For People Who Just Share, They Do A Good Job Selling
Drink It. Feel It. Share It.
That’s the mantra doled out by the MonaVie faithful. Diamonds on stage proclaim, “All I did was drink the juice, feel its benefits, and shared it with everyone that I met! The product sells itself! You can do it too!”
If the product sold itself, why then do these same Diamonds turn around and work so hard on selling you you to purchase their tools?
- Web Sites
- Major Functions
- Shirts, Hats, and Apparel
- Business Cards
- Flip Charts
- Bags to hold all of your tools
Seriously, if the business is so simple, why do you need so much stuff to build it? Why are your Diamonds so insistent on having you purchase tools at every seminar, meeting, and function?
Here’s an exercise to current distributors. Take out all of the tools you have accumulated throughout the course of building your Amway, MonaVie, or other MLM business and place them on your living room floor. If you want to get fancy about it, group them according by tool type. For instance, CDs in one pile, books in another, brochures in yet another, etc. When you are done, marvel — or shudder — at how much stuff you’ve purchased over the years.
I agree that some tools are necessary to build any business, even a MLM organization, but the majority of the tools you purchase from your training organization, such as R3Global, TEAM, INA, WWDB, or BWW, is really not worth the paper it’s printed on. If you must argue for the value of tools, can you honestly answer the question whether or not you’ve made as much money through product sales and/or distributor bonuses as you’ve paid for in tools?
This is worth repeating in a different way. Which is the following is true in your business?
Income > Expenses?
Expenses > Income?
What about your downline? Which are the following two statements are true for them?