Working more than 1 MLM program?

As someone who has been in MLM since 1997 and have had a degree of success I get hit literally daily with offers from people in other MLM companies to “add their deal to my portfolio.”  Obviously my response is no thank you.  But why do I say that?  Maybe they have a great concept for an opportunity.  Maybe the product is a great one.  Maybe their comp plan is amazing.  The reason I don’t get involved is because I’ve always believed in the saying, “You can’t right two horses with one ass.”

Building a solid, long term MLM business requires dedication, focus and all out massive action.  Joining multiple MLM opportunities only slows down the process to success.  I have not seen one person in Network Marketing create a multiple six figure income while working more than 1 MLM company at a time.  I’m not saying you can’t buy products from multiple companies.  Shoot, even I do that.  What I’m talking about is physically building more than one.
I mean think about it.  How can you be a leader and create followers that believe in your word when you’re standing in front of your Lightyear presentations telling them that Lightyear is the best vehicle of all and then go home and post facebook messages about the latest juice deal on the market you’re in?  By you doing more than 1 MLM program you are undermining your ability to create momentum.

My advice is to focus on one thing and one thing only.  Unfortunately this is easier said than done.  Typically the people who lack a true desire to be successful find it easy to change companies.  They are constantly looking to the companies to provide the reason to build, rather than looking within themselves.  They need a gimmick or a promotion or worse, they need the feeling of starting in a new deal to rekindle their passion.  Here’s the secret folks:  the passion of starting a new MLM deal wears off when the realities of building a real business in MLM sets in.  If you aren’t passionate about you and where you are going there isn’t a company in the world that’s going to change that!

Here’s a test for you:  How many MLM opportunities have you been a part of in the last 3 years.  If the  answer is more than 3 then you have a serious problem.  It’s likely that you lack the internal drive and motivation it takes to make it in this business.  Sure, you could have been a part of some really bad opportunities.  But realistically I’d bet that most of the companies you were with are still in business and most likely all of them have people who are successful.  So what’s the “X” factor?  It’s you!  You’ve been looking to the MLM company to give you the reason to keep pushing through rather than looking within.
You’ve got to find your pain folks!  You’ve got to find something that’s going to push you to build your MLM business even when you don’t want to.  And trust me, there will be times when you don’t want to.  But what makes someone successful long term from someone who fails short term is whether or not they are able to build in those tough times!

Stop looking left and right at other opportunities and run with the gift of Lightyear Wireless you’ve been given!


One Response

  1. Great post Ben and so true. At one time I tried doing two MLM and thought I could work both of them. I was told, from other Marketing Gurus, you need multiple streams of income. Well, I’m here to say that’s TOTALLY wrong. You just cannot become really successful when you have to much on your plate. Besides, you will/can lose track very easily.

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