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  1. Eldon,

    Interesting that you say that. I can generally guess my belief in a new project on whether or not I want to put up the money. If I feel it would be a waste I let the person know that I do not believe that I will be putting in the effort necessary to help them out with their endeavor. They might put up a few objections initially, but it is better than toying with people for months as I do nothing.


    • Eldon Beard says:

      Agreed, Andy. Many times people can come up with the money, but their belief that they can actually make money with the business is weak, and in that case it is an expense they feel they can’t afford.

  2. There are times when closing the door in this way can be a good move for both parties involved – by being honest and saying you cannot recommend the basic option you are really positioning yourself to say “I can and will help you IF you chose to commit and help yourself, but if you are sat on the fence I’m not going to waste my time trying to get you to come down from it!”
    Some can and do make it from the basic starting position but statistics show (in companies and teams where stats are in place ) that your chances of success are much greater when you invest both financially and mentally in the right way from day 1.

    Good post Eldon and solid advice as always..

    • Eldon Beard says:

      Thanks Neil. Sure, it is possible for people to start at the very basic level in any business without all the tools, but it makes it so much harder, plus they will tend to sponsor people to do the same thing. It can be done, but the odds of long term success and financial reward are very slim.

      • True Eldon.

        I read recently from one top earner that over a sixteen year period, his own stats have shown that 50% of people starting out at the top end (with the business package that is) succeeded in his companies business model. Those coming in cautiously were far more likely to fail – perhaps this tells a story in itself about mindset.


  3. The direct sales company I used to work for had an enrollment fee of $10 (they’ve since raised it to $20 -gasp!) and we STILL had people complain that was too much! I understand that sometimes people are nervous about making commitments, and maybe even unsure of themselves … but I tend to agree with your approach Eldon. Ultimately it’s about business – leave the door open, but let them at least make the effort to reconnect if the decide to take the next step.

    • Eldon Beard says:

      Problem is Marquita, those people who complain about paying $10 or $20 to start a business have no concept of business and what it takes to build it up and make money, and likely would never invest anything into advertising and promotion. That’s why I just pass on opportunities to work with people who have that attitude, but I do leave the door open.

  4. Hi Eldon,

    I’ve found that people that are in a limitation mindset think that any amount to set up a business is to much. When you really explain that a brick and mortar business cost tens of thousands, and you are getting set up to win in a network marketing business, there mindset still won’t grasp the power of network marketing because of their limited thinking.
    I you have to beg, forget em! lol

  5. Eldon Beard says:

    Thanks Eldridge, some people just don’t get it at all, and really have no interest. I wish everyone the best, and work with those who are hungry for success and opportunity when the time is right for them.

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