Beware of Network Marketing Scams

Some companies claim a huge payout percentage. Buyer beware! If a company pays out too much in commissions, chances are great that it’ll go belly up or be forced to make major revisions.

Companies advertising high payouts frequently can do so because they know that few distributors reach those deeper levels or sales volumes high enough to earn the special bonuses.

Bonuses are paid on matching volume. This means if you have $2000 in your left leg and $3000 in your right leg, you will be paid on $2000 from each leg. The remaining $1000 from the right leg should carry forward to the next pay period. Stay away from companies that start you from zero each pay period and do not carry forward.

In evaluating a compensation plan, it is preferable to choose one that:

  • pays a weekly commission
  • has reachable sales volume levels
  • does not promise ‘80%’ payouts
  • has highest payouts on levels 3 and 4 if it is a breakaway or matrix plan
  • carries forward any unbalanced volume

Don’t try to distribute for more tan one company at a time, even if they are in non-competing industries. You lose credibility with potential prospects. You also halve your time and your effectiveness, which results in half of what you might otherwise have earned. You will need to determine if the company has a compensation plan where anyone has the ability to make money, not just those at the top. Ask yourself these questions: Can I earn a check within a short amount of time? Will I be compensated for unbalanced volume in the future? Is this the best type of compensation plan for immediate income as well as for long-term security?


Persuasion is the missing puzzle piece that will crack the code to dramatically increase your income, improve your relationships, and help you get what you want, when you want, and win friends for life. Ask yourself how much money and income you have lost because of your inability to persuade and influence. Think about it. Sure you’ve seen some success, but think of the times you couldn’t get it done. Has there ever been a time when you did not get your point across? Were you unable to convince someone to do something? Have you reached your full potential? Are you able to motivate yourself and others to achieve more and accomplish their goals? What about your relationships? Imagine being able to overcome objections before they happen, know what your prospect is thinking and feeling, feel more confident in your ability to persuade. Professional success, personal happiness, leadership potential, and income depend on the ability to persuade, influence, and motivate others.

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