According to the Direct Selling Association, in 2009, 28.33 billion dollars was generated in sales by 11.6 million salespeople involved in the industry. Direct sales is one of few industries worldwide that continues to grow steadily year after year after year despite tumultuous economic times. There are currently about 1,500 Network Marketing (MLM) companies in North america alone and about 70 million worldwide. 1 out of every 8 households in North America has a homebased business, 3 out of every 4 individuals have purchased a product from a direct seller or network marketing distributor.
Today, I came across Robert Kiyosaki's thoughts on Network Marketing in Success Magazine and here's what he says, "People who want to be entrepreneurs should consider joining one of these (Network Marketing) businesses before they quit their jobs. Why? Many of these companies provide essential sales, business-building and leadership skills not found anywhere else. One of the most valuable benefits from associating with a reputable organization is that it teaches the mind-set as well as the courage required to be an entrepreneur. You will also become familiar with the systems required to build a successful business. The entry fee is typically quite reasonable and the education can be priceless."
I believe his words truly summarize the possibilities involved of this simple, yet powerful business model. We wish you goodluck in your journey!
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