Successful Network Marketing – The Reality
I first encountered Multi Level Marketing/MLM/Network Marketing in 1991. It was a company, I’m sure you have all heard of, called Amway. A old neighbor of my brother and I invited us to Burger King to prospect us. We both thought it was a scam, LOL!!!!
I was broke, working at a gas station pumping gas, making minimum wage at the time. So what did I know?.
Fast-foward 21 years I have been with 6 MLM companies from health and wellness to Legal services until I finally found my “perfect fit” in January of 2011.
I never made any money before the current company I am in. here are several reasons why…
1. Although I really pushed the products, most people weren’t interested in antioxidants and legal insurance. The main objection was that they didn’t want to risk any money.
2. I didn’t have enough start up capital to do my promotions justice and although I introduced users and promoters I always fell just short of the monthly join up requirements to be paid. Being paid for my efforts might just have made the difference if I could have used what I had earned to increase my promotions.
3. I joined with a very nice lady but she was also new to network marketing. As her upline didn’t offer any help to her we helped each other. It was fun but like the blind leading the blind.
I tried with that company for several months and never got paid. In the meantime I started a brick and mortar computer repair business. Getting over 35,000 dollars in debt, working 60 to 70 hours per week and barely breaking even…
I thought there has got to be a better way. And also I dint make a good employee!!!
I knew people who had piles of the products stashed away and never likely to be used. Why? Because some of the companies require you to buy an amount of product every month before you are paid for your efforts and your downlines efforts.
Companies shifting the goalposts just when promoters start to do well.
I would get telephone calls inviting me to join a wonderful opportunity. Because I am polite I didn’t tell them to get lost when they were extolling the virtues of companies that I probably knew more than them about. I would list my objections and get really annoying answers:
I’m not interested in the product
…The product doesn’t matter you will soon earn lots of money
I haven’t got time
…You only need to spend an hour a week on this business
I already have a lot of projects on the go and wouldn’t be able to do this business justice and spend time helping those who joined with me.
…They won’t need any help this business is easy to run
I could go on but I’m sure you get the drift. I really grew to detest network marketing and some of those that it attracted, but being in daily contact with them was part of my business so grinning and bearing it was a daily chore.
Until one day I had the pleasure of meeting an online marketing “guru”. He plugged me into his system. I started learning every week new skills to build my company online.
That guy impressed me, he became very successful and his downline was successful. So now I work hand in hand with many of the top leaders in Network Marketing and my primary business. Now I bring value to the marketplace with the skills I have learned along the way.
So the moral of the story is plug into a system and find a mentor to take your business and your life to the next level!!