Typical View of MLM Companies

A Skewed View of MLM Companies

I run into people all the time that have a skewed view of MLM companies. And that perception seems to be more prevalent in the United States than in any other place in the world. I’m not quite sure why that is. Perhaps it’s because of some high profile stories that have occurred over the years. Or maybe it’s just the cynical nature that a lot of people seem to have these days about a whole host of things.

Whatever it is, it’s a shame because that view tends to keep people away from exploring a terrific way to earn money by not only selling other peoples’ products, but also by leveraging the products that are sold by their own team members.

How Do MLM Companies Work?

MLM Companies are just like any other company in most ways. They sell a certain product or products to the marketplace. The only real difference is the way they choose to sell their products. Many companies choose to have a sales force to promote their products. These sales people can be paid on commission, paid on salary, or a combination of both. An MLM Company has no sales staff on the payroll. Instead, they set up what is called an affiliate program where anyone who signs up can earn commissions by selling the company’s products or services. In addition, an affiliate can refer others to the affiliate program, and if these other people sign up, then they are placed on the team under the person who referred them. The person who signed up a referral can then usually earn an additional commission from the products or services that their referral sells. In this way, they leverage the selling skills of their entire team to earn even more.

Success with MLM Companies

There are a lot of terrific MLM Companies out there today. I belong to several and make nice commissions every month from selling their products and services. It’s a terrific way to add some extra income to your bottom line, or to even start a new career by working from home full time. The key is to simply start and then build your business over time. Don’t expect to quit your day job overnight unless you just happen to be a whiz kid and know how to market, advertise, and promote instinctively. It usually takes months, if not years, to learn the skills necessary to be a success. But if you stick to it and stay focused, and don’t let yourself get sidetracked by every newfangled idea that comes along, you can be successful.

Here are a few of the companies I’ve chosen to associate myself with and earn commissions with each month. Feel free to check them out and join my team. I’d love to have you on board.

GVO Web Hosting

GVO Conference

Global Domains International

ACME Phone Leads

People can choose to believe whatever they want about MLM Companies. All I can tell you is that I generate thousands of dollars each month from MLM Companies working from the privacy of my own home, or from wherever I have an internet connection.

Me working at the beach.That’s me when I was vacationing in the Panhandle of Florida, which is one of my favorite things to do. I love the smell of the ocean air and the Gulf side white sand beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world. And check out that water. They don’t call it the Emerald Coast for nothing.

Because I do all of my work online via the internet and because I have a wireless connection, I can work virtually anywhere I choose. And that freedom has allowed me to travel all over, from Florida to New York City, to Las Vegas, Miami, and even the Caribbean (that’s me on the 2011 Marketer’s Cruise).Me in the Caribbean

The beauty of working for yourself is the lifestyle it affords and the freedom you have to work whenever you want, wherever you want, and however you want. You don’t have to answer to anyone but yourself because YOU ARE THE BOSS!

So I have to laugh to myself when I hear people claim that making money online is a farce, or that MLM Companies are just a pyramid scheme. The truth is that anyone can make money online if they are willing to learn, work hard, and are persistent at making their dream come true. I hope you are of the latter.
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Gary Chappelle is an Internet and Network Marketer, and Trainer who owns and runs many websites, and is the President of Comsult Corporation, an internet marketing company in the Atlanta, Georgia area. He is also the Affiliate Manager at ACME People Search, an affiliate business platform owned by Tissa Godavitarne of Herndon, Virginia. Gary teaches others how to start a home-based business and earn money online. He is also considered by many as one of the leading SEO experts in the business and his expertise is often in demand. You can read his blog about making money online at

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