I recently wrote a newsletter with the subject:
"How to Easily Raid Someone's Downline for Profit!"

Obviously, with such a strong headline, it captured the attention of thousands of my readers. Many were thinking to themselves, "Has Todd finally lost it? Is he really teaching people how to do something like that?"

Of course, the subject matter of the newsletter was me expressing my opinion about how I really feel about this subject and educating my listeners and readers about what they should do with regard to this recruiting concept that is often widely spread as the "best" way to get good people fast.

Let me make my point CRYSTAL CLEAR. I do not condone or suggest that anyone spend their time recruiting network marketers from another company. In fact, I've never condoned it.

The reason I am writing this and providing you with the following statistics is because I am constantly having people email and call me asking "How do I recruit network marketers?"

My answer to most people is simple. I say this, "You obviously know who I am, don't you? Do you think I am capable of recruiting people and building an organization?" Of course, they say "yes" to both of those questions.

My next question to them is this: "How would you like it if I got a hold of your genealogy report, using the skills that I have, and tore apart your organization piece by piece? Would that make you happy?" Of course, their answer to that is "No!"

I live my life by The Golden Rule: Do unto others as you'd have done to you.

Now...if you know FOR SURE that a company is having problems, or they are about to go out of business, then you're certainly justified in helping those distributors find a new, more stable home.

So, now that you know my real feelings about this subject, let me give you some statistics that might give you some additional ideas.

Currently, there are roughly 49 million in people who are involved in Direct Sales globally.

The U.S. Population is approximately 303 million. There are over 7 Billion people living on planet earth.

The average minimum wage in the US is $6.55/hr in 2008. Let's say that a person who is working for minimum wage works A LOT of hours per week. And, let's take it to the extreme, meaning working 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. That's a total of 84 hours in a week! Here's what they'd earn:

$786 per week
$3144 per month
$37,728 per year

That's BEFORE taxes! And, that's also suggesting they worked 52 weeks a year, 7 days a week, 12 hours per day! How many people can work that much? Even God says to work 6 and take your 7th day for rest and spiritual time.

I make more than that in a month! I don't say that to brag, but my goodness! Try raising a family on that type of income and you're in for a rough road ahead.

Instead of attacking downlines and talking to people who you can make a bunch of money off of, why not go after people who could really USE a chance in life?

I went directly to the U.S. Department of Labor website and pulled down some very interesting statistics that go perfectly with some of the philosophies I teach related to prospecting and business building.

Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers held about 583,000 jobs in 2006.

Advertising sales agents held over 170,000 jobs in 2006.

Insurance sales agents held about 436,000 jobs in 2006.

In 2006, real estate brokers and sales agents held about 564,000 jobs; real estate sales agents held approximately 77 percent of these jobs.

Retail salespersons held about 4.5 million jobs in 2006.

Manufacturers' and wholesale sales representatives held about 2 million jobs in 2006

Sales worker supervisors held about 2.2 million jobs in 2006.

Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents held about 320,000 jobs in 2006.

Travel agents held about 101,000 jobs in May 2006 and are found in every part of the country.

Now, most of these people are NOT in the minimum wage category. You noticed I didn't put "burger flippers" into this list.

These are people that are HIGHLY LIKELY to respond favorably to a message about a business they can do from home.

Given the size of our country and the world population, and the need for people to EARN more and create FREEDOM in their lives, it sure makes sense to help those people now, doesn't it?

When I first began marketing my business to professionals, I never really knew the magnitude of the market we had at our disposal.

When I looked at those U.S. Department of Labor stats, I realized that we all had a major goldmine at our fingertips.

So...instead of raiding someone's organization, why don't you try recruiting professionals for a change?

There are plenty of people OUTSIDE our profession who need to hear the message of self-employment, freedom, unlimited earnings potential, residual income and leverage.

So...rather than constantly re-circulating people from company to company, start fishing in a different pond. Try thinking outside of the normal box and begin to look for opportunities that exist everywhere, whether you incorporate my strategy or not.

As you can see, there are literally millions of people worldwide that don't even know what network marketing is all about. Now...go out and get you some!