The Network Marketing industry has been around now for over 50 years. Do we see it as evolving and growing, or has it had its day?

Network marketing is simply direct sales, just one of the methods of marketing products and services. In many countries, Network Marketing is regulated by The Direct Selling Association. It is not a scam, scheme, pyramid or ponzi industry. Network Marketing or Multi-level Marketing (MLM) is a sensible way of getting product directly to the consumer, and a legitimate way for those doing the marketing to get paid. This is one of the simplest ways to earn a residual (passive) income.

Network marketing is one of the most rewarding home business opportunities today. The opportunity for success, happiness, wealth and freedom in the foreseeable future in Network Marketing is staggering. This business model has been around for over 50 years, so needless to say things have evolved since then. Our new technologies have unlocked the doors to a simpler business model that allows our modern communication and commerce systems to do a lot of the work for us. However, understand that Network Marketing is simple, but not necessarily easy.

MLM or network marketing is when you actually recruit other sales people into an organization or down line in order to sell products. And you as well as your recruits get paid on the amount of sales made. The products involved can be anything from tangible goods such as nutritional products, household goods, telecommunications services, self-education and internet tools just to name a few. The magic happens when you get the snowball effect, and others recruit people too. You can then end up with a large group so lots of your product is sold. Remember that nowadays you generally do not have to handle the product yourself – it can go straight to the customer if you wish. Even better are digital products and online services, so no delivery is needed at all. The customer gets their product instantly – very important in this age of instant gratification!

One of the key things to realize when choosing a company is to go for one with a product that is consumed on a regular basis, so you can get a recurring monthly sale. So nutritional supplements, or tools you need to use for an on-line business, or new educational materials mean that you get paid each month. And there you have your residual income. Very nice.

So the business of Network Marketing is growing, with more and more people looking for their own home based business. With the way the business world is heading, more job uncertainty, downsizing etc, people are realizing that they really do need to take care of their own future. It is no use relying on an employer or government to do this.

Network Marketing is becoming more widely known as a legitimate way to do business. Network Marketing is attracting people from all walks of life who have been able to build home businesses that generate unlimited earning potential, particularly with the advent of the internet and the amazing communication that this has opened up for us. For many, the chosen path to achieve freedom and unlimited income is online network marketing, or online MLM, as some people call it. Doing business online is one of the ways for you to earn income while staying at home.

This is important, because it really does allow you to do all your work from the comfort of your home. Traditional Network Marketing involves holding meetings in many locations, whereas nowadays we can teleconference, video conference, use web-casting technology, talk on Skype…. You get the idea. Of course, you can go out and meet people if we like, attend company conventions, go to listen to expert speakers – this is your own choice. The point is that you can really do business from home. I love this because I get to stay home with my family.

So Internet based network marketing is a potent recipe that can lead to your financial success.
Whilst building your business on-line, you can also take advantage of the marketing tools and systems that are available. By becoming an affiliate marketer, you can purchase a tool, become an affiliate for free, and sell that product to others for a commission. This opens up another potentially huge revenue opportunity. There is a vast number of systems, list building tools, traffic generation tools, advertising methods and advice available.

Making a decision on the purchase or use of software for a direct selling or network marketing company can be a difficult process. There are many offers on the internet for software or other programs that can help you build your network marketing team down line.

The future of Network Marketing has no boundaries. Get started today and take control of your financial future. The Internet has connected people globally and this network is definitely the best marketing medium of today and also of the future. There are approximately a billion people with global access to the Internet, with millions logging on each day, and this number is growing fast.

The Influence of Baby Boomers is recognized as very significant, and their wants and needs are driving huge growth in certain industries, including health and wellness as well as financial services, personal development and investment. Future trends are lining up worldwide for network marketing to continue growing exponentially in the new millennium.

Network marketing is one of the most rewarding home business opportunities today and is considered the marketing strategy of the future. The opportunity for success, happiness, wealth and freedom in the foreseeable future in Network Marketing is staggering. Network Marketing is magical, but it isn’t a magic bullet. As with all things, success takes time and effort as well as patience. The Internet and Network Marketing is a great strategy that can quickly build your online home business.

Janet Ellershaw has many years of experience in the business world, including running her own business and the corporate environment. She is a pharmacist with a passion for keeping people healthy, as well as a business woman and property investor. She is happily married to John, and they have 3 wonderful children.