My wife and I were both entrepreneurs before we started an MLM business and both of our businesses are very successful, but we were always looking for something else because we knew the work that goes into making a business successful from scratch, and we both wanted to have kids and that takes a lot of time -- time that neither of us would have had if we kept our traditional businesses. So, we did our research and found a company that has been around for years and sold everyday products and good quality products at that, so I knew that I could really stand behind these products and sell them with honesty and integrity because I knew that they way to succeed was to sell products that people would keep coming back for.
Also, the company and team I found were people whom I honestly felt were looking out for my success and had a true desire to see me and my family achieve success through there business opportunity. So to sum it up for anyone thinking about doing an MLM or not, I think you really need to find someone who has your best interests at heart, because whether you're doing Amway, Avon, Mary Kay, ACN or any other company out there. Just because one person showed you the business plan for any of these companies but you don't get that connection or feeling of their true willingness for your success doesn't mean that an MLM isn't for you. You just need to find another person who does have your interest at heart. If you feel like you can sell Amway or Avon products easier then ACN ( not that I'm putting any one down because I'm not), I believe that's very important because you get paid on volume moved. So find that person who truly wants to see you succeed and has a system in place to help teach you.
Lastly, you can probably tell I'm a huge believer in this kind of business. If I can leave you with one more piece of advice: if anyone tells you that you can make a lot of money for doing very little, you don't want to be in business with them because I believe one of the main problems with this industry is that most people don't treat the opportunity like a real business, and any business requires great effort, especially in the beginning.
I know I never sign anyone up right away because I want them to do their research and make an informed decision, because I don't want to waste my time or theirs with someone that does nothing. If you do that, then after you sign them up, they go and talk to someone all excited and they steal their dreams from them. There is no such thing as a “get rich quick” thing. You need to wake up and come back from dreamland, if you think there is. If you're willing to work and put in consistent and persistent work, you will make a good living. I'm living proof. My wife retired and I'm in the process of selling my other business and retiring, myself. I hope this helps.