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Network Marketing Companies Going Forward

by cshumak » Sun Dec 25, 2016 8:46 am


Most distributors retail very little products, but usually only buy items for their own consumption so they
can meet the monthly quotas.

Of course its an awesome business. You get others to join and purchase products. They in turn signup
people who purchase products. And everyone gets a share of the sales in their downline organization.
But this has run afoul of the SEC and they are demanding a higher percentage of retail sales to non distributors.

With all the news about Herbalife and Ponzi Schemes, I was thinking about how MLM's could fix this issue. Obviously
some of the commission qualifying needs to change such as forcing someone to participate in autoship to get commissions.

Maybe they could change what they call distributors? Why not call them affiliates or something like that? And why does there
have to be retail sales? How about just getting sales to more affiliates? Maybe this is all semantics but the affiliate marketing
industry does this type of stuff and I don't see Bill Ackman attacking that industry on CNBC.

I'm not sure the answer, but the reality is most people in MLM are selling the opportunity and not the products. I don't have a problem with that but the SEC does.
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Re: Network Marketing Companies Going Forward

by changelife » Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:08 pm


Thanks for awesome Content to share ideas about this topic

When I was first introduced to network marketing back in 1979, there were far fewer companies doing it than there are today. Back then, people didn't go searching for the right network marketing business. However, today, that's quite common. In fact, to achieve a high level of success in network marketing, you must be with the right company. Since there are well over 3,000 network marketing companies--and more are popping up every week--the task of finding the right one is often daunting.

In the past, most people got into network marketing because a friend, family member or co-worker introduced them to a company. Unfortunately, in most cases, this wasn't the right company for them--and it resulted in failure, or at best, moderate success. Today, you're not forced to go with whatever company is introduced to you. You can do your own research and find the company that's best for you.

Choosing the right company doesn't guarantee success, but it does increase your odds. Ultimately, your success in network marketing is determined by what you do. It's all about building a network of people all buying or using the products or services you're selling. Your job is simple: Provide information about your business, answer questions and objections, make the sale, follow up, sponsor, train and support.

Excitement and enthusiasm will make all the necessary tasks much easier and more enjoyable--and you'll be able to maintain that excitement if you're working for a company you truly believe in. You'll also want to feel secure that the company will be around for many years to come, providing you and your family with financial security.

So how do you choose the right company? Here are the key factors to consider:

1. Carefully research the company. How long have they been in business?
If the company is less than 2 years old, the probability of failure is high. If it's more than 15 years old, you've probably missed most of its growth. Examine the management team to see if it has a solid mix of people who've been involved in managing successful traditional and network marketing companies. Search the internet to see if the company has any lawsuits or outstanding complaints against it. If the company is solid, you can assess the next factor.

2. Find a product or service you're passionate about.
If not, find another company. Also ask yourself, is this a product or service that's in high demand and will be for many years to come? Is this a consumable product or service people must reorder every month? Is the product or service unique in some way? If it's a product, does the company manufacture it? If it's a service, does the company perform the service itself? You want the answer to be yes. Check to make sure the company will be able to handle rapid growth in product orders or service performance.

3. Examine the compensation plan: Is the plan easy to understand and explain?
Does it reward new associates who sponsor a couple of people, or do you have to sponsor hundreds to make a decent income? Check if there are purchase requirements so you can weigh that monthly investment into your decision. Ask for average annual incomes at different levels of the company to get a picture of what people are making, then ask how long it takes to reach your desired level. Also find out if commissions are paid monthly, weekly or daily. Weekly is best--it puts less strain on the company and provides quick and consistent pay for you.

4. Determine the amount of help you'll get with marketing.
Does the company offer full-color marketing pieces, DVD presentations and customizable associate websites? Will it train you to market your business? Make sure the company has developed a solid internet-based ordering system so customers can order via the site. Also, the site should allow you to sponsor new associates.

5. Find out what type of and how much training is offered
. Does the company offer a reasonably priced (under $50) associate training kit? Is there training available online? Are there conventions and conferences held in cities near you?

