Changing the Stigma of Network Marketing


Hey guys! I know it has been a while since I wrote like anything, I was taking a little hiatus to focus on some other things.

Today I want to talk about something that I have been thinking about a lot lately. For this post, I gained a lot of inspiration from this LinkedIn post. Even though it has come a long way, Network Marketing (or Multi-Level Marketing) still has a pretty bad rap. I can understand this, for a long time I was skeptical as well. Then doTERRA came along and my mind was irreversibly changed. I don’t want to use this article to talk about the amazing compensation plan of doTERRA, or why you should join. I just want to get your mind rolling on your ideas of Network Marketing.

Today, more than ever, people are looking for side hustle (I’m sure you’ve seen that Uber commercial). Unfortunately, many jobs today, especially entry level, aren’t enough to cover all expenses. I know, this is ridiculous! It is my opinion that a full 40 hour a week job should always be sufficient, but that’s not the America we live in and it probably never will be. So, it becomes up to the individual to find another way to supplement their income. This is where you would usually get a second job at the mall or your local family restaurant. Personally, I have a full time job, I work at a women’s athletic apparel store in the mall and I do doTERRA. However, I have enough faith in doTERRA and in the concept of Network Marketing, that I know I won’t need all three of these jobs– only one, my dream job.

Anyway, back to Network Marketing. Here is a good definition: Direct selling method in which independent-agents serve as distributors of goods and services, and are encouraged to build and manage their own sales force by recruiting and training other independent agents. Black and white, that’s what it is. So why is there this inherent fear of it? Of course because of the highly publicized failures of pyramid schemes, which all in all give MLM a terrible reputation. I’ll be the first to admit that this is abuse of Network Marketing, it is greedy and it is wrong.

However, there should be no fear here. Think about it, you have a huge network of people. Your family, friends, co-workers, people at the gym etc. Network Marketing gives you the opportunity to earn residual income from sharing products or services you love with the people you care about. When’s the last time you mentioned a great restaurant to a friend that they should try? Now imagine getting paid for that. Yes, that’s very watered down, but it should be uncomplicated so we can tear away these stigmas and stereotypes surrounding the idea.

I love this, Network Marketing isn’t the dog-eat-dog atmosphere. Your team will always support you and lift you up because your success equals their success!

The day is already here where people want to break free of the traditional 9-5 and hierarchical structure of corporate America. People don’t put so much of their stake and their happiness in their job anymore, and this is a great thing.

If you want extra income and you want to feel less burdened by a desk job, find your passions. Then I can guarantee you can find a Network Marketing company who can cater to those passions. Do your research, and give it try. Don’t sacrifice your dream for comfort.

Of course I have to make a plug for my own business here. If you’re interested in learning more about the business side of doTERRA and how these essential oils can change your health and your finances, let’s get coffee (or tea)!


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