Being clueless about network marketing is like the bite of a black widow spider, slowly and quietly it robs us of our dreams -- our freedom. The good news is you can make it a thing of the past. I'll show you how a little later.
Millions of people worldwide are clueless about network marketing. What makes the situation worse is that many of these people are not even aware that they are clueless about this business concept.
Here's an example of what I mean...
A few years ago while I was still an employee in one of the big four accounting firms, I overheard a conversation between two of my colleagues. One lady was telling another about an experience she had the day before. Her story went something along these lines...
"You know what?" She started her conversation. "Yesterday my neighbor came over to my place to show me what she called the greatest business opportunity in the history of the world. What she showed me scared the daylights out of me.
She drew some circles on a piece of paper, one of which she said was representing me...while the others represented other people I would be bringing into the business."
But what really caught my attention was when she said "I would have joined her business opportunity had I not heard of this kind of scam before. It's this thing called network marketing."
Phew! "....this kind of scam..."
"...this thing called network marketing."
These are very powerful emotionally charged judgmental phrases.
I wanted to intervene. But I decided against the idea because I suddenly realised what the real problem was. I actually realised just how long it would take to change the lady's view of network marketing. And it wasn't the few minutes I had available.
You see, this lady's problem was that her view on network marketing was set or made up. It felt like it was cast in stone -- hard to break.
An even bigger problem for her was that she did not know that she was clueless about network marketing.
For her, any business opportunity called network marketing is a scam. But nothing could be further from the truth. The truth is...
Network marketing is a legitimate business opportunity available to anyone willing to put in what it takes to build a successful business. And...
even people pressed for money and time are able to build successful network marketing organisations from almost nothing.
Problem is if you are clueless about network marketing like my colleague seemed to be, you will have a hard time building a network marketing business.
But it's also true that there are scams out there. Some involve fraudulent business practices while others take the form of illegal pyramid schemes.
But these are in any area of business, be it network marketing or conventional business. But this does not make every network marketing company or conventional business a scam.
Your challenge then is how to tell a legitimate network marketing business from a pyramid scheme or scam.
Click here to learn more about pyramid schemes.
Are you also clueless about network marketing? Congratulations if you are aware that you are clueless. Your battle might be half won because...
Consciousness or awareness and acceptance of the existence of any problem make solving that problem a lot easier.
So, here's what I suggest you do if you are indeed clueless about network marketing...
Understand network marketing for what it really is -- a legitimate business opportunity which anyone can do regardless of one's current financial position, time availability, race, gender, nationality and all the hassles associated with starting a new business.
Try to find answers to questions such as...
There are many resources where you can find answers to these questions and many others similar to these about network. This site is one such resource.
Click here to learn more about what network marketing is and how it works etc.
Another resource I found most enlightening outside of this site is The 7 Great Lies of Network Marketing -- a downloadable free e-book written by Ann Sieg.
The book unveils and dispels some the myths you may have heard about network marketing. Myths like...
You see, the only way to ensure that you stop being clueless about network marketing is to learn more about it. And, in my mind, the most effective way to learn something in the quickest time possible is to bring an open mind to the table. So I suggest you...
There's a story about a famous zen master who was one day visited by a university professor.
While the master quietly served tea, the professor talked about Zen. The master poured the visitor's cup to the brim, and then kept pouring.
The professor watched the overflowing cup until he could no longer restrain himself.
"It's overfull! No more will go in!" the professor blurted.
"You are like this cup," the master replied, "How can I show you Zen unless you first empty your cup."
The moral of this story is that you may not see the truth about network marketing if you approach your investigation with preconceived ideas and prejudices about it. You will remain clueless about network marketing.
So first empty your cup. Approach your investigation with an open mind. And once your cup is empty...
I'm almost certain that you also come to the conclusion that network marketing is indeed...
The Greatest Opportunity in the History of the World
If, after your investigation you feel that network marketing is a scam, it's your call. But you also need to accept the consequences of your conclusion, whatever they may be.
And if, after your investigation you feel that network marketing...
then I suggest you start paving your way to a brighter future by signing up with a legitimate network marketing of your choice. Why wait? Click here to earn how choose a network marketing company.
As you start building your very own network marketing downline...
There's a lot of hype out there because...
Millions of people around the world are clueless about network marketing. Yet they talk and behave as if they know a lot about this business concept. They might steal your dreams if you listen to them.
Here are my recommended resources if you wish to learn more about network marketing as a business concept:
By reading at least one of these resources, I'm confident that you will not remain clueless about network marketing for much longer.