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3 Common MLM Business Obstacles to Prepare For

May 18, 2008
The road to success for MLM businesses is challenging, with just as many risks as rewards waiting at each curve. If you're determined to establish your own MLM business, you need to be prepared of the many obstacles you're sure to face and, of course, you're required to overcome.

3 Common MLM Business Obstacles to Prepare for

Forearmed is forewarned. Being aware of the roadblocks ahead gives you more time to prepare for them and thereby increasing your chances of success.

People think you're out to deceive them.

This is the worst and arguably the most common obstacle you'll face. Fair-minded network marketers like you unfortunately have to bear the brunt of people's suspicions, thanks to the antics of illegal network marketers. Most people's first impressions of network marketers are undesirable: they'll think you're planning to con them out of your money.
To convince them otherwise, you need to start by giving them verifiable proof that you're working for a legitimate network company and that your company truly does offer exemplary income opportunities to people. Remember to maintain a pleasant manner while explaining these facts to them.

People think you're just another pushy sales agent.

It's truly the good guys who mostly have to suffer the consequences of their counterparts. Because a lot of sales agents are truly guilty of being extremely pushy and aggressive to the point of being rude and aggravating, it's understandable how some people end up generalizing sales agents.

To prove them wrong, you need to have the right approach. Start with a teaser: think of one or two sentences that will instantly hook their attention and have them want to know more about your products. Once you've got their attention, you can wait for them to ask questions or you can ask them if they'd want to hear more.

Once you've gotten their undivided attention, it would be incredibly tempting to ask for their contact details right away. But you can't or at least not yet. Proceed with your presentation and only when you're done should you ask for their contact details. If they still refuse, graciously accept it and hand them your calling card in case they change their mind. Doing this shows them that you're confident about the pulling power and value of your products.

Now, in the event that they do give you their contact details, don't pester them with calls. Try calling a week after and make sure you ask permission to call once more.

People think you're just going to pressure them with your sob story.

Some networking marketers have the bad habit of using sob stories and just plain begging to convince prospects into taking the desired action. Although this can be effective in some cases, it's a certainty that the rewards are only short-term. You may have convinced them to buy your products, but you may have also annoyed them to the point that they wouldn't want anything to do with you afterwards.

Never beg. Never exploit people's sympathy. Stick to facts and figures. If you're working within your target market and your products are truly as good as you say they are, it's only a matter of time till your MLM business prospers.

These three scenarios are something you'll surely encounter when you're managing your MLM business. Be ready for them!
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