“Network marketing is not a real business. Why would I want to get involved with it?” This is one of my favorite questions. Someone is looking for an inexpensive way to start a part-time business. They think network marketing may fit the bill. But they are afraid it may be too good to be real. It’s your job to show them the many benefits of having a network marketing business.
There are hundreds of reasons to join a network marketing business. You have been downsized and can’t find a new job. You would like to retire but can’t afford to. Your health won’t allow you to continue in your current job and you don’t know what else to do. You would like to spend more time with your children. You have to replace the income of an ailing spouse. Or maybe you’re just tired of working all day for someone half your age that makes 3 times what you do.
These types of programs feature a low upfront investment – usually only a few hundred dollars for the purchase of a product sample kit–and the opportunity to sell a product line directly to the people you know. Most network marketing programs will also ask you to recruit sales reps who will become your downline. As their recruiter, you’re entitled to earn commissions on their sales as well.
Many famous entrepreneurs like Warren Buffett, and Rich Dad Poor Dad author Robert Kiyosaki are either directly involved in network marketing businesses themselves or recommend it to their followers. And if it’s good enough for them, it’s good enough for me.
Many recognizable brand names – Tupperware, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Avon, Melaleuca, Ariix, Pampered Chef, Thirty-One, Skinny Body Club – fall under the network marketing umbrella. Some of these companies have been in business for years. Melaleuca has been in business for 30 years. Andwhat woman hasn’t tried or at least heard of Avon? My own mother was a Tupperware representative. She didn’t stick with it very long, but right next door to us was a woman who put three kids through college as a Tupperware representative.