- How to join a Network Marketing company (MLM)?
- How to Choose a Good Network Marketing Company?
- How to Succeed in Network Marketing on the Internet?
In short, these are the questions most people who see this activity as a real opportunity to earn money and attain financial freedom with network marketing.
Unfortunately, things are not always that easy, of the income potential and the opportunity to work from home that is always put forward, there is a reality that you certainly do not know. Do you not believe me?
Tell me, have you ever heard one of these sentences?
- Network marketing is the best business model in the world; it’s the most viable
- If you are positive, then nothing and no one can stop you
- You need a great list of contacts to succeed in network marketing
- You must recruit again and again to succeed
- It is not sale; it is sharing, recommendation
- The product sells by itself, so you will not have much to do
- You must have a great “Why” to succeed
- If you do what I tell you to do, you will have the same results as me
- This is not pyramid selling because there is a product for sale
- You will receive a free and comprehensive training that will ensure you success
- We are a family, and we will take care of you
- You just have to recommend the product to your friends, and the rest will be done by itself
- Not really need to work long, 2 H per day is more than enough
- This is the best opportunity to become financially independent
- Our godfather has revolutionized the network marketing industry
- Our products are new and exclusive
- We have the best compensation plan in the market right now
- , etc…
You know, there are many myths about network marketing. The truth is there, but to find it, you must look for it and especially accept to look it in the face. The great majority of them are lies invented by unscrupulous “pseudo-leaders” to recruit, rip off and ruin any people who would have the misfortune to believe in them.
The goal here is to seduce without having concrete to offer, then to create a blur around three main variables: cost, risk, and value. This being said, let us try to stop on some of these myths (lies):
Myth: # 1
Network marketing is the best business model at World
This myth can also appear in the form of:
- Earn $5000 per week without having to move your little finger
- Discover the opportunity to never work again
- Find out how I won $10000 in one month …
- If this was the case, why do more than 98% of the people who join the MLM give up?
Normally we should rather have the opposite, that is, 98% success rate, right? How can we argue that it is the opportunity to make a lot of money when the failure and abandonment rate exceeds 98%?
To earn a sustainable income and this, no matter the company or compensation plan, you need to build a network of about 1000 active people. To duplicate your success, these 1000 people will need to build a network of 1 million people. This will lead you to a network of 1001,000 people, so more income and even more work for your godchildren who dream of duplicating this success again. At this point, they will need 1002.001.000.000 (one thousand two billion a million people).
Oops! I think the world’s population is only 7 billion people … There’s something wrong, is not it?
In fact, the money of the few winners comes from the regular registration of an army of ultimate losers. It is not the absence of limitations on the number of distributors that will arrange things. If there is one thing that network marketing can guarantee you to at least 98%, that’s failure.
The system in network marketing itself is simply intrinsically unstable. In fact, all MLM systems are designed to allow only a small number of people to earn a lot of money. So even when I say that it has nothing to do with MLM, my reasoning is a little limited. The system itself has flaws like any other.
Rest assured, the people who will recruit you will suffer from what I call “voluntary amnesia,” that is, they will just “voluntarily omit” to emphasize this detail. Do not blame them, once you become part of the “system,” you will not do better. Unless you are inhabited by the urge to change things. I wish you a lot of courage because a great construction site and many wars await you.
The goal here is to underestimate the risk and the cost. Do not pay attention to all these deceitful testimonies that are intended to influence an active decision on your part. The statement is supposed to show you that the system is proven and works.
According to you:
What are your chances of recruiting as many people as your sponsor?
- How long will it take?
- How much will it cost you?
- What are you going to have to give up?
- You are going to take as much time as you need to respond, for now, we have to move forward.
If network marketing is such a real and lasting opportunity, why are you being asked to sign up quickly enough?
What is the difference between registering now and afterward since there will always be people to order?
I let those who keep this kind of speech answer them.
Myth: # 2
Everyone Can Make Money With MLM
Then I did not know that we are clones and we have the same capabilities.
This myth can also take the following forms:
- It’s so easy that even a child can do it.
- I know an 82-year-old lady who has succeeded so much it is easy.
- We already have more than one million members worldwide who live off this opportunity.
- If I could do it, then you too can do it.
Yes, there are some who are making money in the MLM, but they only represent the tip of the iceberg that I remind you is composed of less than 2% of distributors. The rest will give up after a few weeks.
Why do not they ever say you will need to master the biggest sales principles as well as the greatest marketing strategies? You cannot succeed in this area if you are neither a good seller nor a good marketer.
If more than 98% of those who go there are doomed to fail, then I think that is proof that not everyone can do it. We are not clones. Therefore we do not have the same attitudes, the same gifts and even less the same assets. Everyone can succeed, but not everyone can achieve in a particular area.
