You have experienced his before.
You have seen it many times
You get all hyped up and then...
OK. I do it too...
The pre-launch gets everyone charged up, and recruiting like mad so you can get "positioned". Announcement after announcement tells of all the wonderful things they are putting together for the launch which is in no more than one month away.
So, you have to sell it. Sell what? The products are not ready. You cannot even see them, let alone use them to understand WHAT you are selling, how to use it, how it will be attractive for your customers to want it.
So "it" is nothing more than a concept.
It turns out that the first "product" you can sell is a Resellers License. You are selling the right to sell this nebulous lineup of products.
Now the first upsell. GetResponse autoresponder is the ONLY autoresponder they support. So you sign up for $15 per month, even though you already have 6 other autoresponders that work perfectly well, but for you to be a success, you need THIS ONE, so you add another one to the pile.
The second "product" is a suite of software tools, many of which you can get for free if you know where to look.
Next is a "product" called "The Academy" that challenges your intellect, but forces you to make some hard decisions about your goals, and how to accomplish them. In order to excel at selling this program, you must go through courses and become "certified".
All this, and they have been taunting you all this time that this is a "done for you" business.
BUT, you have not yet seen these wonderful things first hand, so you just recruit like crazy, for new resellers who also will not have seen what we will be selling
Launch day finally arrives.
Look. All I want to do is recoup my losses so far.
You might think I'm lazy. OK. But with 40 years in the corporate environment, I worked hard and accomplished great things, but now, I'm retired. I have lost my edge, but don't care. Let the pimply-faced kids they hire at a fraction of what I was being paid, scratch and claw their own way up.
I don't have any lofty goals, other than something to keep me busy, and make enough money to break even. I don't WANT a thriving enterprise with dozens of downlines feeding me with residual income, because to get to that point, it takes far more effort and cunning than I am willing to expend.
So, more on the "tools suite"
So, again, what is worth $47 with these tools that "everyone with an online business" needs?
Having to own the products you are reselling
I get it. You are invested in your business, and should be using what you sell. I guess you have surmised that what we have here is already a duplication of tools I have been using for years. They work. Why fool with that?
I admit that 95% of those folks that call themselves network marketers do NOT have these tools.
Enough of my rant for today.
(maybe I should drink my coffee before blogging... I'm grumpy)