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What Is Network Marketing?

By Douglas Blackley

Wikipedia definition: network marketing is a way of doing business in which a sales force earns a commission not only for sales of products and services they personally generate, but also for the sales of others they recruit and bring into the business, which creates a downline of distributors and a hierarchy of multiple leveraged levels of compensation.

The definition is pretty simple. Each individual produces revenue on the sales of goods or services. Recruiting additional people to sell the goods or services also produces revenue. You get paid not only on what you sell, but what recruits sell as well. This results in a network of 2 or more people engaged in selling the same goods or services. So, you are engaging in network marketing.

Companies who participate in network marketing generate compensation plans based on the hierarchy of their systems. Some are so complex its almost impossible to understand. Others are simplistic and straightforward so the ORP (ordinary, reasonable, and prudent) person can understand them.

Before joining a network marketing company you must do your due diligence regarding the compensation plan. Many companies require you to buy a certain level of goods or services each month to remain a member. You need to be able to determine how much money you’ll have to spend before you start receiving income. Otherwise, you could find yourself invested so far that you can’t continue the business. There are many people who experience this situation every year.

Skills in sales and marketing are required to succeed in a network marketing environment. Most newbies have no experience in these areas and are dependent on their new company to provide the training they need to succeed. Unfortunately, most companies don’t provode training geared to teaching sales and marketing skills. Therefore the new member becomes frustrated and disgruntled and usually just drops out.

You have to ask yourself if you have the skills necessary to succeed at this new business as well as the financial resources necessary. Lack of skill can be just as devastating if not more so than financial failure.

Network marketing is a successful business model and has created more wealth than any other single industry. It provides lots of flexibility, creates teamwork, increases self esteem and is highly profitable. Great psychological income comes from helping others achieve success.

Dedication and perseverance are required to build a successful network marketing company. “Get rich quick schemes” are short lived. It is possible to build a successful network marketing business and to enjoy the great rewards possible.

I wish you the best of success should you pursue a future in network marketing.

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Blackley, Douglas "What Is Network Marketing?." What Is Network Marketing?. 15 Apr. 2014. 29 Jul 2014 <>.

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Blackley, Douglas "What Is Network Marketing?"

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