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What is MLM? If you’re at this blog, you probably know that it stands for “multi-level marketing.” You probably know that it means network marketing with a company that will pay you on multiple levels, assuming you do your part.

But do you really know what it means? I have to ask the question, because when I was new to MLM, I didn’t know the answer. My sponsor never really explained it to me, and based on his behavior as well as the opportunity video he’d shown me and the Saturday morning training calls, I was under the distinct impression was that it was some system to help you get rich quick.

I found out soon enough that it was not. Or, that it was, but that only certain people got the riches.

I walked away from network marketing with a bitter taste in my mouth because I didn’t understand what it really was. I became a drop-out statistic.

And while there are many reasons that people eventually drop out of MLM, this one is key: people join without understanding what it really is.

So, what is network marketing, anyway?

Network marketing is a system of product or service distribution carried out by word-of-mouth advertising rather than traditional media advertising. Distributors are rewarded for making sales by receiving commission on those sales.

The system is made “multi-level” when the company pays you not only on your personal sales, but the sales of the other distributors who come into your organization underneath you. You get paid on several levels, rather just for your personal sales.

While network marketing vs. multi-level marketing are technically different, today they are used interchangeably (most, if not all, network marketing companies use a multi-level compensation plan). For clarity’s sake, on this blog I will do the same.

Why you really need to get this at a deep level

Now, you may be looking at me like I have three heads and thinking, “Well, duh, I already knew what network marketing was!” And maybe you really do.

But for the other readers who will come across this post, I need to emphasize this point: Network marketing is not about getting rich quick, or even getting rich at all.

It is about sales.

I have to drive this point home, for two reasons. First, once you really understand this business, you’ll stop feeling your stomach knot up whenever someone asks you, “Is this a pyramid scheme?” You’ll have the absolute confidence to breeze over that objection because you know MLM has nothing to do with “pyramid schemes.”


Second, I need to drive the point home because I’ve seen a lot of the opportunity videos out there. They tell you nothing about you selling a product or service. Instead, they show you the matrix and explain that once your five levels are filled out, you will be making $25,000 a month. “All” you have to do is go out and sponsor five people, and help each of them to sponsor five people.

And, of course, meet your required monthly personal quota.

If you have just begun your network marketing journey, you have probably seen a presentation like that…and you probably had no thought about the product or service after seeing it because your mind started reeling with images of Ben Franklins piling up in your bank account.

Am I wite or am I wong?

I’m probably right, and assuming so, I need to get your head out of the clouds so that you will build your business right and not turn off everyone you run into during the next couple of months.

A true story…

I’ll never forget the time I showed an opportunity video to a friend. (I am no longer with that particular company; it was a short-lived relationship.) After she watched it, she looked at me with a puzzled expression. “I don’t get it. They didn’t say anything about sales. How do you make any money? Don’t you have to sell something?”

I didn’t realize it at the time, but she had nailed it.

MLM is about sales.

Of course, when you’re good at selling, you make a lot of money.

But network marketing companies know this secret about human nature: most people don’t think they can sell a glass of water to a man in a desert. So they avoid using the word on their DVD’s. Instead, you share the product and opportunity.

Well, I’m sorry, but if you try a brand new shampoo and like it, then tell a friend you think she should try it, you are trying to sell it to her – whether or not the company who makes the shampoo is going to pay you for the sale.

The difference with MLM is that the parent company will pay you for getting sales of their products or service.

Here are the brass tacks:

MLM is not a get-rich-quick scheme. It is not about building a matrix as fast as you can. It is not about retiring in two to five years (although quitting your job in that time is entirely possible, it should not be your focus when you talk to other people).

MLM is about finding a product or service that you enjoy, and telling others about it with the goal of having those others purchase so that you can make a commission.

It’s about sales. End of blog post.

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Welcome to the third post in the series about network marketing ethics. Last time, we discussed a few issues that tend to lead distributors into behaving in not-very-ethical ways sometimes. Today, we take on a few more issues, starting with…

The biggest prospecting lie ever

“Everyone’s a prospect.” Ever heard that before? As soon as you sign up with the company, you’re supposed to list every single person you personally know and share the opportunity with every single one of them. When you run out of your “warm” market, you start talking to everyone who comes within three feet of you.

I don’t know about you, but I have better things to do with my time. Network marketing is not for everyone.

*SHOCK!* Yes, I know, I just shot a cannon at one of MLM’s greatest sacred cows. But the truth is, everyone is not a prospect. My seventy-eight-year-old mother comes to mind.

Why not everyone is a prospect

Here are some reasons:

  1. Not everyone cares about the product.
  2. Not everyone wants to take extra time to try to build a second income.
  3. Not everyone has the money to invest to begin an MLM business (and many of those never will have the money they need because they will stay stuck in their victim mentality until the day they die).
  4. Not everyone needs an extra income.
  5. Some people have had such a bad experience with MLM that they won’t ever touch it again – no matter how hard you try to convince them that it can be different this time, with your company.
  6. God doesn’t call everyone to market product.

This is why assuming that everyone is a prospect is not ethical. Why network marketing has such a reputation of turning out obnoxious, selfish individuals who continually harass their friends and family about the opportunity.

Attraction marketing

If you don’t assume that everyone is a prospect, then how on earth can you build your business? Simple: attract people to you who are interested in either the product, the business, or both. How is this done? There are a variety of ways. The easiest way is to leverage the power of the Internet. Since I specify how to do that in another one of my books, Home Sweet Work  (available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00U4ZRR2U?*Version*=1&*entries*=0), I won’t go into great detail here.

However, if you regularly post to a blog; interact with others on Facebook; put up videos on YouTube; and/or publish articles to such websites as EzineArticles.com, squidoo.com, and hubpages.com, you can attract people who are interested in the product or the business to yourself. This is called attraction marketing, and it eliminates you having to deal with the three biggest objections that prospects will give: “I don’t like MLM,” “I don’t have time,” and “I don’t have money.”

An offline example is to rent a room in a library or restaurant and advertise a meeting to educate the attendees about either the product or the business – offering, of course, a free meal or refreshments to those who show up. This is not as effective as marketing online, however, because it can be costly and the people who show up – if anyone does – may still have the same old objections. If you can get away with it, a better way might be to teach a class through your local Parks and Recreation Department – as long as they don’t have any rules against you recommending a particular brand of whatever product you plan to push.

“So, do I just ignore my family and friends?”

If you have family members or friends who have made it clear that they don’t want to have anything to do with MLM, respect their wishes. But chances are, most of your family members and friends have not specifically said any such thing.

