Many people just jump into a MLM opportunity without thinking twice which ultimately leads to failure. Why is that? It’s because the first thing on their mind is making a quick buck and not focusing on building a successful online business. There is a principle I like to call The MLM S.T.O.P and no I’m not talking about a bus stop. It’s a great concept that can help you get to where you want to be.

The MLM S.T.O.P is a very simple concept and it’s nothing more than a different way of thinking. So what is MLM S.T.O.P and what does it stand for? We all know what MLM stands for and if you don’t, it stands for multi level marketing. If you don’t know what that is, I encourage you to Google it because that’s an entirely different conversation. S.T.O.P stands for 4 different things when deciding on joining a MLM company and they are as followed.

The S means Stop. Easy enough right! Bottom line you must stop what you are doing before you get yourself in trouble. You must fully understand what you are getting yourself into before you start something. So stop before you try and get ahead.

The T means Think. Your thought process is the key to your success when you decide to do something. Think about what needs to be done to get you where you want to be. For example, think about the pros and cons before you jump into any business venture.

The O means Observe. You want to do your due diligence first before you join a MLM opportunity. You don’t just buy a car without a test drive. Observe what other people are doing to see if it’s something you want to get involved with and make sure it works. Always be observant of one’s surroundings because you never know what you might end up with.

The most important of the 4 is the P which represents Plan. You must have a plan of action. When it comes to making money with a MLM opportunity you must have a marketing plan in order to survive. There are no if ands or buts. Planning is very crucial and if not implemented correctly you might as well hang it up.

Now can you see how easy and straight forward that concept is. A 3rd grader could take this info and run with it. My point is to stop, think about the situation, observe, and then finally plan. If you follow these steps before you jump into an online business or MLM opportunity you have a great chance of online success.