Does Network Marketing Work?
A common question that people ask when thinking about starting a business is: “Does network marketing really work?”. With the way the economy has been headed, it is a valid question. People are in search of new options, and they want a business that has a turn key system, but they cannot afford to fail, or lose money in the process.
Network marketing creates great appeal because it offers a quick start up, often taking less than a day and no overhead. It also is appealing because anyone can do it and has a duplicatable business model for others to succeed as well. The question should not be “does network marketing work”, it should instead be “do I want to work with network marketing?”.
When you ask yourself if you want to start a network marketing business, first be sure to examine these factors:
The Team you join
Find a company that has room to grow. Companies that are new and offer a product or service that is with current trends are the most likely to be successful. Do not misunderstand however. Companies that are older may also provide ample opportunity as well, so it is up to you to do the research and join a company you believe in.
Be realistic with your commitment to your business and to yourself. Remember that in network marketing you must be disciplined to give your business enough time and work if you want to be successful. The reason why so many people do not reach their goals in network marketing rarely has to do with the quality of the company or whether or not they joined a “scam”. If almost always has to do with the person’s failure to be dedicated and realistic about how much they are willing to give to their business.
Also remember that not all teams are created equal. Talk to people involved in the company’s organization before joining. Attend meetings, or local events and decide whether the leaders are committed not only to their own success but also to the prospects success. A little research goes a long way, and the team you join will be the team of people you work with directly on a daily basis, so choose wisely.
Last, be realistic with your expectations. Be motivated, but remember that Network marketing is not a get-rich-quick scheme. Find a company and team that is willing to grow and help you grow as well. Remember: Network marketing works if you do.