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Ep. 031: How To Beat Your MLM Upline At Their Own Game

In this episode, I reveal the secrets you can start using to beat your MLM upline at their own game…

Live training Wednesday, July 17th

Network Marketing Secrets Revealed: The Formula To Creating An Irresistible Offer  With Your MLM Products 8 PM CST.

Why attend this training?

* It helps You Figure Out How To Create An Offer That Is Irresistible…

* It gets You More Customers And Sales In Your MLM…

* It will make It Easy To Build A Sales And Marketing Funnel…

* You can Effortlessly Get Your Offer In Front Of More People…

* It will help you escape the pain and frustration of crickets on your messages and emails….

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Show notes

Val Kuikman:
Welcome, welcome. This is going to be a good one today. I’m actually going to, I’m doing this like, I’m spitballing. I know a topic I want to talk about but I haven’t even made an outline. Normally, I’m super… These are the things I want to talk about today. This is all on passion because I got fired up over the weekend thinking about some of the stories I’ve been told and I’ve watched been told to other people in network marketing and I just want to put it out there. It’s like a secret, so to speak.

Val Kuikman:
That’s why this episode is titled, it’s episode 32, How To Beat Your MLM Upline At Their Own Game. These are the things that they just don’t tell you behind the scenes that are going on with your upline. Or anyone that’s super successful in your business and in your network marketing business, these are some of the things that they’re just not sharing with you for whatever reason. I don’t know why, but I’m going to share them today because I think we all need to know and learn and grow with our MLM company. And I want you guys to be successful.

Val Kuikman:
So, here’s just a little bit of what I know about what was going on in one of the MLMs I was in when I first joined a decade ago. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I’m looking at it now at what was going on. I’m happy to say I’m sharing it. So, if anyone’s been around for a while, you may be able to relate to this. Also, anyone that’s newer to network marketing, you might want to go back and hack your upline and see if they’re doing some of the things I’m saying. It’s not necessarily a bad thing that they’re doing it, they’re just not sharing it. And I think there’s a…

Val Kuikman:
As network marketers, we need to speak to each other more and stop thinking we’re enemies and we’re all competitors because we can definitely learn from each other. That’s number one. And uplines need to be teaching this, but I think it’s a selfish thing to save their business. I have no problem sharing this and if my downline wanted to go do something like this, I’d actually encourage it. Because I want them to succeed in any way possible in their life, not just in their MLM. And that’s where I see them missing.

Val Kuikman:
The big people in your network marketing business, I’m telling you right now, they’re doing other things to generate an income. It’s not just their MLM. Here’s the deal. They’re making their own products, their own offers, their own courses and they’re selling that to other MLMs and other like, just on the Internet to get people into their business. This is how they are generating their recruiting and their extra money. They’re not just solely doing network marketing and that’s it. I’m sorry to say that, it’s the truth. They offer information, downloads, tips, tricks, courses. They offer all this stuff and they’re creating processes and systems that they have automation in place.

Val Kuikman:
And this is why I’m teaching you guys this because I didn’t know this at the time. I just thought I was working my MLM and that was it. And it’s so much more than that, especially to recruit and get new leads and sales and generate qualified people to join your downline as well as buy your products. You need to be creating automation, which is funnels. This is Funnel Creator Secrets. This is what they’re doing and they’re actually, they might even be actually creating their own clothing lines. You’ll see this. This is the way upline.

Val Kuikman:
The reason why I left my MLM, they’ve since changed their rules. The first one I joined was because you weren’t allowed to even promote anything else. You weren’t even allowed to charge for groups that you are creating. You could charge a $5 entry fee into one of them, we’ll call it a challenge group, a challenge group that you’re doing or a training group. They weren’t allowed to, we weren’t allowed to charge. We weren’t allowed to join another MLM and promote them either. Even though I don’t necessarily promote the MLM by name. You couldn’t even do that. So, it kind of limited you to only doing what they wanted you to do.

