Is getting Referrals a Skill or Just Plain Pyramid selling???

@deeeky (3667)
Edinburgh, Scotland
April 9, 2007 12:23pm CST
And then getting your referrals to get referrals under them is more pyramid selling. Is that not a rip off?! What do you think?
2 responses
@Darkwing (21586)
9 Apr 07
I only refer people who are friends, whom I know are interested and will be active in sites, and I don't push them to invite their friends. That's entirely up to them and I also believe there's a right and a wrong time for referrals. I don't like to work "cold" because those people who are not familiar with you, won't necessarily work with the tool they have been given or indeed, support you. I do think it's pyramid selling if you refer everybody you come across or who comes across you on the 'net, and then you ASK them to refer their friends, or suggest that they refer their friends, because you're building yourself depth in numbers and asking them to build width... hence, a pyramid. This is ok in some instances but I don't think it has its place on sites like Mylot. Brightest Blessings.
@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
9 Apr 07
With mylot asking us to aquire referrals and now having over 90 thousands members at the present time does that constitute a pyramid of Non-friends to gain myLot income from those referrals?
@Darkwing (21586)
9 Apr 07
That's a tough one! What you trying to do to me, Deeeky? The answer to that really is no, I suppose because they pay each downline the same, in effect. It's slightly different that they're doing that rather than getting a percentage from the next one down the line and also their referrals. It's too late at night really to consider this. lol.
@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
9 Apr 07
Mylot is at the top and the other tens of thousands has to be below then that surely constitues a pyramid. But have a nice day anyway from Deeeky.
@lynd0n (226)
• Philippines
9 Apr 07
It's more of a skill. It's like sales talk. If the site that you're referring sounds good, then more people would join. That's it, plain and simple. The best salespeople make the most referrals.
@deeeky (3667)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
9 Apr 07
A referral will be a good referral if that referral is prepared to work and assist the upline with thier efforts. Then I agree with you that is where the best salesman will shine is encouraging the downline referrals.