MLM Opportunity – Is It For You?
I’ve been approached by several people about joining companies like Arbonne, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, and Beach Body just to name a few. Being a consultant/coach/associate etc. for these companies can be very attractive (to the right person). Here are my completely honest thoughts about this business structure.
Money Money Money!
MLM’s can be a great source of income for the right people. You have to be able to approach people in the right way, be social, and be very bold. Again, for the people that do it right, the results can be incredible!
MLM Requires Persistence and Resilience
Those that find success with MLM companies generally do not do so right away. You must be persistent and resilient. We as women should encourage those that are trying something new and stop putting people down for attempting to make a positive life change.
Generally, you will not get rich quick with an MLM company. It starts as a side hustle that can turn into more if you are willing to stay with it and put forth the time and effort to make it successful. In order to be persistent, you have to understand what your “why” is. Check out this post on how to find your why.
Be a Friend Anyway!
There is a lot of negativity associated with MLM companies that comes from friendships being torn apart due to the lack of support. I am friends with many consultants/coaches/associates and I buy products from some of them. However, I don’t want to feel like I have to buy from them in order to continue being friends with them.
If you are involved with a MLM company, try not to drive every conversation you have with your friends in that direction. I do suggest that you ask them if they are willing to support you in other ways. You can ask them to send people your way if they seem interested or liking/sharing your business posts on Facebook. As always, surround yourself with good people that encourage and support you!
I Hope You Are Successful Beyond Your Wildest Dreams!
If you are involved with a MLM company then kudos to you! You are taking control of your life and your finances. I am a champion for women in business and extra points for those that find a good way to make a living from home.
Next time you are approached by someone who is trying to give you information about the company that they are involved with, be kind and listen. Don’t feel like you have to purchase or join the company yourself. If you are not interested in the product or joining the team but still want to help, ask how! There are many things that you can do to support your friends without purchasing from them. Try sharing their posts on Facebook or referring others who may be in need of their products. Or simply encourage them to keep going.
Tip: Start a blog to promote your products/services. You can do testimonials, explain the product benefits in depth, explain the advantages of becoming a consultant/coach/associate etc. This is one of the best ways to build a relationship with your customers.
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