Please note: I do not have a personal vendetta against Network Marketing/MLM or World Ventures. There are many people whom I respect that are doing very well in such business model.
However, there are also individuals and companies who uses such business model as an excuse to push crappy products or services with the intend to make money. I call them scams btw!
So really, I am not a hater of Network Marketing/MLM… even though companies using this method of distribution and marketing is often subjected to criticism and ridicule.
And please do not take this as “ok, spam me your opportunity”.
I get that a lot already since coming back home to Singapore. Especially from people who are in World Ventures.
Here is a typical Facebook example…
I am tempted to reply “the idiot’s point of view?”.
I usually just ignore them. Sorry, I just became a father and would rather spent time with my baby girl than sit through scripted cringeworthy sales presentations.
However, being on a small island with over (I was told) 50,000 (shock) World Ventures members? My chances of avoiding World Ventures while in Singapore… not very likely.
So here I was, thinking how a catch up over coffee with a friend ended up as a World Ventures presentation.
To be fair, had I known my friend was going to present World Ventures, I would not have met him. But did having a disinterested me looking at it made any difference?
While you think that the cars, nightlife, “free holidays” might be appealing. Unfortunately, I felt I was being sold to (that feeling where someone just wants your money with little regards to what you want or need).
What can you expect from someone who is not expecting such an interaction. It is ridiculous to think they would even say yes to you.
It is really not my intention to ridicule how World Ventures members market. Neither can I offer better advice on marketing.
I just figured if you knew what your prospect/friends/family are really thinking about you, you might wanna re-think some of the marketing BS your upline sponsor in World Ventures preaches.
Especially the BS that would involve pestering friends and family or looking like a idiot on Facebook or taking picture with that blue banner… you know I can really add a lot more to this list.
Also the one where you ask your friends out for coffee without ever mentioning World Ventures even though World Ventures is the agenda.
And definitely not that one where you make your date thinks you are bringing her somewhere “special” when in fact it is a World Ventures presentation.
Just look, from Oct 2012 to Sept 2013, 77.51% of World Ventures Representatives did not make a single cent (See: World Ventures Annual Income Disclosure).
For a business model that claims “making a living… living!”, that is a lot of people NOT making a living. OMG, 50,000 members in Singapore? Really?!
World Ventures Singapore – I pray you do not lose money or lose respect from your friends and family.