In that case, you can do one of two things. First, use Facebook to deepen your relationships with the people you already know, and to develop new relationships. As you grow these relationships, you can start posting about your business a couple of times a week, focusing on the product. Talk about the product in an organic, genuine way, not a salesperson kind of way.

Learn how to do it right by filling in the form in the right sidebar===>> in order to receive your free copy of Rocket Sponsoring.

Another alternative, or one you might use in addition to Facebook, is this: once you set up your own blog tell each of them, individually, that you have started an online business and you would like them to check out your website and let you know of any typos they see or design tips they might come up with. Ask them if, after reviewing your site, they can think of anyone who might be interested in either the product or opportunity. If so, would they please either give you their contact information or share your website with them?

See how low-key that is? No hype, just sharing your new endeavors with the people you know.

And who knows – a few of them might surprise you and sign up, without you having to break into a sweat!

Not everyone is a prospect, either to purchase the product or to work the business. Learn to market to those who are truly interested, and network marketing will be a lot more ethical – and a lot more fun!

Handling objections

If you stick to the principles of attraction marketing, you will never have to deal with objections. The people that come to you will understand what the business is about. That being said, the best network marketers will inevitably have conversations with people that lead to a discussion about their business. At that point, because you really care about people and want to help them, you will offer the opportunity as an option to assist them in reaching their financial goals.

And many will, in return, offer objections. What then?

In the MLM world, when a prospect asks a question, you’re supposed to answer it with a question. God forbid anyone ever give a straight answer! (Another form of manipulation, by the way.)

Forget memorizing a script that answers every single possible objection to signing up with the business a prospect might have. Want to know a much more effective, much less stressful way to answer objections? It’s simple: don’t.

That’s what I said. Don’t answer objections.

PROSPECT: “I can’t afford a distributor pack.” (This is either a lie to get you off their back, or the truth and they’ll probably not purchase product for longer than two or three months if they actually join.)

YOU: “So sorry to hear that. Let me know if your financial situation ever changes.”

PROSPECT: “I have to ask my wife.” (He is trying to find a nice way to tell you “no.”)

YOU: “Okay. Have a nice life.”

PROSPECT: “I don’t know anybody who would want to sign up.”

YOU: “Well, thanks for your time.”

See how easy that is? The people who throw out objections are usually the people who are going to ultimately say no, regardless of your verbal manipulative prowess. So why beat your head against the wall trying to get them to sign up?



MLM scripts abound. There are scripts for running a home meeting, scripts for answering objections, scripts for talking one-on-one about the business, scripts for calling leads.

Most of them are manipulative. Manipulation is not ethical.

“But, my sponsor said the scripts work!”

Oh, really? How many people stay in MLM who joined because the person who sponsored them did so by playing psychological games? I would venture to say…none of them. The people who stick with MLM are the ones who joined because they either loved the product, or believed in the opportunity. Sure, you might get more quick-start bonuses by using manipulation, but you won’t grow your residual income. And you won’t be behaving ethically.

The reason for scripts

Scripts exist for one reason, and one reason only: fear. The company is afraid of failing. The distributors are afraid of failing. They can’t let anybody just pass them by! They have to do something to convince them that they need this! If they don’t say the exact right thing, they will lose money.

Oh, horror of horrors!

What if a brand-new distributor answers questions directly? What if she says the wrong thing? What if he just tries to have a real conversation? Oh, no! We must not let that happen. People won’t make the right decision for themselves unless their arms are twisted just a little bit. And how do we twist their arms? By memorizing statements and questions that are proven to make people feel guilty/scared/embarrassed/stupid if they say no to your offer.

That’s insulting. How would you like it if other people saw you that way? “So-and-so will never figure out the right thing to do unless we play with his mind a little bit.”

Ouch. When it’s you we’re talking about, it’s another story, isn’t it?

To treat others the way you want to be treated is the ethical choice.

Forget the scripts. Learn how to be yourself with other people. If you’re a quiet type, it may take you longer than others to build a business. That’s okay. The important thing is to be able to look at yourself in the mirror at the end of every day knowing that you did the right thing.

Patience is an important MLM virtue

One of the most annoying questions network marketers get is, “How long will it take for me to make X amount of dollars?” You might be asking yourself the same question. So for this last section in the part where you get to analyze your own perceptions and behaviors, I want us to contemplate patience.

“Good things come to those who wait.” “Anything of worth is worth waiting for.”

By and large, the top money-makers in any company got there by being patient. Note that I don’t use the word “wait.” This conjures up images of bored people flipping through old magazines in a doctor’s office.

Patience is not simply the will to wait. Patience is being able to persist with a calm attitude. When you have a bad day, you get up and keep going the next day. When things seem to be going slower than a tortoise, you don’t quit. You continue on with a sense of peace, knowing that your persistence will eventually pay off.

In order to persist you have to be doing something. In MLM, this something is doing the work you need to do to attract people to your business or product. Skeptics love to quote the statistic (a very old statistic, by the way, that I don’t think has been researched lately) that “over 95% of people who join MLM leave in a couple of years without making any money.”

I can tell you for a fact that most of these people did not do much marketing. They talked to a few friends and family members who said, “no,” then just sat around in the matrix hoping for some “spill” so they could at least make a few hundred dollars a month without lifting a finger.

Many won’t even wait a couple of years to leave. They’re gone in a couple of months because they couldn’t take rejection and didn’t want to keep trying. Then they go around telling everyone how evil MLM is because “nobody except the distributors at the top ever make any money.” (I will refute that assertion in a bit.)

“Make your money back in a month!”

Ever heard that? Many (most?) company opportunity videos promise that you will make back your initial investment in a month. “All” you have to do is sponsor two or three or four people.

Only two results can come of this, neither one good. The first is that the new distributor instantly becomes a manipulator, even a deceiver, in order to fill their first level as quickly as possible. The second is that the distributors who don’t achieve that goal become discouraged – and therefore eventually drop out.

Is time on your side?

Do you love the product your company provides? Would you use something like it even if you hadn’t joined the company? Then relax and share the plan and product in a casual, low-key way as prospects come your way. Then you will actually enjoy your business, and if you enjoy it, you will build a downline!

However, it may take you a year to find four people who will stick with you for the long haul. And it might take each of them six to twelve months to find their four. And so on. But if you practice patience, you will likely get your monthly product paid in the first couple of years – hopefully even sooner. And once that happens, the residual income check often begins to grow exponentially.

Want a true story about patience paying off? Several years ago I met a Shaklee representative who was making a six-figure income…and it had taken her ten years to get there. Think ten years is a long time? Then chew on this: how much residual income would she have been making after ten years if she had quit two years into it?

