Saturday, May 2, 2009

OH MY GOSH! What Happened Here and Could This Happen to You?

My good friend forwarded an email he received from his former network marketing company. He was very relieved that he found out the truth about network marketing in the nick of time otherwise he would have been quite upset about the newsflash he received from the CEO of his former company. After you read it you will understand why. Although this is the exact letter he received, the name of the company is changed to protect the innocent.

Beginning of Newsflash

I would like to take a few moments to express my sincere and deep gratitude for your loyalty and support over the years. Company XYZ has always held and will continue to hold a large part of my heart.

Due to economic issues at this time, it has come to my realization that we are no longer able to offer the network marketing compensation model for our distributor family. It is with deep regret that I am announcing effective May 1, 2009 that we will suspend the enrollment of new distributors into our current compensation models and only pay commissions for any Fast Start Retail orders and/or distributor re-orders according to the existing compensation models of each respective company. All commissions for April 2009 (including Retail Fast Starts) will be processed by June 15, 2009 to allow for our generous return policy to process. Commissions for May 2009 will be processed by July 15, 2009 at our current compensation model of each existing company.

I realize that we need to take the lessons of this sour economy to heart and offer a true opportunity to any individual to earn a few hundred extra dollars or more per month on the simple philosophy of offering great products to individual consumers. Therefore, prior to June 1st 2009, I look forward to offering an opportunity to our current distributor base to continue marketing Company XYZ products through an affiliate/direct sales model that will pay one level of commission. This program is similar to the already successful distribution program through the Company XYZ retail compensation, but will allow us greater flexibility in meeting the financial decision needs of our consumer while allowing the continued financial gain of our distributor base.

I realize many of you may have questions and concerns, but please keep in mind that my goal is to keep you fully aware of any and all issues moving forward. I personally look forward to making our affiliate/direct sales program available to you on June 1st that allows any individual to earn income from the sale of products alone. Stay tuned for more information regarding that program.

Thank you for your patience and support.

End of Newsflash

Does that seem harsh? It seems very brutal to me. But, it is not surprising. It happens often in the network marketing industry when pillar No. 1 is missing -- company management with integrity & mlm experience. Do you see what has happened here? Many distributors have wasted the last four years building a business they will no longer receive the residual income they worked so hard to create. The company on the other hand gets to keep all the customers they introduced to them. This company had a bottom line only focus and their motto is company first. However, if the focus had been distributors first, this would not have happened.

How would you feel if you received that newsflash? Better yet, how would you like to make sure that never happens to you? It could have easily happened to my friend but he chose to get educated about mlm and decided to read the ebook, Success in 10 Steps. This generic network marketing information saved him from experiencing that heartache.

Could this happen to you? Not sure? If not, do like my friend. Start your network marketing education by first reading the Success in 10 Steps Ebook because this type of network marketing company behavior is absolutely predictable and could happen to you if you don't know how to avoid it.

Be empowered to prosper!

Irma L. White
A Mentor with a Servant's Heart
404-604-6947 ~call anytime~

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