Tom 'Big Al' Schreiter teaches you how to succeed in MLM and network marketing by learning a few basic network marketing skills.We’ve warned several times against joining a startup company.  Here’s one of our favorites:  The Wizard Of Odds

Our summary of Lou Abbott’s (MLM – The Whole Truth) insightful article Would You Every Join A Startup Company?  prompted this excellent comment from Terrance Brandon …

Lou, I respectfully disagree.

If everyone followed this advice the industry would have been stillborn, because every MLM that has passed both the 5 pillars test and the test of time was once a start up. Someone had to agree to be the Master Distributor that started them all.

I would amend your advice to say that having done your due diligence, if you still feel in your gut that you should join the start up and are willing to live with the potential downside, by all means do so.

Here is our reply …

“Terrance, you are 100% right!

Somebody has to be the first to sail west in a wooden boat to make sure the world isn’t flat and we won’t all fall off into a hellish foaming void to be lost forever among the demons, but it ain’t gonna be me.

Somebody has to be the first to make sure that new mushroom under the pine tree isn’t poisonous and we won’t all die a writhing gibbering drooling bug-eyed death, but it ain’t gonna be me.

Tom 'Big Al' Schreiter teaches you how to succeed in MLM and network marketing by learning a few basic network marketing skills.  http://www.bigalskills.com Somebody has to be the first to strap into a Bell XS-1 to make sure that when we break the sound barrier we won’t all vaporize into subatomic particles and be reassembled on the ground as lizards and snakes or double-knit polyester pant suits, but it ain’t gonna be me.

Somebody has to be the first to volunteer to test that new cancer fighting, hair renewing, grass growing, fuel saving, limb regrowing additive, but it ain’t gonna be me.

Somebody has to be the first to join a new MLM company to make sure they won’t max out their credit cards and remortagage their house and lead their friends and family on another costly golden goose chase only to have the new company fail before its second birthday as most do, but it ain’t gonna be me.

Given the odds, most people will prefer to try something that has passed the test of time.

If you love risk and adventure, go ahead.  Cast off and hoist the sails, lunch on fungi, strap in for the supersonic ride of your life, cross your fingers and swallow that pill, but don’t ask us to join you.

Mr. Mortgage tells us not to take that chance, and I think you will find that very few informed people will take such risks.

Terrance, your best phrase was ‘willing to live with the potential downside … ‘

We are not willing to live with the downside, and we’ll bet that most will agree when they have the right information.”

To learn more about how to choose the right MLM company for you, read The Five Pillars.

You’ll also want to read the free report Big MLM Lies.

Bob and Anna Bassett
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