content-meetbarrySo you’ve been thinking about starting your own network marketing organization, but something keeps holding you back.  That voice of fear in your head tells you it’s too risky, so why should you put aside all that doubt and uncertainty and get in the game?  Because there’s no better time than NOW to start and grow your organization!  You’ve convinced yourself of all the reasons why not to start, so today I’m here to give you all the reasons why now is the time to join the revolution! 

In Part 1 of my two-part series, I’m discussing the reasons why, in the past, one didn’t start their network marketing organization and dispelling those outdated notions to help get you moving forward.  In next week’s post, I’ll be discussing why self-employment is the wave of the future, and why waiting one more day to get in the game is keeping you from the life of your dreams.

You Don’t Need a Big Budget to Get Started

Before the Internet, the cost of starting a business was a huge barrier to entry.  The amount of capital required to rent a brick-and-mortar location to meet clients, hire a marketing firm to create a logo, and print brochures to promote your network marketing organization was huge- most new to the business just didn’t have the money to fund a successful startup. 

Today, however, having a million dollar budget is no longer necessary to get your network marketing business up and running.  Online agencies and email marketing services give you affordable access to freelancers for copywriting and marketing campaigns, while an inexpensive internet connection gives you the ability to work from home and eliminate the overhead cost of an office space or building rental.  With even the smallest of budgets, you can build your organization inexpensively.

A Harvard MBA is No Longer Necessary

It used to be the only way to learn about starting and running a successful organization was via textbooks and a college degree or MBA.  Not anymore!  Now, information is freely available online and in print, and the only thing holding you back from learning all you can is YOU!  Many of today’s most successful thought leaders are sharing valuable information that can provide you with the tools needed to create a thriving business, and all you need is an internet connection or a library card to gain access.

The Playing Field Has Been Leveled

In the past, unless you were a large corporation with millions of dollars in revenue, distribution centers and a workforce of hundreds or thousands, entering your industry’s market as a small business and becoming successful was an uphill, and usually un-winnable, battle. 

Today’s technology, however, has given individuals and small organizations the ability to compete with even the largest of corporations via tools such as social media and online ordering.  Whether you’re a local baker who specializes in gourmet cupcakes or a direct seller of health and wellness products, technology allows for individuals and small businesses to attract and service customers across the country and around the world.

Hopefully, I’ve helped calm some of your fears about the challenges of starting your own business and educated you on the outdated notions that have kept so many people from becoming successful.  Next week, I’ll expand on this topic and discuss why now, more than ever, now is your time to start a successful network marketing career!

 P.S.- Learn to build your business at my Train the Trainer workshop in October – come join us!