Be patient. It will automatically protect you from getting sucked in to the hype and manipulation side of the business. And, it will make doing network marketing a lot more fun.

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This part of my series on network marketing business ethics is going to be much more difficult to digest than the first, where we talked about the company. It’s easy to think of an inanimate entity and say, “Yes! I agree! That’s evil!” It’s not so easy to step outside yourself for a while to objectively assess your own behavior.

Understand that my intention is not to condemn or judge anybody. I’m as much of a sinner as the next person. But we all have the ability to improve. And if we want the MLM industry to have an increasingly better reputation, each individual distributor will have to take responsible for his behavior and decide that ethics are better than quick riches.


Money changes everything

Ah, yes; riches. “The love of money is a root of all evil,” and in no place is this Bible verse more apropos than among a group of network marketers with dollar signs in their eyes. But what if you were to change your perspective about money? What if, instead of money being something you needed, it became only one of many tools to help you live a full life?

What if, along the way, you shifted your thinking about what a “full life” means? “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” Your changed thoughts will lead to changed behavior. Better behavior.

As a matter of fact, after you’ve gone through this post you might shift your money paradigm so greatly that you come to realize that you don’t need an extra income from network marketing at all! So much the better. If I can get you to tweak your financial situation to the extent that you feel financially free without MLM, I will feel that I have succeeded as much as if you choose to join my own network marketing organization. I couldn’t be more sincere as I write those words.

So, let’s take a serious look at what is way too often the focus of MLM: money. As we do, in the spirit of being ethical, I will give credit where credit is due: most of the following information in the next five paragraphs is summarized from the book Your Money Or Your Life by Dominguez and Robin. If you really want your thinking about money and personal finance to be turned upside down, read that book.

Most everybody, when they think about money, think about it in one of two ways: its uses, and its personal meaning to you. An adult who was raised in a home where the refrain “We can’t afford it” rang continually will have a different attitude toward money than someone whose parents bought everything she wanted as a child. Money is seen as security, power, social acceptance, or evil. But money is just a neutral object.

We don’t often take conscious thought about the cultural perspective about money, but it is so ingrained in our brains that we take it for granted. The Western cultural perspective is, of course, more is better, less is worse. Therefore most Westerners are in constant pursuit of money, whether they need it or not.

The critical perspective about money, however, is missed by the majority. And that is this: “Money is something we choose to trade our life energy for.” (p.54) In other words, you pay for money with your time and energy.  So it all boils down to this question: is how you make money worth your time and energy? For many people, the answer is “no.” But if they don’t try to make an income, how can they buy this, that, and the other thing?

Thus the authors emphasize what they call “The Fulfillment Curve.” The fact is, once you have too much of “this, that, and the other thing,” you can no longer feel fulfilled. You have too much, and the challenge is for you to figure out how much is enough for you – how much clothing, how many electronic gadgets, how many nights out a month, how many books, etc.

This is where it gets exciting. When people begin to track where they money goes, they often find that it goes mostly to things that are not at all fulfilling. They discover that if they reduce their wants, they can save instead of spend. And when they begin to be happy with “enough”, money ceases to be a source of security, power, social acceptance, or evil. This is true financial freedom, not the monthly five- and six-figure incomes that MLM company opportunity videos virtually promise.

Dare you to read Your Money Or Your Life. If you do, and embrace the principles the authors teach, you will automatically become a more ethical person.

Greedy for gain

The problem is, of course, that the larger culture teaches us to be greedy for gain. This is why network marketing appeals to so many people. If they could only make an extra $500 a month, they could have a nicer car. An extra $1,000 a month, a bigger house, in a nicer neighborhood. Now, it’s not evil to want nice things. What do you think heaven looks like – an inner city housing project?

But if  your main goal as a network marketer is to make as much money as you can, as fast as you can, you will use other people. Manipulate other people. You will incorporate unethical strategies in order to build your business.

Remember that first company I mentioned that eventually went bankrupt? Its training rarely had anything to do with product. Instead, it was mostly about earning money. In fact, the reason it went bankrupt was that a bunch of unhappy former distributors accused the company of making promises about income that it couldn’t keep. Remember: what’s at the top flows down. If the corporate body was playing mind games, its distributors were, as well.

I remember vividly one month receiving in the mail as part of the bogus “training” program a videotape (this was before the DVD existed) that had clips of the company’s annual conference. The only thing I remember was a guy standing on stage and bragging, “I just tell people, ‘Hey, give me your money.’”

I felt like throwing up. Literally. “Give me your money.” If he had a gun in his hand, he’d be breaking the law! I am not sad that dude lost his precious residual income check when the company went belly-up. The sad thing is, though, unless the crisis gave him a change of heart, he probably just joined another mediocre vitamin company and persisted in his unethical (and, I will venture to say, immoral) behavior.

Now, I hear some of you screaming at me, “Hold on! I joined this business to make money! What do you mean, I shouldn’t want to make money?”

Go back and reread what I wrote. I did not say it was wrong to make money. In today’s world, money is how you get food in your belly, clothes on your back, and a roof over your head. You need some money.

You need some money. But you don’t need $20,000 a month or more. If you go out and build your business in an ethical way and you end up making that much on a monthly basis, good for you! But your goal should not be to roll in riches. In the twenty-third chapter of Proverbs is written: “Do not overwork to be rich…for riches certainly will make themselves wings; they fly like an eagle toward heaven.”

In other words, here today, gone tomorrow. Riches are not important, because they will not last. If you focus on something that will not last, you will lose out on all the things that really matter.

So if your main goal for doing network marketing shouldn’t be making tons of money for yourself, what should it be?


Ethical goals

You can have whatever goal you want. The following list is an non-comprehensive one meant to give your brain a jump-start.

**Make money to give to charity.

**Help other people get healthy.

**Pay for a college education.

**Get out of debt.

**Cash-flow a missionary trip.

**Financial freedom so you can afford to quit your job and do work you truly love without worrying about how much money you make.

Note that most of these goals do have to do with making money. But they are not about getting “stinking, filthy rich.” They are about, as discussed in the previous section, having enough. When you know how much is enough for you, you likely won’t engage in arm-twisting and begging and verbal fencing to try to sponsor people. Why?

You won’t feel like your whole existence depends on the next person saying “Yes.”

Enough about the money track. Let’s move on to other ethical issues when it comes to the life of a network marketer.

“People Helping People”

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it a thousand times. Opportunity videos use it, leaders parrot it, company presidents make it their motto: “This business is about people helping people.”

