Caio Carneiro has been a Network Marketing Professional for 8 years now and his organization is present in more than 50 countries. He began to work in the Profession at a very young age and made his first million dollars when he was just 25 years old. Caio is a speaker, investor, and the author of the #1 best-selling business book in Brazil - Seja Foda.
Many MLM companies do generate billions of dollars in annual revenue and hundreds of millions of dollars in annual profit. However, the profits of the MLM company are accrued at the detriment to the majority of the company's constituent workforce (the MLM participants). Only some of said profit is then significantly shared with individual participants at the top of the MLM distributorship pyramid. The earnings of those top few participants is emphasized and championed at company seminars and conferences, thus creating an illusion of how one can potentially become financially successful if they become a participants in the MLM. This is then advertised by the MLM company to recruit more distributors to participate in the MLM with a false anticipation of earning margins which are in reality merely theoretical and statistically improbable.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) states: "Steer clear of multilevel marketing plans that pay commissions for recruiting new distributors. They're actually illegal pyramid schemes. Why is pyramiding dangerous? Because plans that pay commissions for recruiting new distributors inevitably collapse when no new distributors can be recruited. And when a plan collapses, most people—except perhaps those at the very top of the pyramid—end up empty-handed."
A final example of network marketing training that you must always do is invite every single member to large events. There is nothing more stimulating or motivating than traveling to a large convention center, seeing thousands of people just like you, and hearing the success stories of those that are really doing well. Not only will this inspire those in your downline, it should inspire you to grow and become more than you are now. These large meetings and conventions are absolutely essential when it comes to training your downline and motivating them as well.
Geeze…get your business building strategies out of the stone age! Warm marketing prospecting is the lamest from of marketing there is…it’s one of the reasons for the 97% failure rate in this industry. Build a filtering system, use technology to drive large numbers of prospects to the system, then work with those who contact you. Creating 50 to 200 prospects per day and filtering out those who are not serious is easy to do. Working your warm market is painfully slow and ridiculous marketing.
MLMs have been made illegal in some jurisdictions as a mere variation of the traditional pyramid scheme, including in mainland China. In jurisdictions where MLMs have not been made illegal, many illegal pyramid schemes attempt to present themselves as MLM businesses. Given that the overwhelming majority of MLM participants cannot realistically make a net profit, let alone a significant net profit, but instead overwhelmingly operate at net losses, some sources have defined all MLMs as a type of pyramid scheme, even if they have not been made illegal like traditional pyramid schemes through legislative statutes.