Is Network Marketing Success Luck or Skill?

Network marketing otherwise known as multi-level marketing (MLM) is one of the fastest growing yet most misunderstood methods of moving products in use today. It has been in existence since 1960 starting from the United States of America. The first network marketing company that started in history is known as AMWAY which is the short form for American Way. Presently Amway is quoted on the stock exchange and their annual sales turnover is in excess of $200 billion. Certain people see this industry as a resort for persons who could not get a place in the traditional corporate business world i.e the white-collar job. But network marketing just like every other product/service distribution model is an honorable means of livelihood and business model. What is network marketing? It is important you understand what network marketing is so that you can correct the negative uninformed knowledge that is planted in the minds of so many people who were listening to those who could not wait to understand how this industry works before they quit in their network marketing business. Let us start from the basic. Marketing simply means moving a product or service from manufacturer or provider to the consumer. Network marketing refers to the system of compensation provided to those persons who are causing the products to move or the service to be provided. Multi-level marketing or network marketing means more than one (network) level.

There are only three basic methods of moving products. The first is wholesale/retailing model. This is the traditional distribution model which uses the advertisement media and wholesaler to move their products. It is the most common model but it is aimed to enrich the already rich wholesalers and advertisement agencies. The second is direct Sales. This just like network marketing is a model where the manufacturer or service provider sells the product direct to the consumer. But sales instead of sharing are emphasized. The third is network marketing. This is a model where the manufacturer or service provider offers their products and services direct to the consumer at the cost price and also pay them compensation for buying their products/services and at the same time for sharing the products/services with their friends, associates and relations.

Most objections that people have about getting into network marketing are due to not realizing the difference between network marketing and direct sales method of marketing. Network marketing does not necessary mean door-to-door selling of products but sharing of valuable products and services. What I mean by this is that you use the product which is of more quality than their rival in the market and at the same time share same with others. (Mostly family, associate and friends)The most significant difference between MLM and direct sales is that you are in business for yourself. But in direct sales you are not for yourself but for the company you are representing. Being in business for yourself, you are buying the products wholesale from the company you are representing. This means that you can (and should) use these products for your own consumption. Note that many people get involved in a company at first for this reason alone, to buy wholesale. And many of those will get serious in building a business along the line. Since you are buying your products at wholesale, you can, if you wish to, sell those products at retail band make a profit. The most common misunderstanding about MLM is the notion that you have to sell retail to be successful. The most important point is that you should let your sales come as the natural result of building the organization. More people fail than succeed by trying to do it the other way around, i.e they try to build the organization by emphasizing selling.

The word selling triggers negative thoughts in the minds of about 95% of the people. In MLM you don’t need to sell the products in the traditional sense of the word. However, PRODUCT DOES HAVE TO MOVE or nobody gets paid. I define selling as calling on strangers and trying to sell them something they may neither need nor want. Again, product has to move or nobody gets paid! To understand this, I will adopt Metcalfe’s Law which states that a network’s economic value equals to number of users squared. (Robert Metcalfe is one of the people credited for creating the ethernet, the earliest form of internet) Stating Metcalfe’s Law in simpler terms, if there exist just one telephone, that single telephone really has no economic value. The moment there are two telephones, according to this law, the economic value of the phone network is now squared. That is, the economic value of the network would go from zero to two squared which is four. Add a third phone and the economic value of the network is now nine. In other words, the economic value of network goes up exponentially, not numerically. Similarly, in MLM when you build an organization, you are building a network through which you can channel your products. Retailing is the foundation of network marketing. Sales in MLM come from members sharing with their friends, neighbors and relative. They never have to talk to strangers but what they do is to consciously make more friends and in share their products with these friends.

Network Marketing Recruiting Secrets Revealed

In this article, we’re going to cover how you can maximize your network marketing recruiting efforts while dramatically increasing the retention rate and overall performance of your downline. I am not going to sell you on anything whatsoever. I am not going to attempt to convince you to join my opportunity and I am not going to hold anything back on what you need to do to be successful. This information is my gift to you with absolutely no strings attached. Why I am giving this information away for free? My satisfaction comes from knowing that I have made a difference in the lives of people that are struggling with a home-based business opportunity and I know how that feels. It also means that my chosen industry of network marketing will continue to be respected as a viable and logical alternative to conventional business and employment.

