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"You can have everything in life, if you help enough people get what they want." -Zig Zigler
It is a common line of multi-level marketers (or network marketers, or affiliate marketers—they seem to have a lot of names these days): dazzling sums of extra income, for less effort. But really, does it work? It sounds a lot like a scam—and in fact many of those pretending to be multi-level marketers are just plain scammers (this is to the detriment of legitimate businesses that could help you make incredible amounts of money!)
Now, if you are trying to pick a multi-level marketing company to bet on, here are some things to look for.
First, keep in mind: honesty is the best policy. Make sure that the company you join is always upfront. There should be no hidden charges, no sudden fees, and no unexplainable payments. There should also be no exaggerated claims about your earning potential—be suspicious when you are offered fantastic sums in extra income. Check on its reputation to see if it is known for its honesty or otherwise. (Check with the Better Business Bureau to see if they’re rated.)
Next, look at their products and services. See for yourself if these products and services are actually good. This is because you have to know and believe that your products and services are worth the effort of selling, and worth your potential customer’s money. If you don’t believe in the product or service you offer, you are going to have problems in selling. It’s hard to lie through your teeth to a customer, even for extra income.
Third, check if the multi-level marketing company is distributor-driven. That is, the company should always be taking into consideration its members, especially when making tough, high-level decisions. You should always be represented when the company makes its decisions, and its moves should always benefit you. After all, you are its biggest asset. Make sure you find a company that realizes that.
Fourth, see if company’s management is good. This is more than style—many executives can achieve the same thing with different approaches. The key here is to find management that will genuinely help you out whether you’re a veteran or just starting in the industry.
Fifth, see if the company has a good support mechanism. You have to be able to reach the company anytime you have problems. It is also a big plus if the company allows and even encourage its members to interact with each other and even learn from one another.
Sixth, make sure the company focuses on the right thing. Extra income is great, but your focus should be on improving yourself and helping your business grow. As in all businesses, money is a good motivator but it is not the sole end of your entering into a multi-level marketing business.
Keep in mind that these are just some of the things to look for when choosing a multi-level marketing company—there are some other factors that would come into play. This, however, is a good start. Just do your research well, and you will have no problem picking the right multi-level marketing company for you.
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