Hi any moms with forever living and self employed

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gg1234 Thu 03-Jul-14 23:20:09

Hi all ,
I would like to know more about this opportunity . I have recently had so many mlms posting going on .its it really that successful , I can see all the great money in it but to be honest I am quite bad in selling .

What are your views ...

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Heels99 Thu 03-Jul-14 23:24:15

If you are bad at selling, do not take a sakes job. Find something elde

AlpacaLypse Thu 03-Jul-14 23:24:35

Automatic response... if it sounds too good to be true it probably is too good to be true.

The economic situation over the past few years has created a huge number of pyramid selling scams. And Forever Living looks suspiciously like yet another one.

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Hoppinggreen Sun 06-Jul-14 19:43:54

One of the reason these " mims" are telling you it's so good is that they make money from recruiting you.
If you can't or don't want to sell don't do a job that is mainly selling

NanaNina Sun 06-Jul-14 20:03:08

Well my friend's daughter is involved in this business and she is a very lovely young woman who previously worked in the NHS. She and her husband are involved and are both managers - they have a 5 yr old and one due any day. I don't fancy doing the Clean 9 diet (you lose a lot of weight but drink only shakes for 3 days I think) and then 600 cal meals. She has sent me free samples but has not been at all pushy about purchasing from her. It's not cheap - this Clean 9 is £100. Occasionally she asks if anyone else is interested but not very often. I think it's an American company but not sure.

I'm not keen on these kind of diets (think it's a bit like LighterLife) but it has certainly been a very good thing for my friend's daughter. She has a lovely personality and is very friendly so maybe that's the secret to success!

gg1234 Sun 06-Jul-14 22:02:41

I think it s def a personality assets which works for these mlms to be honest . If you are not smart and charming and don't know the art of talking it won't work out for you .

Thanks for comments anyways ... Lovely helpful ladies I must say

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AshleyDavidson Mon 21-Jul-14 09:40:18

Depends what you're doing - there are a lot of things a free lancer can do, but all of it requires engaging of audience, so if you're not good at selling, it might really be not for you.

"Too good to be true", means one of two things. The people who tell you it's amazing thing to do for a living are giving you a scam. If it was a friend telling you they made a lot of money without using any connections with a powerful name on the web... they got lucky without realizing it.

To be good as a freelancer means to be extremely good at something - be it writing, or producing any kind of "something" that will be an object of interest for certain people. If you can't think of anything, then you need to find your niche and work on it. Work, I mean, research and educate yourself, experiment and don't expect any payment for the first few years. After that... maybe. Depends how good you've become.

bouncinbean Mon 21-Jul-14 09:49:36

This one seems to be the 'current' sell from home push - twice in my cafe of choice (John lewis!) there has been a very loud lady pushing the benefits of joining up onto someone else - same lady pushing and both times honestly the other woman looked like they were rabbits caught in the headlights.
Have also had an acquaintance on facebook try and sign me up (hilarious attempt - clearly doesn't know me or know that hell would have to freeze over before I become a salesperson as I hate dealing with people!)
They are all much of a muchness - unless you are literally one of the first ones on board with a very good area, then they are the classic pyramid and people joining in later are not going to be making the type of money that they quote.

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rocketeer Tue 29-Jul-14 15:20:16

Really? Do people really think this stuff a)works and b)will earn you money?

Elissa1982 Fri 01-Aug-14 16:20:14

Hi all

Sorry - I wasn't aware of the guidelines when I posted my earlier messages. I am with a Forever and yes - I do think it is a great opportunity. Unfortunately, as a result of the scandals from the late 80's/90's people have a very bad stigma about multi-level marketing in general and often say it is a pyramid scheme when they don't actually know what the definition of a pyramid scheme is. You do have to be careful though - there are some bad companies. I read some books on MLMs which was really useful and actually helped me understand the whole system (not coming from such a background at all).

claritabonita Tue 12-Aug-14 19:58:27

Hi - I think Elissa is right in that some are better than others. I currently do Usborne Books and love it. I already work 4 days a week in a 'proper' job, so do Usborne on my day off in between school runs and some weekends. Its a great way to get discounted books for my family and for good quality gifts for birthdays/christmas etc. Plus the books pretty much sell themselves , so I don't need to do much 'selling'.

I'd say its always good to research any home-based business as much as you can so you know just how much work is required to make the kind of money you are looking for. I know plenty of people who have made good money doing the likes of Herbalife, BodyShop, but they have had to work very hard (something I think people forget when you don't do a traditional job), without the sick/holiday/regular pay you get with a salary, but with the flexibility to do as much or as little work as you want on any day, being able to work around family etc.

As I say, I've made some money doing Usborne - enough for a family holiday - but that was more than I ever expected because it isn't my focus or sole income source. I do it for fun and 'treat money', but have someone in my direct line earning £45k+ doing it full time.

Decide what you want and do the research before committing to anything. Maybe even ask friends and family if they would consider buying that product or know people who would. And if you ever want info on Usborne, let me know ;)


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LapsedTwentysomething Fri 22-Aug-14 21:14:02

As someone disinterested in this from a business perspective, I never buy direct from the likes of Betterware, Vie, Usborne ... If I want stuff of that ilk I'll buy it discounted online.

Llareggub Fri 22-Aug-14 21:17:00

It's a cult, I tell you!

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