More Income For Malaysians

Come on, tell me now. Do you REALLY want to work for someone else or for yourself?

Posted on: February 18, 2009

We can perhaps divide the world’s population into 3 clear groups. The workers or employees, the employers and the others who come from the more impoverished countries, unable to find or to provide jobs. Given that most employers have more than one worker, the 1st group must be a very significant group.

Yet a large majority of employees yearn to do their own business.


I read an interesting article by Leonard Clements, where he quoted a survey done in 1991 with the simple question, “If all obstacles were removed, would you like to own your business”. 85% said yes. (I would have said “yes” immediately too.)


Going deeper to find out why this 85% were not starting their own businesses, it was realised that :-


“it was never about preferring to work for someone else’s

business, but rather because of the fear of starting your own.”


And the 4 fears highest on the list were :-


– It takes too much money.

– It takes too much time.

– There’s too much risk.

– They didn’t know how.


I can totally relate to the results of this survey.


We prefer to continue working at our jobs with the safety of the paycheck and then complain about not having freedom and independence, rather than taking a leap into the unknown. Fear keeps us back.


Well, MLM offers a way out. It allows us an opportunity to fully explore our entrepreneurial spirit in a manner that avoids the 4 biggest fears that we have.


MLM has a low cost of entry. It’s unlike traditional businesses which may need space, workers or other administrative support and associated costs.


MLM has a powerful leveraging system. If used well and correctly, the downline should expand giving us income from other people’s time and  effort.


MLM comes with a support system that takes care of our “lack of know how” till we get the experience and find our own bearings.


MLM can be done within whatever time limits we set ourselves. We and we alone decide on the time to spend on the business. Just like anything else, the less time we spend, especially at the beginning start up stage, the less are the rewards.


MLM can be done whilst still maintaining our main job. So we don’t have to take the risk of cutting loose before the MLM income reaches our employment income.


With all these advantages, then why is MLM so looked down upon? There are some reasons which we shall study in our next post.


In the meantime, to those of you who are interested, I do have one opportunity that may make a lot of business sense. It does to me. Email me at with your name, town, hp number and the best time for me to call you.


Thanks for reading this post.


Best regards







3 Responses to "Come on, tell me now. Do you REALLY want to work for someone else or for yourself?"

doesn’t matter I work for myself or someone else, when really look into it, there is really not much that of a difference.

Hi, mtsen,

I think there is a difference when you work for someone else or you work for yourself. The work may be equally if not tougher when yoo work for yourself, but there is a special freedom in not having to answer to anyone but yourself.

I would really like to hear more on why you feel that there is no difference.


[…] (I have written earlier about the 4 main reasons stopping people from starting their own businesses.) […]

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