So I just had someone doing MLM that tried to tell me that affiliate marketing is a scam. With that being said, I thought I’d settle the score and shed a little more light on one of the best opportunities in the world that is not multilevel marketing.
Affiliate Marketing VS MLM
I had a nasty comment on my site earlier today about “online marketing” being a scam and that I had no clue as to what MLM is. Let me just tell you that I have done both and I have had some success with MLM, but nothing that could make me (or my downlines) stick around any longer.
With affiliate marketing, it is a whole new ballgame. I had some success with it and the beauty about it is that it only grew! Here are some of the things that will show you how affiliate marketing will kick MLM on the behind.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
Of course you’re going to have your narrow minded people or some old schooler that is going to think that anything done on the internet is a scam.
Let me just tell you what affiliate marketing is so that we can get the whole scam thing out of the way before I start blabbing on and on about how affiliate marketing is better than MLM.
Affiliate marketing is nothing more than selling other people’s products to make a commission in the process. Simple enough?
I am the Top Recruiter for the Month!
this is by far the biggest reason as to why affiliate marketing will always beat multilevel marketing. Let’s face it, about 99% of the people involved with any type of MLM don’t know how to close the deal.
You’ll get a couple of people to join you in your little lotions and potions gig, but that’s about it. These people will probably be a family member or one of your close friends.
With affiliate marketing, there is zero recruiting involved. You don’t need to lose family and friends because you want to show them “the latest and greatest business opportunity” out there.
I remember when I used to love these. The better the comp plan, the more money you can make. I’m so glad I don’t have to sacrifice product for comp plan anymore.
Traditional comp plans offer like 20% commissions for every referral and then it goes down to the next level where you get another commission.
When you become an affiliate, you get a set commission and some companies offer 50%+ for every sale you make.
Selling products that people already want – Unlike MLM which only focuses on one product or products, you get to choose what products you want to promote.
You’re not bound by a facial cream or some cheap detergent, so your market is incredible.
This is a big one. Affiliate marketing does not require any type of door to door selling and you do not need to talk to anyone in person.
Everything is done online and that’s it. When people purchase these products that you recommend to them, you get paid. End of story.
The beauty about all of this, is that they don’t even know what hit them. They just bought something that they already needed and you got paid in the process. You can’t top that my friend.
I don’t care what anyone says, Tide and Bounce will ALWAYS be better than any of these MLM versions.
As a brand promoter, you will be brainwashed to tell your downlines that these products are 10x better than your regular detergents, but you know they really aren’t.
I remember when I was involved with an MLM and I kind of convinced myself that I was just in it for the products, when all I was doing was paying for some overpriced garbage. Don’t do it “because you love the products”.
My Own Store
If you have any clue as to what affiliate marketing is, you will know that there are awesome benefits that come with your business.
First of all, you don’t need to own the product! Who makes money selling products that they don’t own? We do!
As an affiliate marketer, you don’t stock any products, you don’t deal with shipping or returns, and you definitely don’t open and close your doors. Your business is open 24/7 and doesn’t require a security guard!
Have you ever tried making money in your sleep? Well that’s something you can expect to happen if you become an affiliate marketer. I love waking up to sales, knowing I did absolutely nothing.
I know what can be made if you get a bunch of people under you and you get some that have a bunch under them. Been there done that.
The thing about multilevel marketing is that it is not as easy as it sounds. Although I’ve made some good money with it, I had my downlines start dropping like flies.
If one doesn’t produce then most of them won’t. Then that leaves you with a few stragglers that are doing nothing but paying the people at the top.
There are just too many companies that give the industry a bad name. It isn’t any better with online marketing products, but at least you’re not tied to any monthly payments.
Multilevel marketing has been around for a very long time now and it is nothing new to anyone. You see it all over Facebook and everyone knows what they are about.
Regardless of whether or not it is a pyramid scheme, it will always give people the impression that it is. However, it is designed in a pyramid structure, so you can’t blame the uneducated for thinking like that.
And the Winner is…
I really don’t think there’s any competition when it comes to these two. Affiliate marketing is running a legitimate business that doesn’t require recruiting, so that alone puts it ahead of MLM.
All that MLM has is a POTENTIAL to get some downlines that hopefully pay into your network and hopefully there are others that will follow.
I don’t care if it has been around for many years, it will always have the ones struggling at the bottom.
Affiliate marketing is always going to win, if you know what you’re doing. For those of you that are a little more open minded than most, I am willing to help you create a successful online business, because I know what coaching and mentoring can do for someone.
If you are ready to get started with affiliate marketing, click the link below and let’s get you started for free. Once you get in, you will see exactly how money is made online and I will be there on the other side waiting to help you. I will show you why affiliate marketing will always beat MLM.
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