Network marketing business opportunities are not all the same even if they share commonalities. It’s important when choosing a direct sales business to get involved in, to know what distinguishes network marketing from internet marketing from affiliate marketing.
There are network marketing business opportunities everywhere and I’m constantly amazed at the diversity in industries using direct sales to promote their products and services. Industries as diverse as natural gas and electricity to mushroom based coffee!
In a way this new economy (aka depression) has been good for some people, they haven’t been sitting around waiting for their unemployment to end and their savings to run out, they’ve invested money to start various network marketing business opportunities and are glad they did!
The fact of the matter is people are making more money “part-time” with affiliate network marketing business opportunities and that may just change the way we think of the direct sales profession from this point onward.
Your Business is Your Business
The big question is “what network marketing business opportunities should you focus on to give you the most results”? In general, network marketing gives you the chance to leverage other peoples time, energy and effort in order to make you money, as well as your team. What needs to be understood is that there is a difference between network marketing, internet marketing and affiliate marketing. Let’s examine the distinctions and we’ll be able to determine where your efforts will best be focused to give you the results you’re looking for.
Network Marketing Business Opportunities
When we consider “network marketing business opportunities”, companies like Amway and Herbalife come immediately to mind. These are great companies no doubt and you can make large bonuses by building a team and creating a long term residual income from all the products your team sells. Countless people have tried their hand at network marketing business opportunities and failed. The reason they end up quitting after 6 months is lack of leads. Typically, once their list of friends and family is depleted they resort to wandering around their home town looking for prospects and that’s a quick way to burn-out in offline network marketing .
Internet Network Marketing Business Opportunities
Internet marketing is a term often used to describe anything being sold on the internet. It’s not totally wrong to say that, but what makes it different from other types of online marketing is the fact that the marketer sells their OWN software or info product. When you become the producer, manufacturer and distributor of your own product, you reap the benefit of keeping 100% of the money! Pretty cool huh! This kind of marketing is probably best left to the very experienced online marketer.
Affiliate Network Marketing Business Opportunities
Affiliate marketing is a niche in the online marketing world that enables a beginner to get started with a minimal investment. It’s a way to make commissions on products you didn’t have to put the time, knowledge or money into creating. There are challenges with this kind of marketing as well because the products pay small commission, so a good deal of production is required to make a significant amount of money. There’s also the continual challenge of driving targeted traffic to several niche sites consistently.
Affiliate Marketing with a Twist
There’s a new kind of affiliate marketing that’s getting a lot of attention and the company leading the way is Empower Network. Why does it have such a refreshing twist?
Let me draw out a few points of difference.
1) No Product Creation: Unlike internet marketing Empower Network doesn’t require any product creation. No need for joint ventures, copy writing, launches or technical skills. Also for the technophobes, there’s no need to set up a blog or the need to build membership sites!
NOTE: The nice thing about the EN blog is it’s on a 9 year old domain so you actually rank well in the search engines without doing much. If you want to go crazy and create a lot of backlinks to your content and rank on the first page of Google, No Problem; I’ll show you how to do that. EN is an authority domain so you can build a lot of backlinks without penalty. See my EN blog by Clicking Here!
2) Residual Income: The Empower Network will pay a monthly residual income on their $25 and $100 products like traditional network marketing business opportunities, which creates what we call “viral sustainability”. This is all done without recruiting friends and family, going to hotel meetings or burning out on perpetual prospecting and 3 way calls.
3) 100% Commissions: Unlike affiliate marketing Empower Network pays 100% commissions directly into a persons bank account via an international e-wallet. You can make 100% commissions on $25-$100-$500 and $1000 products. Which means an affiliate marketer can make more on a sale and invest more and more money back into their marketing in order to scale their business quicker then ever before!
If you’re serious about entering affiliate marketing and make a full time income, be prepared to dedicate 6 to12 months of focused part-time effort. You can do it quicker but it’ll take 3-6 months of full-time intense focus to make it happen. It all depends on how bad you want it!
The good news is it won’t take you 3 to 5 years like traditional network marketing business opportunities if you’re working in a system like Empower Network but it’s not going to be a walk in the park and there are no guarantees. Here’s our Earnings Disclosure.
Of course the reality is, if you’re only going to “dream about success”, it doesn’t matter how many network marketing business opportunities come down the pike; if you don’t have a wealthy entrepreneurial mind-set you’ll fail every time, even with an ideal business platform like Empower Network.