“MLMs grow by exploiting people’s relationships.
If you are going to be in an MLM, you must accept
that selling to your friends, neighbors and family is
part of “building your business.” The MLM’s call this
“networking.” But to those not “in” the MLM, it seems as if the
friendship is being abuses or used merely a pretext for selling.
There is no compromise here, try as you might.
“While this is the most difficult point to make, it is perhaps
the most important. Anyone who has any experience with
an MLM has strong feelings, either for or against, and this
is the problem. Polarization runs deep.” More here
Some network marketers feel this way too. But the quote above refers to
“those not in the MLM”. Are you presenting to those folks?
Here’s a way to keep this emotion from creeping up in a friend. At the end of
your little presentation, be it about the business or the product, ask
this “closing” question:
“Do you know anyone who might like to know about something like that?”
Wait until you get a response. It will be as if you asked the person if they
know anyone who plays tennis. Wait to hear the answer. Sometimes,
the right person has been known to say, “Yes, me!” And if not,
forward, march. And you have not lost your friend. That is, if you
let it go.