“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”
What is Network Marketing?
According to Compass Online Magazine: "Network marketing is a decades-old marketing model that involves selling legitimate products at fair prices directly to consumers who need them. Instead of distributing products to stores and relying on hired salespeople, companies use a network of distributors, many of whom started off as customers.
For companies, this is a lucrative way to sell their products and expand their reach with minimum marketing cost and no salaried workforce. For distributors, who usually work from home, network marketing is an opportunity to start their own small business with flexible working hours."
For me, Network Marketing is a way that I have and continue to build multiple streams of income, using and sharing products that I already use and LOVE. It is also the way that I have been able to build my coaching and speaking business without having to work a 9-5 and be away from my 3 kids! This industry has allowed me to do things in my life that I wouldn't have been able to do without it. I spoke on my first stage, I have travelled internationally with my companies, and earned a more than full time income while working part-time hours!
Erin's Network Marketing Journey
I started in this business model in 2005 when I had NO IDEA what I was doing....I had 2 babies and I was looking for a way to stay home and still help my household financially. I thought that by just signing up with my first company, that I was going to achieve this, and become very successful. Oh boy....did I become disillusioned with this illusion...after a few months of selling a few laundry detergents and vitamins, and making only a few bucks - I realized that this may not be what I originally thought it was. I briefly joined another company and after a few months of my own research into the quality of the ingredients, I left and took a break for a few years from network marketing.
Fast forward to 2010, when I decided to join another company. I was telling everyone I knew about these products, which I had been using for a year prior, including a good friend of mine that decided to have a home party promoting the products. I went, and ended up helping her sell quite a few products because I love sharing the things that I love with others! After my friend joined the company as a distributor - I thought to myself, "I'm already selling these products by just sharing them...I need to do this!! Perhaps selling wasn't that hard after all ... what if it's just sharing what I love with others?
This particular company consisted of home parties and cleaning demo's - I did it for a couple years and LOVED it until I grew tired of being away from my kids 3-4 nights per week and doing all of the admin work that came along with it. It was A LOT of work and as much as I LOVED the products I didn't have the energy that was required to keep doing it. If I wasn't having home parties, I wasn't making much of an income...I knew that I needed something that would provide more of a residual income.
July 2013 - This is the month that forever changed my life. I ended up joining a health/wellness company and within 9 weeks, I had earned Diamond Rank in the company and had qualified for a luxury car. Yes, 9 WEEKS - you read that correctly! Before I had joined this particular company, I had sworn off ALL network marketing companies and was building my reputation in my community as a fitness/nutrition trainer. In fact, after a friend brought this opportunity to me to review, I tried to find something negative about the company and the products. The more I tried to prove it wrong, the more impressed I became!
Currently it is 2021 as I'm writing this and I can say without ANY HESITATION that network marketing has been the most amazing, financially rewarding, and truly incredible experiences that I have had in my life. Since 2017, I have been a single mom of 3 and this industry has allowed me to live a life of time freedom. I haven't had a 'JOB' in years and I love helping others release the ties that bind them to the struggle that life can bring. Network Marketing has brought a sense of empowerment, and has opened doors that I wouldn't have had without it.
Network Marketing ISN'T for everybody - it isn't a 'get rich quick scheme'
I had to get that out of my head after I joined my first company in 2005 - it didn't last long because my heart wasn't aligned with the company or the process. If you are reading this and you are thinking that this might be for you....I am going to ask you some tough questions and tell you that it's work upfront. Are you ready to commit to the process for 3-5 years? If you are in it for the 'right' reasons....the 'work' will be welcomed - if not, then you will bail. It's OK...it's just the way it is. This industry will test your confidence, your integrity, and your grit - and if you can endure this than you will rise to the top!
