Network Marketing Today! Build an Internet based Home Business!
Peter D. Bouloukos
With almost eighteen months of research this is the best explanation of why we all need to pay attention to network marketing growth and home based business opportunities. I continue to learn more about the science involved. I continue to study economics. This applies to everyone, from every walk of life. It is very real, and economically correct. It is long, but this note may be just what you needed to read right now! Go for it!
Yours in Success,
Peter Dean Bouloukos
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What do Top Earning Network Marketing Leaders Know?
$10,000 per week?
Most people can not grasp the meaning of billions and trillions. In-fact, most people can not wrap their mind around earning $1500 per week let alone $10,000 or more per week without selling anything. They do not understand finance, or modern economic drivers to include the internet where the world is represented and moves by us every single second regardless if we are asleep, awake or plugged in! This is normal. How many Americans are taught about finance in High School, or even know how money moves in an economy? How many people know how money can move an economy?
As a People, Americans are not concerned about economics or 'our economy.' Economics is not something that can possibly affect an American with tenure, or a Union job. Economics is not something that possibly could affect a Police officer, or a School teacher. Wrong!
All we want to know is if we can keep our job, salary, and quality of life in the new emerging economic reality that is a worldwide paradigm. If you ask or are wondering about where your job, or that advanced degree fits into Knowledge Aged economics…it is probably too late.
Research, learn, and start acting now. This is not something you want to be 'reactive' about, it is something you need to plan for. Be proactive about solidifying your financial security right now. Remember my words!
In the past year I have more than a few friends who had good careers, with great pay and benefits lose their jobs. These people are being told they are being downsized, or laid off. The truth is that the jobs will not exist, or are slowly being squeezed outside of United States borders. If you have your mind set on manufacturing then move to China or Indonesia where the labor is cheap, and the government is not telling the CEO\'s what they are worth.
Americans really want to know:
'What can I do in this new economy to succeed, to take care of myself and my family?'
What could you do with an extra 2076 hours per year?
Now, if you were earning a six figure income, and living comfortably while trading about fifty-five hours per week at work, you may not be able to grasp that people are earning $4000 per week from home, without selling anything, for about twelve hours per week.
That is a yearly difference of 2076 hours between your 'traditional' job, and the lifestyle a home based business will provide. One thing you have to wrap your brain around is that you do actually put in hours and time from home, but they are more productive for a variety of simple reasons that the average person might miss. You also do not want to quit your day job until you clear $100,000 in your Internet based business.
The difference between your $120,000 per year and mine:
Let\'s say your household income is $120,000 per year or $2500 per week. That is a nice income. One or two people may combine for this type of income in a household. If two people combine to earn $120,000 per year, you need to double the hours in the below example.
Take $2500 per week and divide it by the hours to and from work, as well as hours at work. Let\'s set this number at 55 hours every week. If this is you, you earn $45 per hour.
If this is combined income of two partners in one household you work 110 hours per week, and take home $22.50 per hour.
A bartender earns $20-$30 per hour. Many school teachers earn that pay range. Corporate managers earn $20-$30 per hour. It is a good hourly rate. The problem is that a household that trades 110 hours away from the home, away from the family to earn the low end of this pay range may be overloading their work life.
They may be tired after work Monday through Friday having very little energy or patience to take part in the lives of their kids. If they do not have children, they may not emotionally or physically have the energy to go to the gym, or to do things that they enjoy or love. The truth is that at 50 hours or more per week, most people do not have any energy until Saturday. But when Sunday comes around they are already emotionally preparing for the next five days filled with ten or more hours away from the house.
What kind of life are you living? Is it really 'living' or are you a product of your work?
Now take someone earning $120,000 per year working a total of twelve hours per week to include all travel and any meeting time. This person earns $208 per hour or almost five times what the 'traditional' household income earns at an hourly rate. This one person earns almost 10 times what the dual income household earns.
I know dozens of people who earn six figures and work less than fifteen hours per week. Do you? What are YOU waiting for? You will never know everything about anything, they key is to align yourself with someone who is already successful. Most organizations I would recommend have fantastic 'on-going' training opportunities and successful leaders that will help you!
The network marketer who earns $120,000 per year may walk away from his work for a family emergency, or just to go on a long vacation and his income will consistently be $2500 per week...or maybe more. Modern network marketers work for and with each other. One persons success is championed by the group.
