Another tidbit that is presented by the corporation: 1 in 5 IBOs are able to sponsor someone.
If only 1 in 5 IBOs can sponsor another IBO, you can imagine how difficult it would be to build an organization. Keep in mind that over half of all IBOs quit within a year. You need to sponsor in order to atain the higher pin levels, but since sponsoring is such a daunting task, it is easy to conclude that building and maintaining a group is next to impossible. I remember seeing many crossline who faithfully purchased products and attended all the functions, and never sponsored a single downline. Most of these folks seemed to come and go during my tenure in the business.
Are you a new or struggling IBO? If you cannot sponsor people regularly, it will be virtually impossible for you to succeed in this business, unless you are exceptional at selling products.