Have you ever read the bible? If so, it warns of many false prophets coming.   I believe that is trued in our lives today.

Many people talk good.  They claim to be mentors. They claim to be here to help you and show you the way.  It never ceases to amaze me how brilliantly successful they appear to be.

I’ve been in the network marketing industry now for over 15 years.   It really is a small industry after you’ve been around awhile.  You get to know many names, recognize many people and learn lots of things behind  the scenes.

Today I see MANY people I know that have never made it to the top of ANY network marketing company claiming to be mentors.   They will teach you what to do and how to do it.  I shake my head when I see this happening more and more.

How in the world could someone mentor and coach you to success, when they themselves have never been a success.  It’s really easy these days to buy a templet and put together a web site that looks quite professional.  It’s easy for them to hire a copy writer that makes them look like experts when they really are not.

Most of them will mentor you and teach you to create a fancy looking blog or web site.   Many times they will refer you to tools, that are attached to affiliate programs, so they get money everytime they refer someone.  They will convince you that you need to buy into these funnel type systems,  buy leads and many other things.  Before you know it, you’re on the hook for $100-300 a month in things the mentors claim you need to be successful.

The sad part is you really don’t need any of that stuff.  Don’t buy into all this.  If you are invited by someone to a free webinar, a free conference call,  or invited to be coached for free,  use your head.  Do your homework.  Look up the background of the person you’re talking to.  Ask questions.  Have they been successful themselves? Have they ever built a network marketing company?  If so, are they still there?  If not, why not?

I’ve found this is a rough time for many people.  They are wanting that extra income so badly, they will fall for anything.  Watch out for mentors claiming they will mentor and coach you.   They have something in mind behind the offer.  They plan to brainwash you into their latest deal, or they plan to sell you a bunch of junk you don’t need.

Instead, think about yourself.  If you’re looking for a business,  what are your interests? Find something that fits you.  Find a company that you have investigated and one that  has been around at least a few years.  Check out the company and the owners, and also anyone you plan to join.  Take a month or 2 to do some serious investigation before jumping into something just because is sounds good.

Don’t fall for anyone that claims they will mentor you for free.  Remember there are many false mentors out there.  Use common sense, good judgement and don’t buy into that.

Find the right fit for yourself and then put your nose to the grindstone and plan on being there a few years to get it rolling. There are no instant fixes out there.

There is great opportunity around, however,  from my experience, I would say there are only about 15-20% or less that are good honest solid companies.  Take your time and find one of them   It will be worth it in the long haul.


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