As I watch my Facebook Newsfeed and I see all these online marketers jumping into the newest shiny object I have to sit back and reflect on my personal beliefs when it comes to Network Marketing and share some Facts you should know about Network Marketing.
I guess the one thing that strikes me the hardest is all the jumping around people are doing and how people think they can work multiple deals and “get rich” doing them all. I even have 1 friend on Facebook who I believe is in EVERY company that launches. If all these companies they are joining are network marketing and not affiliate marketing then that is ALOT of autoships they must be paying for….. I wonder how much money they are really losing buying all these products that they don’t even use or believe in. It reminds me of a person who won’t commit to marriage or a relationship because they are afraid another person will come along who is better looking or has more money. (I actually had a boyfriend like that years ago… It went on for 6 years off and on until I finally woke up)… You know the people I am referring to, the ones who are always looking out for something better, sexier, hotter. Then you hear about them 30 years later and they are old and single in their 50’s living with cats and bald. Yes we ALL KNOW someone who fits this description.
That’s how I feel people are looking at the industry now… There is no real commitment and people are on the look out for the next hottest thing.
Here are some Facts you should know about Network Marketing…. There isn’t a Million Dollar Earner in the Network Marketing industry who works at more than 1 Direct Selling Company. They may have multiple streams of income but NOT in the same field (Direct Selling). Maybe they own real estate or they have invested in some restaurant but not in another company. You can try to negate my theory on this if you wish and if there ever comes a time that you personally are working in 2 direct selling companies at the same time and you’re making 6 figures per year in both, then I will rescind my statement. But I would like for anyone to name me a Million Dollar Income Earner who is openly (publicly) working 2 Network Marketing deals.
Being a leader in a Direct Selling company (MLM) takes commitment and time. You will start to have to mentor and coach people to help them achieve their ranks or goals that they have set for themselves. How in the world do you think you could coach hundreds of people in 2 different deals, having 2 different compensation plans and 2 different training structures? I can personally barely juggle my 5 kids and keep their names straight when I am trying to lecture them about something. I even get the names mixed up on the sexes of my child. Meaning I will call the girls a boy’s name or vice versa. How in the world could someone keep all these names straight of all the people in the various companies? I know I personally could not do it.
If you are currently working 2 different Direct Selling companies and are having a little bit of success in both of them, then I wish you well and that is sincere. But if your lifelong dream is to become a Million Dollar Earner then you need to focus on the one you believe in the most and GO FOR IT! I mean work hard, work smart and always keep your focus and drive alive!
Another Fact: Network Marketing (Direct Selling) is NOT a bad word or scam. This also applies to Affiliate Marketing (which my company is..) Imagine if Johnson & Johnson decided to become an Affiliate Marketing or Network Marketing company, how fast would you sign up to be able to refer their products to your friends and family and earn a % of what they purchase in that companies products? If you earned 20% of what all your friends and family purchased in the Johnson & Johnson product lines you’d be really adding a nice additional income to your family. Wouldn’t you?
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What if Walmart or Target was an Affiliate Marketing company? What if you earned 10-20% commission on everyone who you referred to shop there……………. Would you sign up to become an affiliate?
That is what the Network Marketing & Affiliate Marketing Industry is….. Simply that, word of mouth advertising about a product or service and someone who referred you earns a commission…… Doesn’t that really help the whole of the country by stimulating the economy for the person who is just trying to get by and help out their families?
I have had the pleasure of meeting some leaders/company owners in this industry. And most of them are awesome people. But no matter what industry you are in, you will ALWAYS meet people who aren’t awesome. You just ignore them and move on your merry way.
Another Fact you should know: In early December of 2013, days before I was wrongfully terminated from my last company, I was actually going to sell my positions. I had intended on leaving because I was told I didn’t fit into the culture anymore. And yes, if the culture is what it is today… I didn’t fit and I no longer had belief because of it… If you ask anyone who has followed me on Facebook or my journey in that company I was committed….. I ate, breathed, slept everything that was about the company.
My point in telling you that, is that there comes a time you need to make a decision in a company you no longer believe in. If you have ever lost your belief in a company, owner, leaders or product you will NEVER get it back. Don’t be afraid of change and don’t stay somewhere you DON’T want to be, simply because you are comfortable. You must break through that fear of just being comfortable in order to achieve the success you really want out of life, because no matter what, IT WILL NEVER happen in a company you don’t believe in anymore. Belief is the MOST IMPORTANT thing in any Network Marketing or Affiliate Marketing company and that is a FACT.
Have an awesome Day!
Live life like you mean it!
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