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Postby Nathaniel Wright on Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:16 pm

I need your opinion on something: In this modern internet age, what is the biggest problem
with MLM?

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Re: Old School vs New School MLM

Postby Adam Taha on Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:58 pm

Create_With_Nate wrote:I need your opinion on something: In this modern internet age, what is the biggest problem
with MLM?

Thanks,
Nate


It's not MLM, though it has had some negative reputation but it doesn't matter if it's internet or offline. Those who haven't grasped the social skills, have not already have a large social network offline, haven't the sales and marketing skills - will fail online too.

Most delude themselves with stories of Gurus, on how they were like everyone else and it didn't work offline but when using online, they raked in the money. However, that is not true. Far from the truth and I know some of them very well, and seen when they started to when they succeed.

The average networker hasn't socialised the way an entrepreneurs needs to. If a networker fails in MLM, and any business for that matter; they'll fail in in other things in their life. Like getting a $100k job, attracting the most attractive woman or man to date and so forth.

MLM is no different to other businesses in regards of ethics.

97% have approach anxiety and the internet will not cure this and nor will any ebook. It needs exposure therapy i.e. for the person to go through drills I used to do in beginning with massive action. I had 5 different types of prospecting drills taught to me by a Diamond in a company.

I knew then, that the average networker will not be able to do it because of fear due to social conditioning, and other matters that are deeper and has never been solved and cannot by internet or the best marketing system in the world.

If one needs to succeed online, they will need specialised skills not buying systems. They will need work ethics which is difficult for some. Offline will need courage, persistence and sales skills, social skills that is beyond the F.O.R.M basics one is taught.

Most don't have the patience for that.
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Re: Old School vs New School MLM

Postby Camilo Machado on Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:56 pm

Nate, the challenge people face with internet / network marketing is actually quite simple.

Online marketing is hard and complex. As with any business, if you're going to employ digital marketing into your business strategy, you need the right tools, the right expertise and knowledge, and in most cases —adequate funding.

You can absolutely leverage modern marketing to build your network marketing business. Every product/service has it's own unique sales cycle. Every potential customer goes through an individual purchase journey or process — regardless of industry.

With the right tools and strategy, you can attract, engage and eventually cherry pick ideal candidates to talk to with ease. In fact, modern marketing tools will literally automate most of the customer prospecting and nurturing so you can focus only on those leads that are truly ideal prospects.

But the real issue here is that to be successful as a network marketer that employs internet marketing to build the business, you have to commit to mastering both disciplines. That's hard to do. Especially if you don't have the right training, resources and blueprint in place. It's even more difficult when you have to sort through endless gurus selling you dreams and magical products that are anything but.

Ultimately, you do need to hone in your people skills to recruit effectively and consistently into the biz. And although I understand the traditionalist point of view and concerns, there is no denying that employing solid modern marketing tools and strategies will go a long way towards helping you achieve your goals — if you commit to learning and executing properly.
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Re: Old School vs New School MLM

Postby shan shann on Thu Apr 30, 2015 2:13 pm

Hey Nate,

The biggest challenge and the scariest would be the return on investment. Second would be, if its legit or not. But so long as you are with the right people and good company, it's cool.

I know this one Online Business Company, they are not MLM company but it really can give you figures. Not sure if I can post a link here though.

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Re: Old School vs New School MLM

Postby Gomer Magtibay on Tue May 05, 2015 2:42 am

I'd like to post a reply based on the title of the topic.

Old School vs New School MLM.

Let me share my take on that.

New School MLM ideas are applicable everywhere, especially these days. Almost everyone, anywhere in the world, has an internet connection, and can learn more about Internet prospecting.

But, with Old School MLM? It's not always applicable.

A friend in Alaska once lamented to me how envious he is with networkers like me whose location is within an urban area with lots of neighbors to prospect to.

His location?

Rural Alaska. His next neighbor, his first prospect is located 10 miles away. And his second prospect? Located another ten miles from his first prospect.

That's why he's so thankful we have Internet now (to aid in prospecting), plus we now have trainings, lots of training on online attraction marketing.