That makes for a nice warm fuzzy, but how true is it? Unfortunately, most network marketers couldn’t care less about helping other people. While they don’t want to admit it, many of the top players in MLM are like that guy I saw on a video years ago, bragging that he demanded that people give him their money. Those who are just starting are usually desperate to make their initial investment back, and approach people with that as their sole goal. Those who are somewhere in between are so excited that they’re getting a check, all they can think about is making that check bigger.

Again, it stems from the cultural belief that more is better, and is helped along by companies whose opportunity videos and training focus on earning as much money as fast as you can with as little work as possible.

That begs the question: is there any hope? Can you succeed in the MLM industry primarily because you want to help other people? Of course! It’s easy if your company’s product has transformed your life in a dramatic way such that you want to help others by getting them to use the product, as well. It’s easy if you have a heart for people struggling with their finances, and you’re convinced that MLM is the answer.

If you are already a network marketer, I challenge you to examine your heart. Are you doing this to help other people? Really?

Once you make a paradigm shift about money, realizing that it’s something you pay for with time and effort, once you establish your level of “enough”, once you have conquered the greed monster, you will be free to want to help people. When that happens, I guarantee you that you will become an ethical network marketer. More on the distributor and network marketing business ethics in a week or so.

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Network Marketing Ethics, Part One

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You’ll never see these kind of network marketing tips anywhere else.

Those being tips to help you run your business more ethically. Over the next two to three weeks, I’ll be publishing two or three articles to help you not only determine how ethical a particular company is, but also to become a more ethical business person.

MLM company ethics

What’s at the top flows down. If you read the Old Testament in the Bible, there are ample examples of where sons committed either the exact same, or very similar, sins that their fathers did. You can also find examples of godly couples whose children grew up to do great things for God.

Ever heard yourself saying the exact same thing, in the exact same intonation, as one of your parents did? What’s at the top flows down.

And the principle is not excluded to families. It works in every area of leadership, including leaders of companies. In this post, we’re going to cover the important areas to look at when deciding whether a particular network marketing company is following ethical standards. Two huge areas are finances and products, so we’ll start with those.

Financial integrity

If you spend some time lurking on network marketing forums or blogs, you will eventually hear about companies that go bankrupt, companies that shut down almost without warning, companies that decide that they will no longer pay distributors based on multiple levels but only a basic commission. Anyone with an organization that extends at least three levels down hurts when things like that happened.

The first MLM company I belonged to went bankrupt. I had only ever sponsored one person and had been out of the matrix about a year when the bankruptcy went down, but it was a large company, over fifteen years old. Imagine all the people who lost a paycheck in the blink of an eye – even though they had done nothing wrong!

Now, in this case the financial problems were related to other ethical issues going on at both the corporate and distributor level. However, in many other cases where a company that shuts down, the cause has to do strictly with bad financial choices made by the corporate leaders.

So, how do you make sure a company is in good financial standing, and not constantly robbing Peter to pay Paul? The first thing to do is to find out if the company cash-flows everything – paying for websites, product creation and manufacture, renting hotels for conventions, paying out bonuses – or do they use debt to carry them through sticky circumstances? Call the corporate office and ask them, point blank, if the company has any outstanding debt. If they hedge, most likely the answer is yes, and you will be safer to forget the company exists and look for another.

Another way to get an idea of how the company handles its finances is to do an online search, “XYZ Company finances” to see if there are any forums or blogs where distributors are complaining about not receiving checks on time, or talking about rumors of possible financial trouble. Usually such rumors won’t accompany companies that make sure to stay out of debt.

While we’re talking about money, let’s talk about Ponzie schemes. These are companies that supposedly are MLM, but the distributors get nothing for the money they put in…unless they find enough people to pay into the pyramid so they can earn a chunk of the stolen money.

Which is what a Ponzie scheme is, when you come down to it. It’s a bunch of thieves encouraging others to become thieves because they’re too lazy to go flip burgers and Micky D’s. So, guess what?

Ponzie schemes are illegal. Do not ever get involved with a company that is not providing you with a bona fide product or service for your monthly input.

Speaking of that, another way to find out if the company is handling their finances in an ethical manner is to find out what the quick-start bonus is. Many product-based companies require you to purchase some sort of package or other in order to become a distributor. The first thing to look at here is whether what comes in the package is reasonably priced compared to purchasing the products separately on the website.

If a package costs, for example, twice as much as the total cost for the individual products, walk away from the company. The five business opportunity DVD’s and two getting-started audio CD’s that are in the “distributor package” do not even come close to making up the difference in price. The company is jacking up the prices in order to bribe their people to sponsor new distributors. The excess money earned by the package purchase is used to pay a hefty bonus to the sponsoring distributor.

Bribing is a type of manipulation. Manipulation is using people to get what you want.

Manipulation is not ethical.

The product

Most health-and-wellness MLM companies sell products that are not healthy.

That made some of my readers dizzy, so let me give you a minute to regain your bearings and I’ll repeat it. Ready?

Most health-and-wellness companies sell products that are not healthy.

I’m not lying. Read the ingredient labels. Whey protein powders contain artificial flavors and preservatives, as well as dried milk that come from factory-farmed dairy cows. Juices contain sugar. Supplements contain unhealthy fillers in the capsules. Shampoos and other body care products contain sodium lauryl sulfate and other ingredients known to be carcinogenic or otherwise toxic to the body. If they declare not to contain SLS, parabens, and other known synthetic toxins, they nevertheless contain synthetic ingredients whose negative effects are not yet known.

Think about this: a couple of decades ago, nobody realized that SLS and parabens were potentially dangerous to the human body. Who’s to say that many of the other synthetic ingredients will not eventually be discovered to potentially cause health problems, as well?

What if all the ingredients on the label sound fine? Chew on this for a minute: did you know that the FDA allows manufacturers to place substances in processed foods without putting the substances on the label if they are under a certain percentage of the whole product?

We’ve been told that these chemical substances can’t do any harm in such small amounts. No? Then how come this present generation of people have a higher variety and higher amounts of toxins in our blood than the generations who lived before the 1950s? Toxins build up. The liver cannot handle it all, so it sends them into fat cells. And these toxins toxify those cells and the blood, leading to all manner of degenerative diseases.

I once joined an MLM not to try to make money, but because someone I trusted (badly placed trust; he was the local businessman I mentioned in the introduction) was a distributor and told me that the liquid supplement they sold was terrific for the body. Well, it made me break out in hives! When I called the guy and told him, he told me to sip it slowly over an hour. I began doing so, and the hives stopped. But a red flag went up inside. Any supplemental juice that is really good for you is not going to make you break out in hives if you drink the whole thing down (and it was only some powder mixed in a couple ounces of water).

