PolarBear wrote:First off I have to say I hate when you finish a post and hit submit and it kicks you out because you timed out while writing and lost everything and need to start over.....
So here is my thought. I thought of doing a marketing campaign where I will offer 10% of my existing position to anyone who brings in 2 mid range paid members. I would do this up to 5 times so essentially giving up 50% of my spot.
... As for money the only way I think I would lose is if I get 5 lousy partners that I would end up having to share my work with if they did nothing else. So what is your advice? Good idea? terrible idea? Not offer enough? Offer too much? Won't interest anyone? I am open to all thoughts and suggestions.
My suggestion is to not tinker with a compensation plan.
Steve_Fazia wrote:Find a worker and put them in your weak leg. That's your only hope of making this thing work. Yours is an all too common story with these type plans.
Gery_D wrote:First, I can't tell you why they time out but here's a couple of tips. Most times you can hit the back arrow on your browser a couple of times to return to the page containing the reply that was in progress and continue. The other, on this particular site allows you to save your work and return to it when you are ready. So if you are going to be taken away or know your reply will be lengthy or takes time to put your thoughts into words then Click the SAVE button under the textbox. Next go to the User Control Panel (link is upper left on page), Click Manage Drafts, Click View/Edit and proceed. Repeat as necessary. When you are finished SAVE one last time. Then go back as before but click LOAD and then you can "Submit" or make a last minute change and submit.
As for thoughts on your idea, Mike's observation is very true (in many of the Asian markets). I also agree with Steve. The other thing that I see is that it will be difficult to duplicate. A process needs to be consistent throughout your group if it is going to be effective. If some do and some don't the end result will be discord and departure. Are the people you bring in going to want to give up a percentage? Most likely not. Thus you have further limited your prospect pool giving you the same production level as before (possibly less) and less income to show for your efforts. Paying people outside of the standard pay plan might motivate someone initially but as soon as the spiffs end and they begin having the same problem as you had before your remedy they will be gone if unable or unwilling to add your spiff factor to their process.
Tsnyder wrote:Here's an idea for you... find a real business and go to work.
Mike_Michelozzi wrote:One reason it's now is because you start something that can become a trend in your down line.
The next person goes only 5% - then another 15% - and another 10% with stipulations.
Soon you have your own hybrid compensation plan not the company plan.
PolarBear wrote:First off I have to say I hate when you finish a post and hit submit and it kicks you out because you timed out while writing and lost everything and need to start over.....why are they set up this way??? So here we go again.......
My only other time in an mlm was about 15 years ago in a VOIP one. I made a few bucks, not much but was ok for learning the business until it shut down. Now about may 1st I got into my second one. It only has 2 legs and the one has over 300 signups with about 70 of those paid and which half of are top tier members. The program pays cycle bonuses and right now that leg has approximately 100 cycles ready to claim. The other leg needs only half the volume to be able to claim all the earned cycles to date. The think is the other leg only has a few signups and no paid members yet. With all the members in the other leg and spill still coming down I can see never being able to catch up and make use of anywhere near what will be available in cycling.
So here is my thought. I thought of doing a marketing campaign where I will offer 10% of my existing position to anyone who brings in 2 mid range paid members. I would do this up to 5 times so essentially giving up 50% of my spot. My thinking is that would give a shot in the arm to my other leg and with all the paid positions in the other one already I still cannot see catching up to all the cycle points it will build. Now I don't expect any heavy hitters or such to jump at this but hoping for some workers who will constantly work at building and be team players. As for money the only way I think I would lose is if I get 5 lousy partners that I would end up having to share my work with if they did nothing else. So what is your advice? Good idea? terrible idea? Not offer enough? Offer too much? Won't interest anyone? I am open to all thoughts and suggestions.
PolarBear wrote:Tsnyder wrote:Here's an idea for you... find a real business and go to work.
This one I just don't get??? Why would someone on an mlm board and with a history here be telling me to get a real business. But for your information after about 8 years for working for someone else I did start a real brick and mortar and successfully for a lot of years until health issues forced me to get out of it. But not before costs ate up a lot of my life savings putting me back to let's call it square 1.1 I then started another business that I could handle and did well with that for over 10 years before I found out that even people who through the years had been very trustworthy credit wise can leave you stranded and screwed during hard times. So then came the net and I am making money from some good affiliate programs but am in a bit of a downer right now since google's last update having hurt my rankings terribly. So I have done the real business as well! And I will go to and stay at work with this thank you very much. This was only meant to get some kick starting help.
MLM is a real business. My comment was motivated by your verbiage... talking about cycles
and signups vs paid memberships.
Whenever I see that kind of language in reference to a comp plan the first thing that jumps
to mind is a money game... they always refer to cycles. Or one of those goofy downline builder
schemes. They aren't real businesses.
What company are you with now?