Network Marketing would have to be one of the most successful and at the same time, controversial business opportunities in the marketplace today. The controversy that surrounds Network Marketing basically revolves around negative comment and myths spread Offline. Many people become disenchanted with this business opportunity because of this misinformation.
Let me tell you the first myth: You start by recruiting family and friends. When Network Marketing first began some 40 odd years ago this was common place. Not so now with the power of the internet and the emergence of online Home-base Business opportunities. This method is a sure fire way to lose friends and gain enemies! Recruiting methods have been greatly refined these days, there is simply no need to employ these tactics any longer. The reason being, that in today,s uncertain financial climate there are so many people today actively seeking out opportunities Online. These people are looking for you! It is estimated that there are around 2 million people per day online, actively seeking such ventures.
Second myth: You have to sell the farm to get started. As with any business type there are many forms of Network Marketing opportunities out there. Each of these requires a capital investment to get started. Compared with starting a company or buying into a franchise, Network Marketing has both low startup and overhead costs. Myths like these are started by people who don’t realize that it actually does take some capital to start a business. These people are the ones who buy into ‘get-rich-quick’ schemes expecting unreasonable results. Any uneducated investment decision can lead to panic and frustration when expectations are not met. Your investment in a Network Marketing career is no different.
Final myth: You only make money if you get in early. I have never understood this but it is one of the top three questions I hear from new people. If the company you choose to represent is legitimate and has a strong market for their products, then it will not matter when you get in. Granted, there are a few companies floating around that are all scam and work very hard at emptying your wallet as fast as they possibly can. This myth can hold true to them. To stereotype all Network Marketing opportunities this way would be unfair and simply not true.
In today,s society it can be difficult to sort out the legit from the to-good-to-be-true. Do your due diligence, educate yourself on your opportunity before you invest your hard earned capital and make your decision the right one for you and your family.