Later I found out that the owners of the company were on purposely adding a stimulating ingredient that was not on the label, in order to make customers think that all the nutrients were energizing them. Of course, the ingredient was not on the label.

(By the way, health food stores sell nutrient juices like that. Not all, but some. Buyer beware.)

Then there was the company that I belonged to for a few months a couple of years ago. For ease of understanding, let’s call it SuperGenes. It was about ten years old when I joined, and was pretty big. It also had a huge line of products, some that were truly healthy, others that were borderline, and still others that were not much healthier than a candy bar.

For example, the cleansing juice was a great formula. The whey protein powder ingredients were acceptable – not as obviously bad as what some companies sell, but not as healthy as possible. The snack bars were a travesty. If you know anything about muscle testing, then I can give you this hint: my muscles instantly unlocked when testing these quasi-foods. This means that they were not healthy. They were loaded with sweeteners – agave nectar being the top offender (contrary to what you may have heard, agave nectar is not healthy) – and semi-healthy filler ingredients. The products in their personal body care line contained many synthetic ingredients.

Moving away from SuperGenes, I’ve noticed that carrying “healthy coffee” is a growing MLM trend. Coffee is not healthy. Never has been, never will be. I don’t care how “organic” or “fair trade” it is. The roasting process the coffee beans go through change the molecular structure of its naturally-occurring caffeine such that the body has trouble metabolizing it. This makes it number one, a potential burden to your liver, and number two, a very real hindrance to any fat-burning goals you may have.

If you like your coffee, go ahead and drink it. No condemnation. My point is that a company claiming to care about people’s health, and then putting coffee in their product line, really doesn’t. They care about making money. If they would just go ahead and admit that, “Hey, we know coffee isn’t a health drink, but we also know a lot of people might buy it if we sell it,” I wouldn’t have as much of a problem with it.

What if the “product” is a service? My husband and I were actually customers in an energy MLM for a time. We did it to support a friend, but I wouldn’t have if the cost of the electricity had been more than other non-MLM electric companies. The price per kilowatt was actually right in the middle.

On the other hand, there’s a web hosting MLM out there that charges $10 a month per website. With regular webhosting, you would pay less than $7 per month for as many websites as you wanted, paying an additional $14 or so a year per domain name (that’s slightly over a dollar a month). So for this MLM company you would pay $40 a month for four websites. With a web host such as Hostgator or Green Geeks, you would pay around $10 a month – six dollars for the hosting, and another four dollars a month for three domain names. Your first domain name would be included in the webhosting contract.

In such a case I would say that the service is not worth the price, and the ethics of charging such a service for such a price is dubitable.

Do your due diligence before signing up with any particular company. Are the products of a wellness company truly healthy? Do non-food products adhere to high standards of quality? Is the price of the service reasonable? This will take some legwork, but you do not want to find yourself representing a network marketing company whose product is below par.


Company training

The area of training might be called The Great Sin Of Network Marketing, because many companies encourage manipulation and deception. In addition, some companies’ “training” does nothing to help a new distributor learn the nuts and bolts of business building.

Warm-fuzzy motivational training

Let’s park there for a minute. You are probably aware that you can only earn bonuses and commissions from your downline if you make a minimum purchase from the company product line every month. However, some companies will not pay out commissions unless you also purchase the monthly “training” CD or book or whatever – removing another twenty to thirty dollars from your bottom line. This would not be objectionable if the training actually helped you to build your business. But it does not. Rather, it provides you with a lot of feel-good motivational fluff that gives you warm fuzzies for about a day but does nothing more helpful than that.

And believe me, feeling warm and confident for twenty-four hours will not bring new people into your downline. The very first MLM company I joined required a monthly “training” purchase. A later one did, as well. The rationale the company presidents gave was that if you’re really serious about building a business, you’ll be really serious about improving yourself.

I have two comments to make about that. First, if you have to read a book or listen to a CD to get motivated to meet your goals, your goals aren’t really your own and you need to regroup and figure out what it is you really want to do when you grow up. Network marketing might not be for you. (Yes, I just said that. More on that in the next chapter.) Second, you improve yourself by patience, practice, and persistence. No CD or book can give you any of that.

Step back and question when a company won’t give you your hard-earned money unless you participate in a bogus training program.

Business presentation training

How companies train their distributors to “share the opportunity” is one of the most unethical things they do. You can’t just say to a friend, “Hey, I just found a way to make a little extra money. Mind if I show you what I’m doing?”

No. Instead, you start by giving them positive strokes. “We’ve been friends for a long time…maybe you can help me…” Or, you ask leading questions: “Do you know anyone who could use an extra income/wants to retire in two to five years/etc.?”

Or, you deliberately deceive. Instead of asking someone to watch the video of the business you just started, you tell them something like, “I have come across something that I really need your opinion on. Do you have some time tonight…?”

Such statements are not necessary. If the person is a relative or friend who really cares about you and wants to support you, they will look at your deal without you playing games with them. If someone is really interested in making extra money, they’ll look at the opportunity without asking you a hundred skeptical questions.

HINT: If someone is skeptical right out of the gate, they’re likely not going to do anything more than sap your energy and momentum away.

Product training

A network marketing company that cares about its product and believes that it makes a difference in people’s lives will provide in-depth information about it. They may have a blog, or archived conference calls or webinars within easy reach of new distributors.

Even better, they will offer local training events in areas where there are concentrations of distributors.

Network marketing training from the company should be hype-free, deception-free, and focused on one, helping their distributors communicate with others in genuine conversation, and two, teaching about the product line.

Paid replicated websites and other rip-offs

Remember that energy MLM I mentioned earlier? At one point I came this close to signing up with the opportunity. One of the two things that gave me pause was the fact that in order for a “customer service rep” to have her own replicated website, she had to pay twenty or twenty-five dollars a month for it.

What is that about? That is about the company wanting to make extra money. It is baloney. Most MLM companies provide a replicated website for free. Maybe it was a costly endeavor back in 2000, but the Internet and programming have both come a long way since then. Providing a free replicated website (YourName.YourCompany.com) is not a huge expense.

What if a company makes distributors pay to share the opportunity video? First of all, keep in mind that you don’t need an video to share the business opportunity with a prospect. Ask any of the bigshots in Amway or Mary Kaye who started out decades ago. Even as recent as ten years ago, some people who are making big money today started out by drawing out the matrix on a napkin in a coffeeshop to explain the business to a prospect.

