Why Do Most
Business People Hate Those Multi-Level Marketing Folks...
Look I don't have
anything against Amway (or any other company that sells good products or
provides good services) they make some really good products.
I just wish that their focus was centered on selling their goods and
services, and not recruiting new representatives with an effort that at a
minimum is equal to the effort that they put into selling their stuff.
We have all had
the unfortunate experience of being the target of such a person and such an
approach. In the same breath they
use to tell you about what they sell, they tell you to jump on board and make
money with them. They then take
several more breaths to go on and on, about how you should stop (as in abandon,
give up, or forget about) what ever you are doing for a living and join them.
Hey, I am not
saying a person can't make a living selling this stuff.
What I am saying is don't shove it down anyone's throat.
It is insulting to them, especially when you really know nothing about
how they make their living or how nice of a living they do or do not make.
I was at a
business NetWorking meeting when one of these folks started in on me.
"You need to stop what you’re doing and make some real
money!"... My response was
simple " I don't need to be involved in anything else; I am happy with what
I do and the living I make". The response I got was " But you're at a NetWorking
Event looking for customers, so you must be having problems".
I simply said " you're at the same event so your stuff must be as
shitty as mine", I then walked away, with this person in hot pursuit…the
whole time going on and on about how great their stuff is and how it can add so
much to my life.
Look, First off,
NEVER NEVER go telling someone what to do with their life or business when you
don't know them. It is dangerous
enough to do when you do know them.
When you are in a
room of business people and you start in with this join up stuff, it and you are
about as welcome as someone walking into the Vatican and telling the Pope he
should stop wasting his time with this "Catholic" stuff and get on
board with a religion that can really take him places.
In other words,
when a Multi-Level Marketing person starts with their join me talk, they look
like a stupid insulting asshole.
Now if you’re
one of those Multi-Level folks and you’re reading this, and your response is
"I don't preach it, I don't cram it down their throat I just let the people
know about a really good opportunity"...
Then I would have
to agree, you’re not being a " stupid insulting asshole," you’re
just being rude and insensitive!
And when you make
a first impression like that, do you think anyone is going to give you a second
So do us all a
favor. In NetWorking or when
you’re at a Mixer, just stick to selling your goods or services.
DON'T START TELLING US ALL HOW TO WE SHOULD BE RUNNING OUR LIVES (That's
what our spouses, mothers, etc... are for).
As I was writing this I got a call from a woman representing one of those
prepaid legal services. She said
she was calling about my web site.
I asked her you mean the one at "www.BizNet4u.com".
She responded "yes", and proceeded to tell me that I should
take this opportunity to learn how through her I could remove all that stuff on
my web site and replace it with a professional presentation on prepaid legal
services, and make "an affiliate income" and I could continue to make
money from every "affiliate" I signed up...
I stopped her at that point and asked "so this is basically one of
those Multi Level things?” She
responded with "oh, no. We
would never waste your time on one of those things.
This is a real opportunity to make some real money as an affiliate and
not have to do that BizNet thing anymore".
I told her she was a rude moron and that she was being a #$^@# for
wasting my time. I told her I knew she never looked at my web site and had no
idea about what I do. That she was
clueless about the living I make. With knowing nothing about me she was telling
me to stop wasting my time with BizNet, etc., and sign up with her.
I informed her that there is no web site at www.bizNet4u.com, so she
looked at nothing. I ended by
saying "if it looks like a duck and walks likes a duck, it is a duck.
As I'm not a quack I have no interest in her, her company or her lies.
And they say that Multi-Level folks don't understand that we don't like
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