You see all those people faking and pretending and you just know there has to be something wrong with network marketing…. isn’t that right?
Yes it is.
There is a ton of shit in this industry. And it’s not really the industry but the people in it. But when you think about it, they are the industry… it’s all a weird mess and I’ll tell you why right here and right now.
I read somewhere network marketing got really popular around the 50s when people saw how freaking lucrative it was to be on top of a mountain…
…I didn’t want to say on top of a pyramid to not make it sound that bad, cause network marketing is not all bad.
Anyway, some guy made up some product (back then they still cared what they sold) and started joining people, the joined people started joining other people and they really got it going, since they were first, plus they as I already said, back then it was still more of a business…
…other people saw how well it worked and started network marketing companies too, until now when it’s almost every second company that is network marketing and no one cares about anything else but joining people…
…which would not be bad if almost all of the so called ‘leaders’ weren’t only playing with people’s emotions to join them and make them sell whatever it is… they do it, cause uplifting people sells, and it sells a lot.
People would rather hear they would get rich fast than slow and with a lot of hard work, it’s our human nature, whether lying about it is good or bad I’ll leave for you to decide.
Now, I want you to get this really as I’m saying it, network marketing is just fine, you can start a network marketing company and make a killing (you can’t get rich selling at the bottom though), and if you choose to sell something worth it, like entrepreneurs do, there won’t be anything wrong with it…
…however, us- people – tend to manipulate the crap our of everything to make more money, and network marketing has reached the point where people want to make money out the business model alone, no one cares about adding value to the marketplace, at least a little.
So the following is happening:
You see money snapshots, stories, people pretending to be what they are not all over the place, just to make you join… to make the next quick buck, because the “leaders” tell them to do that, and because that’s what actually impresses the poor, who are network marketers’ target market.
Companies make 5 calls a day (they call them different clever names like ‘wake up calls’, or ’empower hour’ to, well again, uplift people), ten events a week LOL, where people always talk about success and money, and positive mindset and millions and bla bla bla, and never actually talk about business.
This is what makes MLM a joke and gets people who actually understand the business world to run away.
Money snapshots and stories sell, but as a friend of mine once said:
“we could sell crap and still get rich, but what would that turn us into?”
Before everything you need to think business… leave your emotions aside. Enjoy all the stories you hear, because some of them are very interesting and you can actually use them to fall asleep easier, but use your brain before joining something.
Network marketing is still business – it takes money, skills and persistence, and a quality product to not be recognized as a douche (most don’t care as long as the sell, but I know you do, you are an entrepreneur). You won’t get rich if you miss any of those factors, despite all the stories and “marvels” you hear day after day.
You have to know joining a network marketing business only for the money is not a good idea, not to say it’s a horrible idea. The products are what you should join for… and whether someone needs these products. You can uplift people and sell pretty much anything, but I already told you what that turns you into. You should also take a look at what it takes to build a business, and really get you won’t make millions in a month.
You will go through all the difficulties everybody who got rich had gone through. Network marketing is no fairy tale that will make you rich in a day… it is a business – takes money, skills and lots of hard work.
You can still choose the option to lie the crap out of everything like most network marketers do though LOL, but I don’t think you will like this… you are reading my blog, you must be awesome.
It really makes me feel bad to see network marketing has become more of a wolf and newbies’ business… it’s mostly a bunch of wolves selling to emotionally unstable newbies who know nothing about business, that fall for all those false money making stories.
There are still legitimate companies out there, not all are like that. You can read this to get to know how to make it happen in any of them:
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