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I’m still a bit surprised that there are so many people who really do not understand what network marketing, multi-level marketing, or direct sales are all about.  Those of you who do have network marketing experience no doubt know exactly what I am talking about.  For the record, legitimate network marketing opportunities are not illegal, nor are they a ponzi scheme, pyramid scheme, get-rich-quick scam, and they don’t deplete the ozone layer.  Yet, I have heard those objections time and time again (except the last one, which I threw in to see if you were paying attention) by people who really don’t know what network marketing entails.  I don’t blame people for not understanding what network marketing actually is; but, perhaps we should take the time to educate ourselves and find the answers so that we can comment intelligently on the topic.  How else can we counter those people that they are certain that it’s an illegal scheme and that anyone involved in it is part of some nefarious movement bent on stealing the souls and life savings of all unsuspecting victims?

So, what is network marketing then if it’s not those things?  From Entrepreneur.com, Network Marketing is “a business model in which a distributor network is needed to build the business. Usually such businesses are also multilevel marketing in nature in that payouts occur at more than one level. Network Marketing is a type of business opportunity that is very popular with people looking for part-time, flexible businesses. Some of the best-known companies in America, including Avon, Mary Kay Cosmetics and Tupperware, fall under the network marketing umbrella. Network marketing programs feature a low upfront investment–usually only a few hundred dollars for the purchase of a product sample kit–and the opportunity to sell a product line directly to friend, family and other personal contacts. Most network marketing programs also ask participants to recruit other sales representatives. The recruits constitute a rep’s “downline,” and their sales generate income for those above them in the program.” 

I am not trying to brag, but I  am the CFO of a $30 million organization and have a Masters Degree from an Ivy League university. Even so,  people should not take my word for it when I say that network marketing is the most viable way of creating real wealth in today’s economy.  But let’s see what others are saying about it.  Network Marketing is a business model that is heartily endorsed by such renowned business people as Robert Kiyosaki, author of the Rich Dad, Poor Dad books, David Bach, author of the Finish Rich books, and some guy named Donald Trump. Oh, and did I mention that Warren Buffet invests in a direct-selling company?  It’s one thing to “get something over” on someone like me, but I highly doubt that one would be able to sucker those four gentlemen.

Do you need to do your due diligence and research various companies to make sure that they are legitimate before shelling out any money?  Of course!  According to legal-dictionary.com, a ponzi scheme is “A fraudulent investment plan in which the investments of later investors are used to pay earlier investors, giving the appearance that the investments of the initial participants dramatically increase in value in a short amount of time.”   That’s the difference between a fraud and a legitimate network marketing opportunity – the independent distributors do not receive any money directly from people who sign into the business, and no one gets paid unless someone actually purchases the products or services.  When I started my Numis Network business, I paid the company directly for setting up my business, from my websites, tracking my sales, providing technical support and accounting needs,  to organizing my team.  And all this for a  payment of $75.00!  Even when you add the Fast Track Collector’s Kit (which includes your first MS70 silver coin and many other items to jump start your business), your initial cost to run your own business is less than $500.00.   Tell me this, where else can a husband, father of 9 and full-time employee obtain a business that I can do in my spare time for such a ridiculously low fee?  Nowhere except network marketing.  Click here to get more information about Numis Network.

Feel free to comment below and express your feelings about network marketing – the pros, the cons and your experiences with this industry.  And to learn about the only Government Approved Money System on Facebook, click HERE.