During a conversation with Dr. Charles King, Professor of Marketing at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a strong proponent of the MLM concept, we discussed why the MLM option isn’t more rigorously evaluated by young people just starting out on a career path.
This article is a response to the question—”Is MLM a viable career option for young people?”
MAKING INFORMED DECISIONS
There are a number of career paths open to people no matter what their background. Naturally, the more educated one is and the luckier one is in having selected a course of study that is related to a sector of the economy that’s healthy, the brighter one’s future looks.
All that aside, there is still an option that is open to virtually every man and woman. An option that is proven to work for those who truly work at it and who make no excuses about their ability to succeed. That option is MLM, or network marketing.
People who elect to get involved with a legitimate MLM company, who have the support of a professional upline in their efforts to build a large organization, and who apply consistent effort toward achieving their goals day after day, will succeed.
The degree to which they realize their personal goals is directly tied to the consistency of their efforts and the time period over which they apply that effort.
WHY Network Marketing?
Can young people truly embark upon a career in network marketing and reach their goals?
You bet they can. They can even do it while pursuing a more traditional career path, one for which they might have prepared by attending college and graduate school.
The reason most people choose an MLM career is to be able to achieve a level of financial freedom at a faster rate than they could elsewhere.
I know a young man who worked as a copywriter at some of the most prestigious advertising agencies and publishing companies.
Then, a little over two years ago, he decided that the financial freedom his chosen career offered was not sufficient. He became actively involved in building an MLM organization.
Today he has an organization of over ten thousand distributors. I lard work? You bet!
But that’s not the point. He was already working hard. He simply asked himself the same question Dr. King and I discussed: “Do young people have anything to gain from MLM that would qualify MLM as a serious career option to be analyzed?”
WHAT DO YOU WANT?
If you are wondering whether network marketing is a serious career option for you, ask yourself these two questions: “What do I want?” and “Am I satisfied that my current career path will give it to me?”
If the answer is that you need a career option that will yield a return commensurate to your effort, then you should probably be exploring legitimate Network Marketing opportunities.
There is no doubt that Network Marketing can work for you. The recent worldwide publicity surrounding Amway’s and Nu Skin’s success in Hong Kong and their plans to enter China are but tiny pieces in the mosaic of proof that MLM is an economic force to be reckoned with, an economic force that is gathering steam for spectacular growth into the next millennium, an economic force that offers young people who have ambition and principles the chance to carve out success on their own terms.
I have encountered many such young people.
From the 24-year-old architect to the 19-year-old law student, from the 28-year-old lawyer to the 33-year-old designer at J. Walter Thompson, from the 26-year-old physical therapist to the 32-year-old banker—all these voting people answer the question far better than either Dr. King or I ever could. They have answered with action based upon an analysis of their abilities to earn the rewards legitimate network marketing opportunities hold out to us all.