Val Kuikman:
That’s not a business. That’s why I left. They’ve since changed it because there was a lot of people leaving because we are so restricted on what we could do. And I find that ridiculous. If they’re saying you’re owning your own business, you should be able to do what you want to do with your business, right? Check out your rules. You’re not allowed to cross-promote. I’m not sure I want to be in that business, so. Just saying. If you guys are okay with it, then go with it. The network marketing business I’m in now has no restrictions on what you can and cannot do. It’s simple, you share their products and services or you recruit for them and then you can go do whatever you want. It’s your business to build the way you want.

Val Kuikman:
That’s freedom. And that’s a business. When you’re tied into rules and regulations, that’s not something that you own. And that just angers me because then these people at the top, the big networkers, how are they allowed to do it? People were allowed to do it when there were rules and it only applies to some people. So if you’re making enough money in a network marketing business, you could do it. But if you weren’t, “Nope. We’ll come after you.” And they did come after people later on that were higher up that we’re doing it without permission. So, check your rules and regulations, your policies. Just make sure that’s not in your MLM policies because you should be free to do whatever you want. But you can create products and service to bring people in. You have processes, you have free products that you… Or maybe you have training that trains your downline on how to generate more leads and sales, how to recruit properly.

Val Kuikman:
All that stuff could be used as free information to bring people into your downline eventually. You’re going to make them an offer. They’re going to take the offer and then you can continue to follow up with them over email, maybe even social media messages, phone calls, maybe even coaching. You’re coaching somebody to be a leader in their network marketing business and you offer this free stuff for them. Excuse me. That’s what these upline MLM’s successful people that you see, that’s what they’re doing. Excuse me. So, that’s what’s going to get you more customers too and draw the people to you and your offer. They may be even selling T-shirts with the team name and stuff on them. They’re making income off all this.

Val Kuikman:
Affiliate marketing is huge. A lot of them are doing affiliate marketing where they’re offering programs that they use, Amazon links to books and stuff, there’s nothing wrong with this. Believe me, this is… We’re capitalists. We make money. It’s okay to do that. These are things you should be doing too. If there is an amazing book, maybe you want to buy it and give it to your new recruits as part of joining your team, which is awesome. That’s great. I love that. But say you’re training other people from different MLMs. Here are books. You can throw affiliate links on there. Maybe you want to cross-promote another training course and you’re an affiliate for it. There is absolutely no problem with that. That’s what these people are doing. And they’re making income, other streams of income, multiple streams of income, not just from MLM. And that’s something they’re not telling you.

Val Kuikman:
So, if you want to go hack them, check out and look and see what they’re promoting. If they’re promoting something, it’s more than likely an affiliate. And there’s nothing wrong with this. Because if they’re offering great value and are in a good upline, they’re going to make money.

Val Kuikman:
So, I see no problem with this. I just think that not sharing it and allowing you guys to learn how they’re doing and making more income is, I think it’s an unethical thing. If they’re on your team, we need to be growing people. They need to be making more money. They need to be growing their lists. They need to be successful and keeping them to themselves is just, it’s not a good leader. We share. Because we want to bring people up with us. And I would much rather see somebody in my downline or even somebody that’s not even on my team succeed and have this huge success story and be and make their dreams and goals come true. That’s more important to me that withholding information that somebody else could eventually pass me up and be better than me. That’s exactly what I want. I want somebody to be better than me. It’s the goal, right?

Val Kuikman:
So yeah, this is… We can beat them at their own game too, by the way. We can do that right now because what I’m sharing with you, you can go do exactly what they’re doing in your own way. That’s huge. And you can automate this. You can just send people emails and be like, “Here are the tools I use.” This is what they’re doing. They’re making money off those links. It’s absolutely fine. There’s nothing unethical with that, with affiliate marketing. I totally promote affiliate marketing to grow an extra income with your MLM. I actually, totally think that’s a great idea. So, that’s one of the things that they’re not sharing.

