Expensive Mistakes That Every Network Marketer is Making

You saw an ad in the paper for work. You call quickly to set an appointment as there is only room for 3 new business partners. “You MUST get in now”, the paper reads!

You call the number provided in the ad and set up an appointment to meet; accept the imagemeeting is to take place at the local coffee shop. Which you at first think is odd, but you are looking for a job so you agree to the time, date and location. After all it is the business opportunity of a lifetime.

You spot your contact at a table in the corner.  You feel so excited about this opportunity.  After the introductions your contact starts the meeting. Over a couple cups of coffee it is not long into the presentation that you discover you have been hoodwinked and manipulated into a multilevel business presentation.  At first you are a bit angry but listen to the hype and spiel.

Everything looks great!  The products are miraculously life changing – product users are imagegrowing back severed limbs and overweight people are losing weight so quickly that the earth tilts.  You think that the comp plan looks easy and with all those circles, you’ll be rich in no time.  The sponsors are supportive, the company is solid, the owner is a family man and has 4 families to prove it…the bottom line is you will be rich in no time.  Your sponsor tells you that you will be making about $3000.00 a month just 4 months from now.

With dollar signs still in your eyes you plunk down your $975.00 to get started and headimage on home, excited to share your new venture with your family, friends and co-workers. You begin to imagine spending your retirement years in Paradise as a millionaire!

Then reality sets in and it didn’t take long for it to hit you smack between the eyes. Only two months into your “opportunity of a lifetime” with the “Killer” compensation plan, when you’ve made no money and you wonder why you are no longer invited to weddings and funerals, you begin to contemplate in your mind why you can’t keep anyone in your business even if they have signed up. You  PAUSE…slow down and take a second look.

You come to the realization that…

  • Despite the “Killer” compensation plan the sponsor promoted in the presentation, you are getting paid just 3% on your personal customers.
  • You realize that in order for you to actually reach the top of the pay plan you will have to sponsor 36 people frontline instead of “just a few people who feel the same way you do”      
  • The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is starting to look like a bucket of manure.
  • You are a captive of the company because there are clauses in the contract you signed without reading that won’t let you retire or even take a vacation. Oh you can take a vacation if you want or even retire, but the clause says that distributors have an “ongoing” responsibility to service, supervise, motivate, train and assist other distributors in their organizations. Once you forfeit these responsibilities, your company will no longer pay you commissions.
  • Read your contract closely and you will also discover that you really can not will your business to your kids because in order for your heirs to keep your check they have to perform the same stuff YOU didn’t even know YOU had to do! 

You were manipulated.  You didn’t do your homework.  

In every other area of your life, you would have read the contract or the mortgage or the sales agreement or the terms and conditions or the financial statements and the policies and procedures.  You probably would have consulted your family and your friends.   

Face it…most of us spend more time planning our next vacation than we do researching and doing our due diligence when it comes to an home based business opportunity.  Here you are, about to invest time, money, and reputation into a business that you hope will take care of you and your family for the rest of your lives and how much time have you spent making sure of your decision?  Your family’s future is at stake, but you have trusted the stranger at the restaurant to tell you this is a good deal.

Learn how to protect yourself from  strangers in restaurants with the next best opportunity of a life time, a “Killer” compensation plan and expensive mistakes that every network marketer is making  by contacting us and we will share what we know.  Your family will thank you!

Once you know what to avoid, you’ll want to know what to look for.  Read our article on Knowing How to Analyze a Company Before Spending a Dime.

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Dave and Darlene Mills
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3 thoughts on “Expensive Mistakes That Every Network Marketer is Making

  1. Dave and Darlene, I must say you have a wonderful and very educational blog. I am looking forward to reading more! It’s all about learning the skills and getting the right training.
    Best Wishes,

  2. Thank you so much Christy, first for stopping by to read our blog and second for taking the time to leave a comment.
    Thanks for the kind words…and we agree success is about getting the right skills and the right training.

    ~Darlene and Dave

  3. This is a terrific article every Network Marketer should pay attention to.
    Newbies in particular need this information, but I know many folks in the biz who have been reworking these same mistakes for years.
    It’s time to get educated on the Big MLM Lies!


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