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Multi Level or Network Marketing and training for online marketing, making money online and home business.
We have done a lot of research into Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) or Network Marketing (NM) schemes and will share our reviews and experience in this post and elsewhere on our website.
We will explain in this post how MLM or NM schemes work and who they benefit the most.
We will explain why they should, in general, be avoided, in our opinion.
We do not recommend MLM or NM schemes and suggest that before you get involved in any such scheme, especially before you invest money in any such schemes, that you thoroughly research the company involved and check them out on some of the websites which we refer you to in this post, or through your own lines of enquiry.
A Multi-Level Marketing scheme involves you selling to your friends and family and acquaintances whatever product or service it may be that you undertake to sell.
You receive a commission for the sale and your mentor or introducer to the MLM scheme also benefits from that sale because you are part of their downline.
There is pressure for you to introduce as many friends and acquaintances as possible to the scheme, as they will become your downline, and they will earn commissions for you whenever they make a sale.
The sales process acts like a pyramid, and to start with, you are at the base of the pyramid. As you gain more sales, then you progress up the pyramid. Another name for MLM or NM is Pyramid Selling.
Here is an explanation from Chris Holdheide at SideHustleAcademy.com.
Here is another explainer video which shows a typical compensation scheme for a worldwide sales organisation BeachBody brand.
What Is Wrong With MLM?
You will very soon run out of family friends and acquaintances who might be interested in buying into your MLM scheme. You will become feared as a stalker in the name of your business.
You only get paid on sales commissions, irrespective of what time you may put into the business.
You will become driven to make more and more sales, to a level of obsession. If you don’t make any sales, you will be paid nothing. You will be driven to meet more and more people with a view to getting them to buy into your scheme, and become part of your downline.
Here is a video which explains the dangers of MLM from Rachel Oates.
Here is Some Useful Reading About MLM and NM which you may wish to review.
This website is for the Anti-MLM Coalition, which is a worldwide movement and coalition against MLM and NM.
Here is another organisation which is FOR MLM and NM:
This is also a worldwide organisation in support of MLM and NM companies.
We urge you to take great caution and thoroughly research any opportunities before you get involved with any of the companies listed therein. Projected income figures may be very seductive but the reality of actually being able to achieve such high figures may be incredibly difficult or impossible.
Reddit also has a lot of information about MLM´s, both FOR and Against.
This is a book by Lou Abbott, who is a 15 year veteran of the MLM industry, who gives a different perspective on the MLM and NM scene. He claims to tell you the whole truth about MLM and NM.
This website lists many MLM and NM companies.
This website enables you to check out legal aspects related to MLM and NM companies.
OMS Conclusion And Recommendation For Multi-Level Marketing Or Network Marketing (And Why We Do Not Recommend It)
OMS does not ever recommend that you get involved in an MLM or NM scheme.
We believe that it is morally questionable.
Our preference is for the Affiliate Marketing model of business, which we believe is ethical and is risk-free and potentially profitable.
You will find many examples of Affiliate Marketing business models and products and resources on our website, but very few MLM or NM products.
In this Best Review Of SoManyHits.com For Viral Traffic, we will give you our honest assessment of the software as we have tried it out, the basic version, not the Platinum Membership. We have recently become aware of this software package, from an unsolicited email, which probably we should have deleted straight away. Having started to look at the offer, which must have appeared interesting early on, we now feel compelled to review this offering. It is explained by the vendors to be a Marketing Automation Software, which will blow your results sky high!
Who is the Author of the software? I don´t know but they must be pretty clever!
SoManyHits.com is a referral scheme, so we guess that means it will be an MLM type of scheme.
What we read and hear and see from the sales video is that your first 2 referrals go to your referrer, before the next referrals are credited to you, as part of your downline. The first two referrals which you make are allocated to your sponsor, your upline; after that referrals are allocated to you, sounds fair.
SoManyHits.com explains that there are 3 main parts to their system:
Bonus Traffic Explained. Add a New Campaign or hit the + button.
Passive Traffic Monitor
You use an Affiliate Link to track your results and start to market the system to your contacts. You append your keyword to the shortened link.
All contacts secured from SoManyHits.com can be listed and comma separated in a CSV file and added to your Auto Responder, and all the main name AutoResponders are supported.
Other features of the software are as follows:
The initial offer for SoManyHits.com is free to use.
