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For People Who Just Share, They Do A Good Job Selling

December 17, 2009
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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?

  • CDs
  • Books
  • Subscriptions
  • Web Sites
  • Communications
  • Seminars
  • Major Functions
  • Shirts, Hats, and Apparel
  • Brochures
  • 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?

or

Expenses > Income?

What about your downline? Which are the following two statements are true for them?

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Joecool permalink
    December 17, 2009 3:38 pm

    Exactly what health benefit do you get from drinking MV juice? Is it a placebo effect or is there scientific evidece that the juice does anything beneficial to your body?

    Can you get the same benefit by running 3 miles a day and eating less meat and processed sugar?

  2. Joecool permalink
    December 18, 2009 12:53 pm

    What significant health benefits are in MV? I googled and found that it is a good anti oxident, which you can also get by eating an orange or other citrus fruits.

  3. Candace permalink
    December 19, 2009 6:22 am

    MonaVie is NOT a good antioxidant.
    Many, many fruits have more antioxidants than a serving of MonaVie.
    For example, one apple has more antioxidants than one serving of MonaVie.
    At about 1/4 – 1/9 of the cost.

    This drum has been beaten to death, but here is more info:
    http://www.juicescam.com/monavie-vs-an-apple/

  4. Burned Out with Mona Vie permalink
    December 19, 2009 2:32 pm

    The really sad part about the tool business side of Mona Vie or any other MLM is two fold, first is if you are warm marketing your friends and family could really care less about all that gee wiz junk and if you are cold marketing it’s your ability to close a sale over the phone to a stranger that really counts. The second part is it is sickening to me that most of the uplines pushing this stuff make a significant part of their business income from tool and seminar sales pushed to the down line.

    My advice is to save your money and use the free tools they have in your back office, unless you need a business tax write off of course.

  5. Joecool permalink
    December 22, 2009 11:13 am

    The vast majority of MV or Amway IBOs would be better off working part time at a second job,

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