When you find several companies that meet your criteria, you then have to use your gut instincts to make a final decision. Does this company feel right? If so, you're ready to begin a career in network marketing.
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Re: Network Marketing Companies Going Forward

by LillianRose » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:45 am


changelife wrote:Thanks for awesome Content to share ideas about this topic

When I was first introduced to network marketing back in 1979, there were far fewer companies doing it than there are today. Back then, people didn't go searching for the right network marketing business. However, today, that's quite common. In fact, to achieve a high level of success in network marketing, you must be with the right company. Since there are well over 3,000 network marketing companies--and more are popping up every week--the task of finding the right one is often daunting.

In the past, most people got into network marketing because a friend, family member or co-worker introduced them to a company. Unfortunately, in most cases, this wasn't the right company for them--and it resulted in failure, or at best, moderate success. Today, you're not forced to go with whatever company is introduced to you. You can do your own research and find the company that's best for you.

Choosing the right company doesn't guarantee success, but it does increase your odds. Ultimately, your success in network marketing is determined by what you do. It's all about building a network of people all buying or using the products or services you're selling. Your job is simple: Provide information about your business, answer questions and objections, make the sale, follow up, sponsor, train and support.

Excitement and enthusiasm will make all the necessary tasks much easier and more enjoyable--and you'll be able to maintain that excitement if you're working for a company you truly believe in. You'll also want to feel secure that the company will be around for many years to come, providing you and your family with financial security.

So how do you choose the right company? Here are the key factors to consider:

1. Carefully research the company. How long have they been in business?
If the company is less than 2 years old, the probability of failure is high. If it's more than 15 years old, you've probably missed most of its growth. Examine the management team to see if it has a solid mix of people who've been involved in managing successful traditional and network marketing companies. Search the internet to see if the company has any lawsuits or outstanding complaints against it. If the company is solid, you can assess the next factor.

2. Find a product or service you're passionate about.
If not, find another company. Also ask yourself, is this a product or service that's in high demand and will be for many years to come? Is this a consumable product or service people must reorder every month? Is the product or service unique in some way? If it's a product, does the company manufacture it? If it's a service, does the company perform the service itself? You want the answer to be yes. Check to make sure the company will be able to handle rapid growth in product orders or service performance.

3. Examine the compensation plan: Is the plan easy to understand and explain?
Does it reward new associates who sponsor a couple of people, or do you have to sponsor hundreds to make a decent income? Check if there are purchase requirements so you can weigh that monthly investment into your decision. Ask for average annual incomes at different levels of the company to get a picture of what people are making, then ask how long it takes to reach your desired level. Also find out if commissions are paid monthly, weekly or daily. Weekly is best--it puts less strain on the company and provides quick and consistent pay for you.

4. Determine the amount of help you'll get with marketing.
Does the company offer full-color marketing pieces, DVD presentations and customizable associate websites? Will it train you to market your business? Make sure the company has developed a solid internet-based ordering system so customers can order via the site. Also, the site should allow you to sponsor new associates.

5. Find out what type of and how much training is offered
. Does the company offer a reasonably priced (under $50) associate training kit? Is there training available online? Are there conventions and conferences held in cities near you?

When you find several companies that meet your criteria, you then have to use your gut instincts to make a final decision. Does this company feel right? If so, you're ready to begin a career in network marketing.


That was great information. Everyone new to the industry and looking should read your post. i would add one thing to the list of criteria. i would look at the management team running the company. Are they experienced? Do they have the distributors interests at heart? Does the company do what it needs to do to help you succeed?
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Re: Network Marketing Companies Going Forward

by chuckholmes » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:30 pm


The industry is definitely going to need to police itself.

Yes, the SEC is very passionate about us having more retail customers. Companies need to do a better job having more mass market products at mass market prices if they expect their distributors to retail more.

Currently, most company's products are too expensive, even at the distributor price.

Not only are there more MLM Companies now, but now we have to compete with Amazon and Walmart, if we're trying to build a customer base.

We definitely need to evolve if we want to stay legal and keep growing!
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