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  1. IncomePowerBoost profile image54
    IncomePowerBoostposted 8 years ago

    I see alot of talk about straight affiliate marketing and it really baffles me why people would put so much effort into something they only get paid on once .So I  pose this  question.

    You have product A (for this example assume “A" is a real consumable product you like of quality) 

    Now affiliate marketing and direct sales Company A will tell you:

    I will give you X amount of commission each time you sell this product.

    Sounds simple and straight forward right?

    Well now if Network Marketing Company A said

    I will give you X amount of commission each time you sell this product.

    + I will give you X each time your customer re-orders this product
    + I will give you X each time your customers sell this product
    + I will give you X each time one of their customers sells/reorders this product
    + I will give you X each time one of their customers sells/reorders this product
    etc etc


    Who is giving you the best ROI ?  My personal opinion straight affiliate marketing is a waste of time and effort.  That being said a lot of Network Marketing /MLM companies are a waste of time an effort.

      Final thought  for debate

    A "good" Network sales company better then the best single payout affiliate.

    What do you think and why?

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      Contriceposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      "MLM is a pyramid scheme."  I think it is so funny when people say that.  A network company like any other company has a product that it wants to sell.   What company do you know does not have a product to sell?  Also like any other company, there is a need for people to sell that product and a need for people to buy that product.  What company do you know does not need people to sell and people to buy their product or service?   No one would ever call McDonalds or Wal-Mart a pyramid scheme, yet they offer a very similar business model to network marketing.  Someone started a company that offered a product.  They taught someone else how to also sell that product and so on it went.  Now you have different branches of people. McDonalds actually sells individual McDonalds to people.  What a shocking idea (not really) to have a sucessful business with a product that people are buying and actually give some a chance to buy into the business and make some extra money (HaHa).

      Think about the job you work.  You were recruited by a "job opening" looking for a qualified person to get the job done and make the company more money.  If you are a business owner, you recruit people everyday.  You have to for the sucess of your busines. You need customers to offer whatever you are selling and you need qualified people to sell whatever you are selling.   Yet those people are not in business for themselves.  They are in business for you...they will never earn more than you want them to earn.  If you are an employee, you will never earn more than your company and the company heads wants you too earn.       

      MLM or Network Marketing (whatever you want to call it) is a pyramid scheme...what a close minded idea.

  2. Pcunix profile image90
    Pcunixposted 8 years ago

    MLM is pyramid schemes.  I would never go near one.

    1. IncomePowerBoost profile image54
      IncomePowerBoostposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Really and you base that comment on what ?  Your stament is devoid of any actual fact .

      1. Pcunix profile image90
        Pcunixposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        And your post is a transparent attempt to push people to whatever pyramid scheme you are pushing.

        All MLM is dependent on suckers in the downline.  All of it.

        1. IncomePowerBoost profile image54
          IncomePowerBoostposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Your again wrong  an without fact or substance. Please base  your  resposes on fact  not  misguided opinion.

          1. Pcunix profile image90
            Pcunixposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Fine.  Good luck selling your non-pyramid pyramid scheme.  My bet is there aren't many suckers here.

            1. IncomePowerBoost profile image54
              IncomePowerBoostposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Thanks for the well wishes .  Like my picture its actually quite functiional. I worte  an  article about the silver balls on my blog.

    2. IncomePowerBoost profile image54
      IncomePowerBoostposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Here is some fact for you  MLM and pyrimid schemes are  two  differnt things .

      A pyramid scheme can be defined as a fraudulent money-making scheme that is based on a non-sustainable business model that involves the exchange of money primarily for enrolling other people into the scheme without a legitimate product or service being delivered. Eventually the number of new recruits fails to sustain the payment structure and the scheme collapses with most people losing the money they paid in.

      The concept behind network marketing is a distribution model that allows a company to sell their products directly to the consumer. Choosing to use a word of mouth approach (networking) instead of advertising through traditional streams (eg media). Therefore instead of paying the media for advertising, network marketing companies are structured to reward distributors through commission in return for selling their products and finding new customers. Therefore the main focus of a network marketing company is product distribution. In fact, in a legitimate network marketing company, distributors are not required to recruit new distributors in order to earn a commission, they can earn money purely by selling the company’s product.


      This is exactly what I was describing above. Oh and just as an added note.  Yes any business needs customers. To say that  “all mlms  require downline" is  a very  foolish statement . All companies no matter what they are require customers.  Hence my request  for you to answer  with more tangible fact.

  3. Randy Godwin profile image92
    Randy Godwinposted 8 years ago

    Nor would I!

    1. IncomePowerBoost profile image54
      IncomePowerBoostposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Again  what are you basing your claim on   neither of you  have  even  said anything of any  fact or  relevance

  4. Tyrillis profile image36
    Tyrillisposted 8 years ago

    It's funny when people say "pyramid scheme" and immediately think negatively. What's wrong with pyramid schemes? They are a great idea. They are the basis of almost every single company in the world. Someone is the CEO, then he has a management team, then they hire employees and etc.....what's the difference it's a very clever way of doing business. As long as you are offering a quality product the management scheme and the way the product is sold shouldn't matter to the consumer as long as they recieve a quality product for a competitive price.

 
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