When you think of Network Marketing you probably have an image in your mind of what network marketing (also known as direct sales or multilevel marketing) is all about–housewives buying and selling Tupperware while gossiping and eating sandwiches, sausages on a stick or a high-pressure salesperson trying to convince you how easily you can become a millionaire if only you and your friends and their friends and so on would buy and sell vitamins shakes, dustpans and brushes and lipsticks.
Both of these images couldn’t be further from the reality of network marketing. It’s neither a hobby nor a get-rich-scheme but an opportunity for you to earn money running your own part- or full-time business.
But what does it take to succeed in this industry?
Choose wisely. There are six key elements you should be looking for when choosing a company to work with.
STABILTY – how old is the company?
PRODUCTS – will consumers use the products on a regular basis? Do you believe in them?
THE PAY PLAN – be clear about, how much you can earn, how often you are paid for selling your products. How much you can earn from your team members.
INTEGRITY OF THE COMPANY – Are they successful, what is their experience in network marketing? Do they have a good reputation?
MOMENTUM and TIMING – Where is the company going? Is it growing?
TRAINING & SYSTEMS – is the training easy to follow, if any? Are the systems given, easy to use?