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|Top 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions about Network Marketing in FLP|
What is Network Marketing?
Network Marketing is a simple, legal, ethical, potentially lucrative business system - now being used by Fortune 500 companies like Virgin, Cable and Wireless, Sprint, and many others. The key point is that products and services are passed directly from the manufacturer to the consumer, bypassing all the middlemen. The savings generated by this simple distribution system are paid to the teams of distributors in the form of bonuses and retail profits.
How much money can I expect to make?
This is your own business - so you decide how much money you want to make! Just retailing products to friends, family and work colleagues, you can expect to make around £200 per month. Significantly larger incomes arise from building a team of people who are doing the same as you - using these great natural products themselves and sharing them with others. There is no limit to the size of income you can achieve. The income is quite small while you are learning the system, although with hard work and commitment it can grow rapidly. Within three to five years, incomes of £3000 per month and more are realistic.
Will I have to quit my present job?
No. Over 90% of people start their Network Marketing career on a very part-time basis. 7 - 10 hours a week is normal. As your Network Marketing income grows, build up a reserve of funds for yourself. Then, when your Networking income outstrips your salary, you can re-evaluate your position. That way you have security and an income while you learn and develop your new business. It is likely that your networking income will provide a better pension pot too!
How much time does it take?
There is no precise answer to this but you should plan to spend at least 7 - 10 hours a week during the first few months. You can devote more time if your circumstances allow. In the first few months, most of your time is used to learn about the business, to develop your customer base, and to identify a few key people who want to join your team and commit to doing what you are doing. In the later months, your time is leveraged through the efforts of your whole team. As your team grows you begin to build up your income base.
Do I have to know lots of people?
No. Although it's surprising just how many people we all do know without realising it. You only need a few good people who are serious about changing their lives and who have a real desire to make it happen. Unlike a traditional job, everyone is a potential candidate for your business. It may appeal to people who are excluded from traditional employment, such as retired people whose pensions are inadequate, mothers at home with children, people with no qualifications etc., as long as they have a strong desire to create additional income and improve their financial prospects and their health.
Will I get the training & support I need?
Absolutely. FLP has a well-established training & support infrasructure in place around the country - you can simply plug into it. Network Marketing is also a team effort, it is a classic win-win situation. If we help you become successful and make money, then we benefit too.
Do I have to be a super salesperson to be successful?
No. We find traditional sales tactics don't work. People tend not to respond to being sold to. Just talk to people about their health and what they are looking for in their life. Being successful in Network Marketing is about sharing something you feel good about, whether it's the products or the business.
If the products are so good, why can't I buy them in the shops?
In network marketing products are delivered from by the manufacturer to independent distributors, who then sell them to their customers. This cuts out all the fixed expenses associated with conventional distribution, and the money saved is passed on as discounts and bonuses to the distributors in the field. When goods are manufactured for sale in shops and stores, the manufacturer has to estimate the volume of product required within a period to satisfy demand, arrange shipping to locations around the country for distribution, calculate multiple levels of mark-up, organise marketing and advertising of the products - all these are fixed expenses that make up the retail cost of any item.
Network Marketing companies, on the other hand, only ship products on demand, so they can gear manufacturing to the level appropriate for current requirements, and incur no advertising costs. Commission-based sales are a variable expense, and are not paid until after the products are sold. The conventional distribution system is replaced by a distribution system composed of a network of independent distributors who sell product directly to customers.
So network marketing distribution is a much simpler, extremely cost-effective and more strightforward method than conventional distribution, and savings on middlemen costs boost the income of the independent distributor.
Is Network Marketing a stable business system or a passing fad?
For well over half a century Network Marketing has been growing steadily as a business system. As computer technology has developed to handle huge volume distribution, it means many multinationals, including Virgin and Body Shop, are using Network Marketing to grow specific sections of their business. Far from becoming an obsolete fad - Network Marketing is truly the hyper-growth industry of the future.
How much will it cost me to get started?
The actual amount will vary according to your needs and goals. Starting a home- based Network Marketing career is ridiculously low in cost, in comparison to virtually any other forms of small, home-based business. We recommend you buy one of our Combination Boxes, which costs £195.50, although this is not compulsory - you can buy loose products of your choice if you wish. There are no registration or membership fees. It is not necessary to buy lots of equipment since you really need just a phone and space to work in to get you started. A computer will be very useful for online purchasing and you may want to build a website.. There may be other incidental costs - your own business cards, purchase of company flyers, training materials, DVDs etc. Again, we advise you to keep these as low as possible when you start. We want to help you make money, not spend it! Your sponsor can recommend the appropriate products and literature items to help you get started.
|Please ring 0800 234 6366 or email: Jane so we can arrange to meet and discuss the networking business opportunities first-hand.|
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