It's 2019. It's about time you took another look at network marketing. Or a first look. Why? It's come a long way and so have you. And no doubt, you still have a ways to go on this journey of living your dream life and leaving a legacy of inspirational impact. Plus, here's just 3 ways network marketing might just be the smartest and fastest route to your success that you never really considered before.
1. You're Doing it Anyway So You May As Well Get Paid For It
Find something you can get behind, fall in love with, share with conviction and originality...and get paid for!
In fact, it's likely you already have a degree of influence and it's highly likely you've recommended something someone else should try and they've tried it because you said so. 'Game of Thrones is the best show on the planet, you have to watch it!' 'Oh my tastebuds, you have got to try that Acai bowl down the road, it's the best!' 'Thanks, I got it from Topshop, you should check it out, they have the warmest jackets and it's totally your style.'
Yeah, look at you SHARING with conviction! Yeah, look at NONE of the profits you just sent that companies way coming back to you! Uh huh. In it's most basic form, network marketing is sharing something of benefit to another and getting paid for the recommendation. And you do it for free all the dang time.
2. A Side Hustle Can Be Smart, Not Scary
OK, so the likes of Gary Vee et al spruik the benefits of side hustles for creating choice and financial sustainability no matter the economic climate. I'm no financial adviser or foreseer of the future, but what I can say on side hustles, is they work if you do and they don't have to be as scary as they sound.
Side hustle. Like, sometimes we barely have time for the main let alone the side and the hustle part.... it can all sound seriously exhausting. But get yourself truly educated and stop inflating the 'work' that you need to put in to make a network marketing business work for you. Instead, compare it to the jobs you've had or currently have, or in my case, I often compare it to my traditional businesses and remember I'm not stuck, this is not hard, and just get on with following the system.
Call network marketing businesses a 'business in a box' if you wish, but most smart and ethical companies come pre-setup with websites, your own online dashboard, inventory, payment channels and logistics sorted for you so you don't have to spend time and money building these from scratch. And systems. I wrote the entire Policies, Procedures and Health and Safety manuals, trainings and systems for everything from customer service to how to fire someone for our first traditional business. It took a YEAR and several certifications later.
Turn an expense into an income with products you didn't have to formulate, manufacture or even deliver yourself and that are consumable products that everyone uses.
Find an income stream business vehicle that is ready for you to essentially open; that is future-proof because it has a great product people actually want; that has a supportive, fair and fun culture, and get started on the work of building it on the side of whatever else you do by following their systems. Commit, develop, do, and change what isn't working in your life with the results you get from doing so. That is smart.
3. Your Dream Life is Worth Thinking Differently For...
Your goal of becoming a writer, starting your own clothing company, or travelling the world teaching history may never happen without the time and financial freedom to do so. Network Marketing businesses - when built smartly and sustainably - can produce that vehicle of time and income to make your dreams actually happen. Of course, you could be frozen by fear and doubt and not change anything, stay where you are, and possibly watch as someone else lives your best life, or you could decide to think differently, be coachable, and do it anyway.
Start where you are with what you have and great business model and product you love. Start believing in something better and be committed to finding it and resilient enough to work at it, with it and perhaps for little return initially (because, compounding income!), so that you can live with a lot in time. The time will pass anyway, and like I keep saying, it might not take as long as you think!