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Walter J. Carl stated in a 2004 Western Journal of Communication article that “MLM organizations have been described by some as cults (Butterfield, 1985),[46] pyramid schemes (Fitzpatrick & Reynolds, 1997),[47] or organizations rife with misleading, deceptive, and unethical behavior (Carter, 1999),[48] such as the questionable use of evangelical discourse to promote the business (Höpfl & Maddrell, 1996),[49] and the exploitation of personal relationships for financial gain (Fitzpatrick & Reynolds, 1997)”.[47][50] In China, volunteers working to rescue people from the schemes have been physically attacked.[51]
MLMs also appear to prey on the weak and vulnerable with promises of wealth and an easier life. They are touted as an ‘income opportunity’ and yet, very, very few people DO apparently make any money out of them.
Let’s just suppose that “X” has been reached today in a particular MLM; the number of possible units sold at this price has just been exceeded, and you happen to be a starry-eyed prospect sitting in an MLM meeting listening to the pitch. Now consider: Does anyone in this company know about “X”? Does anyone care? Is the issue being suppressed on purpose for some other motive? Since we are supposing that the market saturation number “X” has been reached, everyone joining the MLM from now on is buying into a false hope. But that is not what the speaker will be saying. He will be telling you, “Now is the time to join. Get in on the ‘ground floor’.” But it is all a lie, even though the speaker may not know it. The total available market “X” has been reached and nobody noticed. All the distributors will lose from here on out. Could this be you? How could you possibly know at what point you will become the liar in an MLM?
Look up CEO’s and other company leaders. Keep the same things in mind as when you investigated companies. Is the company leadership reputable and law-abiding? If company leaders have been accused of carrying out scams or have had legal trouble, you may want to avoid this company.
Fed the fantasy of achieving the all-elusive American dream, many of them are being wooed by multilevel-marketing companies. Known as MLMs (or “direct-sales”), the current US administration is stocked with their cheerleaders: Betsy DeVos, the secretary of education, is married to a cofounder of Amway; Ben Carson is a spokesperson for a vitamin MLM called Mannatech; and president Donald Trump used to have an MLM, Trump Network, and was a spokesperson for another.
Small-town America is built on the concept of community, meaning the psychological guilt games MLMs play are their most effective selling tool. Even Christina Hinks of Mommygyver has started positively reviewing other MLMS again, directing her readers to join consultant Facebook groups and helping MLMs with market research. Like America’s systemic class bias, it’s hard to escape.
“One of the unique facets of this business is that the victims are also perpetrators,” Brooks says, speaking generally of MLMs. “You’re trained to recruit your friends and family and neighbors.” He points out that when you onboard someone underneath you, especially if they live in your town or are in your friendship group, you are essentially creating a competitor. It’s as if you open a Subway sandwich shop and then encourage your neighbor to open a Subway right next door—and everyone is already sick of sandwiches.
Even if you’re not put under any pressure to sell – and some of the MLMs now targeting the female market do reassure you by saying you have no targets to meet – the fact remains you NEED to sell to make money.
The short answer to the above question is “ABSOLUTELY!” However, many people have attempted to get into Network Marketing and haven’t been willing to do the work necessary to see dividends on their investment. They go into it thinking it will be easy, that they can just sit back and start raking in the cash. When they discover it takes work and diligence to make it work, they often are taken aback and simply give up.
“The community I’ve found within Arbonne is unlike any other I’ve encountered,” she says. “I previously worked in science/research/education, where there is a lot of job scarcity, competition and uncertainty. In our community, we all assist each other and lift one another up, as we have a common goal of sharing what we love.”
One of the arguments MLM reps make in defending their ‘business’ is that it’s just the same as any other small business. You need to invest to get started, you need to sell, and some people just aren’t cut out to make it in business, so will fail.
This aspect of the MLM experience should not be underestimated, and the reflective reader would do well to think twice about the value of friends, family, community, and church fellowship before joining or continuing in an MLM.
And this is one of the reasons why most MLMs aren’t ethical – they sell the dream that anyone can be successful with their ‘opportunity’. They don’t make it clear that only a small percentage of people who join them will make a liveable income (or any income at all).
Hyperbole is not limited merely to product claims, however. When MLMers turn to their competitors it can get ugly indeed. Some of the most outlandish rumors of modern history can be traced to MLMs. In recent years, for example, the international rumor that the president of a major real-world corporation was a Satanist, and that the logo of his company contained occult symbols, turned out to have a commercial motive and was traced to specific Amway distributors. These were successfully sued in 1991, but the rumor persists. And how much else of the MLM negative “sales pitch” is fabrication or outright lie? Not all the negative selling claims are as scandalous or widespread as the previous example, but the MLM culture produces so much of this stuff it would be hard to prosecute it all.
Build new leads. In network marketing, leads are potential customers. You’ll need to keep finding new leads if you want to keep making money. There are various ways you can find new leads, and you should use multiple strategies to attract the largest market possible.
The main pitch of most MLMs is passive income – the promise of being able to sit back and relax while someone else does all the work. But if everybody wants to “let someone else sell the products,” who will actually do the selling?
The MLMers of the new millennium are starting to sound a lot like the gangsters of yesteryear. In an era where management science and the law generally condemn MLM, they’ve “got their own experts,” from academia or law, who are “on the payroll.” Confidence, remember, is key.
It is important to distinguish between the MLM company itself versus the so-called “independent businesses” run by the MLM participants. Many MLM companies generate billions of dollars in annual revenue and hundreds of millions of dollars in annual profit, however, an MLM company’s overall profitability does not correlate to the profitability experience of their participants.

In some cases, of course, direct selling does replace full-time, salaried gigs. That was the case for Sarah Millar, a 25-year-old personal trainer from Ottawa who joined Stella & Dot because she wasn’t making a consistent enough income on her fitness biz. Since signing up in January 2016, she’s paid off her student loans, gone on two vacations and started saving for a down payment. (She and her high school sweetheart are aiming to buy a home this spring.)
 Thankfully, getting out is easier than it used to be—sort of. Thankfully, getting out is easier than it used to be—sort of. LuLaRoe has started providing free shipping so that consultants who want to leave can return their inventory and get back what they paid, as long as those items are in perfect condition and in their original packaging. This sounds reasonable—except that retailers generally have to unbox, hang, and photograph each item in order to have a shot at selling it, meaning a lot of their unsold inventory isn’t eligible for a refund.
If it turns out that there is a “run” on ReVo products, and they sell out in mid-June, then they have miscalculated demand and will miss out on profits they could have made. The more serious problem, however, is overestimating the saturation point for the product. If they make 10M units, and sell only 2M units, this may be the end of ReVo as a company.
Use of invented jargon and euphemisms, which has led to a predictably hilarious euphemism treadmill (i.e., “network marketing,” “referral marketing”, “affiliate marketing”, “home-based business franchising”, “Independent Business Owner”)
For a portion of independent retailers, LuLaRoe is to economic opportunity as Goop is to wellness: It’s for ladies who already have it all. The ability to throw down $12,000 to start a LuLaRoe business and work 30 hours a week sometimes comes from a place of privilege, not desperation. Some mothers who are just looking for a hobby have husbands whose salaries are already high enough to support their families. “I felt like I was trying to keep up with the Joneses to stay in business against these other consultants who can afford to drop a $500 order every few days,” Ashley says.
A few people do make big money from MLMs. And these people are often trotted out in promotional videos, celebrated at annual events, and very publicly ‘rewarded’ with prizes like prestigious cars (although these ‘prizes’ aren’t as generous as they first appear – you simply get a discount on the lease which you must take out in your own name, and if your sales fall, the discount ends…). You also need to promote the company on the car they ‘give’ you.
The age-old technique of “con men” is to create “confidence” in some otherwise dumb idea by diversion of thought, bait, or force of personality. The victim gets confidence in a bogus plan, and, in exchange, the con man gets your money. MLMers are very high on confidence.
Of course, it could be pointed out that this might have happened anyway. Perhaps the die-hard MLMers would have ruined their friendships anyway in some other non-MLM business failure. Is the MLM really the cause, or just the vehicle?
Not so with the MLM crowd. Pick up any brochure or videotape for an MLM and you are more than likely to see a cheesy, obvious, and blatant appeal to greed and materialism. This is offensive to everyone, even die-hard materialists. Typical is an appeal to “the American dream.” Usually there will be a mood shot of a large new home, a luxury car, a boat, perhaps a beautiful couple boarding a Lear jet, and so on.
Many readers will share the experience of observing MLMs divide families, friends, churches, and civic groups. Lifelong friends are now “prospects.” The neighborhood is now “a market.” Motives change, suspicions rise, divisions form. The question is begged: “Is it worth it?”
But the rest of the business world didn’t always take her seriously: “I took my company public on my own, raised millions on my own,” she says. But “it’s very challenging being a woman in the financial industry trying to raise money for a kid’s clothing company. Investors would ask, ‘Do you sew the clothes?’ Or say, ‘You have a home party business.’ All I do, all day long is prove myself.”
The upper echelons of LuLaRoe’s consultant community have a reputation for being vicious to their downline. “It’s like the policy police,” Ashley says. “‘We’re going to find you, stalk you, tell on you. How dare you guys say a single word bad. We’re going to shame you.’”
Interestingly, the issue of supply and demand is what brought the USSR to its knees. By design, the Soviet government tried to macro-manage supply, where bureaucrats would decide how many potatoes were needed, how much toilet paper, etc. Assuming these bureaucrats did the best they could, unfortunately their efforts to deliberately manipulate the control “knob” of supply and demand was not good enough. Notwithstanding their good intentions, they were usually wrong, which created huge shortages and surpluses, and led to a massive economic collapse.
“I was urged to stop paying my bills to invest in more inventory. I was urged to get rid of television. I was urged to pawn my vehicle. I just had to get on anxiety meds over all of it because I’ve started having panic attacks.”
When it comes to selling product, MLM sales reps are probably no more aggressive or obnoxious than ordinary salespeople. Since most are not salespeople by nature, and it is characteristic that MLMs attract few people with any experience selling this particular product or service, they usually sell through pre-fab “parties” or home “demos.” Thus, sales pressure is exerted by situation, if at all.
In short, we wanted you to know the exact criteria we used in order to select, and then to rank, “The Top 25…” You may agree with our findings, or you may not; we welcome your thoughts and opinions either way. Here’s the Nexera Five-Factor Formula we used to make our selections:
Independent distributors develop their organizations by either building an active consumer network, who buy direct from the company, or by recruiting a downline of independent distributors who also build a consumer network base, thereby expanding the overall organization.
Well, I’ve been an MLM rep for a number of different companies, including YL and doTERRA (DT), so here are my thoughts about MLMs–mainly regarding the oils companies, but some of my thoughts extend to other MLMs as well.  I did some research into BeYoung but chose not to become a rep of their company.
The combined number of recruits from these cycles are the sales force which is referred to as the salesperson’s “downline”. This “downline” is the pyramid in MLM’s multiple level structure of compensation.[6]
Jump up ↑ “Attorney General Abbott Shuts Down Pyramid Scheme That Marketed Bogus Fuel Pill”. April 2, 2007. https://web.archive.org/web/20070402211346/http://www.oag.state.tx.us/oagNews/release.php?id=1906.
For most people, thankfully, the MLM experience usually ends in very quick financial failure and is then sidelined. Two possible responses are: 1) being embarrassed about participation, or 2) becoming even more intractable when the MLM has failed. You will find the latter chasing after the latest “get rich quick” scheme with similar results. “If we could have just sponsored so and so–they have so many friends–we would have made it.”
After earning $3,000 to $5,000 a month for a few consecutive months, Kayla quit her job in late 2016 to sell LuLaRoe full time. “The next month my profits took a dip. And the next month my profits took a dip,” she says. “I’ve not been able to recoup anything since I quit my job.” After trying to sell off as much inventory as she could, she resigned from the company last month and is awaiting her refund check—which, at the time of writing, still hasn’t arrived.
So, MLMs profit by conning recruits up-front with a “distributorship fee,” and then make further illicit money by “confidencing” these hapless victims as they fail via the “sale” of collateral material.
Arbonne and other multi-level marketing (MLM) companies, like Stella & Dot, Isagenix, doTERRA and Scentsy, are big business in Canada. For the uninitiated, these companies operate through a pyramid-shaped commission model. Sellers — self-employed “distributors” or “consultants” as they’re commonly known — are usually required to pay a start-up fee or purchase a start-up kit, which usually rings up at $100 to $200 and contains a complete product catalogue, business manual and training materials, then buy their merchandise at wholesale prices. They earn money either through commissions based on sales they’ve made, or commissions based on salespeople they have recruited (known as “downlines” in MLM parlance) have made.
MLM companies have been trying to find ways around China’s prohibitions, or have been developing other methods, such as direct sales, to take their products to China through retail operations. The Direct Sales Regulations limit direct selling to cosmetics, health food, sanitary products, bodybuilding equipment and kitchen utensils. And the Regulations require Chinese or foreign companies (“FIEs”) who intend to engage into direct sale business in mainland China to apply for and obtain direct selling license from the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”).[58] In 2016, there are 73 companies, including domestic and foreign companies, have obtained the direct selling license.[59] Some multi-level marketing sellers have circumvented this ban by establishing addresses and bank accounts in Hong Kong, where the practice is legal, while selling and recruiting on the mainland.[10][60]
The origin of multi-level marketing is often disputed; but multi-level marketing style businesses existed in the 1920s,[29] 1930s California Vitamin Company,[30] (later named Nutrilite) or California Perfume Company (renamed as “Avon Products”).[31]
FLARE spoke to a handful of young Canadian women, most of whom said they make money on their businesses. For some, this additional income covers “extras” they might not have been able to afford on the paycheque from their day jobs. Take Stella & Dot stylist Elyse Berendson, a 29-year-old preschool teacher who joined the company to supplement her income.
Stern jumped in during the heyday phase of a MLM when the people at the top grew rich, and quick. By the start of 2017, nine months after Stern joined, LuLaRoe was pushing 80,000 independent retailers. According to interviews with several consultants, this is also the time when sales suddenly became tougher: The hundreds of thousands of ravenous customers who once clamored to buy leggings from 10,000 consultants flipped in less than a year to eight times that amount selling to just a fraction of the clients. The scales began to tip.
Direct selling does not necessarily incorporate the endless chain of recruiting that makes MLM so controversial, and is not necessarily unethical. However, the modern direct selling industry is utterly dominated by MLMs. According to the Deceptive Direct Selling Association (DSA), the industry’s trade association and lobbying arm, 97% of its members are MLMs as of 2017.[18] The distinction between direct selling and network marketing, which many MLMs hide behind to maintain their legitimacy, is therefore essentially meaningless.
To put these statistics into context, John compared them with the failure rates for traditional small businesses using the Small Business Administration’s statistics for 2008. And he discovered that 44% of small businesses survive at least four years, 31% at least seven years, and 39% are profitable over the life of their business. In 10 years only 64% of small businesses fail.
With MLMs, the situation is much worse. Nobody is home. Even the Soviets had someone thinking about how much was enough! If the bureaucrat in Russia was having a hard time trying to play Adam Smith’s “invisible hand” in setting the supply level in the Soviet Union, then an MLM “executive” is in a truly unfortunate position. Not only is there no one assigned to make the decision of how much is enough, the MLM is set up by design to blindly go past the saturation point and keep on going. It will grow till it collapses under its own weight, without even a bureaucrat noticing.
MLMs aren’t a new business model—they’ve just done a little rebranding. A lot of the old guard such as Avon and Mary Kay are still around, but nowadays, some of the most popular MLMs include Herbalife and Plexus (nutrition and weight loss), Young Living and DoTerra (essential oils), Pampered Chef (kitchen tools), Rodan + Fields (skincare), and Jamberry (nail stickers).
The most cult-like thing about MLM is that it manipulates members’ existing beliefs and desires, and tricks them into believing they are exercising free will. MLMs are able to coerce people into willful and compliant self-destruction on a staggering scale: we’re talking quitting or getting fired from a six-figure full-time job due to an MLM, alienating everyone you know due to your constant sales pitches, investing your own or someone else’s life’s savings into an MLM, ruining your credit or losing collateral by borrowing heavily to fund an MLM, and even theft to support an MLM habit.[44] Suicides related to MLM have been reported.[45]
^ Jump up to: a b Merrilees, Bill; Miller, Dale (1999). “Direct Selling in the West and East: The Relative Roles of Product and Relationship (Guanxi) Drivers”. Journal of Business Research. 45 (3): 267–273.
Multi-level marketing, abbreviated as MLM, also called pyramid selling, network marketing and referral marketing, is a controversial marketing strategy for the sale of products and/or services where the revenue of the MLM company is derived from a non-salaried workforce (also called participants, and variously known as “salespeople”, “distributors”, “consultants”, “promoters”, “independent business owners”, etc) selling the company’s products/services, while the earnings of the participants is derived from a pyramid-shaped commission system.
I started checking out various oils companies because I didn’t want to recommend any company without fairly checking out the competitors.  I felt it would be a disservice to my family and to my readers.
* Why 10 years? Because that amount of time really seems to matter. For example, according to research, since 1956 thousands of different MLM, Multi Level, or Network Marketing companies have opened their doors; and to date only +/- 50 MLM companies have found a way to celebrate their 10th anniversary and still remain in business today. Now, to be completely fair, we should also point out that each and every company on our list was at one time a start-up company too.