As you find yourself understanding the principles I’m going to outline, you’re going to have a clearer picture of exactly what you need to do to make it to the top of your company’s compensation plan. Many of these secrets will doubtlessly be very scary to some people. However, if you’re the kind of person who is ready for success, you’re going to benefit from this information by leaps and bounds.

The cornerstone secret to recruiting for your network marketing opportunity is integrity. As obvious as this sounds, there is much more to it. When a person is recruiting for their network marketing opportunity they don’t set out to give their prospects the wrong idea of what network marketing is (I least I hope they don’t) but what sometimes ends up happening, is that their level of excitement coupled with a misunderstanding of what network marketing is and is not, ends up leading their new independent representatives down the wrong road. This leads to frustration and ultimately ends with a collapse of their downline. With the knowledge I’m going to give here, you’ll be able to avoid this unforeseen pitfall.

I have been hugely successful in network marketing, but it took many trials and errors before discovering how to succeed in this lucrative business, as well as how to keep people in my downline and help them succeed. In one opportunity I was able to recruit at least one person a day starting from day one, but I found that they would soon fall off out of abject frustration that they were not able to produce the results I was able to. At the time, I didn’t clearly understand what I was doing wrong but over the years the secrets to network marketing success have slowly been revealed to me.

What can you do to make sure that when you’re out recruiting for your network marketing opportunity that people will stay involved and that you’ll be successful? You must understand exactly what network marketing is and who actually makes it to the top of your company’s compensation plan.

Here are the secrets that you’ll need to know and that you’ll want to cover with your current downline and future prospects:

Network marketing is neither a job nor a get rich quick pyramid scheme. This may seem like a no-brainer like many of the other secrets I’ll be going over, but bare with me and I’ll explain the reason why this fact can be so deeply forgotten or misunderstood that the obvious becomes hidden. Understand that most people-even after they’ve heard your presentation about starting a home-based business-still may not fully understand what huge differences rest between a home-based business and a job. People who enter your organization who are stuck on job-think will have put forth the investment to get started and yet they mistake the independent representative application with a time-sheet for clocking in to work. At many jobs, you clock in and regardless of whether you do anything or not you will still get paid (so long as you’re not caught slacking off too much). When a person is running their own business they will make absolutely nothing unless they market their business. Once you grow your residual income and the momentum of your downline, then you can relax…and do it quite comfortably! However, initially it’s going to mean working hard…very hard. You’ve probably noticed the strange phenomenon that almost every single network marketing company has someone somewhere complaining that that particular company is a scam, yet your company probably has outstanding products or services and they probably have oceans of people who are making money and who are excited about being involved. Pyramid schemes are illegal, and if a company is found to be a pyramid scheme it is quickly shutdown by the government. So why do some people seem so unhappy with network marketing? This is the secret that fast food companies, recliner chair manufactures, air conditioning manufacturers and insurance salesman figured out. The average person wants satisfaction right now. The average person will always opt for the most relaxing position in life. The average person doesn’t want to sweat and the average person wants to be assured that so long as they keep doing the same thing every month, the money will be there. Unfortunately, if a person has not been properly informed about what it really means to own their own home business, they will likely give up and join the naysayers. To be successful in network marketing a person must be patient as they work each day to build toward their success. They must be willing to step outside of their comfort zone. They must be willing to sweat a little by taking a chance on their own self-determination and they must realize that the size of their network marketing paycheck hinges not upon clocking in, but the courage to face down every rejection while moving with excitement and urgency toward the manifestation of their dreams. Yes, it is hard work. However, the upside to network marketing recruiting is that if you’ve been trained by a quality company, or upline leader in your opportunity, you’ll find that working hard in your network marketing opportunity can be fun and exciting.

Network marketing success hinges upon hard work. A person cannot buy their way to top of a network marketing opportunity, it must be earned. Yes, it is possible to make it to the top of your company’s network marketing compensation plan by simply buying every prospect that you talk to a starter kit out of your own pocket and paying for all their customers (which would take a whole lot of money and very little work), but even if a person has that kind of money to waste, they’d find that their downline would collapse. The absolute only way anyone every makes it to the top of a network marketing opportunity and sustains and continues to grow their massive downline is by making a commitment to do network marketing recruiting the right way and by nurturing their downline. Nurturing your downline means being available to help them grow their own organizations. Recruiting the right way means putting your nose to the grindstone; putting your best foot forward to attract and present your opportunity to the right people, and never, ever, ever letting up on your success. If I told you I’d hire you for a job and that it entails working extremely hard almost every day of every month and that your reward will be to that get to work like a dog for many, many more years to come, would you take the job? Most people have agreed to that. Would it scare you if I told you that you’re going to have to work extremely hard over the next year to four years in your network marketing opportunity, but your reward will be that you’ll be able to walk away from your job, would you stick with your opportunity? If you answered “yes”, then lets proceed…because you already possess the characteristics that are at the nucleus of what makes top producers tick (courage and self-determination).

