Group Discussion Topic: Multilevel or network marketing
But if you have been online marketing for a while, you would know that the search engines are quite saturated with work from home business websites and home business sites so you job is to find some hobby area that you are interested in and then plan your website around that area. Your job therefore is to inter-space your website with links to your home business. Your job is to generate clickthroughs and leads to your multi-level marketing program. Your Multilevel Marketing Campaign would see a breakthrough in the number of leads if you have an increase in search engine traffic to your website. Spend time writing and planning for your website and writing articles and content for your website before you get your web design done by yourself or a professional. 2. Develop an opt in list Once you gain the ability to write articles about your multilevel marketing business, you should have pop-ups in your page and an opt in box to allow people to opt in to receive your e-zine list. This list is key to allow you to convert more of your readers. By establishing a relationship with your readers and as they know more about you, they will be more likely to purchase some of your multilevel marketing products that you might recommend to them. Subscribe to an autoresponder and place a web form on your website, this would allow you to automate unsubscribe requests. You can send your E-zines at a predetermined frequency by using the broadcast function. Multi-level marketing can also be viral, just include stuff that people would love to forward from your newsletter and this would get you more subscribers and you can tell them about your multi-level marketing business.
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The Cult of Multi-Level Marketing
CNN-IBN found that the British Government has sued Amway for unethical practices., China banned all forms network marketing in 1998, Sri Lanka, Nepal, and Australia have also tightened the noose. But in India, MLMs have managed to skirt between the legal loopholes. While ads promise exaggerated incomes make claims in magazines and newspapers, not everybodys dreams come true. HOW DREAMS CRASH: These ads promise the world but apparently deliver not much. Case Study 1: Santoshamma Santoshamma is one of them. She ploughed her dead husband’s monthly pension of Rs 2,000 into an MLM dream floated by Quantum International Pvt Ltd, even paying the enrolment fees for those she recruited. I lined up 15 members, I persuaded them. I even paid on their behalf. But nothing came of it. I lost Rs 40,000 rupees, I got nothing. I am a Christian.
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MULTILEVEL MARKETING: THOUSANDS SIGNING UP AND SIGNING OTHERS UP FOR THEIR SHOT AT FORTUNES
It operates like a religion in that they have an answer for everything where all success comes from proper behavior and all failure stems from an individual shortcoming. These are faith-based organizations with no room to question and little tolerance for true creativity. They need and demand obedience. That they have a disproportionately large percentage of very religious usually Christian members is unsurprising. They either come from a branch with direct sales built in or just thrive in that type of environment. Bright Future? Network marketing businesses have existed for 50-plus years, but it would seem in the past five years, they have really started to take off (again). Many of the newer versions arent going by the traditional network marketing moniker. They call themselves direct sales businesses. These are the modern day Tupperware parties, where people get together to view sample sales where those in attendance will ideally purchase and sign-up.
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Multilevel Marketing: How to Avoid Building the Pyramid
U.S. Sprint and MCI are now selling their services this way, and the Rexall Corp. just opened a MLM division. “Many large companies are aware of the power of multilevel marketing,” says Smith. “They know that word-of-mouth sells, and that with multilevel marketing both advertising and costly middlemen are eliminated.” They can also eliminate the need to recruit salespeople, since the sales force – motivated by the potential of making great sums of money based on the sales volume of the people “downline” from them – are more than willing to recruit on their own. According to Smith, somewhere between 5 million and 10 million Americans are distributors in multilevel companies. He expects both that number, and the number of multilevel companies, to grow as the economy sours. “People are going to need additional income,” he reasons. He estimates that there are between 400 and 500 “legitimate” multilevel companies, selling everything from burial plots to 3-D cameras. The current oil crisis, he predicts, will soon spawn multilevel gas additive companies.
