LOL I couldn’t help but laugh throughout this entire post because it was so true and am guilty for being apart of it trying to promote energy drink products. A friend came from out of town for a conference/awards ceremony at the fanciest hotel in the city and invited me to check it out and got caught up with all the bells, whistles and cheering and signed on.
I am very thankful to wealthy affiliates and the community for all the quality training and support and for proving there truly are good marketing systems that work when people are willing to put in the effort for success.
It can absolutely be a cult mentality, all the cheering within the crowd and we need to remember that 97% of those people aren’t making money. They are being sold on the people that get to go up on stage, which are the limited few that are higher up in the scheme…which most will never have any chance of achieving.
The MLM’s with great products survive, the ones that base their success on “rah rah” conferences and the recruitment of others into the program will eventually see their demise, either through an FTC/SEC takedown (if their operation is illegal) or simply running out of people to fool into the scheme.
And if you are like most, when you end up hanging up your MLM boots, you are left with drawers and boxes of “extra” product that you never used. This more than validates that you were part of the program not for the quality of the product, rather the potential opportunity if you got other people involved in the product.
There comes a time where the hustle is not worth it and the realization that 95% of people fail with multi-level marketing schemes simply because their motivation is based on recruitment of others (which is a constant and tireless hustle) versus offering a quality product to people that are already interested in that very product (like affiliate marketing).
I have never heard of this program, but I would recommend you do your due diligence before joining. If your friend is selling you on the opportunity (how much you can make) versus the products themselves, I would be a little worried that you are getting involved in something that is a recruitment based MLM versus one that is more legitimate and focused on the sale of actual product.
Question so if MLM advises you that you don’t have to recruit to make money but you have to sale product what is the difference of me walking in CVS if they didn’t sell items the CVS would close shop
At our wits end we listened to a respected friend that has this Moerica. No it didn’t help GRRRR! it was the last straw. After reading the label I realized we were drinking 90% plus grape juice. Yes you guessed it. SOOOO If it even looked like it MIGHT have a MLM smell I would never sign my name again.
95% of people fail by design, meaning that they lose money within the opportunity. That is normal in the MLM world and for some reason that has become accepted as being acceptable.
Again, some affiliate marketing companies are illegitimate and I cover these on my website as well. That is the key here. It is not an argument as to whether or not they do it, so you can do it. If it is unethical, it is unethical.
I decided to give it a shot as at the moment, the excitement everyone presented overcame me, but after about 6 days I came to realize how incredibly difficult it would be to get leads and sales, plus I could recognize after awhile that it was indeed a pyramid scheme
The customer should always come first. In MLM, the CEO comes first. I hope to see it become illegal in my lifetime, so sad watching brainwashed acquaintances fall down the wrong path… While I find insane degrees of success, my friends are still hustling. It’s sad- both angers me and saddens me. I guess this is the world now, one of many paths, and sticking to the honorable one continues to bring me massive rewards….
While I am focused on getting my first few employees, they still are working hard
(2) Most people go after their “warm” market. This has gone from contacting your friends and family, to “social media” spam. Log into Facebook, Twitter or Instagram these days and you will get blasted consistently with “mlm offers”. This is the new “warm” market and it is actually ruining the quality of social media. I sense a significant crackdown on this by major social media platforms.
You have to email them or private message them on Facebook for more information. That sort of elusive marketing by the distributors almost always means it is an MLM based pri, versus the sell of the product itself.
I think there is still a bit too much grey area out there, but over time and as the FTC and SEC go to work on these types of cases it will have a positive impact on the MLM and consumer industry as a whole.