MLM Goals: The Journey to Success

I had no idea what mlm was when I first decided to try and find a way to work from home in 2005.

Even after I joined a company as an independent distributor, I was clueless about the reality of being a multi-level marketer. 

Actually no one even referred to what we were doing as multi-level marketing, it's almost like mlm was a bad word. This kind of business is usually called something else like

  • network marketing
  • a home business
  • direct sales
  • a business opportunity

Building any successful business can be a struggle but a multi-level marketing business seems to be even more difficult since people seem to shun, discredit and say that this type of business is not legitimate.

There really is huge potential in being an independent distributor, consultant or contractor.

Being able to work on your own time with the possibility (not promise) of earning a modest or even substantial amount of money through leveraged income is one of the reasons why so many people are drawn to multi-level marketing.

There is a quote from Tony A. Gaskins, Jr. that I really like. (look him up on Facebook)

"If you don't build your dream
someone will hire you to help build theirs"

I believe that this quote sums up why so many people go into business for themselves. Multi-level marketing is a business model that allows the average person to start a business with the help of an established team for a smaller investment than buying a franchise like McDonalds.

The MLM Hype-up Letdown

When you first realize that you can make additional or even full-time income from home it's a really exciting time. Learning about the opportunity, products, compensation plan and meeting new people at events like company conventions is exhilarating.

Mlm conventionScene from season 7, episode 9 of the tv show The Middle titled "The Convention"

For some, that initial excitement that you feel when you get started with an opportunity begins to fade when success doesn't happen right away.

Whether you are trying to find a business to start or you already joined a company that offers an opportunity and product that you love, you probably have some concerns or questions.

  • How do I get started and where do I find reputable companies to work with?
  • Where do I find other people who would also like to build a business and join my team?
  • Why won't my friends and family support my business?
  • My downline keeps leaving the company, how do I get them to stay?

These are just some of the concerns that we will address since these questions tend to often go unanswered.

Although there is a plethora of information about multi-level marketing available, it seems to be sprawled out all across the internet.

This website was created to be a one-stop shop for available opportunities, resources and ideas pertaining to mlm. Throughout the pages of this website we'll delve into topics like

  • why mlm is often considered a scam
  • whether or not you can legitimately earn a significant income with multi-level marketing
  • what successful earners have done to make the money they are making.

If there is something in particular (that you believe would make reaching your goals more attainable) that you just can't find the answer to, please let us know so that we can research those answers and add that information to this website as well.