It’s hard to escape network marketing as an industry these days. Whether it’s a catalogue through your door, or a post on social media, we’re all aware of the growing success of multi-level marketing (MLM). With such a hype around the industry, you must have wondered whether you could do it too.
In case you’re unsure, network marketing, also known as team marketing and multi-level marketing (or MLM), is an effective and proven business model that uses personal recommendation to promote and retail a company’s products or services. The industry has grown massively in recent years, and continues to do so steadily, with network marketing creating more millionaires than any other industry.
But maybe you’re still not convinced. After all, this way of working is not for everyone. That’s why I’ve spoken to a whole host of network marketers to find out what they love most about their business, their top tips and advice, and more information to help you make a decision.
“Don’t let MLM, or what people say about MLM, scare you. Everyone does network marketing on a daily basis, but they don’t get paid for it. People refer others to movies, restaurants, and stores daily, but do not make any money from it. MLM just gives you the chance to get paid for what you already do!”
– Scott Fichter
“Since starting my business, I’ve become much more aware of how important mindset is to your general wellbeing.”
“I knew nothing about network marketing when I started. I think in retrospect, that was an advantage for me. I guess if I had to choose though, I wish I would’ve known more about organising my time and the daily discipline it takes to be successful. I was very used to clocking in and out for someone else.”
– Cindi Sheets Murphy
“What do I enjoy most about Network Marketing? The freedom and choice it gives me in regards to time with my family and travel.”
“Since starting my business, I feel better about myself and find great pride in doing the same for others.”
– Nicole Hate
“Having been in network marketing for over 20 years, I have seen it all. When I was new, I wish I had realised that people not being interested in my products was nothing personal against myself.”
“My favourite thing about network marketing is helping others to find the products that will actually help them.”
“You’ll never know until you try! Lots of hard work will eventually pay off.”
“When I was first introduced to network marketing I saw an industry where I could succeed. What’s more, I saw a support system that would help me achieve my goals, reward me for my hard work and inspire me to know no limits. It has not only enabled me to create the life of my dreams but it has helped me develop into the person I am today.”
– Jayne Leach
“Network Marketing provides an amazing opportunity and the support and coaching is brilliant.”
“If you’re not willing to work hard, this industry is not for you. Network marketing is not some ‘get rich quick scheme’, but an opportunity to build a sustainable business over time.”
“One of my favourite things about this business is meeting new friends and being blown away by their determination to change others’ lives.”
– Louise Hanson
“My top tip for new network marketers is to do your research. Get to know as much about the industry as you can and learn effective ways to grow your business. Always be willing to learn.”
“Mindset is key in MLM. Personal development should be a huge focus and you should always have a plan of action.”
“Be consistently persistent. Success won’t happen overnight.”
“With your warm market, don’t burn them out, just look for who’s open. Stop putting so much pressure to close Aunt Suzy and just see if Aunt Suzy is open to checking it out, then, move her along the process.”
– Ray Higdon
So, what do you think?
If you think Network Marketing might be for you, take a look at the information here. If you fancy a chat, to see how I can help you build your very own location independent business, feel free to get in touch.