Top 6 Problems Of MLM Home Based Business Opportunities!

Your primary responsibility in MLM is selling products. Examples of products you may sell are health supplements, vitamins, herbal drinks, satellite dishes, etc. This is done by using independent distributors who you recruit. These independent distributors build and manage their own sales force. This is done by recruiting, motivating, supplying, and training others to sell products. The distributors’ compensation includes their own sales and a percentage of the sales of their downline (sales group).

So what’s the deal with MLM? Is it just hype or can you truly get rich quick? Read on for the truth you must know about MLM.

The first problem, you won’t have the temperament for it: You have to be “up” and excited 7 days a week, 365 days a year, to do well at MLM. In order to successfully lead your team (downline) you have to be a neurotically “positive thinker.” At least this is what your upline will tell you. They expect you to never get upset, never to say anything bad about another…whatever you do remember to suppress your emotions. That is what they will tell you. Your team and your upline will count on you to always be Mary Poppin’s no matter how bad things get. Practice your fake grin; you’re going to need it!

The second problem is that MLM requires you to attend too many meetings: You’ll despise all the meaningless meetings, being around people you don’t like, and investing a bunch of time dealing with every incalculable annoyance you can think of. If you have a day job this can really be a problem. You think you have no spare time now? Wait until you are sitting in someone’s basement at 11pm at night on a Wednesday listening to the same “Plan” you’ve heard a thousand times before.

The third problem is that recruiting people will become like a second job: Your friends, family, neighbors, and complete strangers will get tired of you begging them to become a member of something or asking them to buy something. You will become emotionally fatigued from all of their rejections and dealing with the natural capriciousness of human beings.

The fourth problem, simply put, is fatigue: You’ll get worn out due to overexertion from recruiting people and maintaining your other business affairs. Every weekend you used to spend relaxing and recuperating from your crappy, draining 9 to 5 job will be spent doing stupid MLM related stuff.

The fifth problem is the unpredictable nature of distributors you will be associated with: You’ll get sick of companies shutting down and folding up on you.

The sixth problem is constant frustration: You will be constantly grumpy and tired due to fatigue and lack of sleep. Yet you are expected to be “bright and shiny,” happy and enthusiastic all the time. These unrealistic expectations finally will wear you down completely.


There have been thousands of people who have fallen victim of MLM scams. There are legitimate companies out there offering real work at home opportunities for those interested. Unfortunately, home based business scams are at an all time high. So, if you are planning on trying MLM, use common sense and the guidelines above to avoid falling victim to these infamous scams!

Joe Cooper

6 Responses to “Top 6 Problems Of MLM Home Based Business Opportunities!”

  1. coalhall kid says:

    Does anyone no of a genuine work from home Internet business opportunity, either W/wide or U.K. based???
    I have been trawling through websites that claim to be able to make you a decent living. You have to buy the ‘information’ that will lead to financial freedom, and that can cost from a few pounds to hundreds even thousands of pounds!
    I have no problem with the concept that ‘stuff’ costs money, but I suspect I am now at the stage where I cannot see the wood for the trees.

    Somebody out there has hopefully been through this process in the past and would be kind enough to point me in the right direction, or be involved in something that I might try.

    Are you involved in a home based Internet business and can you recommend it, or some other venture you think I might be interested in? Please bear in mind I am U.K. based, but having said that most schemes are covered worldwide!

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  3. Ranger says:

    I sympathise with you it is a minefield and there are also all the people who are ready to give you dire warnngs about scams,cons etc .etc. But in the end you have to make your own mind up and try. We were very fortunate in that we were given information about a team of entrepreneurs who researched online business opportuntities and then made recommendations about viable business opportunitites. Later it was backed up with online help and support.
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  5. Patrick says:

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