In addition, most opportunity videos are full of hype and implied promises. They make network marketing look and sound easy, and if you’ve been in the business for longer than a week you know that it’s as easy as picking up an angry cobra. Okay, maybe not that bad, but you know what I mean.

That said, being able to show prospects a professionally-made video is great for two reasons. First, you don’t have to do much work. Second, the person watching the video sees that if they decide to do it, they won’t have to do much work, either.

At the very least, the company should provide online webinars that explain various aspects of the company – the compensation plan and the products being the biggies. If a company does not let its distributors have free access to at least some of such materials – you have to pay so much per prospect to show the opportunity video – keep on looking.

A perfectly ethical company?

I couldn’t possibly list all of the unethical behaviors committed by some network marketing companies. I would hazard a guess that many companies do something that is on the border of, if not obviously on the side of, unethical – without intending it. Why would I say that? Companies consist of imperfect human beings. Even if you examine corporations like Wal-Mart, Sears, and American Airlines you’re going to find some kind of unethical behavior, however small.

Also, there are a lot, and I mean a lot, of MLM companies out there. That large number will add up to more unethical practices than what I can come up with.

So when you’re searching for the most ethical company, don’t look for perfection. You won’t find it. Instead, look for companies run by people who really care, and that seem to be more ethical than not.

Improve your ethics by signing up in the form at the top right hand of this page to get your FREE e-book to help you learn to build your biz through Social Media the RIGHT way! (And stay tuned for the next post in this series in about a week.)

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Blogging For Network Marketing: Is It Worth It?

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Does blogging for network marketing still work? With all the bru-ha-ha going around lately about Social Media, some experts are saying that blogging is passé and won’t get you the near the results that Social Media will with attraction marketing.

If you leverage the Social Media sites such as Facebook and YouTube correctly, this may be true. But does that mean that you should totally give up on blogging?


All the top guns have a blog.

The fact is, most of the top earners in MLM have a blog. Why?

People don’t want to join a company. They want to partner with a friend.

When people come to your blog and learn something from you, they start to trust you. If they keep coming back – and some will – they come to think of you as a friend, even though they’ve never met you.

So one reason to do blogging for network marketing is to build relationships with people you would otherwise never meet elsewhere.

Another reason the top dogs have a blog is that it provides a place to share their expertise and sell their own digital products that help less experienced network marketers.

Facebook is great, but…

With all the network marketers using Facebook to build their businesses, don’t you think it’s getting a little noisy over there? What I mean is, there have been a lot of people shown opportunity videos or offered product samples…and said no.

And will keep saying no.

Others have been lambasted by newbies in the business who friended them and immediately pitched their business opportunity. So there is a growing group of people who have become wary of Facebook-friending anybody they don’t know.

I’m not saying this to say that you can’t build a business using Facebook; many people are, and you can, too. However, when you blog, the people that land on your site are people who want what you’ve got – or at least, something related. You haven’t had to go to them and try to get to know them in order for them to get interested in you.

And you don’t risk a Social Media site blocking you from adding more friends because somebody reported you.

Yes, a blog is worth having.

Blogging for network marketing isn’t the fastest way to build a business, and should not be your only marketing tool. But I believe it can help you along, and bring you prospects you probably would never have met through Social Media. It can also help you make extra money – good extra money – while you work toward that much-desired residual income. Click here for a free guide on how to get started.

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The Ten Steps To MLM Success, Summarized

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Finally, we conclude the Ten Steps To MLM Success series! Before we say good-bye to them and move forward into the many how-to’s of business-building, I want to recap them to cement them in your mind.

Step one: Get a dream and a burning desire to fulfill it.

Remember, it can’t be all about the money. For what purpose do you want to make that extra $200 to $200,000 a month (hey, while we’re dreaming, let’s dream big!)?

You have to a have a purpose, or you’re going to quit at the first sign of trouble.

Step two: Be committed.

Commit to making the commission-qualifying purchase, even if you have yet to sponsor somebody. Commit to working at least five hours a week on the business, as well as to listening to all the company’s training.

Step three: Educate yourself.

This is one of the ten steps to MLM success that many newbies pass over. While it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to build a huge, active downline in network marketing, it does take a new skill set and new knowledge. How can you use blogging to build a business? How do you encourage the people you know to try product without earning a reputation of “one of those annoying MLM people”?

What’s so great, or unique, about the company product line? What kinds of business-related deductions can you make on your taxes?

Step four: Be consistent.

If you only work on your business sporadically, you’ll get nowhere fast. Create a business schedule and stick to it. Make a goal of communicating to several people a day about the product or business, whether belly-to-belly, on social media sites, or on your blog’s e-mail list.

Step five: Be persistent.

Most people never see any profit in their MLM business because they quit before it happens. Remember that persistence wins out in this business. It might take you six months to make six figures, or it might take you ten years.

So what if it takes you ten years? What would you be making in ten years if you didn’t work on your network marketing business?

If you’re not persistent, you’re missing a huge step in the ten steps to MLM success.

Step six: Be a product of the product.

Of course, this makes more sense when you’re talking about wellness, food, or home supplies companies.

But if you want others to get enthusiastic about your product, you need to enjoy it and have some idea about its benefits.

Step seven: Share the product and opportunity.


The big no-brainer. But a lot of MLM newbies are terrified to talk to other people about the product. Getting grounded in step six will help here. If you develop a compelling testimony for your company’s product, you will talk about it naturally without getting all nervous about it.

Step eight: Follow through and follow up.

Often, when new network marketers do manage to work up the nerve to talk to someone about the business, they lose that same nerve when it comes to following up. They don’t want their friends to tell them, “No, thanks. Even though I liked the sample, I don’t want to order.” So they avoid the rejection by not following up.

Big mistake. If you don’t follow up, you won’t make sales – and you might miss out on a future huge business builder.

Step nine: Help your new partners sponsor some people.

Don’t be a dolt and leave your new business partners in the lurch. Remember how discouraging and difficult it was for you to sponsor those first few people, and do what you can to help them.

Do three-way calls, throw a party together, teach them how to use social media.

Step ten: Repeat steps seven through nine.

Because not everyone you sponsor is going to stick around forever.


There you go! The ten steps to MLM success. Skip one, and you risk becoming a drop-out statistic. Adhere to all of them like superglue on a finger, and you won’t be able to help becoming a success story.

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What Is Attraction Marketing?

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What is attraction marketing? Most people who visit this blog will have heard the term, and most of them will know what it is. But since I’m going to refer to the term often, I wanted to have an anchor post to point to in future posts that mention it. Fair enough?