Val Kuikman:
And if you’re a leader and you want to show people how to do this business, that isn’t in your downline, then make a course, offer it for sale. You can make a second stream of income just from that. There are so many other things that you can do with your MLM that you didn’t know you could do, right? So this is just opening the doors to the possibilities of what you can build to make other streams of income while doing your MLM. And it’s not more work. It’s in line with what you’re already doing. So just share what you’re teaching your team or share your social media tips. Share your email marketing tips, share what you know and offer it to other people that are not in your MLM for a price. 37, 97, 297, 397, whatever it is that you’re going to charge. That’s your extra income. You can build a million-dollar income from doing your MLM and offering training and other services on the side. So, huge.

Val Kuikman:
And maybe you’re big in making quotes and graphics. Go on Fiverr and offer that. That’s extra money for you. We won’t be so closed off and just thinking that working the MLM is the only way. There are other ways. And it’s nothing, there’s nothing wrong with this. This is what being an entrepreneur is. So, I don’t want you to stray off or not doing the work in your MLM, but you can offer so much more than what they just have. Like you could show them how to create an offer alongside their products that they’re selling. Let’s add onto it and make the offer even better and unique like nobody else in your downline’s doing. That is going to set you apart.

Val Kuikman:
And that is extra income you can earn too. It’s offer creation, it’s automating it too. So it’s not taking up all your time. You can make it once and then you can automate it. Or you can do a live Webinar every week and automate the training course process that you already created. So it’s recording everything, document everything, and then use that as training and offer it for a price and that’s extra money also in line with your MLM. So, this is the biggest hack because I know that the uplines are doing this and I just want you guys to have those tools too. What I’m actually going to do because a lot of us want to build an offer so we can offer that to and grow our teams and grow our products and our services and just make it so undeniable that people just have to get it from you because you’re so different than everybody else.

Val Kuikman:
Wednesday, July 17th, I will be doing a live set training seminar called Network Marketing Secrets Revealed: The Formula To Creating An Irresistible Offer With Your MLM Products. It’s going to be this Wednesday, July 17th at 8:00 PM Central. What I need you to do if you want to join the training is a comment on this podcast or comment on the live stream, if you’re watching the live stream that you want into the Network Marketing Secrets Revealed seminar. And then I’ll send you a link and you can join completely free. I just want to give you guys all the tools you need, show you how to create this irresistible offer with your products and services already so people need to be with you.

Val Kuikman:
Because of the last thing I, the thing that bothered me the most in network marketing is I was talking to people and they were super interested but they just weren’t ready to pull the plug yet on joining the product or service or the business opportunity. And then a couple, I never… It fell through the cracks. I didn’t continue to follow up. And next thing you know, I’m watching them post on Facebook that they just joined under somebody else. I don’t want that to be the case.

Val Kuikman:
So, creating this great offer that’s unique is going to make them remember you. And then, when it’s time for them to join, they’re going to be like, “I have to go to her because I know what she offers already.” This is the key to keeping people joining your team because of what you offer, your uniqueness. And obviously, follow-up is key and creating consistent content to educate. People are going to want to come to join you because of what you say, what you do, and they know you offer the best. That’s the key here. So, that is how to beat your MLM upline at their own game.

Val Kuikman:
You go ahead and do that and then I’m going to give you the tools to beat them at their own game because everybody loves competition, right? And I’m not saying it to be bitter at your upline. Do not do that because that’s the surest way to burn bridges. We don’t want to do that. But you can beat them at their own game by doing your own offer, which I’m going to show you to do on Wednesday. So, come join that free live training seminar, guys.

Val Kuikman:
If you like this, head on over to iTunes, leave me a review. I would love to hear what you have to say and let me know what questions you have so I can answer them on a future podcast. I would love that. So, everyone has a wonderful week. Go figure out what you can add to your products and services already in your business to make it even more amazing and unique. So people want to join you… They want to join or buy your products because of what you offer. That’s huge. So, hope you enjoyed this. Everybody, you’ve been listening to Funnel Creator Secrets podcast with your host Val Kuikman. Have a wonderful day.

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