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Re: If we're all selling, who's producing?
Posted By: Michael J McMillan In Response To: Re: If we're all selling, who's producing? (Dennis Bevers)
Date: Sunday, December 16, 2007, at 12:07 p.m.(pst)
In Response To: Re: If we're all selling, who's producing? (Dennis Bevers)
Dennis, it occurs to me that there's a bit of a disconnect in business. Witness the reply right below yours, from Greg. He's produced something but has no idea, apparently, how to advertise it. MLM seems to involve marketing without a product so often that it becomes hard for an honest MLM to get any headway. I wonder if there's a way to get the two groups together.
>> Year's ago, someone noted that nothing happens until someone buys
>> something. We don't live in a vacuum, and many things aren't bought until
>> the product or service is advertised.
>> We also serve the economy who only sell advertising and marketing.
>> As for sitting around waiting to sell something, I can testify that
>> not that much is bought passively in my industry. Selling involves work in
>> many cases. Which is why so few starters are unsuccessful in my industry
>> today. Too many discover that work and effort are involved and don't even
>> One of the largest distributors in the promotional advertising
>> industry paid over $240 Million for Strawbelly.com . Once they found out
>> the passive sales didn't justify the price they paid it was too late.
>> Strawbelly.com became just another forgotten name in the dot.com boom
>> turned to bust. The buying company took a multi-million dollar write-off
>> for their expensive lesson in passive internet sales.
>> I believe it was Albert Einstein who noted that many people overlook
>> opportunity, because it comes wearing blue jeans, disguised as work! (Or
>> words to that effect.)
>> Many salespeople recognize that sales involves effort and are thankful
>> that more people don't go into sales as a career. With twice as many sales
>> people, the slice of pie for the average salesman would get smaller. The
>> professional salesperson would still have a generous portion, as they
>> would continue to do what it takes to maintain their market share.
>> Dennis Bevers
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