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Sa puntong ito, kahit na siya ay umalis sa susunod na araw nang hindi nagbebenta ng isang bagay, LuLaRoe sana ginawa ang kanyang tubo. Kayla acquiesced sa Jan. Ika-1 ng, 2016-at kaagad na na-promote ng kanyang upline upang bumili ng karagdagang $ 1,000 sa damit na may temang Araw ng mga Puso. (Sinabi ni Brooks na ang taktikang ito ay tinatawag na “channel stuffing” o “loading ng imbentaryo.”)
Network na pagmemerkado ay isang modelo ng negosyo na nakasalalay sa isang network ng mga distributor para sa Pag-unlad, tulad ng sa multilevel marketing. Ito ay isang direktang paraan ng nagbebenta na nagtatampok ng independiyenteng mga ahente na bumubuo ng isang network ng pamamahagi para sa mga kalakal at serbisyo. Ang ilang mga sistema ng network marketing ay batay sa mga tiers na tumukoy kung gaano karaming mga antas
Ang lahat-ng-masyadong-Obvious point dito ay na ang pamamahala ng supply at demand, at Keen pananaw ay isang bagay na makatotohanang merkado pagtagos at saturation ay mahalaga sa anumang negosyo, para sa anumang produkto o serbisyo. Ang masamang pamamahala sa aspetong ito ng isang negosyo ay paglalaho ng mahusay na pag-access sa merkado, mahusay na disenyo ng produkto, mga mapagkukunan ng tao na mapagkukunan, kalidad ng produksyon, at iba pa. Lamang na nakasaad, ang isang kabiguan na “pindutin ang target” ng supply at demand na maaaring sanhi ng kapahamakan ng isang kumpanya kung ang merkado ay oversaturated.
Maaari ba akong magtanong kung ano ang iyong iniisip tungkol sa kanilang mga claim tungkol sa kanilang mga langis na espesyal na b
Bago siya sumali sa isang partikular na network marketing na programa, siguraduhin na ganap mong maunawaan ang kanilang mga proseso para sa compensating sa iyo. Ang Kagustuhan ay dapat na mas mataas na pagbabalik na nag-aalok ng maraming mga stream ng kita at tira kita. Gayundin, ang iyong unang benta ay karaniwang pumunta sa iyong sponsor. Ang mga ito ay kapaki-pakinabang na mapagkukunan, at maaari kang makakuha ng ilang mga pagkilos.
Ang claim na ang isang MLM ay tanging isang “karaniwang tao” pagpapatupad ng isang normal na real-world distribution channel ay mas walang katotohanan sa kasong ito. Isipin pagbili ng isang produkto o serbisyo sa tunay na mundo at pagkakaroon upang bayaran ang mga override at royalties na lima o sampung unneeded at hindi kaalam “distributor” layer. Magiging mabisa ba ito? Anong halaga ang ibinibigay ng mga layer na ito ng “mga distributor” sa consumer? Ito ba ay makatuwiran? Magiging mahaba ang ganitong kumpanya sa isang mapagkumpetensyang kapaligiran?
Kaya, oo, ang pera ay maaaring gawin sa MLM. Ang tanong ay kung ang pera ay ginawa ay lehitimo o “ginawa” sa pamamagitan ng isang sopistikadong pamamaraan ng con. At kung ang MLM ay “nasira sa pamamagitan ng disenyo” upang mabigo, kung gayon ang sagot ay, sa kasamaang palad, ang huling.
Gayunpaman, ang hyperbole ay hindi limitado sa mga claim ng produkto. Kapag ang MLMers ay bumaling sa kanilang mga kakumpitensya maaari itong makakuha ng pangit talaga. Ang ilan sa mga pinaka-Goldfinger tsismis ng modernong kasaysayan ay maaaring traced sa MLMs. Sa mga nakaraang taon, halimbawa, ang mga internasyonal na bulung-bulungan na ang pangulo ng isang malaking korporasyon sa totoong buhay ay isang Satanist, at na ang logo ng kanyang kumpanya na nakapaloob Occult Simbolo, naka-out na magkaroon ng isang komersyal na motibo at ay traced sa mga tiyak na Amway Distributor. Ang mga ito ay matagumpay na inakusahan noong 1991, ngunit nagpapatuloy ang bulung-bulungan. At kung magkano ang iba pa sa mga MLM negatibong “sales pitch” ay Fabrication o lantarang kasinungalingan? Hindi lahat ng mga negatibong nagbebenta claims ay ang mga nagbibigay ng iskandalo o laganap na bilang ang nakaraang halimbawa, ngunit ang MLM culture gumagawa kaya magkano ng mga bagay-bagay na ito Gusto maging mahirap upang mag-usig lahat ng ito.
Sa sandaling ikaw ay ‘nasa’ maaari kang magsimulang kumita ng pera sa pamamagitan ng pagbebenta ng merchandise o mga serbisyo nang direkta, at magsisimulang magsagawa ng mga komisyon sa mga benta ng mga kinokolekta mo. Kaya, upang maging matagumpay, kailangan mo ring maging handa upang mag-sign up at sanayin ang iba na ibenta ang mga produktong ito at serbisyo.
Ipagpalagay natin na ang “X” ay naabot na ngayon sa isang partikular na MLM; ang bilang ng mga Impossible mga yunit naibenta sa presyo na ito ay may lamang ay nalagpasan, at Mangyayari mong maging isang sagana sa panaginip Prospect Hawla sa isang MLM pulong Nakikinig sa pitch. Ngayon isaalang-alang: Ang sinuman sa kumpanyang ito ay alam tungkol sa “X”? May nagmamalasakit ba? Ang isyu ba ay pinigilan sa layunin para sa ibang motibo? Sapagkat inaakala namin na ang numero ng saturation ng merkado ay naabot, ang lahat ng sumali sa MLM mula ngayon ay bumibili sa isang maling pag-asa. Ngunit hindi iyan ang sasabihin ng tagapagsalita. Sasabihin niya sa iyo, “Kunin mo ang sahig”. Ngunit ang lahat ay isang kasinungalingan, bagaman ang tagapagsalita ay hindi maaaring malaman ito. Ang kabuuang magagamit na market na “X” ay naabot at walang napansin. Ang lahat ng mga distributor ay mawawala mula dito sa labas. Pwede ba ito? Paano mo maaaring maging isang sinungaling sa isang MLM?
Ito aspeto ng karanasan sa MLM ay hindi dapat underestimated, at ang reflective reader Gusto gawin na rin upang Mag-isip nang dalawang beses tungkol sa halaga ng mga kaibigan, pamilya, komunidad, at Fellowship simbahan bago sumali o patuloy na sa isang MLM.
Maaari ka talagang bumuo ng isang mabigat na kita sa pamamagitan ng Network Marketing, ngunit LAMANG kung nais mong ilagay sa pagsisikap upang makabuo ng mga leads, sanayin ang iba, at gawin itong iyong focus upang makuha ang salita out. Ang pagmemerkado sa network ay huli hindi isang ‘mabilis na mabilis na’ pamamaraan, dahil nangangailangan ito ng malawak na halaga ng trabaho at pagsisikap upang magawa ito. Gayunpaman, kung nais mong ilagay sa trabaho, maaaring ito ang pintuan sa iyong pinansiyal na tagumpay.
Si Hassay ay hindi mali. Pyramid scheme ay nangangailangan ng mga kalahok upang kumalap mga bagong miyembro na kailangang magbayad upang i-play, at ang mga ito sa kita mula sa Athos mga bagong kasapi upang matumbasan Mas lumang mga recruits. Kadalasan, walang mga benta ng tunay na produkto; Lahat ng ito ay tungkol sa reeling sa mga nagbebenta ng nobatos, madalas na may pangako ng mga kamangha-manghang mga benta insentibo: mga kotse, biyahe, anim na digit na suweldo. Insentibo-play ang isang papel sa MLM, masyadong – Arbonne konsulta ay maaaring Kumita ng buwanang cash bonus patungo sa lease o bumili ng kanilang sariling mga puting Mercedes-Benz, habang Rodan Fields nagpapadala top nagbebenta sa mga biyahe sa pretty amazing patutunguhan, tulad ng Maui o ng California alak bansa . Ngunit ang mga benta ay susi, sabi ni Hassay, kaya habang may recruitment, hindi ito ang pangunahing pokus ng negosyo. Sa ganitong paraan, ang mga matagumpay na “upline” ay nakikilala ang mga mini-CEO, ang diskarte sa pagmamaneho habang ang ibang tao ay ang pagbebenta ng mga kamay.
Subukan ang higit sa isang beses upang i-on ng isang lead sa isang customer. Just Cause ang isang tao ay hindi interesado sa isang beses ay hindi nangangahulugan na hindi kailanman sila ay magiging interesado. Maging maingat na hindi lumampas ang luto ito, though- maaari kang Madaling makakuha ng isang Reputasyon bilang isang spammer, na maaaring nasaktan iyong Negosyo.
Ang pagmemerkado sa network ay isinasaalang-alang ng marami upang maging isang form ng direktang benta (ang pagbebenta ng mga kalakal o serbisyo ng tao-sa-tao). Gumagamit ito ng maraming iba’t ibang mga estratehiya upang makabuo ng mga pagbabayad ng komisyon, tulad ng mga recruiting, lead generation at pamamahala. Network marketing ay maaaring tinukoy sa pamamagitan ng iba’t-ibang mga pangalan, kabilang ang “multilevel marketing,” “cellular marketing,” “kaakibat na pagmemerkado,” “consumer direktang marketing (CDM),” “referral marketing,” “pyramid selling,” o “home batay sa franchising ng negosyo. ”
maaari kang magpalabas ng iyong sarili.
Alinmang kumpanya ng langis na iyong pinasiyahan, ang isa sa mga pinakamahusay na desisyon na ginawa ko ay ang kumuha ng mga langis sa akin kahit saan (halos) pupunta ako. Ang pagdala kaso ay ang perpektong paraan upang dalhin ito on the go o pumunta kaya palagi kang magkaroon ng iyong mga langis sa iyo ay dapat na kinakailangan.
Piliin ang tamang Mentor. Sa karamihan ng mga modelo MLM, ang taong hinikayat COMESA mo ang iyong Mentor. Iyon Mentor ay coach mo sa pamamagitan ng unang bahagi ng yugto ng iyong trabaho. Karaniwan, ang mas matagumpay na ikaw ay, ang mas maraming pera ang iyong Mentor gumagawa, kaya ito ay sa kanyang pinakamahusay na interes upang maging doon para sa iyo. Sa isang Mentor, gusto mo gusto: [6]
Bumuo ng mga bagong Leads. Sa network marketing, Leads ay potensyal na customer. Kakailanganin mo upang panatilihin ang paghahanap ng mga bagong Leads kung nais mong panatilihin ang paggawa ng pera. May mga iba’t-ibang mga paraan na maaari mong makahanap ng bagong mga Leads, at dapat mong gumamit ng maramihang mga estratehiya upang maakit ang PINAKAMALAKING market Impossible.
Bigyan ang iyong mga miyembro ng koponan magandang komisyon. Sa pamamagitan ng pagbabayad ng iyong mga recruits na rin, ikaw ay tinitiyak na mayroon sila ng isang mahusay na insentibo upang magbenta. Sa ganoong paraan, ang mga ito ay Kumita ng mas maraming pera para sa iyo at para sa kanilang sarili. Aalisin din nito makatulong na panatilihin ang mga ito sa paligid ng mas mahaba, na kung saan ay mabuti para sa iyo- nais mong panatilihin ang mga mahuhusay na mga nagbebenta sa iyong koponan upang panatilihin ang iyong negosyo matagumpay.
Ang tanong para sa mga marketeers ay … kung ano ang “X,” at paano ito mahuhulaan upang ma-maximize ang kita? Ang katunayan na ang “X” ay mahirap i-pin down ay hindi nangangahulugan na ito ay hindi umiiral, at ang bawat Widget na binuo lampas sa “X” ay end up ng paggawa ng isang problema para sa mga organisasyon. Nais ng merkado lamang ang “X” Widgets sa $ 100. Ano ang gagawin mo sa iyong dagdag na imbentaryo ng Mga Widget na lampas sa “X” na walang nais, at ang mga benta ng mga tao na tinanggap mo upang ibenta ang mga ito?
Kapag isinasaalang-alang kung o hindi upang makisali sa ang mabilis na bilis mundo ng network marketing, isa sa mga pinaka IMPORTANTENG bagay na maaari mong gawin upang Maghanda ay upang makilala ang kabuuang demand para sa produkto o serbisyo ikaw ay naghahanap upang PROMOTION. Sa pamamagitan ng pagkilala sa antas ng pangangailangan para sa produkto
Sa kabilang banda, maraming tao ang nakarating sa Network Marketing at gumawa ng isang kapalaran mula dito. Ang mga taong tulad ni John Haremza, na nag-sign up bilang isang maliit na rep para sa isang maliit na kumpanya ng filter ng tubig, at ngayon ay nagkakahalaga ng milyun-milyon. Bilang kahalili, si Sebastian Greenwood, na gumawa ng isang pamumuhunan sa Onecoin, ay naglagay ng hirap at oras na kailangan. Siya ngayon ay itinuturing na isang ambasador ng kumpanya, na ginawa ang kanyang kapalaran doon, at gumastos ng marami sa kanyang oras sa pagtulong sa iba lumago matagumpay.
Ang ilang mga modernong anyo ng MLMs tangkain upang matugunan ang mga partikular na problema sa pamamagitan ng Sunshine sa bilang ng mga tao na maaari mong sponsor, sabihin nating, sa apat. Ngunit ang umiiral na mga problemang geometric expansion ay umiiral; ang kabiguan ng mekanismo ay pinabagal lamang ng kaunti. At ngayon ay may idinagdag na problema ng mas maraming mga hindi kailangang layers sa organisasyon.
Dalawang-tier: Ang mga kalahok ay binabayaran batay sa direktang trapiko o benta sanggunian nila sa isang merchant o ang site, pati na rin ang direktang trapiko o benta na nalikha sa pamamagitan ng mga Kasapi na sumali sa affiliate program sa pamamagitan ng kanilang rekomendasyon.
Ang MLMers
Para sa karamihan sa MLMs, ang produkto ay talagang isang kalabayang diversion mula sa tunay na paggawa ng pabago-bagong. Upang kahit sino pamilyar sa MLMs, ang mga nakaraang Talakayan (na Nakatuon kaya magkano sa ang katunayan na MLMs ay “tiyak na mapapahamak sa pamamagitan ng disenyo” upang maabot ang market saturation at ang tanso at ang input ng mga tao na ay lehitimong ninyong ibenta ang produkto ay isang mahirap na KALAGAYAN) ay maaaring Seema na miss the point. Ang produkto o serbisyo ay maaaring maging mabuti, at maaari itong maging oversaturate sa isang punto, ngunit maging seryoso. Ang produkto ay hindi ang insentibo na sumali sa isang MLM. Kung hindi man ang mga tao ay maaaring nagpakita ng interes sa pagbebenta ng partikular na produkto o serbisyo na ito bago sa tunay na mundo. Ang produkto ay ang dahilan upang subukan upang lehitimo ang tunay na pera sa paggawa ng engine. Ito ay “ang takip.”
Sa karamihan ng mga kaso, maaari kang mag-sign up upang Maging isang Network Marketing Distributor online, sa pamamagitan ng paggawa ng isang paunang puhunan at pagkumpleto ng isang Independent Kasunduan Distributor. ‘Kailan kayo mag-sign up sa isang kumpanya ng Network Marketing, ikaw ay hindi itinuturing na isang Empleyado, kadalasan, ngunit tingnan bilang isang kinatawan, dealer o consultant (depende sa uri ng kumpanya na iyong kinakatawan). Maaari mo ring isaalang-alang ang iyong sarili bilang isang may-ari ng negosyo.
Ang Network Marketing ay isang modelo ng negosyo na umaasa sa isang network ng pamamahagi upang bumuo ng negosyo. Ang mga istruktura ng negosyo sa pagmemerkado ng network ay ang Multilevel Marketing sa likas na katangian, dahil ang mga pagbabayad ay nangyayari sa maraming iba’t ibang mga antas. Maaari mong marinig ang mga tuntunin ng Marketing ng Tao-Sa-Tao na Marketing o One-on-One, na iba pang mga paraan ng paglalarawan sa Network Marketing. Sa pangkalahatan, ang pagmemerkado sa network ay nagsasangkot ng mga direktang benta ng merchandise o serbisyo. Ang ilang mga tanyag na negosyo sa Network Marketing malamang narinig mo na kasama; Avon, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Amway and Herbalife Ltd.
Ngunit ang dialog na ito ay hindi nakuha sa ito. Ang katotohanan na ang MLM ay nasa isang baliw gitling upang magtustos nang labis ay higit sa lahat ay chided bilang galos lamang “stinkin ‘thinkin’.” Expert MLMers malaman kung paano upang mabilis na magpalihis ang isyu na ito na may talinghaga, Joke, personal na patotoo, o ilang iba pang mga daya ng isip.


