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People Turn to "Network Marketing" in Soft Economy

Posted by on Apr. 8, 2009 at 11:08 AM
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"People Turn to 'Network Marketing' in Soft Economy"
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'People Turn to "Network Marketing" in Soft Economy'

By Chris Pollone
Published: February 17, 2009

While her husband was searching for full time work, Jennifer Grissom of Birmingham decided to make a little money on the side on top of her full-time job. "I had to find some way to get an extra line of income that worked in the hours I had available to me," she said.
Since November, Jennifer's been selling skin care products for a network marketing company.

The company relies on a network of sales consultants who recruit other people to sell the product as well.
The more people a sales consultant recruits, the bigger her potential earnings are.
It might sound like a pyramid scheme to some, but marketing experts say it's not.

"These are legitimate businesses, though you want to make sure you're working for a good business, always," Dr. Betsy Holloway of Samford University's Brock School of Business said.
It's called "network marketing" or "multi-level marketing" and it's been around for decades.
Doctor Holloway said direct retail like this has been growing for a decade, and there's potential for it to get even bigger.

"I think in today's economy with the layoffs that we have and people desperate to find work, there's going to be increased demand in these sorts of opportunities."
Jennifer Grissom said she had to overcome a preconceived stigma of network marketing and the fear of rejection.

"It's not easy, but it is simple," Grissom said.  "You just have to be able to understand it, and be enthusiastic, without being annoying."
She's exceeding her expectations just three months after starting. 

Experts advise if someone wants you to join a network marketing opportunity, take time to research the company.

Check to see if it belongs to the Direct Selling Association,a group that holds companies to strict standards of operation.
They say that can help ensure you're joining a legitimate business, and not signing up for a risky scheme.

By the way,  yes, Ameriplan is, in fact, a member of the Direct Seller's Association.
Here is Ameriplan's Direct Selling Association Link
Although this was printed on the internet on February 17th, it was also aired on NBC 13
HD's (3/10) 10 pm News.

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by New Member on Feb. 14, 2012 at 12:58 PM

Great article! Dave Ramsey even says in this economy you don't get a second job, you start a home based business!!

by New Member on Jul. 21, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Facebook, YouTube and Twitter - these are the vehicles to grow your home based business, but many WAH folks, don't understand how to effectively use these tools.  Even CafeMom uses these advertising venues (check out the top right corner of this webpage).  Here's a free video on how you can leverage FB, YouTube and Twitter to grow your home based business the right way.

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