Network marketing – Are you in it for the money?

Network marketing is it all about the money?


network marketing for the money



I was going to start this article by saying that if you you told me that you aren’t in network marketing for the money, I’d know you’re lying. However, I’m sure that there are a lot of people who are in network marketing for some other reason than making money. There are probably some people who joined to get a lower price on their products. There are probably some people who joined to make friends. There may be others who have some other reason that they joined.


Personally, I think you’re crazy if you don’t at least consider network marketing for the money! You joined, right? You paid your hard earned money. Why not look into the opportunity. You never know. You could be the next guru out there.


I’m not joking about this. If you joined a network marketing company, then you owe it to yourself to at least try to build the business side of this. Even if you fail or just don’t like it, you are no worse off than you are now.


Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, let’s look into this a bit deeper.


When I joined network marketing, I wanted to make enough money so I could quit working altogether. If I did anything, it would be because wanted to do it and not because I had to do it! I’ve read tons of rags to riches stories in network marketing. It does happen. I mean, why not me?


Network marketing is a lot different than most traditional businesses. In a traditional business, you have to compete with the other businesses in your area who are in the same type of business that you own. You can pretty much count on the fact that you won’t have anyone to help you along the way.


I’ve owned my traditional business for 32 years, as of this writing. It’s called Maid For You Home Cleaning Service. At any given time, I have to compete with 6 or 7 franchises in the area. There are a few cleaning businesses that are locally owned and have been around as long as I have. Then there any number of one person operations. I’ve estimated it at around 50 or maybe 60 businesses that I have to compete with at any one time. That’s a tall order for any business owner.


competition in network marketing


It is not quite the same in network marketing. You do have competition. There might be other distributors from your company, in your area. You may be in a tough niche like weight loss and have to compete against Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers, store brand weight loss products and any other network market weight loss company in your area, but you have an advantage. You have people who are in your upline who are encouraged and compensated to help you to be successful! As a network marketing distributor, you should do everything in your power to take advantage of this!


It is this one difference that I am here to talk about.


If you want to be successful in network marketing then you are going to have to find people who are willing to be helped. You can make some money just selling the products. You can probably make a bunch of money, if you can sell enough products. You can probably get paid for recruiting new people into your business, but you can only make a lot of money by finding people who are willing to build a business of their own.


It helps to have a passion for the industry. If you don’t 100% believe in network marketing people will be able to tell and you will have a more difficult time sponsoring people into your business. You should have a passion for your products. If you don’t, you won’t be able to sell them and you may never qualify for bonus checks. You should also have a very strong passion for helping other people get what they want.


One of my favorite Zig Ziglar quotes is:


You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.”


It’s repeated so often, in network marketing, that it is almost a cliche now, but it does get to the heart of the matter.


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Money should be a by product of helping other people get what they want. In my traditional business, I help people have a clean home. I can remember back to when I used to do the actual cleaning. I’d finish and look around and say to myself, “Wow, that made a big difference.” People would come home, from work and be thrilled. Their house was clean and they didn’t have to do any work! They were all too happy to pay me. They had a clean home and they had their weekends were free for other things besides cleaning house. It is a true win-win situation!


It network marketing, you do the same thing. You find people who can be helped by your products and by your business opportunity. Your job is to find enough of them to help and convince them that you have the solution that they have been looking for.


If you can solve their problems, they will be happy to pay!  Your company will be happy to pay you too.


If you are only in network marketing to make money, then you will have problems. People will see that you don’t really care about them. They will be able to tell that you don’t care if you are really helping them or not. To them it will be like you just want to separate them from their hard earned money.


I would suggest that you change your attitude to 100% giving. You should approach every situation with the attitude of, “How can I help you?” If you can help them, then fine, help them. If you can’t solve any of their problems then you shouldn’t be trying to do business with them!


Let money and success be a by product of the number of people that you have been able to help! To be honest, if you are in it just for the money, then you really don’t deserve any!


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