Network marketing recruiting takes a highly-motivated and disciplined personality. This means that a person must have the discipline to monitor their level of motivation and if they ever find themselves falling below optimum levels of excitement, they will immediately do whatever is necessary to change course. That could mean taking the time to watch your company’s opportunity videos again and again everyday, so that you’ll have a fresh feeling of excitement and be motivated to make it happen. It could mean making a “success collage” created out of pictures of the places you want to go, the kind of house you’d like to live in or the kind of car you’d like to drive. It could mean calling up your upline leaders for some uplifting advice. It could mean consistently listening to motivational speakers, playing their audios at home and in the car or watching their videos on YouTube. To reach your success goals you must be motivated. To be motivated you must be excited to make it happen. Excitement is contagious, and it’s the single most powerful ingredient for network marketing recruiting success.

Network marketing is not a pyramid scheme. People at the top of a network marketing organization do not necessarily make lots of money. What? Bare with me because this is another secret that might sound scary to some people but as I explain it you’re going to begin to understand exactly why you should be excited about this simple fact. Here’s how it works: If Alfred recruits Bob and Bob recruits Cassandra, we can imagine them in a straight line from top to bottom (A, B, C) with Alfred standing at the top of the organization, Bob standing on the level below him, and Cassandra last. Alfred goes wild, puts his nose to the grindstone and makes things happen. Cassandra is off the charts with her network marketing recruiting efforts; she’s always excited to talk to people about her opportunity and ends up building a massive organization. If we’d look back at Alfred, whose standing at the top, we’d see a massive organization below him due to his own efforts and multiplied by Cassandra’s diligence and hard work…but what about Bob? Bob only recruited Cassandra, he decided he’d stay involved because he loved the products and services, but he didn’t get promoted to any kind of prestigious title in the opportunity’s compensation plan. Why? Because network marketing isn’t a pyramid scheme and it isn’t a job. In a true network marketing company you can have someone above you who makes less money than you do. The percentages and bonuses you earn in a true network marketing opportunity are based upon your earned position. The keyword here is “earned”. If a person does not acquire the customers or independent representatives that they need to quality for their opportunity’s higher earned position they’ll earn a bit more money from the efforts of someone like Cassandra, but it will be pennies compared to what Cassandra earns herself. Yes, Bob is at the top of the huge organization but it’s Alfred and Cassandra who are making the real money, and rightfully so. In a conventional business, whether large or small, a person’s job position in the corporate pyramid linearly dictates how much money they make. In almost every case, in a corporation, the people at the top make the big bucks and the people at the bottom make much, much, much less. Network marketing rewards the people who are hungry for success regardless of where they are located in the organization’s structure. Think about that.

You have to talk to people. This one also seems completely obvious and because of that I never saw it as something I had to point out in my early days of network marketing. Due to leaving this out, many people in my downline would complain that they weren’t making any money. I couldn’t understand what was happening, but now I can share this with you: To be successful in network marketing you have to be willing to talk to people and share your opportunity in as many different ways as you can possibly think of. Have you put the link to your opportunity website in your email signature? Have you sent a short, gentle but excited announcement to every person you can think of, informing them that your home business is open for business? Have you made a YouTube video proudly and excitedly talking about all the neat stuff about your opportunity’s products or services? Do you have the courage to give a brochure or a DVD to a complete stranger? Make a commitment right now to inform your downline that to be successful in their own home-based business they must let as many people as possible know that they’re in business. Reveal to people that the secret to making money in network marketing is talking, and those who keep on talking are the ones who make it to the top.

