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I have been thinking about getting into the MLM world. While there are a lot of haters out there, the business model does work...for some.

So I'm looking for some recommendations for sponsors and/or some solid training on how to get started in the industry. I prefer a digital product since I live in Japan and shipping cost would most likely be prohibitive.

Thanks in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    in case you did not know, this is an internet marketing forum and not a multi level marketing forum. It is not that we are haters it is just not what we do. I suggest doing a google search for MLM forums and see what comes up. Although there are some MLM people here, there are not many

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

    I have been thinking about getting into the MLM world. While there are a lot of haters out there, the business model does work...for some.

    So I'm looking for some recommendations for sponsors and/or some solid training on how to get started in the industry. I prefer a digital product since I live in Japan and shipping cost would most likely be prohibitive.

    Thanks in advance.
    There is no need to restrict your MLM search to digital products. There are many top level MLM companies with offices and fulfillment centers in Japan.

    Your best bet is to decide on a viable and consumable product line (ie wearables, technology, wellness, etc), then join under a local sponsor who has already achieved the lifestyle which you are looking for.

    Some of the top MLM multi-millionaires are in Japan and other parts of Asia. Outside of this forum there is far less resistance to this proven marketing model, although most of the outdated MLM objections are all concentrated here for easy reference.

    For generic training, my recommendation would be Eric Worre ("Go Pro: 7 Steps to Becoming a Network Marketing Professional") and his online courses at networkmarketingpro.com.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Originally Posted by jeffmullins View Post

    I have been thinking about getting into the MLM world. While there are a lot of haters out there, the business model does work...for some.

    So I'm looking for some recommendations for sponsors and/or some solid training on how to get started in the industry. I prefer a digital product since I live in Japan and shipping cost would most likely be prohibitive.

    Thanks in advance.
    I have some friends who do very well with Nikken:

    The Nikken Story

    At Nikken our mission is to help people discover a better way of life and provide them the means to live it and share the benefits. Nikken was founded in Japan in 1975 by Isamu Masuda, who saw a common problem and devised a solution.
    Nikken - The Official Site of Nikken Products
    I was involved with selling the products in the late 90s but went off in a different direction. I also used the products and still have some magnetic devices that have brought me a lot of relief.

    As I remember the story, Asians are much more open to the products than Westerners.

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  • Profile picture of the author ashanick123
    MLM Terms to Know:
    The Plan: Most MLM reps refer to their program as "the plan" which outlines their marketing and compensation plans.

    Sponsor: The sponsor is the representative who directly recruits another person into the business. For example, MLM member A recruits member B. Member A is the sponsor and is responsible for training member B.

    Recruit: A recruit may also be referred to a team member. It's a person brought into the business by a sponsor as a new member.

    Downline: Your downline contains the recruits brought in below you. This can include members you've recruited as well as those your recruits have brought into the business.

    Upline: The upline consists of the representative sponsors who came in before you. For example, if rep A recruited rep B, who recruited rep C, who recruited you, your upline is C, B, and A.

    Compensation Plan: Similar to the plan, this outlines all the ways reps earn money.

    To be legal and not a scam, the focus needs to be on the sales of products and services, not on recruitment of new members. Along with commissions on sales made by you and your team, many companies pay bonuses and increase commission splits based on volume of sales.

    Network Marketing: Multi-level marketing is sometimes referred to as network marketing as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    MLM does work for "some". The operative word being "some".

    I don't think by nature it is a bad thing. It has just been given a bad name by those who enter in it with reasons that are questionable.

    I remember I joined NSA water filters in early nineties. Only to have my sponsor incessantly ranting how I needed to purchase front end of $5k ( filters, dehumidifies etc..) to start out on a higher percentage paid out commission.

    I didn't do it but my brother did. And he still has that inventory in mom's garage 26 years later
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Originally Posted by discrat View Post

      MLM does work for "some". The operative word being "some".
      This is true for any business or profession. Most people come in with a "job" mentality and almost no business experience, plans, and often barely any motivation to succeed. Failure is seldom because of the MLM company or marketing system, but that is what failures typically blame.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    A lot of people join fake MLM businesses that only focus on recruiting new people and nothing else. Stick with a Legacy MLM business that is proven tried and true with 20 years business history. Make sure it sells a premium product or services as the primary money maker and everything else second. If you believe in the product or service and would use it yourself then it will be an honor to promote and sell it.
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