If you’re on the fence about buying supplements from an mlm nutritional company because you’ve heard horrible things about these types of companies, you may want to read this very carefully…
This just hit me upside my face – literally.
So hard, in fact, that I felt a fire in belly to respond as I did. You have tor read this article to understand how and why I responded. As I write this, my comment is still posted under the article. You can go here to read this…
Now, if you didn’t get a chance to read my response, here is what I wrote:
I take it you haven’t walked down the beauty aisle at your local Walmart or department store! Every woman should have beautiful clear skin, long eyelashes, perfect makeup, and long beautiful healthy hair like Rapunzel! If all those products did just half of what they claim to do, all women would look like they stepped out of the cover a fashion magazine.
Every business, every commercial that airs on TV will always tell you the things you want to hear. MLM or network marketing is no different. Lots of people want to put mlm on a pedestal and then knock it down when it doesn’t measure up to unrealistic expectations.
In reality, mlm, like any other industry, reflects society as a whole.
Heck, all you have to do is go to a nutritional store like GNC and the hype will just smack you right dab in your face.
Being that you’re in the fitness industry, you may want to start in your own backyard trying to rid the world of the evils of nutritional hype first before you tackle the mlm industry – not that mlm like any other industry couldn’t use a fixin’ but do your “yard” first before you go peeping into someone else’s. ..With all due respect….
I’m not all disappointed or angry that Eric wrote the article at all. I am baffled as to why Eric doesn’t look at the rest of world around him with same skepticism he clearly sees in the mlm industry. I find it just odd when people write pieces like this.
But Eric does bring up a good point about the claims and hype that exists in our industry. I don’t see it so much as a problem for these companies to solve, but as a problem the reps need to solve themselves.
Distributors get so riled about their products and making a sale that they forget that they have a duty to realistically present their products so as to not to deceive anyone.
There are words you just cannot say when it comes to nutritional products – like the word “cure.” It’s pretty easy to find videos and articles put out by distributors that contain content that can get themselves and the company that they represent in a lot of “hot water.”
As a distributor for a nutritional company especially, you need to take the time and re-read your policy manual and go through your company’s training so that you don’t accidentally say something that could cost your company a fine or put them in an unwanted spotlight for something that you said.
There’s no lack of undercover stings done by news agencies trying to find distributors saying things that can get them and their companies in trouble. For instance:
I understand how desperate one can become when all you want to do is make money for your family. But that desperation can’t override your responsibility to portray your products in an accurate manner.
If you’re so dependent on making your one check from your network marketing company, I urge you to begin building your business more structurally sound so that you don’t have to rely on your sole income stream from your company for your livelihood.
You can learn more about how to build a better business here…
In the meantime, remember that the actions that you take and the words that you say – either written or spoken can negatively impact your company. You don’t want to be the one that caused the domino effect that made your company get undue scrutiny by the Federal government and worse yet get fined and even shut down.
Just my three cents….
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