Why MLM Opportunities Don’t Usually Work
People pitching multi-level marketing opportunities can make them sound like a great opportunity. Don’t be suckered in. Most of them are scams so make sure you understand these warning signs.
Multi-level marketing is one of the most controversial business practices available these days. People pitching such opportunities almost invariably try to sell these services as a way to make a considerable amount of money in a short window of time. However, almost all of them are scams.
Most of the people who are promoting MLM opportunities sound legitimately convinced that the opportunity is great. These salespeople bought into the opportunity themselves. They still believe that it works themselves, which is part of the reason why they can be so convincing.
There are a number of reasons you should be wary of multi-level marketing schemes. If you are tempted by the number of opportunities that an MLM salesman brings to your attention, make sure you remind yourself that you probably don’t want to consider working closely with a company that uses MLM to promote its products.
First of all, the company gives few details about the product. A company may tell you that the product is the “wave of the future.” Oftentimes, the product is just a generic implementation of a trending concept (such as a new technology that everyone is talking about). The salespeople may go on about how superior it is, but don’t know really anything about the features, when they are confronted.
Another problem with MLM concepts is that the market becomes easily saturated. When hundreds of people are selling the same product, you are going to have a hard time breaking in and finding a new consumer base to reach.
You are also paying commissions to the people above you in the hierarchy. The person who brought you into the company is likely several tiers deep into the company; this means that you are going to be paying a commission to them and everyone above them, every time you make a sale. Unless you are lucky enough to connect with someone at the top, you are going to be working for much less than most of the people in the firm.
Finally, even if the product is legitimate, you are going to need to deal with the fact that the market will likely become saturated. There are usually only so many buyers for a specialty product or service. Once that market dries up, you are going to need to start searching for different opportunities.
Not every MLM opportunity is a dead end. There are plenty of people who have made a lot of money pursuing it; however, they are the minority. Most multi-level marketing campaigns are a waste of time and money. Think carefully before you decide to commit to any of these opportunities.