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A Scam…Pyramid THINGY!

27 Aug

Have you ever heard that MLM is a Scam, a Pyramid and isn’t/cannot be profitable for anyone in 2020? Well…They lied to you.

Here’s the catch; it just got more competitive and needs a little more smartness. And a whole lot of those MLM networking companies are getting some of that smartness. There is nothing Scammy about Multi-Level Marketing! Only the way it is presented. And the best part is some, very few actually, are starting to get it right. YES! Finally, a few are getting it!

Not having to build a team that is 100 legs wide and 50 deep AND for sure not having to “sign up” just to use the products! Heck NO to that! And what about some decent commissions coming at you? How many times have you tried this MLM kind of stuff only to find yourself on the losing end? I have and the biggest dilemma was the monthly required $$ costs to keep on going and the number of people you needed on your team, working as hard as you to even see a few dollars never mind break even. Yup. AND you start over every pay period or month? Like what the blank is that?

But here’s the thing. Once you get this in your blood, working from home, and especially if you are a social person who loves working with people, interacting, and helping others succeed then it is hard to walk away forever! You might take a break from it like myself and others did, but eventually, if you keep you are open-minded the right company and product will appear.

Before we go any further, I recently read a book that I highly recommend, especially if you have been like me and tried and tried and tried then just said, nope. Quitting on this model now, let’s try a different route. I want to share a short caption about Network Marketing and what it really is all about.

Here is a short excerpt from Jordan Adler’s “Beach Money”: Creating your dream life through network marketing. His book is available on Amazon in the kindle version as well as hard books. It is one of the most compelling and down to earth books I have read and I promise you, you will see yourself as you begin reading. I did so I know you will.

The Excerpt

“I have been around the networking profession for years and I have never seen any ONE person build a large team on his or her own. I have seen many people find a few people and over time turn that group into thousands. When thousands of people each set out to find one or two people each month that can create substantial growth and income!”

“I don’t know when momentum started for me. It might have started when I signed up my first “business builder”, or when I decided to be a leader or the day that ten people joined my team, or when my monthly check exceeded $10,000 for the first time. Or it may have happened when I was recognized for having a monthly pay increase of $3,000, or when my annual income exceeded $1 million.”

And that friends, is from Jordan Adler, who just kept on keeping on! His 12th company!! So if you have doubts or can’t imagine this happening for you, I think you should get his book(s). Personally, I have seen many doing this and I just happen to be on a team that is leading the company and my upline is seeing $30,000 months! For real. So if they can, I CAN and so CAN YOU!! ( And just so you know, because I thought that at first…they brought in a huge team from another company, but I was wrong! It is momentum and consistency!) And now you know the other reason I get so excited about what could be for you and me!

My Eyes Opened Wide

It did for me and I want to prove to you that it still works. Actually, I want to not only prove to you that the system is not totally flawed but that there are products that actually do exactly what they say and they are working not for just a handful, but hundreds of people. I will share a couple of those with you here in another post very soon. Oh, what the heck…let’s see just one awesome change shall we?

What is really important for me is that It works for me! I just can’t in all honesty be promoting something that doesn’t! It is like you need to see it first hand and then you know. That is just who I am and I guess for me it is just more important than the $$’s I could make if I was pretending. And yes, I have tried a few, and pretending wasn’t something I felt good about. Hopefully, you feel the same!

By the way, being skeptical is a good thing too. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise! It is always best to err on the side of caution. I have jumped in with both feet thinking the water was deep enough only to find out very quickly that I had made an error.
What I know for a fact, are the products I am standing behind today do work. They are bloody amazing in so many areas of getting your body back into a healthier state. And for me, that is huge as I have had some major health issues to deal with.

While my supplements are not necessarily helping directly with those two major issues there are other things happening that I am over the moon happy about. I seriously cannot make any medical claims but let’s just say I have never felt this good in years! You can check out that part of what happened to me that brought my life as I knew it crashing down around me in my other posts in the Blog Roll.

But Here I Go Again getting all excited and ahead of myself. This post was to be only about MLM and those that think the Pyramid is such a terrible thing and all MLM’s are bad or scams. Speaking of a Pyramid did you know it is one of the longest and strongest standing structures in the world? And here is another way of looking at this so-called-pyramid everyone is afraid of.

How Easy is this M.L.M. Stuff?…It’s NOT

You will need the PPC’S…Patience Persistence & Consistency but it is the most rewarding experience EVER!!
Another way to look at this is through the eyes of the person looking to create an income/ business from home with little to no capital to invest. I covered some of this in an earlier post, you can read it here * Network Marketing, and specifically Multi-Level-Marketing, is the easiest and least expensive of any venture to start from home. So as to having money to start, this is easiest by far.

