In today’s world, there are many people in our society that truly believe Network Marketing is a scam, and you can’t make money at it. I’ve personally had this told to me many times, even by loved ones. The viewpoint of most people in the world is that ones you finish high school, you are “supposed,” to go to college, get a degree, and find a good paying job that you can one day climb up that corporate ladder, to support your family.
I call B.S. And one of the biggest speakers on wealth, T. Harv Eker agrees with me. Not only does he agree that working for an hourly amount in a salaried job doesn’t lead to wealth, but he believes in network marketing as an opportunity that does. Check out his quote from the book Secrets of the Millionaire Mind.”
“If you don’t have a brilliant business idea, not to worry: you can use someone else’s. First, you can become a commissioned salesperson. Selling is one of the world’s highest-paid professions. If you’re good, you can earn a fortune. Second, you can join a network marketing company. There are dozens of excellent ones, and they have in place all of the products and systems you need, to get started immediately. For just a few bucks, you can become a distributor and have all the benefits of owning a business with few of the administrative hassles.”
Not only is Eker a multi-millionaire who teaches others to become millionaires and someone I follow for content, but he endorses Network Marketing! He’s a wealthy man that has “done the do” of earning wealth and appreciates network marketing as the franchise in disguise it is! He acknowledges the beauty in business without walls concept, and sees the infinite amount of money that people can make, following our business model.
I truly believe in my heart that life is meant to be lived and enjoyed. Life is meant to be created by design. In fact, based on polls, surveys, and research, it is found that over seventy percent of people hate their jobs! There is no doubt that one can find success in just about anything they do, depending on the tools that they possess. For instance, there are millions of people who have made a career out of retail and have made good money earning commissions from the products they sell, but there’s no residual income. It’s close to impossible to make money while you sleep, when in sales.
This is where network marketing comes in as a franchise in disguise. Network marketing gives the opportunity of starting a small business, for a great price. Starting any business (whether large or small) often takes a lot of capital to jumpstart. Many long for the desire to become the next “big” company, the new Google, the next million/billion dollar business. In reality, most small businesses can’t make it or struggle to turn a profit—only 30% of small businesses survive their tenth year of business, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Network marketing makes owning a business affordable. And, with Network Marketing, when you put in the work on days one and beyond, your income matches your effort and allows for a continuous flow of income.
Benefits of Network Marketing Model
- You don’t have to design or create new products.
- You don’t have employees that need to be paid.
- You can climb as high up on the ladder as it goes.
- You create your work schedule.
- Residual Income. Residual Income. Residual Income.
Eker agrees, on page 158 of Secrets of the Millionaire Mind he notes, “Network marketing, for example, is an amazing concept. First, it doesn’t usually require you to put up a lot of up-front capital. Second, once you’ve done the initial work, it allows you to enjoy ongoing residual income (another form of income without you working), year after year. Try creating that from a regular nine-to-five job!”
No matter what age you are, most people are looking towards the future and planning for it. (Heck, I’m turning fifty this year!) There are different types of retirement plans, but most of that is set by the employer. The amount that goes into that has a bar that you can’t go past. This means you’re dependent on them matching a price to live the life you desire. That’s the difference between having a salary and being in control of your income. When you’re in charge, there’s no cap on the money you make. Not only that, becoming a network marketing stand out doesn’t require a degree or special skills. Anybody can have a chance at creating their own legacy for themselves, their children, or for anyone else for that matter.
Network Marketing certainly isn’t for everyone, but it can be. It’s ultimately up to the individual and how much they desire to live life by design and have the money needed to enjoy it.