Mentoring For Free Review That Could Save You Money

Do you enjoy getting stuff for free? I do. If you are like me then you’re going to enjoy this training program offered by Michael Dlouhy, where their message claims “It’s not your fault that you have not found success in MLM.”

In this review, I’ll go into detail about the pros and cons of MFF as somebody who experienced it firsthand, but is no longer affiliated with the program. I’ll leave the conclusion up to you as you will have all the information you need to make an informed decision about the inner workings of this program.

Mentoring For Free offers all the training you could possible want in the form of live and archived conference calls, e-books, and support from your “Mentor.” They offer a free e-book entitled “Success in 10 Steps” which highlights the secret ingredients to having success in this industry. Within this book are the 5 Pillars that you should use to judge every company by before you decide to join them.

One of the 5 Pillars requires that your company be older than 2 years old, claiming many companies fail in their first 2 years. While I agree that youth works against some network marketing companies, there are exceptions to this rule. It would be hard to promote an e-book that disagrees fundamentally with my primary company and it would be equally as hard to sponsor prospects into that company.

The logic behind Mentoring For Free is sound.

  • Educate people already in or considering network marketing about the industry and what it takes to be successful.
  • Teach them how to market this e-book, which will also teach them valuable marketing skills.
  • Recruit them into your primary network marketing company.

I’ll start with the positives:

  1. Informs people about the realities of Network Marketing
  2. Great training and mentoring
  3. Incorporates a system to teach you marketing skills
  4. Free e-book was a nice lead-in to offer value

Here were some not so positive aspects I found:

  1. Rather than brand yourself as a leader, you advertise for Michael Dlouhy.
  2. The program cost $20/month to have a replicated website to promote the system, but the site needs an updated look and feel.
  3. If your company doesn’t match the 5 pillars you’re in a difficult recruiting position.
  4. No affiliate program means there is no money to be made with the program whatsoever.
  5. I found the back office difficult to navigate and it was badly in need of a makeover.
  6. There are only a few companies in the entire world that fit the 5 pillars and one of them happens to be Michael Dlouhy’s primary company, Vitamark.

After really digging into the back office, training calls, and speaking with my “free mentor” it really came down to a marketing budget cut. When you are building a network marketing business you really have to watch where you are spending your money and time. I couldn’t justify spending $20/month and all that time marketing a system where I was not being branded as a leader. This is Mike Dillard 101. When you consider there is no chance to earn affiliate commissions, I realized very quickly that this program was not in my long term plans.