The average person will not get rich with network marketing. This fact sounds pretty depressing when you first read it, but let me ask you: Do you consider yourself an average person? I can already answer that question. No, you are not an average person because if you were, you wouldn’t be reading this. An above average person is willing to take the time to invest in themselves and you’ve invested in yourself by seeking out knowledge that you can use to propel your business forward. Read this network marketing recruiting secret again and realize that it doesn’t have anything to do with whether or not you are going to be hugely successful in network marketing. You must refuse to be average. You must refuse to back down or give up. The average person is not self-motivated or excited about putting in hard work even if it means literally changing the future history of their family tree. Therefore, yes, it is an absolute fact that the average person in network marketing will only make a little money or no money at all. The average person doesn’t have anything to do with you or what you are capable of. You have made it this far. I have gut-checked you over and over, and you’ve made it this far. Are you going to give up or are you going to take the bull by the horns and prove that I am right when I say that you are not just another average person, but an above average success story in the making?

You must not be afraid to sell. A person must have no fear of the word “salesman” and no dread of the concept of “selling”. There are life-saving devices in hospitals because a salesman had the courage to stand by his product. If you know someone whose life was saved by a defibrillator, thank the doctor, nurse or paramedic…and don’t forget the salesman who sold their hospital the unit. If someone asks, “Are you trying to sell me something,” respond with excitement, “You bet I am…and you absolutely have to take a look at this!” Salesman are the highest paid people in the world. Why anyone would not want to be a salesman beats me. However, in network marketing you are selling your products or services but you are marketing your business opportunity. Successful network marketing recruiting means knowing the difference between these two areas of your business.

Successful network marketing recruiting doesn’t mean chasing people. Now that we’ve moved beyond the word “salesman” we can get to the pinnacle of network marketing recruiting secrets. In terms of getting people to sign up for an opportunity, a person must understand that successful network marketers do not sell people on an opportunity. You sell people products or services and selling them on a product or service means that you might need to convince them that it is superior to the competition or that it is otherwise something that will enrich their lives. Successful network marketers do not sell people network marketing opportunities, they market them. Marketing means inviting and inviting means we’re giving out invitations. An invitation, although it can certainly be an open invitation, typically means that a person has been assessed and selected to participate in an event or organization. I have absolutely no interest in chasing anybody to do anything. I will invite them. I will market my opportunity by letting as many people as possible know that the opportunity is here; that it exists, but it’s up to them to accept or reject the invitation. To be successful in network marketing a person must grow an awareness of the existence of their opportunity and let people make up their own minds. Almost everyone I had to convince to make an investment in themselves didn’t make any money no matter how much I tried to help them. I found myself not wanting to help them because they were so negative and required too much of my energy to motivate. On the other hand, those who are invited to watch a DVD, invited to listen to a business opportunity briefing or invited to click on a link, and who decide to get involved, are the people you will want to help make it to the top with you…and they are the ones who are going to help you get it to the top!

How to Know the Best Network Marketing Company

Without any doubt if you are an advocate of financial freedom or a person open to new business opportunities, chances are you have heard about multi-level marketing (MLM), direct selling, or network marketing business opportunity and your problem is to know the best network marketing company to join as there’re varieties to choose from.

You may probably have an image firmly planted in your mind of what network marketing is, based on the seemingly endless debate over whether these companies and programs are legitimate business opportunities or not. You may have been in the industry for some time, shifting from one company to the other searching for the best company to join.

This article will give you the real scoop about network marketing and how to know the best company to join in MLM. I strongly believe that the entire industry is poised for explosive growth and can be one of the most significant solutions to any country’s youth unemployment crisis. The biggest problem in the industry is amateur networkers coming into the industry without proper training about network marketing and the leaders in the industry are not doing much to train the upcoming and aspiring network marketers.

Those who are in the industry are not willing to invest in their education to know the right way to do the business, that is why “The beauty of MLM is the low cost of entry and the bad thing in MLM, is also the low cost of entry. People fail to invest in their education once they join any MLM company and expect to be successful in the industry and once they are not getting the result they anticipated thy move to another company because the money they spent in joining the previous company is something they can forget without a fight.

If they spend a fortune to start it, they will do everything possible to make it work; they will invest in their education, give their time because the money involves cannot go down without them looking for ways to recover it. But in network marketing they expect more from the little investment and if they don’t see that in few weeks they will start screaming SCAM. One thing network marketing does is to expose you to your weaknesses and require you to address them through education or you quit. Many leave the company once that weaknesses showed up and label that company fake.

