Multi-level marketing? Really Wilma? You will discuss this? Well, why not? I saw my sister's bank account proliferate in a way I didn't expect. That time she is a member of Sundance, Avon and even Tupperware.
She became a millionaire! Below, I will tell you how she've done it and I do hope that words, sentences, and paragraphs below will enlighten you that not all MLM or Direct Selling are scams. For all the first timers and people in this kind of business who's not generating much, this post is for you.
MLM is not a Pyramid Scheme. First of all, let's differentiate Multi-Level Marketing/Direct Selling from Pyramid Scam.
Now that we all know the differences, let's go to our main subject for this blog post.
The Five Greatest Commandments of Multi-Level Marketing / Direct Selling
1. Do your homework. Investigate the company.
It is a non-sense if you will put money to a company you didn’t even know. Research for its legal documents. Does it have a good reputation among multi-level marketers? Interview your upline. Review its program and understand the compensation plan.
2. Be a customer.. a “LOYAL CUSTOMER” of the product they are offering.
Find a company with a product you love to use. MLM/Direct Selling companies offers goods (unlike Pyramid Scheme), be the number one fan of their products.
Your enthusiasm, your life changing story, health benefits you are experiencing is an indirect marketing. Your personal success and relief and fashion in using your product will be an inspiration to others.
My sister believed in the product she sells and she is so into it. We tried the Sundance sandals and we loved it too! Every one in our family became her customer. Even our relatives, then our community.
3. Expect rejection and be ridiculed BUT remember why they say NO.
Here comes why some of MLM marketers / direct sellers were tagged as annoying people. They were trained to pursue people until they get their YES! Oh my! It annoys me too.
Do not pressure your family and bombard your facebook friends with your private messages to be your downline or get a product from you. Please put some respect and dignity to yourself.
If you asked them and silence is a response, learn to walk away. You will save a ton of your own effort, time and energy to people that will eventually will not work for the success of your team.
MLM is a team effort. Greater result will be accomplished when working together hand-in-hand.
4. Don’t show off your cheque or money.
Let’s face it! Many people in this MLM circle is exaggerating their income. Haha! This is to trick the other people for them to be their new recruits.
Here is a NEWS FLASH for all of you: MLM is not easy! You need to work your a$$ off to get your target income.
I remember my older sister carrying too many boxes of shoes and other products. How many is many? That our house looks like a warehouse. If you need a marketer? Look for my sister. Haha!
There is no reputable company that will pitch a quick-rich scheme. Remember that.
5. Don't damage your INTEGRITY.
Only tell the truth, do not fabricate success stories just to encourage people to sign-up or buy your products. Be honest and for sure they will make another business with you.