How to know if your MLM is being fair

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.

Conclusion:

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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How to Be successful in MLM

The spiritual side of marketing

Alright, MLMer, you’ve tried it all. You’ve read it all. And you’ve been to all the meetings. If you’ve attended all of the self help sessions you can stand, and read every motivational book out there, but still don’t have the results you are looking for, then you may want to try hooking the divine up with your efforts.

Keep the main thing the main thing

Is your life in balance? Do you have time with your family? How are your devotions each morning (prayer time, Bible time)? If you think you are lacking in these areas, work on them first. He promised us that He would add all of these things to us if we seek His kingdom first. But really, how many of us do that? Do we read His word? Do we spend time with Him in the morning? If you aren’t putting Him first, do that first.

ask God to bless your business and to show you a plan for your business.

So many people ask others for advice, but shouldn’t we go to God first…. and listen?  He promises He will be there to guide us if we seek Him with all our heart.

seek the scriptures for some light on your business situation (God speaks through His word)

It’s amazing how many times the Almighty will really speak a spot on word to us through His written word, if we just humble ourselves and expectantly search the scriptures.

knock–Put feet to your prayers and work the plan that God gives you

When, and only when you are confident God has put an actual business plan in your soul, go ahead and work that plan. Yes we can pray and read the scriptures, and yes we definitely need to make sure that our business has the right place in our lives. But at the end of the day, we need to “put feet to our prayers” and go out and make it happen. He promised to be with us each step of the way, if we put Him first.

Would you like to read more about the area of Spirituality? Click here for more about Spiritual authority in your finances.

What to look for in an MLM company

If you’ve been following this blog for any length of time, then you know that I am a Level 3 Director for Coastal Vacations. So you probably think that I am going to tell you that Coastal Vacations is “the” MLM that you should go for.

But that’s not true. For two reasons (actually, 3).

First of all, Coastal Vacations is not an MLM.  It’s members make money off of direct sales, not off of residual commissions. But that’s okay, because every single director makes at least $1000 per sale. Minimum.  Yes, the Coastal Opportunity pays phenomenal commissions to it’s directors.  At $1000+ per sale, it’s the best Network Marketing Opportunity I have ever seen. Which brings me to my next point:

Sales. As in, you have to sell. And this usually means selling on the phone. So unless you have a better way of promoting the product, or are willing to be trained on the phone, you shouldn’t join Coastal Vacations and expect to never use the phone.

Incidentally, fear of the phone is the NUMBER ONE source of anxiety with former Coastal Vacations Members. I know, because many of them contact me to re-sign up with my training program. Which brings me to my final point:

Don’t sign up for Coastal Vacations unless you sign up with a director who trains their people.

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