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Multilevel marketing still grows well
Then you regroup and you make that second run. ViSaluss three co-founders Sarnicola, Blake Mallen and Ryan Blair launched their business by direct selling the re-branded vitamins of Dr. Michael Seidman, an ear, nose and throat doctor at Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital whom Sarnicola and Mallen approached. Sarnicola credits Blair, a California native and tech entrepreneur who is ViSaluss CEO, with providing the business acumen and investor connections that allowed ViSalus to scale up MLM its operations and make good management decisions. The paperback version of Blairs autobiography and how-to book , Nothing To Lose, Everything to Gain: How I went from Gang Member to Multimillionaire Entrepreneur, debuted at No. 1 in April under the New York Times advice and misc. sales category. In the book, Blair, 35, describes how less-scrupulous multilevel marketing companies have a lopsided ratio of customers to independent distributors. Thats why so many companies out there are schemes, he wrote. The sad part is that a lot of them arent even schemes on purpose. In a recent interview at ViSaluss bright new East Big Beaver Road headquarters, Blair said the multilevel marketing model provides for an enthusiastic sales force of individuals who all use ViSalus products and are walking billboards. ViSalus promoters often have their own web pages and are encouraged to be prolific users of Facebook and Twitter. With these advantages, ViSalus has no plans to ever sell its shakes and workout drinks on traditional store shelves, Blair said. Dale Peake, 41, of Lawton is one of the most successful promoters. Selling ViSalus, Peake said he made $913,000 in gross income in 2012, netting about $500,000 after taxes and business expenses. He also lost 100 pounds on a ViSalus shake diet.
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What Are the Chances of Making Money at Multi-Level Marketing?
No Problem Your interesting articles and reader letters about invasion of privacy on the Internet have left me wondering: Am I missing something? The following is all it takes to protect my privacy on the Net: 1) I use Cookie Crusher to eliminate 99.9 percent of cookies. When I must accept a cookie in order to access a page, I do so but then I immediately erase it from my hard drive when I’m finished with my online session. I’ve put a shortcut to the cookie folder on my desktop, so it’s very easy to check which cookies are there and to delete the ones I don’t want. 2) If a site requires me to provide personal information that I think is none of its business, I invent such information. I never give my real name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address. A. Luneva, via the Internet Secrets Of Preinstalled Software In response to Michael Guerard [ Letters , July], who asks why developers don’t support OEM versions of their software: Preinstalled software really isn’t installed at all. If you push, prod, and poke your way deep enough with a computer maker’s tech support folks, you’ll find they never install anything–everything is ghosted/imaged on the new PC. Essentially this means they copy the complete hard drive from an existing PC (including the operating system and drivers).
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Multilevel marketing 101: What you need to know
The loss most people incur is usually just a few hundred dollars, but some people lose thousands of dollars. MLM is a flawed program, one in which less than one person out of 1,000 makes a profit after expenses, according to Taylor. Taylor estimates that more than 10 million MLM participants in the United States lose money each year. Only about one in 25,000 or 50,000, depending on the MLM, makes the huge incomes touted in promotional literature. The U.S. Small Business Administration wont lend money to people who intend to start an MLM business. Who Makes Money? Some folks make money through MLM ventures. Taylor calls them TOPPS, which stands for top-of-the-pyramid promoters, people who are at the top of the recruitment ladder. They comprise 1 percent of a typical MLM. The other 99 percent lose money when you figure the costs of purchasing an often-required starter kit and the expenses required to recruit people, such as attending conferences or buying books or tapes to learn how. Many people join an MLM under the promise of it being a part-time job, but MLM participants cannot make a profit working only part-time, according to the average earnings reports of 30 MLM companies. People who start a small business that is not an MLM are profitable 39 percent of the time compared to 1 percent of the time for an MLM business.
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Heres an article that may shed some light on this practice should you decide to go this route. For some reason, multilevel marketing organizations find ethnic communities fertile ground for their recruitment campaigns. The promise of riches to the unsuspecting immigrant is a bait that works nearly all the time. Know that there are legitimate companies who operate this way and may be worth your while and a host of others on the pyramid scheme that operate bordering on the illegal and/or unethical. Here is how it works. A company sells different products ranging from such mundane products as household cleaners; vanity products such as cosmetics or health and diet formulas as well as financial products such as travel, insurance or securities. There are supposedly two ways to make money. You generate revenue as a direct retailer and salesperson of the product yourself buying products from the company and reselling them to your own customer base initially consisting of a circle of relatives and friends. As you run out of family and friends to sell to, you eventually expand to other prospects, including strangers by using cold calling and other prospecting techniques. Note that the company will stress that the more lucrative way to make money is to recruit people as your downline into the company.
