Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Luarbiasa Baik

If a friend who haven't spoken to you in ages suddenly call you up for coffee, be wary. It's one of three - insurance, MLM or to borrow some money. Okay there's a fourth which is genuine friendly intentions, but that almost never happens right?

On to this MLM shit, do you know anyone who actually made it big with any of the gazillion MLM companies out there? I was almost fooled by a friend back in uni (perhaps not his intention, but I don't know), he put up a full blown presentation for friends on the 'unique' strategy of CNI. Reportedly he's earning 4 figures monthly even then. Now he's still just a peon like most of us, waiting for the next paycheck.

This other girl was also into CNI wholeheartedly to the point that she blackmailed me into going to a CNI meet with her. Of course, once there I was so tickled by the absurdness of it I actually burst out laughing and got kicked out. Safe to say she never invited me back. Oh and her, she's still working with a relative of hers and stayed with another relative for a few years before finally renting a place for herself. I wonder where did all those 'millions' went to?

Another guy was big into Omega Trend or something, and he really went into it headfirst. He even quit his studies and pursued it full time since he said he'll earn more money doing that than being an engineer anyway. A few years later, we're all in our final year and he had just rejoined and restarted his engineering degree. He's driving a new Wira though, but he said his mom bought it for him.

Another guy was an acquantaince of my ex, whom I went to see just to see what's his 'unique' proposition is. His story is so full of holes that if you add curry it'll be a tasty roti jala. Case in point, he said a kid who was his downline took it up part time for 3-months and managed to buy a brand new beemer. My ass. Which bank would give out such a loan, even if he paid cash it'll bring up a lot of red flags (student, suddenly having enough cash to plonk down for a new beemer, you do the math). Took him to task on a few points but left the rest for other people to have fun with.

Then I see all these people getting conned by e-mail scams (Nigerian money anyone?), SMS scams, scratch-and-win scams etc. When will people learn there's no such thing as easy money? With hard work, of course you can make the big bucks with MLM no doubt about it. But if you are that hardworking and persuasive, you might as well do Unit Trust or Insurance and have money and credibility innit? I always use this rule of thumb: if it sounds to good to be true, it prolly is.


|1f34|-|1r3 said...

nak kaya cepat beb..jual dadah or kill your dad if he's ananda krishnan or robert kwok...haha..and please don't get caught!

MLM is a good marketing strategy from my opinion..but it takes time and hard work for it...it's not like get rich scheme..and the best part of all...our people don't understand that and not understanding MLM itself and screwed up MLM in the first place.

nyz said...

"if it sounds to good to be true, it prolly is."

I 100% agree

The Banker said...

life4hire: it's a good strategy for people up the chain, but for peons downstream they're just that. foot soldiers bringing in the money for the bosses. and yeah, it is possible to make loads of money out of it, but it's no easier than opening a restaurant or working urself up the corporate ladder.

kenal sape2 yg dah berjaya ke beb betul2 dapat maintain 5-6 figures income per month?

nyz: i'm still waiting for someone to prove my rule wrong. so far all i've heard are some guy's friend's sister's best friend's neighbour who made it. people i know, nada.

kidd said...

It's all pinned inside them head, but they ignored the pain and head on to grasp the imaginative sweets.

Nak kaya, tak nak kerja sampai letih.

cacah said...

wah. bad experience. :(

The Banker said...

kidd: lama x nampak, hang pi mana?

cacah: with which one?

distant observer said...

well, you could also made zillion by cheating others, e.g Bernard Madoff...pyramid scheme..pak man telo..