Why do people sign up?

by pierro
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Hi all, I have a problem. I can't understand why there are so many people that sign up to an opportunity and then just sit there and do nothing taking up valuable space.
I have 150 people in my down line and most of them has been inactive for over 2 months while the ones that signed up during the same time are having success.
People often seek opportunities with one mind set and then they join just to make a seat for themselves and just sit there expecting the money to flow in.

I might sound a little blunt here, but it is frustrating, you send them emails but no response, you send them freebies and still no response. I wish there was a keyword that can be used to target only the "go doers" and block out the "no go doers".
It seems to me that some are in between wanting to quit their day jobs and start a business in what I call a tug of war of indecision.

I know that some generally get the idea into their heads about working from home, when things at work don't seem to be going their way so after they sign up to an "online opportunity" , they do it on the bases of frustration. But when things start to be good at their day jobs, they forget all about the idea that entered their minds to start off with.

What I think is this; If you want to start a business then go for it, but if you want to start a business just because you hate your colleagues at work or your boss then you are probably best to seek another job.

be good,cheers jean
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    For the same reason or at least close to the same reason people buy and pay for timeshares and never use them, people buy and receive gift cards and never use them, people have 200 channels on cable and only watch 3 or 4 of them. Half the fun is "buying, having and moving on and buying some more." I think.

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    • Profile picture of the author Jericho
      Originally Posted by George Wright View Post

      For the same reason or at least close to the same reason people buy and pay for timeshares and never use them, people buy and receive gift cards and never use them, people have 200 channels on cable and only watch 3 or 4 of them. Half the fun is "buying, having and moving on and buying some more." I think.

      George Wright
      ha ha ha right on!

      Everyone starts with the best of intentions but then life gets in the way.

      Not following through is like some kind of human disease that afflicts all people in some way - at some point in time during their life. If not for their whole lives!

      No other animals suffer from this. Just us!

      I have so many language cds and self-help programs that somehow I just didn't quite make it through - and I consider myself a 'go doer'.

      Go figure!
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    • Profile picture of the author JeffLam
      Originally Posted by George Wright View Post

      For the same reason or at least close to the same reason people buy and pay for timeshares and never use them, people buy and receive gift cards and never use them, people have 200 channels on cable and only watch 3 or 4 of them. Half the fun is "buying, having and moving on and buying some more." I think.

      George Wright
      Yep - people simply love options and freedom of choice. Hence they (WE) tend to buy stuff to satisfy the need for OPTIONS and CHOICES rather than to simply use what we buy all the time.
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  • Profile picture of the author pierro
    Good point, thanks for the clarity.
    Cheers, jean
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  • Profile picture of the author Slin
    I love it, I am part of an internet school thing right now actually, at first I was scared because there were 100 people with me, all learning the same stuff.

    Then I realized only a few of them are doing anything with the information.

    Not my fault let them choose where they go in life.
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  • Profile picture of the author pierro
    I had one sign up, on his first day he immediately signed up 3 and 2 out of that 3 signed a couple more, this went down to about 4 levels deep and then BOOM! Dormant!
    hehehe lol

    I kind of find this a little bit funny now as opposed to my views before hand.
    war forum rocks!
    cheers, jean
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  • Profile picture of the author Shawn Mason
    Pretty sure if you want the average person to do something you need to create a system for them that removes almost all the effort on their part and hold their hand through whatever simple steps they need to set it up.
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  • Profile picture of the author pierro
    I tried this and still no cigar. I even offered to pay for their first month once and I had one response but when it came down to the crunch, I no longer hear of them.
    Maybe it wouldn't of been a good idea to pay for them.
    Oh well, I guess to start off with, you just have to push that wheel burrow up that hill and one day you will reach the top and then, well....

    I've actually put some of my down line members links on my website before and payed for Google's adwords in the hope they can receive some success and then hopefully that should motivate them, but it doesn't work like that.
    I think if you threw money at them you will surely get a response, but that's for another day.
    cheers, jean
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    • Profile picture of the author David McAnulty
      I would definitely not offer to pay them for nothing. If you did that for everybody who joined you would be quite broke from all the dormant folks.

      With MLM it is definitely a Law of Numbers game. Not only are you worried about converting individuals to memebers, but also converting members to participants.

      You can improve your conversions by targeting individuals in that have specific personalities and mindsets.

      This was best articulated by a popular author Robert Kiyosaki. You may know him better for the "Rich Dad Poor Dad" Series. In this series he explains the 4 Quadrants of Success. It outlines where individuals fit within each quadrant. There a hundreds of spinoff and dozens that apply this concept to MLM.