Everyone has their experience and skills, its advantages and disadvantages. Let us say that we succeed only in areas that are compatible with our potential. Even if it is true that whoever wills May, I tell you that faith is not enough.
Several factors come into play:
- the competence
- the availability
- The passion
- the determination
- And much more…
Any citizen can become president of his country, and yet there is only one free place. If network marketing (MLM) is so easy, why is the earth not filled with billionaires? And sometimes, to succeed in this area, you have to be in bad faith…
Myth: # 3
We have an entirely duplicable system!
This lie is closely linked to the first as well as to many others. Many sponsors will tell you “do not try to reinvent the wheel because someone has already done it for you, just work with the system we have set up and you will get the same results as us.”
I have nothing against this way of thinking because I know we all need an example at some point to avoid repeating the same mistakes that those who have embarked on network marketing before us. However, I wonder if we owe a blind trust to his sponsor and the system put in place…
Well, I think if the wheel I use is slow, rusty or does not work correctly, then either I’m going to look for a new one, or I’ll find one that’s faster, more efficient and working properly.
The argument is: “These people have had success with their methods, and if I listen to them and put into practice what they say to me, then I too will experience the same success as they do.” This is true, but only in part.
No success is entirely duplicable! Whether it is in network marketing or outside.
For the duplication to be perfect, you must make the same encounters at the same times, with people with the same states of mind and budgets at the same moments. You must relive the journey of one who is successful, you dive in his time, in the same socio-economic context, etc … If you cannot relive your past, so imagine the difficulty you have to relive that of ‘another person…
Let’s look at the context a little bit if you like.
This is another problem of complete pseudo duplication. We are talking about proven methods in the United States, and we forget (by importing the process) to specify that the contexts are different, you simply will not get the same results.
For example, all network marketing companies do not do direct selling. There are some that only exist on the internet. So if you can do direct selling in addition to that on the web, how do you expect to get the same results as the US distributor who can do both?
Why, then, ask you to apply the same principles when the data are already distorted from the start? So you understand that legislation can also be an obstacle to your success in MLM.
What needs to be duplicated in network marketing is not so. And here I speak of:
- Improving the quality of relationships
- A better understanding of the needs of prospects
- The competence
- The respect
- A better understanding of the company and the products it sells
Myth: # 4 if you do what you are told, you will have the same results.
Not very far from the myth about perfect duplication, has this lie very often taken the following form: “our system is tested.”
In fact, the only thing the system is proven to do is to cause a massive failure. You will be thrown into the lion’s den while asking you to talk about your product to everyone including those who are hostile to network marketing as well as those who have no interest in buying your product.
Myth: # 5 you fail because you are not motivated enough!
There is one that we hear every day. The perfect excuse of all those millions of sponsors who have been lucky enough to be above their godchildren but who are unfortunately unable to turn them into true leaders. They refuse to acknowledge their shortcomings and try to make you believe that it’s your fault if you do not succeed in your MLM Company.
The worst thing is that deep inside you, you feel that there is something wrong. But you say to yourself that it was just a matter of time, everything will eventually come to an end, just having a great “Why” and enough motivation and everything will be better. But the more time passes, and the more you are disgusted, impotent and frustrated … And here is the abandonment that is at the RDV…
Listen, you can have:
- The strongest faith in the world
- The biggest “why” that can be imagined
- The world’s biggest motivation
But none of this will help you if you use the wrong techniques if you have the wrong approach. In fact, everybody has a “WHY” what you need most is a “HOW” and especially a “FOR WHOM.”
Myth: # 6 The products are new and exclusive!
The value of a product depends mostly on its marketing. With a good marketing strategy, you can sell anything. Coca-Cola made a fortune by selling tinted sweetened water.
McDonald’s does not make the best burgers and yet he is the world’s biggest seller.
The novelty or exclusivity of a product does not guarantee success. If we push this theory further, then it assumes that as soon as it is “old,” its success will disappear with it. Ah, I forgot, WITH YOU ALSO!
Believe me, if these products were so good, these companies would not go through network marketing to promote them. In fact, most of the “new” products in network marketing are just enhanced and renamed versions of already existing products. The worst thing is that some of these new products do not sell at all.
As they say very often: “They need it, but they do not know it yet” … I always wonder who was the one who invented such nonsense … its aberrant!
Tell me, when you enter a hypermarket, are you buying all the exposed products or only those you need? If you buy only those you need, how can you think that everyone needs what you have to offer? Does the product you promote through the mom cure all the ailments? I do not believe so.
Attention to the novelty!
Myth: # 7 We will build your network for you
Oh it’s very cute and very touching. Thank you so much for all this love!
If only this could be true…
This lie can also take one of the following forms:
- We have a team of experienced leaders who have made a fortune in the MLM.
- Alain Dupont who is a leader in this field is part of our team.
