Responding When Direct Sales MLM Companies Have Challenges
Probably like you, I’ve been online long enough to have seen plenty of MLM companies serve their time in the “hot seat” of media or other scrutiny.
Really, it’s a sad time for us all because bottom line – the media loves to show over hyped national conventions with distributors “drinking the Kool-Aid” (sometimes, literally!) and it paints ALL of network marketing as a “scammy” business to be avoided at all costs.
So, as a professional network marketer, how do I (and you) work to overcome the negativity that settles over all of us when this happens?
Do we go online and post cut throat things, de-meaning the company and distributors?
Do we stay in the background?
Do we share how and why our own company would not fall into this same snake pit?
Do we reach out to those distributors, who in some cases, are not to blame at all? (And, in other cases, a small group of overzealous distributors caused the problem)
What DO we and what SHOULD we do?
That’s WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
It’s important to remember that any of us can fall into this situation at any time. Network Marketing companies are no different than any other. Things happen, products get back ordered and challenges exist.
The worst thing you can do is take it to social media. Have a long term vision for yourself and your business.
Reach out in support (no prospecting) when you have friends and colleagues who experience challenges with your company. You will secure a friend for life and you just never know when this will come back around to serve you well!
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