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How multi-level marketing cheats at all level
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Is Multilevel Marketing on the Level?
The members in this unique business model play all the roles i.e., as investors, employees and customers. The interest of the members is not safeguarded and there is no exit option, except by loosing the money that has been invested towards franchisee/membership. The multilevel marketing firms are banned in most of the countries. But the loopholes in the Indian legal policies, which are made to control the business of such companies, provide them a perfect ground to nurture and flourish. Newspapers have regular concealed ads to lure people into it till they go through the experience and realise the truth of such additional five figure income attractions. If statistics are compiled it would be beyond imagination to realise how many have contributed a small amount to make millions and billions for others through this system. Multilevel marketing plans are ways of selling goods or services through distributors. These plans typically promise that if you sign up as a distributor, you will receive commissions – for both your sales of the companys products or services and for the other people you recruit or lure to join the chain of distributors. Multilevel marketing plans usually promise to pay commissions through two or more levels of recruits, known as the distributors down-line.
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multilevel marketing I what is multilevel marketing all about?
Statistics showed that there were only around 235,000 people joining multilevel marketing organizations in 2006, and the number of participants increased by over 4.6 times last year to over one million. Ha Thi Quynh Tram, chairwoman of the AmCham Vietnam Direct Selling Committee (AVDSC), told that Daily last week that although official statistics on this years sales of multilevel marketing companies were not available, the market had steadily grown. Explaining the growth, Tram said that as the economy was in difficulty, many people were getting involved in multilevel marketing as a way of earning some money. It is low investment costs, few risks and flexible time that have helped attract over 125,000 people nationwide joining direct selling networks last year. Over ten years of presence in Vietnam, there have been 78 companies registering for the multilevel marketing business here, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade. By last month, 54 companies had been operational, with 13 foreign-invested ones. Meanwhile, other companies have suspended operations or had their licenses revoked. Hanoi has the highest number of direct selling companies with 28 operational firms among 40 registered ones, while the respective figures in HCMC are 23 and 34 respectively. According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, 90% of such firms sell functional food which is followed by cosmetics, fashion products and home appliances. The number of products has also increased much in recent years with around 4,500 products going on sale last year. Experts said that as the market would be further opened up under WTO commitments, there would be more companies joining the multilevel marketing market, especially those from foreign countries.
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Troy-based ViSalus hopes to prove staying power in multilevel marketing
While the distinctions between the two business methods can seem relatively minor, the degree of contrast between them may prevent program operators from becoming the subject of a regulatory proceeding, or becoming defendants in litigation. The Rules of the Road Regarding MLMs Existing standards and restrictions on MLMs have evolved through developing case law and statutory requirements, on both the federal and state levels. State by State Every state has adopted laws that, in one way or another, regulate MLM entities and prohibit pyramid schemes. However, the method of regulation varies. Some states have enacted specific anti-pyramid statutes. Others merely require registration under specific MLM statutes. And others regulate MLMs by way of lottery, consumer-protection and/or anti-fraud statutes. Several states have MLM registration requirements, and some go so far as to require that the MLM obtain a surety bond prior to opening their plan up to participation, while others are less demanding. By way of example, Wyoming simply requires that the MLM file a Notice of Intent to Conduct Business. In contrast, Texas requires that the MLM file, in addition to other items (1) a financial statement; (2) a complete description of the program participant-compensation structure; (3) disclosure of all persons with a 20% or greater ownership interest in the MLM; and (4) copies of all program promotional materials. At a minimum, the states that require MLM filings generally require that the MLM appoint the Secretary of State as its agent for service of process. Federal Regulations On the federal level, regulation has largely come through actions initiated by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and U.S. Postal Service. The seminal FTC MLM decisions are In re Koscot Interplanetary, Inc., 86 F.T.C. 1106 (1975), and In re Amway Corp., 93 F.T.C.
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