It is an up-side down pyramid where people can and do out-perform, and out-earn the people who sign them up!
You have no idea until you take the time to learn!
Since 1991 Wealth in the U.S. has quadrupled:
Since 1991, U.S. household wealth quadrupled from $13 trillion to about $52 trillion in 2005. Reading such figures, you might say, 'That\'s interesting… that sounds like good news.' But it becomes very personal when we look at what this actually means to individual entrepreneurs who are involved in the most economically vibrant emerging new industries.
There is something very different about this enormous increase in household wealth—something that has never happened before, and has significant implications for people\'s individual lives.
This growth is occurring not only among an exclusive group of the already-rich, but throughout a broad demographic that includes millions of 'ordinary people.' Paul Zane Pilzer, one of the worlds top economists describes this phenomenon as the 'democratization of American wealth.'
Let\'s take a quick look at how this works, and then see some of the most powerful ways to insure that you can be part of this exciting trend.
The Democratization of American Wealth
In 1991, there were 3.6 million American families with a net worth of $1 million or more. Today, there are more than 10 million such families and we are adding new millionaire families at the rate of one million per year.While we\'ve always had periods where the rich get richer, we\'ve never had so many ordinary, working-class people become rich.
You can see dramatic evidence of this at the very top echelon of U.S. wealth, the billionaires on the Forbes
Over the next 10 years, as U.S. household wealth doubles to $100 trillion, at least $10 trillion of that new wealth will represent new entrepreneurs coming to the table.
That $10 trillion represents another 10 million new millionaires.
A great opportunity lies ahead, not for just a chosen few, but for literally millions of 'ordinary people,' individual entrepreneurs who were not born into wealthy families, but who choose to apply themselves in the new and emerging industries where this new wealth is being created.
'Two of the strongest emerging industries where this growth will occur are wellness and network marketing.' –Paul Zane Pilzer
Ironically, of the $2 trillion we spend on health care in this country, which represents one-sixth of the U.S. economy, most has very little to do with health. 'Health' is defined in the dictionary as 'being sound in body, mind or spirit,' but what we call 'health care' has a very different focus, and would more appropriately be called the sickness industry.
American medicine is reactive by nature. We are a reactive culture. If you are cynical about my business, or the wellness based scientific studies that drive our success…you are being 'reactive' too! If you are saying 'yeah right,' or believe that you 'can\'t do this,' you are being reactive!
Products and services provided reactively to people after they contract an illness, ranging from a common cold to cancerous tumors. These products and services seek to either treat the symptoms of a disease or eliminate the disease. These procedures do not provide a cure either. Many people believe the FDA is important for better health.
The FDA is controlled by the government and pharmaceutical companies. The FDA approves drugs to treat one symptom, with a list of sometimes deadly side-effects that number in double digits. Again, the 'sickness industry' is big business. I am not saying that you should not see a doctor, or go in for a procedure when you absolutely have to.
I am saying this: Why not focus on prevention?
I can give you the answer: Your ego tells you that you will be just fine. Your newspaper, and your television 'habit' convinces you that taking drugs will provide for a better life because the actors are smilling, hugging, and seem so happy (while the side effects are being rattled off for 45 of the 60 second commercial).
Products and services provided proactively to healthy people—that is, those without an existing disease—to make them feel even healthier and look better, to slow the effects of aging, or to prevent diseases from developing in the first place.
Anti-oxidants come from fruits and plants. Everything is made up of dirt, water, and carbon. We are all the same. There is an entire industry dedicated to better all-around health, but some of the products are expensive to manufacture.
Why should a giant pharmaceutical company spend the money on research or infrastructure to provide all natural products that help prevent disease, when they can charge $20 per pill and charge it to our health insurance? This same pill could also kill us!
120,000 Americans die every year after correctly taking pharmaceutical pills that were prescribed.
Why do Americans suffer from so many diseases?
People in Okinawa, Brazil, and countless other countries do not suffer from heart disease, or have high rates of cancer or other disease. Why does a Brazilian have such nice and youthful skin? Brazilians are exposed to a lot of sun, and are also the same dirt, carbon, and water as Americans.
People in Okinawa don\'t wear eyeglasses, yet by our 40\'s Americans start to lose their sight acuity.
I stumbled upon the wellness industry in the late 1980\'s when I could bench press 330pounds and run for hours every day. I started to really watch what I ate, and sought out information and supplements to help. I did not know how to generate income with my knowledge until recently.
