Affiliate marketing is not the only way to make money online. Network Marketing is another popular alternative to affiliate marketing.
What is network marketing?
I mentioned earlier that Network Marketing is a popular alternative to Affiliate Marketing. So what is network marketing and why is it attractive to people looking to supplement their income?
Network Marketing is also known as Multi Level Marketing.
Now normally a manufacturer creates a product and sells that product through a distribution channel such as a retail shop.
The Network Marketing model is different. Rather than selling a product through it’s own distribution channel, a company can opt to allow a network of distributors to promote its product.
Why is Network Marketing often referred to as Multi Level Marketing?
The reason that Network Marketing is described as Multi Level Marketing is because you can receive payments on several levels. So how does that work?
Let’s assume that distributor A recruits distributor B. B then goes on to recruit Distributor C. Distributor A is at Level 1, distributor B is at level 2 and distributor C is at level 3.
If all three distributors go on to sell products then distributor A earns commissions on all three levels. He will earn commissions as a result of his own efforts and the sales made by distributors B and C.
The secret to succeeding with Network Marketing
Succeeding with Network Marketing requires two key components:
You need to continually sponsor or recruit other distributors who will expand your network for you.
In bygone days, you would have had to visit people in their homes but these days you can cross geographical boundaries at the click of a mouse without leaving your home.
Do this wrong and your business won’t make any progress.
You really want to be able to show your new recruits how to recruit people into the business.
If you do that then your business will grow rapidly.
What are the benefits of Network Marketing?
- You decide how small or how big you wish to grow your business.
- You are your own boss.
- You are the architect of your own destiny. Network Marketing can lead to financial independence.
- Very low start up costs
- Very little knowledge is required to get started
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