In every company business presentation the presenter will say they are the best and their distributors will go out to say the same to their prospects. I will not blame them for that as any company that puts money in your pocket is the best company to you. To be successful in any network marketing company require a renewal of your mind, you must have a positive mental attitude towards network marketing.

I cannot list a number of Good network marketing companies, below are some of the factors that make up a good network marketing company and it will help you choose wisely.

Check The Registration and Ranking Status: In the Network Marketing and Direct Sales industry there is an organization called the Direct Selling Association (DSA) . There are thousands of Network Marketing Companies in the world, only about 200 or a few more of them are registered with DSA. The reason is because every member company must abide by high strict business ethics given by the organization which include on how they deal with their distributors. It does not mean that any other company that is not registered with them is not legit, but you will be on the safe side working with a company registered with them because they belong to a regulatory body that check-mate their excesses. For ranking check mlmrankings.com and businessforhome.org search on the company to know if they have been featured or rank on these sites. Check an honest review of the company through Goggle and YouTube to know what distributors and online network marketing coaches and writers have been saying about the company. I know there are companies out there with good intentions that are not registered with DSA, so explore every other means below to make your choice.

How old is the company in business?

You may hear terms like “ground floor company” or “start-up opportunity”. This entirely means the company is brand new. Statistics show that high percentage of new companies fail within their first five years because they are still in their formation stage. Every company started new and those that play the gamble of joining at the formation 5 years are the one reaping most of the dividend today therefore If you are OK with joining a new company in hopes that it will still be around after five years and you are one of the few that “got in early” then this should not be a problem for you.

Check the Integrity of the Management Team. If the company is relatively new and you want to go ahead with it, check the integrity of the management team, the experience of the CEO and the team in Network Marketing Industry, their backgrounds and reputations. How many years’ experience they have in the industry and have they been successful in other companies in the network marketing industry. Their experience will help them shape the company to last a very long time than a money bag that just want to take advantage of the industry to amass wealth.

If you can, talk to people that are currently involved with the company. Ask the person that is presenting the business opportunity to you if they can introduce you to other members, preferably members not in their team and listen to their stories about their real life experience with the company.

Check Their Products or Services: This is a business, and just like if you were running a franchise or a storefront you must take a franchise of a product you know you can sell easily. Find out the features and benefits of their products to see if it will meet the need of the people you want to introduce into the business and those that will be your customers, will they use it and need more of the products?

Examine the Compensation Plan. Compensation plans come in all shapes and sizes. Some are extremely complex to understand and others are very simple. You must know how fair and generous the overall distribution is. This is really important as the pay plan represents exactly how you’ll get paid–or not get paid. If you don’t understand the pay plan how are you supposed to know how much effort will be required for a certain level of pay?

Sincerely Compensation explanation is complex subjects that cannot be explain fully in this article, even when you are explaining a simple compensation plan, but you must know the basis before starting your own network marketing business.

There are five types of compensation plans used in Network Marketing industry, with many variations of each. There is probably no one plan that is perfect or right for everyone at every time. What may be the best plan for you today could change due to regulations, your experience in the industry and/or the type of product, even new technology. And, it’s those variations that can make the difference.

Let’s take a look at the 5 different types of plans in their most basis forms, they are…

Stair Step Break A Way {Board Breaking etc)
Uni-Level
Matrix
Australian
Binary

Most new aspiring network marketing business owners always ask, which of these network marketing compensation plans is best. There is no one sentence that fits the answer to this question. It depends a lot on your personality and what you want to achieve from your network marketing business. The thing to remember is that, apart from retail profit where applicable, a network marketing compensation plan pays you for a combination of product sales and sales management. So if you are more of a traditional salesperson who can move tons of products, it may be advisable to go with the company that pays more for product sales than for managing sales teams. If you really want to make it big in network marketing, study the compensation plan of any company before signing up.

Online Marketing: Make sure the company policy allows you to utilize the internet as a marketing tool and they must have system in place that will help you do that, such as your replicated website, online payment system, online product delivery system etc. People are utilizing the internet as their main marketing tool because of the automation on the internet that has allowed a much more consistent method of following up.

The only reason why some companies don’t accept online marketing is due to people who utilize it to spam and that can give a very bad reputation not only to the distributor, but also to the company you’re working with.

