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Re: Wow! No wonder I can't make any money!
Posted By: Bob E. In Response To: Wow! No wonder I can't make any money! (Mike S.)
Date: Saturday, April 19, 2008, at 7:28 a.m.(pst)
In Response To: Wow! No wonder I can't make any money! (Mike S.)
>> A couple years ago I posted a couple ideas for someone that
>> wanted to make $1000 or more a month at, with no connection to me
>> whatsoever, and not a single person asked for more info.
Can you supply more info please? I'm not being a goofball. I genuinely would like you to give more info.
>> My daughters make
>> $2000 plus a month whenever they work the business.
More info please.
>> Magic word...work.
Yes, that's the key. However, I find that most people out there looking for a "business opportunity" are looking for easy money and not hard work, which is why there are so many biz op related scams and shams out there. These people are easy targets and VERY profitable. Suckers always are. LOL.
>> In any situation, do your homework, check out every opportunity completely.
>> And whenever anyone tells you it won't work or it isn't any good, make
>> sure the answers are facts not opinions.
I agree completely. You must use your common sense and if your common sense tells you that it is a legit venture that could bring in money with hard/smart work and dedication then please don't listen to the naysayers. There are naysayers everywhere that just like to put everything down (except whatever it is they do). Some people like to find every little negative thing they can about a biz opp and try to beat it to death because they think that this the way to go. The problem is, if you set your mind to prove a biz opp is not worth it, you will, no matter how legit it is and no matter how profitable it could be with some work. If you don't use your common sense, then you will believe these naysayers and lose your chance at an opportunity to make money. You have to ignore them. BUT, but, but, you do HAVE TO use good common sense. If someone is telling you that you can make X amount of money very easily with no work, they are lying to you and you had better have the common sense to see that otherwise you are a sucker with an open wallet.
As far as MLM goes, unfortunately MLM has gotten a bad reputation over the last decade or more. You can thank the pyramid scams out there that associated themselves with MLM, you can thank the people out there that do not understand the difference between MLM and pyramid scams, and you can also thank the MANY MLMs out there that are more or less cults that focus on and force people to recruit and look down on their members that simply just want to focus on selling the product(s). At this point, MLM has such a tarnished reputation that it cannot be repaired. The individual must learn to understand what is a reputable MLM company and then find one (I can tell you that the reputable ones are not many at this point but they do exist).
Here is a brief checklist on finding a good MLM...
1. Do they sell a decent product/service that lives up to the marketing info and the expectations of the consumer created by that marketing info?
2. Do they allow you to merely focus on product sales and not recruiting other sale people if you so choose to?
3. Do they put you down mentally and/or emotionally or penalize you in some way, publicly or privately, for either not recruiting at all, not recruiting enough, or not making enough sales?
4. Do they conduct "seminars" (mandatory or not) where they try to brainwash you with unrealistic dreams and make you chant them over and over again with the group?
If the answers to 1 and 2 are YES and if the answers to 3 and 4 are NO, then I believe that in the vast majority of cases you've found yourself a reputable MLM company. The problem is that you will find that there are so few that when you finally find one, there is a good chance you will not join them because you are not interested in the product. Not every legit MLM is for everybody. If you're not passionate about the product, even a little bit, you will most likely not make many or even any sales.
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