essence for success in MLM. Unlike internet marketing or affiliate marketing, MLM is not a monolithic system.

          My emphasis on recruiting (building a sales force) is basically due to the law of averages. As I mentioned in an earlier post, it works out that the recruiting process results directly in an average of 74% retail sales and about 26% distributor signups. This follows closely with that old axiom that 80% of results are achieved by 20% of your people.

          The skill sets required for success in MLM are really quite simple. Not easy, but simple. I consistently teach my new recruits the exact same methods I use for marketing, with advanced training in marketing tools (ie internet marketing, affiliate marketing etc for generating leads), sales, and business development for those who master the basics.
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  • Profile picture of the author jherewini
    Can I say that the best way to promote your opportunity is through your team, have a think about this for a moment.

    Your going to get better results from 1% of 100 people than you would when you compare those same results to 100% of one person my point is this. If your front line is 4 people wide then focus on them and get them to bring in their 4 people each.

    Those 4 people are like your sales team, so you need to work with them and help them to achieve massive results finding their first 4 people.

    Once they find their first 4 people they will rinse and repeat that training and do the same for their first 4 and so on and so on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
    Originally Posted by sunshne721 View Post

    Hello everyone,

    I just joined a MLM company a few days ago and I'm not sure how to promote it. I know there are a variety of ways, but I want my advertisements to target people who are looking to join a company similar to the one I'm with. What's the best way to promote this and what kind of budget do I need for advertising?
    Do yourself a huge favor and save your money. This is not the path to success in MLM.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnGravelle
    Ask a person who is your sponsor and he should show you how he's doing it, most likely, he'd be having his own group where he'd be discussing all of the marketing things he's doing..
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  • Profile picture of the author Marcel87
    I was very sceptical towards MLM systems so I did some research before joining such network. I found one company that offers awesome products and the structure is binary. The main reason I joined is that I can identify myself with the products and I think the products work and can be sold easily, because you get a "wow-effect" if you use them. That's what people makes you buy them.

    I don't know if advertising is allowed, but you might check out lavylites . They invented nano essences for anti-aging and cell regeneration. It solves skin problems and much more. I think it will be a big thing in the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas Unise
    Step One: Quit MLM and never look back.

    Step Two: Refer to step one.

    You're welcome.
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    • Profile picture of the author savidge4
      Originally Posted by Thomas Unise View Post

      Step One: Quit MLM and never look back.

      Step Two: Refer to step one.

      You're welcome.
      One of the stupidest comments I have seen as of late...and there is a lot of competition!

      #1 Success in Internet Marketing is determined by those that produce ( gross ) $100 in a month. THAT is what success is and STILL 95% that attempt to make a living and live the IM dream FAIL... There is greater success in standing on a street corner and begging!

      #2 Not that MLM is actually any better.. the standard of success is far greater

      #3 of all the available options, offline brick and mortar with a 40% success rate over an amount of time would be the best bet overall.

      #4 and then there is this option given the percentages of 1 and 2 you seriously are better off going to Vegas. The odds as compared to 1 and 2 are in your favor at a measly 30% success rate ( in general )

      I personally have been blessed with success with #3 #2 and #1 and to be honest I don't do so bad with #4 either. I basically have developed a system that works... universally it works in all 4 cases. easy to replicate not so complicated to understand and easy to implement.
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      • Profile picture of the author myob
        Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

        One of the stupidest comments I have seen as of late...and there is a lot of competition!
        I''ve seen many of your comments very similarly ignorant.

        Perhaps you don't realize that those who have jaded opinions of MLM often make some of the best recruits if presented with an opportunity from professional MLM reps. The people you diss here have experienced common disappointments as over 15 million in the US, and at least 60 million worldwide.That's a huge market to dismiss with such arrogance and hostility.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnBarela
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    As you are told by other wise guys here, don't treat MLM differently, it's still just like you are doing affiliate promotion..
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  • Profile picture of the author mentat47
    The problem I have with MLM is that you have to buy the inventory in order to sell it, and I'm not convinces that there's any real demand for those products. I mean, seriously -- how many people are going to want to pay $50 for a little thing of coffee. Please!
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    • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
      Originally Posted by mentat47 View Post

      The problem I have with MLM is that you have to buy the inventory in order to sell it, and I'm not convinces that there's any real demand for those products. I mean, seriously -- how many people are going to want to pay $50 for a little thing of coffee. Please!
      Your first statement... the requirement to buy inventory for sale... is
      incorrect in nearly every MLM company of which I'm aware. You should
      certainly use your company's product but the days of stocking large personal
      inventories are long gone... long ago.

      You mentioned coffee... I'm only familiar with one MLM in the
      coffee business and their reps do buy inventory for sale so I see
      where you're coming from. That isn't the norm throughout the
      profession.
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      • Profile picture of the author savidge4
        Actually... coffee is huge in MLM here is a pretty decent list: Top Coffee Network Marketing And MLM Opportunities

        as far as $50 for a little amount goes... well this is HEALTHY Coffee! LOL

        Originally Posted by Tsnyder View Post

        Your first statement... the requirement to buy inventory for sale... is
        incorrect in nearly every MLM company of which I'm aware. You should
        certainly use your company's product but the days of stocking large personal
        inventories are long gone... long ago.

        You mentioned coffee... I'm only familiar with one MLM in the
        coffee business and their reps do buy inventory for sale so I see
        where you're coming from. That isn't the norm throughout the
        profession.
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    • Profile picture of the author andyang
      taking inventory was how it was done in the 50's.

      mlm delivery is just like dropshipping now.
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  • Profile picture of the author kotan
    Does your MLM company have much info found online? If there's only a handful, I suggest you create a portal online which could initially lure in potential people looking online about said MLM company - probably ones who initially said no to you and your MLM colleagues, and reached out to Google to check if they made the right decision.

    I did this once and found that the company didn't even own a decent website, and a bunch of 'official-looking' domains were available so I grabbed and developed those.

    Hundreds came pouring in. I'm not a direct sales kind of guy so I didn't really make money out of it as I asked a downline to handle everything, so she managed to make money out of that with hundreds below her and that's it - she made decent money out of it and I made it well enough above break even. I'm guessing if you're industrious and creative enough to come up with something similar maybe you can replicate the idea.

    Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author J50
    It's a silly to join an MLM program without a clear route to market. It's like starting a cafe, buying all the produce, fixture and fittings and have yet to sort out your location.
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  • Profile picture of the author Teri802nj
    It depends on what your goals are. If you want to make some extra money, you can promote it through word of mouth and the other strategies your upline shares. However, if you want something bigger, you need education and training and you need a marketing system.
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  • Profile picture of the author khatri
    Great Value Lead Magnet and First Low Cost Commitment - again must be great value!
    Lead Magnet can be "What to do" and FE can be "How step by step"
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  • Profile picture of the author dlane1987
    You can promote MLM just like an affiliate link or ebook or pretty much anything. If you are trying to attrack the right people first focus on your targeting. As if you focus on MLM you may not get far, one person interested in an MLM about cars will not be interested in MLM about health.
    Find your audience and let sell them MLM.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    The best way to promote MLM, in my opinion, is to build a very unique funnel.

    The funnel should contain videos of your promoting yourself, and your offer.

    Also, it should contain a massive email autoresponder campaign that connects to your end users, and soft pitches your opportunity.



    The best way to get traffic for this funnel, in my opinion, is solo ads.

    Just my experience, wish you the best.
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