Network marketing: How to be your own boss Network marketing: How to be your own boss

Network marketing: How to be your own boss

It is really easy to get sick of the 9-5 world. You spend a lot of time working and maybe you don’t get enough money. Traditional work environments are not the only option available. You can make a living by being your own boss and here’s how.

Network marketing is a popular method of making business. And yes, we know what you are thinking: a lot has been said about this because it is usually mistaken by a pyramid scheme.

But here’s the difference: a pyramid scheme focuses on money being made by recruiting other people. These people get in the pyramid system believing they are a step away from making a big fortune, but they are actually just giving their money to others while struggling to get their share. 

Instead, network marketing is focused on selling a product. Many companies use this business model. One of the most popular ones is Tupperware. The best thing about network marketing is that you can make a living by selling products, so you decide your work schedule.

There’s no need for you to be on the clock because you are your own boss and you decide which selling strategy suits you best.

But of course, not all that glitters is gold. There are some not-so-good things about network marketing that you need to take into account before you decide to explore the waters. The most obvious one is the similarity to a pyramid scheme.

Before you get involved, you need to do thorough research to make sure you are engaging in a legitimate network marketing model and not in a pyramid scheme. Keep in mind that the focus of network marketing is on sales. Not on recruitments. If you contact someone that claims you can make a fortune by recruiting new people, you are probably better off running away.

So, how to get started?

Decide which product you want to sell. At first, you are most likely required to invest some money in purchasing those products, so be very careful with your research.

Once you’ve decided on the product you are going to sell, you need to spread the word. Talk to your family and friends and let them know you are selling a new product. You can also consider building a website or market your business on social media.

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