After getting involve with MLM or Network Marketing for 12 years or more (coupled with one’s ability to get more information from the Internet about the industry), it is surprising to note that there are learned people avoiding it like a plague, worst still, their reasoning on why they do not want to get involve with this kind of business opportunity is laughable. It truly shows their FEAR due to false evidence appearing real kind of information that they had received so far about the industry, their ignorance at times do baffled me.
They make decision based on information received from people who were less informed about MLM or Network Marketing. They were also known to have make decision after hearing from people who had not done it before!
To me, they seem kind of stupid and my conclusion is that they were too AFRAID to even try it.
Why are people still afraid of MLM?
The MLM or Network Marketing has been around for close to 60 years by now yet it is not as old as the Insurance industry which is more than 150 years old. It had also accumulated quite a lot of bad publicity about the industry during first few decades.
For 2 to 3 decades, many smart crook exploited the potential of this business model by creating their own business model to cheat people of their money. That resulted in the world having several Ponzi or Pyramid Scam. Over a period of time, people became aware of the negative aspect of the business instead of the good one. It is also during these period (the 80s to the 90s, I believed) that most countries with MLM companies start to take a serious look at those ponzi and pyramid scams and declared them illegal by Law. Whoever partake in such schemes were punished severely.
What happen next?
Most countries that embraced the MLM or Network Marketing businesses started their own Direct Sales Association that looks after the interest of these companies and their distributors. They act as an agency that investigate, mitigate or mete out punishment to any MLM companies that do not operate within the Law of the Country.
Even Singapore opens up its market on December 2000 to the MLM or Network Marketing industry after knowing the legitimacy of the business!
During the last 10 years or more, you barely hear about any Ponzi or Pyramid Marketing in operation any more, YET when there is a single incident regarding it, the industry reputation suffer again. People still avoid it or shunned it just because of that sole incident. To me, its like “Not driving a car anymore just because the possibility of an accident can happen” OR “Not eating a fish anymore just because he/she have been choke by the bone before” Stupid, right?
What will happen if they go around telling people not to drive or eat any fish because of such incidents? Sound stupid right? BUT that is exactly what people are doing to the MLM industry!
Instead of focusing on the negativity, many people FAILED to look at what had happened to the MLM or Network Marketing industry during the past twenty (20) years:
- The industry now has a Trillion dollar potential covering anything from Household to Wellness, Anti-Aging and even Travels for Dream Holiday!
- Over the years, many of those distributors who partake in it had become financially rich. Some MLM companies even declared them as Million Dollars Achiever, meaning to say, people became Millionaire because of such a business model. What does this tells you?
- Even big time entrepreneur such as Warren Buffet, Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki gave accolade to this form of business generation.
- More and more professionals beside the stayed-at-home-housewives are joining the industry. You will find doctors, lawyers, teachers, pharmacists, accountants or even successful conventional businessmen or businesswomen in any MLM gatherings or conventions.
Are they OUT OF THEIR MIND? You decide.
This is the only industry that has no limitation about who should or should not join the business opportunity except that You must be within the Legal Working Age of your country (usually 18 years old!). It comprises of the educated and uneducated, the rich and the poor, the tall and the thin, the fat and the slim, the good and the ugly etc. It had no boundaries (more than 200 countries are now opened to MLM or Network Marketing Companies), it has no race or religion restriction too.
For some Companies, you can literally sell their products cross-border without any restrictions or worry about the law as long as you are selling in accordance with the approved website pricing and approved products of that respective countries. Meaning to say, that …
YOU ARE AN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSMAN!
Yet, many people (educated and uneducated) still insist that the MLM or Network Marketing is shady, untrustworthy or too risky. Instead, they rather choose the conventional way of making money by SELLING their time for money (JOB) which they have totally no control of. OR, they will embark on a venture trying to become their own BOSS without realizing that its more like a JOB but at the expense of even MORE PERSONAL TIME and MONEY.
Are you afraid of MLM? and WHY? Only you have the answer for yourself BUT after reading the above information, I sincerely hope that YOU have a clearer picture on what is happening around you. The MLM or Network Marketing is ever growing and will never stopped for a long long time, trust me!
Only those who embraced it has a BETTER CHANCE of achieving Financial Freedom or Time Freedom. However, whether YOU are brave enough to give it a shot or not, the DECISION and CHOICE still lies with you.
Albert Einstein said “Doing the same thing day after day and expecting a different result is INSANITY.”
Are you like this? I was like that too but now things are different as I embrace this model of business into my life. Yes, I am not rich today but at least I am ahead of most people in terms of mindset and dedication and my cash is already on the pipeline.
If you are keen to know more about MLM or Network Marketing, why not read those articles appended below? My sincere wish is that it will give you a different perspective about the Business Opportunity or potential of such a business model. It is hope that over time, you will make an informed decision whether to get involve with it or not. Cheers!
Some article to consider reading:
Some Business Opportunities for your perusal:
Nuskin — Wellness and Anti-Aging Business Opportunity (Sponsor ID: SG2054603)
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