Friday, February 27, 2009

What is Network Marketing and MLM? Part 1

This is the first of two parts for this post.

Are Network Marketing and MLM the same? What is Network Marketing? What is MLM?

Network Marketing and MLM are, basically, the same. They are two ways to look at the same thing, which is a business model. Network Marketing or MLM is a way of conducting business, of distributing products, services or information.

Network Marketing refers to the way the marketing is made, how the sales are created, how the distribution of products take place. So, the marketing in this business is made through a network of people. How you create that network is up to you. Traditionally, this would be the circle of influence you already have and build day by day with people you know (family, friends, coworkers, etc.). By connecting with them you can reach their own circle of influence too, so that the network never stops growing.

In recent years, the Internet has helped creating a new way to network with people you don’t need to know personally. Internet Network Marketing is becoming more and more popular, and it means that the Network is created online.

When you join a Network Marketing company, you start your own business. The start up cost is usually below a thousand dollars, very low compared with any other business you would want to start. Now your goal is to sell products, services or information (depending on the Company you choose) through that network I talked about. You can use traditional methods, Internet Network Marketing or a combination of both.

In the next part I'll talk specifically about MLM.

We are Successful Network Marketing Moms!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Why Stay At Home Moms can have a successful Network Marketing business

To be successful in Network Marketing you don’t need experience or high education. Anyone can do it. What you need, among other qualities, is to have the will to learn, be persistent, be consistent and work hard. And Stay At Home Moms know how to do that.

We learn something different with every stage of our children’s development. When you think you have figured out your parenting style and disciplinary strategy, along comes another child that tears everything down. And you have to learn again. It happens also when your only child learns new tricks and you have to keep up.

In Network Marketing there are always new things to learn, even when you think you have learned or read enough. Maybe it’s not because they invented a new way to do something, but because you didn’t know anything about it before. When you think you know how to give a presentation, you learn a new strategy that makes so much sense, you have to implement it.

Or a way to prospect, or a marketing strategy that makes things easier or new technology. We have to be willing to learn or we can easily stay behind and not get ahead in the business. We can even lose money if we are not willing to learn.

We are successful Network Marketing Moms!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Work at home Moms: when do you work?

If you are working at home mom, you are adding to your current responsibilities. Whether you stay at home or work outside the house, you already have a lot to do. Let's face it: we don't have time to do more. What we have to do is make the time, manage it, organize it.

We all have 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. How are you going to make everything fit in your schedule?

We moved almost 2 weeks ago and it has been so crazy that I decided to focus on the move and nothing else. There are still bags and boxes laying around the house and not everything has a place but eventually it will look better. Now is time to go back to work and focus on more than one thing.

Working from home has its challenges, I've said it before. But one of them is at the same time one of its great advantages: we can set our working hours, we decide when we take vacations, we schedule activities according to our own criteria. This way we are truly responsible for our success or lack of it.

When do you work? Even when you don't feel like it or when you have to move. I gave myself a two week break and I now I have to regain my focus. Whatever you do, just don't stop!

We are successful Network Marketing Moms!