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    Just kind of excited about something and wanted to tell someone...

    First, let me say I am not the type of person to get into anything that requires an upfront $$ investment. I know better than to pay anyone for a job or opportunity to sell their products....also, this isn't spam (no referral links!) I just wanted to share this experience and see if anyone else on the boards has had similar experience.

    ok, anyway a few months back I was surfing around just reading some forums and saw a small quip on a post about a co. with a link to a page with photocopies of checks paid to this person from the company. I researched the company and was impressed, the only problem I had was that they were MLM. They also required you to purchase a "Start-up" package for $95.00.....I continued to research them, their services and the competition in the search engines....

    Finally after the first of the year I decided to just give it a try...initially I thought 6 mo, and if I haven't started making as much from the site as I do from affiliate marketing then I'd drop it.

    Well it's been about 1 1/2 months and I am averaging about $40-50 a day! The company cuts checks daily, so I literally have a check in the mailbox almost every day.

    I don't think I would have gotten this far this fast had I not already learned what I have doing affiliate marketing...and while others are out spamming message boards and submitting to FFA pages, I am approaching it the same as I do my merchants products!

    anyone else ever get into a MLM and actually make money?

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    Your either trolling this board waiting to see reactions or discovered the 1 in a million MLM program that produces money daily. The fact that it isn't the norm makes it all the more probable that this one sucks like all the others.

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    wrong...not trolling, I've been around since cj forums.

    and I am making money, which is why I was excited and posted about it...., this is the first time I tried anything like this and really expected to be out my $95 and never see a dime

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    Why don't you post the name and URL of the company? (...without your affiliate ID, of course, since you're not spamminbg or trolling.)

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    I think anyone who is interested can PM MsMary for the particulars. For the question she asked, the company name is not important.

    As to MLM, I use to work with a company affiliated with small business and we did a lot of work with a couple of different MLM organizations (Amway being one of them).

    All-in-all, that experience left a really bad taste in my mouth -- there were lots of people making good money... but, for the most part, they were making money acquiring a downline and selling SalesMaterials to the downline. I found all of it came with a SleazyUsedCarSalesGuy feel.

    OTOH, I buy products from one MLMer on a fairly regular basis. I don't sign up as a sales person because the savings cost doesn't justify my giving up info (like my SS) and I have no intention of selling.

    As a buyer, if the product is valuable, I'm not really concerned with the Marketing Scheme. As a seller, I spent too much time working with MLMers on the bad side of the tracks (and I genuinely believe that is where most of them fall) to want to get into it.

    A testimonial from someone I trust, like a valued member of this community, would be the only way I would even consider it. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Why don't you post the name and URL of the company? (...without your affiliate ID, of course, since you're not spamminbg or trolling.)<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Like Cedric said, that's not what the purpose of the post was. I'm not trying to recruit, I'm making good money selling the product. Plus, if I was gonna recruit - I don't know if i'd recruit SEO's and affiliate marketers who know much more than me and could plummet me in the search engines LOL [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

    I was just excited that I had found something "Real" and was curious if anyone else had ever made money from MLM - because I'd always been led to believe they were scams and that all you did was hit up family and friends to buy products or join to earn yourself some $$.

    I haven't even mentioned this company to my family and my husband still wants proof I'm not scamming anyone cause I'm getting checks in the mail LOL

    but the question was posed to induce a discussion on this type of sales online and what we as affiliate marketers know that most MLM's don't which gives us an advantage (provided the company has a real product that people are looking to buy)

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    Mary I think it's fantastic that you've found something worthy of your time and efforts. MLM has a definate place in online sales and maybe it's only now realizing it's full potential. Offline MLMing required so much work and face to face interaction to build downlines where online a good web marketer can expose their products to millions of potential clients with nothing more then a well presented webpage.

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    Make money online with the MLM program while you can. Watchout for what happened to the Tupperware distributors who had sites making money and then were closed down when Tupperware Inc. wanted the whole show.

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    Good point.... and something to keep in mind.

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    Yeah there's quite a few of those loosers out there. I'd never work with any company that told me I could't advertise my business.

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    Ms. Mary,

    I have never MLM'ed myself, but I was going to MLM home water delivery (in the 90's) from a spring I partly owned in VT (more prolific than Poland Springs) with the guy who started Sprint's Network2000 (Bruce Kerr). The numbers were obscene!

    I am happy for you that you are succeeding in it and wish you continued success!

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    MsMary,

    I agree with some of the others and hope it keeps going good for you. I also know you didn't post to get sign ups. Anyways Best of Luck to you! <IMG src=http://www.abestweb.com/ubb/icons/icon14.gif>

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    Haiko and Gameboy....thanks!

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    As long as the company offers a legitimate product of actual use to the end user, what is wrong with MLM?

    I see nothing wrong with distributors recruiting sub-distributors.

    Fred write a post a while back saying that our whole economy is based on that in one way or another. I don't remember the location of the post but it had some valid points.

    You can PM me the info if you want. I am, at least, curious.

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    I haven't had any actual experience as an MLM'er but I have had two good friends who went down that path.

    One joined AMWAY and has made a fortune, but has lost his wife and kids (and most of his old friends from school, like me) and another who sells a medical supplement of some sort who makes about $600 - $800 a month and has kept his day job as a computer technician. He lives a relatively pressure free life and has never pressured me or anyone I know to join the MLM scheme. He has a serious illness (MS) and has found that the supplement he takes / sells is very helpful. I don't even remember what it is called, yet I see this guy every second day. I guess if the product is solid and valuable, the distribution method is secondary and incidental.

    I wish you well, MsMary, and I trust you will not make the mistake of valueing the MLM company ahead of the friendships you have developed over the years.

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    I actually did pretty good in MLM. (About $24,000 yearly)for several years. What I found..most people that came in for the business opportunity side of it are gone. They had expectations of earning money, but did not have the desire to do what it takes to earn the money. The ones that came in as loyal product users are still around and still ordering product.(Which pays me monthly [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] )
    The loyal product users have no expectations of large commission checks or 24 hour support and motivation. They only want the product.
    The only drawback is that I have to make a monthly qualifying purchase..however this does not bother me because:
    1. I like the products and
    2. My commissions more than pay for the products.
    I wish you the best of luck!

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