As an entrepreneur, former restaurant owner turned salesman I have really been tuned in to Network Marketing. I have witnessed hundreds of people struggle with it.
One of the keys I found in all companies was extensive motivation programs, self assurance quips but no real, substantial Marketing training.
Oddly 90% of people entering NM or MLM are not trained as marketers.
So, in the spirit of entrepreneur, I decided to put together an effective training program to fit literally any home based, mlm, nm even internet based modals.
I would like to get your personal opinions on this subject, experiences with your particular company and find out if this is the missing link.
We are launching a brand new MLM company this month and we need to bring on a Master Distributor to launch the company. If you have built a large downline, we want to talk with you asap. This position will be at the forefront of the company, and we are considering giving this position overrides on all company sales.
Note, this is a one-time offer to interview with us as our initial Master Distributor positions will no longer be available.
If you believe you are capable of helping please contact me here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send along any detail about downlines you’ve built including size etc.
Many creative people have problems when it comes to marketing, including (especially) musicians, artists, inventors and writers. If you self-publish a book, you must self-market as well. With my children's book, I was just lucky i picked a subject that I could sell through nature-oriented organizations. I worked hard at it, but I am also sure I could have worked smarter.
MLM is a pyramid scheme and feeds off the ignorance of people.
MLM is not. It's a certain way of selling things. Unfortunatelly most things sold that way - are crap or way too expensive. And I said most, not all of them.
Are you serious? Multilevel Marketing works, but you must find reliable companies to work with that have true residual incomes and a history background.
Don't accuse something as a scam, when you don't have all the information about it.
MLM and NM marketing can work. Like someone said you need to find the right niche.
I'm specifically looking for the MPM multi-millionaire program...? Can anyone help me with that?
I think it's hard for MLM because the business model is flawed, which is why it's always about motivation and pep talks to keep people trying despite "setbacks" that are inevitable.
If you want to teach marketing skills to folks that buy into MLM, you're starting with a group of people who have the least understanding of how business actually works. You'll have a lot of work to do. If you do your job well, and teach them marketing techniques and principles that really work, then they are going to start wanting to sell the MLM products rather than the MLM scheme, at which point they will then realize they can find better suppliers or supply mechanisms for the commodities involved. (Unless of course you teach them how to teach people, etc., but then you are starting an MLM of selling MLM marketing to MLM marketers of MLM marketing.)
However, if you can convince them that you are the guy to get that kind of power from, then at least you will make money, because you will become a fresh pinnacle in your MLM, thus "proving" that MLM works.
MLMs are not all bad you just have to be careful and do your research and find the one that best works for you. Not all of them have good business ethics so again be careful. My folks were in Amway for many years and when I found Melaleuca, Inc. it was a totally different animal. They combine the MLM & NW together and provide one of the best compensations plans I have have heard of or seen. I have been in sales as a home based business for many years and find doing this a little less nerve racking... BUT that is me. What I like the most are the products of course followed by the residual income.
Again, MLM or NM is simple. Oddly, that fellow above just offered me a spot without even knowing what we are discussing. Only one person hit the nail of the head -training.
Think of it this way, MLM is a kiosk in a mall -a supermarket. The key to its success is having successful kiosks in the mall -more than the big stores. I really wish people would take the course seriously and learn the honest method to getting results. At the end of the day, it all comes back to the close. It doesn't matter the marketplace, the market elements or the advertising in it...
Here is the problem that I have with MLM. Most people lie to get a person to look at MLM. I have never been approached by anyone saying I am in Amway would you like to look at it?
I will be in a bookstore reading a magazine and someone will look over my shoulder and say that is nice car which may be a very expensive car in the magazine. Then comes a line "I am a successful businessman and I have distributorships up and down the West Coast. You look like someone we may be able to be successful." I have been approached by: Amway, Shaklee, Herbolife, Nikkan, Mall of America, etc., etc., etc. All of them have to lie to get me to go a meeting. That is not right in my book.
To top it off if you need 120 people (for instance) to make a full time income then only 1 person will make an income while 120 don't. Everyone can't make money in MLM and there will always be a bottom rung.
Your experience is right on. MLM "marketing" is 99% lie, either through omission of facts, distortion of same, or outright lie. If anyone is asked if they want to donate a year of their time and all the money they can possibly promote along with most of their friendships in return for a .001% chance of making a living they aren't likely to say yes.
This is the issue, approach.
A close friend of mine -and former business partner- at the age of 50 retired as a professional wallpaper hanger in LA, joined a new MLM company. He never solicited his friends or family to buy his stuff, only people who were interested in either the products or the business/franchise. A common misconception among new affiliates is they will make BIG money fast. That is the only lie -unless they blatantly lie to potential customers. I have taught some newbie marketers to be straight up about the business -if that is their strong point. If not, I recommend them just retailing the product.
You can make 100,000 a year, part time with just 8 people, really -4 business builders, 4 product users. (now i might have to write a hub on this...) Think of it this way: four product users covers your cost of doing business (buying your qualifying volumes, paperwork, etc) per month. If you build a strong business with your 4 team members, then that is where your profit comes from.
I have seen it done. But 98% of new marketers are looking for the quick fix and have no business structure or savvy. Sadly, most MLM affiliates have zero training. The company training is called motivational conference calls. Like church testimonials...
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