Dubious recruiting techniques: How do you deal with poachers in the MLM industry? What do you say to the Network Marketing Industry Vultures?

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MLM Poachers, or Network Marketing Vultures, as I like to think of them, are everywhere.

The question is, how do you deal with these MLM vultures when they approach you?

Who are they? Well, it’s wannabees that think the best way to build their network marketing business is to go about and poach disgruntled or naive distributors from other MLM companies.

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It’s a dubious network marketing recruiting technique at best.

I’ve been approached by these NWM poachers many times over the years of being involved in the network marketing industry. By now, I can see them coming; I spot them a mile away. And let’s face it, there are only a handful of “hot new deals” around that they can approach you with.

So when I see them coming, I find it fascinating to observe how they choose to approach me and how they choose to “pick me up”. It’s funny to watch people who hold onto these archaic “pick up lines”; like some sleazy guy trying to seduce a date for the night. As you know, the “wise girls” are onto them and know how to brush them of with ease.

When I got an urgent message from a “voice from the past” earlier this week, I knew. Had he been anybody else, like all the other wannabees before him, I would have brushed him off without blinking an eye. But I used to have some sort of relationship with this guy before both of us got involved in network marketing over 18 years ago. So I thought I’d hear him out and entertain his thoughts.

I came to the conclusion that if you were recruited by an MLM vulture or poacher, that will be your role model and you will probably try to do the same. So I won’t blame this guy for trying to pitch me out of the blue, without having heard from him for about 10 years. You see, he recently decided to get back into the MLM industry, was swept away by one of these “hot new deals”…. actually it’s not so new or hot…. about 4 years ago it would have been perhaps. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let me back track.

You see, all those many years ago I got involved in Herbalife. By accident. I used the products and in six months time I lost 36kg. I completely transformed myself. People in the street who haven’t seen me during those 6 months, walked right past me. I was unrecognisable. As the one lady remarked afterwards, I looked about 10 years younger! Funny what good cellular nutrition can do to your body. 🙂

So, at the time this, let’s call him an “acquaintance” of mine, got involved in another company called Golden Products. Now as you probably know, all legitimate network marketing companies offer good prospects to its distributors; no matter how bad your compensation plan; it’s still better than what the traditional market offers the man on the street.

Skip a few years, he evidently got busy with his true calling in life, his full time occupation and left the network marketing industry, until recently that is.

So who was the first people he called up? That’s right; people who he knew from back then were involved in NWM. Me being one of them, and one of my first line Herbalife distributors another.

Fortunately for me, I have always had very strong emotional bonds with Herbalife as a company. You cannot go through a body transformation like I did, and not be eternally grateful. As a result, I’m extremely loyal towards Herbalife. I’m firmly rooted, and because I chose to stay abreast at what’s going on in the network marketing industry, I can spot the MLM vultures, or more kindly put the NWM poachers, approach from a mile.

 

The reasoning behind MLM poaching in the Network Marketing Industry

Why go find new people to interest in NWM when you can approach the distributors of another MLM company who already understands the concept of MLM? It’s easy pickings, right? Well, no.

Yes, they will pick-off the weak minded, struggling distributors who have a very low belief level in what they are doing. They get shot like fish in a barrel.

However, the Network Marketing Leaders around the world spot them from a mile and they know things…. they know for example why you are trying out a new deal. They also know that in the near future yet another MLM vulture with the new hot deal of the month will poach you! Why?

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Well, there is an old saying, “If you don’t stand for anything, you will fall for everything!” It’s a bit of a cliché, I know, but it rings true. If you do not have conviction for what you are doing, you will fall down when the going get’s tough…. you will get lured away to ostensible greener pastures…and yes, you will fail in that new endeavour as well! Why, you ask?

Here’s what the MLM pro’s know for fact: If you were not successful in your previous network marketing company, you will most definitely not be successful in this, your latest business venture. That’s why the real MLM pros do not approach or try to poach distributors from other MLM companies. As a matter of fact, they would encourage you to stick to the company you are with, unless you absolutely hate it and find it impossible to bond with the company.

You see my friends; it’s not the Network Marketing Company you are in that determines your success. It’s true that not all MLM companies are created equal. Some are remarkably better than others. But so are motor vehicles. Yet everybody is not driving around in a Toyota. There are millions others who prefer a Mazda or VW or a Mercedes or a Volvo or a…

network marketing industry vehiclesNow obviously these car makes differ in qualify and comfort; yet all these drivers get to their destinations. Some faster than others and some in more comfort and luxury than others, but in the end, they all reach their destination, if they have the right map and are travelling on the right road that is!

The determining factor for these drivers is not the make of car they drive. It’s whether they planned the trip well; whether they service their vehicle regularly and keep it in good condition; whether they have the right map; whether they mapped out the route they wanted to take…. the more scenic route or the most direct route…

My friends, the true MLM pros know that if you reached your destination in one MLM Company, you will be able to do it in any MLM company. The knowledge and skills you require to build a truly successful and growing network are the same, no matter what “vehicle you drive”.

Unless you first gain the knowledge and learn the skills to become a NWM leader and reach the top ranks in your company, you will not make it in this industry. Jumping from one company to the next with the hope that someday you are going to strike it lucky and find the right company or right sponsor is not a good strategy. It’s a recipe for disaster. If that is your paradigm of MLM, then you are wasting your time and money.

network marketing industry paradigm shiftI am truly grateful for a friend of mine who is in a completely different MLM company than me, who opened my eyes to this reality. It required and still requires constant paradigm shifts in order to get to grips with the reality that this industry we are involved in; this most remarkable distribution system that gives ordinary people the opportunity to earn extraordinary incomes; that allows you to start part-time and work on your fortune earning profits whilst you still work full-time on your job for wages, is one of the most misunderstood marketing systems in the world and that there is a right way and a wrong way going about it.

But once the “lights go on” for you, and once you find a company with products that you can truly and emotionally bond with, you can get to work on the only thing that truly matters in building your Network Marketing Business… the quality of the relationships with the people around you!

 

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