The Truth About AMSOIL Dealerships: Part I Getting Started
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This article is OLD and I NO LONGER recommend AMSOIL products or their MLM Dealerships! Yes, I am still a dealer, but I do NOT recommend AMSOIL in any shape or form. CLICK HERE for part two, the DARK SIDE OF AMSOIL!
I became an AMSOIL dealer in 2009. I was just realizing how great of a product AMSOIL really was, and I
decided that I would join as a dealer so that I could get dealer prices and maybe make a little money in the process.
Without doing any research, I signed up and quickly realized that I had already made a major mistake. Becoming an AMSOIL dealer wasn’t the ONLY mistake, it was the research that I didn’t conduct first.
I am writing these series of articles in order to help you make the right decisions from the start. It should also help you make the decision if becoming an AMSOIL dealer is right for you.
This is not a bullshit series of articles filled with get rich quick schemes. It’s also not about telling you how easy it is to be a successful dealer, because in reality, it’s like owning any other business and it takes a lot of work to get started and to become successful. But it is a great way to earn a residual income and to eventually make enough money to live on, but it takes time (a whole lot of time), and money to make this a reality!
So with that out of the way, lets talk about the basics by helping you get started on the right food and then focus on the truth about becoming an AMSOIL Dealer.
Getting Started On The Right Foot
I am going to get right the point first, and then if you want the details, you can continue to read the rest of the article.
The first mistake I made when starting my AMSOIL dealership was that I didn’t take the time to research who my sponsor was. I simply went to the AMSOIL site and created my dealership directly with them. This means they assigned my sponsor randomly.
Now I have a sponsor who doesn’t even answer my e-mails when I have a question. I haven’t heard from my sponsor in over a year. Not a single e-mail. I have given up on contacting them. You don’t want a sponsor like this!
You want a sponsor who will help you succeed, because the truth is, if you don’t succeed, the sponsor doesn’t succeed. It doesn’t matter where they live, even if they are local, if they are not available to help you, you will be on your own. In this business you need a team and you want to be associated with team players who want you to be successful. Having a team is very important.
So you want a responsive dealer, and now I will shamelessly tell you that I am a sponsor who will help you succeed if you are serious about being a dealer and a team player.
Let’s talk about that idea of being serious …
This is your business, and you need to take it very seriously. I didn’t take my AMSOIL dealership seriously, I was just wanting to get cheap AMSOIL products. Even if you are not serious and just want to get cheap AMSOIL products, do yourself a favor and get yourself a good sponsor so if you decide to get serious later, you can have the support you need to take your business to the next level.
Trust me, when you start getting leads and even making a measly $50 a month for doing very little, you may decide to take another look at this AMSOIL dealership thing!
So go out and find a dealer by contacting them and see how responsive they are. Many will be responsive at first but after you sign up using them as your sponsor, they will disappear. They don’t understand the concept of building a team and helping the team succeed. I can only speak for myself, and I am a team player who will help any and every one of my dealers succeed as much as possible.
If you are already serious, have found a good sponsor, and have started your AMSOIL business, get your T-1 Certification taken care of asap. Don’t wait to do this, get it done now.
The T-1 Certification will give you the information you need to succeed and allow you to get your AMSOIL T-1 leads, and this will help you get your first customers.
Above all, stick with it and don’t give up! It takes time to build any business, and AMSOIL is no different in that regard! This is enough to get you started on the right foot, and if you have chosen a good sponsor like I mentioned above, you will have the support you need!
The Truth About AMSOIL Dealerships
You Will Not Get Rich Quick
Sorry, but get rich quick schemes are scams, and AMSOIL is not a scam!
Can you make a lot of money with AMSOIL? Maybe, but it takes time and dedication, and I make pennies!
The earning potential for any MLM business is theoretically limitless, but let’s be real. When I joined up as an AMSOIL dealer, I had people telling me how easily it could be done and how I could become rich, but I didn’t start my AMSOIL business to become rich. I figured it was all bullshit and that I just wanted some good dealer priced AMSOIL products.
