What is Network Marketing?

I have been asked this question half a dozen times in the past fortnight so thought I would share what I know to be true about the industry.

“The 40 Year Career VS The 4 Year Career”

Since the commencement of the Industrial Revolution in the late 18th Century the idea of a career has been to work 40 hours a week for 40 years.

In our lives and throughout our upbringings, the ‘normal’ path for most of us is;
1. get a good education… a three/four year degree is your ticket
2. get a good job with a big company…with lots of benefits
3. Work there for 40 years, then you can retire and enjoy the GOLDEN YEARS

Don’t you hate the word ‘normal’ ?

Let’s just dispel a myth, going to University does not make you the smartest person in a room. Yes, I may understand the teaching world and the national curriculum better than someone who graduated with a degree in medicine but flip the tables and I know little or nothing about medicine.

We can learn a heck of a lot more about our little world and the people in it just from talking to people, reading non-fiction books from actually being present in our own lives and not viewing everything from a TV, laptop or smart phone screen. (I understand how hypocritical this sounds when I am inviting you to read this online blog but everything in moderation, right?)

The alternative to that 40 year career I mentioned at the top… is Network Marketing!

As a society, we need to get smart on Network Marketing before the forecasted ‘jobless society’ takes a hold. I am not talking about getting an opinion from Sally down the road who worked with (insert MLM company here) 25 years ago and had a horrific experience. I’m talking about really learning the facts about the next trillion dollar industry. Network Marketing is a slick, well maintained industry which has been proven to change lives and realise dreams.

The universal method of operation in a Network Marketing company is to USE the product or service, RECOMMEND their product or service and INVITE people to take a look at their product or service. By doing these 3 simple things you will RECEIVE an income.

But when it comes down to it, it’s not about the industry or the people. It about YOU. What do YOU want? Is it the flexibility to choose what you do, when you work and who you work with? Is it to stay at home with your babies and avoid missing all the ‘firsts’ in their lives? Is it financial freedom? Is it to help others make a better life for themselves and their families? Whatever it is, Network Marketing has the answers and there are hundreds of MLM companies out there now that you can research and find your perfect match. I am forever grateful to my company that I was able to find them.

“This is not a trial run” I think sometimes we get so caught up in the rat race that we feel we are working towards something. “One day when…” But really, YOU ONLY GET ONE LIFE SO MAKE IT THE ONE YOU DREAM ABOUT.

All of the information is based on what I know to be true and my opinions on the industry. I have taken great inspiration from author Richard Brooke and his book “The Four Year Career” which is based on the Network Marketing industry.



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