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Inside Multi-level Marketing: How To Choose An MLM

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Choosing an MLM (multi level marketing) company can be somewhat daunting. The problem is that there are so many opportunities out there. Some have the potential to be profitable, and some are scams, whether they are intentional scams or just companies that do not have a good track record. Below are a few tips to help anyone who is considering joining an MLM company: both what a prospective investor should look for and what to avoid.

1) How long has the company been around?

This is one of the best ways to separate the good companies from the MLM companies that may be scams or have weak foundations. Because an MLM company is an investment that you want to continue profiting from long-term, you should take into consideration their track record and the amount of time they have been around. If they have been operating for less than 5 years, proceed with caution.

2) Does the MLM company have a solid foundation?

This is important to the company’s growth in the future. A publicly traded company is required to disclose their financial position in detail every 90 days, this is reassuring for anyone wanting to join, and publicly trading companies are ideal to look into as they have their information easily accessible. Avoid an MLM company that is not willing to provide you with financial details before joining.

3) What is the Product or Service?

Another really important issue is whether the product or service that the MLM company is selling is unique and profitable or if it is something that is mundane and unpopular. If there is really is no substance to the company then it is bound to result in disaster. When considering the products that the company is offering, consider whether the product is likely to stand the test of time. If you buy into a company that is selling a product that has a short-term appeal or has no consumable products, it is likely the company will fold once the market moves on to another fad.

4) Will you be able to make money from the MLM Company right away?

If you have to wait too long to see benefits from your hard work it is likely that you will give up in frustration, before you even receive your first check or bonus. If you cannot see the likelihood of generating an income immediately from the company or if they set the requirements for bonuses too high then you should probably avoid them.

5) What sort of tools and technology does the MLM Company use for their marketing?

Gone are the days when MLM company representatives went from door to door. Nowadays there are tools available to do the majority of the selling online. Make sure that the MLM Company that you are thinking of investing in has these tools and strategies in place, and that they are working well for the representatives that are already using them.

6) Is the person showing you the MLM Company successful?

Is your referrer successful and is he dedicated to seeing you succeed? MLM marketing has been successful in the past because everyone in both the upline and downline commits to making others succeed. Helping others is the only way to become successful. If the person who is introducing you to the MLM Company is not dedicated to helping you (his downline) make money, then he is not really dedicated to making money himself. If this is the case, alarm bells should be ringing.

7) How much time do you need to dedicate to the MLM plan to make it successful?

The reason this is so important is that if the MLM plan requires the representative to work full time, then the risk is huge. Meaning the new representative will have to quit their day job in order to become a part of the program. Any MLM company asking its representatives to do this is expecting too much. Ideally, while the representative is working toward making their MLM business a success, they should still be able to keep their current job until they are generating enough income to quit their job.

8) Will you enjoy yourself?

You need to ask yourself if you will enjoy marketing and representing this company, do you like the products and the people in your upline? Any business that you invest in should both be profitable, as well as enjoyable; otherwise, you might as well continue working at your current job.

MLM opportunities can be highly profitable, create an enjoyable atmosphere, and help bring your goals, dreams, and desires to life. Any business opportunity that you decide to become a part of, will take a lot of hard work and dedication to make it succeed. As long as the company that you choose fits into the above-mentioned criteria, you should be on your way to becoming successful and hopefully very wealthy in your new endeavor.


  1. WannaBeARockstar
    February 12th, 2013 at 03:17 | #1

    What are some easy ways to make money online?
    Okay, I was truly wondering if there are any websites that will really pay you for answering surveys and such.. anybody know any?

  2. Pandas4me
    February 12th, 2013 at 08:19 | #2

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    • Assembly Jobs: Involves investing hundreds of dollars to buy instructions and materials to produce crafts and signs for a potential company. After producing the products, the company may refuse to buy your products because it doesn’t meet their standards.
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    • Emerged in the early 1980s under consecutive governments of Nigeria.
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    Recipients of Nigerian Scams
    If you receive a Nigerian scam letter through any means of communication, you should do the following:
    • Discard the letter and don’t respond
    • Post a complaint to the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) or http://www.ic3.gov/
    • File a complaint to the Nigerian Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at http://www.efccnigeria.org/, if you’ve lost money
    • Write a letter to the email provider of the scammer at the abuse address, if you received the scam through your free email provider. Remember to include the letter you’ve received plus its headers and subject line in the complaint.
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  3. Tom
    February 12th, 2013 at 08:21 | #3

    They are all scams, I suggest you to better stay away from this BS.
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  4. Be an Angel
    February 12th, 2013 at 08:23 | #4

    you could make youtube music videos then chipmunk the audio with audacity software 2.50 per K views thus a million views is $2500 per month

    I did a write up at http://www.imminst.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=23123&hl=get+rich+quick

    If this idea amused or motivated you there are more ideas at http://www.imminst.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=23123&hl=get+rich+quick

    There is, but its reaaaaallllyyyyyy weird
    Give practice job interviews online via webcam

    I just read that a thing called "torpig" that spied on over 100,000 computers found out that 14 pt of people use their computers to search to find work

    “the victims of Torpig prepare for exams and worry about grades (5% of the messages), look for professional advice from doctors and lawyers (1%), play video games (2%), seek jobs and submit résumés (14%), are sport fans (6%), discuss money (7%), trade goods online (4%), exchange insults (0.1%), and look for sex or partners online (4%),” according to the report. Some 10 percent indicated concern about online security, but few suspected an actual infection."

