Category Archives: Reader Questions

2.5 People…Really?

QandAsmallHere is the next awesome question I received. Keep them coming.


You said in a previous answer that the average network marketer sponsors 2.5 people and it’s because many sponsor no one. Why is that? Why is there so many people who sign up and do nothing?

Discouraged in NJ

Hi Discouraged,

Great question. In this industry, the only way for it to work for the company and the big income earners is if there are a large number who do nothing but buy products each month. Many companies are not set up to be “customer friendly” so people have to join to get the “good prices”.

The majority of people who do bring others in don’t really know how they got those people to sign up. Then, they, as the upline, attempt to teach their people how to sponsor others. However, most times, they are teaching ineffective marketing methods. Occasionally, those ineffective methods work to bring in one or two people so those one or two get taught the same ineffective marketing methods and so forth. This is why most just give up and keep buying the products. Most MLM companies have great products.

However, if people are taught how to attract people the right way, that average would be much higher.


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Have an Awesome Day,
Roxanne Green

How to Use Pinterest to Market Your Business

QandAsmallI have gotten this question from many of you.

Q. How do I use Pinterest to market my business? I don’t understand how “pinning” pictures is supposed to help me in business.

A. Pinterest is about WAY more than pinning pictures. I can look at someone’s pinterest and get a complete overview of who they are and what they are like.

On August 28. 2012 at 7 pm EST, I will be doing an in depth class on how to market your business on Pinterest. We went over the basics in my 6 Week Social Networking Class, but will go more in depth here and cover lots of tips and tricks to maximize your reach on Pinterest.

SIGN UP HERE for the webinar.

Have an Awesome Day,
Roxanne Green

Overcoming Objections & Making A Profit in Your Business

QandAsmallThe following two questions and answers are compilations of questions I received from many of you.  These are the two most popular questions I’ve received so I’ve decided to answer both of them today. 

Q: I’ve looked at your courses on the left side of your blog and I don’t see anywhere that you teach “Overcoming Objections”.  Why is that? 

A: I teach attraction marketing.  Therefore, you will never have to overcome objections because you will not get objections.  Those who want what you are offering will come to you.  You don’t have to go out and “pitch” anyone.


Q: How long does it take the average network marketer to begin making a profit?

A: You are not going to like my answer on this one.

The average network marketer sponsors 2.5 people.  A very high percentage sponsor no one.  Therefore, the average person in MLM will not make any money.

It’s very easy to get discouraged when so many people are teaching ineffective marketing methods.  They teach their people what they were taught and so on.  This is what leads to very high attrition rates in our industry.

This is why it’s so very important to learn the right way to market your business.

But…People Don’t Like Network Marketing


I am struggling with following your advice on something.  In your 6 week course you told us not to be ashamed of MLM and we should go ahead and put in our profiles that we are network marketers.  But, so many people think bad of what I do and I don’t want to chase them away.  What do you suggest?


Hi J.L.,

The only people who will be looking at your profile are people who already know, like and trust you because you are going to use the attraction marketing methods I taught you.  If you have clearly defined your target market, those people will only be curious enough to learn more about you AFTER they like what you are saying on social spaces. 

So…don’t be ashamed of who you are and what you do.  Embrace it and put it in your “About Me” statement.

How Can I Get More Personalized Help for My Business?

I am loving all of the questions I’ve been getting.  Some are the same as others are asking so I’m just going to either pick one or consolidate the similar ones into one.  Keep the questions coming.  Email to and put NEWSLETTER QUESTION in the subject line.

Here is today’s Q&A:

Hi Roxanne,

I’ve taken a couple of your classes and love your teaching style.  Thank you for keeping it real and not “sugar coating” things for us. 

I have a hard time when it comes to making the examples you give into specifics for my business.  What would you suggest?


Hi CJ,

Thank you!  I’m glad you are enjoying the classes. 

Unfortunately, I have people from all different businesses and industries on my calls so I can’t possibly tailor examples for every one of them or the classes would be WAY longer than they are now.  If you need help crafting your clear, concise “About Me” statement, clearly defining your target market, or knowing what to say when someone contacts you, you might want to consider having a VIP Day with me. The VIP Days are for serious entrepreneurs only. It’s a concentrated day with me where we go over your business and get into specifics of marketing tailored for you. Every person is different and every business is different. I help you figure out exactly what to say and exactly what to do. No generic examples there.