Sunday, December 30, 2007

Curious about Network Marketing: The Good News, The Bad News and a Rosy Future

During this past year, I have become involved and enamored with Network Marketing. Therefore, when I was made aware of the Reports and Discussions swirling the Internet about the pros, cons, advantages, disadvantages and misconceptions, I decided that it was time to do some research.

The Good News

Robert Kiyosaki wrote in The Business School, “Network marketing is a revolutionary new way of sharing the wealth with anyone who truly wants to acquire great wealth... The system is open to anyone who has drive, determination and perseverance. The system does not really care what college you went to, if you went to one, how much money you make today, what race or sex you are, how good-looking you are, who your parents are, or how popular you are. Most network marketing companies care primarily about how much you are willing to learn, to change and to grow, and whether you have the guts to stick it out through thick and thin while you learn to be a business owner.”

Paul Zane Pilzer wrote in The Next Millionaires, “Of all the entrepreneurial opportunities available today, one of the most important is direct selling, also called ‘network marketing.’ The direct selling industry takes advantage of virtually every one of the trends we’ve just looked at, and is perfectly positioned to create many of these Next Millionaires... Direct selling is the perfect intellectual distribution business for today’s economy. A home-based business doesn’t require a storefront, warehouses, employees or massive back-office support operations. It only requires one person – you – willing to handle the educational component of the distribution process.”

The Bad News (Or, is it really bad news? I think not. It portends a Rosy Future, in my estimation.)

Toward the beginning of December, along with hundreds of others, I received the announcement of a new Report, “The Death of Network Marketing,” for free downloading. This report, written by network marketing guru, Ellie Drake, and Internet Marketing guru, Mike Filsaime, addresses their concern with the traditional, “Old School” network marketing methods. Why is this industry not making use of Internet marketing leverage? They have followed up with “NetWEB Marketing” The Birth of Network Marketing 2.0.

I suggest that if you are at all involved with Network Marketing, download both excellent reports (click on their titles) before they are no longer available.

While getting excited about Drake’s and Filsaime’s approach, I also found another network marketing (or mlm) guru, Ann Sieg. Sieg discusses many of the similar thoughts and concerns addressed by Drake and Filsaime. She has also written a report, “The 7 Great Lies of Network Marketing,” along with another eye opening e-book, “The Renegade Network Marketer.” Also, visit these two thought-provoking communications.

The Rosy Future

Yes, some readers are not happy about the above activity. But many are delighted! I know that I am. NetWEB Marketing is where we will thrive.

I will end with a passage from Kiyosaki, “Years ago, many people laughed at network marketing. Many badmouthed the industry, giving it a bad name. I know I did. Today, with all the changes in the world, the future for the network marketing industry is only getting brighter. Network marketing has finally become a mainstream business even though very few people realize it ... yet. ... All you have to do is say, ‘I want the power of networks working for me.’”