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7 Reasons Why People Fail in MLM Marketing

Aug 17, 2007
It is a sad story. So many people hope to earn a decent income online. But only a few will survive. For example building a MLM business seems to be easy but reality strikes after a few months. Why is it that the majority of Multi Level Marketing entrepreneurs fail?

1. They get no support from their upline

Most MLM marketers concentrate on numbers. They want a huge downline as soon as possible. But they forget to add quality. They do not give a helping hand to the ones they recruited. And they do not get any help either from their upline. Teaching and being taught how to run this business is a major key to success.
In most standard MLM marketing programs, it is important that the new person gets immediate assistance from a local person, working one on one. Otherwise their chances for survival are very slim.

2. An MLM marketer needs some understanding about selling

This is probably the major reason most people do not make it in MLM marketing. By using standard MLM techniques, you have got to sell and learn how to speak at opportunity meetings and the like.

3. They are not able to recruit quality people

Next to the selling problem, this has to be the biggest reason most people fail in MLM marketing.
This is what happens. The new person has just joined an exciting MLM program. He is taught by the manuals and in the meetings how he should share his product with his friends, neighbours and relatives.
In most cases, he is not comfortable with this, and he will have many sleepless, tossing and turning nights. He just doesn't want to impose on his friends! He would feel a lot more comfortable just presenting his opportunity to strangers.
My number one rule is not to try to convince family and friends. They will ask themselves from the moment they see the business taking off.

4. No true duplicative system

If the MLM marketing company must be promoted through expensive methods, this is not feasible.
Learning how to sell, or to speak and conduct an opportunity meeting is just not duplicative. Only a few people can do this. Here again, is a very important reason a lot of would be MLM'ers die on the vine.

5. Selling by mail using standard MLM techniques

Traditional way to marketing MLM is to spend all spare time to call around and travel around to get prospects. A lot of people already have a full time job, it is hard to find extra time to travel and make phone calls. This is why these MLM marketers cannot keep their program going.

6. The marketer is not sure about the MLM marketing company or service

Often a person will sign up in a MLM marketing program in a fit of excitement. After the dust clears, he comes down to earth and reality slowly sets in.
Pick an established and financially sound MLM company that is at least two years old with unquestionable products or services. That way, you can feel good about the company and products that you are promoting. There is nothing quite like being able to tell the complete truth to your prospective customers.

7. They leave too soon

Starting any company takes time, and this is true with an MLM marketing program as well.
Most people get depressed when things do not turn out as they had expected. And because they are not business minded anyway they put no effort in building their business anymore.

So if you had in mind to take part in an MLM adventure then read this article over and over. Know that what I have described is probably going to happen to you too. Be prepared and fight to survive!
About the Author
Kurt Naulaerts and Isabel Columbie work closely together in the MLM market. They will be happy to give you full support when you join their business.
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