What do you say to a prospect when they make a statement like: 'Is this a Pyramid Scheme?'
This question was recently posted on the MLM Training Forum on http://www.mlmdevelopment.com/a/1079/ and following are a sampling of answers provided by some TOP networkers!
HERE WE GO…
I know how you Feel, I felt the same way, but I found out that this is completely different. In a pyramid, the person on the top makes more money than anyone else in the organization.
In our company, it doesn't matter who sponsor's who. Anyone can make more money than the person who sponsored them. It's entirely based on your own merit. Any one of us can surpass the other at any time. It's completely different in corporate America.
There, the CEO makes more than the President, the President makes more than the Vice Presidents, etc. etc. To me, that sounds more like a pyramid.
What Is A Pyramid? ….. When they answer, I say, 'No, we aren't like that. We actually work with a marketing company that deals with million dollar industries and we earn commissions from
marketing the services of these industries!!'
— Joyce Schneider
When someone responds with 'is this a pyramid scheme' I respond by asking them a question like What exactly are you referring to or what do you think a pyramid scheme is…more than likely they are referring to a certain program or just responding to something they have heard through the grape vine so to speak…
A pyramid scheme? No, that's illegal! And you know I wouldn't be involved in anything that was illegal!
This is a proven system, where the average person can build just two organizations and earn a six figure income. Want to learn more?
— Tina Reaser
Well, let me tell you what we do… then you can call it what you want. We market a valuable service to people that need it and get paid a commission.
We also help other people set up the same kind of business and receive overrides. Does that sound like something you would be interested in?
— Jim Carroll
No, this is network marketing. In this industry, we actually have an opportunity to not only change our lives and achieve our dreams, but also to help others do the same.
Your job is a pyramid.
— John Cooper
Certainly not! In a Pyramid scheme you only make your money when someone joins below you. So the last guy loses his investment. In my company you are supplying a valuable product to your customer and earn your money directly.
With the utmost excitement say, 'Yes it is!!! Actually it is an upside down pyramid, where everyone is pulling you to the top!'
— Brian Knowles