Recently I have had a hard time recovering after strenuous workouts. If I were a common American I would make excuses like 'I am getting old,' or blame my condition on the pain, rather than on the muscles or ligaments that support the problem area! I knew I had to work harder to maintain my shape. That work is not easy. It is not comfortable. I just don\'t want to be that person who takes pills to mask pain. I had to swallow my ego long enough to work hard to build my muscle groups back up!
Between mogul skiing, basketball, work stress, and all of the curve balls presented by life…my body was starting to fall apart. I would play ninety minutes of aggressive basketball and then not be able to walk for two to three days! I went to doctors who told me to stop playing, or recommended surgeries as a fix. Then, I found a product packed with a certain strong form of glucosamine in liquid form.
This product cut my recovery time by more than seventy percent. I wanted to find out what else my surgeon and other medical providers may have known but did not want to share with me.
By the late 1990\'s the Wellness Industry, which only a decade earlier had hardly existed, was already a $200 billion business.
This represents an extraordinary economic opportunity. The millions of people spending billions of dollars to further their wellness represent a new and growing economic sector who are eating and living healthier than anyone ever before in history.
Americans spend more than $70 billion annually on vitamins and food supplements. Americans also spend $300 Billion per year on Pharmaceutical Drugs that literally medicate or completely mask the source of all disorder and disease. In the next ten years, this number should balance out as nutrition is the key to both prevention and cure!
Who are these people?
Mostly baby boomers: prosperous people from the ages of 40 to 60. Baby boomers are the first generation in history who refuse to blindly accept the aging process. They are also a powerful economic force; they represent only 28 percent of our population—yet this group and their spending represent 50 percent of our economy.
Until recently, marketing to baby boomers had been all about how to help them remember what it was like to be young—oldies music, retro clothes and \'50s-styled automobiles. Now, it has gone a step further. Today, boomers are starting to buy things that actually make them younger in terms of having a healthier body, and a sharper mind.
Network Marketing and Wellness:
As I began exploring this fascinating new industry, I found myself asking a basic question: How are people learning about all these new approaches to their health and fitness? Certainly not through their doctors. Doctors, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies are mostly part of the 'sickness industry' because, until recently, most scientists and public policy leaders viewed wellness or preventive care as 'quackery.'
Today, numerous scientific studies have validated what a few million Americans seem to have known all along: There are hundreds or thousands of efficacious treatments to make people feel healthier, to slow the effects of aging, or to prevent diseases from developing in the first place. But until you first experience one of these treatments working for you or a member of your family, you are probably going to remain a skeptic and miss out on improving the quality of your life, and reducing your long-term health care costs.
The best way to learn about wellness is through someone close to you who has had a wellness experience.
You see your college roommate and go, 'My God, John, you look great. You look so healthy—what did you do?'
Maybe you see an old friend online during the day doing things you wish you had more time to do.
You bump into a wellness experience and start to find out that there is a whole wellness industry out there, with all sorts of new products and services. This experience is very real. You just have to ask a few question and be bold enough to get started on change. Network marketing has changed. The world has changed too!
Distribution in the New Economy:
In his 1990 book 'Unlimited Wealth,' Paul Zane Pilzer wrote that 'new wealth in that decade would be created mainly by people who distributed things, rather than by people who made things.'
The great fortunes of the 1990s would be made in distribution. But that opportunity has come and gone. The fortunes to be made today and in the years ahead will be made by those who are involved in teaching people about new products and services that they either didn\'t know existed or didn\'t know were now affordable.
Intellectual distribution, as opposed to physical distribution, is where the greatest fortunes are being made today and will continue to be made for a long time to come. Manufacturers today report that the greatest bottleneck they have is not in creating the next great new product; it\'s how to reach people and teach them that these new products exist.
People like to do things the old way. They are defensive of what they know, or really what they 'think' they know.
People fight change:
In everything we do, from shopping and cooking to taking care of our health, we often have the nostalgic view that the good old days were better, that the good old ways are the best ways. But the 'good old days' of a strong manufacturing base that created middle class income is gone. Wages are dropping. The economy has shifted.
The truth is that the 'good old days' were not so good. How many people approaching retirement actually have enough money invested or saved to live a comfortbale life? Add in a dollar that has devalued and the money saved or invested will not spend the same as it did when it was earned five, ten, or twenty-five years ago.