The upsell is to the Platinum Membership and prices are as follows:
There is training in the dashboard once you have set up your account. Here is a Campaign Tutorial on YouTube:
The Vendors of the software package claim there are many testimonials. Here are a few examples of the Testimonials which we have seen.
Here is A YouTube Video Review From Glenn Hudley:
Here Is A YouTube Video Review From Purely Passive Profits:
Here Is A YouTube Video Review From Momo Zine:
Here is a review from Terry Till At Passive Online Income:
Our initial reaction to SoManyHits.com was quite positive, especially since it was a simple system, initially with no upsell, and it was free by the way.
Looking at the price offer, $177 for 2 years seems reasonable, that is only .24c per day. You just need to be sure that you are going to get plenty of clicks and also conversions.
If you decide to try it out for 2 months before committing to the annual or biannual offer, then you are paying significantly more per day, at .45cents.
We decided not to subscribe to Platinum Membership, just to see how we get on with the Free Membership, before making a larger commitment.
Looking at all the favourable reviews which we have seen on Youtube, we may well invest in Platinum membership soon and give an updated review of how we get on.
Here are some other reviews of SoManyHits.com:
My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) is an online marketing software system and Multi-Level Marketing business operated by Paul Lynch from the UK.
Paul Lynch claims to have made more than $10m in revenue in the last few years using his proprietary My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) online business system, which he developed himself. He now offers Franchise Memberships of his system for $3000, or Pro Memberships for $77.
The key attraction to bring in new Franchise members is what is called the Viral Money Effect, which comes from the Multi-Level Sales so that new Franchise Members continually subscribe and make money from commissions for more new members which they introduce to the downline of their own business.
There are more than 500 Franchise Members of the business at the moment and many thousands of Pro Members of My Dot Com Business (#MDCB).
Pro Members can also make commissions from sales which they make, but at a much lower level than Franchise Members.
Franchise Members can make considerable commissions from sales made by their own Pro members, as well as their own sales funnel.
Franchise Members receive a duplicate of the My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) Website branded to their own chosen company name and personal profile. Initially, this new franchise website is protected within a ´custom wrapper´ from the My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) franchise.
Franchise Members are allowed to price some of the products which they sell on behalf of My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) themselves, so it enables them to make attractive offers to be made as a Lead Magnet for their sales funnels.
Paul Lynch promised to send FREE traffic to new My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) franchisees to enable them to get started and he promises to get them, 30 new members, to kick-start their business from this free traffic. This is a big incentive regarding an MLM business because it generates some cash flow from the outset.
Franchise Members can, in fact, vary the price of the software to suit themselves.
You can join My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) as a PRO Member for a one-off payment of $77.
Alternatively, you can join My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) as a Franchise Member for a one-off payment of $3000.
All New Franchise Members of My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) are encouraged to follow the established business and sales system exactly because it works, and they are also encouraged to use the existing sales promotion videos which have been prepared by Paul Lynch, again because they work.
Any New Franchise Members of My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) are also encouraged to create their own YouTube channel and to make their own videos of the products available from the franchise and to post them on YouTube, so as to create a following and to create engagement with their own new prospective new online customers, which will be their own downline customers.
All Franchise Members of My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) are also required to join the My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) Facebook Group so they can communicate with other Pro and Franchise members and the Headquarters team.
If you decide to sign up to the My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) franchise, then you will need to link it to an AutoResponder and email service provider of your choice, such as AWeber, GetResponse, MailChimp or SendLane. The choice is yours but it is suggested that AWeber may be preferable.
Any new Franchisee is provided guidance on how to obtain traffic from Solo Ads, which must be bought from a database of possible suppliers of email list contacts, and step by step guidance is given on how to use this by the My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) franchise Headquarters team, and in the training videos.
My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) is essentially a Multi-Level Marketing business, so if you are not prepared to apply yourself to energetically promoting your own business and sales then it may not be for you.
It is suggested that 80 -100 hours are needed every week to get their own My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) Franchise started and established. This should be looked on as an investment in the success of the business, so is not necessarily a drawback, unless you do not have that sort of time available, and can’t make the required commitment of time and effort.
Some of the franchise members do make very good sales, so it is clear that the system established by Paul Lynch does work and money can be made, in some cases large amounts of the commission have been paid to some franchisees. What it requires is for members of My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) Pro and Franchise levels to apply themselves energetically to selling the My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) products.
There is comprehensive training provided for My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) Pro and Franchise Members through a series of videos which are provided to all subscribers. Progress on training is monitored from the My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) Headquarters so that if subscribers do not complete training, they are reminded to do so via email.
