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Multi Level Marketing Or MLM: ''The Best Way To Financial Freedom''. Fact Or Fiction?

May 28, 2008
So is MLM the best way to financial freedom? Well, before we can answer that question, we need to talk about what MLM really is. Multi Level Marketing is not something new. It has been around since 1965. Nowadays MLM represents around 0.5% of total US retail sales.

MLM stands for Multi Level Marketing. This is where you get paid for selling products for a bigger company. You also make money of what people under you are selling, or the people that you get to join the MLM as well.

The company is willing to pay you a little bit extra for what the people selling under you are making, because overall, you are making them a lot of money. If you get involved with the right MLM, then yes, it can be a good way to get to financial freedom. However, before you go running out the door to join one of these groups, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind.

First of all, there is a difference between MLM programs and pyramid schemes. Although it can be hard to tell at times, there is a big difference. Pyramid schemes are not really offering any products to sell. All you are doing is getting people to pay sign up fees to join this pyramid scheme. However, with MLM you have actual products you are trying to market. To tell the difference between an MLM program and a pyramid scheme, you have to look and see if there is a sign up fee. A lot of times the pyramid scheme will make you pay a sign up fee. That is because they are not really selling anything, so the only money that they are getting is by getting people to sign up. With an MLM a lot of times you get to join for free, because you only make money off what you sell.

There are a lot of companies out there that are kind of like MLM programs. This includes such things like online survey companies, Avon, and Mary Kay. Although some of these places claim not to be a MLM business, they have all the makings of one. You get money off the products you sell, and you get money off the people that sell stuff under you. If you know what you are doing, then yes, a MLM program can give you the financial freedom that you want and need.

However, most often than not, the MLM businesses are just a way to make some extra money in your spare time. A lot of times people find that they are not worth it. Of course, there are people out there that make a living doing it, so it's really up to you to choose for yourself. Like any form of other business MLM marketing requires you to work hard and steady. Like I always said there is no free lunch! So don't waste your time with MLM unless you are serious about it.

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