Are profits the only thing you care about?
Making money shouldn’t be the only thing that you need to think about. As a leader you may have people under you. You will need to care about them, train them well and offer support when they need you. You cannot abandon them, especially if you are looking to build a reputation that is of trust. Reputations can either destroy or help you build your business. So, no profits are not the only metric to help you move forward. They are a tool to help you stabilize at your current level. They will help you climb upwards as well. As you prepare yourself, you need to consider your management style and people skills. Are they are up to par?
Other important metrics besides income
Other metrics that are important that you need to keep track as a mlm leader is web traffic, readership, social networks, your down lines ability to market. If you can build up a strong team, then you can focus on a specific area to help maximize your income. You may still need to do some of the older stuff to help keep your business going. Such as blogging, marketing to increase traffic to your site and using ads to find hot leads. Your email system will become very important to convert leads to sales and for support for new prospects. At this stage, you may need to focus on creating content specifically for your team and for your email lists. You may need some stuff as well for the basic stages. If your lists are large, then you can keep steady with them instead of focusing your time on the market.