By Dean Phillips
Monday, November 22, 2004; 7:50pm EST
I know I'm going to ruffle a few feathers with this article, so let me just say right now that all MLM marketing (AKA network marketing) companies are not scams. Obviously, there are some good, reputable companies out there.
However, there are so many bad ones that I'm compelled to lump the entire industry together. If you're thinking about getting involved with MLM, my advice would be, DON'T!
However, if you're bound and determined to test the waters, then, please take this one bit of advice: Before getting involved with any MLM company, investigate, investigate and then, investigate some more. Don't believe and get caught up in the hype.
Ahhhh yes, the hype! After you attend a MLM rally, you and your MLM colleagues are as fired up as a pack of hungry dingo's, ready to jump through burning hoops and run through concrete walls! And then reality sets in. You're buying all of these products, but you're really not selling a whole lot.
In fact, other than the products you sold to a few family friends and co-workers, you really don't have a lot to show for all of your efforts, now do you?
That's why I'm so against MLM. Because it's simply not for the average person. And let's be honest here, most people are average. And unless you have outstanding sales ability and/or people skills, you're simply not going to make any money with MLM.
In additon, the market is so completely over-saturated, most of the time, you'll find that the people you're trying to sell to are other distributors, and if you're all trying to sell products to each other, that ultimately means nobody is making any money!
Well, somebody is. A handful of super salespeople way, way up there up at the tippy top of your upline! If you listen closely, you can hear them all saying in unison "KA-Ching!" Want to borrow my binoculars, so that you can see them?
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