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Keys To Selecting Your Network Marketing Business

Selecting a network marketing company to begin your home based business can be a daunting task for someone unfamiliar with the industry. While few options offer the advantages that a network marketing business does when it comes to cost to get started, low overhead and potential for economic rewards, finding the right opportunity is key to success. Many network marketers find they have had to join a number of companies before finding the right one. There are some keys to look for to help you find the right business quickly, if you know what they are.

Company Leadership:

Sound company leadership, like any business, should be a key item examined when selecting an opportunity to get involved with. Longevity of the company is something that is a must. Who wants to put the effort into creating a large team of distributors and customers, only to have the company go out of business, taking your paycheck with it? Leadership with proven experience and a long history of success in the network marketing industry is something that should be examined prior to signing up with any business opportunity. There is nothing more important than the management of the company when it comes to selecting an opportunity that is right for you. The potential for large income payouts is what draws people, rightly so, to network marketing, but you want that to be longterm income, not something that you enjoy today and it’s gone tomorrow. Management sets the tone for the company and will be responsible for the future growth of it and your business, as they bring on new products, open international markets, and determine the course that will be navigated in the future.

Compensation Plan:

There are a number of compensation plans that populate the network marketing industry, and there isn’t sufficient space here to discuss them all. But, there are some key things that should be examined when you are considering joining a company.

  1. Does the compensation plan offer those new to the business an opportunity to make money quickly? There is no better feeling than getting that first check when you start your business, and the faster that happens, the more excited the person is to work their business, and more importantly remain with the business. The one big knock against the network marketing industry is the number of people who start a business, but quickly fall away. Ensuring that new distributors make money quickly is a must.
  2. Does the compensation plan encourage teamwork for the long term? Many plans are set up to financially encourage distributors to work with people in their business when they first join, but then, as the business grows and those people end up in a portion that is so large that the distributor above no longer has an incentive to work with them. Look for a pay plan that rewards you for working with you entire team, longterm, regardless of how large your business grows. Of course, you are also interested in a compensation plan that will offer you serious financial rewards for your work, but I believe that if you find one that encourages the type of teamwork I’ve described, the financial rewards will go hand in hand.

Consumable Products:

High quality, consumable products that customers will want on a regular basis, should be the basis for any decision to start a business in the network marketing industry. Let’s face it, you can be the best bowling ball salesman in the world, but realistically you’ll see very few repeat customers. Products that enhance the lives of customers, are needed on a regular basis and are of a quality that you are confident in and proud to represent, will give you the vehicle you need to build a business that is based not just on distributors you sponsor, but consumers that are the true foundation of your financial success.


While there are other items to look at when selecting a network marketing opportunity that is right for you, I firmly believe that these are the ones that should be examined the closest. I see no other opportunity for everyday people to inexpensively begin their own business, where the potential for financial rewards are greater, than the network marketing industry. Do your homework; select the business that’s right for you and GO FOR IT!

What’s The Best Online Business Model For You To Start?

For most people the decision to start an online business is huge. Most leave the stability of an office job in the corporate world and venture online for more time freedom and more money and the benefits of being their own boss.

And then the choice of the best internet business opportunity can delay their online startup by months or even years. What is the best business opportunity? How can you be certain that it’ll work for you? And on and on the questions go meanwhile not decision has been made.

If you stop and think about it, the Internet is an incredible thing. It developed from a tool designed for a military research project and a way for academics to share information with each other on campus and in a very short time it’s grown to be so much a part of our daily lives that most people couldn’t imagine a world without it.

And when it comes time to starting your own online business what you’ll find even more incredible is that you’re absolutely spoiled for choice when it comes to choosing an Internet business model to follow. So what are the best internet business models? Here’s a few to consider

  1. Freelancing and Contracting
  2. Information Product Marketing
  3. Drop Shipping
  4. MLM
  5. Network Marketing
  6. Affiliate Marketing

These are just some of the opportunities available. My advice here is to relax and listen to what your instinct is telling you. You know who you are as a person and what your values are, so you need to listen to that inner voice and let it guide you.

What do I mean? Well ask yourself for example if you want to have clients or not? If it’s a no then you’re definitely not going to be providing a service like research, article writing or anything that involves having a “boss” again – you might tolerate it for a while but you definitely won’t enjoy it over the long term.

Then ask yourself if you want to be answering emails from customers or not? If you don’t like that idea then info product marketing and drop shipping may just have taken a back seat in your choice of online business model.

What I’m trying to show you here is how to troubleshoot your own decision making process as you go along – this will be a major time saver for you later on. For most people the reason why you want to get involved in an Internet based business opportunity is to have the freedom to do what you want to make a living and to actually enjoy working each day – instead of dreading it. Don’t make the mistake of exchanging money for happiness because if you do you’re going to wind up quitting your online business or changing business model 6 or 12-months down the line.

Now the great news here is that because there are literally hundreds of different ways of generating a full time income online there is bound to be an online business opportunity that suits both your personal work preferences and your income requirements. It might take you a little longer to fulfill your income goal but at least you won’t be miserable while you’re getting there and I’m sure you’ll agree that feeling is priceless?

So asking the question “What is the best business opportunity online?” is like asking how long is a piece of ribbon. A more pertinent and relevant question would be “What Internet business opportunity would I enjoy working at each day for the next 5 – 10 years?”

Then do your research. Seek out companies and opportunities that have high integrity and strong leadership and ethics as their corner stones and you’ll have a good chance of choosing what opportunity is right for you.