In a survey I’m running right now, the HUGE majority (82.3%!!) of folks say that they were utterly “unprepared” to do network marketing. They admit they had no idea how to make money with it – after they’d signed up and paid their money.
Have they all been exploited? Or is everyone just naive? Or does that go together?
It’s much harder and takes much longer to make any money doing network marketing (MLM) than the recruiters let on.
Why they don’t let on…
Recruiters have a simple agenda when they stand up on stage: Persuade you to give them your money. A big percent goes into their own bank accounts. Even if you fail, that initial order puts money in their personal bank accounts. Orders from failed reps is a big income source – for companies and recruiters.
Of course, you don’t know that. You thought you were paying in to have an opportunity to make quick and easy money having others sell for ya.
Only it’s not that easy.
And the fact that nearly everyone here is happy to admit that they were totally unprepared for the business tells me that recruiters are doing an excellent job of conning new people. Yes, some may be naive and trusting. Is that a reason to prey upon them?
The taken get wise to what happened to them pretty quickly. And when they do, they tell their friends. Many of whom also have a war story to share. And the stigma continues to grow – like a giant slimy amoeba rolling across the U.S.
Aren’t the recruiters pissing in the remaining prospect pool for everyone else?
Shouldn’t we speak up? Even if it means a mom does NOT sign up – and we don’t make that fast start bonus – because she has no business being in this business?
Am I wrong here?
P.S. I will be offering a new live program soon, “How to recruit without peeing in the pool.” One how-to program I’ll draw on is the Art of Recruiting. Email me if you’d like info about the upcoming “recruit without peeing…” program, and if you have the A of R already or not.