What Is Network Marketing Really?

Network Marketing is a marketing strategy it is a simple strategy based on referral or relationship marketing.

Other forms of marketing are Franchising, Affiliate Marketing, Direct Selling online Marketing and Traditional Retail all of these marketing strategies rewards participants in some way.

Perhaps an over simplistic explanation of Network Marketing is that is based on an agreement you have with a particular company to become an independent distributor who sells or distributes that companies goods and in return the company pays you a commission for the sales you generate.

Plus in Network Marketing your company will pay you a commission on sales generated by other people that you refer to the company, who become part of your team and like you, decide to become an independent distributor of that same company.

So let’s take a look at Network Marketing from a Network Marketers point of view.

Successful Network Marketers will tell you hands down, that Network Marketing provides the best income and lifestyle opportunity compared to anything else in the Market place. It is personally and financially rewarding, your income is virtually uncapped, there are no age barriers, other than to be over 18, there is also no specific tertiary educational requirements and in many cases no geographic boundaries, where ever a company operates you can build your business.

So how does it actually work?

Firstly you must agree to become an Independent distributor of a company. In most cases you will hear about a company from a friend, family member, work colleague or via some form of advertising either on or off line.

The process of joining a company while it may vary a little from one company to another, is essentially a matter of a person nominating or sponsoring you to become a distributor then you pay a nominal joining fee and place an order for products for your personal consumption and you agree to the policies and procedures of distribution for the specific company you have joined, and as is the case with most companies these days you place a monthly auto ship order that comes to you on a set date each month.

Once you have completed your application the person who sponsored you into your business will now work with you or will introduce you to the person and system that will teach you to do everything that you need to do to be successful.

Is there a magic formula that will guarantee your success?

Like all things in life of course there is a success formula it requires mastering the skills you need to master to be the success you see yourself as being. There are thousands of books CD’s DVD’s Blog’s web pages and programmes that will provide you with an exact blue print of how to be successful, but here is the word of warning, it requires hard work, commitment and persistence. Whilst in Network Marketing you are in business for yourself you are not in business by yourself. The person who sponsored you into the business wants to see you succeed because the more successful you are the more potential they have to be successful.

So what do most unsuccessful Network Marketers say about Network Marketing?

It doesn’t work I tried it and it didn’t work for me it cost me a lot of money and I got nothing out of it! I didn’t get rich like they told me I would, I went to the meetings I told my family and friends about it and they didn’t join! So I quit.

Unfortunately the talk of high income levels and luxurious and relaxing lifestyles often lure people to Network Marketing, the sad thing about that is that so many people who join the industry as a result of hearing only the reward side of the business do so to get the rewards not to become a successful Network Marketer. So when they have been in the business for a few months and they are not earning a heap of money they quit!

Network Marketing is a legitimate sound business that has been around since 1945 and it provides a phenomenal opportunity for those who love to help others and are focused on committed to what they do.

It takes time to build a solid business just as it does to gain knowledge and skill in any area of life. if you are seriously contemplating joining the Network Marketing industry I highly recommend you read Robert Kiyosaki’s book The business of the 21st Century, then once you have decided it is really what you want to do look for a product, company and a leader that you can become passionate about working with and get to work.

Baby Boomers – Unstoppable Market That is Cashed Up and Ready to Spend!

One of the keys of generating wealth is discovering market trends and market opportunities that can be acted upon. While it is not always important to be the first to discover the wealth making opportunities, it is important to take advantage of them in the best possible ways. One of the largest market segments currently within the US is the Baby Boomer generation.

Baby Boomer is a term that refers to a person born between the years of 1946 -1964. There are approximately 76 million Baby Boomers within the US alone, presenting a tremendous opportunity for business owners and entrepreneurs.

Here are some ideas on how to take advantage of the market:

# Health Care

As this large market segment ages, one of their primary concerns is and will be health care. Access to quality, affordable health care will be a top priority for many Baby Boomers. Working in or starting a business within the health care field is one of the primary ways to profit from the Baby Boomer opportunity. For example, senior care consultants, health care facilities, long term care facilities and wellness centers are possible considerations.

# Health and Fitness

In addition to traditional health care, the Baby Boomer market is also interested in alternative forms of health and nutrition. Supplements, natural solutions and diet considerations tailored for this market segment are viable possibilities to consider for revenue generation. Websites offering this information are also possibilities for generating online revenue from products and services, ads or even affiliate marketing when they provide strong information to the Baby Boomer market.

# Financial Services

As the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, one of their primary concerns in addition to health care is financial planning. As individuals are living longer and retiring early, it is more important than ever to protect assets and generate income for the duration of an individual’s life. Businesses within the financial field or insurance field are in demand for this age demographic and anything related to the field presents viable business opportunities.

# Travel

A common hobby for retirees is to travel. Travel services both offline and online are possible considerations for revenue generating ideas to target to this market. In addition to travel related services, travel amenities or even accessories are also possibilities. For example, you may offer special luggage or luggage tags, or even specialized packages that are marketed directly to Baby Boomers.

# Volunteer or Fundraising Possibilities

The Baby Boomer generation is fond of volunteering for a variety of causes. So, products or services that donate money to non-profit causes would be a great consideration. While almost any cause is a great opportunity, selecting the most popular organizations or causes to donate for will allow you to have additional visibility for your business efforts.

Also, travel services that organize volunteer vacations either domestically or abroad could be possibilities. Many Baby Boomers are looking to combine their leisure activities with raising money or doing something for those who are less fortunate.

# Vintage Products

Baby Boomers are often fond of items that remind them of their past, or even the time era of their parents. Selling those exact products or products that resemble those brands is an excellent way to profit from this demographic.

# Teaching

Baby Boomers are considered to be a generation of Do’ers. So, they are more likely to continue learning and trying new things than from other generations. Consider offering classes for scrap booking, learning a foreign language or for cooking, marketed to the Baby Boomer generation. You may be able to do this in local retail stores, or at the local college.

Pros of Email Marketing

Often, reports bring forth that email marketing is just next to search engine marketing in terms of generating revenue. Email marketing is the internet counterpart of traditional direct marketing which used to overwhelm post boxes almost everyday with bunches of sale coupons, merchandising pamphlets, and sale slips.

There are certain advantages of email marketing in comparison to traditional direct marketing. They are discussed as follows:

1. An exact return on investment can be tracked with respect to email marketing. Often such return has proven to be pretty high if it has been done properly. On the contrary, probability of successful reaching of postal mails exactly to the customers addressed is always lower; the cost of tracking successful mail sending to customers is higher than that of sending emails; hence calculation of return on investment is difficult and happens to be lower than that of sending emails.

2. There is always a scope for customers to choose whether they want email promotions or not. For that, the customers are offered to register with advertiser and subscribe to merchandise promotions. Thus, the number of unsolicited mails in customers’ inbox can be reduced. On contrary, traditional business promotional mails have never offered customers’ with flexibility of choosing to be informed or not.

3. Email promotions have greater possibilities of success than traditional direct marketing through postal mails as more than half of Internet users check or send email on a typical day. Thus, they get sufficient time to ponder over the promotion and decide about their purchases and also disseminate the information about the marketing email while socializing. But, most of the consumers open mailboxes at the end of the day. Therefore they get scant time for considering merchandises, deciding purchases or disseminating the informing of the merchandising mail to others.

That is why businesses prefer email marketing over traditional direct marketing using postal system. Such preference helped email marketing to thrive.