So much has been written and talked over decades, about Muti Level Marketing (MLM). When many in this day and time hear of MLM, a negative connotation springs into their mind. The horrors, in some cases, they have experienced or those of friends and family, brings fear and suspicion to their minds.

In the present, the internet is both a tremendous tool to use when building a home business, as well as a detriment to obtaining the financial freedom many seek through this avenue of income. The unfortunate part is that anyone can make a post on the internet. They can voice their thoughts even if lies or half truths about anything, and indeed anyone. The poison then gets set into the minds of those who have not experienced MLM and so making it difficult for some to build substantial income.

But, I’m about reality. Having been in MLM for years with several different companies, my goals in the choices of the company stay the same. One of the major goals for me is to have a product or service that can really help people in their lives, their health, and their finances. So I always approach people with truth, honesty, and reality. That is how I choose to do business, as integrity is very important to me.

There is no question that MLM offers a fantastic way to make money. If you can find the passion of the product or service, you can be immensly successful. You can build to a 5, 6, or even 7 figure income. To do that you had better be ready to give one heck of a committment to building that business, basically be ‘on’ 24/7. You must be ready to ‘help’ those people you bring into the business with you, the people they bring in, and even cross lines of people looking to come into that business be as successful as you have or are becoming. For though success will come through your efforts and hard work, helping others be successful is the catapult that springs you to the top.

The formula for success in MLM has been set forth and you can go from one company to the other and hear the exact same words. “Find a successful person and do what they do” “Follow our 4 step plan and you will grow” “Get your warm list of 25 – 50 – 100 names and start calling” “Utilze the 3 way call” and there’s more that you will hear in ANY MLM company and it sounds like they just thought it up, but they didn’t. Sizzle calls are big with them. Webinars are coming into being the next big tool so that the prospect doesn’t have to leave their home for 2-3 hours to go see a presentation. I dare say all of these tools should be utilized to build your business.

The reality of it all is that with all of these tools around and at your disposal, there is and always will be one factor that will make you successful, and none are listed above. The ONE and ONLY factor to building a successful MLM business is YOU! If YOU don’t act, the business doesn’t get built. If you buy into an MLM yet don’t talk to anyone about it, and I’m talking those you know and those you just meet, your business won’t grow. IF you don’t participate in the events of your company, you will have a difficult time growing your business. If you don’t find people who are willing to put in the time, you find a hard road to travel to success. Mostly, if you don’t have a mindset to help others be successful, in this business you may not find yourself climbing that ladder of success.

There are many good companies out there and some not so good ones. Whichever one you choose, understand success may or may not come right away. Then even if it does happen like a skyrocket, being able to sustain it over a long period of time is the next goal. In both cases focusing on making others successful too is the key there. You have to sell, that is the nature of the beast. If you believe in your product or service, selling becomes much easier.

For me and my preferences, I get so turned off when I hear or am approached by people who have that Rah Rah, phoney persona. It doesn’t feel like the real person who believes in their product or has my best interest at heart. No, I’m not saying that people should have my best interest at heart, but they should make me comfortable that they are going to help me be a success. Look to make others successful, then you will be successful through those efforts.

Success and successful opportunities are there for you to have. MLM is a fantastic way to be successful and take care of your family. Committ to a product or service, take action once you do, and seek to help others be successful and the rewards can certainly come your way. Don’t be afraid to succeed. Most companies will have great support systems for you. Don’t be afraid to get into business with a person who has a large organization or one who has none. Your business does not depend upon that persons business. You’ll get the help you need, just be willing to give back to your people. Winning will be in your future.