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 When glitzy recruitment videos yield to the reality of suburban cul-de-sacs, people selling for MLMs can be plunged into debt and psychological crisis. Joining a MLM is appealing to women who find hope in their promises of a better life: freedom, economic independence, and an endless supply of cheery trinkets. Despite professing quick-income prospects though, it’s difficult for MLM consultants to earn more than pocket change. When glitzy recruitment videos yield to the reality of suburban cul-de-sacs, people selling for MLMs can be plunged into debt and psychological crisis.
^ Jump up to: a b c d O’Regan, Stephen (July 16, 2015). “Multi-Level Marketing: China Isn’t Buying It”. China Briefing. Dezan Shira & Associates. Archived from the original on December 8, 2015. Retrieved November 26, 2015.
Since MLM organizations are notoriously flash-in-the-pan, one has to wonder why any new company would choose this flawed marketing technique. Perhaps one of the things to consider is that the MLM organization can effectively skirt the Federal Trade Commission by using word-of-mouth testimonials, supposed “studies” done by scientists, fabricated endorsements, rumors and other misrepresentations that would never be allowed to see the light of day in the real world of product promotion, shady as it is.
If money is needed that badly, why not simply ask friends and family for help rather than taking money from them under false pretenses–and also selling them a bill of goods? By “sponsoring” them, you have not only conned them and profited at their expense, you have made them feel like losers, since they are not able to make a success of the hopeless MLM concept.
Regardless of LuLaRoe’s official policy, the selling community is rife with consultants strong-arming risky decisions with smiling faces. Emails outlining new policies are sent out to independent retailers directly, who then discuss the company’s communications between themselves. Directives for how to interpret rules are often filtered through Facebook groups by team leaders eager for bonus checks, leaving the door to miscommunication—and manipulation—wide open.
The most cult-like thing about MLM is that it manipulates members’ existing beliefs and desires, and tricks them into believing they are exercising free will. MLMs are able to coerce people into willful and compliant self-destruction on a staggering scale: we’re talking quitting or getting fired from a six-figure full-time job due to an MLM, alienating everyone you know due to your constant sales pitches, investing your own or someone else’s life’s savings into an MLM, ruining your credit or losing collateral by borrowing heavily to fund an MLM, and even theft to support an MLM habit.[44] Suicides related to MLM have been reported.[45]
Well, I’ve been an MLM rep for a number of different companies, including YL and doTERRA (DT), so here are my thoughts about MLMs–mainly regarding the oils companies, but some of my thoughts extend to other MLMs as well.  I did some research into BeYoung but chose not to become a rep of their company.

“I did pretty well for myself,” says Stern, who split sales with her business partner. The work was part-time, and she pulled in anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000 a month in revenue. Every month, the head of her consultant group would post a leaderboard for the top inventory buyers and sellers, some of whom were bringing in up to $60,000 a month. Stern noticed that the amount of inventory bought correlated with higher income, so after attending one of LuLaRoe’s touring conferences, she was inspired to bulk up her inventory. She and her business partner went on a buying spree, posting pictures of all the unopened boxes on her Facebook page, which began to swell with excited customers.
The Pyramid-Scheme-Alert (PSA) organization offers consumer information on MLMs, news of legal cases, analytical tools, insightful articles, and an opportunity to affect new laws and social change by membership and contribution. You can do your own evaluation of any MLM program or suspected pyramid scheme.
Regardless of all the vehement denials, MLMs are all to some extent pyramid schemes, and pyramid schemes are illegal. Sure, some are “getting away with it,” but so did the Mafia for decades. It is hard to stop a juggernaut, especially one that has taken such pains to look legitimate and misunderstood, that is highly organized, and that has so much money from its victims to propagandize, lobby, and defend itself. And so the exploitation goes on.
MLMs also appear to prey on the weak and vulnerable with promises of wealth and an easier life. They are touted as an ‘income opportunity’ and yet, very, very few people DO apparently make any money out of them.
“I was urged to stop paying my bills to invest in more inventory. I was urged to get rid of television. I was urged to pawn my vehicle. I just had to get on anxiety meds over all of it because I’ve started having panic attacks.”
Marketing innovations are not rare in the modern world, as evidenced by the success of Wal-Mart, which found a more efficient and profitable way to distribute goods and services than the status quo, providing lasting value to stockholders, employees, distributors, and consumers. But this is not the case with any MLM to date, and after 25 years of failed attempts, it is time to point out the reasons why.
The question for would-be marketeers is… what is “X,” and how can it be predicted to maximize profits? The fact that “X” is hard to pin down does not mean that it does not exist, and every Widget built beyond “X” will end up producing a problem for the organization. The market only wants “X” Widgets at $100. What are you going to do with your extra inventory of Widgets beyond “X” that no one wants, and the sales people you hired to sell them?
But we have reason enough to know, having read this far, why the distraction is needed. Unbridled greed suspends good judgment. When the eyes gloss over in a materialistic glaze, common sense is a stranger.
As a means of moving capital from the bottom of the pyramid to the top, MLMs are very effective; their chief promoters and high-level members aren’t lying when they boast of the money they’ve made from the scheme. However, as a business model (i.e., a means of creating and capturing capital), MLMs are hilariously ineffective – like a toddler imagining what it’s like to start a business. Here are just a few of the reasons why.
With their leggings falling apart, parties going dead, and debt ballooning, going-out-of-business (GOOB) sales have proliferated. As a result, potential customers now know they don’t have to pay retail price for products: They can just type “LuLaRoe going out of business” into Facebook and find heavily discounted items. This makes it even harder for the consultants still in the game to make money, as they are competing with women who are undercutting their prices in an attempt to squeeze every last penny out of their remaining inventory.
The MLMers of the new millennium are starting to sound a lot like the gangsters of yesteryear. In an era where management science and the law generally condemn MLM, they’ve “got their own experts,” from academia or law, who are “on the payroll.” Confidence, remember, is key.
According to the Direct Selling Organization, she’s one of more than 20 million Americans who participated in direct sales in 2016. It’s a booming business, racking up an estimated $35 billion that year, a 30% increase from 2010. You might have been roped in yourself and not even realized it: If you’ve ever received a perky Facebook message from an old friend inviting you to a party at her house, had a cousin say she has a business opportunity that could help you take control of your life, or been handed a colorful business card outside of Target by a woman spilling with compliments, you might have been charmed by an MLM seller.
Build new leads. In network marketing, leads are potential customers. You’ll need to keep finding new leads if you want to keep making money. There are various ways you can find new leads, and you should use multiple strategies to attract the largest market possible.
LuLaRoe also says it invests “considerable time, resources, and talent” to support its “independent retailers,” as it calls its consultants. If they experience financial or psychological hardship through operating their businesses, it says it’s not the company’s fault. “Retail is not for everyone,” says a LuLaRoe spokesperson. “Retailers own their own business and make their own decisions…The success of any business depends on its leader’s own respective and independent business goals, and the strategies they employ to achieve those goals.”
After earning $3,000 to $5,000 a month for a few consecutive months, Kayla quit her job in late 2016 to sell LuLaRoe full time. “The next month my profits took a dip. And the next month my profits took a dip,” she says. “I’ve not been able to recoup anything since I quit my job.” After trying to sell off as much inventory as she could, she resigned from the company last month and is awaiting her refund check—which, at the time of writing, still hasn’t arrived.
With MLMs, the situation is much worse. Nobody is home. Even the Soviets had someone thinking about how much was enough! If the bureaucrat in Russia was having a hard time trying to play Adam Smith’s “invisible hand” in setting the supply level in the Soviet Union, then an MLM “executive” is in a truly unfortunate position. Not only is there no one assigned to make the decision of how much is enough, the MLM is set up by design to blindly go past the saturation point and keep on going. It will grow till it collapses under its own weight, without even a bureaucrat noticing.
During “the pitch,” anyone can make it work. “It’s the opportunity of a lifetime.” “Just look at the math!” But mention the inevitable saturation and the losses this is going to cause for everyone, and then you’ll hear, “Of course it would never really work like that.” “Most will fail,” you will be told, “but not you, Mr. Recruit. You are a winner. I can just see it in your eyes.”
Business Students Focus on Ethics: “In the USA, the average annual income from MLM for 90% MLM members is no more than US $5,000, which is far from being a sufficient means of making a living (San Lian Life Weekly 1998)”
When considering whether or not to engage in the fast paced world of network marketing, one of the most important things you can do to prepare is to identify the overall demand for the product or service you are looking to promote. By identifying the level of demand for the product/service you are promoting, you can be more effective in connecting with the individuals or groups interested in the items.
Jump up ^ Richard Eisenberg (June 1, 1987). “The Mess Called Multi-Level Marketing With celebrities etting the bait, hundreds of pyramid-style sales companies are raking in millions, often taking in the gullible”. CNN. Archived from the original on August 31, 2012.
While issues of morality and ethics can be tricky to discuss, materialism and greed are universally condemned by every major religion, and even by most of the irreligious. This does not mean people are not materialistic or greedy; in fact, the common caution to not overdo it is strong evidence that we are.
Vulnerable women are duped into believing that they too can become business owners, all in their spare time, while bouncing babies on their hips, taking care of a home, and working another part time job. They are given nothing but a promise and a golden carrot to chase, and then sent out to go sell.”
Herbalife was able to show its revenues were based more on the sale of its products than through recruitment, and it offered numerous protections, such as a money-back guarantee, so members would not be stuck with products they could not sell. According to Herbalife, 80% of its members do not recruit other members.
Whether they realize it or not, consultant leaders often use time-honored cult tactics of denial and blame to keep women within their sorority. A famous series of experiments from the 1950s conducted by Soloman Asch in England showed that three out of four people will deny evidence right in front of them if the majority says it’s not true. In the study, individuals were placed in groups where they were constantly contradicted by other members. When this happened over a length of time, they would start to agree with the majority—even though it was clear that the opposite was true. In MLMs, “you’re trained to avoid people who question whether this is a viable business or not,” Brooks says. “Which is exactly the same technique that cults use—they try to isolate you from people who question your belief system. I’ve been contacted by a number of people who deal with cult survivors, and some of their clients are former MLM people.”
Such a transparent appeal should make people suspicious. “Why the bait?” “Are they trying to ‘get my juices going’ so that my brain turns off?” “Couldn’t they show people doing more wholesome things with the money they make?” “If this is really a legitimate opportunity, why not focus on the market, product, or service instead of people reveling in lavish materialism?”
LuLaRoe’s messaging is filled with positive language: “I believe in you” is the company’s unofficial tag line, and body-positive imagery floods its website to showcase its large selection of flattering plus-size outfits. “It’s hard to find plus-size clothing that actually looks good—that makes you feel like you look good,” Sophie says. “That’s why there’s such a customer base for LuLaRoe.”
And so the MLM relationship “bull” tramples through the relationship “china closet,” blindly ruining fragile and valuable things. Some never pull out of this, figuring the coldness they experience in their emotional lives is due to some other cause than their MLM participation.
“You see, if you can convince ten people that everyone needs this product or service, even though they aren’t buying similar products available in the market, and they can convince ten people, and so on, that’s how you make the real money. And as long as you sell to a few people along the way, it is all legal.” Maybe…
Even in the digital age, the brick-and-mortar retail experience is preferable to MLM: it’s more convenient and does not open people up to accusations of conning their friends with substandard products or high prices. Internet and catalog shopping and reliable shipping services have long since obviated the need for a tightly-knit distributor network serving remote areas; in urban areas, where retail shopping has always been fairly available, MLMs were never important to begin with.[53]
Jen Donald first heard about Arbonne a few years ago. A dental hygienist in Oakville, Ont., she was in the middle of scaling a patient’s teeth when she noticed her amazing skin. When Jen asked about her beauty regimen, her patient raved about products from Arbonne, a health and beauty direct sales company that claims to use a botanically based formula and premium ingredients. (Though not everyone agrees — nutritionist Meghan Telpner believes Arbonne’s marketing materials count as “healthwashing.”) Donald began buying Arbonne products, which range in price from $44 for cleansers and $88 for night cream to $364 for the company’s complete suite of anti-aging products, from a friend who had recently joined the company, but never really considered signing up as a salesperson herself.
^ Jump up to: a b Vander Nat, Peter J.; Keep, William W. (2002). “Marketing Fraud: An Approach for Differentiating Multilevel Marketing from Pyramid Schemes”. Journal of Public Policy & Marketing. 21 (1): 139–15. doi:10.1509/jppm.21.1.139.17603.
“It’s micro-entrepreneurship,” he says. “[Multi-level] marketing is just a form of direct selling. And it’s really about compensation. There’s single-level or multi-level, and that doesn’t mean anything other than how I get [paid]. People get all hung up on, ‘Well, it looks like a pyramid, so it must be a pyramid.’ But every company in the world looks like a pyramid!”
In mainstream terms, it’s most similar to franchising, where a business operator buys the rights to a specific brand and in turn receives support from the company that owns the brand. But there are two big differences:
It may help to read books successful businessmen for ideas an inspiration. Do remember, however, that just because something worked for one person doesn’t mean it will work for you. Read these books for ideas, but take advice with a grain of salt.
These are only a couple of examples of people who went from struggling with their finances to being financially secure, and continuing to make a fortune. There are hundreds of more examples of people who have literally gone from rags to riches through Network Marketing. However, it should be emphasized that these people did not just sit back and collect money, they had to put in the hard work and dedication necessary to grow their network of sales, as well as doing the work required to get the word out and represent their companies.
Whichever oils company you decide on, one of the best decisions I made was to take oils with me wherever (almost) I go. This carrying case is the perfect size to take while on the go or traveling so you always have your oils with you should the need arise.

