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Work2BFree is right on. One has to develop into a business person through reading and learning new skills. One cannot just jump into a MLM, Franchise, or any business without changing what is going in their mind.
Many people fail at MLM because they refuse to change their thinking. The thinking that got them nowhere to begin with. MLM is no different than a corporate entity. You go in and learn new skills to get ahead. The only difference in MLM is that you get paid on your own efforts either in sales or in "growing your business". If someone fails to watch their budgets and lose money whose fault is that? People have to stop blaming the MLM or "Upline" for their failures.
  
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Here is the wikipedia of Multi-level Marketing (MLM) from wikipedia.
I don't know of anybody who has joined a MLM and made any money from it. Most of them are a waste of time and money.
Unless I am proven wrong, I would advice anybody to stay away from it.


Source: Multi-level marketing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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To understand what network marketing is, I must first explain what it is not. First of all, network marketing is not pyramid scheme.

The pyramid scheme is similar to those chain letters, which we all get in our e-mails. People invest their money just based on the promise that other people would pay money to be returned back to them and eventually, somehow, they will become rich. A pyramid is strictly a money game and has nothing to do with the real commerce. Normally, there is no product, just money changing hands. The sole purpose of such systems is to take money from their members and force them to find new suckers (oops sorry, I mean members), with the hope that they will take back their money and even more ... which of course will never happen because one day, when no more members are, the whole system will collapse and the people will lose their money ... especially those who entered last! Please note, that such systems have been identified by law as illegal.

In contrast to the above, network marketing (also known as multilevel marketing or MLM) is an entirely legitimate method of selling products or services through distributors or «partners».

The companies, which promote sales via network marketing, give you the opportunity, if registered as a member, to sell their products and receive commissions, both from your own sales and from the sales of any associates/distributors you recommend.

Such companies pay you commissions for your sales, for the sales of the associates you recommend (these partners are the first level), but also for the sales associates, who have been recommended by your first level associates your (second level). There are companies which pay fees for more levels (third, fourth or unlimited levels). All associates below you, is called your “downline”.

It is common in network marketing, that all the new associates pay a small fee to join the company, in order to have the right to sell the company’s products. This is the base model of franchising and applies to all enterprises engaged in trade; MLM is no exception. But I assure you, the financial contribution in a more traditional franchise is much higher than the cheap registration cost of any MLM program.

The American businessman Andrew Carnegie, who offered almost his whole fortune to charity, once said: «I prefer to take one percent of the efforts of 100 people than to take 100 percent of my efforts. »

And that is what network marketing allows you to do. Traditional methods of selling are based on a few selected "superstar salesmen". The network marketing is just the opposite: it is based on many people, who manage a small piece each and all together create a huge selling volume.

That is why I call this method: «The franchise of the people».


But listen to my advice: a network marketing system should only pay commissions for sales of goods or services, not for the recruitment of new associates. Stay away from systems that advertise that they will make you earn € 20.000 a month easily and quickly, because they are pyramids and you will surely lose your money.

The network marketing is not a quick way to get rich. It is a form of entrepreneurial activity and must be treated with the appropriate seriousness. Surely some people may acquire large amounts of money very quickly. Many would say that these people are lucky. But success in network marketing is not based on luck. (Unfortunately, the money will not make wings and fly into your bank account regardless of what they promise to you.)

Luck is the combination of knowledge, hard work and opportunity, all at the same time!

In order to succeed in network marketing, you must follow some very basic but powerful principles. Successful distributors, who join a legitimate network marketing opportunity, work hard to learn everything about the products and the business opportunity.

They then apply this knowledge through a structured process, by working at certain times each week. Each second of their effort serves their long-term operational success. They then support and put in their business more people, teaching them how to sell the products or services of the company and how they in turn will support more people. This concept is presented and supported in the "payment" or "marketing" plan of the company.

You don’t need to have a large starting capital or any specialized knowledge or training. This is a form of business that anyone can start from home at their free time, which can bring significant economic benefits. Most important however is the fact, that it gives to everybody the opportunity to widen their circle of acquaintances, making them feel that they belong to a group, transforming them into social beings ... and believe me, this is something that becomes rare in our society!
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Wow I learn a lot from you guys. Thank you for sharing.
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Good explainations of network marketing. I always compare it to franchising as well whenever someone asks what it is.
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MLM and Planning Your Day to Be Productive!

When it comes the MLM business, many people are often overwhelmed with everything that must be done. In fact, many people are often scared away because they are confused by the requirements of the business. Selling. Recruiting. Prospecting. What does all of this mean? Basically, what this means is that when you are in multi level marketing, you must plan your day to be productive.

One of your main tasks in multi level marketing is going to be advertising both the products you are selling, as well as your opportunity. This task is going to take a few hours a day. However, before you start just advertising anywhere, you want to make certain you have created a marketing plan that you can follow step by step.

Another one of your tasks is going to involve following up on any of the leads you have acquired. This can be done with eith.......................

You will find the rest of this article by visiting my blog "Home Business Ideas and Opportunities" - see signature. You will also find some of my recommended MLM programs there.

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I'm making money with Tahitian Noni and they pay their cheques well, before joining this I done a lot of research ..just to make sure.. and Tahitian Noni's marketing plan suits me
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Thanks for clearing up the misconceptions!
I will also think about it.
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Wow! Thanks For This valid information.
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Just like everywhere else there are good companies and there are bad companies. MLM is one of the only industries that made money during the recession. If MLM is bad why are successful people running right for great companies. Donald Trump was on David Letterman. He looked at the crowd and said if he lost it all he would go do network marketing. The crowd laughed at him. He looked at them with that business scowl of his and said " Thats why I am successful and you are not, I will do whatever it takes". Less than a year later he started his own MLM company.
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