Archive for the ‘MLM’ Category

October 7th, 2017

A Few Tips About MLM

by Rahimah Sultan

 

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There is an ongoing debate as to whether businesses and programs, that promise you a chance to leave your day job, are legitimate business opportunities or scams/pyramid schemes. Multi-level marketing (MLM) companies offer you a chance to be your own boss, make lots of money and new friends in the process.

 

Here are some major indicators of pyramid schemes:

 

* Programs that focus mainly on recruitment of new people
 

* Plans that claim you will make money through continued growth of your “downline” rather than through your own sales of products
 

* Programs that ask distributors to purchase expensive inventory
 

* Plans that ask you to sign a contract or pay money to participate in a multi-level marketing program, or any business opportunity, without letting you take time to read all of the paperwork
 

* Products or services are just vehicles for recruiting, and may be gimmicks and/or overpriced. Even high quality products may serve as a cover for recruitment activities.

 

Compensation Plans

 

A MLM company will have one of several Marketing Payment Structures. It can be a Matrix Plan, a Binary Plan, a Breakaway Plan or other.

 

The distinct feature of a Matrix Plan is its limited width. Unlike other MLM compensation plans, a Matrix restricts the number of distributors you can sponsor on your first level, usually to less than five. The most commonly used Matrix MLM plans are 4 x 7, 5 x 7, 3 x 9 and 2×12.

 

A Binary Plan is a Two-Legged (Left leg, Right Leg) structure where each new distributor or member is placed in either of the left or right subtree. One subtree is called a Power Leg or Profit Leg and the second subtree is a Profit Leg or a weak leg.

 

Advantages of a binary MLM plan are:

 

Spillover, unlimited depth, fast expansion, it’s volume driven, and there can be multiple business centers.

 

The Breakaway Plan, also known as the Stairstep Plan, has different status stages or steps. Once you reach a certain level you are allowed to “Breakaway” from your sponsor and run your company individually.

 

Advantages of the Stairstep Breakaway MLM Plan are:

 

The earning potential on more levels, no limit on the number of people who can be recruited into your first generation line, and there is no limitation on the number of recruits that your downline distributors are allowed to recruit.

 

It’s important to do your due diligence and check out all programs you may be thinking of joining. Discuss it with a spouse, a knowledgeable and experienced friend, an accountant, or lawyer. You can also check out the company with the BBB. If you feel that you are being high-pressured or that you’re not being given enough time to study and evaluate the details, look elsewhere.

 

Once you have found a legitimate MLM company that you want to be a part of, be prepared to put in the work to make it profitable. If you want success, be disciplined and treat it like a business and be willing to follow advice from others who have made it. Although using multi-level marketing for supplemental income can be a good plan, understand that it will take time to make it your full-time income source.

 
 

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May 31st, 2017

MLM Confusion

by Rahimah Sultan

 

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Multi-level marketing companies basically promise a chance to leave your 9-5 job, be your own boss, make lots of money and to make new friends in the process. The ongoing debate is whether these companies and programs are legitimate business opportunities.

 

According to Wikipedia Multi-level marketing (MLM) is a marketing strategy in which the sales force is compensated not only for sales they generate, but also for the sales of the other salespeople that they recruit. This recruited sales force is referred to as the participant’s “downline”, and can provide multiple levels of compensation. Most commonly, the salespeople are expected to sell products directly to consumers by means of relationship referrals and word of mouth marketing. Some people use direct selling as a synonym for MLM, although MLM is only one type of direct selling.

 

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December 19th, 2016

Multi-Level Marketing Tips

by Rahimah Sultan

 

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For those who have not saved enough there is a need for alternative ways to either save more or generate supplemental income starting now, and continuing throughout retirement. You may be one of those people for whom multi-level marketing is a good fit. Or you may just want to be involved in activities that keep you busy, relevant, in good health, and connected to others.

 

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August 20th, 2016

Multi-Level Marketing: Your Approach

by Rahimah Sultan

 

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Multi-level marketing has gotten a bad reputation, partially due to a lot of confusion about legitimacy. Although structured almost exactly like a pyramid scheme, it is legal. A pyramid scheme is a non-sustainable business that involves the exchange of money, usually in the form of a sign-up fee, and usually has no product or service.

 

Check what the Better Business Bureau has to say about the company and the guide if it’s nutritionals.

 

This business is not for everyone. Is your up-line helpful and caring? Are you team spirited?

 

Another part of the multi-level marketing reputation is due to a marketer’s approach.

 

When promoting your product or service, don’t be pushy. Just be there when someone is ready to try your offer. If you’ve researched the company and are pleased, educate people on the benefits of using the products or services. You can do this in several ways; physical meetings, online webinars, videos, etc., showing how you are benefiting from using the products or services.

 

Do not make outrageous income claims or promise people that you will build their business. That only adds fuel to the fire of the bad reputation.

 

In order to be successful in MLM, you need honesty and integrity; not lies and pushy tactics. And you should care about your team.