Just imagine, how would it be if an Old School Organo Gold Upline insist on this friend to make a list of prospects to visit, homes to visit, to make boil some water, gather the prospect's neighborhood, for coffee tasting a.k.a coffee jazz mixer?
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Re: Old School vs New School MLM

Postby Melvin Goodrum on Thu May 14, 2015 11:00 pm

Create_With_Nate wrote:I need your opinion on something: In this modern internet age, what is the biggest problem
with MLM?

Thanks,
Nate



Not sure how many times this has been asked and its pretty cut and dry as to its answer. Marketing services and products change with time and technology. 20+ years ago, I utilized US Postal mail marketing for my business and while I had a computer, I mainly used it to print articles, banners, and accounting.


Nowadays, its actually harder to market because its a much more crowded and because of the internet, people are bombarded by advertising. The best thing to do is to simply be yourself. Let people join because of your personality and faith in the business rather than the business itself
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Re: Old School vs New School MLM

Postby Vineet Gupta on Tue May 19, 2015 11:56 pm

In my view, its pretty awesome these days to use innovative methods to close a sale. I used WhatsApp as a tool to connect with prospects, build rapport, then invite for business presentation & follow up also on WhatsApp.

Even Training people via WhatsApp.

Its easy for people to communicate via phone, but they are not available much to come on call. So this medium has been a super hit for many of my teammates as well.

Secondly, you must have your own blog where you share about all you know about MLM. This way you will be able to attract other MLM leaders as well. Just try to help struggling people in MLM, they will start following you & later some of them will also get interested in joining you.

Starting a blog is always a good idea to build credibility & authority in the market. I have got tremendous popularity in the MLM company after creating my blog.
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Re: Old School vs New School MLM

Postby Lynda Cromar on Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:12 pm

Hmmm your subject line sends a mixed message.. you say what are the problems with mlm?

There is no perfect model..

What I have decided is I like a cleaner model.. not mlm with all their gotchas..

I love affiliate and reoccuring.. that is what my focus is
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Re: Old School vs New School MLM

Postby Vineet Gupta on Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:33 am

Old school or New school doesn't matter much!

What matters is:

Your Desire to Succeed!
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Re: Old School vs New School MLM

Postby Gomer Magtibay on Sun Jul 26, 2015 5:38 am

When I was in Organo Gold coffee MLM, my upline would usually call at night to check how we're doing. Then he would go on telling his stories about his activities of the day.

I remember, one night he called me, he asked me how many coffee jazz mixers (home demo) we have done during the day. I told him, "Not many CJMs. But I have here some leads who have requested samples of our coffee". His reply was cold.

I would occasionally mention to him my discovery of Facebook PPC advertising, how it can help us find prospects interested in our coffee through Facebook. I would go on saying, "Based on the estimate FB gives, there are 20,000 people in our area whose interest falls on coffee. Maybe we can put our gourmet coffee in front of them through Facebook ads."

His reply was, "Just stick to doing home meetings organizing Coffee Jazz Mixers to people you know".

I told him, "I have exhausted all my contacts. Do you remember 2 years ago, you came here in our remote town and we worked together doing CJMs with my family, friends, neighbors, relatives, and all the people I know here?"

He said, "Then move on to the next towns. Move on to the cities, and do home meetings there". I then replied, "That would be a challenge. Imagine, I will have to give up my small shop here just to move on to the cities to do MLM. That will mean, my daily source of income would stop temporarily, and I will have to spend money traveling and renting apartments in the cities".

The reply was, "Gom, if you really want to succeed in MLM, if you really have the desire to succeed, then you will do anything for your dreams whatever it takes! ... Just do what Shane Morand (OG's Global Master Distributor) has taught us---organize Coffee Jazz Mixers. It's the one proven to work with Organo Gold!"

Then, there was silence. I was reminded how people in MLSP, Empower Network and other Internet-based MLM are signing up people without ever doing what my upline in OG was asking me to do. Then my upline broke the silence, "Gomer, are you still there?"
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