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4 Reasons MLM / Network Marketing Businesses are Considered Scams

MLM businesses, as a whole, have received a bad rap from many people. Most people think of losing thousands of dollars when they are asked their feelings about MLM companies. Unfortunately, this is not far from the truth.

What most people don’t understand is that few people lose “thousands” of dollars in the MLM industry in one MLM business.

Their loses build because they continue to search for the “holy grail” of MLM companies by jumping from one business to another every 6 – 9 months. After the 3rd business, most losses are over a thousand dollars and the losses build with each subsequent business that is joined and dropped. So, if people are willing to join a company and then drop out after 6 – 9 months, why are they calling these MLM companies “scams”?

Let me share my opinion as to why this happens.

  1. They were “promised” large incomes with little work and to be honest with any business there is WORK….hence the word NetWORK!
  2. The marketing literature and hyped up NO Integrity…Character Poor…Honesty Lost…distributors said people would flock to this new opportunity….and of course this NEVER happens.
  3. The testimonials, from people in luxurious locations or with fancy new cars, gave glowing reports of all of the money they would make and they didn’t make any money.
  4. The sponsors could not answer their questions as to how to build their business, where to find good leads, or how to make money. This is mainly because the sponsor is also not making any money.

 

So, what do you do if you are looking to add to your income by joining a Network Marketing / MLM company part time or full time?
Is MLM truly a scam?

The answer is quite simply…..NO!

MLM or Network Marketing in itself is not a scam. What is a scam is how the business is being marketed by all those hyped up, slime bag, unethical people out there. How do I know this? Been there and been sucked in before. I have learned that one must develop the skill set to become successful in any business…no matter what that business may be. And MLM / Network Marketing is no different!

I can and will show you the correct way to market your business.

So where do you start in your new venture?

First, forget EVERYTHING the MLM marketing literature says to do.  For most people…It does’nt work. Second, you must find a mentor who will work with you and those you introduce…who is already having the success you are striving for….who has Integrity….Honesty and Character. Thirdly, you must plug into a system that is current and internet masters are using TODAY to bring in five figure MONTHLY incomes.

And lastly….YOU must be coachable….with Attitude….Drive and Determination!

Got it! Now go for it!
 
 
Happy Marketing,Gerry Schroeder
http://www.gerryschroederonline.com

Skype: gerry.schroeder
Office: 705-524-1286

Gerry Schroeder is an expert online and offline MLM marketing coach in the Network Marketing Industry. He assists others with creating their true wealth working from the comfort of their home.

Network Marketing Success, Internet Marketing Strategies, Profit Exploding Skill Set Mastery Training, Attraction Marketing Simplicities, Lead Generation

Funded Proposal What Are They?

Funded Proposals are becoming more and more key elements when generating an income online in any business.

Let’s view an example of funded proposals in a traditional business sense. You saw an ad in the paper for a sale on milk. Your intention is to only buy milk. You go to the store and you end up buying other products, because you have to walk to the back of the store to get the milk. In the meantime you see your favorite fish, snacks, and other high price items you buy. It was the stores marketing strategy to give you a product below cost in hopes to have you buy other products with a high profit margin.

As a network marketer you must offer funded proposals to beat the competition. Without one you may run out of money before you make enough sales in your primary business. The top 3% of online marketers are leading with value…offering a low cost marketing tool to their list. A training program so to speak. Something people can start for FREE, and then later on actually upgrade. This will establish trust with their prospects before a business opportunity is presented. It also puts cash in the marketer’s pocket creating a bigger budget for marketing efforts.

And you know how most people require marketing capitol in Network Marketing. It’s so important.

The old school method was done without funded proposals. Most people that pitch their business opportunity fail. This is because no trust was established and the marketer spends more on advertising then income coming in. Remember there will be no network marketing business without network marketing business partners and customers coming in.

Funded proposals do help people make money. A huge need in online marketing is to show people how to make money. Most business opportunities talk about compensation plans. However, they do not teach you how to put cash in your pocket by effective advertising. I mean they don’t even teach you how to advertise or market at all.

These are the three most important requirements when building your network marketing business online.

  1. You must build a list by offering to assist people without selling them. Being a coach, mentor or partner so to speak.
  2. You must form relationships with the people on your list. By being available and at least mailing to them regularly.
  3. Assist them with generating a few bucks, utilizing the strategies of a funded proposal.
  4. Once they make a few bucks, they will be interested to know how to make more. And will inquire about what you do.

The moral is to always sell yourself, your team, your support and your marketing system first. NOT your business opportunity.

 

Happy Marketing,
 
Gerry Schroeder
http://www.gerryschroederonline.com
Skype: gerry.schroeder
Office: 705-524-1286

Gerry Schroeder is an expert online and offline MLM marketing coach in the Network Marketing Industry. He assists others with creating their true wealth working from the comfort of their home.

Network Marketing Success, Internet Marketing Strategies, Profit Exploding Skill Set Mastery Training, Attraction Marketing Simplicities, Lead Generation

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