Is Network Marketing “REAL BUSINESS” and why it matters
If you are making money – the answer is YES.
I think there is a stigma around the MLM (Multi Level Marketing) that’s not always warranted. The visions of Ponzi pyramid schemes runs through people’s minds and all of a sudden one’s spidey senses are in hyper-drive at the mention of “joining the cult”.
Here’s my $.02. Some networking marketing companies are not worth even considering, while others offer amazing opportunities for people to make a good deal of money if they are up for the hustle.
- None and I mean NONE will get you rich quickly. It’s a sales job – it will take time. Usually 3-5 years.
- If you want to be a big dog, you have to work like a big dog – I mean St. Bernard work.
- It’s called Network Marketing for a reason – you have to share, talk it up and connect.
- You have to BELIEVE in the product you are selling if you want to be one of those Big Dogs. 100% honesty and transparency will sell – if you don’t really believe in the product or service – you won’t be successful, at least on a big level.
- Speaking of success – it’s different for everyone. Some just want to make another $100 per month, some just want products at wholesale while others want to make 5-6 figures.
- For the most part – Social Media will 100% be your friend. Again – it’s all about the network marketing part of it.
- You need to understand the compensation policies – IE how you get paid, BEFORE you sign on the dotted line. Every single one is different.
- Speaking of policies – it’s YOUR responsibility to read the fine print. Talk to others who have done it, research the hell out of the company – what are the complainers complaining about.
- Know that not everyone will think what you are doing is fabulous – haters will be haters.
- Chances are your family and your BFF will not be your “partners” – INITIALLY. If they are, they probably won’t be the hustlers – it’s just how it goes.
I’m a firm believer in multiple streams of income, MLMs do that. So, am I currently involved with any Network Marketing companies? Yes. I’ve done several in my lifetime – either I liked the products or it was a great way for me to make a few extra bucks. All were a decent experience. Currently Dave and I have a business with Isagenix –the comp plan is great, I love the products and it’s easy to share what we do. . It makes sense for our nomadic lifestyle and we’ve met some cool people. We still have our companies – this is just another income stream for us.
How to choose one? Do your homework, find one that fits your lifestyle and interests you! Dave and I are long distance runners, and really active – so we gravitated towards the health and wellness part of the company we are with. Again – it made sense for us.
What has been your experience?