Do Most People Fail in MLM?
Some make the claim, “Most people fail at MLM (Network Marketing).”
Who would make this statement? My guess is people trying to justify why they failed or never started.
If you looked at the statistics of how many people succeed compared to how many “fail,” you could draw the conclusion that most fail. Factually, the statement is true.
But why people act as though this is different than anything else is unknown to me, because the same could be said about anything people attempt!
According to the National Association of Real Estate, over 80% of people who get their real estate license quit in their first year – most never sell one home.
- Most people who want to sing at the Opera fail.
- Most people who want to play professional sports fail.
- Most people who start a business fail.
- Most people who want to play a musical instrument quit.
- Most people who want to get into shape quit.
So while it is true that most people fail at MLM (network marketing), it is also true that a majority of people fail at every other pursuit!
If someone goes on a diet and exercise program and then cheats by eating things that are not on their diet program and/or by not exercising when they’re supposed to, can they really blame their “failure” on the diet and fitness industry?
NO! If a person fails, it’s because they failed, not the industry!
Having used that diet/exercise example, I will admit that if a person follows the program but doesn’t get results, then the program could have one or more flaws. But that doesn’t mean the entire diet and fitness industry is flawed.
The same is true with MLM (Network Marketing). If a person is trained and does everything they are trained to do but does not get results, the training could be flawed. But that does not mean that the ENTIRE MLM INDUSTRY IS FLAWED.
A similar claim: “The odds” of making big money in MLM are low.
This isn’t relevant.
If I want to get fit, what are the odds that I will?
That seems like an odd question, doesn’t it? What do “the odds” have to do with me getting off the couch and tossing the potato chips in the trash?
Trying to apply the odds of success has nothing to do with someone pursuing their dream. If someone wants something, they never look at the odds. Odds belong in gambling and stock trading. Anyone who achieves anything worthwhile actually beats the odds. Be one of them.
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About the Author
Tim’s experience in building his own downline of 56,000 network marketers helped him develop his signature training series. A public relations ambassador for the network marketing industry, Tim has also dedicated his time to debunking the false information spread about the network marketing industry.