It’s an interesting article title, “What about network marketing?” But according to my research thousands of people search that term every month. Why? I am not sure. But I will share some thoughts on the question as I understand and interpret it. So here are a few thoughts related to the question.
What is Network Marketing?
According to Wikipedia, network marketing/multilevel marketing is a means of conducting business in which a team of committed sales people earn commissions not merely for sales of products and services they generate, but also for the generated sales of their recruits (people they bring into the business), which creates a down-line of independent business owners (distributors) and a pecking order of multiple levels of compensation.
Should You Join Network Marketing?
That question is best answered by reading this post —> Should I Join Network Marketing? … but in short the answer is, maybe. You have to be a certain kind of person to join a typical network marketing company. For one, you have to be amazingly outgoing. You have to be willing to talk up your products (or services) along with the business opportunity ALL the time. Why? Because most people will simply not be interested. So, you will always be on the lookout for customers and potential recruits.
Another thing to consider is the time it will take to actually build a reasonable income. If you are on the slow road and the idea of a few years to really get it going doesn’t concern you, then you are a good candidate. If, however, you need to turn over money quickly then you may need to consider other options.
Is Network Marketing a Scam?
The industry as a whole is NOT a scam. There are some good companies out there. Here’s one (click here). Are there countless ruthless people and companies in the industry? YES!!! Have thousands upon thousands of people been scammed over the years? Yes!!! Can you lose TONS of money by putting it in the pockets of the so-called industry leaders? YES!!!
The network marketing industry lost the credibility and trust factor in the eyes of millions of people seemingly decades ago. Many people, perhaps even most, believe the industry is a scam and therefore much of the customer base is already against you. Whether the industry is a scam or not doesn’t really matter. What matters is that hundreds of thousands of people believe that it is. The old adage, “Perception is reality” is certainly applicable to the network marketing world. As noted there are some good companies out there. See my review of one of them by clicking here.
So, what about network marketing? There is so much more that I could say but I can’t say it all in one post. This entire site is dedicated to revealing the honest truth about network marketing: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Please peruse the site and contact me with thoughts or questions at email@example.com. I answer every email within 48 hours. I’d love to hear from you.
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