      I believe picking up a copy of this book and looking into that theory may help you in your endeavor. I would go even so far to say that this idea has been around for so long that you could probably get some free material applying the concept to MLM and read over that to get a gist for what I am talking about

      Best of Wishes
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  • Profile picture of the author pierro
    That's funny, just as these comments were made here today, I just had one of my down line make a move to the next level, I wonder... It's as if their right here in this forum, nah it can't be, coincidence maybe.
    cheers, jean
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  • Profile picture of the author pierro
    David, that is excellent, I really love your mind set, thank you.
    cheers, jean
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  • Profile picture of the author pierro
    I think a lot of people sign up with the mind set that it going to be an easy quick bucks, but when they realize that's not the case, they go dormant.
    If I could remove the dormant from my down line, I would immediately carry out the process, but I can't... as for the tip from David, I'm taking that on board.
    Thank you all, you have been a great help.
    cheers ,jean
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  • Profile picture of the author pierro
    Many people I think make a half decision that they want to work from home solely because their situation at work is not going so good, example; boss is on their backs, being shunned by work colleagues and the list goes on. I think that when a decision is made emotionally then that's where the problem resides. In my case, I was just sick of the hassles of getting to work and working for peanuts, but I got along with all my work colleagues, so the decision on my behalf was not one from emotions, but merely one for a better life.
    Emotions can change very quickly, when you're mad you can very quickly take action, but when you cool off, then you regret your action, so I wonder...How much of that rings true from the people signing up.
    cheers,jean
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  • Profile picture of the author tommen
    Originally Posted by pierro View Post

    Hi all, I have a problem. I can't understand why there are so many people that sign up to an opportunity and then just sit there and do nothing taking up valuable space.
    I have 150 people in my down line and most of them has been inactive for over 2 months while the ones that signed up during the same time are having success.
    People often seek opportunities with one mind set and then they join just to make a seat for themselves and just sit there expecting the money to flow in.

    I might sound a little blunt here, but it is frustrating, you send them emails but no response, you send them freebies and still no response. I wish there was a keyword that can be used to target only the "go doers" and block out the "no go doers".
    It seems to me that some are in between wanting to quit their day jobs and start a business in what I call a tug of war of indecision.

    I know that some generally get the idea into their heads about working from home, when things at work don't seem to be going their way so after they sign up to an "online opportunity" , they do it on the bases of frustration. But when things start to be good at their day jobs, they forget all about the idea that entered their minds to start off with.

    What I think is this; If you want to start a business then go for it, but if you want to start a business just because you hate your colleagues at work or your boss then you are probably best to seek another job.

    be good,cheers jean
    Hi Jean, I have also wondered about why people sign up and then do nothing, no matter how you try to motivate them.It must be that the sales page promises instant riches, it is free to sign up, and the prospect thinks there is no work involved, only to cash in the checks.

    It is also a numbers game, it is said that only 1% take action when joining a MLM program, so you need to sponsor a lot of people to get your own business going and then help your affiliates to duplicate what you do.Honestly, there are better ways to earn a living online.
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  • Profile picture of the author pierro
    How are you Tommen? thanks for the advice, but when I run my ads, I make it clear that there's work involved and on my landing page I make it clear there, as well as going into detail that this is no get rich quick scheme, it's as if all is ignored and they sign up any way.
    I also do affiliate marketing and love it, I believe you should not put all your eggs in one basket.
    Have you ever heard of someone actually complaining about getting sign ups? lol
    Most people would love to receive sign ups, but me... I only want the ones that are helpable if there is such a word. In other words the people I would like to take on board don't need to know anything, all that they need is a passion and determination in this line of work and I would snap em up immediately. I would replace 10 of my down line just for one that fits the description.
    You live, you learn.
    cheers, pierro
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    • Profile picture of the author Liam Hamer
      This was one of a number of reasons why I got out of MLM a few months ago. I was promoting a few opportunities and when I got a sign up I would make sure to E-Mail them, welcome them, tell them in detail about the opportunity they had signed up for, and offer them any help I could. I could literally count on one hand the amount of people that responded. And I could count on two hands the amount of people that actually took action. It was frustrating to see people sitting in my downline who had took the time to sign up, were doing nothing and wouldn't even ask me any questions or respond to my offers of help.

      As someone said earlier in the thread, MLM is somewhat of a numbers game. If you have a downline of 1000, maybe 100-200 will take action and keep in touch with you - which will probably make you not too concerned about the inactive 800-900. If you have a downline of 100, and 1 of them takes action - it can be difficult. Like I said, this was one of a number of reasons I left MLM behind. Most of all though, it's just not for me and joining here really showed me that You have to be sure it's for you and you can keep moving forward and branding yourself, despite disappointments like this.
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  • Profile picture of the author pierro
    Thanks Crubalo, great info. You see I love this internet thingy and even mlm, but I'm not keeping my eggs all in the one basket. affiliate marketing is my ultimate choice but mlm is providing some dollars that I can use for my ad campaigns. I totally agree with you and as soon as my affiliate based business takes off, that's when I too will give up mlm.
    That will also be the time that I will hand the mlm biz to someone in my down line that has acheived the most, then I will post to all the dormant letting them know of the news.
    I think this would be excellent. thanks again, pierro
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