To Be Successful in MLM You Definitely Have To Be a People Person
Success in MLM
My name is Gary. I am 58 years old, married, and I am a Christian. I am and ordained minister, and formally a carpentry contractor. After an auto accident left me with a concussion, I heard about a product on the radio that offered sound nutrition, which would help the body heal itself. I tried the product, and it did seem to help my symptoms.
Helping people and making income at the same time was a big motivation for me. I liked the idea of being my own boss. I have always been pretty much of a self-starter, so I had no problem with that. The flexible schedule of an MLM business, along with the time-freedom it promises, appealed to me.
I then decided to get into the business, which was on the MLM format. To come in at a level which would be the most profitable, there was a fairly large start-up fee. This was the hardest part. You could use the product yourself and try to market the rest to the public. I had a fairly good customer base, but you continually had to do follow-up with them.
After a while, you felt like you were baby-sitting. To be successful you also had to attend all of the training meetings. Many times, the meetings conflicted with my church schedule, which I felt was more important.
To be successful in MLM, you definitely have to be a people person. You need to be self-motivated, and ready to find innovative ways to contact people. You also have to be willing to spend a lot of time on the telephone.
Before you make the leap of faith into the MLM world, I think there are some things to consider.
1. How are your people skills? If they aren’t too good, are you willing to retrain yourself? All businesses are really people businesses.
2. Know yourself. Do you have the personality for this type of format? The presenters will tell you that anyone can do it, but I don’t always believe that.
I eventually had to get out of my first business. I just wasn’t making any money. It wasn’t magic, just math. I am currently involved in another one, and the jury is still out on its success.
My experience wasn’t all bad. God has a purpose in all things. I made some new friends. I probably made a few enemies too. I’m sure there is a place for MLM, just remember, every shoe doesn’t fit every person! Much success and God bless.