If you are committed and you devote enough
time to develop your "business" to make it successful, MLM
CAN and probably WILL make you a millionaire. MLM is probably the
easiest and fastest way to make a lot of money when you are successful
(unless you win the lottery or you are a professional athlete of
course!). But don't fool yourself, it won't happen tomorrow.
Like any other business, MLM takes time before becoming fruitful.
You just need to find the one that is right for you, one that will teach
you how to get there and support you along the way. And once you
have found it, donít quit. The only way to fail is if you give
up. Be patient. Big incomes never happen
overnight. Think BIG! Small desire produces small results just
as small fires produce little heat.
In MLM programs, you have to sell
something. Your commissions come from retail sales, not exclusively
from recruiting! Well, I'm sorry, but I'm not a salesperson.
That's why I've never been seriously involved with multi-level marketing
before. I was one of those people who looked at the others who were
successful and envied them but no way I was going to try it as my main
source of income myself. I knew I couldn't sell anything even if my
life depended on it. With a background in marketing and public
relations, I have been approached several times with different
ideas. Some sold financial services. Another was to sell Amway
products on the internet. I have attended business meetings and met
successful people from MLM companies, but... it just wasn't right for
me. Sorry, not interested. I don't care how much money I can
Do you recognize yourself here? Read
We're all different, with different interests
and aptitudes. If you're a great salesperson, you'd probably
do very well in multi-level marketing with the right program and support
behind you. When you think of Amway, Mary Kay, Avon, Herbalife,
these are all MLM businesses that are extremely successful and have been
around for a long time. How many people have these companies turn
into millionaires? Lots! But none of them were for me.
And I do admit, it is scary to make money and be successful... especially
when your friends and family are just normal, every day people, and try to
discourage you from the start. They have nothing but negative
comments about the whole thing, tell you that you're going to losing money
even before you start or give it a fair chance and that you'll never make
it. They laugh at you for trying to make something of your
life. You're doomed to fail right from the beginning!
To better describe MLM, I found the following
article when I was doing research.
excerpt from Big Al's Super Prospecting: Special Offers & Quick-Start
do some MLM distributors consistently make terrible choices, lose money,
watch their MLM companies crumble, and lead a life of frustration with no
results for their efforts?
do some MLM distributors make the right choices and build successful MLM
simple. Consider this situation.
are standing in a room with three doors. Behind each door is an
opportunity, a path that will lead you to either success or failure. You
donít know what kind of opportunity or success lies behind each door, so
you have three options.
You can stay standing. Donít make a choice or a commitment. Just donít
do anything. Stay where you are in life.
lot of people make this choice. Itís easier to watch TV, complain about
your job, and hope that the government will raise wages, lower prices, and
eliminate taxes. Yeah, thatís a great business plan for success. Just
cross your fingers and hope that something good will happen. After all,
why take chances? Your neighbors and co-workers will only criticize
your efforts to be different. They want you to stay behind with them.
Misery really does love company.
Blindly pick a door. Maybe you feel lucky, hope that hype will work in
your favor, or feel good about the vibes from picking your lucky number.
trial and error work? Yes. But it works very, very slowly. If it takes a
lifetime of mistakes to find the right path to MLM success, you wonít
have much time to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Should you re-invent the
wheel? Should you repeat someone elseís mistakes? "Practice makes
perfect" really isnít true. Practice only perfects your ability to
make the same mistake over and over again.
Ask someone what is behind those doors.
the power a mentor can add to your "desire for success." Doesnít
it make sense to simply ask someone what is behind the three doors? Why
take chances with your life? Why leave your MLM success subject to
guessing, finger crossing, and a lottery mentality?
a mentor can take years off your path to MLM success.
mentor can help you avoid disasters and can make sure your work
accumulates to attain your personal success. There is nothing more
frustrating than seeing lots of your effort wasted. Too many people work
hard in MLM only to find that they have to start over again and again.
mentor can share with you the experiences of others.
other people have paid the price of trial and error, your mentor can give
these results for free. That sure beats getting a flat forehead from
beating your head against a brick wall from frustration.
mentor can ask about your goals, time commitment, experience, and
will ask about your present and desired lifestyle, if you like to retail,
or how comfortable you are with different styles of sponsoring and
mentor can guide you through the minefields of "hype."
He can tell you if one person made a big check at the expense of 100
people receiving no check. He will show you the pitfalls of short-term
strategies. And, you will find out what really works ó and what doesnít.
successful big earners in MLM built their businesses from using two
#1 for MLM success:
you want to learn how to be successful in MLM, learn from someone who is
already successful. Become a Siamese twin to a successful MLM leader who
you can relate to. Make her or him your best friend and companion.
simple, but new distributors almost always violate this strategy. If you
want to earn $100,000 a year, would you ask a neighbor who earns $40,000 a
year how to do it? Would you value his opinion and advice in this matter?
Would you take your $100,000 opportunity to him for his review and
Of course not.
your neighbor knew how to earn $100,000 a year, he certainly wouldnít be
earning only $40,000 a year. You wouldnít take your plumbing problems to
your lawyer. You wouldnít expect your dentist to have the teaching
skills to educate your children. And you certainly wouldnít go to your
government for business advice ó they only know how to produce deficits!
whom does the new distributor ask for advice on his new MLM opportunity?
His neighbor who says the secret to success is to watch plenty of TV and
to choose lucky numbers in the lottery? A friend who tried to build an MLM
business but failed? Or, should the new distributor ask his attorney
because he received a degree for memorizing law books and legal codes?
strategy for MLM success is to get advice and guidance from someone who
knows how to be successful in MLM.
So, find your mentor first, and then follow your mentorís advice. Donít
take bad advice from unqualified friends and enemies.
#2 for MLM success:
Learn from someone who has a system for success that you can follow.
are many great athletes who are naturals. With very little training and
instruction they reach high levels of success. While they may be excellent
performers, they may not have the ability to transfer their knowledge to
you. When you ask one of these gifted, natural athletes how they do it,
theyíll say, "Gosh, I just go out and do it."
not the kind of instruction you want.
want specific instructions, a step-by-step approach, a proven path to your
MLM success. Make sure your mentor has a "guaranteed" success
plan that works.
do you know your mentorís plan works? Simply ask for the names of people
who have used the plan and observe their progress. If the mentor is
successful, but his personally-sponsored distributors are struggling, what
do you think will happen to you?
the mentor is successful, and his personally-sponsored distributors are
successful, thatís the place you want to be.
would be nice if you could learn MLM success from high school, a
university, or from watching a Saturday morning TV. But you canít. If
you really want MLM success, use these two-mentor strategies to
turbocharge your MLM career.