Is Network Marketing a Scam?

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Some people are skeptical about Affiliate marketing (aka: network marketing, MLM, etc). There are so many companies out there in this consumer nation and its hard to decipher what is real and what it all means. Here are some things to be aware of:

There are always companies trying to “scam” people (always have been and always will be) and  for one reason or another affiliate marketing takes the brunt, despite people not actually knowing much about it. But if you look at the bigger picture some scamming companies are probably ones you even buy from. Think about all the products that say “all natural” and make you believe they are good for you, despite not labeling as actually organic. That is a scam. What about the vitamins that don’t actually put the correct percentages of antioxidants and minerals in that they claim. Scam. Those are just a couple examples. But because Target or Cub foods (or other big chain stores) are selling them, no one questions those scams.

So what people need to look at is the quality of the products they are buying. I urge you to not buy things that really don’t align with who you are. I know that is hard to do. BUT wouldn’t you rather choose a great product from word of mouth rather than because some commercial says it is good? That is the only difference in network marketing. We use a product, love it, and let people know (and when people buy we get compensated so you are also helping your friend, neighbor or family member with their small business at the same time).

Times have changed and things have gone form door-to-door sales to running an online business. Affiliate networking is really taking off as more and more people see first-hand the freedom it truly gives. Of course there is a “rent” (if there wasn’t I would be more skeptical haha) to own your business center in that we buy a certain, amount of products monthly but that only makes sense that you want to use what you are selling (small cost compared to opening a physical store and can easily be covered as you grow your business).  However, I do not have extra products because I actually use ALL of them (and USANA ships all my customers products directly to them so I don’t even handle those).

Before making judgments do some research and don’t let the illusion of this being a “bad” industry stand in your way of the life you desire.

Here are just some things to consider when choosing a company:

1. Every company has a different compensation plan so be sure to check that out (make sure it is award winning).

2. You also want to look at longevity of the company. How long have they been around (some of these new fangled companies might have a good product but how do you know they are in it for the long haul?)?

3. Make sure the products are consumable, #1 rated and, (again) align with your values. You certainly only want to recommend a product and company you truly believe in right?

I did my research and have found USANA to be the company that I truly believe in and am so proud to be partnered with them! I love the products and I am making money (so I can assure you it is not a scam). It has been a life-changing experience and I always look at the bigger picture now. If you don’t believe me, try it for yourself. Really you have nothing to lose!

If you would like more info, feel free to let me know. Never any pressure, I only want to educate!

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