Are home based businesses (like Excel, Amway, Avon, and Mary Kay) worth losing your friends over???
^There is a time and place for everything, sounds like she's overdoing it. The ironic thing is years ago I was a head hunter for an employment agency, I've always been a friendly person and talked to people I didn't know all the time, waiting in line, waiting for trains or buses etc. When I became a head hunter someone would start talking to me or I would start up a normal conversation and after a while I found I was interviewing them, I would then apologize, because that wasn't my intent, the reason I'm telling you this is maybe she doesn't even realize she is doing this and needs to be told nicely. Good luck, I hope this helps.
by redflower - a day ago
I used to sell avon way back in they day, and I hated how you had to put pressure on anyone and everyone that you knew! I felt at a loss to ever be able to work at home. I work for a new company now and love it! You dont have to throw parties or put pressure on anyone and there isnt a risky investment. Maybe you s hould talk to your friend and let her know how you feel. She could very well possibly think that nobody really is feeling pressured and not even realize what she is doing to her friends and family. God bless! Michelle Your life, Your dreams, Your business www.workathomeunited.com/mfenwick
by michelle fenwick - a day ago
I have my own home based business. Keep it simple and in order. A social event is not business. The other side of the coin is; if I am asked what is new etc., I say ; I am involved with ________. I would be interested to tell you the particulars, but at a time that is best for you to fully benefit . When can I call you to set up a time?
by bruster - a day ago
be professional and polite in any business firstname.lastname@example.org
by JOJU T. L - a day ago
I am in a home business and I do not do that at all. Sometimes it comes up, but I do not do that to my friends. You should talk to her. She is just very passionate about it and may not even realize what she is doing.. A lot of people who do that then make friends who are similar to them, so they burn those bridges and move on.
by gatorgirl - a day ago
Boy, can I empathize with you. I've been involved in several network marketing companies, Amway, Mary Kay, and Petlane to name a few. I'm still involved with 2 of them because I love the products. The products that they offer are marvelous and I use them faithfully, but I agree, that I don't like asking close friends and family to be a part of it, I prefer to talk to strangers because of the "stigma" of network marketing. Its a sticky wicket. They tell you to contact everyone you know and although at times its appropriate, sometimes it isn't. I don't like pressuring or annoying people and I'm so sensitive to being pressured or annoyed myself. Amway has great products but I hated the marketing plan and how they go about "Showing the plan". I left after 5 years with nothing but a credit card bill to show for it. I joined Mary Kay and I just adore the woman and her products but I hate the inventory loading that the directors push new recruits into. I prefer to order as needed and so I'm not a favorite with my director. But I will carry the Mary Kay products as long as I can because it works for me marvelously. I have lost money and only made a profit 1 year out of the 4 years I've been invested in it. Pet lane is another wonderful company with a wonderful CEO, but I hated doing pet parties, people are burn t out on home parties and I hated asking my friends time and time again to come. I would have a party and only 2-3 people on average came. The products are wonderful especially the items that Lane Nemeth herself designed. Wonderful toys for pets. But the shipping costs were killing me. So I drove to the warehouse and they charged me a warehouse fee which I refused to pass on to my customers. However, if you are a pet lover and looking for a great toy for a cat or dog, check out Petlane. The people in this company are wonderful. I just hated spending time and money on parties where noone hardly showed up. My point is that although the products are wonderful, I hate pressuring people to support my business related endeavors. I'm still involved with two companies and at the end of this year one of them will be terminated. I've lost more money on these endeavors than I have gained and I'm tired of it. I don't go for all the hype and hoopla anymore. I'm done. I would rather do an internet business and that is what I'm currently working on.
by petfriend - a day ago
with my home-base-business there is no pressure I invite them to go to my web site. Its a free will thing. Ever one love to travel and would love it even more to go paid 60 % off your own Travels and travel that anyone make on your web site. they want to know more they will log on to my web site www.ytb.com/ylg and watch the demo. Your web site does the work for you your just inviting them to agreat opportunity.
by yotosma g - a day ago
It is unfortunate that your friend has not found a Mentor with proper leadership skills. Your friend will be very successful if she learns from her activities......Time will tell.
by smiling_freds_biz_info - a day ago
No they are not, and I've tried 2 of the above plus about 3 more over the years. That's why I found a company where I don't have to sell therefore I'm not pressured to sign people up in my business. You friend will not make it being pushy but it sounds like she/he has incentive. In order to do mlm's, yes you do have to talk to everyone, that is why so many don't succeed. I know, I've seen it happen. Jennifer
by Jennifer - a day ago
She has no manners.
by juniejuly - a day ago
I know exactly what you're talking about and I have never liked network marketing for that reason. However, I have found a wonderful product that sells itself. You give it to people to try and they love it, they call you and want to order more. It is called Mona Vie, it is a fruit juice that contains the acai berry from Brazil. Oprah had Nicholas Perricone (the world famous anti-aging doctor) on her show and he endorsed the acai berry as the #1 super food in the world. It is unbelieveable. It is full of antioxidents, phytonutrients, fatty acids, vitamins etc. After drinking it for 3 wks, my arthritis is better than it has been in years, my psoriasis cleared up, my eyesight is better, my finger nails are stronger, I have more energy and I sleep better. The company is 2.5 yrs. old and has over 1 billion dollars in sales. It is growing at a rate of 22% a year. I can't look my friend in the eye and say that they need Amway soap, but I can look at them and tell them how phenomenal this fruit juice is because I am so passionate about the product. Also, the compensation plan is better than any other mlm I have ever seen. It also is helping to save the rain forest in Brazil . By harvesting these berries, the trees are being coveted and protected. The company also gives back to the community. They have given several million dollars to the poverty stricken children in Brazil. The company gives back 50% of their profits to the distributors. It sounds too good to be true, but I am doing it and it is unbelieveable! Go to mymonavie.com/debbiendon to learn more. If you are interested let me know. I will send you a bottle of juice to try. I can also refer you to some books and literature about network marketing. The wellness industry is a trillion dollar industry. 8,000 baby boomers a day are turning 60.
by Debbie S - a day ago
Absolutely not! It is not worth losing your closest friends for this type of business. I have been there and done all that, in fact I did it for over 3 years and I can tell you some things that would shut all those guys down in 1 minute flat. The network marketing juggernaut has worked out systems and have heard ALL peoples questions and objections for many years now. No matter what objection they have an answer that sounds feasible to the uninitiated. My answer to anyone contemplating network marketing is to put your hands over your ears turn around and run till you drop.
by Kismet - a day ago
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