In the home business industry, and particular in network marketing, you hear through the grapevine that there is some kind of Shaklee Scam going on, and has been for years. But what is the truth behind all of that, particularly with the business opportunity.
First, let me be clear, I personally don't believe there is any kind of scam going on, but rather people who have become disenchanted with the company and network marketing industry in general.
People who decry a Shaklee scam in general are the same kinds of persons who have never had any kind of success in any kind of home based business, or business in general.
I believe the source of the angst and ill will on some peoples part is two fold.
First, these allegations and hard thoughts come from those who gave running a Shaklee business a casual try for a month or two and then gave up, raising their hands in utter frustration claiming that this "doesn't work".
Let's get really honest and open here. Shaklee as a business is no less a scam than another other home business, nor real business for that matter. It requires real hard work and determination to make a go of it. It's really unfortunate that in this industry, people often turn to it with unrealistic expectations of quick cash....it just doesn't work like that.
Secondly, you get the kind of person that joins and were given completely false expectations from the get go. While honestly this isn't really likely with this company, as they pride themselves on their integrity and tend to attract those who exhibit the same kinds of qualities.
But, relating to the first point, these hope will quickly be dashed when people see the reality of hard work that is required.
It's an unfortunate fact that, while it is indeed a great company with a superb product line, sometimes uplines can portray that the products "sell themselves" or that just by starting a business with this company you will be successful.
So, is there a Shaklee scam going on? No, not in the least.
If you really think about it, in this or any other network marketing opportunity, the products might be great and the company top notch, but your final success really comes down to your own personal efforts, not how glitzy the brochures are, nor how lucrative the compensation plan might appear to be.
What works best in this, or any other business is learning how to really target your marketing. Who already is looking for the benefits of specifically what you have to offer?
Go after those people and selling products or developing a downline becomes much easier.
You can do this in a bunch of different ways, by listening for needs in your warm market, all the way to marketing your business locally through magazines, or home expos.
Also, today in particular with the reach of the internet and popularity of websites like Google and Facebook, it is that much easier to get in touch with the right kind of people.
So, what do you think about this Shaklee Scam debate?