Under a cloak of anonymity Garrett shared with us how he gets recruits and sells products for his MLM (multi-level marketing) business with age old marketing tools: good looks, charm, misleading pictures (for illustration purposes only) using a very new platform, social media apps. Investopedia describes it as: "A strategy that some direct sales companies use to encourage their existing distributors to recruit new distributors by paying the existing distributors a percentage of their recruits' sales.The recruits are known as a distributor's "downline." All distributors also make money through direct sales of products to customers.They are legal but no one said anything about ethical. Based on the multi-level model; the more downlines you have selling products; the more commissions you make sometimes even without selling anything yourself.Now imagine if you had rows and rows of downlines under you.Garrett's pictures doesn't just include good looking headshots and washboard abs - he added pictures of himself vacationing in exotic locales, eating in fancy restaurants, and driving posh cars.He then tells women that he is able to afford all of that on his fabulous 'freelance' job.Amway is an example of a well-known direct-sales company that uses multi-level marketing." If all that just flew over the top of your head allow us to simplify.MLM is direct selling by 'independent representatives' (or salespeople) who receive a commission on sales. It's called multi-level marketing for the very reason that it .... Every representative is 'encouraged' to recruit other representatives under him which will then be called his 'downlines'.
We can only train and advise them to be honest, transparent and ethical." Great. So now you know the facts, and we've already divulged some fiction, for let's go the extra mile. Well, ok, technically everyone can cash out their life savings and buy a starter kit - you don't need a degree or work experience for it.Of course, you can click the image to read a short paragraph about the person and view mutual friends or interests but let's get real - if the profile picture doesn't interest you, you're unlikely to click to see more.Once you've clicked 'yes' on a person, they need to return the 'yes' click on your profile too before the two of you can chat.The potential to make money is definitely there but here's what they don't tell you - how difficult it actually is to not only get downlines but to get good downlines who will sell enough product to earn you the money you need to attain 'financial freedom'. Of course, it's hard work." Don't get tricked by the common sense card - you have no idea how persuasive and sometimes blatantly dishonest 'representatives' can be when they themselves are trying to make a sale. Of course, this will take the form of you buying a representative 'starter pack' which includes the items you will sell; reading materials to help you craft your presentation and whatever miscellaneous admin fee they may have.You usually can't hold the company responsible if you are 'coerced' even under false misrepresentation by other 'independent representatives'.
Once he gets them interested, out comes the presentation.