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Customer Service Jobs From Home or How To Get Money Online

I’ve been scooping and scoobyphotoing my way through mlm travel trying to answer these two questions:

  • How to get money online
  • Customer Service Jobs From Home

Now, I must admit my own personal preferences are to be able to make money without going to work and I want to know that as I earn money from home I am actually serving the needs of others as I do it.

If I were to go into the explanation as to why I am that way, you wouldn’t stick around for the vital information you came here to read. (But, the curious can know if they stay to the end)

Again, working from home and serving others led me to search out travel mlm opportunities. Before I did…I added additional preferences to my list.

Work at home, serving the needs of others, and

  1. Doing it on my own time, not according to someone else’s schedule.
  2. Using my current skills without too much of a learning curve.
  3. Having a mentor lead me through proven steps of success
  4. Making $1,000 the first 45 days and being able to increase that every 45 days (most think in 30 days, but I tend to be slower)
  5. Understanding it is only fair to receive according to how much I put in (I don’t trust fast money, but I do trust slow and steady money).
  6. Wanting to learn a path I could invite others to join to manage their own financial freedom.

The search began and I’ve tagged up more than thirty of these travel mlm opportunities and I’ve found some really interesting possibilities.

If you want the best choice I’ve found among mlm travel, it’s this one (it’s not even a mlm product at all).


My preferences made me highly succeptible to the travel mlm offers. My “look before you leap” sensitivities have made me a bit cynical.

Here’s what the typical travel multi-level marketing opportunity offers:

  1. A membership in an organization designed by people who want to be at the top of an mlm.
  2. The organization decides on travel as the niche magnet and gets insider access to third party travel services.
  3. The organization builds a compensation plan that captures the unstudied imagination of the masses, feeding on their initial desire to make a little income and graduates that desire to the potential of a full time income to replace their meaningless j.o.b. (meaningless is different from meaningful)
  4. The organization composes an internet membership site that bridges into the booking portal of the third party travel service or services.
  5. Then the frenzy starts when the opportunity is shared with mlm industry want-to-be-in-on-the-ground-floor kind of people.
  6. It’s a race to the top, that elevates the original organization and precious few others, but the good fortune that comes to the early adopters is shared as social proof for generations of other “want-to-be’s” (in mlm a generation can be gone through in a matter of days of enlistment, if not hours). The masses are enlisted by those who share the dream, but are late to the scheme.
  7. Then the savvy people at the top start building their leap to the next greatest mlm opportunity, sometimes in the same niche, and other times in just an ever broadening menagerie of additional niches, such as health, wealth, and travel. Oops, there’s a new idea, let’s jump!

Now, let’s unpack each one of these with true to life histories, but we’ll leave out the names to protect the guilty and the innocent.

  1. A membership in an organization designed by people who want to be at the top of an mlm (the product is a magnet, the mlm is where the money side of things really happens).

There’s no other explanation. The money is in the mlm, not the product.

If you have a legitimate product that can be sold at a fair margin price between the cost of construction and cost to bring to market, then why don’t you set the limits of your own income within the margin of the sales price and reward those who help you sell it? (What I just described is a free enterprise system)

A unit of the product costs X.xx to make and market (getting it to the public).

You sell each unit for YX.xx.

The margin between the two provides a profit.

You share that profit with those who help you sell it, you keep Y.xx and they make X.xx.

Now, why charge them a membership price on top of that? (That’s mlm)

Let’s take it a step further and encourage them to get others to join so they purchase the product and let’s also promise them if they enlist other members we’ll give them a commission for recruiting and a commission for the sale of the product as well. (That’s mlm)

Now, when our attention shifts to how much we make when we recruit other due paying members (the revenue comes from the dues) and the product becomes an afterthought, then we are projecting an increase of income on membership dues and no longer with regard to the product. (That’s when mlm gets over to the dark side of legality and becomes a pyramid scheme or Ponzi scheme)

When you’re more interested in the membership dues than in the legitimate commission of product sales, then you’ve got to ask yourself if you are serving others in need, or serving up others (like serving up a plate of food) to get out of them what really satisfies your own appetite (their money, not their purchase).

  1. The organization decides on travel as the niche magnet and gets insider access to third party travel services.

Travel is an 8 trillion dollar a year industry. Everybody (8 out of 10) has travel or vacation or :going to places I’ve never been” within the top three choices on their wish list or their bucket list (what to do before they “kick the bucket.”) That’s a mighty strong magnet.

There are at least four major travel aggregators (Gold Crown Resort, Saveon Resorts, etc.) that can legitimately and legally white label any mlm offer so that the general public doesn’t notice the difference. These are the insider third party providers of travel services, most with 24 hour concierge services. The mlm often (not always) has nothing to do with the actual travel product (or other third party sustained products).

  1. The organization builds a compensation plan that captures the desire to work on our own schedules, within our own comfort zone and replace the full time income by starting with a little part time income.