In conclusion, the best company in network marketing is the one that has a realistic pay plan, which is a compensation plan where the incentives given to members are achievable by the company through their product and services. You must also take notice of some of the points listed above to make your choices.

Network Marketing System – What You Need For Success

The Successful Network Marketing System… Have You Found It?

The Network Marketing System, or “System”, as we like to call them in the network marketing profession have become the cornerstone to real network marketing success.

It’s true; every leader is always pitching their “network marketing system” as the perfect one. The one that is finally going to help you create the online success you have been dying to achieve. As a network marketer, you know how valuable finding the proper one is. But what do you look for while seeking the one that is best for you?

There are so many options out there to choose from, so, what’s the best one? That’s a really good question… The best answer I can come up with is that one network marketing system will work best for one particular company and may not be so great for another.

The fact is we live in a very diverse world. There is no one network marketing system that is perfect for any company. Eventually, it will be discovered that something is simply missing for the needs of a particular company where it meets all the needs and expectations of another. There is a lot of grey area in-between.

So let’s check out three important factors in what to look for in…

The Successful Network Marketing System.

The first one we’ll touch on is..

1. EASE OF USE – does it play nice?

Let’s face it, we all want things that make our lives easier. If we get bogged down with complexity, we’re bound to lose interest fast. Also, it’s very important that as we bring other network marketers into our organization and want to give them the proper tools for success, they will need something that has a short learning curve and most importantly, is easily duplicated.

A formula of successful duplication is key to any successful network marketing system. Without it, a new user is going to grow frustrated quickly. If they don’t simply give up and quit, they will start to do things outside of the proven success formula that will soon lead them to certain failure. They will lose valuable money, time and possibly respect for you if you are the one who got them involved with such a complicated system. Eventually, they will likely quit, and you will be at risk of becoming part of their new story about their experience in network marketing, and why it doesn’t work. Network marketing systems that have “Ease of use”, are integral to your success, your team’s success and ultimately, the success of your business.

While working in corporate America, I used a very well known “system” that my employer provided. The system had to be heavily manipulated in order to get the result I was looking for and to stay on focus with the company identity. It was a generic system that could literally be dispatched in any field of business because it was generic. It was simply a system, for the sake of having a system.

The creator of the system boasted of its versatility, and it really is when properly pre-setup. But leaving it up to each user to manipulate the system simply caused frustration. It was mandatory to use this system yet many employees would eventually decide to risk reprimand for not using it rather than trying to make nice with it anymore.

The next successful network marketing system factor is…

2. FOCUS – will it be consistent in branding – you?

This really comes down to the internal tools that the network marketing system employs and makes fully available to you, the end user. Is it directly focused on what your business is or is it generic? Will it assist you in specifically targeting the niches you are going after? Since we rarely have complete control over the system our company provides, does the system support your exact marketing focus? In other words, if you are selling product #1, does it provide support (i.e. pre-made templates, campaigns, etc.) specifically for product #1 or is it vague in its focus? And if your business has several products, will it do the same for each product consistently? Does it create and provide consistency with your growing brand?

And the third successful network marketing system factor is…

3. PRICE – will it drain your wallet before you can use it?

Does paying more for something necessarily mean that it’s going to be better? Let’s say you want to remodel your kitchen. You should always get at minimum, 3 estimates and always ask for references of each contractor. Often times, the higher priced contractor will be reluctant to give you their references yet they are the one to put on the most pressure to get you sign on the dotted line today to have them do the work. Why is this? Because quite often, they know that they have over promised and under delivered their customers. They have zero confident in the kind of recommendation their past customer may give.

All too often people think the phrase; “You Get What You Pay For” is gospel. So they go with the higher priced contractor thinking they are going to get the best work done, when the contractor who charged in the middle has created such a loyal and devoted customer base because of his superb craftsmanship, he realizes charging more, doesn’t always equate to more money. Having multiple referrals and repeat customers who really do the selling for him does. He knows exactly what his customers are saying about him and he happily gives you as many references as you would like.

Will you get huge value out of your brand new network marketing system at its basic level? Or will you need to upgrade in order for it to start assisting you to produce the desired results? This is a common problem found with many network marketing systems out there as well.

Often heard:

“Join our business for as little as $__.__ and use our high tech, industry leading network marketing system to catapult your business into success you’ve never thought possible!”

Within minutes of processing your payment you’re being told that in order to get the maximum results from the network marketing system you just bought, you will need to upgrade! Or you’re being pitched on four other money making opportunities to join which in turn, breaks the basic fundamentals of factor #1!