I should have ran from these people and you should too. Don’t run from AMSOIL (until you read part 2), but from those who are trying to recruit you while pretending it’s easy make money selling AMSOIL. Can it make you rich? maybe, with some patience, persistence, and hard work.
Okay, I am getting ahead of myself, right now I want to make sure you understand that selling AMSOIL is not a get rich quick scheme, nor is it a scam. It’s a business like any other (with some serious differences, see part 2) and it will take work to get your business off the ground.
Once you get your business off the ground, the earning potential becomes theoretically limitless, but it takes a lot of time and work.
AMSOIL Is NOT A Pyramid Scheme
I get this a lot, people think AMSOIL is a pyramid scheme or a scam. Most of these people who are running down AMSOIL are ex-dealers who didn’t understand the AMSOIL business model, nor do they understand what a pyramid scheme really is. They quit, and now they think they are the authority on being an AMSOIL dealer. Since they didn’t succeed, they don’t want to see anyone else succeed at what they failed at. It’s human nature sadly.
First, pyramid schemes are illegal. Pyramid schemes do not offer anything in return for your money, there is no product to sell.
Second, pyramid schemes are get rich quick schemes where you expect to get money by giving money to someone for nothing. MLM is not a pyramid scheme.
MLM is a legitimate business model and businesses are starting to use this business model more often as they realize the value of word of mouth marketing and having local company representatives. MLM saves businesses a lot more money as they don’t have to shell out so much money on advertising or marketing. It also gives customers a local representative that can give each customer the individual attention they deserve. What other major oil company can you find a local representative to answer your questions and concerns like you can with AMSOIL? I didn’t think so.
AMSOIL has been around for over 40 years, and this is due to the fact that they sell a top shelf product that people want. Other successful MLM companies include Herbalife, Nu Skin, and many more also sell quality products that consumers want. These are legitimate business which allow you to start your very own business for very little.
It’s NOT Easy To Make A Living With AMSOIL
When I first considered opening my own dealership, other dealers in my up line tried to sell me on the idea that I could easily make a bunch of money selling AMSOIL. Just go to google and see for yourself. Type in AMSOIL dealer and see how many sites come up promising easy money.
Can it be done? Maybe.
Is it easy? No.
Is it ever easy to earn a living running a business? No!
Can it get easy at some point? Maybe!
Let me back up for a second and ask you a simple question, what business can you start today for as little as $20 and instantly become rich. If you said “none”, you are right.
You cannot start any business with little capital and expect to get rich quickly. If you think you can sign at the dotted line and open your own AMSOIL business and customers will be suddenly knocking down your door, you are wrong. It takes work, just like any other job.
The good new is, when you finally build that foundation and start making money, it gets a lot easier. In addition, you can have fun with your AMSOIL dealership, make new friends, and enjoy the freedom that comes along with it.
It’s possible, but you have to want it and work for it. You can work this gig part time and make a little money if you are serious about it.
You Do Not Have To Sell AMSOIL To Your Friends and Family
This is where a lot of people have a problem with MLM, and I was one of those people.
This is what a lot of MLM people call your warm market.
I wasn’t about to bother my family and friends and try to sell them AMSOIL. My sponsor told me to start with my warm market (friends and family), and I was immediately turned off. Of course you can if you want too, but you don’t have to!
You see, AMSOIL puts out a very desirable product that works as advertised (but so does Mobil 1 for a fraction of the cost). Everyone wants to protect their engine, get better fuel mileage, have less repairs, and a more reliable vehicle. AMSOIL produces products that delivers on their promises and is backed by research and comparable studies which name names.
In short, people want AMSOIL as they like to protect their vehicles, firearms, etc. Depending on your location, you may get a lot of AMSOIL T-1 leads, and most people are content with contact through e-mail. In fact, many prefer e-mail as a method of conversation. Heck, I have had a lot of customers who I emailed after getting a lead that never contact me back, yet they still sign up as a customer.
