The truth about MLM and Network Marketing companies

Kemi-Alicia - posted on 05/25/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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Does anyone understand Network Marketing or MLM?

I understand a lot more today than I did a year ago and I am better for it.

It has left me open and in a position to earn a good wage without having to work my butt off for someone else. I am a mom, I'm not interested in trading my valuable time for dollars helping someone else achieve THEIR dream while mine is left on the back burner. Life is too short. Banking- what I did before I became a Momprenuer, working 9-5, commuting all over town, getting home exhausted and having to do it all again the next day was not my idea of fun. Working for 14 years hadn't gotten me any closer to my dream, in fact I was further, I was broke before I even got paid. There's more to life than that.

The Network Marketing industry is not evil, however there are dishonest network marketers out there.

We all have access to the net these days, we all have the power to research the heck out of a company before we join it. When you join a company, they do the same thing to you. Why not research everyone in the pyramid (my definition of a pyramid is a system where people at the top make all the money while people below them who do all the work make very little) or hierarchical structure you are applying to from the CEO and directors to the middle management team, the tools are there, use them. Attend company presentations, ask for write-ups, speak to staff, if you find that the company isn't forth-coming with information, run, as they most likely have something to hide. Don't get me wrong, they won't share sensitive information but do your own due diligence.

Don't go with hear-say, just because someone recommended a bad movie to you doesn't mean you stop going to the movies, or just because you had a bad meal doesn't mean you stop eating out. Don't just dismiss something simply because you don't understand it.

If you want to get involved with a company because all you hear is it's easy to get rich, then you are most likely getting involved in a pyramid scheme. NOTHING IS EASY.

Don't be afraid to take well calculated risks. Don't let someone else's fears cloud your own judgment or success.

Success takes dedication, desire, time and patience and the ability to evaluate what separates a good company from a bad one.

Network Marketing is a highly ethical and extremely fair way of doing business when done correctly. It rewards people based on their true efforts. It is also (along with health and wellness) the fastest growing industry on the planet and it is here to stay.

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Kim - posted on 06/06/2010

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Great post, Kemi-Alicia! I have met so many wonderful people in network marketing. I will never have a J.O.B. (Just Over Broke) again, and neither will my husband shortly thanks to this fabulous industry. Many blessings in your current venture! ~ Kim

Jeanne - posted on 05/28/2010

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I agree. MLM or network marketing has a bad rap from fraudulent businesses. Instead of products going through multiple warehouses and middlement, the money that would be spent on them, instead is directed to the independent distributors. The advantage of the MLM model, is that we get paid for teaching others to do the same. The ultimate goal is to get our products out their to the consumers because they are great products. Rather than all my money going to a few big name stores, I buy and use my products in addition to selling them.

Failure is actually learning opportunity. We all will have ups and downs, but with dedication, the ups will far exceed the downs. God Bless!

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