In 2019, you may very well need to be solely responsible for your own financial destiny. With things like government shutdowns, inflation, and questionable health care, it’s imperative that you have the ability to take care of yourself when others can’t.
Perhaps you were or are one of those government employees who were forced to take time off and this can cause significant damage to your wallet and bank accounts. Who needs groceries and a warm house to live in anyway!
Taking 100% ownership of your destiny and legacy is the only thing you can do and Network Marketing can help you make that happen. It may not always be an easy process, but it can be worth it.
Since network marketing is a multi-billion dollar industry, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get in and create your backup plan to help improve your financial status in 2019 and beyond.
What is network marketing you may be wondering? This is something that has been well established over the last 50 years, although it has often been given a bad rap. Too often this is due to someone not taking action and continuing to work on their business, only to invest money and not break even or not “get rich quick”, which they thought they were going to do by simply showing up and joining a company. .
As I often tell my players, students, and clients, “you get what you put in,” in other words, if you put in very little effort, you should expect very little in return.
That is exactly what happens in the world of marketing where many are not willing to put in the time. They feel like they should be earning a full-time income in a lazy attitude, sitting on the couch and doing nothing. It is highly unlikely that it will ever happen that way. You need to go in with the right mindset and continue to take action day after day, month after month, and year after year to see results that anyone is capable of.
That’s the great thing about Network Marketing in that there really is no limit to what you can earn in your lifetime with a company.
Companies like Avon, Tupperware, Ambit Energy, Primerica, Arbonne, Now Lifestyle and many others are allowing people to create their own independent businesses (usually as independent company resellers) and work as much or as little as they want.
Some may come in and just want to work in their spare time to create some additional residual or recurring monthly income from the sale of a product they are using themselves.
The way a network marketing company has typically worked for the first 50 years was generally by word of mouth marketing, or what they call belly to belly marketing. People would actually talk face to face, call each other on the phone, go to hotel meetings and the like to learn about an opportunity that could free them from their jobs.
Network marketing works because the company does not have to pay large advertising costs to introduce its products to the market. Independent resellers and business owners do that by sharing the product with their connections or network.
In 2019, Network Marketing has continued to evolve. In the last 10 years or so, there has been a major change in the way people approach and relate to each other.
- Instead of calling on the phone, a text message may be sent.
- Instead of a hotel meeting, it could be an online webinar.
- Instead of sending a package or DVD, it could be a YouTube link.
- Instead of a brochure, it could be a shared blog post.
One of the biggest things I’ve noticed recently as well in many people’s marketing campaigns due to major technological advancements is the drop in Ringless voicemail.
This is where it looks like you’re receiving a phone call and see the incoming number for a split second, or possibly nothing at all, and instantly the software sends the created message to your voicemail.
Now, from my personal perspective, I can totally understand why this is an essential evolutionary growth for the network marketing industry. I personally rarely answer my phone as most calls are trying to push one thing or another on the receiver. If someone really wants to get in touch with me, leaving a text or voicemail is the best option, as I always check them and if I think it’s important, I’m sure to reply.
On the same note, no one really wants to sit there for hours every day and call hundreds of potential clients, only to be rejected most of the time.
If the voice drop appears to be computer animated, I’ll probably delete it about 5 seconds into the message, although if someone wants to sound sincere, they could just list the entire message and see what they’re talking about.
One thing that continues to be constant and has been for over twenty years is email in the network marketing industry. There is no easier, more cost effective method of getting your message out to others and software like email autoresponders and capture page builders have continued to make this process easier and more automated for business owners.
As the world as a whole has become more connected online and businesses are expanding their global reach with affiliates in many countries and time zones, it’s always good to have a system set up so that anyone, anywhere, anytime. can get the details and learn what they want on their terms.
While we can’t really rule out belly-to-belly and personal one-to-one marketing, technology continues to exponentially expand the skills of those involved in the Network Marketing field to be able to build their teams and their dreams. It’s those marketers who embrace this or at least a hybrid version of being personal with one-on-one contact and being found online with a simple search who will see some of the biggest successes.
Those who continue to evolve, refuse to quit, and take consistent daily actions will build the legacy they envision in the network marketing industry in 2019 and beyond.