An Introduction to Network Marketing - Excerpted from Network Marketing: What You Should Know Book

MLM: Why Millions of People Are Getting Involved


Although network marketing isn't for everybody, millions of people from all walks of life consider it to be the right opportunity at the right time. The fact is becoming an independent distributor can fill important needs and fit within the time and money limitations many people face.

Virtually No Investment Required

Most companies require only the purchase of a modestly priced sales kit ($25 to $100) to get started.

The Chance to Own a Business

Because network marketing can easily be done part-time, and worked around a full-time job, it gives people who work for someone else the chance to own their own businesses and jump into the world of entreprenuership. In this world, they are rewarded for risk-taking, and have control over their working environments.

Extra Income and Possible Tax Benefits

Network marketing allows people to earn additional income in their spare time, or even create a full-time, high-paying career. Plus, they may enjoy some very real tax benefits through operating their own home businesses.

An Ideal Home-Based Business

The vast majority of network marketers run their businesses from their homes, making it perfect for those who want to earn extra income, yet still spend time with their families.

Social Interactions

In an age in which we find ourselves "cocooning" into our own homes, one of the greatest attractions network marketers point to is the plus of social networking. Because this is a people business, distributors make many new friends and acquaintances.


Every network marketing company gives its distributors recognition for their achievements. Thanks to this recognition, many distributors have found new self-esteem.

In Tune with the Times

With the nation's leaders imploring citizens to become financially empowered and to take responsibility for their own financial destiny, and with the majority of new jobs coming from small business enterprises, networkers are becoming increasingly aware that they are in tune with the times.

There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity. - General Douglas MacArthur

Excerpted from the book Network Marketing: What You Should Know book, Jeffrey Babener, Legaline Publications.

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