The typical Multi-level Marketer (MLM) starts out about identically. He grows tired of his 9-5 routine, feels sick of being ordered around by his bosses and other superiors, gets pissed at the hassles of commuting, wants to make additional time to do the things he likes, and ultimately desires attaining financial security sooner than later. The notion of working at home sounds too enticing to give up. But there are pitfalls that must be addressed before taking the plunge and starting from scratch.
One of the greatest threats to the direction a prospective MLM faces is the idea of a lottery mentality and that everything will come easy once the research has been done and the setups are all set up. This mindset is a recipe for disaster and should be a blaring alarm not to pursue this type of business. No one becomes an overnight millionaire in this industry, that is certainly the sad reality being covered up by so-called sponsors who claim that taking part in MLM is the fast pass to a better life.
The saying “too good to be true” rings increasingly familiar in the ears of many frustrated marketers. Of course, a lot of them have been duped by fellow marketers themselves, claiming that particular products or services are of groundbreaking nature and will affect the span of history in just years, or even months. While MLM companies do provide neophyte marketers with kits and guides, success will still hinge on the marketers’ capacity to make do with what the have. The process of marketing is still reliant on the individual and their commitment to perform above their own peers. A sound business strategy should be the strategy to use, but it goes far beyond that.
Because it’s not just a commitment that marketers are dealing with, but also a long-term one at that. Coming from a psychological standpoint, a marketer who is only dipping his toes into the water to get a feel of the profession doesn’t have any business being there and should abandon all hope of getting anything significant, because a half-hearted attempt will turn in zero returns. Also take into account that even though marketers work from their homes, all the legalities still enter the picture. You will still find taxes to be paid even if marketers only handle their own laptops and keep their wonder drugs in the pantry.
Motivations for marketers working from home should not be emotionally-triggered. It cannot be due to external factors such as a disagreeable colleague at work or disputes in relation to compensation. The key motivation of a new marketer must be a need to perform in this field with realistic expectations of what he wants to achieve. Companies will always say that marketers cannot fail after they become a part of their MLM business.
However, it all comes down to whether marketers are receptive to innovative ideas that will push them over the top. Marketers are in the continual struggle of seeking those promises of grandeur and more in the comforts of working from home.