As I think back on my experiences with MLM companies I realize that I’ve learned so much over time. I’ve asked myself the question “would I want my children joining an mlm”? What would I say to them when they first bring up their first business opportunity? What kind of advice should I give them and what are the things that I’ve learned up to this point that I should share with someone else.
MLM companies aren’t all bad. Some of the products are worth it and some of them just make no sense. MLM has got a bad rep because a good majority of people have never made money in them. A lot of people don’t stick around. Some just don’t understand the concept of being their own boss. And others are just plain lazy.
But I wanted to share 5 things that I would talk to my kids about MLM’s.
They Take Time
You’re not going to understand hat business fully in the first day or month. Give it sometime to really embrace the culture and the vision behind the company. Understand that it will take you some time to see what they’re trying to do for the community and why they’re doing it. You won’t make money right away so please don’t be foolish and quit your job and say you made it. Take your time and ease your way into the business.
They’re All Not Scams
You will run into some MLM’s that are just out for your money. The products don’t work or they break. The leaders are garbage and you won’t make any honest money. But their are some that are honest and that are worth your time. You will have to figure out which ones they are but once you do stick with it and center yourself around people that want the same lifestyles as you.
Be Honest With Your Results
If you’re not making any money then say that. Don’t tell a person that you’re number on the leader boards and you can’t even find the leader boards. Don’t screen shot someone else’s numbers or check and photoshop your name into it just to have your cousin sign up under you. Be honest and say that you’re working towards your goals and willing to help them work towards their’s too.
If You Can’t Commit For One Year Don’t Start
Commit yourself to that business for one year. Don’t do any other thing for that year. Understand your business and thrive in that business. Set the tone for your team and let them know that you’re here for the long run and don’t promote anything else along side that MLM that won’t benefit your team. Continue to be honest and focus on your goals.
Find A Mentor That Has The Results You Want
Don’t focus on the money that they just make either. Focus on how their personality is. How they think, respond to situations, how they challenge themselves and their team. Find a mentor that offers you the encouragement that you need and deserve for that first year. If they lie or steal from the company then don’t follow them. Their money and respect will run out very soon.
Their are more things I would want to express to my children about MLM’s but these are the top 5 things I would want to share. I’m apart of an MLM/affiliate marketing program called Empower Network and I know their were things I had to consider before joining that you can read here. But I wanted to make sure that for my children I would be able to share my thoughts and feelings with them about the MLM industry.
We all have our own experiences with them but what would you say to your children about them when they find their first one? How would you break it down? If their is one thing that someone could of shared with you before you joined your first MLM what would it be?