If not Quixtar then what?
So, you have seen "the plan" and liked some things. You don't know if many things said there are true but you believe them anyway. The person who invited you was very nice and friendly, so were the folks in the meeting.
Now, you are doing some search on the internet and learning a lot of bad stuff about Quixtar. On the other hand, you really want some side business? So the question is, if not Quixtar, than what?
Answer: Shop around. There are many opportunities. Admittedly, some are downright fraud. But there are some good one too. Here is a quote from mlmblog's Ty in QuixtarBlog Forum:
I am an advocate of the MLM Model of business. However I am not an advocate of the buy from yourself and rape your downline out of money by selling them nonsense tools and website access.*TOD is almost same as BWW, WWDB, or any other 'System' you were invited to. In internet it is referred as Amway Quixtar Motivational Organizations or AQMOs.
- Standard price for a training CD in Network Marketing is around $2/ea, in TOD they are $6.00.
- MANY companies offer their associates free websites, in TOD they don't give you a website, and they charge you to access theirs.
- MANY companies and teams within companies offer conference calls that allow folks to build their business from home, in TOD they charge you to come to their weekly meetings, weekend seminars, and major functions.
I have to agree with you on one point. In the interest of fairness, lumping TOD/TEAM/Quixtar in with other MLM is not fair. However the truth of the matter is that it is not fair to the other MLM's. Some do operate a lot like Quixtar, but I find the majority these days do not.
There might be some twisted facts in the plan, e.g. 90% businesses fail in first 5 years etc. Simply put, this statement is not true. Research it, don't accept it, or any thing as it is.
Also, a fellow member of the same forum, perfecto, answered many questions of mine in 15 minutes which no one was able to answer in my whole 10 months in Quixtar. My question was, how to prospect and teach your downline to do so? He explained that and told he practically teaches this to his new associate (IBO). As listed somewhere in the forum, his cheque from one transaction shut up many Quixtar IBOs.
Above are the two MLM folks who I think know their shit. As a professional, I like pros who know what are they doing instead of being a sheep and teaching others to do so. And no, MLM is NOT Franchising. Research it as well. Who are the McDonalds customers? franchise owners, employees or real customers.
Not every thing Quixtar related sucks. Some products are not bad. MLM means selling, else you better not be in if you don't want to sell. So you think you might be able to sell some of Quixtar products, but not comfortable with all the tapes, seminars, meetings after meting after meetings, try these IBOs. They are building Quixtar ethically (no tools, product focused).
On The Road with Dave
Marc Your Friendly Amway/Quixtar Distributor
Also, check out the average IBO income from Quixtar and think 10 times before signing the BSMAA which you *might* have to when you sign up as an IBO. Signing up BSMAA is just not the matter of $300+, you are giving up some of your rights.
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