You don’t have to make your own website or buy a domain name with hosting to do this. You don’t have to create the products you sell or find someone to make them. It has all been done for you. Do you need to take specific training to do this? Nope! It is set up so that anyone can do this and anyone can succeed. The two biggest factors to failing in MLM, in my opinion, are:

  1. Our Govt’s are structured in this fashion
  2. The store that you buy your groceries at is this structure.
  3. Our school system is the same….

And I could go on and on, but here is the thing. In all systems, there is one (usually just one) head person or figure at the top. Let me ask you a question? Does the janitor of the school get paid the same as the Principle? No. Does that same janitor have the same responsibility as the Principle and is the janitor held accountable for what goes on with students and the staff in the school?

No. Right, and that is why the principle gets paid more.

Take a minute and watch this video. It is short and sweet and explains things so much better than I can when it comes to network marketing and scams or pyramids. https://youtu.be/zZiw15VgWoI

1. How the company’s marketing plan is structured and how and how much they pay you.

2. The products. Quality over quantity! They must work for others. They must help someone.

In my humble opinion, the products must work and they must help someone. This is paramount to success along with your mindset and getting the help promised from the person who sponsored you!! Too many complicated things can get in the way and then you can’t figure out for the love of money why you seem to be going in circles. Simplicity in your marketing, sincerity in your voice, and sharing results and honest to goodness leadership is all that is really needed in any network marketing company.

If you can do Simple then you can do this! Can you follow three steps?
  1. Use your products
  2. Share results ( a picture speaks a thousand words)
  3. Follow Up!

Who wants to see another one of those that speaks a thousand words? I thought you might. This is just in a few short months and the only addition was water. And this is actually just the icing on the cake for so many. If you want to see more just shoot me a note via an Email or in the comments.

Who Pays Out 50% Commissions?

What Are You Nuts?

I know of only one so far that is actually paying a commission on the actual real dollar that your customer spends. Not on the Cv or PV or BV or whatever it is called in your back office. But the actual dollar! How does 50% sound? I know, unheard of. And we are talking on the actual dollar spent!!

Here is an example; Let’s say you have a customer and their product purchase is $100.00. You would get paid $50.00 every time your customer purchases! Every time! Not just that first order. Pretty huge I would say.

And another is the Binary pay plan. Now, these can get downright complicated and that is scary for a lot of folks and I get that. I personally prefer simple as learning those pay plans was never my strongest suit. I just love people and finding products that seriously work and can help them with so much more than just health. But this one, the one I chose, has only two legs! One right and one left with a bunch of bonus plans in-between. I am in heaven!!…and it gets better!

Now, how about getting paid every WEEK!! And you don’t have to do a re-start back to day one!! You just keep on keeping on. That is how many companies are structured. I know, I was in one. This is the kind of ‘New structure’ I am talking about when it comes to Network Marketing and MLM.

And last but not least, you can just be just a customer if you choose! You do not, I repeat you do not have to sign up or be on some auto-ship thingy to get and use the products. I have a good friend that didn’t want to do the business building part and when I told her she didn’t have to and that she was in complete control of her orders she said: “That sure doesn’t sound like an MLM!”

Here is where it is happening

And one last little piece of advice if you are in network marketing now or looking to get started is that you make sure you are not relying on others to make it or break it and stop doing everything for them! Instead, teach them some simple steps and then rely on YOU and YOU only.

It is a known fact that people will join you, but the chance that they have the same dreams and goals you have are slim. So, the smartest thing you can do is be the guide and set an example.

Showing how and keeping it as simple

It is a challenge, there is no doubt about that. You will have days that are over-the-moon exciting and you will have days that drag you down. BUT, if you love your products and you know you have something that is going to change lives then you just get yourself back up, dust off what is dragging you down, and keep on keeping on!

Like I said earlier. This is in your blood! You will I’m sure, have a love/hate relationship with it, but my guess is that LOVE comes out on top every time! Not happy with where you are at or perhaps you are not experiencing what you had hoped for with your products or choice of company?…then my friend, CHANGE IT! You are only a failure if you quit altogether and choosing a new path is not quitting…it is taking care of business!

Wishing you the very best in all that you do. Leave me some love in the comments or reach out if you would like to know more about what has me so excited about Network Marketing again.

Now, that’s a wrap for me today…

Merry C