DVenturous wrote:Good post, Jay
Many folks feel building an MLM business takes too long to produce a profit.
Most are afraid they'll run out of money promoting them before they start
to see any results, which is why funded proposal systems exist.
And many more are afraid they'll have to become salespeople to "push"
products and services.
These are very good ones. I heard this often before I changed my marketing methods... but you're right I still think this stigma is attached to our industry...For the first statement (takes too long)
I have offered to others that any business takes time to establish. So the only real choice if you want to have any business is to be sure you can sustain steady growth (even if it is only a little at a time).
Anything that is working (even if it is only working a little every month) will start to build momentum for you.
If you have one retail customer you can keep happy, he will eventually turn into two, and two into 3 and etc... etc...
The same with any business, even things we think are safe like grocery stores have to take time to build a presence in any community. A Von's opened up a block (Yes within walking distance) of my home and my wife and I still went 4 miles away to Ralph's simply out of habit... The now we shop at Von's all the time, but it took us a while to notice them, then break the old habbit, then finally use them regularly...
Same holds true with any business, even our MLM businesses.For people who tell you that they are worried about running out of money
, You can simply ask them how much can you afford (Most say nothing, because they are worried you're going to move in like a shark if you smell blood) so you tell them, "great we can work on a marketing program that won't cost you anything."
Then teach them how to market online for free.And for people who say they don't want to sell
you can just ask them, "Would you be willing to teach someone if I showed you how to do it online?"
These are great arguments Dventurous! Thanks for sharing them!