There is full technical support available to subscribers from the My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) headquarters, via a prioritized support ticket system.
OMS has tried out the business system of My Dot Com Business (#MDCB), and it does appear to be successful at every level, depending upon the effort which Pro and Franchise Members apply to make sales. It is a business solely driven by sales and the promise of big commissions for new members, as you would expect from an MLM system. We notice that MDCB claims not to be an MLM system.
We have updated this post because as of 26th February 2018, we had a dispute with MDCB over their promise to send traffic to our site, which we were expecting since early January (2 months previously). MDCB suddenly changed and said they had 6 months to send the traffic, which was not at all stated at the time of initial discussion.
If you are interested in this type of business make sure to get a clear statement from the MDCB about this issue, before committing any money.
There is a lot of Facebook communication from the My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) Headquarters in the UK, and the encouragement of members to be active and engage with new members via Facebook. There are daily Live Facebook videos and transmissions from many of the My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) team.
We have looked at many MLM type marketing schemes some of which have been reviewed by OMS. Of the available systems in the marketplace, we think that the franchise from My Dot Com Business (#MDCB) is not one we would recommend, from our own experience.
We have further updated our review on 11th September 2018, to say that we demanded a refund from MDCB as a result of them never ever providing the FREE TRAFFIC which they promised to do when we ordered our franchise in November 2017.
There are so many advertisements for programs or educational software which enable you to have your very own business online from which you can MAKE MONEY ONLINE. It´s easy, thousands have people have transformed their lives, overturned the traces, and are now enjoying the Laptop Lifestyle, after joining our SIMPLE, DONE FOR YOU SALES SYSTEM!
The following companies are associated with MLM:
The reason for this recommendation to AVOID THESE SCHEMES (MANY OF WHICH IN OUR VIEW ARE SCAMS) is that often you will be required to BUY-IN to the program to start with. Sometimes the entry level payment is quite low, so as to induce you into the SALES FUNNEL.
Once you have been inducted into the entrance door of the scheme (TOP LEVEL OF SALES FUNNEL), you will be enticed to go to the next stage which may involve a PRODUCT LAUNCH, which you will be fortunate enough to participate in and benefit from massive commissions, well maybe!
You will be told that you have the once in a lifetime opportunity to make millions of dollars in commissions, as a result of helping to sell various ESTABLISHED HIGH-QUALITY SOFTWARE OR EDUCATIONAL products (often described as MARKET LEADING PROGRAMS AND WITH FAIL-SAFE DEMAND AND WHICH ARE PROVEN, TOP SELLERS).
A very attractive way to make easy money apparently, but the next step is that in order to qualify to sell this Market Leading Software, you must know about it, so you will be required to BUY A COPY OF THE SOFTWARE PROGRAM OR COURSE (Wow, you never expected that, but you will be told that in order to succeed you must TAKE MASSIVE ACTION, and don’t worry the cost of this will be lost in the massive commissions which you are about to make. This is not going to be cheap, but don’t worry you will be offered a knockdown price available only to our partners in the scheme! OK THEN….
Your wallet will be Several thousand dollars lighter, but you are now qualified to sell the market Leading Software Program. Everything is looking good and don’t worry the high commissions are just around the corner!
To reach the next stage you must now sell many copies of the MARKET LEADING SOFTWARE, your target is 100 copies for this month. So how to do that, you quickly run out of family and friends who might be interested to buy anything from you, especially if it is not the first MLM scheme in which you have been involved?
So, you need to buy traffic using Pay Per Click, or Facebook Ads, or other ads from Yahoo or Bing, or Solo Ads. Another expense, but don’t worry it will be a FRACTION OF THE HIGH COMMISSIONS WHICH YOU WILL MAKE FROM SELLING THE MARKET LEADING SOFTWARE PROGRAM.
You will have been shown videos of regular guys and gals who have gone from ZERO TO MEGABUCKS OVERNIGHT making commissions from the MARKET LEADING SOFTWARE PROGRAM. The implication is that ANYONE can do this, you just need to participate in the scheme and you will automatically make money, you just need to take MASSIVE ACTION!. So being a MASSIVE ACTION TAKER you decide to give it a try, EVERYTHING WILL WORK OUT.
Great! There are a few people interested in the MARKET LEADING SOFTWARE PROGRAM, which you pass on to the central sales team so that they can CONVERT ALL SALES FOR YOU, ITS OK BECAUSE YOU DONT HAVE TO DO ANYTHING!
