What is Network Marketing?

What is network marketing?  It is is a marketing technique in which you are compensated not only for sales you personally generate, but also for the sales of others you recruit, creating a downline of distributors under you.  You not only get paid for the sales you make, but you also receive a percentage of sales of all those distributors below you - your downline.   You may have also heard network marketing referred to as MLM.

A few months ago, I had to take some time off to focus on my family.  If you are a regular follower of my posts, then you know there are some health concerns in my family.  Because I have been involved in network marketing for a number of years, I have built a large enough business that I could afford to take some time away and still make an income.  That is very handy whenever my husband is experiencing health issues.  Thankfully, my downline still works, selling, building their businesses.  And when I explain to them what is going on in my life and why I am taking some time off, they are able to step up and keep the team going.  So I am able to simply keep in touch with my team, ensuring they are getting the training and encouragement they need but I do not actually have to generate any new sales or recruit new business partners.  I am able to take the time I need to do just what is necessary and focus on my family and myself instead of worrying about building my business.

Now you can't sign up in network marketing, recruit a few people and then sit back and let them do all the work while you collect the rewards.  First, that's just not right.  Second, your team will soon become discouraged if you aren't setting an example for them to follow.  And third, if you don't put some effort into your business, it will never reach it's full potential.  But network marketing is a business model that will allow you to take some time off for emergencies and still earn some income.  When is the last time you got to take a 6 week vacation from your job and still get a paycheck?

There are many network marketing opportunities out there.  Most are legitimate.  Some are not.  Many provide wonderful opportunities to earn a good living.  Some are better than others. Since you are reading this, then I assume you know that I am an independent representative for Ariix.  I have been involved with several different network marketing companies through the years and so far, Ariix is the best of the bunch, in my opinion. 

I'm back at work now and ready to once again be fully active in building my business.  That means I'll be actively seeking new partners and new customers.  Could you be one of them?  Is network marketing for you?  Could you be on my team?  Let's find out!