If it hasn’t happened to you yet, it is bound to happen. Your friend or a family member calls you up and says something along the lines of:
If I could show you away to achieve your financial goals, running your own business and working less than 10 hours a week, would you be interested?
I just got into this business and I think it would be perfect for you, can you come to a meeting Thursday night an I’ll give you more details?
On the inside you are screaming ‘Bug off, leave me the heck alone’, but on the outside you try to graciously defect, or out of pity check out the program. But deep down you know the last thing you are going to do is get involved in some MLM (Multi Level Marketing) / Pyramid / Direct Selling business where you have to harass your friends an family, go to redundant meetings and loose your identity to become a walking commercial.
If you say ‘No’ or ‘I’m not interested’. This is a signal for the marketer to keep pressing, because they are taught that, if you were truly aware of the value of the business then you would get on board right away.
Instead of deflecting and debating, go for educating.
Tell them that you have been doing some research on MLM and you want to share some information with them before you proceed any further
Then take their email and send them this link (http://robmoshe.TheRenegadeNetworkMarketer.com/)
On the page they will find a form for a free E-book called “The Seven Great Lies of Network Marketing”. The book will begin to inform the marketer that the approach that they are taking is not only annoying but is also highly ineffective.
After they read ‘Lie #1 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Everyone is your prospect!’, they will probably contact you to say thank you for the insight, and then sorry for annoying you. They might even thank you for helping them to become a more professional business person.
And viola, you don’t even have to say no to them, they say it for you.
All the best,
Disclaimer: Though I equally find the approaches used my many marketer annoying and uncomfortable, I don’t want to give the impression that MLM type businesses are trash. When done in a effective manner with people that want to participate, it can be an incredibly profitable and enjoyable business.