New to MLM

by neetness 40 replies
I've just joined my 1st MLM company. The company hasn't launched yet so I'm getting in on the ground level (which I hear is the best way). This world of MLM/internet marketing is new and foreign to me so I'm looking to see the best ways to build a team for a company that is just around the corner from launching. Any feedback is appreciated
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  • Profile picture of the author aborsuk2
    Try local advertising on Facebook, that way you can actually sit and talk with them face to face. If I'm joining a company I would rather see the person. Give them a good compelling offer to join under you. Just like marketing, you have to think about what's in it for them.
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    • Profile picture of the author neetness
      Thank you so much for the feedack. I was just on FB searching for MLM groups and hope to find more insight there.
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  • Profile picture of the author myob
    Unless your company has a good marketing plan that is easily duplicable and management has extensive experience within the industry and extensive MLM experience, you've got less than a snowball's chance in hell.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    I honestly don't know how many MLM people are on this forum but I would start by joining MLM groups and discussions on places like Facebook and other social media platforms.
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    • Originally Posted by ChrisBa View Post

      I honestly don't know how many MLM people are on this forum but I would start by joining MLM groups and discussions on places like Facebook and other social media platforms.
      Yehave to agree with Chris

      This is not a forum for MLM and truly if I was you I would bail why you still can ! or you are just going loose money and your time unless this is your idea then run away

      Some on here will tell you this and blah that just not worth the effort

      Jason
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew Hurst
    Be coachable. MLM is a business of duplication. Those who've already been successful will share their secrets to success, and all you need to do is listen and then do what they tell you.

    Successful MLMers have been there, done that--and have the paycheck to prove it--so be coachable, and duplicate their success.

    MLM isn't a get-rich-quick scheme; you'll only get rich through hard work. One of the main differences I see in those who fail vs. those who succeed is their level of work. Most people who've failed treated their MLM businesses like a hobby, working whenever they had some spare time. The top income earners, on the other hand, work at their businesses every day.

    Success in network marketing was to go out with the idea of making a million friends instead of a million dollars.

    It's one thing to have this knowledge--and a whole different thing to actually do what you've learned. So be a doer, and watch your business and income skyrocket. - Rod Nichols
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    • Profile picture of the author neetness
      Thank you for the positive feedback. I admit I've had bouts of reluctance but after researching peoples recommendations I now know I have to go in with a postive attitude. I hope to find someone to mentor me and am more than willing to be coached.
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    • Profile picture of the author TMets5
      This is good advice. A key ingredient to success with MLM also relates to you building your own brand and being a leader for others you approach. Provide value, engage, share marketing advice and build relationships. If you only try to pitch your opportunity you will fail because people don't want to be sold to.
      Have a value proposition and let others see your value and they will naturally gravitate towards your leadership and inquire about your business in a natural way.
      I think magnetic marketing is the correct term that attracts other to you...

      Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Chicago87
    Be on guard, there is a thin line between legal MLM and an illegal ponzi scheme.

    How much time, money, and effort will you be investing in this MLM?
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    • Profile picture of the author neetness
      The cost to start is minimal at $50. I'm finding it appears that I will spending ALOT of time/effort because I am new and know nothing about this business. As mentioned, the company hasn't officially launched anything so I'm one of the 1st persons enrolled. There is no charge to enroll and once the program launches there is a one time $50 fee. I am just seeking the best way to attract people and from what I'm reading on this forum, FB seems to be the way to go?
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi N,

    Brand yourself. Not the MLM

    People buy into you, your leadership and your guidance. So build your blog and brand around yourself and when people trust the source of the MLM advice - you - they will buy in to your opportunity.

    Happy Networking.

    Ryan
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  • Profile picture of the author flamewave
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    • Profile picture of the author neetness
      Thank you for the link! I'm not familiar with the sales funnel so I will be looking into this
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    • Profile picture of the author nicheblogger75
      Originally Posted by flamewave View Post

      Get a lead generation sales funnel asap.


      You will not want to be spending money on facebook ads if you don't have landing pages and funnels all set up.
      If you try and advertise an MLM on Facebook and don't do it exactly right, your ads account will be banned in about 10 minutes.

      I tried a few MLMs and had some pretty decent success with some of them, but I just don't like the whole model of it. The constant selling and pitching is enough to make your head spin.

      A legitimate MLM makes it's money by selling a product and recruiting qualified distributors and giving them proper training and encouraging them to sell product. Of course, recruiting (building a downline) is also necessary if you want to maximize your income, but selling product should be first and foremost.

      Most MLMs don't operate like that. Most of them make their money through recruiting and by selling the "opportunity" to others. Those should be avoided as sooner or later they get crushed by the FTC. Basically, those are nothing more than dressed up pyramid schemes.

      As far as the whole "get in on the ground floor" theory, it's total BS.

      Your best bet is to join an already established MLM with a good reputation. If you "get in on the ground floor," you run the risk that the MLM you joined is not going to be legit.

      My advice is to avoid MLM altogether.

