Sunday, 17 January 2021

5 Reasons I LOVE Network Marketing

Network Marketing is up there as one of the most misunderstood industries around. I see and hear so many misconceptions (that's definitely an upcoming blog post) but it has been a huge part of my life for a few years now. I absolutely LOVE it and it has helped me in so many ways, both personally and financially. 

In my opinion, Network Marketing (also known as MLM) is an incredible business model, if done right.


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It's not for everyone, and there are SO many people out there doing it wrong, which leads to a negative stereotype around the whole industry. I completely understand that, but I really want to open people's eyes and share a little REAL LIFE about network marketing, my journey, and why I absolutely love it! So I'd love to open up a safe space and conversation about this subject.

I'll share more about how I got into it, the ups and downs of my own journey soon, but for now...
Here are...


5 Reasons why I LOVE Network Marketing


Flexibility & Freedom

I work my network marketing business, from home (or anywhere with wifi), alongside my busy single mum life and part-time job. You create your own hours, choose when or how much you work, in the pockets of time you have free after blocking out time for the important stuff and planning around it.

I work both my part-time job and my NWM business from home which allows me to spend more time with the boys, which has meant that I've never had to miss any school assemblies or school runs like I did with my eldest when I worked full time, which I'm really grateful for.
And If I'm not feeling great, I don't have the anxiety of calling in sick, or having to show up at a job ill because I have bills to pay, as my business allows me to subsidise my income so I can work part-time, and if I need time out, I can do exactly that; rest, recharge, fill up my cup and come back stronger.

A lot of people tell me they 'don't have time', but I have many people within my team working full-time jobs and have busy home lives but build their businesses alongside this.

I asked some of my team what their reason for getting involved with network marketing was, and one of them replied, 'I can work around my family life and have more time freedom that I wouldn't get if I was working for someone else.'


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Fun, Friendships & Support

One of the best, if not THE best thing about being in this industry is the friendships I have made over the years. The network of absolutely incredible, empowering people I have around me, supporting me, inspiring, and teaching me every day. 

Within my company, I work alongside a team of incredible people; all different ages, genders, backgrounds and levels of income and experience. A group of real, authentic people that have become good friends of mine, and as cliche as it sounds, we're more like a family. As a single mum, that doesn't have much of a support network, I'm so grateful for the relationships I have built within this industry and to be part of an organisation that truly cares about others, is built on honesty, support and fun, and wants everyone to WIN!

One of the girls I work with said that the support, community, and friendships she has made through this business meant SO much to her.

When was the last time you were surrounded by a group of positive people working towards their dreams and cheering for everyone doing the same? 



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Earning Potential

Network Marketing provides a turn-key business at a low investment cost, with little to no risk. It allows you to leverage the upfront time and investment and turn it into an incredible return. I truly believe that everyone should be earning from multiple income streams and working towards a residual income. A Plan B income has been more beneficial than ever just recently, and I've definitely been so grateful for the income I've earned each month from NWM during the pandemic when my income went down. It paid for our holiday (that we FINALLY managed to get on last year) and also allowed us to extend our holiday after I hit a promotion the week before.

We get paid for helping others; offering people value, a solution to their problems, as well as an incredible business model and then helping others do the same. The earning potential within MLM is mind-blowing. Income records are broken, with people having massive success, fast! There aren't many other industries that have such growth and consistency.

Essentially, you're paid on your effort; if you work it like a hobby, you'll be paid like a hobby, if you work it like a business, you'll be paid like a business. So whatever you're aiming for, a little extra money or a life-changing income, it's there for the taking if you're willing, coachable, hungry, and prepared to take the action.


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Helping Others

I was reading something earlier this week from a hugely successful leader, earning an income that would comfortably allow them and their family to retire if they stopped working their business today, who said that they couldn't imagine ever stopping because the feeling of helping others succeed outweighs anything.

I'm passionate about helping others to dream bigger and aim higher, and there is nothing better than seeing everyone around me winning and hitting their goals. Seeing how much this business is enhancing their lives whether that be through time freedom, financial freedom, an extra paycheque to help with bills or treats for the kids, or just providing them with a fun and supportive environment and being a part of something amazing, is one of the most rewarding things about being involved in this industry. 


Focus & Growth 

I once heard someone refer to network marketing as 'personal development with a compensation plan', I love that! I'll go a little further into my story in another post but briefly, I got involved in my first network marketing company 4 years ago when I became a single parent and wasn't in a good place. I needed something to take my mind off things, to give me a focus, something to keep me busy in the evenings when the kids were in bed, something to aim for, as well as a bit of extra money. 

It was honestly the best thing that I could have done.

The personal development / mindset work that goes hand in hand with building a business helped me SO much. I have grown so much as a person, an independent mama, and woman in business. I often get messages from people telling me they love following my journey and that my posts really inspire them. That means everything to me!

I continue to grow and learn so much about myself, and my industry, and in turn my income grows also.


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There are so many reasons why I love Network Marketing, but these are just a few favourites to share with you. I'd love for you to share your thoughts and feelings in the comments, or if you would like to chat further about what I do, feel free to reach out to me via my socials. 

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8 comments

  1. They certainly have become the norm. I know of some hugely successful people who run their own businesses thanks to MLM. I do think it has a very bad rep though, hopefully posts like this will help with any misconceptions people might have x

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  2. I think that when it comes to work, people should be happy with with they are doing. So, it's great you are happy and making money, that's all that matters. MLM is definitely a fit for some people, but I am definitely not one of them.

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  3. As a mum of two young kids I do love the idea of network marketing as I can work anywhere and at any time.

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  4. I agree that MLM has got a bad rep. But quite a lot of companies started off as MLM such as The Body Shop. So I agree, if it's done right - it works. I could imagine the flexibility but also the support from others within the network. Nice insight!

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  5. Sounds like you are really happy with what you are doing which is great! I wish you every success.

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  6. MLM has got a bad rep because you always see the negative things. And while it's not for me I understand why it works so well for some people, especially those with families x

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  7. I think from my personal experience the MLM has not always been a good thing but I am always happy to be educated otherwise.

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  8. I wondered what Network marketing was, I have heard of MLM and I know many people have bad things to say about it, likening it to pyramid selling of old. I have a few friends who sell for beauty brands etc and they do really well and it is super flexible for them. Mich x

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