Here are some of the dirty tricks that some Multi-level-marketing companies will try:
Stealing your commissions.
Some companies will pass your commission down to your downline if they make a higher commission rate on a given month than you do. If you are with a company that has a commission structure set up like this, your downline can come in and sweep up your commissions….nice reward for training them, eh?
Carrot and stick motivation tactics
A lot of Multi-level-marketing companies will set the minimum amount of sales you need to make just higher than what most people usually sell in their company. Yes, these Mulit-level-marketing companies know what the average person in their company sells, and they use that figure to determine what minimum amount of sales you must make in order to qualifying for a larger commission bracket….so that you never sell enough to actually make any real commission.
Failing to mail you your commissions
Mlmer, do you take the time to calculate what your commissions are? Do you really do the math each month? Many of you don’t, which is exactly what many MLM companies expect you to neglect. Don’t think they’d do this? Just ask around (though, ahem, I’m sure YOUR company would NEver do that!)
Going out of Business
Sadly, many MLM companies never get off the ground, so to speak. Once they do gain momentum, they may be only a few lawsuits away from losing it all. This is very concerning, as many MLMs provide the best profit potential to the very newest arrivals. It’s a delicate balance choosing a company that is new enough to be profitable, tempered with the age it takes to be solid. What do I mean exactly? Well, many MLMs are structured so that those who get on board first get the highest commissions. In other words, often if you join an MLM that is saturated, you won’t make as much profit as if you’d signed on early in its history.
The long and short of it is, many MLMers jump from one opportunity to the next newest one, hoping to make a profit, or to leave a burning ship before it sinks.
Joining an MLM in the infancy of its formation can be very lucrative, if you do your homework and find that the company appears to be solvent.
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