      There are so many other easier and better businesses you can start online. MLM programs are just not worth the aggravation IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author HansDavid
    You need to start building your own personal branding. People will join you because they trust you not because of your MLM company or its products.

    MLM is a relationship business and therefore, you cannot rely solely on online marketing methods.

    You need to build locally first before you go nationwide or global as a distributor.

    MLM takes a lot of commitment and hard work. Only 1% will make it to the top.

    In addition, you also need to believe and love the products of your company.

    Remember, your goal is to create a community of consumers and from these consumers, some will become distributors and do the business.

    Do not, I repeat, do not play down those who turn down your opportunities. Keep in touch with them. Remain friends and don't be that annoying MLM asshole who keeps on chasing their family and friends to join them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Axel1
    Make sure to alienate your friends and family along the way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paulk59
    It's a tough business, so be prepared for a lot of "No thank you's" but if you are fearless and persistent yo might do well. Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Originally Posted by neetness View Post

    I've just joined my 1st MLM company. The company hasn't launched yet so I'm getting in on the ground level (which I hear is the best way).
    That could be a Pro and a Con.

    If I was a betting man I say in the history of startups in MLM when getting in on the ground level of an unproven company it usually turns out to be bad than it does good for most people.


    - Robert Andrew
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    • Profile picture of the author neetness
      Being new to this, I know no better. Any insight as to why this could be a Con?
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  • Profile picture of the author jthom804
    The only people I have seen do MLM's and are successful are the ones that already have a massive following of people and the resources to market to those people. Starting from ground zero is very difficult. But like everyone else is saying, It is probably best that you join a facebook group of like minded people. Or hopefully you joined under someone who is big in the program already. A lot of times, they have marketing resources already in place for the people that join under them. They normally cost money to plug into though so be prepared to spend a little money.


    Good Luck to you!
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  • Profile picture of the author ladyboss
    I'm new to MLM as well. So I follow Greg Gomez III who does very well with MLM team building. He even creates ads that complies with the policies for marketing MLM products. I am learning a lot from him. He even sells a blueprint that is really cheap and contains a lot of info to help with marketing and recruitment. Hope this helps
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    The worst thing you can do is join an MLM company and get in on the "ground floor" considering most MLMs go out of business before they hit the 5 year mark. Unless you like jumping from program to program,not something I suggest you do since there is no stability in that.
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  • Profile picture of the author TJGoonan
    Product CAN be important, but mostly ACTION and relationships are it.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    Congratulations welcome to the quickest and lowest cost of starting your own business. A word of caution there are many scams parading to be MLM businesses. The way to find the right fit is to make sure there is a premium product or service that benefits/Improves your customers life. You have to be proud to use it yourself and able to represent it. Looking for a Legacy MLM company is a great strategy they are tried and proven and offer excellent training programs. Get the word out with a professional converting website, email marketing, forums, classifieds, PPC, SEO, Magazines, Newspapers, YouTube, Social Media, business cards/flyers, cold calling. The sky is the limit, remember you get what you put in.
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  • Profile picture of the author anand363
    Aborsuk2 is correct, If you feel like building a team of your own so that you can sit and interact with them then approaching social media is the best option. While you are approaching social media traffic please don't forget re-targeting, which will triple your goal in later.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ratamok
    When I hear for MLM that's a signal for me to run away...why? Well it's because they always give you a feeling that there is still huge opportunity for you but the truth is that there's always some hidden little limitation that disables you to earn big bucks. How much do you need to pay to be a part of your big opportunity?
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    • Profile picture of the author neetness
      It's only $50 to join and then whatever product I choose to buy.
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  • Profile picture of the author kelvintoro
    Below are some of the ways in which you can build a strong MLM team.
    • Build your own personal Brand - People will start joining you once they start trusting you.
    • Start Blogging - It can be done straight away but it will take some time before the results are shown.
    • Build a community - People like to feel that they are a part of something, so build a community, like a Facebook group, where your team members can come together, ask questions and mastermind.
    • Be Available - Let people know that you are always there to help and support them.
    • Show them the Way - Always be willing to train people that can help them succeed.
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  • I have tried several MLM companies and unfortunately none have been positive experiences. Constantly battling to build a downline and seeing very little profit from it makes it very unstable. If you can make it work that would be great.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    The main problem with MLM "companies" (I started with them in the 80s) is they go away. Some very quickly. The people left holding the bag are the "distributors."

    There are so many other easier and better businesses you can start online. MLM programs are just not worth the aggravation IMO.
    Agree 100%!

    This world of MLM/internet marketing is new and foreign to me
    This is why you shouldn't commit to anything, yet.

    Investigate the many, many ways to earn online and MLM will look foolish.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
    Originally Posted by neetness View Post

    I've just joined my 1st MLM company. The company hasn't launched yet so I'm getting in on the ground level (which I hear is the best way). This world of MLM/internet marketing is new and foreign to me so I'm looking to see the best ways to build a team for a company that is just around the corner from launching. Any feedback is appreciated
    I'm a 30+ year veteran of MLM and have done quite well.

