Posts Tagged ‘Belief That’

Why do many people have the false belief that if anything is downloaded for free it has a virus?

April 15th, 2013 3 comments

Many browser tool bars are free, Windows updates are free, many free downloads are free. If so many things were full of viruses, then we could not use peer to peer, Yahoo Mail, Windows Updates, Google Search, various home pages. Maybe things were worse before, but many browser tool bars have pop-up blockers, anti-spy, etc. Even some of the free anti-virus programs detect viruses that ones we have to pay for don’t. Sure there are evil people who are up to no good. But, not everything for free contains a virus. Darn it!

your right, and the only thing that you can do is try to educate the people and tell them whats up.

What is needed to use multilevel as a sales tool?

December 19th, 2012 1 comment

At my company we have several products as well as services that would fit perfectly with the multilevel networking sales processes.

1.- How much should we give to every person for every product that he/she sells?
2.- What are the advantages/disadvantages with this kind of process?
3.- For every product sold, every person within the networking how much money or percentage of the fee shall receive?

I have plenty of questions and so little space to write them on, i’m very interested in putting this into my company, I’m not looking to acquire products from an existent networking company.


How effective this will be depends a great deal on the nature of the product or service. I’ve been in several "plans" and my dad was in Amway, always having meetings. I’ve still got a firm belief that there are GREAT benefits to this type of structure and that it is not necessarily a "scheme". For example, isn’t it better to reward distributors instead of giving millions of dollars to advertising companies? I’d rather see the "underdog" rewarded for loyalty to a brand or product, than billions going to the next thing about to interrupt my favorite TV program.

The key, and the greatest potential flaw, is that the distributors/affiliates have proper training, especially in what sales techniques to avoid. For example, a potential downfall to an online business would be your website becoming a well-known source of SPAM as money-hungry affiates start promoting the product in all the most inappropriate, off-topic places.

This is true in the real world too. How many people have gone to Amway or Tupperware parties just to support their friend, and then avoid future contact because you know it will end in some sort of sales pitch? Word of mouth is great, but not if it turns distributors into some sort of social paria. I’ve actually seen Amway leaders telling new distributors that if their friend isn’t interested in a better life through their business opportunity, then they shouldn’t waste time with that friend anymore. Sounds more like a cult than a business to me.

So on to some actual TIPS…

Make sure that, after all the commissions and multi-level rewards, you still have a product that, at the stated retail price, is something viable that a consumer would buy even if they were not interested in "joining the business". Because this is one area where many MLM plans have a bad reputation.

Then there’s the promise of income. People join because they see this neat structure where they tell 5 friends and THEY tell five friends and they tell THEIR five friends, then wow! That’s 5 x 5 x 5 or 125 customers already! When THEY tell 5 friends that makes 625. Pretty soon if you go down deep enough in the structure you’re getting commissions on millions of sales.

There is only one problem with that economic model… pretty soon you will run out of people, because (thankfully) we don’t breed that fast.

One solution to this, which I plan on implementing in an affiliate system (I’m a web programmer) is a way to turn the structure on it’s head. Have release dates for new products, and when a new product comes out, the LAST people to join are given the FIRST opportunity to sign on to the new product. In effect, each product has it’s own unique MLM plan attached. I’m not sure how workable this will be, but the complexity should not be too much to handle when the whole thing is computer-automated.

So to sum up (for now), it seems that the ideal product for this would be one that had an extremely low production and distribution cost (downloadable online software or web access for example), something that could generate REPEAT as opposed to ONE-TIME sales, and that could still be sold at a competitive, even bargain, price, such that closing a sale would be almost a no-brainer.

I’d love to expand on this already somewhat-lengthy answer with anyone who has an interest. See my Yahoo Group, MLM Strategies…

what isnt right about limiting fortunes to the maximum a person can earn by their work?

October 31st, 2012 2 comments

contribution to society by an individual is limited – so fortunes should be limited for justice, so there is not overpay and underpay and the violence generated by that injustice – it doesnt stop a person getting fair reward for hardwork, creativity, innovation – it merely prevents robbery – stops a person getting excess reward for contribution – paying bill gates up to $10 million an hour is excessive – it causes superunderpay, super anger, super danger, starvation, prevents education of 90% of humanity, kills 1 in 50 humans every year from starvation and violence [war and crime] – it drops 90% of humanity to 10th-1000th of world av hrly pay [US$7500 – US$75 income a year] – ie extreme suffering, slavery, powerlessness, anger, putting all humanity in extreme danger [nuclear winter]

in a state of nature or equal opportunity, with equal tools & materials, the range of wealth created by individuals would not vary more than by a factor of about 10 – but pay range factor is 1 billion

I am afraid that your plan would limit creativity and drive of the innovators of our society. One of the largest things driving people to invent and succeed is the belief that they can make it ahead of others.

The real problem is the fact that those on top, that are making all this money, can exploit those making less. Enron was a good example, but Wal-mart is an even better example.

Work for rights, and ways to build up the ones making less, not a way to drag down those making more.