It’s not uncommon to hear direct sales consultants complain about how irritating it is that they are doing all the work and their upline is just getting a free ride.
Generally this isn’t the case; it only appears so because some downline members don’t see the big picture. That said, there are indeed some instances when an upline should be providing more training to downline members. In most direct selling companies there is a systematic approach to take care of these situations. I’m not talking about that genuine lack of responsibility
I am referring to the self motivated, go-getter type consultant who has the inner drive and objective to build a successful business, yet they chose to sign up with someone who does not share the same level of career aspirations at this time. Below is a perfect example of what I’m talking about. After reading it perhaps you’ll have a different perspective.
Disgruntled Consultant: It’s just frustrating because she does it more for personal use and also has her best friend under her as well. Heck I even asked her if could join. But now I’m over here working my hiney off and in return she gets a free ride and promotes. Isn’t that nice for her and she has never sent me anything in return.
Upline Response: Well, as far as your sponsor is concerned, a few things to keep in mind, she is certainly welcomed to be a part time seller, casual user. The company doesn’t require her to be a business builder. And it sounds as though she did not actively recruit you, because you stated, “˜you asked to join.’ I sometimes I hear third hand how some are upset because they think they do all the work and I get paid off of it. Actually that is partially true – because that’s how our compensation is set up. It’s just a fact with a two-tiered compensation plan. [Read more…] about Feel Like Your Sponsor is Getting a Free Ride?