 
 

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April 22nd, 2016

Multi-Level Marketing

by Rahimah Sultan

 

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Multi-level marketing companies are legal although structured almost exactly like a pyramid scheme. A pyramid scheme is a non-sustainable business that involves the exchange of money, usually in the form of a sign-up fee, and usually has no product or service.

 

Some major indicators of a pyramid scheme in multi-level marketing are:

 

1) Focus on recruitment of new people rather than product sales
2) Claims of making money through growing a downline rather than your own product sales
3) Asking distributors to purchase expensive inventory
4) Asking you to sign a contract or pay money before you have time to read all of the paperwork
5) Products that may serve as a cover for recruitment

 

The ongoing debate is whether these companies and programs are legitimate business opportunities.

 

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December 2nd, 2015

5 Tips on Multi-Level Marketing Pyramid Schemes

by Rahimah Sultan
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There has been a lot of confusion about multi-level marketing. Although multi-level marketing follows a concept similar to a pyramid scheme, it is legal. You just have to know what to look for. “A pyramid scheme is a non-sustainable business that involves the exchange of money, usually in the form of a sign-up fee, and usually has no product or service.” For the 5 Tips on Multi-Level Marketing Pyramid Schemes Read more

 

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July 20th, 2015

Multi-Level Marketing for Additional Income

by Rahimah Sultan

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Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) is a marketing strategy in which the sales force is compensated not only for sales they generate, but also for the sales of the other salespeople that they recruit. This recruited sales force is referred to as the participant’s “downline”, and can provide multiple levels of compensation. You might be interested in pursuing multi-level marketing for additional income.

 

In multi-level marketing, companies basically promise a chance to leave your 9-5 job, be your own boss, make lots of money and to make new friends in the process. There is an ongoing debate as to whether these companies and programs are legitimate business opportunities or not.

 

The reason for most of the confusion is that multi-level marketing companies follow a concept similar to a pyramid scheme, except for two significant differences. One being members at any level of a multi-level marketing model can theoretically make income through the company’s products and/or services without signing up any new members. The second difference is that members of any level in a multi-level marketing plan can earn more than the people who signed them up.

 

For those who have not saved enough there is a need for alternative ways to either save more or generate supplemental income starting now, and continuing throughout retirement. You may be one of those people for whom multi-level marketing is a good fit. Or you may just want to be involved in activities that keep you busy, relevant, in good health, and connected to others.

 

Multi-level marketing companies are legal although structured almost exactly like a pyramid scheme. A pyramid scheme is a non-sustainable business that involves the exchange of money, usually in the form of a sign-up fee, and usually has no product or service. Following are some major indicators of a pyramid scheme.

 

* Programs that focus more on recruitment of new people rather than the sale of a product or service to an end-user consumer.

 

* Plans that claim you will make money through continued growth of your “downline” rather than through your own sales of products.

 

* Programs that ask distributors to purchase expensive inventory. There are horror stories of people with a basement or garage full of merchandise that no one will buy.

 

* Plans that ask you to sign a contract or pay money to participate in a multi-level marketing program, or any business opportunity, without taking your time and reading all of the paperwork. Talk the opportunity over with a spouse, knowledgeable friend, accountant, or lawyer. If you feel that you are being subjected to high-pressure sales tactics or are not being given enough time to review the details, go elsewhere.

 

* Products or services are simply vehicles for recruitment. The products may be gimmicks and/or overpriced, but even high quality products may serve as a cover for recruitment activities.

 

Once you have found a legitimate multi-level marketing company that you want to be a part of, you must put in the work to make it profitable. If you want to succeed be disciplined and treat it like a business and be willing to follow advice from others who have made it. Although using Multi-Level Marketing for Additional Income can be a good plan, know that it will take time to be able to replace your full-time income.

 

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December 27th, 2014

Multi-Level Marketing

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According to Wikipedia Multi-level marketing (MLM) is a marketing strategy in which the sales force is compensated not only for sales they generate, but also for the sales of the other salespeople that they recruit. This recruited sales force is referred to as the participant’s “downline”, and can provide multiple levels of compensation. Most commonly, the salespeople are expected to sell products directly to consumers by means of relationship referrals and word of mouth marketing. Some people use direct selling as a synonym for MLM, although MLM is only one type of direct selling.

 

I have participated in a couple of MLM companies over the years, but it was not beneficial for me nor did it suit me. Multi-level marketing is the term used to describe the compensation plan. In case you are not familiar with the term MLM, you probably recognize these companies which are a few of the top reputable MLM companies: Amway, Melaleuca, USANA, Legal Shield, Herbalife, and Shaklee. These companies sell real products. I still use products from the company I was associated with, which is in this group. I was just financially unable to keep buying the product each month to stay eligible as an associate. So whenever I see an email Ad to join a multi-level marketing venture, I ignore it. With so many scams and pyramid schemes abounding, most people shy away from MLM companies.

 

I had become so accustomed to ignoring these Ads that I almost missed out on something huge. I kept seeing Ads for a one-time $18 dollars, and I thought it must be a scam—for such a low fee. I only paid attention when a reputable friend introduced me to the program that has a ONE-TIME only fee of less than twenty dollars and an income potential in the thousands. It got my attention and I signed up!

 

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