Today, I want to share my Top 50 MLM Quotes of all time that I have found by reading books, watching YouTube videos and just by spending time in this industry. There are a few golden nuggets in here, so please follow along closely. After each MLM Quote, I provide my own insights about it. The quotes are listed in no particular order.
Top 50 MLM Quotes of All Time
# 1 “I’d rather have 1% of 100 people’s efforts than 100% of my own.” ~ J. Paul Getty
The beauty of network marketing is the leverage you get by teaming up with other people. Even if you are a great producer, one person will never outproduce 100 people.
# 2 “For people choosing to use a network marketing system to build a business in the B quadrant, the price of entry is a lot lower, the risks are lower, and the education and support are there to guide you through this personal development process.” ~ Robert T. Kiyosaki, Entrepreneur and Author
Network marketing offers equal opportunity. Anyone can get started. There is very little risk and huge upside potential. What you do with it is totally up to you.
# 3 “Failures are divided into two classes – those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.” ~ John Charles Salak
It’s better to attempt something great and fail than attempt to do nothing and succeed.
# 4 “The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.” ~ Winston Churchill
Perspective is how you look at things. Successful people tend to be optimistic and look for opportunities wherever they go.
# 5 “In today’s world, working for yourself is actually the safer route, and working for a corporation has become the riskier propositions.” ~ Paul Zane Pilzer, Nobel Prize Winning Economist and Author
The days of job security are long gone. Everyone should be self-employed and take care of their own future.
# 6 “You want an organization that grows without you, that doesn’t even need you, one that doesn’t even know who you are.” ~ Art Jonak
If everything in your business depends on you, you don’t have a real network marketing business. Ultimately, you want a system that runs the business and leaders that take care of their own teams.
# 7 “The fact is that the people who are already successful in whatever they do, tend to also be successful in network marketing.” ~ Richard Bliss Brooke
Always keep your eyes and ears open for sharp, success oriented people. Look for people with contacts and credibility.
# 8 “It’s hard to build momentum on your team if you change systems every few weeks, or even every few months.” ~ Randy Gage
Pick ONE system for your team to use and do not deviate.
# 9 “When you advertise consistently, at least you are giving yourself a chance to succeed.” ~ Larry Chiappone
As an entrepreneur, you need to get your name out there. Marketing your products, services and opportunity is your real business. If no one knows you exist, your business won’t grow.
# 10 “New distributors crave direction and they respond incredibly well to simple assignments.” ~ Eric Worre
Give your new reps simple instructions to follow. Have a game-plan for them and work closely with them during their first 90-days in the business.
# 11 “Spend the first two weeks of the month selling your company’s products and spend the last two weeks heavily recruiting those who express and interest in your income opportunity.” ~ Jan Ruhe, Top Earner, Discovery Toys
This is such a great quote on time management. Maintain your balance between retailing and recruiting.
# 12 “It’s not about finding great people, it’s about becoming a great person” ~ Mark Yarnell
Remember, the Law of Attraction is always working, either for you or against you. You attract more of what you already are.
# 13 “You need to take full responsibility for your network marketing business. Decide today never to blame anyone or anything else for your lack of results.” ~ Eric Worre
Until you man up or woman up and take 100% ownership of your business, you will never succeed.
# 14 “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” ~ Napoleon Hill
Nothing will ever be perfect. Don’t be busy getting ready to get ready. Go out there, make a mess, and learn as you go.
# 15 “Nothing motivates a person to leave network marketing faster than not making enough money in the first few months as they build their business.” ~ Mary Christensen
Our goal as a sponsor should be to help our people get a check quickly. When someone can hold a check in their hands, even a small check, it will open their mind to the possibilities of what this business offers.
# 16 “How the prospect perceives you is the most important factor in his decision to join.” ~ “Big Al” Tom Schreiter
Remember that our prospects evaluate us more than they do the products or business opportunity we are offering them.
# 17 “The more people from your group that attend events, the more money you’re going to make in our profession.” ~ Eric Worre
Network marketing is an event-driven business. Attend every event yourself and promote events like your business success depends upon it.
# 18 “Observe the masses and do the opposite.” ~ Holton Buggs
Look at what most people in our industry do, which isn’t much, and do the opposite. If you’re going to follow anyone, make sure you follow the leaders.
# 19 “We are convinced that rejection causes more people to fail in MLM than any other factor, and often they fail literally before they ever begin because their approach is from the head, not the heart.” ~ Mark Yarnell
Use a heartfelt approach when you talk to prospects and EXPECT rejection. No matter how good you are at what you do, you will always hear the word NO more than you will YES.
# 20 “Unless, as a part-timer, you are approaching at least five to ten prospects per day, you are not serious about succeeding in this business.” ~ Mark Yarnell
This business is a numbers game. You have to contact new prospects every single day, and do it day in and day out. Anything less than five per day will lead to frustration and failure.
# 21 “I am not judged by the number of times I fail, but by the number of times I succeed; and the number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying.” ~ Tom Hopkins
Fail your way to success. Go for No! Realize that yes is your destination, but no is how you get there.
# 22 “You don’t build a business – you build people – and then people build the business.” ~ Zig Ziglar
We are really in the people business. We help people work on their personal development, overcome their fears and develop their potential, and they go out and build a business!
