I realize this isn’t my typical post, but it’s a statement I’ve been meaning to discuss for some time. This morning I thought, why not finish? If you consider the flood of network marketing on any Facebook news feed and subtle invitations from friends…why not discuss my own experience?
First, if you are in the field of network marketing, please do not take my thoughts personally, and if you are aspiring to the field of network marketing, by all means, push forward and claim your sales. My message simply shares why network marketing is not for me. I believe each person should make their own decisions via their own experiences. These are only my reasons I discovered through my brief time as a Legal Shield Associate.
Let me say, I love what this company offers. Buying into their pre-legal package affords me legal advice for times I might need legal services. I like the idea of having a team of lawyers with various specialties, depending on my situation. I absolutely enjoy access to the service. Specifically when discovering our camper trailer’s roof was torn off during a recent monsoon. Short version, two months of waiting for an insurance company to respond to our claim left us not so happy campers. The entire matter was compounded with the discovery that our insurance company was identified as an affiliate of Wells Fargo‘s scams. Seriously, this left my husband and me in gloomy camper mode. Yet, I must admit a ray of sunshine gleamed through when a lawyer returned my call with an action plan in hand at no additional cost. I can’t tell you how happy I am to have prepaid Legal’s services. BUT!!! It’s not enough to rush my testimonial into a sale’s pitch, and here are my three reasons why:
- I don’t like the idea of selling to family and friends. Network marketing is about approaching your contacts by exposing a product I was really unsure about. Let’s face it. I am not an expert in how the process works. Limitations do exist and unless I experienced the matter first hand, or had extensive training, I simply did not have all the answers for various stipulations. Could I have found out the answers? I believe so, but discovering I lacked preparation through my minimal attempts to sell was frustrating. The entire process to buy into the product, then turn right around and sell the product is a bit absurd. Which is my second reason.
- I am an educator, and I believe in educating others. If you follow my blog you know I’m retired Air Force and have taught leadership principles in my career. Sending an ill prepared salesperson into their own network to pitch ideas, with minimal training, really goes against my core beliefs of preparing others for success. I have a passion for my scope in education. I am addicted to teaching my college students, and I learned quite frankly, I am not addicted to selling legal packages.
- Finally, I really do not have the passion for sales. I just don’t have the energy for this sort of work. Whether it’s makeup, laundry detergent, or kitchen items–the list goes on–and I hope you get my meaning. Truth is, I just simply am not into this concept of sales: period!
So these are a few thoughts, and I won’t be investing my time in Network Marketing. I am just not into this sort of business that gleams at the idea of my private social network for sales-–yes, just press past me!
Network marketing is simply not my game, and I leave you with a bit of advice from your own discourse:
“If you have to repeatedly chase after someone when you have a great opportunity, don’t bother, if they aren’t responsive, they aren’t the type of person who’ll succeed at it anyway.”
― Rob Liano
My shade of success shines differently, and we must all find our paths of success. I do, however, wish you the best on your climb into network marketing. Just keep in mind…not everyone wants to climb your ladder. 🙂
How about the rest of you? How do you feel about network marketing? Love it, hate it? I am curious how others view the network marketing concept. Want to talk success? Check out “Crave the Day: Where are you Traveling?” While we’re all partaking in different journeys, we should all be traveling somewhere.