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MLM Marketing For Beginners

Jan 1, 2008
Though not the big giant it was at the turn of the 21st century, MLM, or Multi-Level Marketing programs still exist online, and there are still people who become involved in these programs. For some people, they are the near perfect solution to additional income if you have the time and money to invest in doing the work you need to do in order to build the network. Some of the organizations claim that you don't have to do anything, and that they even place your downline for you, but you have to understand, that you can't always rely on someone else to do the work. If you want to succeed in MLM, you must be willing to take the time to build your network to the level that will help you achieve the success you desire.

MLM has been around for many years, but it only became prominent on the Internet within the past fifteen or so years. Though still existent, its popularity has declined from the level it was in the late 90s and early 2000s when every conceivable business opportunity online was MLM. Even if you posted your own business looking for customers, those MLM distributors spammed you consistently, and just couldn't believe that everyone in the world didn't want to become involved.

Is MLM for you? That's a question you have to ask yourself based upon your personality and what you expect from a business opportunity. If you want something that is going to provide immediate income, MLM is not something you should try. These types of businesses are based upon residual income--in other words, you build the network, and once you become successful, you will make money whether you are doing anything or not. Keep in mind that many of these MLM organizations expect you to buy for personal use or sell a certain number of products per month in order to make any money.

The key to success in MLM is choosing an organization that has a product that everyone needs no matter how tough things become. Look at it from the standpoint of: if I'm short on money, what will I give up? That eliminates products such as herbal supplements that you can buyer cheaper in your local area, certain cosmetics, and other limited items. You will also not do well in a single product line such as a company that only sells vitamins, or only sells make up. That's the idea behind MLM, to establish a network that has a variety of products that people can buy from one distributor.

SFI is a perfect example of the kind of network that can achieve success because of the number of products that are available. The more products you distribute, the better your chances of success. SFI is the exclusive marketing arm for the IAHBE (International Association of Home Business Entrepreneurs) and Veriuni™, a line comprised of nutritional, cleaning, personal care, pet care, telecommunication products, and more.SFI was launched in 1998. Today, with tens of thousands of affiliates in over 200 countries, it is believed to be the largest affiliate network in the world.

SFI's unprecedented success has been largely attributed to the unique makeup of its affiliate program--a hybrid combination of the best parts of traditional direct sales and network marketing, combined with the technological advantages of the Internet. Highly automated, SFI's expansive core computer system processes thousands of requests a day, around the clock, from around the world.
About the Author
Noel Schipanski is owner of http://www.MakeItEasyMoneyOnline.com and writes on a variety of subjects. He has managed several successful businesses over the last 25 years, both offline and online.To learn more about this topic he recommends you also visit: http://www.pluginprofitsite.com/main18021.
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