MLM or Multi Level Marketing is one of the most known and yet, worst understood method of selling products and earning an income.
To better understand a concept, I always refer to the dictionary. So, looking up “multi level marketing”, I get the following definition:
A sales system under which the salesperson receives a commission on his or her own sales and a smaller percentage of his or her downline of people recruited in the system to sell the products.
Yet, in MLM you do not necessarily have to sell. However, the products must move in order to create income. And this is where the focus should actually be: on the moving of the products.
What does MLM rely on ?
It’s called being and working with a Sponsor. What is a Sponsor ? It is a person that is teaching you all that you need to know to make the system work for you and for your downline.
There are 5 skills you gain when in a MLM business:
You learn how to promote yourself, as you are the “product” people buy, whether you sell to customers or to potential business partners. You learn how to present yourself in front of a group, you learn public speaking and you learn how to attract the right people that will help you build your business.
You learn helping people is getting you more business opportunities than focusing just on selling the products. Zig Ziglar puts it this way: “You can have all that you want in life if you simply help others obtain what they want”. In any business, helping the customers, the clients, the people, ultimately gives you more, than just focusing on your business as a profit to get out of. At the core of the organisation is always a community responsibility that even though it is rarely seen, it doesn’t mean, it’s lost or that you should not think of it just because all the others are ignoring it as well.
When in your own MLM business, you have an organisation, a responsibility to yourself as a sponsor to the other people relying on you. They are there because they believe in you. They need your help. Help them and you will obtain what you want too. It may be through them, through their situations, through the way they develop their downline and help you achieve more percentage in the business, or simply by being there for you, just believing in you. When someone believes in you, it changes your attitude in a positive way, improving your well being, your actions, your future. Their presence in your life maps your future.
You learn business strategies, marketing, promotion, selling, negotiation. You learn business. When you succeed in a MLM business, there is no way you cannot succeed in a conventional business, whatever it may be. Especially with all the network connections you have as a MLM Independent Distributor.
You learn to adapt. There is not much that I can say about this, that you do not know. Adaptation is the core of the skills in order to survive and live in the world today.
You learn to use technology to help you with your MLM Business. You learn to adapt your actions to different situations. You learn to adapt your mind to different people. You adapt and gain new skills, simply because you have learned to adapt.
The most important aspect of being in a MLM Business is that you learn to have Objectives, Dreams and steps to achieve the Dreams. You learn you can have a purpose and live by that purpose. You learn to live by a lifestyle. These are fundamental to map your future according to your expectations.
Being part of a MLM business that you believe in will make your life to have a purpose, a target, a to-do list or to-achieve list prepared waiting to be ticked. It also helps you strengthen your abilities in sales, recruiting, marketing and the topic of the MLM core business products/services. You learn a lot when you correctly apply your strategy.
A Legendary Myth about working within a MLM business is:
People tend to say it is a pyramid scheme, it is only for those that are up that earn a lot and enjoy their lives. I do not believe in these ideas. They are not productive, they are not positive and they definitely do not come from people that have open minds.
Eduardo de Bono explains in many of his books about the trap that intelligent logical persons find themselves into. He states that an intelligent logical mind will always defend the knowledge that is has simply because it has all the answers and knows how to make a strong argument in favor of a topic or another. This type of mind is never going to accept other truths, other innovative ideas simply because has the tools to go against all of the new ideas in the most argumentative rational and logical way possible, leaving even the person proposing it a bit confused. This is why creativity and keeping an open mind is so important and so needed. You cannot adapt if you do not have an open mind. You cannot know new things or learn new skills if you do not keep an open mind. You cannot progress if you do not accept other opinions, other thoughts, other ideas. And I believe you may hold a strong argumentative rational and way too logical mind about MLM businesses.
IN YOUR WAY TO MAPPING YOUR FUTURE, ALWAYS KEEP AN OPEN MIND.
You may wish to learn more about the products I sell as a Brand Ambassador and Independent Distributor of Vision VIP Group here.
I believe in Vision because I have tried the products, I have seen results, I was convinced. And I know there are many people out there struggling with health issues. Vision products won’t guarantee to cure you, however it will improve your well being, your health overall. It is a preventive measure also.
I would be delighted to introduce you to the Vision business and to be your Sponsor 🙂
P.S. : Thank you for taking the time to visit, and here’s to your journey of growth !