    With parental permission, even as a youth you can go to http://stickam.com/liveStreams.do then create a webcam job interview channel You will give practice job nterviews to the 14 pt of online users that are active with their resumes Use paypal to collect funds

    Basically just wear a nice shirt then ask people job interview questions
    including "tell me about your resume"

    emphasize that practice interviews bring confidence

    If you charge a mere $9.00 for a 15 minute practice interview you will make $74k per year $74k a year is pretty adequate as a teenager

    to reach people with your service you could make a youtube video showing practice nterviews

    also as a geek you could use alexa.com to find the highest ranked resume site (that has the word resume at the url) http://alexa.com/siteinfo/resume-resource.com with 30k visits every 24 hours Then tell them you will give them 20 pt of all your practice nterview earnings Be sure to charge at least 14.00 per nterview

    you could use http://www.networksolutions.com/whois-search/resume-resource.com to find the people that run the resume-resource.com site

    If this idea amused or motivated you there are more ideas at http://www.imminst.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=23123&hl=get+rich+quick

    ummm $14 per nterview is more than 100k per year

    plus you get to chat online all day if you like Particularly if you hire your parents
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  5. conothps
    February 12th, 2013 at 08:25 | #5

    If you use twitter you can sign up for an account at twtAd which allows you to post ads in your twitter profile.
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  6. Jade B
    February 12th, 2013 at 08:27 | #6

    Hi, I saw these sites on Good Morning America


    They are mostly identical, so you can make twice as much money.
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  7. Jackson
    February 12th, 2013 at 08:29 | #7


    I work from home for few years now. The company is legit and has been on the market since 1999. They pay me every time – no issues! You can start for free and work whenever you have time.

    But, if you decide to work from home (online), you need somebody to show you what do you have to do, otherwise u will do too many unnecessary things.
    I started on my own, and I was not making any progress for quite a while.
    Anyway than I joined this program and I got really good sponsor. He showed me everything I needed to know. And now, I’m passing it forward…

    Please take a look at this video first, so you will get the idea what is it all about. I want you to watch it because you can see payment proof in it, so you will know that I am not lying or anything. Here is the link:
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    If you decide to join, I will be your sponsor and I will help you get started and along the way.

    for more info write to my e-mail: fidoba@gmail.com
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  8. Sakagami Tomoyo
    February 12th, 2013 at 08:31 | #8

    Note that while there are lots of LEGITIMATE ways to make money from the internet, none of them are easy. There is simply no free lunch even in the internet.

    Interestingly, internet is actually a good place to learn something new and get paid for it. This way you can acquire skills and knowledge without going through costly formal education (although you still need formal education for certification).

    If you like to learn new things, you can start by reading these articles.
    Basically what you have to do is learning something, write an article summarizing about what you learn and submit the articles into some website.

    You may even use the power of some internet forums to boost your income just like written in this article:

    Basically, you will need more than one website if you want to earn something decent. You can’t earn anything using only any

    single website. For example, you might want to start writing articles in this website:
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  9. td3an
    February 12th, 2013 at 08:33 | #9

    These are some sites I use to make money, I’ve made over $100$ from these sites. You don’t pay anything to use these sites, they’re completely free and don’t cost anything to join, no credit card needed!!!!


    My site has more information on these two sites: http://easymon3y.tk/
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  10. mayooresan j
    February 12th, 2013 at 08:35 | #10

    There are many websites which will promise you some home based job, but don’t fall for them. Most of the sites are cheap cheaters and they’ll try get some upfront payment from you and will vanish.

    If you’re a person who is really wanna work online and have some free time then you can check out some sites such as Get A Freelancer, Odesk, guru, Elance etc.

    All you need to do is simply visit one of the web sites I mentioned above and register for an account. Then look for some jobs in the site.

    Get a freelancer is the most popular and highly competitive site at the moment. Currently wide rage of jobs available at Get a freelancer site. From article writing to programming you’ll fine hell of part-time jobs in get a freelancer site.
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  11. Walter F
    February 12th, 2013 at 08:37 | #11

    I made money in the first few days with this method. Heres the site if your interested. http://www.hot12.info/moneycash
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