I have tried MLM before. At the time, I didn’t have strong enough support to keep me going nor did I feel passionate about the product I was selling (I felt like I was selling).
- Jumped into a company with “get rich” in mind
- Didn’t want to commit lots of work
- Only went on a feeling to join
- Didn’t feel prepared at what was to come
- Was more discouraged by who wasn’t interested instead of encouraged by who was
With Young Living, it was completely different. I loved the product and joined for discounts. I then took the business side after a few months of contemplating it and thinking about how it was a good fit for where I am now in life.
I was aware of the income opportunity, but also understood that work needed to be done and it wasn’t always going to happen fast. The amount of time it can take to get there didn’t matter, but the fact that I can eventually get there is enough to keep me going. The opportunity is there for anyone to take.
Sadly, people associate MLM’s as pyramid schemes.
By definition through Wikipedia:
“A pyramid scheme (commonly known as pyramid scams) is a business model that recruits members via a promise of payments or services for enrolling others into the scheme, rather than supplying investments or sale of products or services. As recruiting multiplies, recruiting becomes quickly impossible, and most members are unable to profit; as such, pyramid schemes are unsustainable and often illegal.
Pyramid schemes have existed for at least a century in different guises. Some multi-level marketing plans have been classified as pyramid schemes.”
The difference here is that there is no product to be bought, just a membership. You encourage others to gain this membership. MLM companies have a mission with a product in mind, and memberships usually involve getting product back with the money you invest in that membership. This does not make them a pyramid scheme, nor is it a risky business. You don’t even need to make it “business.” It can be handled as a membership to get your favorite products cheaper, just that simple.
It’s hard work, and it’s not a “get rich quick” scheme. Anyone who says so to you is being unrealistic. I won’t say they are lying because some people do get rich quick, but they earned it!
It’s a job like any other job, but you can:
- Be your own boss
- Work your own hours
- Invest what you want to invest
- Have unlimited income possibilities (no income ceiling)
- Share the way YOU want
- Create your own job description
- Eventually create enough momentum to take paid vacations, maturity leave, and sick leave whenever you want
And I’m only scratching the surface!
If this sounds engaging to you, look me up on my “Contact Information” page here, and I’ll give you the chance to create your dream job the way that works best for you!