FACT: Your new network marketing system should be ready made to get you going and start being profitable quickly, at any level of entry. The only reason to upgrade would be to put you in a position to PROFIT EVEN MORE! It should be there as a tool to success and not a distraction from it. It needs to be simple yet full featured and allows you to focus on becoming profitable, NOT trying to figure out how to use it. You control it, not the other way around. The best network marketing system is the system that will be working for you even… when you’re not working!

If there was such a network marketing system that was very easy to use, maintained focus and consistently branded you, had a very low acquisition cost and could get you making money quickly? That would be one powerful network marketing system!

If you actually owned this system and other people wanted access to it so that they could experience the same benefits? But the only way they could, was to get it directly from you? Even if they didn’t join your network marketing opportunity, they could still get the system from you and you would still make money without them joining? Now that would be an extremely powerful network marketing system!

The Network Marketing Solution?

Careers, job opportunities, vocations, and ministry are all ways in which we as individuals search for personal fulfillment. All of these are productive activities in which we can apply our talents interest and passion. In society today, the purpose of dedicating yourself to a job, career of vocation has been misrepresented.

It is a common response when you ask some one why they are in a particular job, or have a particular career, that their choice was because of money. People find jobs they like for money, and people stay in jobs they don’t like for money.

Many who propel their lives with this ideology find a void in their lives. Money is a great way to measure the value you generate to society but is not an end in itself.

Money is just a tool used for measuring the amount of value you bring to peoples lives. As a business owner you can generate value for your clients by offering them solutions to their problems while building communities of dedicated professionals.

It is easy to see why business owners make a lot of money, because they bring a lot of value to those around them.

Solving the problem of discontent or dissatisfaction with your job or career could be as simple as redefining what you do or you can look for personal fulfillment in something else.

One common mistake people do when searching for professional fulfillment is being self employed. When you become self employed you are your own accountant, manager, labor, customer service, sales department, loss prevention, and attorney in some cases.

People go in business for the love of the service and value offered to others, not necessarily for the love of all the paperwork involved with it.

There is a solution for those looking for personal fulfillment that does not involve the investment of buying, starting or operating a traditional business.

The solution lets you focus your time and energy on what is most important and that’s generating value for people, without having to worry about all the overhead.

Does this sound too good to be true?

It isn’t and the solution has helped millions in many different forms.

The solution is Network Marketing.

Why Network Marketing? – Network Marketing has developed into a billion dollar industry since its humble beginnings in the 1950’s. Amway and Avon, together, are worth almost 20 billion dollars and many other companies gross between 500 million and a billion dollars yearly as we speak. The reason is not simple but can be broken down.

First and most superficially, the business model makes sense and this is the first reason why Network Marketing works. Why Network Marketing works is because Network Marketing companies cut out all the advertising and offer the people referring their product or service the money instead.

Simple enough right? I mean, the traditional corporate companies throw up millions of dollars in the air (in forms of advertising and middle man costs) and expect it to rain down customers. Does this work, OF COURSE! But wouldn’t you rather have a chance to make money doing something you are going to do anyways, which is refer a product!

Isn’t it human nature to refer something when it is good? YES! Isn’t it conscientious for a company to offer you money for this? YES! And that’s why Network Marketing is a solution for many problems! Besides, how many people know about the gecko that offers car insurance and don’t buy his insurance?

The second reason why Network Marketing works is a little deeper. People throw money away in afflictions for the purpose of being a part of something, or having something to talk about with their peers.

Seldom is the opportunity where their much adored affliction pays them with something other than a good way to pass the time and that’s usually only where gambling is legal.

When people are introduced to the Network Marketing opportunity either they see that the business model makes sense or they join for this second reason.

They see an environment where goal oriented professionals meet and celebrate communion in a healthy positive and upbeat environment with the plus side of being able to make an extra buck. While many people spend most of their day at a job with only evening television programming to look forward to, Network Marketing offers people the opportunity to get out, meet and celebrate life with friends while making more friends and making an extra buck!

