Archive for February, 2007

In my last blog article I went over mlm residual income success and pre-launch. I spoke about the perils of getting into a company too early. Well, you might ask, is there a point when it is too late to start for mlm residual income success?

The answer is yes.

When a company has been around many years and has been heard of by many people, it might be too late. If the big earners at the company already have market share, if the big growth has occurred already, if the compensation plan has been changed to the benefit of the company and the big earners and to the detriment of the new people, average part-time distributors, it might be too late.

Being older is not the fault of the company. Decimating the compensation plan is. The harder it is for the average part-time distributor to make any money, the more will go to the company and upline.

Always read your compensation plan. If you don’t understand yours, get help. Call me. If I can’t figure it, we have Mentoring for Free people who can.

Is your plan fair to you as well as the company? Are the hurdles too high? Are the qualifications too difficult?

I don’t know about you, but I work hard enough. Why work harder than necessary?

Why pitch your tent in a company where there is no solid foundation for you? YOU – not just the company. Why participate when the going it harder than it used to be with the same company?

Why did you join? Did you like the product? I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again.

Loving the product is not enough reason to join the company if you want to make money.

First things must be first. Read your Policies and Procedures. Even if you make money, can the flow be stopped at any time at the company’s discretion? It happens. Know what the P & P’s say.

Read and understand your compensation plan. Know how to work it.

Is your product value priced? If a competitor can sell something similar for a lower price, why should anyone buy from you? The top ingredients are within pennies of each other. So why is there a differential in price? Stay tuned for another article on breakage.

Before you join a company, read the MLM Watchdog. Google the company name with the word [scam] in brackets just as I wrote it.

If you’re reading this article, it’s because you want to know more.

You need to improve your skills. You might be just stuck.

Wishing you the ability to know the answer to: is there a point when it is too late to start for mlm residual income success –

Wendy Weber, The Singing Network Marketer

MLM Residual Income Success and Pre-Launch

Do the words “MLM Residual Income Success” and “Pre-Launch” go together?

No, almost always they don’t.  But people get soooo excited about “pre-launch” from all the hype.  They think they must get in on the ground floor.  Does “fear of loss” resonate with anyone?

So, why doesn’t pre-launch equal success? Well, students of the 5 Pillars to Success know why. That call is usually the 3rd Saturday training call of the month by the Mentoring for Free group.

Pillar #2 is Timing in the industry, timing in the company.

Assuming that you’ve selected the right industry, preferably something that is consumable and bears reordering on a regular basis, so that you would receive regular income from those sales (you’ve done it right once!), the timing in the company is critical.

Why? Well, about 99% of the start-up companies don’t make it past 2 years. How would you like to put your blood, sweat, and tears – not to mention money – into a company that fails and disappears? That’s 2 years or sometimes a little longer – out of your life.

Just ask 5 Pillars author if he’d ever join a company before it was 2 years old. He’s actually in a 5 Pillars company so would never join another (and neither would I), but he waited 2 years first for the company to work out the problems, compensation plan and have a solid foundation first.

What happens when the company is just starting? Management doesn’t know if it’s going to work – they want to leverage your money before they are solid. Do you want to take that risk? They don’t have the compensation plan down – how many times do you want to see it changed – usually to the benefit of the company and the detriment of the distributor. How many “take-aways” will you tolerate? Would you even recognize them?

Also, when looking at a pre-launch, although I don’t know why you would want to (please look past the hype), do you know what the company management experience is? Have these people ever built a successful downline? Do they really care about the distributor? Do they have integrity? What’s in the Policies and Procedures? Do they even know how to spell MLM? (This is from Pillar #1)

Join us for Mentoring for Free training calls every Saturday night. It will save you years of failure and frustration. Don’t join a company where the odds of success are stacked against you. Find out how to avoid that.

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Wishing you knowledge about mlm residual income success and Pre-Launch –

Wendy Weber, The Singing Network Marketer
E-mail Wendy for network marketing or health coaching information

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So the question is: how do you spell mlm residual income success with Arbonne International products on Ebay?


I was looking on Ebay just now and saw 2940 entries of Arbonne International product sales.

What does this mean? It means that people who have purchased through Arbonne, probably as wholesale buyers, generally means at a 35% discount and other bonus prices, can’t sell it and have too much to use themselves.

The phrase for this is “garage qualified“.

How do I know this? I’ve been there myself, but have never sold on ebay, because it violates Arbonne policy.

How do people come to this?

They may have been front-loaded (The Puppy Dog campaign is one way this happens) and, because they are not the right personality for the Arbonne stairstep breakaway compensation plan, can’t do what they’ve been instructed to do and can’t sell the product – the price is too high for most people. So they try to recoup at least some of their out-go of money.

Or, people see the Arbonne dream (Arbonne is great at spinning this) of unlimited income and so they “buy” their position or buy the maintenance of a management position. They feel that they will be able to attract a downline just by having a position. Unfortunately, for the vast majority of people this doesn’t work and they are stuck with product and no organization to help with the volume of sales they have to maintain.

Or, their organization has worked faster than they and have “broken away”, promoting to higher positions, and that sales volume is lost.

Except for the last reason, I’ve been there.

The vast majority of people cannot make any money at Arbonne. Most people are wholesale buyers just to get the discount.

Don’t get me wrong, the products are great – I use them – and Arbonne is a great company.

You can check Ebay for the products of other companies, too.  In fact, before you join a company, always check Ebay to see if any of their products are up there for sale and how many there are.

It takes more than great products for you to make money. Arbonne’s compensation is the old-style stairstep breakaway plan and very difficult to work.


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So, wishing you success in answering the question: how do you spell mlm residual income success with Arbonne International products on Ebay? –

Wendy Weber, The Singing Network Marketer
E-mail Wendy for network marketing or health coaching information

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