That, and there will be a few who will visit this blog who have either never heard of attraction marketing, or don’t know what it is.

Let’s break it down into its parts. To attract is to get someone to notice you in a positive way – in such a way that they generally want to get to know you better. Marketing encompasses the various means of getting the word out about your business. Advertising is one way to do this, but there are many other free ways to market, such as conversing with people in the grocery store line and giving them your business card with a ten-second blurb about your business mission.

So attraction marketing is getting people acquainted with your business by attracting them to you. You can accomplish it either online or offline, but the point is, you don’t knock on doors or make phone calls, asking people if they’re interested in your product or opportunity. Rather, you take actions that give people solutions to problems they may have, and therefore cause them to come to you.

Attraction marketing offline

One way to attract people to your product or opportunity is to hold a class or seminar to teach them something related to your business. For example, if you sell an antioxidant juice you might hold a class that teaches the principles of reducing degenerative disease risk.

Going to trade shows and setting up an eye-catching booth – if your company allows it – is another way. You give away product samples, and at the end of the day you will have probably made a decent profit.

You can take it down to the one-on-one level. Maybe you make a new friend at the park while your children play together. You get to talking about the struggles of budgeting with kids, and you tell your new friend about how you make extra income by working an hour or so every day in the evening after the kids go to bed.

Attraction marketing online

This appeals to many new network marketers who feel strange about talking to people face-to-face about their business. Usually, the way it works is this:

  1. You set up a blog.
  2. You being posting valuable content several times a week to the blog.
  3. You drive traffic to the blog.
  4. You give away an e-book or video course or whatever that solves a problems for your target market, in return for them signing up to your e-mail list.
  5. In the free product, you offer a paid digital product that will help them even further.
  6. You regularly e-mail your subscribers to build a relationship with them and get them to know, like, and trust you.
  7. Once in a while, you push either the paid product, your company’s product, and/or the business opportunity.
  8. A percentage of the subscribers to your list will eventually contact you about purchasing product or joining the opportunity.


What attraction marketing boils down to is that you build relationships with people who might be interested in your product or business opportunity. When they get to feel that you’re a friend, they will come to you for what you offer, rather than you having to run after people to build your business.

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Online marketing consists of a skill set that can be learned by anyone; however, there is a learning curve, and even intermediate marketers can get frustrated when they come against obstacles. When you are using Internet marketing to generate leads for your business, your frustration could double because you want to make your initial investment back as soon as possible.

Therefore I offer you the following seven online marketing tips for network marketers.

1. Choose one system, and take the time to learn it.

What do I mean by system? Do I mean those expensive services that are supposed to help you build your business on autopilot, without ever talking to anyone?

No. By “system” I simply mean a set way that you direct prospects through your marketing funnel. One system is by setting up a blog with a lead capture page, then using videos and forum participation to attract people to that page to sign up to your e-mail list.

Another system is a way to build relationships on Facebook, and then approach individuals that you have come to know with your products or opportunity.

Pick one system, and focus on that one until it is getting you results. Then and only then should you add another system. Otherwise you will lose focus and likely not prosper in your business.

2. Take action.

Many people who sign up with an MLM company do so out of sheer excitement for the residual income potential. But when the initial excitement dies down and they’re faced with the fact that they have to do something in order to earn their money, they get intimidated.

The good news is, if you have chosen a system, taking action is relatively easy. You know what is needed for the system to work.

The bad news is, even so, some people will not take action – at least, not long term. They will blog three times a week for a month and then wonder why they’re not getting over a thousand visitors a day yet, decide it’s not working, and quit blogging.

They approach a Facebook friend after with the business opportunity after building a relationship with her for the past six months, and she says no. So they quit using Facebook as a marketing tool.

You have to take action, and keep taking action.


3. Learn to write sales copy.

This online marketing tip is easy for network marketers to ignore. Why should they learn how to do this when they are simply going to send people to a business opportunity video?

First of all, you will probably be generating leads via an e-mail list. More people will sign up if you write good copy to convince them to. Second of all, at some point in your list you may gently urge them to check out a product you have created that solves some problem or other. Unless you have hundreds or thousands of dollars lying around to pay a professional copywriter to do the job, you will need to know how to write the sales page copy yourself.

What if you are only going to build via Social Media? The fact is, even if you choose to build your business with Facebook, you may have a link in your signature to your lead capture page. At least for that page, you want to know how to get someone’s attention, keep them reading, and take the action that you want them to take.

This requires some skill, but nothing a high school educated person cannot learn.

4. Learn to write articles quickly.

A free and relatively easy way to drive traffic to your website is to submit articles to article directories such as ezinearticles.com and articlesnatch.com. However, it takes regular publishing of quality articles to get just a small amount of traffic via that route. So you need to be able to write them quickly.

How? First, do a search for “free article templates” and download whatever you will find. A template helps you to formula-write, you might say.

Second, write, write, and write some more. It takes practice for most people to be able to write 400 words in a half hour, but it is possible. Many people find they can write that much in fifteen minutes, even less if they really know the topic and have a certain template down.

Jimmy Brown, one of the pioneers in Internet Marketing, has some excellent information to help you get more efficient at writing, included in his awesomely affordable course. Click here to read more about it.

5. Remember to relate.

This online marketing tip is lost by your typical Internet marketer. But you’re not typical. You don’t want just the next sale; you want that sale to add up to a generous residual income in the next few years.

So you need to relate. Have a contact page that requires a phone number, and call people who contact you. Definitely call anyone who is interested in your business opportunity – don’t just e-mail them back.

And when someone hits “reply” to one of your autoresponders, answer their question or comment as soon as you can.

6. Create value.

If your system is Facebook, write posts that will help people. If you blog, write articles that go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to word count and content. The freebie that you give away should be longer than ten pages, and packed with helpful information.

7. Create a schedule.

Most people who try to do online marketing are also working a day job. Write down when you are going to do each business-related task; e.g., 7:00-7:30 you write and publish and article to an article directory; 7:30-8:00 you write a blog post; 8:00-8:30 you participate on Facebook.

Those seven online marketing tips will take you far in building a successful MLM business. So go out and get marketing!

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How To Do Build Your Business With Facebook

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How can you build a network marketing business with Facebook? In a previous post, I mentioned reasons that using Social Media marketing shouldn’t be your only business-building strategy. However, many network marketers are building large downlines thanks to Facebook, and if you have run out of personal friends and family to talk to, that site is the best place to grow your warm market.

Why Facebook?


Billions of people use the site every day. It’s easy to find new people with whom to make friends – Facebook makes suggestions for you, for one thing! If your company is global, you can even make friends with people on the other side of the world.

