Network/MLM Marketing Is Not A Scam

And no, I am not drinking the Kool-Aid.

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What is Network Marketing?

Network marketing is a direct selling method that gives independent distributors the ability to build a business by selling goods and services directly to customers. They also have the opportunity to add a team of distributors underneath them. Distributors are given percentages of profits that their recruits make. The amount varies depending on the level hence the term multilevel (MLM). Compensation plans also differ among MLM companies.

Amway is the black sheep of the industry.

There are some great companies with incredible products. Unfortunately, some companies such as Amway, operate in a way that gives the industry a black eye. Amway is often accused of focusing more on recruiting than providing quality products.

What is the problem with Amway?

Lack of transparency: When people are recruited the distributors often avoid revealing exactly what the business is. They even refuse to say the word Amway.

Come on, be a #Bossbabe!

I was roped into buying vitamins from a friend’s MLM program in my early twenties. I was put on a conference call that included my friend, her husband, and her father-in-law. They talked a lot, raving about how I could obtain an abundant lifestyle once I joined their team. At the time I had no desire to take part in a home-based business. I already had a full-time job.

Can it work for you?

The right product is the key to making money in network marketing. You need to represent a product you believe in and are proud to stand behind. So many of these companies continue to thrive because of the products as well as the hype of making it big. If you are not willing to use the product yourself then that’s a red flag that it may not be the business for you.

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Editor of Inspire 250 and Mystic Spirituality.

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