Three relevant tidbits:
1. Money is not the primary motivation for aspiring entrepreneurs — only 3 percent (half of the 6 percent in 2005) said getting rich was the main reason they wanted to start a business.
2. Doing work that they really love was the main reason for launching a business.
3. Second most popular reason: “To be my own boss.”
These findings raise two questions:
1. Why do nearly ALL pitches for doing network marketing lead with the money, when most people say that is NOT the main reason they want to start a business?
2. Why are upline people so bossy to their downline, enterpreneurs all, insisting that the only way to make money is “their” way, i.e., recruiting?
First, their fixation on recruiting is obviously not effective long term, given the 95% drop out rate. Second, people who want to have their own little business say the reason is “to be my own boss.” Indeed, many recruiters pitch “Fire your boss” as their recruiting mantra.
So shall we stop now with the bossy attitude towards others who want to be their own boss?
Isn’t the continued insistence on the “duplication” of upline methods and the questionable ‘systems’ of others the very stuff that has given us a 95% drop out rate?
Yes, I know recruiting gives the sponsors a fast buck. So perhaps it’s just a selfish motive. Or they don’t know that loyal customers can bring long term income, think AOL. Or perhaps their products aren’t good enough for anyone to buy, except for those who are making money selling them.
In any case, isn’t it carrying the flag for the same old same old, without thinking, that amplifies people’s perception of network marketers low rent types?