Ensure that you have a Secure Financial Future. The current state of the economy is causing many people today to be concerned about their financial future, and how they can best provide for themselves and their families. The network marketing industry is undoubtedly going to be affected as well. For those people already in MLM or considering joining one, what things should be you be concerned about to ensure a secure financial future?
1. How secure is your company? Are they financially sound, or in debt? A business that has been around for many years should be very stable, and its important that it is continuing to experience growth, and not stagnating.
2. How long has your company been in business? Many network marketing companies do not last more than a year or two. This has been the case for years, and likely will be even more so with the economy being what it is. For that reason, it is likely even more risky to join a prelaunch company or one that has just started. You don't want to put your energies into a business that won't be around in a year.
3. Is your product one that is in demand, and one people are going to want and need regardless of the economy? When economic times are hard people are less likely to spend money on things they don't really need.
4. Have you got a training program in place for new reps so they can be in profit quickly? This is very important always, but especially now, as retention can be more of a problem if people are having to pay out of pocket for long. The faster reps are in profit, the better it is for retention and of course morale.
These are the main things I think network marketers should be thinking of as they build their business. In addition, it's quite possible that there will be an increase in money games and scams, as some people try and take advantage of the current situation. A good rule to know whether a company is legal or not is that there must be a product or service involved in order for people to get paid. A legitimate MLM does not pay out simply for recruiting, there must be a product purchase for commissions to be earned.
If you are still considering network marketing, this is a great time to find a company you like and start working on your secure financial future.
I believe many MLMs will thrive as more and more people decide to take control of their finances and begin their own business from home.
Joanne Ott is using http://thismlmtraining.com which teaches people how to successfully run a network marketing business and get in profit quickly, with easy to follow instructions for newcomers or those who are struggling in their MLM.