The Third reason why Network Marketing works is because it’s based on a social revolution dating back to ancient times. The wisdom of our fore fathers still resonate in the culture of Network Marketing, as they spoke words of liberation among the oppressed and those subjugated by Pharos, Cesar’s other god kings and their governments. They spoke their wise words which has at the heart of the message the UNMEASURABLE VALUE OF THE PERSON and sent out the liberated with the words, “go forth and make disciples of the world” and so two by two, they went out and their liberating message is carried out by those still committed to this mission.

This is why Network Marketing works.

A mission that speaks to the person and tells him/her that their is no reason why you should feel like you aren’t allowed to be fulfilled as a person. People are attracted to Network Marketing because they feel encouraged by, not only the message, but by the example leaders in the industry demonstrate in service of one another.

Network Marketing offers, without regards to their race, color, creed, nationality or economic situation, the opportunity to achieve their dreams through a vehicle that is meant to provide the financial means and the personal growth for an equal platform for everybody.

This opportunity and its concept attracts the most committed and sincere servers of humanity. The leaders and leadership of the many Network Marketing companies are truly committed to the success of the people that marry their lives and dreams to the industry.

Is there bad people out there taking advantage of others that make people ask why Network Marketing has a bad rep? Yes.

Is any industry, charity or organization free of rotten apples? NO!

The reason why Network Marketing has a bad reputation is far from objective and is nowhere close to reality.

The bursting of the real estate bubble and the victimizing of the subprime markets by mortgage companies is exponentially worse than all lawsuits in all Network Marketing history put together. What Bernie Madoff did in the securities industry is exponentially worse than any bad rumor about why Network Marketing has a bad reputation. I’ve been in the construction industry for over half my life and all the things I’ve seen makes Network Marketing seem like Zion.

– The causes for these problems eludes to a greater cultural problem that many Network Marketing companies are dedicated to fix through responsible consumerism.

So why Network Marketing has a bad reputation? I can’t be sure but I can give a pretty good idea. It may be because its unconventional. It’s weird for people to see so much positivity and generosity.

It’s weird for people so depending on their jobs for financial security and only have their jobs to fall back on (so much for security) to see that others are brave enough to live and fight and hurt for a dream or a purpose.

It’s weird to many that so many people will get together and cheer someone on that isn’t wearing a football helmet.

Misery loves company and when you are up in the clouds some one down on earth is eager to reach for your leg and drag you down with them.

All the bad news about Network Marketing comes down to rumors of a lawsuit or a cousin that lost his shirt because of a company. Aren’t there lawsuits in any business? You should be afraid if you were to here that there is no such thing as lawsuits in Network Marketing. Who would want to sue somebody who doesn’t make any money?

Network Marketing will continue to grow and flourish as more product companies find that leveraging people and their relationships at a share in the profit is the best way to establish their brand, especially with the availability of social media that has refined free advertising.

As a manufacturer, would you like to pay 1 million dollars in media and advertising for the chance of getting customers or would you rather pay a commission for every product sold without having to gamble with your money? Yes, a bird in the hand beats two in the bush. And this is why Network Marketing is so attractive to many business people.

Not all Network Marketing companies offer you the same opportunity. Some offer massive bonus’ for recruiting and sell you the dream of one day having enough residual volume in your organization to be able to receive a worthy retirement. Network Marketing companies that serve this model are companies that offer telecom or energy services.

The reason why most in those companies don’t ever make any money is because there is very little residual paid out and qualifying for that small percentage is tough in those companies. – the lure of people getting paid for something they are going to do anyways, which is pay a bill, does not stand in the face of reality when IF you qualify for the residual, it is pennies that are being paid out.

Other companies offer a product through a binary compensation plan which is great for professional recruiters and marketers but it is very difficult for your average Joe to make a buck.

The most profitable companies offer the personal development and an environment that allows you to succeed, probably not in the Network Marketing company you are in but through the interaction with those involved in your company you become a better professional and more effective as a person. This takes years of building and growing with those in your organization.

Every rare once in a while there comes along an opportunity with the right product, right direction, right ideals, and the right compensation plan that shows exactly what the ownership is thinking. These opportunities are few and timing is of the essence. So the famous saying goes, the t in timing is bigger than the t in talent.

The real opportunity is when a company is conscientious about their reps and about the message about giving everybody a chance.

A company who has a real product that provides a real service of real value, and a compensation plan that is transparent enough that it gives you a clear idea of what the ownership is thinking.

A company that offers you all the educational opportunities to refine yourself as a person while paying you what you deserved for the time you dedicate representing them and living their opportunity.