Is your business not going as well as you hoped it would? It’s ok if you have questions. It’s ok to second guess what you’re doing and what is best for you. This is not ‘negative thinking’ to evaluate your current situation.
1. Were you told that you can work your business around your family, career, or social life using spare time or just working a couple hours a week to earn a substantial income?
The reality of being an independent contractor for an MLM is completely different from what you were initially promised.
a. Even if you are spending a lot of time and/or effort on your “business”, your chances of breaking even are slim to none.
In fact 99.7% of participants involved in an MLM lose money according to the FTC.
b. Your expenses will be high, and that’s before taxes. Do you have to pay for samples, website fees, shipping and handling, event equipment (tablecloth, brochures, posters), training, mileage, babysitters, hotels, training manuals, books etc etc? Have you been including these expenses when working out your earnings?
2. Do Network Marketing empowerment coaches seem to not be working?
People like Eric Worre, Ray Higdon, and others are selling you books, “empowering” you, charging high fees for events but even after it all you find you’re still struggling?
a. These “coaches” all say the same thing over and over again- keep on going. If it isn’t working, it’s because you aren’t trying hard enough or you don’t believe in yourself enough.
This is a form of victim blaming.
Victim blaming is a type of emotional abuse, and in MLMs the victims of the MLM are being told its their fault they didn’t succeed in their MLM, this is the farthest thing from the truth.
The MLM business model is flawed…NOT you.
It sells books and keeps people bringing in money to the MLMs a little bit longer. These courses and books cost money and you are just paying to be told it is all your fault. It is not your fault, you are not being lazy or not believing enough. The odds are just stacked against you, you will never make any money in an MLM.