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Sila ay i-claim na ginawa “bagong mga kaibigan,” karamihan sa mga ito ay MLMers o mga bagong Kakilala na maaaring ituring na “hinaharap prospects.” Ang kababawan ng mga “bagong mga kaibigan,” ang hindi natural na pag-uusap sa pagitan ng mga “lumang kaibigan,” at ang kahihiyan, sa pangkalahatan, para sa kung ano tila malinaw na sa lahat ng tao ngunit ang MLMer pumunta hindi napapansin. Nagtatakda ang Callousness; ibinaba ang mga pamantayan.
Sa FUND AMERICA, ang “materyal na inaprubahan ng” ay nagpakita kung ano ang isang mahusay na tao ang Founder ay, itinatanghal ang lalim ng kanyang karanasan sa pamamahala, ay nagpakita siya sa kalooban Shots, etc. Ito ay madaling ay nanganglulupaypay sa paghanga ng naturang makapangyarihan, mapangitaing tao, na nakatuon sa .Initials ito Wonderful Opportunity sa mga karaniwang Amerikano natin katulad.
Ito ay karaniwang sumang-ayon na upang iligaw ang mga tao upang makakuha ng kanilang pera ay kagandahang-asal masisisi. Ito ay may label na “pagnanakaw” o “Fraud,” at Athos na gawin ito ay dapat na parusahan. Walang isa ay ive sapat upang Imungkahi na hindi ka maaaring gumawa ng pera sa ito. Maaaring bayaran ng krimen, pansamantalang pansamantala.
Ang kabiguan ng negosyo ng anumang uri ay traumatiko sa mga relasyon na kasangkot, ngunit sa karamihan ng mga maliliit na negosyo ay may hindi bababa sa pagkakataon ng tagumpay. At ito ay hindi kailanman ang kaso sa isang MLM maliban kung “tagumpay” ay maaaring tinukoy bilang ang tubo ng mga pagkabigo ng iba.
Siyempre, maaaring ituro na ito ay maaaring mangyari pa rin. Marahil na ang mga matigas na MLMers ay maaaring hadlangan ang kanilang mga pagkakaibigan pa rin sa ilang iba pang mga di-MLM negosyo pagkabigo. Ang MLM ba talaga ang sanhi, o ang sasakyan?
Ang pagmemerkado sa network ay isinasaalang-alang ng marami upang maging isang form ng direktang benta (ang pagbebenta ng mga kalakal o serbisyo ng tao-sa-tao). Gumagamit ito ng maraming iba’t ibang mga estratehiya upang makabuo ng mga pagbabayad ng komisyon, tulad ng mga recruiting, lead generation at pamamahala. Network marketing ay maaaring tinukoy sa pamamagitan ng iba’t-ibang mga pangalan, kabilang ang “multilevel marketing,” “cellular marketing,” “kaakibat na pagmemerkado,” “consumer direktang marketing (CDM),” “referral marketing,” “pyramid selling,” o “home batay sa franchising ng negosyo. ”
Ang ilang mga modernong anyo ng MLMs tangkain upang matugunan ang mga partikular na problema sa pamamagitan ng Sunshine sa bilang ng mga tao na maaari mong sponsor, sabihin nating, sa apat. Ngunit ang umiiral na mga problemang geometric expansion ay umiiral; ang kabiguan ng mekanismo ay pinabagal lamang ng kaunti. At ngayon ay may idinagdag na problema ng mas maraming mga hindi kailangang layers sa organisasyon.
Ang minimum na order ay 30 piraso sa isang pagkakataon, at LARO ay nangangailangan ng nagbebenta upang bumili ng isang minimum ng 33 piraso sa isang buwan ($ 346 sa pakyawan Beleggings, halimbawa) upang mapanatili ang aktibong katayuan. Nangangahulugan ito na kung ang isang retailer ay nagbebenta ng 30 pares ng leggings sa isang linggo, kukuha sila ng mga ito sa ilalim ng tatlong buwan upang ibalik ang kanilang unang $ 5,000. Habang kailangan din nilang gamitin ang kanilang kita upang muling magtustos
Gaano katagal kukuha ang isang nagbebenta upang makuha ang kanilang unang $ 5,000? Sabihin natin na nagbebenta siya ng 30 leggings sa isang online party. Nagkakahalaga ang mga ito ng $ 10.50 bawat isa, at ang na-advertise na presyo ng tagagawa ay $ 25, kaya gumawa siya ng $ 435 na kita. Pagkatapos nito, madalas na sabihin ng mga tagapayo ang ibang mga nagbebenta upang palitan ang kanilang imbentaryo at bumuo ng higit pa upang maging matagumpay. “Ang tanong ng mga antas ng imbentaryo ay tinutukoy ng bawat retailer sa pag-uugali ng sariling independiyenteng negosyo ng retailer,” sabi ng isang tagapagsalita na LuLaRoe. “Kung ang mamimili ay naniniwala na ang mas maraming imbentaryo ay makakatulong, hinihikayat silang mag-order.”
Ang MLMers
Ang claim na ang isang MLM ay tanging isang “karaniwang tao” pagpapatupad ng isang normal na real-world distribution channel ay mas walang katotohanan sa kasong ito. Isipin pagbili ng isang produkto o serbisyo sa tunay na mundo at pagkakaroon upang bayaran ang mga override at royalties na lima o sampung unneeded at hindi kaalam “distributor” layer. Magiging mabisa ba ito? Anong halaga ang ibinibigay ng mga layer na ito ng “mga distributor” sa consumer? Ito ba ay makatuwiran? Magiging mahaba ang ganitong kumpanya sa isang mapagkumpetensyang kapaligiran?
Kapansin-pansin, ang isyu ng supply at demand ay ang nagdala ng USSR sa mga tuhod nito. Sa pamamagitan ng disenyo, ang Sobiyet pamahalaan Sinubukang macro-pamahalaan ang supply ng, kung saan ang mga burukrata Gusto magpasya kung gaano karaming patatas ay kinakailangan, kung magkano ang toilet paper, at iba pa Sa pag-aakala ang mga burukratikong ginawa ang pinakamahusay na magagawa nila, at sa kasamaang palad ang kanilang mga pagsisikap na sadyang manipulahin ang control “hawakan ng pinto” ng supply at demand na ay hindi mabuti sapat. Sa kabila ng kanilang magandang intensiyon, sila ay karaniwang mali, na lumikha ng malaking kakulangan at labis, at humantong sa isang napakalaking pagbagsak ng ekonomiya.
Kapag isinasaalang-alang kung o hindi upang makisali sa ang mabilis na bilis mundo ng network marketing, isa sa mga pinaka IMPORTANTENG bagay na maaari mong gawin upang Maghanda ay upang makilala ang kabuuang demand para sa produkto o serbisyo ikaw ay naghahanap upang PROMOTION. Sa pamamagitan ng pagkilala sa antas ng pangangailangan para sa produkto
“Natanto ko kung sila ay paggawa ng pera na sinasabi nila sa kanilang ginagawa sa buong kanilang mga pahina ng Facebook at kung paano ito buhay Ang pagbabago, bakit hindi maaari itong baguhin ang aking buhay?” Kayla inisip niya na lang bumili ng isang pares ng mga daang dolyar ‘ nagkakahalaga ng pantalon upang makapagsimula, ngunit natuklasan niya na siya ay kinakailangang bumili ng startup na imbentaryo pakete, na nagkakahalaga sa pagitan ng $ 4,900 at $ 6,000. “Inisyal na mga pakete ng imbentaryo ay dinisenyo upang magbigay ng sapat na imbentaryo upang matulungan ang mga nagtitingi magtagumpay,” sinabi ng isang tagapagsalita LuLaRoe. “Kung ang isang retailer ay hindi maaaring kayang bayaran ito, ang isang retailer ay hindi dapat bilhin ito.”
Maaari ka talagang bumuo ng isang mabigat na kita sa pamamagitan ng Network Marketing, ngunit LAMANG kung nais mong ilagay sa pagsisikap upang makabuo ng mga leads, sanayin ang iba, at gawin itong iyong focus upang makuha ang salita out. Ang pagmemerkado sa network ay huli hindi isang ‘mabilis na mabilis na’ pamamaraan, dahil nangangailangan ito ng malawak na halaga ng trabaho at pagsisikap upang magawa ito. Gayunpaman, kung nais mong ilagay sa trabaho, maaaring ito ang pintuan sa iyong pinansiyal na tagumpay.
Maaari kang gin Searching para sa isang posisyon Anumang oras na gusto mo! Sa sandaling na-nakuha trabaho, maaari itong tumagal ng ilang linggo o buwan upang makakuha ng ganap na sinanay at handa na upang gin pagtatrabaho, ngunit pagkatapos na makikita mo magagawang upang magrekomenda ng isang buong namumulaklak network nagmemerkado.
Ang problema ay isa sa mga karaniwang kahulugan. Sa isang malalim na tatlong antas ng malalim na ito ay magiging 1,000 katao. May napupunta sa kapitbahayan! Sa anim na antas ng malalim, na magiging 1,000,000 ang naniniwala na maaari silang gumawa ng pera na nagbebenta. Ngunit kanino? May napupunta sa lungsod! At ang MLM ay nakakakuha lamang ng singaw nito. Isipin ang lahat ng mga pulong! Isipin ang lahat ng “mga pangarap” na ibinebenta! Isipin ang mga huwad na pag-asa na nalikha. Isipin ang pera na nawala.
Kapag ang pera ay kinakailangan na Adly, bakit hindi lamang magtanong sa mga kaibigan at pamilya para sa tulong Kaysa sa pagkuha ng pera mula sa mga ito sa ilalim ng maling pagpapanggap – at din nagbebenta ng mga ito ng isang bill ng mga kalakal? Sa pamamagitan ng “sponsor” ang mga ito, mayroon kang hindi lamang conned sa kanila at ako’y nangunguna sa kanilang Gastos, nagsagawa ka ng mga ito pakiramdam tulad losers, dahil ang mga ito ay hindi magagawang upang gumawa ng isang tagumpay ng walang pag-asa MLM konsepto.
Kumalap bagong miyembro. Katulad ng ikaw ay hinikayat na sa isang network ng kumpanya sa pagmemerkado, ikaw ay magkakaroon upang kumalap mga miyembro sa iyong koponan kung nais mong maging matagumpay. Laging maging sa Lookout para sa mga bagong prospect kung sino ang iyong isip ay magiging Mahahalagang mga pagdaragdag sa iyong koponan. Subukang manghikayat ng mga serbisyo tulad ng: MLMRC. Gayundin, gugustuhin mong ang isang tao kung sino ang may itsura, isang magandang salesperson, at isang team player na nakatuon sa pakikipagtulungan sa iyo.
Bago siya sumali sa isang partikular na network marketing na programa, siguraduhin na ganap mong maunawaan ang kanilang mga proseso para sa compensating sa iyo. Ang Kagustuhan ay dapat na mas mataas na pagbabalik na nag-aalok ng maraming mga stream ng kita at tira kita. Gayundin, ang iyong unang benta ay karaniwang pumunta sa iyong sponsor. Ang mga ito ay kapaki-pakinabang na mapagkukunan, at maaari kang makakuha ng ilang mga pagkilos.
Sa panahon ng “pitch,” maaaring magtrabaho ang sinuman. “Ito ang pagkakataon ng isang buhay.” “Tingnan mo lang ang matematika!” Ngunit banggitin ang tiyak na mangyayari saturation at ang pagkalugi na ito ay pagpunta sa Maging sanhi ng para sa lahat, at pagkatapos ay makikita mo marinig, “Siyempre ito Gusto Syndication hindi gumana tulad na.” “Karamihan ay mabibigo,” ikaw ay Sinabi, “ngunit hindi sa iyo, Mr. Recruit. Ikaw ay isang nagwagi. Maaari ko lamang makita ang mga ito sa iyong mga mata.”
Sa kabilang banda, maraming tao ang nakarating sa Network Marketing at gumawa ng isang kapalaran mula dito. Ang mga taong tulad ni John Haremza, na nag-sign up bilang isang maliit na rep para sa isang maliit na kumpanya ng filter ng tubig, at ngayon ay nagkakahalaga ng milyun-milyon. Bilang kahalili, si Sebastian Greenwood, na gumawa ng isang pamumuhunan sa Onecoin, ay naglagay ng hirap at oras na kailangan. Siya ngayon ay itinuturing na isang ambasador ng kumpanya, na ginawa ang kanyang kapalaran doon, at gumastos ng marami sa kanyang oras sa pagtulong sa iba lumago matagumpay.
Mayroong ilang mga mantsa na naka-attach sa pagmemerkado sa networking, lalo na tungkol sa mga multi-tier at multilevel na mga istraktura, na nakakaakit ng mga pyramid scheme. Gayunpaman, ang apela ng network marketing ay na ang isang tao na may kaunting kakayahan ngunit maraming enerhiya ay maaaring lumikha ng isang kumikitang negosyo para sa kanilang sarili na may kaunting pera sa pamumuhunan. Ang isang mabuting patakaran ng hinlalaki, Ayon sa Federal Trade Commission, ay na single-tier network marketing operasyon tolda upang maging mas kagalang-galang, ngunit multi-tier na mga scheme kung saan ang mga tao gumawa ng pera batay sa bilang ng mga Distributors sila recruit – Sa halip na self ang mga nabuong benta – ay maaaring maging problema. Ang ilang mga kagalang-galang na halimbawa ng mga nag-iisang-ikatlong operasyon sa pagmemerkado sa network ay Avon, Mary Kay at Excel Communications.
Marahil na ang isang mas mahusay na tularan kaysa sa Runaway tren pagkakatulad inaalok mas maaga ng kung paano MLMs sa paglipas ng oras ay ito: isang helium balloon pakawalan sa isang walang laman na kuwartong may lawas Ceiling, kung saan produkto kalidad ay analogous sa halaga ng helium. Ang mas mahusay ang produkto, mas mabilis ang lobo ay tataas, mapabilis ang walang hiwalay, patungo sa kalamidad. Ang iba pang opsyon ay magiging kaso ng isang pangit na produkto, kung saan ang lobo ay lulubog sa sarili nitong kasunduan, hindi kailanman mawawala ang lupa. Upang matiyak, ang punto ng balanse ay wala sa mga card, maliban sa siguro bilang isang aksidente, at pagkatapos ay pansamantala lamang. Ang mga MLM ay intrinsically hindi matatag. Para sa anumang kumpanya na pipili ng isang MLM diskarte, ito ay pop o drop.
Copper, MLM ay Evolved ay isang “niche”: maaari itong gamitin upang magbenta ng mga produkto na hindi maaaring maibenta anumang ibang paraan. Ang isang MLM ay isang paraan upang makakuha ng hindi nararapat na kredibilidad sa pamamagitan ng exploiting mga tao na personal at relasyon sa pamamagitan ng “networking.” Ito ay isang tunay na moral na kahirapan ay may MLMs na maaaring pinalawak sa nakaraang seksyon.
Mentor ang iyong mga recruits epektibo. Kung matagumpay recruits ay, gumawa ka ng mas maraming pera, kaya dapat mong maging handa upang sanayin ang mga ito na rin. Ito ay maaaring isang makabuluhang oras hosptial, kahit na hanggang sa ilang linggo. Ngunit dapat mong maunawaan na ikaw ay pagbuo ng isang koponan at ito ay nasa iyong pinakamahusay na interes upang Spend sapat na oras siguraduhin ang iyong mga recruits ay sapat na kakayahan upang pumunta off sa kanilang sarili. [8] [9]
Ang pakiramdam ng mga camera ay madalas na nagsisimula sa isang pag-ibig ng produkto. Jen Marie Rowsell, isang 33-anyos na Canadian arachnologist-naka-Arbonne area manager na ngayon waves sa Texas, ay hindi kahit na interesado sa pagsali sa negosyo sa unang – siya nahulog sa pag-ibig na may linya ng produkto ni Arbonne, na inaangkin na maging dalisay , ligtas at epektibo. Subalit, halos tulad ng iba pang mga kababaihan flares kapanayamin, siya mabilis na natanto na kung siya ay nasasabik tungkol sa tungkol sa mga produkto Arbonne at nagsasabi sa kanyang mga kaibigan Gayon pa man, ito lamang ang ginawa kahulugan upang aktwal na ibenta ang mga ito sa kanyang sarili. At na kapag siya talaga Gan upang makinabang mula sa patanyag mahigpit na niniting sorority ng kumpanya.
Dalawang-tier: Ang mga kalahok ay binabayaran batay sa direktang trapiko o benta sanggunian nila sa isang merchant o ang site, pati na rin ang direktang trapiko o benta na nalikha sa pamamagitan ng mga Kasapi na sumali sa affiliate program sa pamamagitan ng kanilang rekomendasyon.
Alinmang kumpanya ng langis na iyong pinasiyahan, ang isa sa mga pinakamahusay na desisyon na ginawa ko ay ang kumuha ng mga langis sa akin kahit saan (halos) pupunta ako. Ang pagdala kaso ay ang perpektong paraan upang dalhin ito on the go o pumunta kaya palagi kang magkaroon ng iyong mga langis sa iyo ay dapat na kinakailangan.
Ito ay maaaring makatulong upang basahin ang mga libro Ang matagumpay na negosyante para sa mga ideya ng isang inspirasyon. Huwag Tandaan, Gayunpaman, iyon lang Maging sanhi ng isang bagay na nagtrabaho para sa isang tao ay hindi nangangahulugan na ito ay gumagana para sa iyo. Basahin ang mga libro para sa mga ideya, ngunit tumagal ng payo sa isang butil ng asin.
Kaya doon ay ang dahilan para sa “masamang lasa” karamihan sa mga tao ay may para sa MLMs. Sa pamamagitan ng likas na pag-iisip kung hindi nakakaranas o nakakaunawa, nag-uumapaw kami sa pag-iisip kung ano ang alam namin ay susunod sa isang MLM. Relationships pilit, factions nabuo, panlilinlang, pagmamanipula, kasakiman, kawalan, isang closet na puno ng mga videotapes, brosyur, at Useless Imbentaryo na “lahat ng tao ay nais.”
Mayroong higit sa ilang mga MLM “executive” tulad nito na magpa-pop up bukas sa MLM du Jour. Ang operasyon ng MLM ay maaaring maging kapaki-pakinabang at ang mga silong pangungusap ay may liwanag. Hayaan ang MLM “panaginip” mamimili mag-ingat.
“Hayaan mo akong sabihin sa iyo tungkol sa isang hindi kapani-paniwala na pagkakataon sa negosyo sa antas ng lupa,” at ikaw ay iniimbitahan sa isang bahay o sa tanghalian para sa “isang talakayan.” Nakakatuwa, nararamdaman mong may sakit sa iyong tiyan na mayroong ilang nakatagong agenda o panlilinlang. “Marahil ay isang multi-level marketing (MLM) na organisasyon,” sa palagay mo. Ipagpalagay na ito ay? Dapat mong pinagkakatiwalaan ang iyong mga instincts? Mayroon bang anumang mali sa MLM?
Ang mga ito ay lamang ng ilang mga halimbawa ng mga tao na nagpunta mula sa struggling sa kanilang mga pananalapi upang maging matatag sa pananalapi, at patuloy na gumawa ng isang kapalaran. May daan-daang iba pang mga halimbawa ng mga tao na literal na nawala mula sa basahan sa mayaman sa pamamagitan ng Network Marketing. Gayunpaman, dapat itong bigyang-diin na ang mga taong ito ay hindi lamang magpahinga at mangolekta ng pera, sila ay nagkaroon na input sa ang mahirap na trabaho at dedikasyon Kinakailangan upang palaguin ang kanilang mga network ng mga benta, pati na rin ang paggawa ng gawain na kinakailangan upang makuha ang salita out at kumakatawan ang kanilang mga kumpanya.
Ashley (pangalan nagbago), isang ina at asawa na Nakatira sa Suburbs ng Indianapolis, Nakahanay up upang magbenta ng LARO sa Agosto 2016 pagkatapos ng kanyang asawa nawala ang kanyang trabaho at ang tanging makakagawa ng mga kapatid sa ama na suweldo sa susunod na isa siya natagpuan. “Ilagay lang, nag-sign up ako para kumita,” sabi niya. Binuksan ni Ashley ang tatlong credit card upang masakop ang paunang gastos sa pag-set up at nakabuo ng $ 3,500 bawat buwan sa kita sa unang dalawang buwan. Ngunit sa payo ng iba pang mga tagatingi, pinarada niya ang lahat ng ito pabalik sa pagbili ng higit pang imbentaryo sa halip na itago ang alinman sa mga ito para sa sarili, sa kanyang pamilya, o sa kanilang mga pagsingil. “Kadalasan ang nadagdagan na imbentaryo ay makatutulong sa pagtaas ng mga benta sa mga mamimili,” sabi ni Justin Lyon, punong marketing officer ng LuLaRoe.
Ipagpalagay natin na ang “X” ay naabot na ngayon sa isang partikular na MLM; ang bilang ng mga Impossible mga yunit naibenta sa presyo na ito ay may lamang ay nalagpasan, at Mangyayari mong maging isang sagana sa panaginip Prospect Hawla sa isang MLM pulong Nakikinig sa pitch. Ngayon isaalang-alang: Ang sinuman sa kumpanyang ito ay alam tungkol sa “X”? May nagmamalasakit ba? Ang isyu ba ay pinigilan sa layunin para sa ibang motibo? Sapagkat inaakala namin na ang numero ng saturation ng merkado ay naabot, ang lahat ng sumali sa MLM mula ngayon ay bumibili sa isang maling pag-asa. Ngunit hindi iyan ang sasabihin ng tagapagsalita. Sasabihin niya sa iyo, “Kunin mo ang sahig”. Ngunit ang lahat ay isang kasinungalingan, bagaman ang tagapagsalita ay hindi maaaring malaman ito. Ang kabuuang magagamit na market na “X” ay naabot at walang napansin. Ang lahat ng mga distributor ay mawawala mula dito sa labas. Pwede ba ito? Paano mo maaaring maging isang sinungaling sa isang MLM?
Isipin na purest ni Wendy biglang may nagmamay ari sa pamamagitan ng ideya na “lahat ng tao ay kailangang kumain,” at binuksan apat na franchise ni Wendy sa apat na sulok ng isang intersection sa iyong kapitbahayan. Sino ang makikinabang sa kabuang na ito? Ang mamimili? Tiyak na hindi ang mga franchise; lahat sila ay mawawala. Ang kumpanya ni Wendy? Marahil pansamantalang, sa pamamagitan ng mga bilihin na imbentaryo sa imbentaryo habang ang mga kaparehong mga franchise ay nasa ilalim ng maling pag-iisip na maaari silang gumawa ng pera. Ngunit sa huli, ang negatibong imahe ng apat na saksakan na namamatay ng isang mabagal na kamatayan ay malamang na mabubura ang pansamantalang imbentaryo bubble benta. Kahit na ang pinaka-unreflective ng mga walang karanasan franchisees ay sa tingin ng dalawang beses tungkol sa paggawa ng negosyo sa paraan na muli. Ito ang dahilan kung bakit ang mga distributorship at franchise ng real-world ay protektado ng kontrata ng teritoryo at
Para sa karamihan sa MLMs, ang produkto ay talagang isang kalabayang diversion mula sa tunay na paggawa ng pabago-bagong. Upang kahit sino pamilyar sa MLMs, ang mga nakaraang Talakayan (na Nakatuon kaya magkano sa ang katunayan na MLMs ay “tiyak na mapapahamak sa pamamagitan ng disenyo” upang maabot ang market saturation at ang tanso at ang input ng mga tao na ay lehitimong ninyong ibenta ang produkto ay isang mahirap na KALAGAYAN) ay maaaring Seema na miss the point. Ang produkto o serbisyo ay maaaring maging mabuti, at maaari itong maging oversaturate sa isang punto, ngunit maging seryoso. Ang produkto ay hindi ang insentibo na sumali sa isang MLM. Kung hindi man ang mga tao ay maaaring nagpakita ng interes sa pagbebenta ng partikular na produkto o serbisyo na ito bago sa tunay na mundo. Ang produkto ay ang dahilan upang subukan upang lehitimo ang tunay na pera sa paggawa ng engine. Ito ay “ang takip.”
Gayundin, kung pupunta ka at sunggabin ang aking Libreng Ulat sa 10 Mga Bagay na Dapat Malaman Tungkol sa Mahalagang mga Oil Bago ka Bilhin, hindi ka lamang makakuha ng higit pang mga impormasyon tungkol sa mahahalagang mitolohiya na nakakabit, ngunit makakakuha ka rin ng aking VIP newsletter na kumpleto sa mga update, mahusay na alok sa kalusugan ng buhay, siyempre bagong mga post sa pundamental na mga langis, at higit pa.
Copper sa MLM Organization COMESA mapagsamantala, at marami high-level MLM promoters ay nai-shut down, ang “executive” incarcerated para sa pagbebenta ng mga Fraud of Impossible Tagumpay sa iba. Isa, Burger MLMs may survived sa pamamagitan ng pagkuha ng mga malalaking mga baterya ng mga abogado upang salagin pederal na prosecutors, kahit hangin tungkol sa ang mga pondo na mayroon sila sa reserve para sa layuning ito.
May ay isang hindi maikakaila pagkakaisa sa pagitan ng MLMers. Ngunit para sa lahat, “napupunta sa kapitbahayan.” Nakakalungkot na makita ang mga tao na hinihikayat laban sa lahat ng likas na hilig at bait sa Chase matapos ng isang hindi tunay “palayok ng ginto,” ngunit kung ano ang maaaring Tapos na?
Si Kayla ay naninirahan sa isang maliit na bayan sa Wisconsin. Siya ay single, 27, walang anak, at nasa graduate school. Sa huling bahagi ng 2015 siya ay nagtatrabaho bilang isang administrative assistant sa isang opisina kita ng $ 32,000 sa isang taon kapag ang isang sorority sister mula sa kolehiyo inimbitahan sa kanya sa isang LARO in-bahay party. Siya ay unang lumalaban sa ideya ng mga pantalon bilang pantalon, ngunit lumakad siya ng maraming dresses na $ 65 bawat isa. “Napagtanto ko kung ginagawa nila ang pera na sinasabi nila ginagawa nila ang lahat ng kanilang mga pahina sa Facebook at kung paano ito nagbabago ng buhay, bakit hindi ito mababago ang aking buhay?” Sabi niya.