- We are a family, and we continually help each other.
To recruit and reassure you, chances are that your future sponsor will tell you that kind of stuff someday. In most cases, as soon as you have finally made the decision to join the company, then also begins your descent into hell.
- You are receiving less and less attention.
- You receive (by chance) a “pseudo” training on tools and resources.
- You are told that you need a great “Why” to succeed.
- You are told that you need to generate web traffic to achieve it.
- You are asked to distribute thousands of prospectuses per week.
- We recommend you tools in the wrong order (you should only have a blog when you have value to publish).
- Your sponsor begins to tell you that it is up to you to go to him and not the opposite.
- You find yourself more and more abandoned to yourself.
- Etc …
At the recruitment stage, we will always do everything to make you believe that everything is easy, and yet the reality is crueler than it looks.
In this environment, criticism is not always welcome, and real value is very often seen as an obstacle. The team spirit is only a facade; each one is there for his interests in the majority of the cases. As soon as you raise some pretty sharp questions about one of your group’s network marketing company’s leaders, you start to be considered a traitor.
Now that you have been hired, you can move on to another recruitment; it is up to you to manage because you do not have enough time to devote yourself. People are not very nasty; people just do not have enough time to lose with you. They need to recruit more people. So the system is done.
It is important to recognize that they (the distributors) are not all the same. I have met some competent, caring and trustworthy people.
Myth: # 8 it’s not selling, it’s the recommendation
- If it is not for sale then why do you promise commissions?
- Why do you need skills to get there?
- Why do not we just offer the products?
- How many distributors focus their talk on the real value of the product they are promoting?
If you notice, they will always speak to you about the business plan and all the money you could earn instead of meeting your needs by telling you what the product can do for you. Ah, I forgot that it is not always the product that interests you.
Go to Facebook, and you’ll notice this: just say hello to someone that it already answers you:
“Good morning or good evening. If you wish, I offer you the opportunity to earn 5000 $ per month for only 30min of work per day. If you want to know more, tell me, I will send you the file here or on your mail. It is a global exclusivity and revolutionary new concept. See you soon. “.
I do not know about you, but I do not see any sharing in this attitude. I see the only interest and especially someone who talks about what he does not even master. You will shine a facility that will have the gift of guaranteeing you failure in network marketing. It is not a child’s play; it is the sale of products and services.
We make the new distributors believe that it will be a fun part, it will just have to work 2H a day, and the rest will come by itself. Unfortunately, reality has the gift of catching up with those who are trying to escape. One of the reasons people say this lie is because they do not want to scare new prospects.
Let’s get it clear once and for all, SELLING IT IS NOT SHARING, SHARING IT IS NOT SELLING!
Myth: # 9 you will be freer, and you will have more time to spend with your family
Many people think that MLM is an activity that can be practiced part-time and in addition to their already existing job … What these people are unaware of is that network marketing is a full-time job once you have exhausted your social circle (friends and family).
Between us, give me a single job as lucrative (potentially) as network marketing that only asks 30min of work a day…
Do you have one in mind? I hear nothing, what do you say? …………
Ah OK, that’s what I thought, there’s none, right? To succeed in this area, you will have to work very hard for quite a while.
In fact, the freedom we are talking about here is illusory. Only leaders succeed, and to become one you will have to work two to three times more than others. And I can guarantee that 2H to 3H per day will not even be enough to do half the work on time. Unless you are in no hurry to achieve success. In this case, review your lifetime with your creator OK?
- Who will do the research for you?
- Who will be responsible for writing your articles?
- Who will take care of sending emails to your prospects?
- Who will distribute the brochures for you?
- Who will create the videos for YouTube in your place?
- Who will answer the prospects messages for you?
- Is it me who will make the phone calls for you?
- Who will manage your network for you?
- Who is going to accumulate this experience that you need to succeed?
- Do not count on your sponsor to take care of the generation of your web traffic
It’s just a glimpse, and it’s more work than that. MLM is not a part of the fun. It will never give you the results you hope for if you consider it a hobby.
One last thing: ask your sponsor how long he has set up his current network and especially how many people make up this network. Then compare these results with the time that he put in this society added to his own experience. Do it, and you will see that there is more work than it is trying to make you believe?
Myth: # 10 you’ll be your boss!
This myth often takes the following forms:
- You will win so much money that you can finally say goodbye to your boss
- Money will no longer be a problem for you, and you will not even need to work
But if that were the case,
- Why does this person who is telling you still work in this MLM Company?
- Why does she still need your money?
- Why does she work for a network marketing company?
- Normally she would be at the head of his right?
- Do you smell the same lying smell?
- I feel it so far so strong.
The truth is that if you leave your current boss, it will be to join another. I do not know about you, but I do not see any freedom in it.
