It’s the new year, and your feed is probably loaded with opportunities to start a side hustle to supplement your income this year. You may also be skeptical about these opportunities because the fact is you’ve probably seen a lot of your friends or family members give it a go and they’ve not followed through or reached any mentionable success. But what if I told you that maybe, just maybe, these opportunities are right for you? Here are three reasons I think you should consider a network marketing hustle:
1. The investment is affordable
Starting a business comes with all kinds of expenses, but if you get on board with a multi-level marketing outfit, you can usually get started for under $200. This will generally include a welcoming kit, a landing page to allow your customers to shop (A decent website alone can start around $1000!) and support from a team leader who’s had the opportunity to work on their own business and can now share their success tips. In just a few days you can be up and running and beginning to make some of your investment back. Oh, and the bonus? You get to buy products you’re already using at significant savings. Nice.
2. The business model is proven to work
When you think of starting a business, there are so many things to consider. A detailed business plan is best to stay on task with the venture. There is equipment that needs to be purchased to run the day to day activity of the business. You need to consider where you’ll market yourself and how. These are just a few examples of a long list. But when you jump in with an opportunity that has a proven business model and the general outline is built, it takes a lot of the guesswork out. Often, these ventures give you access to a library of marketing tools and learning resources as well. It’s a no-brainer to consider this type of opportunity when you want to explore entrepreneurship, but don’t feel confident in starting something from the ground up.
3. The sky is the limit
Yes. I know what you’re thinking. “Stap! There’s no way I’m going to get a paid trip to Mexico or drive a Mercedes Benz.” And you know what? You may be right. But the way these programs are built you are in full control of how much income you can generate from month to month. I know two women who have reached VP levels within their organizations and are indeed behind the wheel of a vehicle they’ve earned through their hustle. The cool thing about all of it is that you are in the driver’s seat. (Well almost. It all depends on your earnings. Ha!) But seriously, if you want to turn the side hustle into your full-time gig, it’s entirely within reach. You just need to be willing to put the time and effort to make it happen.
Listen, I get it. Network marketing companies have a bad rap. Some eager beavers flood your feed with repetitive posts, and you may be thinking that if you take advantage of these opportunities, your family and friends will give you the big eye roll and complain that you’re just as annoying, but you don’t need to be. Find a business opportunity that suits your interests and a product you truly enjoy. Share your experiences authentically and show your audience how your new venture fits well within your lifestyle. Before you know it, you’ll be the one coaching your very own team.