Before I tell you too much about this site I want you to know one thing–I am not going to and will never promote MLM, Network Marketing, and or Direct Sales opportunities on this site. Why? I’ve always had mixed feelings about Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) aka Network Marketing and sometimes referred to as Direct Marketing.
I first heard about MLM when I was in the Navy (around the time when ships were made of wood and men were made of steel).
One of my ship mates who was getting out was telling us about a MLM company he was joining named Amway.
None of us knew anything about MLM or Amway but we all agreed that our buddy got sucked into a crazy cult.
A few years later when I was getting out of the Navy someone told me about a company called Nu Skin. My wife and I went to an opportunity meeting and we were so impressed that we joined. We tried to build the business but after a few weeks we quit.
While I was collecting unemployment I joined a MLM selling water filters. I wasted a few hundred dollars on supplies and conventions and I did manage to get three people to sign up but they all quit and as soon as I got a real job driving a fork lift I quit too.
Then I got a really good engineering job and Margee got a really good nursing job and we decided that we were through with MLM.
That is until I decided to open a Facebook account and associate myself with some former “like minded entrepreneurs.”
Someone who I liked and trusted invited me to join a Facebook group–so I did.
The group claimed that they were going to build everyone’s downline. They claimed that it would be fair–anyone at the top of the first opportunity would be at the bottom of the next opportunity. This was to go on and on as new opportunities were found. There was a bunch of in fighting and confusion and eventually the group fell apart. Some people lost thousands. I lost just a few hundred (don’t tell my wife).
Then I joined Empower Network (again based on a friend’s invite) and eventually quit because I didn’t want to “Get All In” for several thousand dollars.
These are just a few examples of situations that drive people away from Networking Marketing.
I hope you will look at these examples not as an indictment of the entire Network Marketing industry. I just you want you to be aware of the challenges involved in the Network Marketing industry. And I want you to be able to learn from your mistakes (and the mistakes of others–including mine). If Network Marketing is not for you then you may want to consider creating your own online business centered on something that you know a lot about and/or something that you LOVE.
I will be updating this page on a regular basis to share with you My Wealthy Affiliate success story so please come back often.
Again, I am Roland and I want to thank you for stopping by. If you have a question drop me a comment below or you can visit me at Wealthy Affiliate.com (here is a link to my profile).
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