I-set ang iyong sarili up sa isang kubol sa isang trabaho makatarungang at magbenta ng iyong network marketing na negosyo sa mga potensyal na mga naghahanap ng trabaho! Ang mga ito ay sa lahat ng oras sa mundo upang mag-alay sa Pag-promote ng kanilang kumpanya, kaya ang mga ito ay perpekto para sa uri ng career iyong isinusulong. Magtanong ng para sa kanilang mga resume at magkaroon ng isang pakikipanayam sa kanila doon, at pagkatapos ay makipag-ugnayan ang mga tao sa tingin mo ay ang pinakamahusay na pagpipilian para sa posisyon.
Playworks ay isang Nonprofit na Pinakikinabangan ang kapangyarihan ng pag-play upang ibahin ang anyo ng mga bata panlipunan at emosyonal na kalusugan. Sa panahon ng 2017-2018 taon ng paaralan, Playworks ay tinitiyak na 1 milyong mga bata mula sa higit sa 2,000 mga paaralan makaranas ng ligtas at malusog na pag-play araw-araw.
Lalo na ang pangit ay ang sitwasyon ng simbahan. Magkakasama ba ang pastor? Kung hindi, magkakaroon siya ng madilim na pagtingin sa MLM proselytizing sa mga function ng simbahan; Ang kaguluhan ay babangon, ang mga paksyon ay bubuo. Ikaw ay alinman sa “nasa” o sa labas. Kung ang Pastor pagsali, pagkatapos ay mga taong hindi “in” ay pakiramdam ng isang maliit na hindi komportable sa simbahang ito.

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For most people, thankfully, the MLM experience usually ends in very quick financial failure and is then sidelined. Two possible responses are: 1) being embarrassed about participation, or 2) becoming even more intractable when the MLM has failed. You will find the latter chasing after the latest “get rich quick” scheme with similar results. “If we could have just sponsored so and so–they have so many friends–we would have made it.”
While this is the most difficult point to make, it is perhaps the most important. Anyone who has any experience with an MLM has strong feelings, either for or against, and this is the problem. Polarization runs deep.
Even if you’re not put under any pressure to sell – and some of the MLMs now targeting the female market do reassure you by saying you have no targets to meet – the fact remains you NEED to sell to make money.
It may help to read books successful businessmen for ideas an inspiration. Do remember, however, that just because something worked for one person doesn’t mean it will work for you. Read these books for ideas, but take advice with a grain of salt.
 “There was a point in time where I had $8,000 worth of inventory sitting in my home while I was running up to food banks to feed my family.” Sales started to decline in the third month. Her consultant group told her it was because she didn’t have enough inventory, so Ashley followed their advice and bought even more. As sales continued to decline, she used her income-tax rebate to buy more, but it didn’t keep her sales from bottoming out at $500 a month. “There was a point in time where I had $8,000 worth of inventory sitting in my home while I was running up to food banks to feed my family,” she says. “I really feel like I failed my family.”
In recent months, sellers have claimed that LuLaRoe leggings have a tendency to tear like “wet toilet paper.” The $25 leggings—their most popular item—are manufactured in the US, Vietnam, Guatemala, Indonesia, and China, and are mostly made of a mix of polyester and spandex. Starting in fall 2016, customers started reporting that LuLaRoe’s “buttery soft” leggings were falling apart. Sometimes within just a few hours of wearing them, pinholes would splatter across the fabric, a “blow out” would reveal the wearer’s underwear, or they’d lose all their dye in the wash, leaving them a sad, mottled grey. LuLaRoe has denied that anything was wrong with its leggings, saying that only 1% of its clothing is returned with defects.
Jump up ↑ Vowell, Nicole (September 25, 2014). “2 Utah companies respond to FDA warning over health claims”. Deseret News. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865611752/2-Utah-companies-respond-to-FDA-warning-over-health-claims.html?pg=all. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
I’ve used oils internally and felt that they were helpful (though the Slim and Sassy did nothing for me :-(), but I am changing my thinking on this. Oils are super potent.   It takes about 16 pounds of peppermint leaves to make 1 ounce of peppermint oil.  Wow.  (Source)
Once you are ‘in’ you can start making money by selling merchandise or services directly, and will also start making commissions on the sales of those you recruit. So, to succeed, you need not only to dedicate to selling the product or service of the company but should also be ready to sign up and train others to sell these products and services.
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Speak to your lead in a way that gives them what they’re seeking in life. Are they looking for financial freedom? Or do they just want to take control of their business life? Are they in this to help others? Take them from their idea of success and show them how they can reach that with your help.
MLMs are also criticized for being unable to fulfill their promises for the majority of participants due to basic conflicts with Western cultural norms.[52] There are even claims that the success rate for breaking even or even making money are far worse than other types of businesses:[53] “The vast majority of MLMs are recruiting MLMs, in which participants must recruit aggressively to profit. Based on available data from the companies themselves, the loss rate for recruiting MLMs is approximately 99.9%; i.e., 99.9% of participants lose money after subtracting all expenses, including purchases from the company.”[53] In part, this is because encouraging recruits to further “recruit people to compete with [them]”[4] leads to “market saturation.”[20] It has also been claimed “(b)y its very nature, MLM is completely devoid of any scientific foundations.”[54]
Jump up ↑ Ohlheiser, Abby (24 September 2014). “FDA warns three companies against marketing their products as Ebola treatments or cures”. Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/09/24/fda-warns-three-companies-against-marketing-their-products-as-ebola-treatments-or-cures/. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
Study your products and know them well. It’s your job to sell these products, so you should dedicate yourself to knowing everything about them. You’ll need to plan how you will pitch the product to potential customers, how to answer any questions or doubts they may have, and any relevant research or studies that support your product.[7]
 Starting in fall 2016, customers started reporting that LuLaRoe’s “buttery soft” leggings were falling apart. That figure may be low because LuLaRoe products used to be so hard to return. For a long time, angry customers couldn’t send back faulty products directly to LuLaRoe: They had to return them to the consultant they purchased them from. Customers are instructed to hand-wash leggings inside out and air-dry them, but that hasn’t stopped the company from getting sued by angry consultants alleging that the leggings are poor quality. Some LuLaRoe retailers have even taken to fat-shaming customers, telling them if the leggings rip, it’s their fault.
“Roland Whitsell, a former business professor who spent 40 years researching and teaching the pitfalls of multilevel marketing”: “You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone making over $1.50 an hour, (t)he primary product is opportunity. The strongest, most powerful motivational force today is false hope.”[38]
But advocates of the industry, including Derek Hassay, a marketing expert and professor at the University of Calgary’s Haskayne School of Business, say MLM’s bad rap is unfair — especially in the Canadian marketplace, which is light on U.S.-style MLM horror stories.
Even in the digital age, the brick-and-mortar retail experience is preferable to MLM: it’s more convenient and does not open people up to accusations of conning their friends with substandard products or high prices. Internet and catalog shopping and reliable shipping services have long since obviated the need for a tightly-knit distributor network serving remote areas; in urban areas, where retail shopping has always been fairly available, MLMs were never important to begin with.[53]
Revenue and total profit of the MLM company is thus largely generated from the pockets of participants within the MLM pyramid who are simultaneously both salespersons and consumers at once. Only an insignificantly small proportion of revenue and total profit is derived from non-participant retail consumers who are outside of the MLM participant pyramid. Many MLM companies will not disclose what percentage of its consumers are simultaneously their own participants. Other MLMs do not keep said figures because they do not differentiate between participant consumerism versus non-participant retail consumerism.
“The fact that it was a low investment to join was very enticing for me,” she says. “And last September, I left my job as a full-time fitness coordinator to focus on my business. I still teach a few classes a week, but majority of my time is dedicated to Stella & Dot.”
Such a transparent appeal should make people suspicious. “Why the bait?” “Are they trying to ‘get my juices going’ so that my brain turns off?” “Couldn’t they show people doing more wholesome things with the money they make?” “If this is really a legitimate opportunity, why not focus on the market, product, or service instead of people reveling in lavish materialism?”
“The community I’ve found within Arbonne is unlike any other I’ve encountered,” she says. “I previously worked in science/research/education, where there is a lot of job scarcity, competition and uncertainty. In our community, we all assist each other and lift one another up, as we have a common goal of sharing what we love.”
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Even ex-accountants are willing to practice the crudest of high-pressure selling tactics, at least when it comes to “signing people up.” The end justifies the means, when it comes to getting people to come to the “meetings,” where the objective is to get a materialism frenzy going at high pitch through a slick speaker or video. The reasons for this “confidence building” should be obvious by now, but here we are considering the relationship cost associated with the “success” of the MLM.

And typically I did.  Instead, with other companies, you can get rep pricing without signing up! I’m not averse to MLMs that have special products that you can’t get elsewhere, but I don’t see it being good to get roped in to end up even going into debt to buy more just to stay “active” with a company.
MLMs have been made illegal in some jurisdictions as a mere variation of the traditional pyramid scheme, including in mainland China.[10][11] In jurisdictions where MLMs have not been made illegal, many illegal pyramid schemes attempt to present themselves as MLM businesses.[7] Given that the overwhelming majority of MLM participants cannot realistically make a net profit, let alone a significant net profit, but instead overwhelmingly operate at net losses, some sources have defined all MLMs as a type of pyramid scheme, even if they have not been made illegal like traditional pyramid schemes through legislative statutes.[4][17][18]
“Retailers should absolutely never put their personal financial situation at unreasonable risk to establish or operate their retailer business. Period,” Lyon says. “If any retailer is encouraged to do that, we do not support it.”
Regardless of all the vehement denials, MLMs are all to some extent pyramid schemes, and pyramid schemes are illegal. Sure, some are “getting away with it,” but so did the Mafia for decades. It is hard to stop a juggernaut, especially one that has taken such pains to look legitimate and misunderstood, that is highly organized, and that has so much money from its victims to propagandize, lobby, and defend itself. And so the exploitation goes on.
Assuming the blue individual recruits five, and those five recruit their own five, and so on, the maximum theoretical cycles of recruits possible in the “downline” of the blue individual is 14 cycles (514 = 6.1 billion people), after which point the total human population is exceeded.
In 2014, two MLM companies selling essential oils, Young Living and doTerra, were issued warnings by the FDA for falsely claiming their products could protect against ebola, autism, Parkinson’s Disease and other illnesses.[30][31][32][33][34]
Some variation on this structure is common at most MLMs. Financial analysis on Pink Truth, a website that analyzes Mary Kay and other MLMs’ business practices, estimates that as a LuLaRoe seller advanced up the ranks, had 10 people below her, and garnered 3% of her recruits’ inventory-buy value, she could make a bonus of $1,500 a month—but only if her downline spent about a combined $35,000 on merchandise. That’s why struggling sellers used to be told to buy more inventory: Not only did their higher-ups get a cut of each bulk buy, but if their downline didn’t hit the minimum purchase mark, no one got a bonus. “The entire year that I did LuLaRoe, I was pushed to continue buying and buying more and more and more, no matter how the sales declined, and that buying more and more was the only solution to get more sales,” Sophie says.
Seeing the disastrous end of market naiveté in Russia should help clarify the fundamental problem with the MLM approach. In the real world, the profit of a company is directly related to the skill and prescience of the “hand” on the “supply knob,” so to speak. In the USSR, that “hand” could not react fast or accurately enough to market realities through the best efforts of the bureaucrats.
Of course, it could be pointed out that this might have happened anyway. Perhaps the die-hard MLMers would have ruined their friendships anyway in some other non-MLM business failure. Is the MLM really the cause, or just the vehicle?
Manes invested about $4,000 into her Arbonne business, which she maintained for a year. By the end, she’d only made $600. “I had vendor shows, so I had to purchase product for display. Obviously, I used the products that didn’t sell… but I wouldn’t have initially bought them,” she says. “I also felt pressure from my upline to purchase more to make the business successful.​ It was constantly said that you should have the latest products and try everything before you sell it.”

