Network Marketing Opportunities – Are They Legitimate?

Most people would get started with network marketing opportunities in a hurry if they knew for sure that they worked or were legitimate. Most people are conditioned to believe that anything outside a traditional job poses a great risk. Most people are fear driven and tend to stay away from anything that is slightly unknown. So there is absolutely no doubt that network marketing is considered a scam by many.

Some believe that they are scams and some believe that they are legitimate business opportunities. In order to get a better idea on this topic, we will take a look at the following:

What is a Scam?

A scam according to Wikipedia is a confidence trick or confidence game. In network marketing, the people who achieve success are the ones who have mastered ‘marketing, promotion and prospecting’. These are the skills necessary to become a successful Internet Marketer.

If you find a good network marketing opportunity, it will have a system that should explain clearly how money is made. If it is a reputable company, they will explain clearly what you will need to do in order to make money. This is an industry of marketing and promoting products. However, most people who get involved are not very good at marketing and promoting and usually quit if they do not see results quickly enough. The cheaper it is to get started with an opportunity, the more attrition that will be expected.

Scam topics are really a very high traffic area on the Internet. Some marketers know this and use it to there advantage. They use it as a cheap high traffic method to get visitors who are doing negative searches on the Net regarding opportunities of interest.

Let’s use Herbal Life as an example. Let’s say Alice reviewed a Herbal Life distributor opportunity presentation and decided that this may be for her. Then she jumps on the Net and does a search on Herbal Life but decides to add the word scam to the end to see what comes up. Now Bob who has been marketing for Magnitude Energy Drinks for a few years decides to capitalize on some negative ads for Herbal Life.

Bob is very good with SEO and writes an article on ‘Herbal Life’ but adds the word ‘Scam’ to the title. Now Alice finds the article and ends up passing up Herbal Life with the false belief that it may be a scam. She ends up reading Bob’s article and decides to visit his website. Did you see what happened here? Bob lured Alice into his sales funnel by using negative advertising tactics.

If you are strongly considering a network marketing opportunity as a means to earn extra income, give the opportunity a chance.

1. Use Common Sense
First of all, use your common sense and stay away from ads like ‘Make Ten Thousand dollars per day, Guaranteed’. If it sounds too good to be true, it always is. Now don’t get me wrong. It’s not impossible to make $10,000 in one day with some opportunities, just not every single day.

2. Use Your Gut:
If you find something that excites you, give it a chance. Use your gut to help you make a decision. It will never steer you wrong. Don’t ask your friends or family for their opinion. Most likely if they are not involved with this industry, then they are not qualified to give you instructions.

If you are truly serious about finding good opportunity, take your time and find one that matches what you are looking for. Then take your time and learn the ropes of marketing and promotion. Finally, make a commitment to yourself that you will not quit. Most people make the mistake of quitting just before they get any results. Most people really do not even start in my opinion.