Top 6 Reasons Why Professional Women Are Ditching Corporate America for Network Marketing

In the last 10 years, more women are leaving the corporate world to start a business of their own and it is no wonder. With demanding bosses, salary caps and grueling hours away from family, women are turning to other options to satisfy their need for a work/life balance as well as a viable income. In fact, the U.S. Department of Commerce found that the number of women-owned businesses grew by 44% from 1997-2007. That’s a substantial jump!

Professional women have many options when giving up the 9-5 to start a business of their own. What may come to a surprise to many is the model of choice for these business savvy women. Network marketing and direct sales companies are increasing in popularity as a viable business option. Network marketing businesses are not the stereotypical “door to door” and “home party” business models many assume them to be. Take a look at 6 reasons why professional women are turning to and thriving in network marketing.

Work/Life Balance

Corporate life causes sacrifices, stress, and burn-out. Network marketing provides more control over your daily schedule which, in turn, means more time for family and self. Women are recognizing that, with direct sales, they can truly “have it all” including a high income and a flexible schedule. For example, a corporate mom will miss many of her children’s events due to last minute meetings, traffic on her commute home, or an overwhelming work load that demands time beyond 5pm. A mom in network marketing, on the other hand, is able to attend her children’s events while building her business via her smart phone or simply by networking with other parents at the events.

Independence and Team Work

As a direct marketer, you are in business for yourself but you’re not “by yourself”. In other words, as soon as you join your direct sales company you become part of a team that will offer support, motivation and on-going training as you build your business.

Low Monthly Overhead

While the thought of starting a brick and mortar business may seem exciting, it can get quickly become overwhelmingly expensive. You will need to rent or purchase a location, keep up with overhead and stock inventory. With direct sales, you have little monthly overhead to run your business and many companies have now switched to an e-commerce business model so you are not required to carry inventory. This business model keeps your monthly expenses low and your ROI high!

Rewards and Incentives

How would you like to receive a free car just for building a strong business? Most corporate jobs will not reward you in ways that network marketing companies will. Cash bonuses, jewelry, all-expense paid vacations, and luxury cars are common incentives that are very reachable goals in many well structured network marketing companies.

No Glass Ceiling

As I mentioned earlier, many corporate jobs limit earning potential and, unfortunately, this is truer for women than for men. In direct sales, on the other hand, there is absolutely no glass ceiling and it is completely realistic to earn more than others who are above you in the company.

Get Rewarded for Being You

In direct sales, characteristics that are often discouraged in corporate America such as emotion, authenticity, kindness, abundance, and leadership are rewarded. As these traits are allowed to flourish, it is very common for women in networking marketing to experience amazing leaps of professional and personal development as they develop a new found sense of accomplishment in their business.