4 Truths About Network Marketing – Part Four

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The Truth about Time Commitments

network marketing time freedomLet’s think about network marketing time freedom. Oh yes, it wouldn’t be a typical network marketing company if they didn’t include all the hype about the freedom network marketing offers and having the time to spend with your family and friends. The network marketing hype strikes at the heart of people caught in the rat race or those who are bogged down with career and family commitments.

The Appeal of Time Freedom

network marketing time freedomThe idea of time freedom is appealing to all of us, although it is not all that it is hyped to be. Actually having tons of time on our hands can become boring. As a college professor I enjoyed a cheesecake easy job. I only came to the office two days each week and only for about 4 hours each day. I had tons of free time during the week. Because my kids were in school and my friends were at work I found myself struggling to find things to do with my time. You can only play so much golf or write so many articles. Being alone isn’t as exciting as you may think. We each were designed for a purpose. Taking your kids to the park every day and just hanging around the house is not very purposeful. But that opinion and experience of mine aside, let’s delve into this matter of time freedom that network marketing promotes.

The Network Marketing Time Freedom Mirage

network marketing time freedomAgain, in order to make money in the typical company you must WORK the BUSINESS. This is typically done in your spare time (if you actually have any!). Calling friends or leads, sitting in on 2 hour training webinars, reading training materials, learning the products, learning mindset and sales techniques; all take lots of time. And the network marketing company told you that it can be done in 5-10 hours a week! Dream on!

Very few people have ever earned significant income in network marketing putting in 5 to 10 hours a week. It takes 20 to 40 hours each week of diligent effort over many months to start seeing initial commissions. Again, I am talking about the typical “hypy” company. This is why well over 90% of people in network marketing quit within the first three months.

And even if you are among the small percentage that arrive at thousands per month, you still don’t have true time freedom. In order to remain at that level requires consistent recruiting efforts because most of your downline will dropout quickly and you will lose their PV (point value). You also will need to offer training to your downline and reply to their countless emails with questions and complaints.

Time Freedom Reality

network marketing time freedomIs there truly time freedom in network marketing? Not really. You may not have a boss. But to keep the money coming in requires lots of continuous work.

And that’s the honest truth 🙂

Bottom line: Time freedom in network marketing? Not in the typical company.

I hope this post has been helpful.

Please leave a comment below!

Tony Guthrie (tony@morningcoffeecommute.com)


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10 thoughts on “4 Truths About Network Marketing – Part Four

  1. You don’t seem too positive about network marketing, but then again, you do speak the truth about the time factor. If you want it, you have to put the time in and make sure you turn over the right stones to be successful.

  2. Hello Tony
    For me, one of the most important aspect of having an online business is the freedom.
    It hasn’t been easy making the transition from a background in primary education to creating an online business but I wouldn’t swap it for anything.

    I enjoyed reading this article even though it sounding slightly negative. There are so many people saying it is easy to earn online but the fact of the matter is, it takes time and commitment.

    Thank you for this honest opinion.

  3. Hi Tony,

    Great post. Really good read and I totally agree as I have had experience of Network Marketing and it wasn’t a good experience.

    Thanks for posting and speaking your mind, need more of that.


  4. Thanks for the morning motivation! I love the idea online income, network marketing is really the wave of the future, as everything including business becomes more and more social. The generations below us will be using social media applications like we use business productivity tools… in fact they will be the business productivity tools. Thanks again for the great article.

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