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They will claim to have made “new friends,” most of which are MLMers or new acquaintances who could be considered “future prospects.” The shallowness of these “new friends,” the stilted conversations among the “old friends,” and the embarrassment, in general, for what seems clear to everyone but the MLMer go unnoticed. Callousness sets in; standards are lowered.
Thus, MLM has evolved into a “niche”: it can be used to sell products that could not be sold any other way. An MLM is a way to get undue credibility by exploiting people’s personal friendships and relationships via “networking.” This is an intrinsic moral difficulty with MLMs that will be expanded in the last section.
But the people who succeed at MLMs would probably succeed in other small businesses too – they have the right network and skills, and (importantly) they got into this particular MLM in their area early.
And these sales aren’t just to customers. You see, in order to join an MLM you usually need to buy products to sell (often referred to as a starter kit, or similar). And then in order to remain a seller, stylist, supervisor, or whatever term the company uses, you often need to make a minimum number of sales in a given time period (though not always).
At issue in determining the legitimacy of a multi-level marketing company is whether its products are sold primarily to consumers or to its members who must recruit new members to buy their products. If it is the former, the company is deemed a legitimate multi-level marketer. If it is the latter, it could be operating a pyramid scheme, which is illegal. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been investigating multi-level companies for several decades and has found many that blur the lines between the two. According to industry data, there are 90 million members worldwide, but relatively few earn meaningful income from their efforts. To some observers, that reflects the characteristics of a pyramid scheme.
Again, the simple fact is that even the most successful products will have partial market penetration. The same is true for services. Demand and “market share” are finite, and to overestimate either is catastrophic.
So concerned, we felt the need to write this article, as we know mothers are a big target group for MLMs (read on to find out why). So if you are considering joining one, please do read this first – and forward to any friends tempted by promises of ‘income opportunities’.
Perhaps a better paradigm than the runaway train analogy offered earlier of how MLMs perform over time is this: a helium balloon let loose in an empty room with a spiked ceiling, where product quality is analogous to the amount of helium. The better the product, the faster the balloon will rise, accelerating unhindered, towards disaster. The other option would be the case of a lousy product, in which case the balloon will sink of its own accord, never getting off the ground. To be sure, equilibrium is not in the cards, except perhaps as an accident, and then only temporarily. MLMs are intrinsically unstable. For any company that chooses an MLM approach, it’s pop or drop.
And so the MLM relationship “bull” tramples through the relationship “china closet,” blindly ruining fragile and valuable things. Some never pull out of this, figuring the coldness they experience in their emotional lives is due to some other cause than their MLM participation.
The great thing about Network Marketing is that it usually involves a small initial investment and can return high dividends on that investment. Usually, the original investment is only a few hundred dollars. This initial investment will allow you to purchase a product sample kit, and begin to sell the products to friends, family, and others. The Multi-Level component of Network Marketing comes into play, in that most Network Marketing opportunities also ask their representatives to recruit other sales representatives. The new recruits are considered the representative’s downline, and they will usually generate income directly from their sales as well as from those whom they have recruited.
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I’ve been pretty disappointed with the response of some readers to Part 4 of this Best Essential Oils series.  There’ve been numerous attacks on my character, both here, on Facebook sites, and elsewhere. (Check out Part 4 to see comments and my responses.)
“I did pretty well for myself,” says Stern, who split sales with her business partner. The work was part-time, and she pulled in anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000 a month in revenue. Every month, the head of her consultant group would post a leaderboard for the top inventory buyers and sellers, some of whom were bringing in up to $60,000 a month. Stern noticed that the amount of inventory bought correlated with higher income, so after attending one of LuLaRoe’s touring conferences, she was inspired to bulk up her inventory. She and her business partner went on a buying spree, posting pictures of all the unopened boxes on her Facebook page, which began to swell with excited customers.
 “I can’t believe you call yourself a Christian,” one retailer wrote to someone trying to sound the alarm. “Where is the Jesus in you?” Even when consultants wake up to the fact they’ve been hoodwinked, many don’t warn their friends to stay away. That’s because if you speak out against any of LuLaRoe’s rules or mishaps, the community could publicly shame and harass you for being negative. “I can’t believe you call yourself a Christian,” one retailer wrote to someone trying to sound the alarm. “Where is the Jesus in you? I have to block you due to your constant-gross-delusional-uneducated opinions of LLR.” If you reveal you are struggling to make sales, you might be told to stop playing the victim, that you’re not putting in enough effort, to be more enthusiastic, and, of course, to buy more inventory.
Français: devenir pro du marketing en réseau, Español: tener éxito en las redes de mercadeo, Deutsch: Im Network Marketing erfolgreich werden, Português: Alcançar o Sucesso com Marketing Multinível, Italiano: Avere Successo nel Network Marketing, 中文: 成功进行网络营销, Русский: преуспеть в сетевом маркетинге, Nederlands: Succesvol zijn in netwerkmarketing, Bahasa Indonesia: Sukses Di Pemasaran Jaringan, العربية: النجاح في مجال التسويق الشبكي, Tiếng Việt: Thành công trong việc kinh doanh theo mạng
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the upline/downline: a normal franchise model is flat, and all franchisees deal with corporate headquarters or a regional manager for supplies, point-of-sale materials, and the like – in MLM you deal directly with who recruited you (your “upline”) and in turn manage those directly underneath you (your “downline”) in a weirdly feudal hierarchy
The overwhelming majority of MLM participants (most sources estimated to be over 99.25% of all MLM participants) participate at either an insignificant or nil net profit.[12] Indeed, the largest proportion of participants must operate at a net loss (after expenses are deducted) so that the few individuals in the uppermost level of the MLM pyramid can derive their significant earnings—earnings which are then emphasized by the MLM company to all other participants to encourage their continued participation at a continuing financial loss.
Single-tier: Participants are paid based on the direct sales they send to a merchant or traffic driven to an affiliate’s website (also known as lead generation and may be measured in pay-per-lead or pay-per-click).
Many have left high-paying jobs to “pursue their dreams” in an MLM. Having been conned so dramatically, they do not easily admit defeat. It seems easier to cling to the bad dream in an increasing cycle of desperation to make the MLM work against all odds. “Losers” at the bottom congregate into support groups, perhaps spinning-off another MLM where they can be “boss.”
The main pitch of most MLMs is passive income – the promise of being able to sit back and relax while someone else does all the work. But if everybody wants to “let someone else sell the products,” who will actually do the selling?
There’s another positive that consultants always emphasize: friendship. MLMs often provide a sense of belonging for their consultants; a crucial lifeline for moms sitting at home with only the kids to talk to. “I had come out of a rough situation, a custody battle,” Sophie says. “I was lost. I had no friends, I had no social life. And then instantly I had this giant family of women who I didn’t even know. ‘We love you. What do you need? Let me help you. You’re having trouble with sales? Let me share my customers with you. You can’t make an order this month? Let’s trade shirts so we have new inventory.’ It was a true, true sisterhood.”

Often the only way to make these sales is to recruit people under you (making commission off their starter kits) or to buy products yourself. Otherwise you’re left trying to sell your products to friends, family, mums at the school gates, and anyone you come into contact with (one of the reasons why some of the more pushy/desperate MLM reps get a bad reputation).

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Perhaps a better paradigm than the runaway train analogy offered earlier of how MLMs perform over time is this: a helium balloon let loose in an empty room with a spiked ceiling, where product quality is analogous to the amount of helium. The better the product, the faster the balloon will rise, accelerating unhindered, towards disaster. The other option would be the case of a lousy product, in which case the balloon will sink of its own accord, never getting off the ground. To be sure, equilibrium is not in the cards, except perhaps as an accident, and then only temporarily. MLMs are intrinsically unstable. For any company that chooses an MLM approach, it’s pop or drop.
Consultants and clients say the clothing’s quality has been going back up, but the PR damage has been done. Shoppers are becoming wary—and wondering why they’re not buying leggings that don’t rip on the first wear for $7.99 at Wal-Mart instead.
Vulnerable women are duped into believing that they too can become business owners, all in their spare time, while bouncing babies on their hips, taking care of a home, and working another part time job. They are given nothing but a promise and a golden carrot to chase, and then sent out to go sell.”
 Thankfully, getting out is easier than it used to be—sort of. Thankfully, getting out is easier than it used to be—sort of. LuLaRoe has started providing free shipping so that consultants who want to leave can return their inventory and get back what they paid, as long as those items are in perfect condition and in their original packaging. This sounds reasonable—except that retailers generally have to unbox, hang, and photograph each item in order to have a shot at selling it, meaning a lot of their unsold inventory isn’t eligible for a refund.
MLMs blur the line between ‘contractor’ and ‘customer.’ That’s because participants aren’t just required to sell products – they’re required to recruit other people, presumably in the same general geographic area, who also sell the same products. When you recruit someone, you’ve just created a competitor, which will decrease your own sales. What you gain from recruiting that person (i.e. the cut from his sales) is never enough to offset the loss of your own sales, and thus, your income.
At this point, even if she had quit the next day without selling a thing, LuLaRoe would have made its profit. Kayla acquiesced on Jan. 1st, 2016—and was then immediately encouraged by her upline to buy an additional $1,000 in Valentine’s Day-themed clothing. (Brooks says this tactic is called “channel stuffing” or “inventory loading.”)
Jump up ↑ Salinger (Editor), Lawrence M. (2005). Encyclopedia of White-Collar & Corporate Crime. 2. Sage Publishing. p. 880. ISBN 0-7619-3004-3. Archived from the original on February 24, 2017. https://books.google.com/books?id=0f7yTNb_V3QC&lpg=PP1&dq=isbn%3A0761930043&pg=PA880#v=onepage&q&f=false. Retrieved 13 June 2016.
It was not until August 23, 2005 that the State Council promulgated rules that dealt specifically with direct sale operation- Administration of Direct Sales (entered into effect on 1 December 2005) and the Regulations for the Prohibition of chuanxiao (entered into effect on 1 November 2005). When direct selling is allowed, it will only be permitted under the most stringent requirements, in order to ensure the operations are not pyramid schemes, MLM, or fly-by-night operations.
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Example: Let’s say I sell $10,000 of widgets every month, and my profit margin, after accounting for all expenses, is 10% – $1,000 per month. Let’s say I decide to start an MLM business and I recruit another distributor, who takes over all my leads. We’ll make a REALLY generous assumption that my distributor’s profit margin is 5% – many MLM products don’t even scrape 1%.
Interestingly, the issue of supply and demand is what brought the USSR to its knees. By design, the Soviet government tried to macro-manage supply, where bureaucrats would decide how many potatoes were needed, how much toilet paper, etc. Assuming these bureaucrats did the best they could, unfortunately their efforts to deliberately manipulate the control “knob” of supply and demand was not good enough. Notwithstanding their good intentions, they were usually wrong, which created huge shortages and surpluses, and led to a massive economic collapse.
The origin of multi-level marketing is often disputed; but multi-level marketing style businesses existed in the 1920s,[29] 1930s California Vitamin Company,[30] (later named Nutrilite) or California Perfume Company (renamed as “Avon Products”).[31]
Well, I’ve been an MLM rep for a number of different companies, including YL and doTERRA (DT), so here are my thoughts about MLMs–mainly regarding the oils companies, but some of my thoughts extend to other MLMs as well.  I did some research into BeYoung but chose not to become a rep of their company.
MLMs sell themselves using self-empowerment language and sparkly beauty products. They’re #girlboss mythology repacked for Christians and Mormons; entrepreneurialism for women brought up believing men should be the breadwinners; and a peppy dream for millennials who were told they could do anything.
If you’re tempted to join an MLM, we hope this has helped give you a more balanced view than the spiel offered by your rep. (If a friend is considering joining one, please send this article to them before they commit!)
Christina Hinks, an aspiring journalist and the former moderator of the Facebook group, attempted to draw attention to LuLaRoe practices she found problematic. She has been collecting and documenting LuLaRoe issues at her blog, Mommygyver, which went from product reviews to educating readers on the risks of MLMs and inventory loading, revealing fat shaming by consultants, sharing stories of women who claim to have been victimized by LuLaRoe, and posting screenshots and stories of shenanigans by consultants and leaders at the top.

Extensive use of deceit: denying that they are an MLM when asked, use of front groups, making dubious or false claims about their product, claims of great potential wealth and success from joining, claims of utter failure if you don’t join or if you leave, going to great lengths to hide or de-emphasize their compensation structure (if they reveal it at all)
With MLMs, the situation is much worse. Nobody is home. Even the Soviets had someone thinking about how much was enough! If the bureaucrat in Russia was having a hard time trying to play Adam Smith’s “invisible hand” in setting the supply level in the Soviet Union, then an MLM “executive” is in a truly unfortunate position. Not only is there no one assigned to make the decision of how much is enough, the MLM is set up by design to blindly go past the saturation point and keep on going. It will grow till it collapses under its own weight, without even a bureaucrat noticing.
However, MLMs are nearly never the get-rich-quick plots their advocates promise. “The number of people who actually succeed at that is very small,” says Douglas M. Brooks, an attorney who represents victims of pyramid schemes. “And some do—people will get up on stage and wave checks around, but they represent a fraction of 1%.”
“These types of businesses hurt women because they are not informed of the true risks of investment. Their time, relationships and money are not valued, they are used and discarded if they become frustrated or do not meet ‘sales goals.’
The main issue with MLMs is in the way they usually work. Rather than your profit coming from the actual products you sell, it comes from recruiting people into the business as sellers under you (your ‘downline’) and making commissions on their sales (and their downlines).
Jump up ^ “The Bottom Line About Multilevel Marketing Plans and Pyramid Schemes” (PDF). FTC. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 8, 2012. Not all multilevel marketing plans are legitimate. Some are pyramid schemes.

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Multi-level marketing is a strategy that some direct sales companies use to encourage their existing distributors to recruit new distributors by paying the existing distributors a percentage of their recruits’ sales; the recruits are known as a distributor’s “downline.” All distributors also make money through direct sales of products to customers. Amway is an example of a well-known direct-sales company that uses multi-level marketing.
Not so with the MLM crowd. Pick up any brochure or videotape for an MLM and you are more than likely to see a cheesy, obvious, and blatant appeal to greed and materialism. This is offensive to everyone, even die-hard materialists. Typical is an appeal to “the American dream.” Usually there will be a mood shot of a large new home, a luxury car, a boat, perhaps a beautiful couple boarding a Lear jet, and so on.
To represent MLM distributorship as a “business opportunity” or “additional income stream” or “side hustle” – let alone claiming that it’s a way to get rich – is manifestly deceptive and a complete misrepresentation. To succeed in an MLM, you must essentially con your downline into buying tickets for a plane that has already taken off.