The only thing is there are NO SALES or maybe if you are lucky ONE OR TWO SALES, so you get a little bit of the many thousands of dollars which you already invested in the MARKET LEADING SOFTWARE PROGRAM.
ARE YOU READY FOR THE NEXT PRODUCT LAUNCH?
ARE YOU STILL TOTALLY COMMITTED?
ARE YOU STILL A MASSIVE ACTION TAKER?
THE NEXT MARKET LEADING SOFTWARE PROGRAM IS ONLY SLIGHTLY MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THE FIRST ONE, AND OF COURSE, YOU MUST BUY THAT IN ORDER TO QUALIFY TO SELL THIS!
HOW IS YOUR BANK ACCOUNT?
If you want to make money online, the LAST place you should start is on a Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) scheme.
Usually we do not recommend Multi-Level Marketing as a matter of course.
We recommend that you start with a FREE membership of Wealthy Affiliate(WA) so check out our review here. Make Money Online with Affiliate Marketing, rather than MLM.
You will be blown away by the comprehensive training and the backup, community help and technical support and the FREE website hosting (for two sites with FREE membership).
If you decide you like WA you can upgrade to a Premium Membership for $49 per month, click here, but you can stay as a FREE member for as long as you want trying it out or using it within the constraints of the FREE membership.
Check out the WA website and let us know what you think! We think Wealthy Affiliate is Amazing!
You won’t regret it, and you will MAKE MONEY ONLINE (NOT LOSE IT!).
Anthony Morrison is an entrepreneur, author and public speaker who has had massive success over the last 15 years in various internet businesses. He claims to be self-taught and has established himself as a guru in internet marketing with more than a million followers and students around the globe.
Anthony Morrison says that he enjoys empowering people to fulfil their entrepreneurial ambitions above all else, and helping people to be successful.
Check out Anthony Morrison´s Facebook Page click here: Anthony Morrison is a highly successful entrepreneur and author. His books are The Hidden Millionaire and Advertising Profits From Home.
I Am Anthony Morrison And I Have More Than A Million Students!
Product Names: Morrison Ambassadors Club (Affiliate Program), Morrison Academy, The Success Connection, Partner Profit Strategies, Morrison Education software products (various), Ambassador Club Program, Anthony Morrison´s Travel Agency advertising Florida.
There is some controversy about Anthony Morrison and his businesses and methods, and you will see a lot of complaints and negative comments in the following Review of Anthony Morrison Products:
However, Anthony himself doesn´t seem to see that there is any problem at all!
Prices for the Anthony Morrison software and educational products range from approximately $50 up to $2000+.
Anthony Morrison (AM), who describes himself as an email marketing mentor, has recently rolled out the Morrison Ambassador Program (See new review below) and also runs Morrison Academy and offers a number of software products and extensive training programs under the banner Partner Profit Strategies and The Success Connection. Membership is entitled IncomeEDU which entitles the subscriber to all of the training videos and live webinar training as well as fortnightly coaching to ensure that a subscriber keeps up to date with changing marketing and online sales techniques developments.
Anthony Morrison has recently rolled out in January 2018, his Morrison Ambassador Program, which enables you or any subscriber to act as an Affiliate for all Morrison Education products, which are listed below. The subscription cost for this Ambassador Club Affiliate program is:
Lifetime Ambassadorship – $1497 one time.
Annual Ambassadorship – $997 per annum.
Quarterly Ambassadorship – $397 per quarter.
The benefits of membership of the Ambassador Club Affiliate Program are that it gives you 50% commissions on all first tier sales of all AM software and educational products.
Additionally, an Ambassador received 10% commission on all second tier sales from new subscribers introduced by him.
Anthony Morrison says it is not an MLM program, but it seems to be pretty close to it to us.
Below are listed all the software and educational products which are offered by Morrison Education, upon which the above commission rates apply for life.
Hence Anthony Morrison is offering benefits of ongoing commissions and regular income, rather than the one-time commission offers of many Affiliate programs.
You generate traffic and send this to your Opt-In page, from which you collect new subscribers´email addresses, which are collected on your AutoResponder, so you can build your own email list for your personal business.
As a Lead Magnet, you offer a free Morrison Education course called How to Build Your Online Business.
New subscribers are invited to create an account, after which they are sent to a Thank You page, which invites them to subscribe to a Morrison Webinar.
