Viewing: Notes » Hokum.


(2 minute read.)

'...the most tiresome and stupid advice that could possibly be given.'

The previous note briefly mentioned 'poor advice circulating within NM'.

It's puzzled me why inappropriate advice is common.

Let's briefly expand on it here, and then move onto more productive issues.

It's particularly perplexing when it's from sponsors to those in their downline… whom you'd think they want to do well because it'll also improve their own finances.

So why?

In some cases they genuinely believe what they're saying, and don't know better.

And in others it's because it sounds plausible and is accepted… thus helping increase popularity (and, when such advice is sold, generate money).

It's easier (and more profitable) to have lots of people doing something simple than fewer people doing something more complex.

The easier something sounds, the more likely it is to be tried.

Whereas, if it's harder, less will do it.

So, it works for the company and sponsors, but less-so for the individual.

Those who question such advice are often dismissed with something like 'you didn't try hard or long enough'.

This is how much of NM is… large numbers of people doing what they're told because it's been presented to them as an easy way to make money.

(And too often, they make little-or-nothing.)

Over many years I've regularly seen many such examples, among which is the 'catalog which pops through my letterbox'.

It'll be delivered (and collected) weekly for a while by someone doing their best. Then it'll stop, and resume later with someone else (because the previous person quit).

When someone becomes a distributor, the company and sponsor get paid for a starter kit and other stuff.

And then, later, whatever the person buys for personal use.

If they're able to sell to others, that's considered to be a bonus.

But it's often expected that they'll probably quit sometime soon, and that others will be happy to replace them.

And so the focus becomes the short-term gains from sign-up payments, rather than ongoing commissions on sales.

Anyway, that's enough about this… not something I intended to write, but which is appropriate to cover.

View all (38) NOTES »

Never miss a Note… get updates by email or rss.