As one of the proponents of SWOM for several months, some things have come to light, recent changes, that have Changed my feelings about this network. It’s getting worse, not better.
As a leader in the network marketing industry, many people trust my business decisions; When SWOM originally came out, the opportunity was new, a fresh idea – and it had a lot of good things going for it.
If you have no idea what SWOM is about, please watch this free, 1 hour ‘training’ about how to make money with SWOM – BUT – Oh No! – MOST of the information shared, is now Changed. The benefits blue members had, are now gone. Those changes, make it difficult for blue members to see the ‘value’ of upgrading to Gold, and this means, Gold members are not making money on the site.
Many will argue that the ‘real value’ of SWOM is found in building relationships with like minded people. That the goal is to funnel people from SWOM, into your other business opportunities – email lists – etc…
Even I made this argument, BEFORE the recent changes; now Blue members are limited to how many profiles they can view, and they’ve made it extremely difficult for a blue member, to seriously market their opportunities, email lists, etc. – so the ONLY way to do this, is to upgrade to Gold.
However, no one wants to pay money, just to build relationships, and build their list, when they can do that for FREE on Facebook, a site with over 500 Million users; where as SWOM just recently broke the 100,000 mark — the Only POINT of paying Money to be a Gold Member on swom, is to EARN money, WHILE you network.
So, the ability to “EARN MONEY on SWOM” – must be evaluated by any Real Business Leader. Many have chosen to downgrade to blue, and leave the site. I actually chose to raise the question, and Swom has now attempted to Silence me.
All of these are signs, that this company is on the brink of going OUT Of business.
Their business model, just is not as SOUND as it should have been; and it’s mostly due to the changes they make, which keep making the opportunity worse; instead of better.
With fewer people upgrading to Gold, and with so many people downgrading to Blue, the ‘value of the points’ people rack up on SWOM has gone down.
Would any smart investor continue to put money into a product who’s value is Decreasing? Certainly not.
Yet there are people on Swom, who have fallen in love with the company, and are blindly going to go down with the ship; This happens in business; and a guy by the name of John Costino, actually referred to people like this as ‘Cheerleaders’ – people who refuse to look at another company or idea, simply because they don’t want to admit that the ship they are on, is sinking.
These turn of events sadden me.
With so many skeptical people in the world today, nothing is worse than having to Admit that a Ship You promoted, is Sinking; the hope always is that I am talking to people who have at least somewhat reasonable expectations, who understand that ships (in business) sink all the time.
The AVERAGE company goes OUT OF BUSINESS within their first 5 years; It’s extremely rare for a company to make it to 10 years; So when a company that is new, does not make it, no one should be surprised; that is the RISK we all take, by joining a “new company” – when it fails, the reaction should never be “these things just dont work” – instead, it should be – ok, this didn’t work, is there another one like it, that can work? … will work? … or is working???
The answer for ME is CrazyGood.
I’m actually a big advocate of this ‘new idea’ of social networking for money. Social Networking sites are a hit! People who manage to run a successful social networking site, bring in a LOT of Money. Yet, none of these sites, are paying MONEY to the users, who helped THEM Make the money they are making.
See, a social networking site is NOTHING without the people who use those sites, to network, and socialize.
So, that is what drew me to the opportunity with SWOM, many months ago; That is what drew me to take a close look at the Aaachoo network, at YourNight, at BreezyBuzz, at WomVegas, and others like these, that promote ‘paying it’s members to use the site’
So far, all of them have been riddled with problems.
Let’s look closely at SWOM’s business model.
Join for Free, upgrade to Gold at anytime, and pay $24.95/mo
YOU earn $15 fast start bonus on people who upgrade to Gold
(this means, the company only makes $10 that month)
Then, they pay you $5/mo if that person remains Gold.
So, you need at least 5 gold members, to break even each month;
You need 6-10 Gold members to make a profit; With 10 gold members, your profit is Only $25/mo
SO to REALLY earn money with SWOM, you need to be Very Good at Sponsoring people into opportunities.
The average networker in our industry, sponsors between 3-5 people in their Career as a network marketer.
With NO multi level payout, you can see, it becomes Extremely difficult for someone to EARN Money with Swom’s business model; As more and more people see that, more and more are leaving the site.
The TopNetworkersGroup seeks to educate people first, so that they can make Wise business decisions; NEVER Marry a Company; what matters to us, are the PEOPLE we work with; that is who we are loyal to; No opportunity lasts forever, that is what the word itself means.
An Opportunity is, by definition, finite; it’s a “window of time” – All Opportunity is a window, that eventually will Close; while the Opportunity with SWOM is ‘possible’ – it’s way too difficult for the average person.
That being said, of course, I am an advocate of a person, who is average, stretching themselves, getting out of their comfort zone, and through the improvement, reaching higher heights in life; The downside of all FREE Opportunities is, they tend to attract ‘Lazy People’ who want to make lots of money, with very little effort, and especially without ‘investment’ of time, or money.
To reach the destination of Financial Freedom in business, both are required. Without Time, and Money, a person will not treat their business with enough importance, to earn what’s possible.
This is why the difficulty with SWOM makes it a ‘waste of time’ – rather than a true reward of time; yet, there is a company, that is doing it right.
That company, is Crazygood.com
In this video “What Happened to Myspace” – I explain this new social network, that has been around since August of 2010 – so it’s ‘new’ and yes, that means there is a risk, that this will not last long term. What this site needs, are people who ‘get it’ and will SHARE this opportunity and help CREATE a success story out of this awesome Idea. More comments below the video …
The differences for Crazygood vs. Swom should become obvious after watching this video. Specifically with their business model. With No Free members, your time spent referring people is rewarded immediately. It’s $1 … which is not much; but neither is the price of membership; Everyone can afford $10 per month – everyone.
Also, they have a 5 level payout; So a person could sponsor the industry average of 3-5 people, and if everyone in their network did the same, they’d still earn between $330/mo – and $3,900/mo
This kind of income earning is just not possible with SWOM.
Also, you can still build relationships with like minded people; You can still funnel people from Crazygood, into your other opportunities. If you, as serious business person are looking for a Good ‘investment’ and want to earn while you network, with social networking, Crazygood is clearly the winner.
There were/are problems with Other sites :: such As Aaachoo, which went out of business, due to never being run properly; the forced matrix aspect, attracted a lot of Lazy people who expected to make money from spillover and did not sponsor anyone at all.
With YourNight, the site was in such bad shape, for so long, that people just stopped using it; it’s not growing. It’s been undergoing a new-relaunch; we’ll see how that goes; however with people signing up for free most never upgrade;
A company that requires money to join, is always going to have an edge; because while Network Marketing has a 90% attrition rate, at least these companies are Making MONEY For each person that joins; when you invest Money into something, you value it more than you do, for something you did not pay money for.
Just think of the things we often do with gifts people GIVE us, vs. possessions we had to work hard to purchase ourselves.
So all things considered, CrazyGood is emerging as the Clear winner, as a social networking site, that will cater to everyone in the network marketing industry; as well as people in other areas of Sales and Marketing :: including anyone who just wants to earn more money than they are making right now, who simply don’t mind referring people to take a look, at what we have going on.
Here’s a Video to look around CrazyGood’s inside ::
if you’d like to get started, simply go to http://topnetworkersgroup.com/cg
If you’d like to see how much money you could earn, go to http://topnetworkersgroup.com/cg/earnings.php