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Network Marketing as a Home Based Business
With the Internet being such a large part of everyone’s lives today, it’s only natural that many people are also seeing it as a way to earn money at home. Although some people are operating “regular” jobs on the Internet such as distribution of products and secretarial services, the majority of Internet home based businesses focuses around network marketing. It is, by far, the most popular home based business on the Internet, as well as the easiest with the lowest initial investment.
For those who are looking for a home based business that allows you the freedom to work at home but for which there is no investment, you will have to be careful with network marketing. Some of the networks that are already established have a minimum sales quota that you must meet in order to receive any compensation from the sales of those in your downline. This is contrary to some of the network marketing organizing with which we are familiar in our neighborhoods where the bonuses are paid solely on the work of your network as an entirety rather than whether you buy anything or not. For example, if the terms of the parent company state that distributors will be paid three per-cent for sales over 0, it doesn’t matter if you bought anything that month as long as your organization did at least 0 in sales. This is not, however, the case with all network marketing organizations.
Do not be misled by those who tell you that you don’t have to do much work, that the business will sell itself. That may be true at some future date, which is the residual income aspect of network marketing, however, in order to reach the level in your business that it makes money for you in your absence, you have to do a lot of hard work setting it up. Even if your organization places your downline for you, you will need to work with those people by training, supporting, and educating them in the way the business works. In fact, you are more of a mentor to your downline than in any other business you may start.
As an individual business owner, you will be responsible for paying your taxes and keeping track or any items that are tax deductible. There is no employer above you to provide that information for you, and the parent company is not even obligated to provide a 1099 form unless you reach a high enough level that the busies are coming directly from the corporation. Therefore, you need to establish an accounting system for your business before you begin to do anything else. A home based network marketing business is most assuredly capable of making you a success, but it will not happen without an enormous amount of hard work and some investments in your business.
About the Author: Diep Tran is Internet marketer, owns a Plug-In Profits Site and webmaster of Internet Home Business Opportunities. For An Internet Home Business Opportunity To Make Money Online, Visit: http://www.internet-wealth.biz