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[The Real Truth #1] What Is It… A Pyramid Scheme?

Welcome to part 1 of my 8 part “The Real Truth About Online Network Marketing” Series… You can read all the posts in the full series here…

Hey, Gavin Mountford here… founder of Networking Superstars!

I remember 17 years ago when I joined my first Network Marketing company…

I was excited…

I was motivated…

I was ready to do whatever it took to have success…

That was until my upline Paul told me I needed to speak to my family and friends and try to “get them in” to the business!

I was nervous…

I was scared…

I was worried…

I'm not sure if you've ever been in that situation before but it's no fun is it?

Especially when you don't really know what you're talking about.

If you're anything LIKE me, most of your family and friends just laughed at you and told you NO!

They might have said…

What is it, some kind of pyramid scheme…?

Or…

Be careful, it sounds too good to be true…

95% of them didn't join…

5% of them did join, but only after I’d invited them to a hotel meeting and they felt “pressured”…

However they did nothing and eventually dropped out!

Leaving me very upset, frustrated and let down…

I felt lonely and on my own…

I felt stupid…

Because I’d failed!

And I felt like I wasn’t worthy…

I’d basically run out of people to talk to and because of that my upline moved on to the next person he’d sponsored, to see if he could get a better result from them leaving me practically abandoned and on my own…

He used to say…

Just follow the system… and get in the trenches and just do it Gavin…

Stop making excuses Gavin…

I can see it now… but at the time I just couldn’t make it work!

I didn’t have the confidence to just go up to random strangers and strike up a conversation with them… (even if it was only about the weather…)

I didn’t have the self esteem to get on the phone, call random strangers and get rejected time after time…

In fact, I didn’t have the motivation to carry on at all…

Something about it just didn’t feel right to me…

Chasing people…

Pestering people…

“Pretending” to be people’s friends so I could bring them into my business…

Practically “using” them… inviting them round to a home party so I could make some fast cash from them…

My MINDSET was all wrong when I first started… and I didn't know what I now know…

Eventually I QUIT, and continued my job in the mobile phone shop.

Then a couple of years later I joined another Network Marketing company to see if I could make that one work…

It was a catalogue company…

Could I make it work?

Err… no!

Still the same problems…

None of my friends and family would even listen to me this time…

And I still didn’t have the confidence to meet new people…

So to try to make some extra cash, I ended up walking round the streets, pushing an “elderly lady” shopping trolley posting catalogues through people’s doors…

Then going back 2 days later, picking up the catalogues off the wet floor and hoping and praying they’d ordered something…

Most of them had NOT…

I barely made enough money to make it worth while…

I definitely wasn’t going to be able to give up my day job doing it…

So…

Eventually I gave up on that too…

Until eventually, everything changed for me…

And my business exploded!

Because of that experience and what I learned in the process, I've now personally sponsored almost 1000 people in multiple opportunities in the last 6 years using the Internet…

And I'm so grateful I did speak to my family and friends when I first started… and I did follow the system correctly!

The only problem for me was that I did a few things wrong at the time, which meant that very few of my family and friends joined me.

If only I'd have done it differently, I'd have succeeded much faster… 🙂

…I'll continue more about this in the next letter…

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About Gavin Mountford

Since 2001, Gavin Mountford has been teaching his unique "High-Touch, High-Tech, High-Profit Process" to struggling Network Marketers who want to combine traditional offline Network Marketing with the simple technology of the Internet to get more leads, sponsor more reps and put more cash in their pockets today.

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