The network marketing industry is generating a massive $178 billion in global sales, far surpassing the record industry with $16bn and the film industry at $80bn. But what is all the fuss about?
To help you understand what network marketing is, we must first explain what it isn’t. First, network marketing isn’t a pyramid scheme. Pyramids are illegal programmes where people invest money based on the promise that other people will put in money that will filtrate back to them and somehow, they’ll get rich. A pyramid is strictly a money game and has no basis in real commerce. Normally, there’s no product involved at all, just money changing hands.
Network marketing is a legitimate business. First, it’s based on providing people with real, legitimate products they need and want at a fair price.
Brands and businesses have wised up to the fact that consumers would rather buy products from a friend over a nameless store, lining a multi millionare CEO’s pockets. Plus, the added bonus is brands involved in network marketing (Herbal Life, Jeunesse, Mighty Buyer etc) don’t have to pay for expensive shops, marketing or advertising costs. They are simply relying on a go-getting breed, of (mainly) hard working women, promoting their products to friends, family and acquaintances. This is how people make money, there is a slice of the pie that goes directly to them.
You have probably already noticed the plethora of posts on social media… “Join my team” or ”Get rich working from home” or a friend pushing a product and inviting you to either buy it or get on board and sell it yourself. While you might have sniggered at this, don’t brush it off too quickly. These network marketing businesses are actually providing the opportunity for people to earn a decent wage working from home.
We are living in a day and age where for many two paychecks are necessary for families to stay afloat. While women invariably are the ones that give up their full time jobs to take care of the children it is them that suffer the most at having to go back to full time work… they feel they neglect their children, have to dash around collecting kids and dropping them to football practice and also pay for expensive childcare costs if they’re unable to do everything themselves – all this on top of a full time job. It can be shattering. So what if they could essentially become their own boss, choose their own hours and start a potentially lucrative career from home, without having to give anything up or neglect their families and with no huge start up costs. Well this is exactly the lifestyle choice network marketing is providing today.
To help explain in detail about network marketing, Marbella Rocks caught up with two seasoned network marketers here on the coast to hear their stories.
LILY DENIES (42, MARBELLA – SPAIN)
“I was a stay at home mum but wanted to work. I knew I couldn’t have a regular 48 hour a week job and work under someone because I still had to care for my 2 children. I also couldn’t afford the costs of starting my own business, staying in the same place (as my husband likes to travel) and huge overheads of starting a shop for example. Then when I found out about network marketing through a friend I realised it could be the perfect job for me – and it is. Women love to talk, connect and share things – and this is simply what network marketing is. Except when you share and tell people about your business you get a commission. When you sign people up you are helping to empower them too so they can earn extra money – plus the way multi-level marketing works you get a commission from their sales too. It is a win, win situation.
I am currently working within the Mighty Buyer network with my own online shop that supplies 1 million products from the likes of top brands including Apple, Versace and Rolex. My shop only launched on November 1st and I currently have 125 people in my team (either signed by myself or through someone I’ve signed) and have already generated a good income.
I probably only work 4 hours a day, 3 or 4 days a week so this can slot in with all my other jobs as a mum and wife. Plus as socialiising is part of the job I find myself out and about a lot more. I couldn’t be happier.”
If you are interested in joining her team at Mighty Buyer contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
SARAH MARSHALL (46, SOTOGRANDE)
“I live in the sunshine, I love the sunshine! I spent my career travelling and had taken a long break to support my husband and raise my son. Last year I finally had the time to get back into doing something for me. Whatever I did would have to work around my family and the school run, and be centred around something that I love. Through my sister, a fashion designer, I had been introduced to a company called Gandy´s, who´s story and product both appealed to me instantly. They produce beach and summer gear and a large percentage of the profits go to charity.
The charity is very close to the heart of the Gandy´s founders, as they were children orphaned in the 2004 tsunami, and they now spend their spare time helping other orphaned children in Asia. I now know that everything I sell ultimately helps a child far less fortunate than our own. To create a more well rounded product offering I have also researched and identified other lifestyle products that cater for people living in the 300 plus days of sunshine every year on the Costa del Sol. They all compliment the Gandy´s fashion products and focus on looking good and staying young (not just at heart!). My company ´Flop and Dots´ specialises in beach wear, rejuvenating beauty products and jewellery, and can access products not always easy to come by in Southern Spain.
As well as using my soon to be launched website, www.flopanddots.com, I also host party´s locally where a few people can get together, without any pressure to buy, and have a glass of wine and peruse a wide sample of what we have to offer. It is wonderful as I am promoting fantastic brands and socialising at the same time.”
If you are interested in joining her on this exciting adventure or to work in network marketing contact: email@example.com
JADE WOOLLEY (31, SOTOGRANDE – SPAIN)
“In 2014 I moved to Spain for my partners work and became a stay at home mum. Whilst I loved every second with my son, I found it hard as I had always been financially independent and generally missed the adult interaction of a work place. I am sure many mums can relate to this.
Then I was introduced to a business through a friend that totally changed my life. An organisation that is creating opportunities for millions of people to start their own business from home; a business that is set up to support small business owners gain huge financial success and freedom. It fits perfectly around my son and our current commitments, allowing me to make my own money in the stolen moments of the day, gain my financial independence back and meet and interact with people all over the world.
My business is a whole food based health & nutrition product line that bridges the gap between what we should eat and what we do eat every day. All our products are plant based and vegan-friendly. At the Health Evolution our aim is to inspire people to live a healthier lifestyle with the support of our product line.
My business has the potential to generate an income upwards of €5,000+ per month dependant on your goals, with staggering additional bonuses. I have started building my team to help others achieve a residual income and I love meeting new people; sharing my journey and helping people change their lives.“
To find out more about the products or to join Jade’s team at Health Evolution contact: Jade_Woolley@hotmail.co.uk