New subscribers are also given access to a Morrison Members Portal.
New subscribers email addresses are passed to AM´s AutoResponder, which is loaded with 218 days of follow up emails to new subscribers, and they are offered various other education and training products, from which the introducer receives a commission.
Subscribers to AM Ambassadorship Program receive lifetime commissions on all products and services purchased by their introduces.
At the Webinar, new subscribers are offered the following products:
The Success Connection is a community which subscribes to and receives Live Coaching from Anthony Morrison at twice-weekly webinars (usually attended by approximately 1000 people per session). Anthony Morrison also teaches Email Marketing Strategies Which Work, Traffic Generation Strategies, and Featured Live Questions and Answers. There is also a Facebook Group for subscribers to join and exchange information informally and receive updates and bulletins.
Anthony Morrison runs regular twice-weekly webinars and introduces guest speakers at these quite often. These guest speakers are usually expert and successful marketers or entrepreneurs, who are known to Anthony Morrison and who will offer their own specific brand of training and value-added services of how to make money online, very often at quite highly discounted rates, as Anthony Morrison presses guest speakers to give good deals to his students. The webinars are usually available as recordings online for a few days after the live webinars, for students who may not have been able to make the live webinar, and these are all free of charge in the training area for subscribing members.
Additionally, within the training webinars, Anthony offers his own specialized and detailed training about funnel building and marketing of products and services online. He quotes from his own successful marketing and sales and traffic generation strategies, including social media marketing and interaction, often using examples from his own businesses which have been tested and proven to be successful.
Anthony Morrison is a subscriber, user and Affiliate of ClickFunnels, and many of the free giveaways which he gives (of which there are many Done For You Funnels, as well as videos, and emails for various purposes) and they are quite comprehensive as well as proven sales funnels which are based on his own successful businesses which are marketed online. One such site is for holidays in Florida, AM also designs and develops software packages of his own.
AM his own team of software programmers who prepare software programs and sales funnels for his own businesses and these are the ones which he regularly gives away to attendees of his webinars, usually given away during the live sessions and for a few hours thereafter.
AM frequently gives away random cash prizes to incentivize students, as well as Investing Scholarship amounts of $1500 in students meriting reward.
Comprehensive training is offered over a long period of time and AM tries to develop and educate all his students along with him to achieve a higher level of knowledge and helps them achieve the taught goals with the giveaways and coaching. The weekly webinars have been going for approximately 3 years, although we have experience of them only for approximately months. These are totally good quality training and education, and from our experience has been highly valuable.
AM introduces and recommends many guest speakers who have different software or services to offer, and there is usually a pitch at the end of the presentation in the webinar. Many of the offers are highly discounted because AM insists that his guests offer great value for his students. We have tried quite a few of these offers but never succeeded in making revenue from any of them.
AM makes a commission from products and services which he recommends, and which may be purchased by students. His view is that Clickfunnels is an ideal Landing Page builder, and also integrates Mobile Optin. The cost of Clickfunnels is $99 per month at a basic level and $297 per month for professional level higher volume users. However, AM makes clear that he does not force anyone to take up the recommended products such as ClickFunnels. For example, he invites people to go and buy ClickFunnels directly from the company if they do not want him to earn an Affiliate commission from the sale. AM does say to subscribers that if they choose not to use ClickFunnels, they will need some package with which to build their sales funnels.
Another product which is recommended to members is BuildRedirects, an Anthony Morrison product, which is a Link Redirect software program costing Basic $19.99 per month, PRO $49.99 per month, and Super Affiliate $99 per month.
AM´s products and services are aimed at those people interested in making money from marketing and selling online, such as entrepreneurs, small business owners, people looking for part-time income, retired people, and some of whom are Affiliate Marketers, others are in the E-commerce market.
We have changed our opinion about the products and services offered by Anthony Morrison. His training is very detailed and based on his own successful email marketing and sales strategies. Anthony Morrison is loyal to his regular students and gives away many free and very valuable products, at the weekly webinar training. Also, he gives away email templates as well as Done For You Funnels, including videos and other graphics and documentation.
However, subscribers pay him to sell his products as well as underwrite their own advertising costs. Anthony cannot lose money, because he receives money from people (you) whether he sells products or not. We have spent a lot of money on Morrison products and listened to many of his webinars, and have never received any return on our investment.
We do not recommend Morrison Academy, The Success Connection or any of Anthony Morrison´s products or services.