Why leave a job that guarantees you a monthly income to join a company that is unable to guarantee you a minimum of 30 $ monthly after six months?
Do not be deceived; you will never be your boss as long as you work for someone else. This is not a fun part. To be your boss, you need to create your own network marketing business. And no matter if you work from your home, you will not be freer than you are now. Those who tell you that 2 hours a day will be either liars or ignorant.
“It is impossible to take control of your life when you choose to blindly obey others.”
Myth: # 11 You can start your business with minimal investment
All this is true, but only in part. You should also consider the following:
1-Kits – Most distributors are encouraged to purchase the biggest “starter kit,” depending on the company, this kit will cost $ 500, $ 750, $ 1000 and even more. Some companies also recommend training that will cost several hundred euros.
2-Promotion. Paid advertising will not make your gifts at this level, and sometimes you will need proper training. For example, if you do not know how to use Google AdWords, you will simply ruin yourself very quickly.
3-Paying courses. Most of my students have often spent up to $ 2500 for a private coaching of 8 weeks … It looks like I’m expensive, is not it? But as they say, quality has a price. So if you add paid training that by far are better qualities than those offered by your company, then that is the note that is only increasing. Chances are your godfather will tell you that they are useless.
- Do you know how to install a blog? What training do you have about blogging?
- Do you know how to set up an auto responder?
- Who will take care of the personalization of your promotional tools?
- Maybe the initial investment is small, but many other expenses are simply not mentioned in the recruitment process.
- You can also use your earnings to finance the rest you are told, but how long? With what income?
- You plan to do it with the less than $30 monthly you will earn after six months of work without practical training?
Believe me, the more you advance in this industry, the more you will realize that the reality of network marketing is entirely different from the one that is presented to you at the outset. Expenses will become more and more astronomical.
Myth: # 12 If you invest time and money, then You will experience success
No one can guarantee success! Everything depends:
- Of the context
- The opportunity
- Your personal development
- Of your competence
- Your approach
- Of your money of course
You must be in the right place at the right time with the necessary skill and the best approach. Marketing is not a mechanical process. He who says to you, “Spend a certain sum at such and such a time, and you have such income” is a liar. It does not work like that! Master either.
Spending more time, energy and money will never guarantee success. Anyone who keeps this kind of speech openly mocks you and seeks to take advantage of your naiveté. If success were so easy to achieve, it would certainly have fewer poor people in the world.
This myth is very often used to make you believe that it is your fault if you do not succeed yet in the network marketing industry. Also, how can you be criticized for not investing enough while during your recruitment, you were informed that the investment is small?
Myth: # 13 the product sells itself!
This myth can also take the following form:
- The product is in high demand, so you will not have much to do
- The orders are continuously flowing; you must enjoy it now
- And if the product sells by itself, why does this person who is telling you still try to sell it to you?
- Do you know a product that sells itself?
Google – Microsoft – Apple and many others have highly sought after products, and yet they promote it. If you do not advertise your product, how do you want people to know it exists?
The other negative aspect of a product’s popularity is competition. The history of the MLM has seen the birth of dozens of products from the popularity of some others. Your earnings per sale can be high, but if you do not do enough, then the profit margin loses its value.
So you understand that choosing a market with high demand does not guarantee you the success promised by your sponsor … Several other factors come into play and complicate the equation, but I am not here to confuse you, so I prefer to Stop me there.
Myth: # 14 The product is so demanded that there will always be a Market
Oh good? And what about:
- Competition from other distributors in your company?
- The hundred competing businesses that distribute the same products around the world?
Each distributor that joins your business limits your scope of actions. The more it recruits and the less you have chances to make a lot of money. If you recruit your down line among your friends and family members, they will eventually fight each other instead of extending sales and networking beyond their immediate social circle.
A market will always be saturated because its influence is limited. Your product does not solve all the problems of the world, so it does not necessarily target everyone, which significantly limits your target audience. Also, you are not the only one to propose this type of solution.
There will always be people to consume products that are true, but there will not always be people to consume yours. Network marketing cannot guarantee you!
Myth: # 15 Work now and earn a residual income for life
The remaining income in network marketing relies on the hard work of your down line. They still have to remain active (they pay their monthly subscriptions). They must also sell products, recruit more people who will replace those who are already abandoned.
Your success in MLM depends only on the quality of your down line. It is up to you to train them, to bring them the value they need so that they, in turn, build and expand their networks. If you have no value, you will simply be unable to give it to your down line. Hence the importance of following a good training.
Unfortunately, the vast majority of training offered by network marketing companies are limited to (sometimes bad) recruiting techniques … And yet, you need much more than that. At this point, your eternal laziness is exploited.
These are not the only myths. However, I am not here to crucify the MLM. So I prefer to stop here. I hope you have helped understand network marketing.
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