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No, I don’t want every woman with a pulse to join my MIG Living MLM team. Here’s who I don’t want to join…and here’s who I do.
Yeah, you read that headline correctly. I don’t want you to join my MLM team … if it’s not the right fit for you and you’re not the right fit for it.
I want to protect all interested parties (you, me, other ambassadors, and MIG Living) by not recruiting every person with a pulse. It’s not fair to anyone to recruit someone who isn’t a good fit. I’d rather have a smaller group of the right people than a large group of the wrong people.
Most people talk about who should join network marketing, but I’m going to discuss who I don’t think would do well in MIG Living.
So put on your helmet and take cover because I’m about to drop some truth bombs, hun. (Haha, JUST KIDDING. I haven’t called anyone “hun” since high school. But I think I’m going to bring back LYLAS.)
Why do people think MLMs are bad?
Okay, so I agree that there are some not-so-great MLM companies and representatives. I’ve been on the receiving end of many pitches, and I didn’t like them, either. So sometimes I still think, “Wait, did I really join an MLM?!”
There are problems with the multi-marketing industry that make people wary of the ambassadors doing network marketing the right way. Here are a few.
Shady Recruiting Tactics
There are a lot of shady recruiting tactics with many misleading claims about the amount of money you can make and the time freedom you’ll have. Those things are possible, but it’s not a guarantee and it often doesn’t happen nearly as quickly for most people as is implied by the recruiters.
However, I’ve also been around the entrepreneurial block with my husband and I’ve seen these marketing tactics used in plenty of businesses, not just network marketing. Marketing 101 is that you want to find potential customers’ pain points and offer them the solution that will take them away from that pain and toward pleasure.
For example, there are a gajillion courses on how to make money blogging, and they’re all sharing the best of the best to sell their courses, books, or services. They’re not lying about what they or their clients have accomplished, but they aren’t exactly being completely honest. Sure, they’ll tell you that they make six figures blogging, but they don’t tell you it took them several years to get there.
Pressure from Team Leaders to sell and recruit more
I’ve never been involved in another MLM until MIG Living, so I can’t really speak about being pressured to sell and recruit more. But what I’ve heard about other companies is yucky.
MIG Living’s unofficial policy is that everyone is welcome no matter what their goals are. Maybe they just want to join for the friendships, or maybe they want a full-time income. There’s a place for them here.
you Shouldn’t Join My MIG Living MLM team if…
I realize this headline is a bit controversial, but the sentiment behind it isn’t. I don’t want you spending a dime of your money or a minute of your time if you don’t understand what it’s going to take to be successful in network marketing.
So you shouldn’t join my team if…
you want to get rich quickly.
Yes, some people make money quickly, and you could, too! But it depends on your network, i.e., your church friends, your 20,000 Instagram followers, or your customers from your previous social selling company.
If you don’t have the right network for the product or business opportunity, you’re going to have to build it. And that takes time for a lot of people. You can’t just post to your Instagram once and expect the dollars to roll in. You’re not a Kardashian, are you?
you don’t want to sell.
Network marketing is a sales job. You’re selling the company’s products and you’re selling the business opportunity. You don’t have to have sales experience to do it, but if you don’t want to sell, you have a bit of a problem.
All businesses have to sell. My friend’s husband is a plastic surgeon, but he still has to do marketing and sales to get patients in the door. When he started his practice, he networked with people he knew to get his first patients. And now that his practice is established, he has other people helping with sales and he gets referrals from his patients. His network has expanded. (Pssst… Doesn’t that sound a bit like how network marketing works?)
you don’t want to work hard.
You could spend $1,000 (or more) on a course that tells you how to make money blogging. But guess what? You still have to do all the work! There’s no guarantee from the course creator that you’ll make a boatload of money.
In fact, one popular blogging course has a disclaimer under some of its students’ reviews that states: “Results mentioned not typical, and your business is not guaranteed to succeed. Creating a business requires hard work, time, and skill.”
Take that disclaimer and apply it to every network marketing company, every side hustle, and every “mompreneur” opportunity.
you aren’t willing to take risks.
The risk is that you’ll lose money and time. If you aren’t willing to take risks, then you should take a regular, salaried job. (I can tell you about my own experience with my husband’s businesses if you want to talk.)
One thing that I wish we had done when my husband started his businesses is set some boundaries. I wish we had established a time frame for how long he had to see if his businesses could work, and how much money we were willing to invest before we pulled the plug.
For example, we could’ve agreed that he’d work on his business for one year or until we invested $30,000 (hypothetical number). Then we’d evaluate how the business was going when we reached either of those points and decide if we wanted to keep going. So yes, this means that we would be willing to lose a year and/or $30,000.
If you have a spouse who isn’t quite on board, have a frank discussion and agree to some boundaries. When are you going to work on the business? How many hours each week can you work on it? How much money can you invest upfront? Each month?
You don’t take initiative.
If you don’t take initiative, you aren’t going to succeed. Sure, your team leaders are there to help you, but ultimately, you need to take action because they can’t do it for you.
This even means going out and learning outside of your company and team training. Watch what leaders in other companies are doing on social media, listen to podcasts, and read books. Then take action.
You aren’t a team player.
There’s a culture to protect at MIG Living, and it’s not the catty, competitive, in-it-to-win-it style.
Many women who had bad experiences with other direct sales companies joined MIG Living because it’s different. I don’t want MIG Living to have a bad reputation, and that’s why I want to make sure that if someone joins, she (or he!) is a good fit.
Why I Chose MIG Living
These products work really well, like really well. MIG’s been in business for, oh, 10 years now and they wouldn’t still be around if the products didn’t work. Plus, the products contain high-quality, non toxic ingredients that you can feel good about using on and in your body.
People use up the products and they buy more. Repeat customers mean you don’t have to find as many new customers every month.
Ground Floor Opportunity
MIG Living is a new direct sales company. It officially launched at the end of April 2020, so there’s still a relatively small number of ambassadors involved compared to companies that have been around for a long like. For example, Arbonne was established in the United States in 1980, which is before I was born!
I like that I have the opportunity to introduce these products to people before everyone knows about them.
I touched on this earlier, but the culture is really what sealed the deal for me. While it’s not the first thing I looked (the products were), it’s probably the most important. It’d be really hard for me to sell someone on the opportunity if I didn’t like the company’s culture.
No product inventory
There’s no inventory for you to buy, stock, and ship. When a customer wants to buy, you send them to your personal website and MIG Living handles the rest.
Low Startup Costs
The cost to join MIG Living is low, and you can get started right away. There’s an annual enrollment fee of $99, and a monthly administrative fee of $20. Launch packs are optional, although I recommend buying one because the products are steeply discounted. BTW, I spent (and spend) more than this to start (and run) this blog.
If I haven’t scared you off yet, you may very well be a perfect fit for MIG Living! If you want to learn more about becoming an ambassador, sign up here for more info and let’s set up a time to talk. I hope you can see by now that I’m a no-B.S. kinda girl. I’d love to meet you!
- Mig Living Ambassador: Why I Said Yes To This Company
- Five Lessons From a New Network Marketer
- My First Network Marketing Business: Why I Finally Said Yes
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