Why all the hype about Network Marketing?
Also referred to as Multi-level Marketing (MLM) and Direct selling (DSA), Network Marketing is a method of marketing goods and services to consumers which has created business opportunities for more than 18 million Americans in every state, congressional district and community in the country while generating $34 billion ($114 billion globally) in revenue each year. Ninety percent of direct selling consultants work fewer than 30 hours a week and the industry shows no signs of diminishment.
No WONDER this industry attracts so many parents who are looking to replace their corporate incomes with something more flexible! But are they successful?
Building fortunes… or flops?
The biggest question for many seems to be the confusion of the wage gap between the highest and the lowest earners. If the income earning potential is the same for everyone, then why is it that SOME network marketers earn tens of thousands every month while others (who seem to work every bit as hard) bring in $25- $100 a month?
An opportunity for success for one person may be a disaster for another. It is our goal to provide you with everything you need to know how to find success in your Network Marketing business, even if it means giving you some tough love!
The benefits of becoming a Network Marketer
Starting an at-home business can be pricey and time consuming. Network Marketing companies will shoulder the majority of the burden at a fraction of the cost. Reputable NMs offer all the financial benefits and flexibility of owning your own company without the headache of logos, legalities, rental of office space, patents, shipping and a million other things that solo entrepreneurs might have to deal with. Instead, you can plug into a ready made business with an already proven infrastructure without the risk or the added expense. In addition, some network marketing companies provide the best comprehensive training around… at no additional cost.
How does it work?
Network marketing simply means customers don’t buy the products they want from a storefront—they buy them directly from an independent distributor. And when they do, residual profits and commissions are earned from these purchases. Distributors introduce people to the products through personal contacts and one-on-one demonstrations, then compensated on the sales generated as well as the sales generated by those who are recruited.
Always Advocating for You…
We’ve covered several topics on Network Marketing in the past, so you may want to revisit the following shows in our library:
On Today’s Show…
We are going to talk about the current challenges that many Network Marketers are facing in this global industry, how your desperation might have been preyed upon to recruit YOU (which could be the same ineffective and destructive tactics you may be using to grow your own business) … and what you can do to change it all around to become a TOP EARNER right now. =) =) Joining us in the studio today is an extraordinary expert in helping small business owners, a passionate advocate for Network Marketers and a top income earner herself, Mary-Jane Mehlenbacher. On her mission to give working parents the freedom to stay on top of their busy careers from the beach to the bleachers, Mary-Jane created an online Customer Relationship Management system called FIITFU, a virtual office allowing moms and dads to work anywhere and put their families first. LEARN MORE about FIITFU here—>
Meet Mary-Jane Mehlenbacher!
Mary-Jane Mehlenbacher is the Founder and CEO of an online Customer Relationship Management system designed for Direct Sales called Fiitfu (which stands for Fortune is in the Follow-Up). Mary-Jane was driven to create Fiitfu to support the success of women in Network Marketing and to empower mothers to become more efficient and effective in their businesses to allow them to spend more quality time with their families.
Building on her Sales and Marketing diploma and 20 years of experience in Corporate Sales, Mary-Jane launched into the Direct Sales career when she was searching for a way to stay home with her daughter, Jaglin. After growing her team to a large number of members, Mary-Jane embarked on a new adventure by creating Fiitfu, as a way to share her hard won knowledge of relationship building, client retention and team growth. Fiitfu has become the Virtual Office for the top perfomers with Direct Sales companies around the world and gives them to freedom to run their businesses from anywhere there is an internet connection. Mary-Jane puts this to the test herself, as she uses Fiitfu to keep in touch and keep on top of everything from the peaks of Whistler to her rustic family cabin off the coast of British Columbia.