Benefits of Network Marketing

by Kevin on July 25, 2012

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To help everyone develop a more supportive relationship with their spouse, we have talked about what network marketing is, what to look for in an opportunity, and several subjects relating to being a supportive spouse.

All that is great, but if you are like most people, you probably want to know what the benefits of being in this business are.  There are quite a few, and I am sharing a few of them these based on watching my wife and her team.

Personal Development – Being in network marketing gives a huge chance to develop yourself in a wide range of personal development opportunities.  The journey to success in network marketing gives  you the chance to challenge yourself in a wide variety of ways and to come out better on the other side.

Monetary – Whether a little extra money to save up for a vacation, kids college fund, or what can one day be a great paying “job,” network marketing gives these opportunities.   By absolutely no means is this a get rich quick scheme.  Although there are no guarantees (just like any business), the opportunity is there.  With persistence  and challenging your comfort level, the rewards are really out there for you to go after.

Sense of community – When joining a network marketing company, you join a team.  Those in your upline are truly vested in your success.  The better you do the more money they make.  Beyond just those who are vested in sharing in your successes, you are surrounded by people all working towards the same purpose together.  Everyone is running their own race, and the community is amazing for building relationships.  As you build an organization, your sense of community becomes stronger.  The building of your organization does not happen overnight, but the sense of community can happen on day one.

Friendships – I have watched my wife build some amazing friendships with others in the network marketing community as well as develop stronger relationships with people who were already friends outside of the community.  Admittedly, I was nervous that our existing friends would not be supportive of her networking marketing business.  In reality, many bonds have been strengthened because Michelle reached out to people she had not in awhile.  While I thought the business might be some 900 pound gorilla in the room that our friends outside of the business did not want to talk about, what I have found is that our friends have been curious about and genuinely interested in our experiences in the business even if they themselves have not been interested in joining.

Support – Part of being of being in the community is being in a network of support.  There is training, development, classes, and people who will cheer you on regardless of whether or not you are directly in the same upline or downline.  You are still on the same team.  I have seen people come to support one another in non-business times of need – family problems, deaths in the family, and many other personal times of need.

Confidence – What I have seen over and over again are people challenging themselves to be more than they thought they could be.  To challenge their own status quo.  To take themselves out of their own comfort zone.  What comes out again and gain on the other side is consistently a stronger, more confident person who ready to take on more of the challenges that life has to offer.  It is what I have seen with Michelle and many others.

What benefits have you gotten from network marketing or hope to get?

  • Inspired Minds Want to Grow

    All of the above!! Although not all friends have been supportive, but it’s ok. You learn a lot about yourself as well as others in this business, and the key is to not take it personally. Someone else’s lack of interest has nothing to do with you, and in fact, it is a time saver. If you were opening a Law Firm and you asked someone to be your partner and they had zero interest, would you take it personally? We have to remember this is, first and foremost, a business & entrepreneurship is not meant for everyone. And many people simply have a fear of the above because any path of success includes some sort of vulnerability; many are not ready for the emotional side of building a business. For me, the vulnerability has made me stronger –> part of the personal development you mention.