Where oh where, has my upline gone?This is the most annoying, frustrating, and maddening part of MLM, and Network marketing.
I know more than one time, no matter what program you are involved with, your upline has done a complete disappearing act on you. I case you're new to this term, and upline is the person, persons, or thing that refereed you to what ever marketing community you are participating in.
As a member, you are called the downline. Everyone you bring in under you is called: your downline, and you guessed it, that make YOU their upline. That's the beauty of these systems, no one stays at one level the whole time.
Uplines usually start out with the same enthusiasm as all of us, but something happens along the way. It could be a number of things. The difficulty in bringing in referrals is a big problem.It can shake you confidence in your sales ability, and in the system itself. Having to spend too much on auto-ships can take the luster of quickly, even make you question the products, or services, you are pushing. But, the number one reason I see is laziness on their part.
Let's face it. We all get into these online systems for one main reason. The Good Life! The, I wanna sit around the pool drinking Pina Coladas all day. Who wants to sit on the phone, behind the computer, or in a library somewhere answering the same questions all day? No one.
But, you have to. That's the nature of the business, so make yourself available. Help your downlines, because
remember one thing, they make you other downlines, and that is what it is all about.