The Downside Of Network Marketing (What We Don’t Like To Talk About In MLM)
Ever been in a Lockerroom Training with leadership from your MLM or Network Marketing Opportunity? Well if you’ve ever accomplished any level of leadership with a company you will usually find yourself in some ‘leaders only’ meetings. This is where a lot more is shared than what is Usually shared; this is where the conversations get Real Intense. This is where you’ll hear much more about the Downside of Network Marketing.
The downside of Network Marketing is what most do not want to talk about. Instead, most leaders spend their time talking about the upside of Network Marketing; the Opportunity. We call that ‘casting vision’. The vision is realistic too. It encourages you and I to embrace the idea of leverage. That if we employ the efforts of other people, we too can earn the kind of incomes that super successful business owners earn.
This is where you’ll find the downside – when we are relying on the efforts of others; if the others do not produce any results; because they’re not making any efforts to produce results – that leverage does you no good. This is where a lot of leaders wind up; They get started with a bang, make money, build a team – and suddenly the network is pulled apart. They find out the people who’s ‘efforts’ they’ve leveraged have decided that they no longer want to promote ‘that company’ anymore; They want to do different things.
This is the downside of network marketing – relying on other people. Leverage :: you see this concept works in the Corporate world because you are literally ’employing’ people by giving them a wage; an hourly, linear wage. you, the business owner pay them a salary to produce (and make efforts to produce) — or else they will Lose that wage.
People, who are easily enslaved by comfort like this; will stay at that place of employment because they can depend on that paycheck. Most won’t look for ‘better paying jobs” – although some will. Almost none are looking at investments; or ‘income opportunities’ – and what keeps happening lately is, more and more of the people who Are joining MLM are bringing this Employment Mentality with them.
This isn’t new, it’s always been part of the high attrition rate in network marketing; another downside in some people’s eyes; others simply see it as ‘sorting’; almost like a ‘survival of the fittest’ perception of it. Many are called, but so few are around a year later – this has always been the case. This has always been a downside. The ‘incentives” are just not strong enough. We talk about ‘knowing your why” but so many people never tie that into their ‘reason’ to be in a network marketing venture.
In today’s climate, with so many MLM companies popping up – it’s a constant battle going on of ‘which opportunities to join’ – and with so many people In society having an employee mentality – which is built into us through our school system – what has ended up happening is, most networkers are simply ‘targeting’ other networkers.
They’re not out there going after people who ‘value’ working a job; and getting a steady paycheck, over creating a steady FLOW of income streams – diversified investments that are raining time freedom upon their lives; why not experience wealth? If you don’t like it you can always go back to being BROKE! ……… or, ‘just getting by’ … aka, living paycheck to paycheck. Even though we all know this is not a ‘stable’ way to live; so many of us in society continue to prefer that way of life.
You see it’s a DECISION That people have to make; to LIVE differently!
Until then, they are still a slave to money; they are not free to pursue their MISSION!
This downside of our industry in some folks eyes, is why the DS Domination Affiliate Opportunity has become so popular over the last year – since coming out in late 2012, the DSD opportunity has already helped people retire from their 9-5’s; without relying on other people – this is the draw – this is what’s made this one such a big hit with networkers.
If the people they’ve ‘leveraged’ and ’employed’ – and ‘partnered up with’ – as affiliates of DSD, decide that they’re not going to put any effort into learning how to list, and get sales on ebay; if they decide to quit and try out other income opportunities instead; if they put DSD on the backburner as so many networkers like to call it, it doesn’t stop or block your opportunity to make money on ebay.
There are a lot of people who for a long, long time now, have made their living from ebay. The Chief Vision Officer, Emeritus for the 1mlmsystem, Milton Mouzon Jr., was already making decent income from ebay when I first met him, through the Crazygood income opportunity (Which is no longer in business) – and without broadcasting too much of his personal business, let’s just say he’s doing pretty well on ebay to this day. Well enough to have said bye bye to the 9-5 job world himself; and he’s not even part of the DSD opportunity (at this time).
However, this was something he and I spoke about, in the early pre-launch days of the 1mlmsystem; and it’s something I’m still very open to as leaders emerge within the 1mlmsystem, to share their insights and expertise in several areas of business; but I’ll talk more about that in a different post – my main point is that DS Domination is doing a lot of what I wanted to do – but they honestly did it way better than anything I could’ve thought of.
The creators of the DSD opportunity, Roger, Hitesh, and all the leaders who’ve really blazed a trail and led the way, showing others that YES, you can make money on ebay and not have to rely on recruiting other people; they’ve all done an outstanding job with this one.
Here to announce, that DS Domination is NOW officially a part of the 1mlmsystem – which only makes sense. It fits right into the ultimate vision of our Team. We embrace the new school, and want our team members to have real business skills. We want you to learn SEO and understand how to get more web traffic without having to pay for ads; or lose money on buying stuff you can’t afford. We ant you to ‘scale your business’ in a way that moves you from what you can afford to invest; on a monthly basis. YOU need a budget.
The downside of network marketing that I’ve been writing about here – the Employee mentality – well they are not really budget oriented. Since employees are not thinking about investments, the money they get from those paychecks is usually spent, before they even get those paychecks; this too, happens in network marketing.
People start making money in network marketing and go out and spend it. They don’t think about re-investing it. They’re not thinking about a business budget; a month to month evaluation of what they can actually afford to invest; so they can scale their business up; This is important because, how can you show others the way to make money without a lot of money, by constantly forcing the notion down people’s throats that the ONLY way to make money, is to spend a LOT of it?
These ideas that are prevalent in network marketing today, are confusing and discouraging to most people. It’s counter productive. So instead we encourage our business partners to learn; to grow; to expand their skillsets; Not to be ‘satisfied’ with just getting by; to Change their thought process; To get on a budget; to approach MLM intelligently; to build a team around teamwork and loyalty; so that as we Go forward and GROW forward, we all become stronger. You see if you and I are mastering skills like, how to make money on ebay, how to SEO blogs and websites, how to Use Lists for Effective email Marketing, How to ‘network’ on social networks; and get results – if we create this TEAM of skilled professionals who are working together — how can we NOT make money in multiple places?
That’s why we keep telling you; Think BEYOND The programs;
YES; DSD is going to unleash a beast within; you’re going to start getting ChaChings on your phone; you’re going to learn how to make money on other platforms; including amazon; You’re going to gain a valuable skillset. But, then what?
Think BEYOND the Programs
– Get Started with OUR partnership Today – and we’ll start exploring what’s beyond, for you. We’ll start with where we are Today – and build great things together; SUBSTANTIAL and RELIABLE income – together; which we can use FOR our mission; our purpose for being here – So that we can invest in a better world; better communities; and continually invest in creating better people. That’s our mission – you’re invited to be part of it. I look forward to Welcoming you aboard!