# 23 “Action cures fear.” ~ Dr. David Schwarz
Whatever it is that you fear, go out and do it. That is the only way you will overcome that fear.
# 24 “You can have everything you want in life if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” Zig Ziglar
The more people you help and serve, the more money you make. That is the beauty of capitalism.
# 25 “A winner is one who accepts his failures and mistakes, picks up the pieces, and continues striving to reach his goals.” ~ Dexter Yager
Success is never a straight line. You have to keep getting up after you get knocked down. Keep your eye on the prize until you achieve it.
# 26 “I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.” ~ Alexander the Great
The speed of the leader is the speed of the team. A good leader can transform a bunch of misfits into superstars and a bad leader can poison a team of studs.
# 27 “Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.” ~ Margaret Thatcher
Set your own trail and people will follow you.
# 28 “To add value to others, one must first value others.” ~ John Maxwell
Great MLM leaders love other people. They look for the good in others at all times.
# 29 “Leadership is influence.” ~ John Maxwell
Your level of influence with others will ultimately dictate where you end up in life.
# 30 “The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.” ~ Ray Kroc
Set high standards and focus on continuous improvement whenever possible.
# 31 “The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.” ~ Ralph Nader
Good leaders find and develop other leaders. If all you have is a bunch of followers on your team, you aren’t a great leader.
# 32 “You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” ~ Dale Carnegie
Be interested, not interesting. Whenever you talk with someone else, make sure the conversation is about them, not you.
# 33 “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.” ~ Dale Carnegie
Your greatest successes normally come after your greatest defeats.
# 34 “I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.” ~ Brian Tracy
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
# 35 “Winners are not afraid of losing. But losers are. Failure is part of the process of success. People who avoid failure also avoid success.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki
You never succeed your way to success. Instead, you fail your way to success.
# 36 “It’s better to attempt something great and fail than attempt to do nothing and succeed.” ~ Dave Severn, Amway Diamond
Nothing ventured, nothing lost. Set big goals and even if you come up short, you will still have achieved great things.
# 37 “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.” ~ Jim Rohn
Work on your personal development daily. Your real education begins after you graduate college.
# 38 “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” ~ Jim Rohn
You must have self-discipline if you want to succeed in this business. You must do the things you know you should be doing, even when you don’t feel like doing it..
# 39 “A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.” ~ General Patton
There is never a perfect plan. Just get started and make adjustments as you go.
# 40 “After I sponsor someone it’s more important for me to go out and help them sponsor someone than it is for me to sponsor someone else.” ~ Don Failla
This business is about sponsoring and teachers. It’s vital that you help the people you sponsor get someone signed up quickly.
# 41 “One third of your recruits will do absolutely nothing. One third will do a little. And one-third will make a good income. Usually one of them will build a group of thousands.” ~ Jordan Adler
This is the law of averages working itself out. The numbers in this business never lie. Most do nothing. A few do a little. And a really select few do a lot.
# 42 “Don’t beg and don’t chase – you are looking for those who are looking for what you have.” ~ Sarah Robbins
Our job is to sift and sort through our prospects, not sell and convince.
# 43 “Performing specific goals and activities daily separates leaders from distributors.” ~ “Big Al” Tom Schreiter
Set clear goals for your business. Have a daily action plan. Never wing it!
# 44 “The astute business owner understands that the purpose of a sale is to generate a customer. The lousy business owner thinks that the purpose of a customer is to generate a sale. One lasts much longer and has much more fun than the other.” ~ Dan Kennedy
Our job is to find customers and reps. Our real money is made on repeat orders, not one-time orders.
# 45 “If you advertise with products you will get customers. If you advertise with a business opportunity you will get business people. If you advertise with a vision you will get leaders.” ~ Gabi Steiner
This is one of my favorite MLM quotes. However you approach people will dictate the type of people you attract into your business.
# 46 “Keep in mind it only takes a few power partners to change your life.” ~ Sarah Robbins
At the end of the day, you are looking for two to five quality leaders to work with and build a dynasty with.
# 47 “It’s a lot easier to create a residual income of $2,500 per month than it is to get a million dollars in the bank.” ~ Steve Fisher
This is one of my favorite quotes on this list. Most people will never save one million dollars in their lifetime, but anyone can build up a $2,500 per month residual income in network marketing, within a few years, if they put in the work.
# 48 “Watch the feet, not the lips.” ~ Jeff Roberti
Talk is cheap. Anyone can talk a big game, and most people do. Your job is to look in your back office to see who is producing results and then go out and work with that person.
# 49 “All the energy and time you put into trying to get your weaker team members to grow is time wasted. You are better off using that time to help your motivated distributors and to recruit a few new people to get started in the business.” ~ Jordan Adler
Work with the willing. Don’t try to drag anyone across the finish line or make anyone successful. Look for people who are coachable, hungry and willing to work.
# 50 “The aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well the product or service fits him and sells itself.” Peter Drucker
Take the time to learn and study marketing. Other than leadership, it is the single most important skill to master if you want to succeed in this business.
If you take your time and read over each one of these quotes closely, you will discover some great things you can apply to your network marketing business.
Once again, these are my Top 50 MLM Quotes of all time. I hope you enjoyed them. If you have a quote that you would like to share, just leave a comment to this page. Also, I’d love to hear which quote on this list is your favorite one. Thanks.