Is Network Marketing Right For You?
Paul Zane Pilzer on the Power of Network Marketing – NMPRO #1,129
Is network marketing for you?
Updated or modified 10/11/20
Is network marketing right for you? Are you considering joining a network marketing company?
Have you considered if joining a Network Marketing company is worth it?
Maybe you have considered and questioned if network marketing is good or bad for you.
And you are here looking for reassurance, or a reason to say yeah or nay.
If you haven’t yet, you have got to really consider if direct selling, in network marketing is worth your while.
But to a greater extent, ask yourself, is it worth your money?
The idea of networking may have had you saying yeah or nay to the whole concept.
And that my friend is usually based on your first encounter with the marketing of networking.
If you had a pleasant experience, great the network marketer may have understood the business and shown you some professionalism.
And that’s how the business should be. Success in Network Marketing requires both a ton of professionalism and dedication.
With that in mind, allow me to answer the question, is network marketing right for you?
My friend, only you know the answer to that.
When treated thoroughly as a business and following the system provided, most legitimate network marketing business does pay off.
And yes there are many factors that could contribute to you experiencing an unsuccessful business run.
The majority of them have to do with your mindset and skillset.
Skillset has to do with you applying and following the system consistently, in order to generate the most interest, excitement…
and commitment towards the company and its product or service.
The mindset has to do with your inner and outer dialogue. The silent dialogue between your ears.
The one that either empowers you are discourages you. That determines whether you can or cannot succeed.
Going back to the business…
Unfortunately, just as many other readily and socially accepted professions, have their share of unethical practices,…
network marketing has had its share of many unprofessional and unethical practices by some companies and…
their independent business owners.
It is unfortunate but there have been some bad apples associated with this wonderful form of products and services distribution.
However, if this is for you, you can make a difference by becoming a professional network marketer…
by practicing sound, ethical, and professional business principles and behavior.
But you may be wondering if it is a legal form of business?
Yes, it is and John Fogg, editor of Upline referred to it as, “the most extraordinary and exciting business in the world…
One of the beauties of network marketing is that it offers you an “opportunity to serve and support.”
Rod Nichols wrote for entrepreneur, in his article “Deciding if Network Marketing is for You.”
“The main reason so many people are entering network marketing is that it fits the current marketing trends…
On the rise again today.”
This is true especially with the economic conditions today with the COVID-19 pandemic,…
many people all over the globe are searching for more information on network marketing jobs.
They are looking for a way to make money from home.
Websites like businessforhome.org, reportedly have over 1,000 network marketing companies in their database.
They have published that they get anywhere from 2-4 million visits by people looking for information for an opportunity.
Some Financial experts say it’s a “recession proof” industry.
Billionaire Warren Buffet, supposedly said, after purchasing a network marketing, marketing company,…
that it’s the best investment he’d ever made. Now, why am I telling you this?
Because you will hear and read many conflicting and some horror stories about this profession.
And yes, as I have told you above there have been many unscrupulous players in this game.
But there are also many professional and professionally ran companies in this same arena.
There are business owners who truly care about your success and the image and success of this profession.
To that extent, they have conducted themselves professionally and ethically and have joined or created…
organizations dedicated to the policing of this industry.
Tom Peters, the author of “In Search of Excellence,” calls it the first truly revolutionary shift in marketing in the last 50 years.”
That was over 10 years ago.
Devlin Smith, who also wrote for Entrepreneur had this to say in his article 7 Tips For Network Marketing Success….
But what does it take to succeed in this industry?
Vincent J. Kellsey, director of member services for the Direct Selling Women’s Alliance, an organization that provides
a variety of resources to women and men in the direct-selling industry, offers these tips for making it:
Choose wisely. There are six key elements you should be looking for [when selecting an opportunity].
*** Number one: stability. How old is the company?
*** Number two is the excellent products or services that consumers will use and need more of…
*** Number three is the pay plan
*** Number four is the integrity of the company and the management.
*** Number five is momentum and timing.
*** Number six is support, training and business systems.
Today More Network Marketing is Being Done Online
Almost gone are the days when you bother friends and family to join you in your new business..
Today, the internet can be your main marketing tool.
And there are powerful ways for you to use it… to reach folks on Social Media, search engines, video mail, email and more.
You can set up your website with something called an autoresponder.
It’s a tool used as a method to capture leads (names and email addresses) of people interested in what you have to offer.
The autoresponder can follow up with those people with precise email messages..
One of the greatest keys to success in this industry is follow-up.
Today, technology in automation on the Internet has allowed for a much more consistent method of following up.
Robert Laura contributor to Forbes.com in his article Would You Join A Multi-Level Marketing Company For Retirement Income?
“not to mention helping people see the importance of planning for the non-financial aspects of retirement such as replacing a work identity,
staying relevant and connected, as well as keeping mentally and physically fit.
Something multi-level marketing as well as network marketing companies are poised to capitalize on. As a result, the industry could soon experience
larger than life growth, spurred by baby boomers looking to adjust their retirement feelings and plans.”
Knowing this and what you found on the other linked sites, I ask you the original question, ” is network marketing right for you?”
Before you answer, let me ask another question. What if you had practically all the tools you need to succeed online, provided to you in one suite?
What if the suite of tools made up a complete done for you marketing system that saves you money and time and peace of mind in doing your marketing campaigns? Do you think you have the work ethic and could give it a dedication that could lead to you being highly successful online?