It’s no wonder being able to make money without having to work a traditional 9 to 5 is super appealing. Full-time permanent employment is increasingly hard to find, and research confirms it. According to two 2015 studies, one by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the other by the United Way of Toronto, the economy is increasingly dependent on precarious employment — which disproportionately affects young people aged 15 to 24, particularly women and people of colour.
The end result of the MLM business model is, therefore, one of a company (the MLM company) selling its products/services through a non-salaried workforce (“partners”) working for the MLM company on a commission-only basis while the partners simultaneously constitute the overwhelming majority of the very consumers of the MLM company’s products/service that they, as participants of the MLM, are selling to each other in the hope of one day themselves being at the top of the pyramid. This creates great profit for the MLM company’s actual owners and shareholders.[citation needed]
Business Students Focus on Ethics: “In the USA, the average annual income from MLM for 90% MLM members is no more than US $5,000, which is far from being a sufficient means of making a living (San Lian Life Weekly 1998)”
The Times: “The Government investigation claims to have revealed that just 10% of Amway’s agents in Britain make any profit, with less than one in ten selling a single item of the group’s products.”[32]
Jump up ↑ Ohlheiser, Abby (24 September 2014). “FDA warns three companies against marketing their products as Ebola treatments or cures”. Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2014/09/24/fda-warns-three-companies-against-marketing-their-products-as-ebola-treatments-or-cures/. Retrieved 26 September 2014.
With the company’s rules shifting and no small-business training offered to consultants, it’s easy to let enthusiasm blindside reality—and if you’re drowning, you’re fighting against a riptide of consultants to save yourself.
None of these conditions exist anywhere in the real world. Markets change, trends come and go, customers are fickle and demanding, and competitors constantly enter/exit the market. There isn’t an endless supply of people willing to serve as self-appointed salespeople in any market, anywhere – some of us have better things to do than sell overpriced supplements to our friends on Facebook. And there are almost always plenty of competitive alternatives to every consumer product. So what inevitably follows is point #4…
Single-tier: Participants are paid based on the direct sales they send to a merchant or traffic driven to an affiliate’s website (also known as lead generation and may be measured in pay-per-lead or pay-per-click).
LuLaRoe also says it invests “considerable time, resources, and talent” to support its “independent retailers,” as it calls its consultants. If they experience financial or psychological hardship through operating their businesses, it says it’s not the company’s fault. “Retail is not for everyone,” says a LuLaRoe spokesperson. “Retailers own their own business and make their own decisions…The success of any business depends on its leader’s own respective and independent business goals, and the strategies they employ to achieve those goals.”
For example, when a hypothetical 20-something, Priya, buys skincare, makeup and bath products from Arbonne at a discount and sells it at the suggested retail price, she earns a commission of about 15 percent. But Priya can also earn a percentage of commission on whatever Sarah, a friend she recruited to the company, sells. Word-of-mouth is one of the key strategies in direct sales, so both Priya and Sarah are likely reaching out to their friends and families — and, increasingly, online social networks — to both move product and recruit for their respective sales teams.
MLMs sell themselves using self-empowerment language and sparkly beauty products. They’re #girlboss mythology repacked for Christians and Mormons; entrepreneurialism for women brought up believing men should be the breadwinners; and a peppy dream for millennials who were told they could do anything.
If money is needed that badly, why not simply ask friends and family for help rather than taking money from them under false pretenses–and also selling them a bill of goods? By “sponsoring” them, you have not only conned them and profited at their expense, you have made them feel like losers, since they are not able to make a success of the hopeless MLM concept.
 “I can’t believe you call yourself a Christian,” one retailer wrote to someone trying to sound the alarm. “Where is the Jesus in you?” Even when consultants wake up to the fact they’ve been hoodwinked, many don’t warn their friends to stay away. That’s because if you speak out against any of LuLaRoe’s rules or mishaps, the community could publicly shame and harass you for being negative. “I can’t believe you call yourself a Christian,” one retailer wrote to someone trying to sound the alarm. “Where is the Jesus in you? I have to block you due to your constant-gross-delusional-uneducated opinions of LLR.” If you reveal you are struggling to make sales, you might be told to stop playing the victim, that you’re not putting in enough effort, to be more enthusiastic, and, of course, to buy more inventory.
“Retailers should absolutely never put their personal financial situation at unreasonable risk to establish or operate their retailer business. Period,” Lyon says. “If any retailer is encouraged to do that, we do not support it.”
While issues of morality and ethics can be tricky to discuss, materialism and greed are universally condemned by every major religion, and even by most of the irreligious. This does not mean people are not materialistic or greedy; in fact, the common caution to not overdo it is strong evidence that we are.
After that package, consultants can start choosing styles and sizes for their next orders, but they never get to choose the patterns they’re delivered. This means they can wind up with a box of clothes that is less “chic young mom” and more Pee Wee’s Playhouse. There are 400 new prints apparently designed every day, and LuLaRoe says most patterns are limited to around 5,000 pieces each. When a consultant opens a box, they hope to find a few “unicorns”—the styles everyone wants—among armfuls of duds, like the infamous Dorito pattern.
You see, there are lots of other people who need to sell the same products as you to make money too. And quite possibly living in the same area, with the same pool of potential customers as you. So if you have the misfortune to sign up to an MLM that’s already popular in your area or social circle, you’ll probably find it hard to recruit customers.
Thus, the only “control system” will be the inevitable losses and subsequent bad image the MLM company will gain after it does what it was designed to do: fail. And sooner or later we have got to stop blaming this particular MLM company or that, and admit that the MLM technique itself is fundamentally flawed.
Extensive use of deceit: denying that they are an MLM when asked, use of front groups, making dubious or false claims about their product, claims of great potential wealth and success from joining, claims of utter failure if you don’t join or if you leave, going to great lengths to hide or de-emphasize their compensation structure (if they reveal it at all)
Nu Skin, a cosmetics MLM, has accumulated more than $48 million in civil penalties since 1994 for exaggerating the effectiveness of its products, which include baldness treatments, wrinkle lotions, burn creams and others, and for making bogus claims regarding chromium picolinate and L-carnitine, key ingredients in several of their supplements.[19]
Try more than once to turn a lead into a customer. Just because someone wasn’t interested once doesn’t mean they will never be interested. Be careful not to overdo it, though- you could easily get a reputation as a spammer, which can hurt your business.
Much has been made of the personal, or internal, consumption issue in recent years. In fact, the amount of internal consumption in any multi-level compensation business does not determine whether or not the FTC will consider the plan a pyramid scheme. The critical question for the FTC is whether the revenues that primarily support the commissions paid to all participants are generated from purchases of goods and services that are not simply incidental to the purchase of the right to participate in a money-making venture.[40]
I started checking out various oils companies because I didn’t want to recommend any company without fairly checking out the competitors.  I felt it would be a disservice to my family and to my readers.
Would a rational person, abreast of the facts, go to work selling any product or service if he or she knew that there was an open agenda to overhire sales reps for the same products in the prospective territory?
While this is the most difficult point to make, it is perhaps the most important. Anyone who has any experience with an MLM has strong feelings, either for or against, and this is the problem. Polarization runs deep.
^ Jump up to: a b Taylor, Jon M. (2002). “Comparing Recruiting MLMs with No-product Pyramid Schemes, and with Gambling”. Consumers Awareness Institute. Archived from the original on March 10, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2014.
In some cases, of course, direct selling does replace full-time, salaried gigs. That was the case for Sarah Millar, a 25-year-old personal trainer from Ottawa who joined Stella & Dot because she wasn’t making a consistent enough income on her fitness biz. Since signing up in January 2016, she’s paid off her student loans, gone on two vacations and started saving for a down payment. (She and her high school sweetheart are aiming to buy a home this spring.)
MLMs are also criticized for being unable to fulfill their promises for the majority of participants due to basic conflicts with Western cultural norms.[52] There are even claims that the success rate for breaking even or even making money are far worse than other types of businesses:[53] “The vast majority of MLMs are recruiting MLMs, in which participants must recruit aggressively to profit. Based on available data from the companies themselves, the loss rate for recruiting MLMs is approximately 99.9%; i.e., 99.9% of participants lose money after subtracting all expenses, including purchases from the company.”[53] In part, this is because encouraging recruits to further “recruit people to compete with [them]”[4] leads to “market saturation.”[20] It has also been claimed “(b)y its very nature, MLM is completely devoid of any scientific foundations.”[54]
Business failure of any type is traumatic on the relationships involved, but in most small businesses there is at least the chance of success. And this is never the case in an MLM, unless “success” can be defined as profiting off of the failures of others.
MLM can no longer claim to be new and, thus, exempt from the normal rules of the market and the way goods and services are sold. They have been tried and, for the most part, have failed. Some have been miserable failures in spite of offering excellent products.
Mentor your recruits effectively. If recruits are successful, you make more money, so you should be prepared to train them well. This may be a substantial time commitment, even up to several weeks. But you should understand that you’re building a team and it is in your best interest to spend enough time making sure your recruits are competent enough to go off on their own.[8][9]
A few noteworthy points on this list… The only companies considered for this list are U.S.A. based; and if you click on each and every company linked above, what you will not find should be as interesting to you (and as revealing) as what you will find. There are no travel companies, only two technology companies (ACN and 5LINX), just one service company (Legal Shield), and 22 health and wellness companies. Even Amway, whose core product line still includes soap, really got started by way of the wellness revolution! Read this book by Paul Zane Pilzer and you’ll understand why nutrition, weight management, and skincare products continue to drive the trends in the network marketing industry to this day.
Look up CEO’s and other company leaders. Keep the same things in mind as when you investigated companies. Is the company leadership reputable and law-abiding? If company leaders have been accused of carrying out scams or have had legal trouble, you may want to avoid this company.
After a slew of complaints, LuLaRoe rolled out a Happiness Policy in April 2017, which states that customers can get a credit, cash refund, or replacement pair (but not the same pattern) for defective leggings purchased between January 2016 and April 2017. However, many are saying their refund checks have still not been issued, even though they were told they’d arrive several weeks ago.
Jump up ↑ Taylor, Jon (2011). /00017-57317.pdf “The Case (For and) Against Multilevel Marketing” (PDF). Consumer Awareness Institute. https://www.ftc.gov/sites/default/files/documents/public_comments/trade-regulation-rule-disclosure-requirements-and-prohibitions-concerning-business-opportunities-ftc.r511993-00017 /00017-57317.pdf. Retrieved 2018-04-08.

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Cruz, Joan Paola; Camilo, Olaya (2008). “A System Dynamics Model for Studying the Structure of Network Marketing Organizations [Peer reviewed paper that refers uses Taylor as references]” (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on December 29, 2009.
“These types of businesses hurt women because they are not informed of the true risks of investment. Their time, relationships and money are not valued, they are used and discarded if they become frustrated or do not meet ‘sales goals.’
 Starting in fall 2016, customers started reporting that LuLaRoe’s “buttery soft” leggings were falling apart. That figure may be low because LuLaRoe products used to be so hard to return. For a long time, angry customers couldn’t send back faulty products directly to LuLaRoe: They had to return them to the consultant they purchased them from. Customers are instructed to hand-wash leggings inside out and air-dry them, but that hasn’t stopped the company from getting sued by angry consultants alleging that the leggings are poor quality. Some LuLaRoe retailers have even taken to fat-shaming customers, telling them if the leggings rip, it’s their fault.
Finally, everyone knows that a good bit of the pricing of MLM products go toward rewarding “top reps” with trips to Hawaii, etc.  One company told me that the percentage of their pricing that goes toward commissions and rewards is 40%.
During “the pitch,” anyone can make it work. “It’s the opportunity of a lifetime.” “Just look at the math!” But mention the inevitable saturation and the losses this is going to cause for everyone, and then you’ll hear, “Of course it would never really work like that.” “Most will fail,” you will be told, “but not you, Mr. Recruit. You are a winner. I can just see it in your eyes.”
The short answer to the above question is “ABSOLUTELY!” However, many people have attempted to get into Network Marketing and haven’t been willing to do the work necessary to see dividends on their investment. They go into it thinking it will be easy, that they can just sit back and start raking in the cash. When they discover it takes work and diligence to make it work, they often are taken aback and simply give up.
 “I realized if they’re making the money that they say they’re making all over their Facebook pages and how it’s life changing, why can’t it change my life?” Kayla assumed she could just buy a couple of hundred dollars’ worth of leggings to get started, but she found out that she was required to buy a startup inventory package, which costs between $4,900 and $6,000. “Initial inventory packages are designed to provide sufficient inventory to help retailers succeed,” says a LuLaRoe spokesperson. “If a retailer can’t afford it, a retailer should not buy it.”
In short, we wanted you to know the exact criteria we used in order to select, and then to rank, “The Top 25…” You may agree with our findings, or you may not; we welcome your thoughts and opinions either way. Here’s the Nexera Five-Factor Formula we used to make our selections:
A few MLMs (Mary Kay, Avon) are significantly more sales-driven, with a larger customer base, and offer more added value to customers. They are still definitely not without controversy or criticism, however – no MLM is.[17]
Eric Scheibeler, a high level “Emerald” Amway member: “UK Justice Norris found in 2008 that out of an IBO [Independent Business Owners] population of 33,000, ‘only about 90 made sufficient incomes to cover the costs of actively building their business.’ That’s a 99.7 percent loss rate for investors.”[33]
Walter J. Carl stated in a 2004 Western Journal of Communication article that “MLM organizations have been described by some as cults (Butterfield, 1985),[46] pyramid schemes (Fitzpatrick & Reynolds, 1997),[47] or organizations rife with misleading, deceptive, and unethical behavior (Carter, 1999),[48] such as the questionable use of evangelical discourse to promote the business (Höpfl & Maddrell, 1996),[49] and the exploitation of personal relationships for financial gain (Fitzpatrick & Reynolds, 1997)”.[47][50] In China, volunteers working to rescue people from the schemes have been physically attacked.[51]
So is “The Top 25…” just an online popularity contest? Not exactly. To make a fair assessment we gave consideration to things that really don’t matter; for instance, 24 of the 25 companies are members of the DSA. And to things that really do matter; like time in business!
Business Students Focus on Ethics: “In the USA, the average annual income from MLM for 90% MLM members is no more than US $5,000, which is far from being a sufficient means of making a living (San Lian Life Weekly 1998)”[35]
Jump up ↑ Sepkowitz, Kent (December 5, 2014). “Honey Boo Boo, Snake Oil, and Ebola: The Weird World of Young Living Essential Oils”. Daily Beast. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/12/05/honey-boo-boo-snake-oil-and-ebola-the-weird-world-of-young-living-essential-oils.html. Retrieved January 16, 2015.
Would a rational person, abreast of the facts, go to work selling any product or service if he or she knew that there was an open agenda to overhire sales reps for the same products in the prospective territory?
^ Jump up to: a b c d e f Carroll, Robert Todd (2003). The Skeptic’s Dictionary: A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 235–36. ISBN 0-471-27242-6. Archived from the original on June 26, 2009. Retrieved June 29, 2009.
MLMs disproportionately flourish in suburban and rural America: According to LuLaRoe’s retailer map, it only has 10 consultants in all of Manhattan, which has a population of 1.64 million. By comparison, Pueblo (Colorado) has the same amount for its population of 110,000, St. George (Utah) has 12 sellers to its 82,000 residents, and Idaho Falls (Idaho) and Casper (Wyoming) both have nine sellers servicing each’s 60,000 citizens. In 2016, the US Census Bureau stated that the median rural household income is 4% lower than it is for urban families, and income inequality is also higher. Job growth in metropolitan areas has far outpaced that in rural areas since 2008, and the job market in these regions has shrunk 4.26% in the same time.
I can’t promise I’ll always be right, but I can promise you that I will do my best, within reason (I do have a family with health conditions, and we homeschool and eat all whole foods) to get the best information to you and correct myself whenever I’m wrong.
Consultants and clients say the clothing’s quality has been going back up, but the PR damage has been done. Shoppers are becoming wary—and wondering why they’re not buying leggings that don’t rip on the first wear for $7.99 at Wal-Mart instead.
Speak to your lead in a way that gives them what they’re seeking in life. Are they looking for financial freedom? Or do they just want to take control of their business life? Are they in this to help others? Take them from their idea of success and show them how they can reach that with your help.
“People need to be warned about this company now,” one anonymous woman said in a Facebook message to me in April. When I followed up a few days later, she had changed her mind. “I actually onboarded Monday with Agnes & Dora, another direct-sales clothing company. And as part of their policy and procedures, I cannot speak badly of another company.”
Here’s the reality. Using the 80/20 formula, in order to sign up 5 people you will need to start with a list of 125 prospects. Why? Because of the 125 prospects only 20% (25) will agree to hear your sales presentation. And of those 25 only 5 (20%) will join.
Some modern incarnations of MLMs attempt to address this particular problem by limiting the number of people you can sponsor, say, to four. But the same geometric expansion problems exist; the failure mechanism has just been slowed down a bit. And now there is the added problem of even more unnecessary layers in the organization.
↑ Jump up to: 1.0 1.1 Carroll, Robert Todd (2003). The Skeptic’s Dictionary: A Collection of Strange Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions, and Dangerous Delusions. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 235–36. ISBN 0-471-27242-6. Archived from the original on June 26, 2009. http://www.skepdic.com/mlm.html. Retrieved June 29, 2009.
If money is needed that badly, why not simply ask friends and family for help rather than taking money from them under false pretenses–and also selling them a bill of goods? By “sponsoring” them, you have not only conned them and profited at their expense, you have made them feel like losers, since they are not able to make a success of the hopeless MLM concept.
Build new leads. In network marketing, leads are potential customers. You’ll need to keep finding new leads if you want to keep making money. There are various ways you can find new leads, and you should use multiple strategies to attract the largest market possible.
If you are a materialist, you only have to get over the cheekiness of the presentation. But if you do not wish to promote such ideas, if you consider them sinful, then this puts you at the focal point of a moral dilemma. Do you wish to be a salesperson for materialism?
It may help to read books successful businessmen for ideas an inspiration. Do remember, however, that just because something worked for one person doesn’t mean it will work for you. Read these books for ideas, but take advice with a grain of salt.

While this is the most difficult point to make, it is perhaps the most important. Anyone who has any experience with an MLM has strong feelings, either for or against, and this is the problem. Polarization runs deep.
If you’re becoming a network marketer because you were recruited by someone else, look for leadership qualities in this person. If they do not possess them, you may not want to stick around for an inept markerter who will make money through your efforts. Perhaps you can branch out on your own.
The main pitch of most MLMs is passive income – the promise of being able to sit back and relax while someone else does all the work. But if everybody wants to “let someone else sell the products,” who will actually do the selling?
“As of the end of first quarter 2017, approximately 90% of all retailers who started an independent fashion retailer business since the time LuLaRoe was founded still maintain their businesses today,” says a LuLaRoe spokesperson. “We are very proud of this figure.” In part due to this high retention rate, the market is becoming saturated, both online and off. Multiple retailers now often live within a few blocks of each other—and how many pairs of leggings does one neighbor really need? “They’ve flooded the market with so many consultants, nobody is making money, and everyone is so stressed out,” Sophie says. “Now it’s like, ‘Oh, there’s another consultant down the street.’”
Mannatech, a dietary supplement MLM notable for featuring future US Presidential Candidate Ben Carson as a spokesperson, later accumulated more than $15 million in fines and settlements for falsely claming their products could cure cancer, diabetes, autism, AIDS, and other diseases.[35][36]
The above title is meant to be absurd. Most people, no matter how jaded, would not foist such a con on their own mothers. Even if people don’t know the specifics of what is wrong with MLMs, intuition often warns us: “Don’t tamper with that relationship.” The first marks for recruitment are the gullible, or the “expendable” friends. But successive moral compromise, experience, and desperation… may yet lead to “good old Mom.”
For any company selling a product the concepts of marketing and sales are very important as they can mean the difference between success and failure. While they are often used interchangeably or grouped together they are two different concepts … Read more
In recent months, sellers have claimed that LuLaRoe leggings have a tendency to tear like “wet toilet paper.” The $25 leggings—their most popular item—are manufactured in the US, Vietnam, Guatemala, Indonesia, and China, and are mostly made of a mix of polyester and spandex. Starting in fall 2016, customers started reporting that LuLaRoe’s “buttery soft” leggings were falling apart. Sometimes within just a few hours of wearing them, pinholes would splatter across the fabric, a “blow out” would reveal the wearer’s underwear, or they’d lose all their dye in the wash, leaving them a sad, mottled grey. LuLaRoe has denied that anything was wrong with its leggings, saying that only 1% of its clothing is returned with defects.
Research has shown that our brains release more of the pleasure chemical dopamine when we unexpectedly get a reward at a random time. Gambling addicts will run up credit cards and bankrupt themselves chasing that high, continually putting coins into the slot even though it’s become clear that, overall, they are losing. Likewise, LuLaRoe customers will stay glued to Facebook groups and consultants will keep buying inventory they can’t afford in the hope they will stumble across the rarest, most elusive styles.
Recruitment into these companies created billions of dollars of losses to consumers each year. The losses of these 99% of distributors were passed up the sales chain to the less than 1% of the people at the top as commissions.
Many have left high-paying jobs to “pursue their dreams” in an MLM. Having been conned so dramatically, they do not easily admit defeat. It seems easier to cling to the bad dream in an increasing cycle of desperation to make the MLM work against all odds. “Losers” at the bottom congregate into support groups, perhaps spinning-off another MLM where they can be “boss.”
“I wouldn’t be where I am today without the knowledge I gained from [Michael’s] live events and training CDs. Two MUST-HAVE [programs] in your CD library should be ‘The Total Success Pack‘ and ‘Building a Better Life.’ I’ve listened so many times I’ve lost  count. PRICELESS information for your journey to success in business and in life… ‘Easy to do. Easy not to do’ The choice is yours.”
LuLaRoe’s messaging is filled with positive language: “I believe in you” is the company’s unofficial tag line, and body-positive imagery floods its website to showcase its large selection of flattering plus-size outfits. “It’s hard to find plus-size clothing that actually looks good—that makes you feel like you look good,” Sophie says. “That’s why there’s such a customer base for LuLaRoe.”

