Be Your Own Boss and Break Free from the 9 to 5 Grind
Friday, September 4, 2015 - Author: Tony W.
When taking a realistic look at the world today, we see a majority of people living a fractured existence. There was once a time when large corporations and other businesses monopolized the employment field and millions of people leased their lives over to these companies for 20, 30, even 40 years or more. In the beginning, many fared well with this business structure because they found stability and security during their working years, and sanctuary for their retirement years. As time passed, however, the traditional work structure began to deteriorate and suddenly, burn out became common as many realized the satisfaction once felt was no longer there.
More and more, people have discovered that their regular jobs are no longer a reliable source for fulfilling their basic needs. Unfortunately, many have learned the hard way after landing in financial holes that were difficult to overcome, severely disrupting their lives. People are now forced to find solutions that have the potential to provide lasting monetary support and relief. The lesson learned thus far is that working for someone else offers no guarantee for job security or financial success so workers must search elsewhere for credible money making techniques.
The Birth of Network Marketing
Network marketing has proven to be a viable resource that uses direct selling methods for producing sustainable income and these businesses can be operated from home on a chosen schedule. The principal behind network marketing is people work hard to build businesses that will eventually provide passive or residual income, thereby relieving owners from the obligation of working hard all their lives. Many folks are instantly skeptical of any methods outside the conventional job forces because for so long, this has been the leading way that average people have supported themselves. Add to this the many unpleasant scams by which people have been victimized and all that's left are those who are unwilling to take chances on involving themselves in anything new or different. However, there are countless legitimate network marketing ventures that can be a solution to numerous problems. Using this method, independent distributors have the opportunity to establish their own businesses with the support of reputable companies by promoting and selling those companies' products and/or services to the public.
Research is Imperative
The reality is there are unscrupulous people out there whose only goals are to extract every dollar they can from the public without giving anything in return. Thus, any new venture that's considered should be fully researched to confirm that it's a legitimate business practice. The following are essential rules that should be followed while investigating network marketing enterprises.
No matter how convincing a referral may sound, people should always do their own research before engaging in a new venture. Start by confirming that the company is a member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) in the United States or the Direct Selling Association (DSA) in Australia as these associations subject members to rigid regulations that hold them accountable to authenticity, superior business ethics and public responsibility.
A fundamental law in managing a business is that the owner should be interested and believe in the products or services. Therefore, potential newcomers should choose a business that sells goods that interest them and the outcome is more promising when they're using the merchandise themselves. When this is the case, distributors have first-hand knowledge about the products or services and how they work, the pricing, and whether the advertising for these goods is legally correct and presented properly to the customers.
It's crucial to corroborate facts about the company like
- how long has it been in business;
- whether or not it's reputable;
- the performance track record when it comes to product sales and management of its distributors; and
- the quality of the management teams.
Lastly, inquire about the compensation package to be sure of what it entails and find out all fees involved. The compensation should be sufficient enough that participants don't have to extend themselves unnecessarily like having to work constant long hours or recruit excessive amounts of people. Also, there are usually start-up costs and expenses for joining the company and buying their goods so the total costs to distributors should be ascertained beforehand.
In summary, the company chosen should
- have superior products or services that are in high demand by the public;
- have been in the business for at least five years,
- have a sufficient compensation package;
- have adequate training materials and instructions; and
- offer knowledgeable, generous and positive support to its distributors.
Also, talking with other distributors will assist enormously in helping a person decide on the type of business that will work best for them. People will learn that network marketing provides freedom from the restraints and limitations of the standard work force, and replaces it with the opportunity to work without stress while achieving personal, as well as financial gratification.