Do you think you can just copy everything Bill Gates did and get the same results he did, especially since he beat you to it and is already at the top of the pyramid? Can an Olympic gold medalist teach you how to win a gold medal?
Even if he/she tried, can you just do everything he/she did and win a gold medal yourself? It doesn’t work that way, because there are many other factors that caused the athlete to win a gold medal, and formulas are not it. You have to be one of the first in the niche or category to establish a base.
But in Market America's case, its products are overly priced, which is the usual case with MLM products, and therefore in order to sell overly priced products, one must have exceptional sales ability, or the ability to use deception, illusion and misleading tactics.
c) In Market America, you are not just selling a product, which is hard enough as already explained, you are selling a DREAM as well - the dream of becoming self-employed and financially independent.
That's how you recruit people and create a downline to try to multiply your commissions, by selling them a dream.
Needless to say, dreams are a concept and therefore harder to sell than products are. After all, your commissions are not going to come from the tooth fairy. In order to sell and recruit, you have two options: Start with your friends and family and social network.
First, even if there is a vertical downline of commissions, still, the system says that in order for everyone in your downline to benefit, everyone must recruit at least two people (which of course cannot go on forever, so someone is guaranteed to lose out), so if you recruit two people and they recruit two others and so forth, of course the downline is going to have a pyramidal structure, regardless of the commission structure. In reality, less than one percent of distributors make anywhere near that amount.
So you see, it’s not that simple as following a formula. Whether you have 10 people in your downline or 1 billion, the bottom level will always have MORE people in it than all those above combined.
What you gotta do is this: Figure out what you do best and capitalize on that. Look for innovative ideas that fulfill what people want. Since the downline levels cannot multiply to infinity (even if everyone in the world were involved) it has to stop at some point.
"MLM companies have been a frequent subject of criticism as well as the target of lawsuits. And all this for a low probability venture in which most people fail. All you have to do is be friendly and helpful and provide good customer service and they will buy stuff.
Criticism has focused on their similarity to illegal pyramid schemes, price fixing of products, high initial start-up costs, emphasis on recruitment of lower-tiered salespeople over actual sales, encouraging if not requiring salespeople to purchase and use the company's products, potential exploitation of personal relationships which are used as new sales and recruiting targets, complex and sometimes exaggerated compensation schemes, and cult-like techniques which some groups use to enhance their members' enthusiasm and devotion." They tell this to all new recruits in order to not discourage them when they object "But I'm not good at selling". That's why retail jobs tend to be minimum wage, because they are easy. But when you are selling to people who do NOT want what you are offering, that's a whole different ballgame. With Market America, you are not selling to real customers who are seeking your product.