Instead of selling to your close family and friends, simply let them know that you are an AMSOIL dealer if they ask what you do. Focus on a wider marketing plan. I will cover marketing in another part of this article.
It’s About Inviting, Not Selling!
How many times have you recommended your favorite restaurant, product, or service?
Did you get paid for it? No?
Do not sell AMSOIL, instead inform those who are interested about the benefits of AMSOIL and invite them to try it for themselves. I know AMSOIL is a top notch product (like Mobil 1) and my severe duty Dodge Durango just hit 200,000 miles. It still runs like a champ too. I have had no major repairs done to the engine or drive train. Heck, I have had no major repairs done at all.
I only use AMSOIL products. I change my oil once a year and other fluids according to the AMSOIL recommendations, which means I don’t have to deal with much maintenance!
This small 4.7 L engine has pulled a 24 foot travel trailer through the harshest conditions of the Nevada and Idaho deserts. It has been off road as much as it has been on the pavement. It has been beaten on like no other vehicle I have owned. It runs perfect! Is it because of AMSOIL? I can’t say yes for sure, but I do know my vehicle is protected by a top quality synthetic products and I am saving a bundle of money every year by using AMSOIL! You can’t beat that! That’s quality and comfort!
Once people know how beneficial AMSOIL is, they will want to use it! All you have to do is let them know that you are there if they decide to try it.
You Need Some Money To Get Started
If you have gotten this far, then you are well on your way to being a successful AMSOIL dealer.
It’s important to know that you will need some money to get your AMSOIL dealership going. If you wanted to go out and start a business, how much would you need?
Regardless of the company, you would most likely need to purchase office equipment, uniforms, product, etc. It’s the same for an AMSOIL business. You need to purchase certain things to get started.
The great thing about AMSOIL is that you are not required to purchase anything unless you want too. Here is what I would suggest you start with.
Business cards, AMSOIL shirt or two, AMSOIL Hat or two, AMSOIL catalogs, and some AMSOIL products that will sell in your area.
I usually get a few calls asking for different products for people who want to purchase immediately or who just need to top off. You will have to decide based on your area what are the best products to sell.
I think having at least $1,000 to start is good, but having $10,000 to $15,000 is better. You not only want actual AMSOIL products, but you will want to market your products too.
There are both free ways and paid ways to market your products, but I will cover this in another article later on.
It’s not cheap to start your own dealership, but tell me which company you can start for only $1,000?
You Don’t Have To Cold Call
Some people still do this, but we are in a digital world where you don’t have to cold call. When I say Cold Call, I really mean calling people on the phone.
Of course cold calling can also be applied to walking into places to try to sell AMSOIL to them, but I am going to focus just on phone cold calling people who you don’t know.
I personally hate it when people call my house trying to sell me anything. I will never buy from someone who calls me out of nowhere to sell me a product. I find it extremely rude.
There are other ways to get peoples attention without cold calling them, but I will cover that later. You simply need to get the message out there without annoying those you are trying to attract and help. Of course if you are good at cold calling, by all means you should do it.
You Should Use AMSOIL Products
It may seem strange that you should use all the products that you want to sell, but how are you going to be familiar with the products if you don’t actually use them? You should use these products exclusively as you will realize how good they are and allow you to become personally familiar with all of them.
Some people think this is suggested in order to increase sales, but this is not true. If you truly believe in what you sell, why wouldn’t you use it? And if you don’t really believe in what you sell, your customers won’t either as your insincerity will be obvious.
“Yeah, I really love this product, and I know it can help you, but I don’t use it”.
How are you going to explain that to your customers?
Bottom line, don’t sell AMSOIL unless you’re sold on it and use it every day.
I Am Always Looking For Dealers
I am always looking for dealers, and if you want to join a team that will help you, feel free to contact me and I will help you as much as possible with your dealership.
Until next time.
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Update – I do not recommend AMSOIL or AMSOIL products, even as a dealer. I WOULD STAY AWAY FROM AMSOIL. Stay tuned for an update about the saga, and the DARK SIDE OF AMSOIL.