A JOB V’S NETWORK MARKETING SMALLTIME OR BIGTIME
Updated: Feb 17
I made the choice to work from home and build my network marketing business full-time, or what passes for full-time in my world. I want to reveal to you why network marketing is better than a job. This, unfortunately, is even more so at this time with Covid-19 wrecking peoples lives. Healthwise & lifestyle.
Are you in a miserable job?
At age 56, my job became miserable. Where once I had managerial freedom to work the business successfully, to one where I didn't. I was a retail Leisure manager and towards the end, my bosses sentenced me to maintain a no-thinking-robot-like way of working that someone else had designed because they thought it would work better. I would also be the eventual scapegoat if I failed to make it work.
I needed a way out. I was done. I just needed my miserable job to tide me over until I was able to put my business in place. That business was in network marketing. When I left in 2018 I was 58. A time to be thinking of winding down, not taking a totally different career path.
It can be a "bolt-on", "lifeline" or "stopgap" for anyone who is currently on furlough, in between jobs because of the challenges caused by Covid-19 or wants a better “work-life" balance (Even more so in these very uncertain times, with Covid-19 wrecking peoples lives).
Why Network Marketing Can Be Better Than a Job
Network marketing isn’t better for everybody, but it was for me. And if you are anything like me, it may be better for you too. First, let’s compare the two and see why network marketing is better than a job.
Network Marketing Versus a Job
Network Marketing Job
You are the boss Someone else is the boss
You control your time They control your time
You decide what needs to be done They decide what needs to be done
You decide how it is done They decide how it is done
Need time off? Take it Need time off? Beg!
Want more money? Earn more. Want more money? Beg!
Get the idea. You are an employee of the person or organisation who controls your earnings. When you have a job, that person is your employer. They control your time and how you do your job.
When you have your own business, you control your earnings and get to make all the decisions.
Network Marketing Versus Traditional Business
You could argue that any business that you own has the same benefits over a job, and in some regards you are right. In other ways, network marketing is better than a traditional business too.
Network Marketing Traditional Business
Someone else’s product You create the product
They handle payments You handle payments
They handle inventory You handle inventory
Minimal startup cost Can have a high startup cost
Minimal overhead cost Can have a high overhead cost
Very flexible hours Can have long, fixed hours if you have a store
Can work from anywhere Stuck in one place with that storefront.
With network marketing, you can work anywhere you want. I choose to work from home. I can work just as easily from a coffee shop or a beach as long as I have a connection to the Internet.
The network marketing company, if you decide to take the plunge, that you decide to go with takes care of a lot of the concerns that would be yours in a traditional business. All you are really responsible for is generating orders and providing the first line of customer support. Most network marketing companies also back you up on customer support.
Network marketing companies can give you access to more products to sell. Some of your customers will buy a single item while others buy several.
Another benefit to network marketing is that I can build a team with my network marketing business. I don’t go out of my way to try to recruit anyone. When someone comes along who wants to do this the same way that I do, then I am more than happy to help them get started. I can earn a percentage from several levels of sellers under me, paid by network marketing business I’m with.
Plus, anyone in my team can actually earn more than me. Unlike a traditional business.
Network Marketing Isn’t for Everyone
I am not telling you to quit your job and go do network marketing. Start it as a side business if you are employed. If you are motivated enough to maintain your business and work at it, you will see results. Be very clear. It is not Jacks Beanstalk that grows overnight into a big money earner.
Choose a business that sells what people want. The business should have a range of products, so as not to limit your business. Simply selling something obscure, thinking you’ve cornered the market won’t go well for your business.
DO YOUR RESEARCH. DO YOUR RESEARCH. DO YOUR RESEARCH. Some network marketing businesses can & do Support you with all you need, along with major business tools that some businesses would love to have. And unfortunately, some can’t & won’t.
It is fine for me to witter on about why network marketing is better than this or that. But I like and can handle being my own boss. I can get up every morning, take my list of what needs to get done for the day and get to work. If you can do that too, then network marketing may be a good choice for you too.
Not everyone can do that. Not everyone even wants to. And that’s great. All of those traditional businesses need people to run them. Grocery shopping would be difficult without people to keep the store running.
To be successful in network marketing you have to be self-motivated because there isn’t anyone else to tell you what to do. There is support & help available for you But ultimately, you make the decisions. You have to be able to handle all of the distractions that come up and stay on task.
I hope this has helped in your better understanding of Network Marketing
Adrian Jones ( Man In a Hat )