Network Marketing #9 No-No – “You Don’t Have To Sell Anything”

Have I got a deal for you!

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This should be the shortest post I have ever written…of course you have to sell…end of story!

Sadly, I have heard this “pitch” all too often. “Join our company. It is great. You don’t have to sell anything. Because we know how much people hate selling, we have set it up so you won’t have to sell a thing.”

First of all…anyone making this statement is rather foolish if they haven’t figured out that what they are doing is trying to SELL you on the idea that you can make money by just sitting around…and uh… watching the grass grow… I guess.

If you did sign up, it is unfortunate they did not realize what great sales people they are!


If you are employed, you sold yourself to an employer.

If you are married or dating, you have sold yourself to another person.

If you want your children to clean their rooms or to do their homework, you are selling your values.

If you  have an idea for a new system at work, you are selling your colleagues or bosses on your creativity.

If you are avoiding network marketing because you do not like to sell, you need to realize we are all selling something each and every day.


Therein lies the key point. There are different kinds of selling. A very outdated mode of sales is what most commonly comes to mind when people think about sales. It was a form of selling (badgering) someone to purchase something they really did not want and they only bought to get rid of you. It was about making your friends and family feel sorry for you… so they bought…but they wished they didn’t have to.

That is not what true selling is about.

It is about meeting a need….creating a relationship…respecting the customer…so that the customer chooses to buy. Truly great sales people are the ones who tell you, if they cannot provide what you need,and then they suggest where you can go to perhaps find what you are looking for.

Does helping people meet their needs appeal to you?

Does sharing a great idea appeal to you?

Does seeing someone improve an area of their life appeal to you?

Does making someone happy, appeal to you?

If you answered yes to most of these questions, you ought to consider selling!


If someone in a network marketing company is telling you all you have to do is sign up and get other people to sign up and use their products… and that no one ever has to sell anything, you can be guaranteed that company will soon be receiving letters from the government regulatory agents asking them to provide proof that their distributors have met the legislative requirements to have at least 5 customers per month.
Sadly, the list of companies who have bit the dust because they tried to create a company without customers is very long…and they are very closely aligned with Ponzi schemes.

The sooner we understand there is not a quick and easy route to riches, the happier and more successful we will be!


If you know a company that is making a Mindshift towards serving humanity while still turning a profit, we would like to know about them. Let us know by contacting:: or leave the information in the comments section of this post.

Organizational Behaviour Consultantauthor: Imagine Your Soul Abundant: Attracting Success, Fulfillment and True Happiness
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