Friday, January 8, 2010

Afraid of Network Marketing? “Network Marketing is not that bad… if you do it right”

It’s always hard to come back to work after a vacation. We spent the Holidays at my In Laws and I’m just recovering and getting back to the swing of things. A new “swing” I should say, with my mom and 4 year old niece (the one who manifested the snow) visiting with us for few months.

What does this have to do with being afraid of Network Marketing? I’m thinking about new beginnings and how we define “normal”. Even though we have a routine and (kind of) a schedule, there is always something coming up. I know that as a mom, you understand what I mean. Things get in the way and devote the supposedly sacred time to work your business is even more of a challenge.

Network Marketing can be time consuming if you want to be successful. If you are afraid of MLM because you are already busy and stressed, you have to know that taking care of a business is NOT a 5 minute a week plan for success. You do have to work and you can learn how to use your time wisely.

More good news is that done right, Network Marketing is a recession-proof home business. During the Holidays we heard a Radio Show where one Hostess was interviewing a Financial Advisor. He said that Network Marketing is a good option to make extra money or to replace your income if you choose the right company and work. He also explained the difference between a pyramid scheme and a trusted business model.

The Show Hostess confessed that she thought that he was going to say “don’t do it!”, “stay away from it!”, “everything is a scam!” She even realized that many of the products she consumes come from Network Marketing. The most exciting part was when she mentioned that she gets her vitamins from my company saying that they were “the best vitamins in the world".

You can be afraid of Network Marketing for many reasons. For me, time is still an issue. That is why I write about it, to let you know that you are not the only one trying to get everything done. But to be successful in MLM we have to keep our priorities right and make time to work on productive activities.

You can be confident that Network Marketing is a trusted business model that can change your life if you keep working. Not only thrives even in the midst of the Recession but it gets the attention of Massive Communication Media like Radio. The Hostess said “Network Marketing is not that bad… if you do it right”. I’d say it is great.

What are (or were) your MLM fears? What are you doing to overcome them? Leave a comment about it and don’t forget to share this post if it helped you.

We are successful Network Marketing Moms!


Dennis Watson said...

What’s so good about network marketing?

First of all you are compensated for your efforts, the harder you work the more you earn. You can work at your speed, allowing time for family and other pursuits. You determine how, where, and when you work.

Can you earn a great deal of money? Yes, but realize that most people don’t. If you are well connected in a large network of friends and acquaintances, are very outgoing and work hard you certainly can. But for a lot of reasons, most people earn a modest income. Why would it be a problem is you just earned a few hundred dollars a week more than you do now? Wouldn’t it still be worthwhile!

How do you choose a company?

Fist off, is the cost to join reasonable, are there monthly costs and are they reasonable. Do you have to purchase a great deal of product, and hope to sell it or is it shipped directly to the customer. Is it a one time sale or will they automatically order more? Is the compensation plan fare or is it skewed toward the higher producers?

Are the products consumable and of good quality and will people continue to purchase them over time. Is there an auto ship feature so that you don’t have to constantly handle re-orders. Can you belong to more than one marketing opportunity or does the company restrict you to offering only their products.

Dennis F. Watson

Angélica Ried said...

Thank you Dennis, that's great input. One thing that can definitely ease our fears is knowledge. When we know that we can achieve success (either big or modest) and we know how to choose a Company, getting involved in Network Marketing makes sense. Thank you for a great comment.