The travel mlm industry does not lack for a compensation plan. There are unilevel plans (just connecting you with those you recruit); binary plans (causing you to start fresh with a certain number of recruits); pass up plans (you don’t make any commission, but rather pass it up to those who brought you in…works great when you bring others in, not so great when you come in); forced matrix plans (a specific ratio of only so many personally recruits on one level joined with just a certain number of downline levels); hybrids arranged from the three previously mentioned and so much more.

In addition to direct product sales commission (for those mlm that actually have a product beyond membership itself) there are residual commissions that come from those you have personally recruited and also from recruits who have recruited others.

There are bonuses calculated (not in all cases) many times according to an imposed standard of ranking that usually requires maintaining a set number of active members related to you. (People do drop like flies in the heat of day from mlm)

What’s interesting is that when members start becoming inactive, the organization in many cases begins receiving all the residual commissions because upline and downline fades, but the organization stands around until everything comes to a halt, just collecting the residual for the final months of operation.

  1. The organization composes an internet membership site that bridges into the booking portal of the third party travel service or services.

These organizations keep their hand on the mouth of the funnel while the throat of the funnel is maintained by the third party provider. The membership process stays in the hands of the organization while the travel services are conducted by the third party.

It a simple matter of selling the sizzle, not the steak. Provide to every new member a replicated site of their own, through which all activity of recruitment and sales are conducted and by which the organization maintains direct accounting and collection of dues. Let the travel services payments pass on to the travel arrangements all on their own.

  1. Then the frenzy starts when the opportunity is shared with mlm industry want-to-be-in-on-the-ground-floor kind of people.

The old saying comes to mind, “burn me once, shame on me, burn me twice, shame on you.”

Once a travel mlm member sees the full extent of the experience, they lift their eyes higher than their own downline and see that this mlm doesn’t really resemble a pyramid, but rather a fried egg. It’s relatively flat everywhere but in the middle.

A pyramid has that triangular appearance that is proportional on all sides. It takes a travel mlm member just one experience at working diligently to build a downline of 20 or 30 members to realize something.

The ones on the bottom see a pyramid, but the ones that are supposed to be higher up realize they are as far from the top as their downline is from the top. Only the first ones in, get the heap in the middle and everybody else is on the same level, relatively speaking.

Once you get that conviction, you’re never going to jump in again, unless you are among the top 20 or 30…lower than that and as another saying goes, “if you’re not the lead sled dog, everybody has the same view to the front.”

  1. It’s a race to the top, that elevates the original organization and precious few others, but the good fortune that comes to the early adopters is shared as social proof for generations of other “want-to-be’s” (in mlm a generation can be gone through in a matter of days of enlistment, if not hours).

Have you ever thought what it would have been like to take the step that Bill Gates took, or Steve Jobs, or Mark Zuckerberg or any other bonanza starter has taken?

There’s a good reason why… you don’t have their smarts or their sparks. They developed from what was at hand, something that had not yet been composed and they kept doing it until it could be understood and used effectively by you and me.

It’s fine if you think that way, or if you think you could begin to think that way, but, if you do, then you have your model for success…go do it.

If you want to admit as I have done, I’m not going to be the next name in that line of Gates, Jobs, and Zuckerberg…then you may be able to understand why some people just take what has worked and work it for themselves.

MLM works because we all have relationships, we all have needs, and we all want more money to get the resources necessary to meet our needs. Guess what…all our relationships are with people who have the same needs.

When we choose to accelerate our response to those needs by taking money from our friends now so they can then take money from their new recruits, we step out of the line of the Gates, Jobs, and Zuckerbergs. We’re no longer offering a legitimate product, we’re offering a trade of money for money, and all we have to do is bring in more want-to-be’s with us for another generation of the same until it fades into disillusionment and disappearance.  (READ ON…you’ve come this far….it gets better)

  1. Then the savvy people at the top get ready to move on to another similar opportunity or they get creative by adding additional dimensions of the same…health, wealth, and travel. Oops, there’s a new idea, let’s jump!

Hey, let’s not waste time here. All you have to do is watch for those leaders of any of the travel mlms you choose. Have they done mlm before, or do they come into travel because travel is the product that has earned them so much previously.

I’m not hating. I’m just saying, check them out.

THERE’S A BETTER WAY

I actually do work from home, on my own schedule, helping others with a better life, having a mentor lead me when I find too many shadows and not enough light, making an income that I can scale gradually higher and higher according to the level of effort I care to add, and it’s a path onto which I can invite you to manage your own financial freedom.

I don’t recruit, I don’t manage others, I don’t deal directly with anyone I don’t care to, I hire and fire my own customers, and I control the level of income I am willing to earn.

How To Get Money Online….I’ve found the way.

Customer Service Jobs From Home….I’m doing it every day.

Come along. Get it right here.