You might be wondering why I could be telling you that it doesn't happen overnight, when I made it to a top rank in my company in 9 weeks? What happened to me does happen, and a former mentor of mine told me once that your initial success in this industry will be determined by what you did before you said 'yes' to this industry. Meaning...if a person has built up relationships based on integrity and trust before they get into this industry than they will have greater initial success because more people trust them. If a person has not built relationships based on integrity and trust and has shown a lack of integrity in their life before this time, than that person may have a harder time initially in this industry. It doesn't mean that person cannot be successful....not at all - it just means that it may take a little more time to grow.
Bottom line, this is an industry of internal growth....and the more you grow internally and move past your own limitations, the greater your business will grow! This takes time, and it takes commitment.
The Relevance of Network Marketing in Today's Economy
2020 - I think that's all that needs to be said.
Really though....all one needs to do is take a look around and see that the world is changing and it's changing FAST....a 'JOB' isn't guaranteed and it can be gone tomorrow. One of the beautiful things about the network marketing industry is that one can stay at their 'JOB' while doing this part-time and building passive income on the side. It takes consistent effort over time to build....and if one commits an extra 10-15 hours per week in the beginning, over time that side income increases to part time income and then that starts to increase into full time income. Consistent action over time.
According to Software Suggest (read more HERE)
"Growth of MLM Business in 2020 —
MLM (Network Marketing) industry is operable in more than 100+ countries, and it is one of the best industries to stay profitable. Currently, the MLM industry is valued at around 167 billion USD, which is estimated to reach around INR 645 billion by 2025."
The way we are used to doing 'work' is rapidly shifting and Network Marketing is an industry that is capable of moving with the shift when other industries will not be able to survive.
Network Marketing is definitely the way of the future and the question is:
Do you want to be a part of it?
What Network Marketing Can Do For You
Network Marketing has the ability to give you time and financial freedom, and not only that - but the connections you will meet along the way will forever add value to your life. I have people in my life that would never be there without the businesses that I have been in.
You will get out of it what you put into it...and I can't think of any other industry that will encourage you to be the best version of yourself!
Finding the Correct Network Marketing Company for You & How Erin Chose Hers
Not all Network Marketing Companies are created equally!
Like people, every company has their positives and their negatives. This is about figuring out what is correct and in alignment with you! Not every product that you LOVE will have the best compensation plan or structure that is needed to build a solid business. There are thousands of Network Marketing Companies out there to choose from....some are AHHMAZZING and some aren't!
This is about weeding out the ones that aren't a good fit for you!
For me, the first question I ask myself when I'm looking at a company is: "Do I love this product or service and would I recommend this to a friend or loved one if there wasn't a potential for making an income with it?"
If the answer is a Heck YES than I keep moving forward and look at the integrity of the ingredients of the products or if it's a service what is included, does the price point reflect the value of the product or service? If the answer is a Heck YES than I keep moving forward and look at the integrity of the company's owners and /or founders:
How long have they been in business?
What is their mission or purpose statement?
What do they stand for?
Do their words match their actions (from what you can see)?
These things are important to me when I am looking for a company to partner with.
Remember, you are representing this company.
Do they align with you and your values?
Getting clear on your values is critical when deciding on a business to partner with.
What is their return policy, what is the compensation plan, do they have a program for customers and do they encourage customers just as much if not more than encouraging business members to join?
Again, not every Network Marketing Company is created equally - and knowing some of these key elements will help you in the long run.
The companies that I represent are companies that I have asked all of these questions....and more!
Get Started & Join Erin's Team
Joining a Network Marketing Company is an important step in creating the freedom that you are looking for - and that's why I have set this up the way that I have. If you have read this far and are interested in learning more about the companies that I represent and are either wanting to try some products as a customer or are ready to jump into becoming a distributor than click the button below to set up a short call with me so that you can decide which company would be the best fit for you!
On this call you may not find a fit with the companies that I represent and that's OK too - getting closer to what you want also means recognizing what you do not want.
This is a no pressure call - let's just get curious and see if we are in alignment!