the business of the 21st century
Some of us are at a certain age where we recall the cleverly coiffed street smarts of New Kid On The Block, to those of us in the know, NKOTB, and their killer hit, Hangin' Tough.
Network marketing has been around for an age, but it's picking up steam in a world of online business and social media. Effectively, it is a model where businesses pay you for your word of mouth about their products to other prospective customers, turning what is already an expense in your life into an income.
NetworkING PROFESSIONALS AS ENTREPRNEURS
What's new and interesting about network marketing? It's gone global in a world of social media, real-time connectedness, entrepreneurial spirit and global online microbusiness, and it has fast become a professional discipline - one to be both admired and learned.
Social media five years ago was in a similar state - we spent a lot of time talking about it, defending its faith, educating ourselves, learning it, debating its merits. Now we learn about it in university and at courses. So too, Network Marketing has just started to be taught at Harvard University.
Network marketing as time freer
Network Marketing is currently fast building a reputation as a professional discipline and the sooner the discipline is taught in all universities, not just Harvard, the better. But it hasn't reached critical mass yet, particularly in Australia, and that means one thing.
Opportunity to create scale in a business faster than you may be able to in five years time. Opportunity to go global and travel. Opportunity to build a team of people in network marketing that you've dreamed of working with. Opportunity to learn a new skill and discipline and to earn as you learn.
However, it's not easy. It's not a get-rich-quick scheme, more like get-rich-slow. But it does mean that any work you do is not about exchanging time for money, it becomes about diversifying the income streams in your life to create passive income from a group of people who are already regularly consuming products and have decided to turn this existing expense into an income.
What kind of person CAN RUN THEIR OWN BUSINESS?
Here's what one might look for in a professional network marketer, as there are attributes that lend themselves to running this type of business successfully.
- Be willing to learn
- Have passion
- Be diligent
- Be productive
- Ability to have fun
- Happy, enthusiastic type of person
- Entrepreneurial spirit a plus
- Have a mouth, laptop and a phone
... that's it! You don't have to be uber-confident, or be able to 'sell', or to be a fully fledged leader, a trainer. You just need to be positive, willing to learn, and happy to give it a go.
Network Marketing can be as big or as small a venture as you want it to be. It all depends on your vision of success and what your business and life goals are. But the first step is to find out more and get the information to be able to evaluate if it is the right fit for you.
What are some benefits of starting AN ONLINE business?
Build a network with passive income
Create scale through a local, national and global business
Hand pick your team - work with those you admire
Build a values-based business, a business with heart
Learn and earn - receive return on investment from day one
Travel opportunities abound! Renew your passport
Self-development, self-awareness and daily learning
Coaching and mentoring to create the best version of yourself