    The best advice I can give you is that MLM is not a business model
    that lends itself well to online building... especially if you have no online
    marketing knowledge or experience.

    Beyond that there isn't much to say without knowing more about
    the company and the products you're going to be promoting,

    Somewhere you should have experienced successful reps in your
    upline. Go to them for training and guidance that will be specific to
    what you're doing.

    I wish you the best... brand new startups are the toughest place to
    be in this profession. Whoever told you the best place to be is at the
    beginning seriously mislead you. Every top earner I know started with
    their company after it was many years old.
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    If you knew what I know you'd be doing what I do...
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    • Profile picture of the author neetness
      Yikes, thank you for your knowledge. I keep being told that I'm in the best spot possible. I appreciate your reply.
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  • Profile picture of the author amuro
    Originally Posted by neetness View Post

    I've just joined my 1st MLM company. The company hasn't launched yet so I'm getting in on the ground level (which I hear is the best way). This world of MLM/internet marketing is new and foreign to me so I'm looking to see the best ways to build a team for a company that is just around the corner from launching. Any feedback is appreciated
    May I ask you?

    Why do you want to join MLM in the first place?

    Is it because of your decision?

    Or because your friends asked you to but you don't want to turn them down for fear of sounding impolite?

    When I was in my 20s which I assume you are - though you can correct me if I am wrong, I used to have the same mentality as you

    But is that what you REALLY want in the first place?

    Have you done a through research on that company before joining?

    I have been to many MLM seminar previews.

    First Success Resources featuring the works of Tony Robbins, Robert Kirosaki and Brian Tracy.

    Then a variety of healthcare companies.

    Before deciding on Nuskin.

    NOT as distributor.

    But as consumer becauee I saw the value those products make a difference to people's lives in health and emotional needs.

    If you are just thinking of making quick $ just because your friends tell you so when you see an ad promising you unlimited riches then I will be blunt to tell you that is a wrong decision.

    Now that I am not saying anything bad about that company.

    But from what you tell me, I can see you are young and wanting to try something new.

    It might be a great company eventually.

    But I also saw companies come and go as rapidly as they were launched and people getting burnt out financially and emotionally.

    So my advice is before you jumped on ANY opportunity, please use Google to research that company?

    If that company has testimonials of people succeeding, see if you can find them on Facebook?

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    • Profile picture of the author neetness
      Hi, thank you for your reply and questions.

      Actually I'm a 45 year old part time stay at home mom. One of my longtime friends who has many years experience w/ MLM is starting his own company. In the past I would never think twice to do MLM. My reason now is because in my heart I believe this product is spectacular and will help people. I'm excited to use it and provide it to my family. My friend is exceptionally bright and works with integrity. I figure I have extra time and why not give it a shot when I'm not tending to my child. I truly appreciate the "why's" you've asked and they really made me solidify why I want to give this a shot.
      Thank you
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  • Profile picture of the author Ettienne
    When you see MLM, run far, FAR away. Many better ways to make money online
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    • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
      Originally Posted by Ettienne View Post

      When you see MLM, run far, FAR away. Many better ways to make money online
      Yes... of course... because the largest online marketing forum on the
      planet is full of amazing success stories on a daily basis.

      Wait... no... it's full of stories of people losing their butts and earning'
      nothing after years of effort... on a daily basis.

      What you should run away from is posts like the one quoted.
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    Watch this before getting into any MLM business. John Oliver explains why to be incredibly cautious...
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  • Profile picture of the author dannygnenerate
    Fully agree with what most people are saying here.

    You need to learn about marketing and with the marketing knowledge create a duplicable system that will help those you bring on to get sales. If you can help your team, then you'll be much more confident and able. This will allow you to. Learn about funnels and copy-writing because believe me, the valuable you become to your team the better.

    A little proof?

    As most people here, I'm into multiple streams of income ad when you have knowledge that you can share and package for your team you'll be able to do exactly what I did... I made over $13,000 before I ever started in the program I was going to join simply because I knew with 100% certainty that, the team that I was building I could help them tremendously and do a lot of the leg work for them.

    The idea is to create certainty inside of those partnering with you because they have families and personal things to take care the same way we do; so believe me, gaining knowledge and helping others allows you to create a momentum that will allows all of your a more financially rewarding life.

    Make your business about helping them make their business work more efficiently.

    - Daniel
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  • Facebook has a ton of groups that you can join and post your link in there. Also ask friends and family if you can post on their social media sites. Another good thing is to offer a product or if they join, give them some money back if it costs to join.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tsnyder
      Originally Posted by ElkRiverSoapsCassie View Post

      Facebook has a ton of groups that you can join and post your link in there. Also ask friends and family if you can post on their social media sites. Another good thing is to offer a product or if they join, give them some money back if it costs to join.
      These posts always seem to devolve into this kind of stuff.

      I mean absolutely no disrespect to the first time poster who
      is trying to be helpful but if you seriously hope to become
      successful in MLM do not do any of these things.
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      If you knew what I know you'd be doing what I do...
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