Nevertheless, people tend to cling to the known and resist the unknown.
Consequently, when they watch television, read magazines or surf the Internet, they tend to look for things that reinforce what they already know.
So where will they learn?
There is really only one place: from other people.
The most effective way to teach people is one-on-one, word-of-mouth communication and networking. I could teach you a business that will help you to replace your current income simply by exchanging emails! Despite the fact that we have the internet, and sophisticated tools to communicate, business people will still fly across the country to meet face-to-face when they have important issues to decide. Person to person marketing, and person to person communication is one key to success is a worldwide marketplace. Learning how to use the new tools, as well as the best of the old ways is a key element in modern aged success.
Network Marketing in the Years Ahead
On going education is important to me. I have always been creative. I have always searched for new knowledge and the teachings of people who were more successful than I was. I have read books on finance, marketing, investing, psychology and leadership. I have owned three successful business concepts, invested pretty well, and sold them off for profit.
One of the most exciting attributes of this new crop of 10 million millionaires is that they are more often teachers at heart, rather than conventional businesspeople. They are people who learn about a new product or new service and adopt it for themselves and their families—but they don\'t stop there. They then go out and teach new people what they just learned. They research and share knowledge that most people will find useful but may have never known!
Network marketing is both the oldest method of sales communication and the newest. It is the best method we have today to change someone\'s paradigm and teach them about a new product or service—a new way of doing something that they wouldn\'t have gotten by reading a magazine, surfing the Internet or watching television.
Person-to-person, word-of-mouth communication represents the cutting edge of intellectual distribution. This is why we are seeing so many Fortune 500 companies jumping into the direct selling arena, and Wall Street investors such as Warren Buffet entering the business. This is why Robert Kiyosaki and Donald Trump recommend network marketing as a top vehicle to create wealth. Kiyosaki states that if he had to start from scratch, he would do it in a modern network marketing paradigm.
Network marketing has grown steadily over the last 20 years, increasing 91 percent in just the last decade no doubt due to new companies with increased pay structures and scientifically unique product lines.
With more than 13 million Americans and 53 million people worldwide involved, it is now a $100 billion global industry. Yet as impressive as this is, it\'s not hard to see that the real growth in this business model has only just begun!
Demand for quality:
For one thing, demand is increasing exponentially. Because of the ever-accelerating pace of technological advancement, there is a growing flood of new products and services that desperately need their story told in the marketplace—stories which no amount of screaming TV ads or sprawling Internet pop-ups and banner ads can effectively tell.
There is demand 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. This demand can hit your business no matter where you are, or what you are doing! Grasp this concept, and you will grasp why this business will be a trillion dollar business in the next ten years!
There is expensive research being done, and product development that is changing the quality of peoples lives. There are ingredients in these products that no big corporate company will take to the market because it will screw up their in-store price points, or measures for profitability.
Neil Offen, president of the Direct Selling Association, predicts that, at the current rate of increase, worldwide some 200 million people will enter this industry over the next 10 years, effectively quadrupling its current percentage of the population. So now is a great time to learn more, and secure a position with a person or company you want to represent and work with!
Network marketing is already a force to be reckoned with—but its growth will explode in the coming decade.
Currently I work with someone poised to clear one million dollars in income in the next twelve months. In this industry I have met more than a dozen millionaires.
How many millionaires have you met in your workplace? Would your CEO or boss encourage you to out-perform or out-earn him or her? Network marketing has evolved and is an industry already breaking records worldwide. It also fits in nicely with the shift in economics to a Knowledge Aged Economy that is also a worldwide marketplace.
The Home-Based Business Boom:
The advent of intellectual distribution is one reason that network marketing offers such a favorable opportunity, but it is not the only reason. Another powerful factor is the current boom in home-based businesses. Only 20 years ago, people who worked from home were immediately suspect, as if that implied there was something wrong with them, that they couldn\'t get a 'real job.'
Today, the sharpest and richest people we know are the people who work at home.
One factor in this change is a massive shift in the dominant unit of technology, the building block of our total economy. 30 years ago the best technology was expensive, and big companies were the only ones that could afford it.
Today, as a home-based entrepreneur, you can conduct business far better than someone can who\'s working in a large company and has to deal with the overhead. The big companies just can\'t innovate fast enough. In the \'80s, the rule was the bigger the company, the newer and better the technology.
