What is it about MLM that makes you afraid of it?

@WebMann (4732)
Canada
January 10, 2007 1:39pm CST
I have approached many people over the years with a number of programs that would help them earn money. Quite often these are the same people that ask me how I earn money if I don't work for someone else. But... they end up staying in the rutt they are in. What makes them fear or even hate mlm?
2 responses
@feralwoman (2199)
• Australia
10 Jan 07
I've been approached by a very persistent lady who wants me to get involved in MLM. I'm put off by it because unless you're fortunate enough to get in right at the top, the income for the "bottomers" isn't that good. You also have to introduce a ludicrous number of friends to participate in the scheme to make it worthwhile also. I just feel uncomfortable with the whole thing personally.
• United States
10 Jan 07
Well, the "in at the top" thing isn't always a good thing, and it's not all that important really. It's not how far up you are, but how far down YOU can build. I don't like being in at the top, because that means it's a brand-spankin-new business. Scary. Tons of businesses fail within the first two years - so I want a business that is at least two years old and has no debts to pay back. In the first two years, things are just getting started and the target market has barely been touched. There's still enough room for growth and I can easily find 10 to 15 people ready and willing to give it a shot. Your persistent friend might actually have something. IF she is earning good money and can show you EXACTLY how she does it ... then you have an advantage. Most sponsors don't know how to help their downlines because they really aren't sure what to do for themselves. ...and they are getting little (if any) help from above as well.
• Australia
10 Jan 07
Thanks for the advice dude - but i'm still sceptical about it all.
• United States
10 Jan 07
You should be. Skepticism is healthy. ...and it keeps you from being a sucker. There's one of those born every minute. ...and someone else born to take advantage of them every 30 seconds.
• India
10 Jan 07
here in india the main reason is the fear of being ridiculed and being termed a money lover to cheat people kind of things that are more prelevant. also, mlm here is not very common, and it will take some time before people actually start accepting this new concept and try their hand at it.
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@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
10 Jan 07
That's another great point. It makes it difficult to get past that ridicule and laugher when your friends and family think you've gone off the deep end. When I first started looking at MLMs that's what I got but I was willing to put up with it because I was trusting the friend that introduced me. If I had been alone or even with someone I didn't trust as much I may have given up without ever seeing the potential. That mental block people have can only be knocked down when their eyes open. Thanks for your response and I hope MLM keeps growing.