But there is a right way and a wrong way to build your business using Facebook. In this post, I am going to summarize the one wrong way and three right ways. Then in subsequent posts I will detail each one. Sound good?

The wrong way to build an MLM business with Facebook

There are actually two variations on the wrong way.

**1. You join a company. You immediately post and/or message your existing friends something like this:

“Hey, everybody! I just joined this awesome company that’s going to help me quit my job within the next three years! You can do it, too! Visit this link [http://you.yourcompany.com/opportunity] and let me know when you’re ready to sign up!

**2. You add a perfect stranger as a friend. As soon as they confirm, you send them a similar message as in number one.

The right ways to use Facebook marketing for your business

There are three right ways, two leading with the product and one leading with the opportunity. When you use any of these ways, always start with your existing Facebook friends. If they have specifically told you they don’t want to do MLM, respect them and do not personally message them about either your products or opportunity.

**1. You join a company. You post something like, “You guys know how picky I am about what I put on my body. Well, I just found this great company that only has natural, organic ingredients in the skin care products. Please message or call me if you’d like to try a sample.” A week or two after this post, start messaging five to ten people a day with a similar statement.

**2. You join a company and plan a party to share the products. You post something like, “Hey, everybody! I’m hosting a Chocolate Happy Hour next Friday at six o’clock. Lots of organic chocolate and chocolate smoothie samples! Who wants to come?” Message your local friends something similar.

**3. You join a company. In the evening, when most people visit Facebook, chat with a few of your friends. Ask them if they would be open to watching a video about what you just started doing to earn extra income in a way that doesn’t interfere with your day job.

Expanding your warm market on Facebook

Once you have contacted and gotten responses from your existing Facebook friends, what do you do? Start randomly adding friends as the site suggests them to you?

This could work, but once I did this and one of the people reported me. Although we had a mutual friend on Facebook, I didn’t personally know the FF and the mutual friend didn’t know me from Adam. So that method can get you into trouble. Get reported too many times, and FB will block you from adding friends.

There are two right ways to add friends whom you don’t personally know. First, join groups whose interests are related to the product line of your company (or personal finance groups). When you have interacted positively a few times with another person in the group, send a friend request.

The second way is to pick a few people that FB suggests to add as friends, or to do a search (such as a certain career or people who are from your hometown or went to your high school). Follow them for a while, liking and commenting on their posts. Once they reply positively to a comment you’ve made, then and ONLY then send a friend request.

If you want to build your network marketing business with Facebook, there is a definite wrong way to do it. Since so many newbies in the industry are choosing that way, stand out from the crowd and do it one of the right ways listed above.

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LiveSmart 360 distributors: not receiving your commission checks? I can only imagine how frustrating that must be. And such a good product line! I’ve checked it out, and – being an incredibly picky health nut – was impressed by what LiveSmart carries.

Word is that there’s been some turmoil in corporate headquarters, some stormy transition of leadership, along with some key people leaving.

Whether the problem is financial or legal (my guess is there are problems in both areas going on), what it boils down to is that you, as a LiveSmart distributor, are being screwed.

You have three options. First, you can drop out of MLM altogether and be one of those anti-MLM evangelists who tells everyone how horrible the industry is.

But is it, really? The majority of owed commissions in the majority of MLM companies were paid out last month. In addition, there are plenty of companies where all is well in corporate, and all will continue to be well. Many companies bend over backwards to help their distributors to succeed.

Besides, where else are you going to go to develop a residual income that gives you such time, work, and financial leverage? No where! You can choose the first option if you want, but I would discourage it.

Your second option is to wait it out and hope that LiveSmart 360 Corporate gets their stuff together, and fast. This may or may not happen. The truth is, some MLM companies, even those that have passed the precarious three-year mark, fold under, leaving thousands upon thousands of distributors in the lurch.

The very first company I belonged to went bankrupt a year after I left it (which was two years after I joined) – and the president of that company constantly boasted that “We’re over fifteen years old; we’re not going anywhere!”

I’m not trying to scare you, I just want you to proceed carefully with your eyes wide open should you choose the second option.

Your third option – which, of course, could be exercised along with the second option – is to join another network marketing company. If you’re a LiveSmart 360 distributor not receiving your commission payout, you want to make sure that you join a company that

  1.  Is religious about staying compliant with all the laws surrounding the direct sales industry;
  2. Carries absolutely no debt and is always able to pay its distributors; and
  3. Has corporate leaders that are professional, dedicated, and get along with each other.

If you choose option three, I invite you to look at the company I am a part of. It is a wellness company that meets all three of the above criteria. Furthermore, you cannot find products any more pure or effective – no, not even in the LiveSmart line – than this company carries.

The best part of all is that while the company is six years old (as of 2015), it recently revamped its compensation plan to include a Sharing Matrix. The Sharing Matrix allows Sharing Partners (distributors) to earn a residual income from everyone in the company who chooses to participate in the matrix.

Did you get that? This income comes not only from your personal efforts, but from the efforts of everyone else who chooses to qualify for the matrix – even if the others are not part of your downline.

And since the Sharing Matrix is brand-new, and the company isn’t very old, there are only a few hundred people in that Matrix right now (there are many other Sharing Partners who are, for the moment, choosing to qualify only for the Unilevel Bonus, which I’ll get to in a moment).

In essence, if you join the company and choose to qualify for the Sharing Matrix bonus, you are basically getting in on a ground-floor opportunity. But the company is both financially and legally solid!

How do you qualify for a Sharing Matrix bonus? Simply spend 100PV a month (around $160), and have three other personally sponsored Sharing Partners who are actively qualifying for the Sharing Matrix.

The Sharing Matrix is a 3-by-5, but your income is not limited. Oh, no. Because every time you get three more personally sponsored qualifying Sharing Partners in the Sharing Matrix, you get another spot in the  matrix – another 3-by-5. And this can happen over and over and over. The income potential is, unlike in some companies, truly unlimited.

Then there is the Unilevel Bonus. This, too, goes five levels deep. However, the top level is unlimited – and you only need to spend 40PV a month (around $65) to qualify for this bonus. So your income level with this matrix is also unlimited.

If this all sounds good to you, click here to contact me and let me know that you want more information about my opportunity. I will send you links to videos and blog posts that will tell you a lot more about both the product line and the compensation plan – including  how you can qualify to earn bonuses from both the Unilevel and Sharing Matrices.

LiveSmart 360 distributors who are not getting their commissions, take heart! There are options, and most companies out there will pay you what you are owed.

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