Today, the rule often is the bigger the company, the older and more out-of-date the technology.
Where are the greatest opportunities today?
'Even for people starting right out of school, the best opportunities are not to go work for some big company (unless it\'s a company that makes tools for individuals), but to go into business for yourself as an entrepreneur.' –Paul Zane Pilzer
Healthy Family, Healthy Economy, Healthy World:
The change in technology is one reason we are experiencing such a boom in home-based businesses. Another reason is that working from home is a more personally satisfying way to live. In the new economy, the sheer quantity of compensation is no longer enough and for the same amount of energy a home based entrepreneur can far out-pace that corporate income.
More and more, we have come to realize we also want a certain quality of compensation, too. We don\'t simply want money; we want lifestyle. It doesn\'t matter how much money you earn if you never get to see your family. It doesn\'t matter how many possessions you have if you never get to use or play with them. Finally, it doesn\'t matter how great of a personal economy you create if you don\'t have the health to enjoy it.
The concept of 'quality of life,' which we take for granted today, is actually a fairly recent invention. Our economy and living standards have grown to the point where we not only expect to make a living, but we also expect to have the best possible experience doing it. Twenty percent of the average corporate workday is spent just commuting to and from work. Studies show that up to 50 percent of the time spent actually inside the workplace is wasted around the water cooler, gossiping and talking to other people.
Some of you reading this message are at work…not working!
Today, more and more people don\'t want to spend their time chatting with other workers in the office—they\'d rather spend that time with their spouse or their children. They\'d rather get their work done in a few hours, and then get back to the business of being with their families. For these people, a home-based business today is both a more efficient way to work and a lifestyle choice.
We often talk about the challenge of keeping a balance between our work and our families. Picture it like a seesaw, with work on one end and family on the other. When you\'re constantly playing these priorities against each other, your life swings and swings, until eventually the whole thing breaks, whether that means losing your job, your family or your health. Many people lose all three.
But if we are fortunate enough to find a way to integrate work into your home, then we don\'t have to think about balance between work and family so much as how we can weave the two together. There is actually something ironic about this.
The United States started out as an agrarian society of entrepreneurs that networked with neighbors door to door, or in a central marketplace. Everyone was a small-business person. One big blow to this was when Ford created the assembly line. Factories were built that needed people to work them. The people worked them, and this slowly increased demand for more products. You know this story. This is one key to network marketing today, the industry creates a link between a product and a consumer.
The rise of the giant corporations, which our generation took for granted as the 'normal' employment path, is really a historical anomaly. It is rapidly slipping into the history books as we return to our entrepreneurial roots.
The Explosion of Network Marketing!
In many ways, wellness and network marketing are natural sister industries. For one thing, wellness is rich in the kinds of new technologies that are best learned person-to-person. Next, it is often the same quest for a better quality of life that finds expression both in exploring wellness and in pursuing an entrepreneurial, home-based business. Finally, the demand for higher quality products that big corporate giants can not produce, or competitively bring to market has created a 'Perfect Storm' that reaches a human being at a cellular level! The science behind these companies products are the reason why people succeed in sharing the knowledge and products with others!
Wellness and network marketing also both represent enormous financial opportunities; either opportunity alone has tremendous potential to create new wealth. Some companies have combined the best of both worlds, creating a 'perfect storm' of unprecedented economic opportunity: A convergence of forces enabling entrepreneurs to create a satisfying lifestyle, and—at the same time—tremendous new wealth.
Over the next 10 years, the U.S. economy will create 10 million new millionaires. You have the opportunity to start now and become one of them.You should do so not only for the benefits in health and happiness to yourself and your family, but also because you will be adding to our economy while you also add to the wellness and personal fulfillment of many others. In so doing, you will be contributing immeasurably to your community, your nation and the world! ON the other hand, you can be a cynic or a skeptic. It is free to walk away. It is free to learn more. My support is free. My system is free. I will work both for and with you! Why not follow the lead of people who are doing this? Why not you?
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Peter D. Bouloukos is a Leadership based Management & Marketing Consultant. He has 20 years experience in Leadership, small business ownership, management, finance, investing, concept development, accounting and consulting. He is the father of two daughters who made the decision to figure out how people were making money online, and from home. Currently he earns in the top fifteen percent in the industry. His team includes doctors, students, moms, dads and even Olympic athletes! If you are looking to build an internet based business, message: email@example.com