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Jump up ^ Pratt, Michael G.; Rosa, José Antonio (2003). “Transforming work-family conflict into commitment in network marketing organizations”. The Academy of Management Journal. 46 (4): 395–418. doi:10.2307/30040635.
Would a rational person, abreast of the facts, go to work selling any product or service if he or she knew that there was an open agenda to overhire sales reps for the same products in the prospective territory?
Even if you’re not put under any pressure to sell – and some of the MLMs now targeting the female market do reassure you by saying you have no targets to meet – the fact remains you NEED to sell to make money.
They will claim to have made “new friends,” most of which are MLMers or new acquaintances who could be considered “future prospects.” The shallowness of these “new friends,” the stilted conversations among the “old friends,” and the embarrassment, in general, for what seems clear to everyone but the MLMer go unnoticed. Callousness sets in; standards are lowered.
Well, I’ve been an MLM rep for a number of different companies, including YL and doTERRA (DT), so here are my thoughts about MLMs–mainly regarding the oils companies, but some of my thoughts extend to other MLMs as well.  I did some research into BeYoung but chose not to become a rep of their company.
For a portion of independent retailers, LuLaRoe is to economic opportunity as Goop is to wellness: It’s for ladies who already have it all. The ability to throw down $12,000 to start a LuLaRoe business and work 30 hours a week sometimes comes from a place of privilege, not desperation. Some mothers who are just looking for a hobby have husbands whose salaries are already high enough to support their families. “I felt like I was trying to keep up with the Joneses to stay in business against these other consultants who can afford to drop a $500 order every few days,” Ashley says.
^ Jump up to: a b Taylor, Jon M. (2002). “Comparing Recruiting MLMs with No-product Pyramid Schemes, and with Gambling”. Consumers Awareness Institute. Archived from the original on March 10, 2014. Retrieved March 10, 2014.
“Retailers can generate a sense of excitement among consumers because the garments they purchase are unique to them,” says a LuLaRoe spokesperson. “Many retailers report that they use the unexpected nature of the shipment to build excitement among existing and new consumers for their new inventory. This also fosters a sense of cooperation among retailers as retailers will often refer consumers to other retailers to help consumers find the patterns that they seek.”
an endless chain of new distributors: a standard franchising model is protected and franchisees buy into a specific segment of the market with the understanding that they will not be directly competing with other franchisees within the same brand – MLM imposes no such limits and actually encourages exponential growth
A February 10, 2011 article stated “It can be very difficult, if not impossible, for most individuals to make a lot of money through the direct sale of products to consumers. And big money is what recruiters often allude to in their pitches.”
Even ex-accountants are willing to practice the crudest of high-pressure selling tactics, at least when it comes to “signing people up.” The end justifies the means, when it comes to getting people to come to the “meetings,” where the objective is to get a materialism frenzy going at high pitch through a slick speaker or video. The reasons for this “confidence building” should be obvious by now, but here we are considering the relationship cost associated with the “success” of the MLM.
MLM companies have been trying to find ways around China’s prohibitions, or have been developing other methods, such as direct sales, to take their products to China through retail operations. The Direct Sales Regulations limit direct selling to cosmetics, health food, sanitary products, bodybuilding equipment and kitchen utensils. And the Regulations require Chinese or foreign companies (“FIEs”) who intend to engage into direct sale business in mainland China to apply for and obtain direct selling license from the Ministry of Commerce (“MOFCOM”).[58] In 2016, there are 73 companies, including domestic and foreign companies, have obtained the direct selling license.[59] Some multi-level marketing sellers have circumvented this ban by establishing addresses and bank accounts in Hong Kong, where the practice is legal, while selling and recruiting on the mainland.[10][60]
MLM has its origins in direct selling, which developed in the rural United States, where supply lines were limited and retail options were scarce. In the olden days this meant the Avon lady going door-to-door, or the woman down the street holding a Tupperware party, but in the modern era direct selling can more broadly refer to any retail business that is conducted person-to-person (including electronically) rather than at a retail store.
The age-old technique of “con men” is to create “confidence” in some otherwise dumb idea by diversion of thought, bait, or force of personality. The victim gets confidence in a bogus plan, and, in exchange, the con man gets your money. MLMers are very high on confidence.
But the dialog usually never even gets to this. The fact that MLM is in a mad dash to oversupply is largely chided as mere “stinkin’ thinkin’.” Expert MLMers know how to quickly deflect this issue with parable, joke, personal testimony, or some other sleight of mind.
I am not up on the practices of Be Young, but I know YL and doTERRA both have a heavy emphasis on internal use of essential oils.  I wasn’t too concerned about this at first, but as I’ve learned more I have gotten more worried about this.
Both recommend internal use of oils liberally, with doTERRA even having a Slim and Sassy blend that they recommend taking internally numerous time per day, for a long period of time, in order to aid weight loss.  There are protocols on the internet recommending internal use of grapefruit oils by YL reps in order to lose weight.
According to internal consultant calls, LuLaRoe is still onboarding more than 150 retailers a day. (LuLaRoe declined to confirm how many people are joining daily.) In this spandex rush, so many women were signing up to sell LuLaRoe that the onboarding queue stretched for weeks. Former customers were often convinced to become sellers so they could get their own wares wholesale, plus hopefully make some profit on the side. “Every time I got a really good customer, they would sign up under someone else,” Sophie says.
Network Marketing is a business model that relies on a distribution network to build the business. Network Marketing business structures are Multilevel Marketing in nature, as the payouts occur on many different levels. You might hear the terms Person-To-Person Marketing or One-on-One marketing, which are just other ways of describing Network Marketing. Basically, network marketing involves the direct selling of merchandise or services. Some popular Network Marketing businesses you most likely have heard of include; Avon, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Amway and Herbalife Ltd.
Jump up ^ Vander Nat, Peter J.; Keep, William W. (2002). “Marketing Fraud: An Approach for Differentiating Multilevel Marketing from Pyramid Schemes”. Journal of Public Policy & Marketing. 21 (1): 139–15. doi:10.1509/jppm.21.1.139.17603.
“As of the end of first quarter 2017, approximately 90% of all retailers who started an independent fashion retailer business since the time LuLaRoe was founded still maintain their businesses today,” says a LuLaRoe spokesperson. “We are very proud of this figure.” In part due to this high retention rate, the market is becoming saturated, both online and off. Multiple retailers now often live within a few blocks of each other—and how many pairs of leggings does one neighbor really need? “They’ve flooded the market with so many consultants, nobody is making money, and everyone is so stressed out,” Sophie says. “Now it’s like, ‘Oh, there’s another consultant down the street.’”
“Most people aren’t in it to replace income. Most people are in it to make additional income,” says Hassay. “If you could give me $1,000 that I don’t have right now, my life would be a heck of a lot better. And that’s what most people are doing. There’s a wonderful group of women who join in September or October, buy Christmas presents for their family, quit in January and join again the next year.”
While participants’ movement up the pyramid of an MLM can be accomplished in theory, and indeed this is one of the distinguishing factors between MLMs and traditional pyramid schemes (besides featuring actual sales of products or services), said upward movement is so extremely improbable as to render it practically impossible, despite all efforts and investments of time and money by a participant.
“The majority of [retailers] earn income from only selling LuLaRoe clothing and not through participation in the Leadership Bonus Plan,” says a LuLaRoe spokesperson of their recruitment-based bonus structure. “LuLaRoe’s success is based on [retailers] selling the comfortable and stylish clothing to consumers, not ordering more inventory.” LuLaRoe says that in 2016, 72.63% of their consultants earned their income through selling clothing alone.
In a normal business, the purpose of commissions is to encourage sales; in an MLM, the purpose of sales is to encourage commissions. Everyone wants to be at the top (earning commissions), and nobody wants to be on the bottom (selling). The fatal flaw of pyramid schemes (and MLM, by extension) is that there has to be a bottom somewhere. If everyone recruits, and nobody sells, that’s a pyramid scheme – in all but name.
Choose the right mentor. In most MLM models, the person who recruited you becomes your mentor. That mentor will coach you through the early stages of your work. Typically, the more successful you are, the more money your mentor makes, so it is in his best interest to be there for you. In a mentor, you’d want:[6]
MLMs often teach their participants to recruit their best customers. What kind of normal business turns one of its best assets into a liability? Imagine if the local Starbucks started encouraging all its best customers to open up their own Starbucks, where all the customers would, in turn, be encouraged to open up their own Starbucks. How long before there are too many Starbucks and no paying customers left? Which brings us to point #2…
Network marketing seems like a breeze on the surface. Many people jump in, thinking they just have to pull in a few people and then sit back and watch the money roll in. Those people do not last very long. Take some time and learn these tips and tricks for your new business.
“Success as a retailer results only from successful sales efforts, which require hard work, dedication, diligence, leadership and perseverance,” says a LuLaRoe spokesperson. “Success will depend upon how effectively these qualities are exercised. As with any business, results will vary. In addition to the factors above, retailer success is influenced by the individual capacity, business experience, expertise, and motivation of the retailer.”
It is generally agreed that to mislead people in order to get their money is morally reprehensible. It is labeled “theft” or “fraud,” and those who do it should be punished. No one is naive enough to suggest that you can’t make money at it. Crime can pay, at least temporarily.
On July 1, LuLaRoe instituted a much fairer Leadership Bonus Plan (pdf) that awards compensation based on sales to consumers rather than wholesale purchases. But there are still thickets of obscure rules: Leggings only count as half a piece; your bonus is based on your downline’s wholesale value of sales, not their retail value; and your team’s per-piece average needs to be at least $30, meaning that if you want to get your bonus, you can never sell your wares for discounted prices.
A number of folks in the oils industry have suggested that the reason YL and doTERRA recommend so much internal usage of oils is to drive up usage and drive up sales.  I don’t know their motivation, but that would make perfect sense.
Vulnerable women are duped into believing that they too can become business owners, all in their spare time, while bouncing babies on their hips, taking care of a home, and working another part time job. They are given nothing but a promise and a golden carrot to chase, and then sent out to go sell.”
Some people may think this is the definition of a pyramid scheme, or believe that Multilevel Marketing (aka MLM) is synonymous with Pyramid Scheme. However, there is a massive distinction between MLM and Pyramid Schemes. You wouldn’t call Mary Kay Cosmetics, or AVON a pyramid scheme, would you? Both of those companies are prime examples of Network Marketing or MLM companies. The distinction comes in how the company compensates its employees or distributors. When a Network Marketing company’s primary compensation is for recruiting rather than selling, then it could very well be considered a pyramid scheme, which actually, is illegal.
So now, I’m making $500/month without doing anything. That’s only half my previous income, so I still need to sell widgets to maintain the same income as before. But I no longer have my old leads, since I just created my own competitor. Let’s make another EXTREMELY generous assumption that my new distributor has found some new customers and increased sales by 10%. Total sales are now $12,000, but the money is now split between two people, so each of us sells $6,000 in widgets and pockets $600, and the upline (me) pockets an additional $300 as commission (5%). So I now make $900 per month.
I started checking out various oils companies because I didn’t want to recommend any company without fairly checking out the competitors.  I felt it would be a disservice to my family and to my readers.
The unfortunate “distributor” at the bottom is the loser, and once this becomes apparent beyond all the slick videotapes and motivational pep-talks, good people start to get a bad taste in their mouths about the whole situation.
Metabolife was an MLM founded by convicted meth cooks[21][22] that sold primarily supplements containing ephedra, which can cause serious adverse cardiac effects.[23] Ephedra was banned in 2004 after several high-profile deaths, and the company folded; its founder was later found guilty of tax evasion and lying to the public and the FDA regarding ephedra’s safety.[24][25]
Jump up ↑ Mitchell, LaTonya M (22 September 2014). “Warning letter to dōTERRA International, LLC”. US Food and Drug Administration, Public Health Service. http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementActions/WarningLetters/2014/ucm415809.htm. Retrieved 8 November 2014.
Draw up a business plan. When you have a few potential companies in mind, write out your plan for building and expanding your business. Even before you’ve officially aligned with a company, it helps to have this plan figured out early. Thant way you can hit the ground running when you do eventually start at a company. Keep these things in mind when designing a business plan:

Network marketing is considered by many to be a form of direct selling (the person-to-person sale of goods or services). It utilizes a few different strategies to generate commission payments, such as recruiting, lead generation and management. Network marketing may be referred to by a variety of names, including “multilevel marketing,” “cellular marketing,” “affiliate marketing,” “consumer direct marketing (CDM),” “referral marketing,” “pyramid selling,” or  “home-based business franchising.”
There’s no minimum amount, It’s an investment that you do for yourself and to help other people. You shouldn’t make a decision based on the amount or what it costs, but rather on what it can bring to you as a result.
I can’t promise I’ll always be right, but I can promise you that I will do my best, within reason (I do have a family with health conditions, and we homeschool and eat all whole foods) to get the best information to you and correct myself whenever I’m wrong.
In April, Stern quietly put all her inventory on sale for 25% off, paid off her credit-card debt, and got out. She’s an example of someone who rode the wave and managed to leave before wiping out entirely. She has now started a new company selling leggings using the same skills she learned from selling LuLaRoe—without the binding policies, and with an added charity element. She’s one of the fortunate ones. But what about the rest?
Set yourself up at a booth at a job fair and sell your network marketing business to potential job seekers! They have all the time in the world to dedicate to promoting their company, so they’re perfect for the type of career you’re promoting. Ask for their resume and have an interview with them right there, then contact the people you believe will be the best choices for the position.
One can’t help but wish that the “neighborhood” could be like it once was. But an MLM storm has blown through, ruining valuable relationships with no regret or conscience. And brace yourself, another one is coming. Perhaps it is in that smiling face approaching you, or in that nice letter you just received from a “friend”?
Many readers will share the experience of observing MLMs divide families, friends, churches, and civic groups. Lifelong friends are now “prospects.” The neighborhood is now “a market.” Motives change, suspicions rise, divisions form. The question is begged: “Is it worth it?”
According to numerous independent analyses and the MLM industry itself, the vast majority of MLM distributors make little to no money or lose money;[1] according to one researcher, “you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone [in network marketing] making more than $1.50 an hour.”[9] Some MLM participants lose much more than just money, squandering social capital and damaging careers, reputations and relationships.[10]
Whether they realize it or not, consultant leaders often use time-honored cult tactics of denial and blame to keep women within their sorority. A famous series of experiments from the 1950s conducted by Soloman Asch in England showed that three out of four people will deny evidence right in front of them if the majority says it’s not true. In the study, individuals were placed in groups where they were constantly contradicted by other members. When this happened over a length of time, they would start to agree with the majority—even though it was clear that the opposite was true. In MLMs, “you’re trained to avoid people who question whether this is a viable business or not,” Brooks says. “Which is exactly the same technique that cults use—they try to isolate you from people who question your belief system. I’ve been contacted by a number of people who deal with cult survivors, and some of their clients are former MLM people.”
Traci Costa, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Peekaboo Beans Inc., can speak to that disparity. Not long after Costa founded her company, a kids’ clothing retailer, in 2005, she realized she needed to rethink her sales strategy. She’d tried the boutique route, but found the experience impersonal, and she didn’t feel like she could compete in the online space. That left only one viable option: direct sales.
Speak to your lead in a way that gives them what they’re seeking in life. Are they looking for financial freedom? Or do they just want to take control of their business life? Are they in this to help others? Take them from their idea of success and show them how they can reach that with your help.
Thus the MLM organization becomes exploitative, and many high-level MLM promoters have been shut down, the “executives” incarcerated, for selling the fraud of impossible success to others. Other, larger MLMs have survived by hiring large batteries of attorneys to ward off federal prosecutors, even bragging about the funds they have in reserve for this purpose.
Look up CEO’s and other company leaders. Keep the same things in mind as when you investigated companies. Is the company leadership reputable and law-abiding? If company leaders have been accused of carrying out scams or have had legal trouble, you may want to avoid this company.