Wealth is a lot more than just money, but money is a big part of it.
As much as people like to convince themselves otherwise, money is important. Our society is set up right now that we need at least a certain amount to maintain our safety and security.
You can have fun without money. That is absolutely true. For example, I went hiking with my family yesterday. It didn’t cost anything and it was great to get out. But the clothes we wore, the shoes on our feet, and the gas to get to the trail all did cost money.
You need money but you don’t have to sacrifice your life to get it.
If you’ve looked at my wellness page then you know that I’m a network marketer and I sell wellness products.
Actually, I don’t see myself as a true network marketer. I’m more of an affiliate marketer. I created a website using WordPress (so easy) and put most the products on there and linked them back to the company’s website to take orders.
The company accepts the order, handles all the money and fulfills the order. I just collect a check on the 15th of the next month.
The rest of my work involves writing blog posts and promoting them on social media. It really couldn’t get much easier. That’s all to get traffic back to my product pages to generate orders.
That hiking outing I mentioned a moment ago, that was on a Tuesday. If I had a “real” job I wouldn’t have been able to do that. Here are some pics.
I don’t like other people telling me how I can live my life:
- Where I have to be
- When I have to be there
- How I have to dress
- What I have to do
- Beg for permission if I want to do something else
That’s how I see a job.
I work at home. My commute every morning is all the way out to my living room. There’s no traffic and no stop lights to slow me down.
Network marketing, especially doing it all online like I do, means that I set my schedule. Actually, I don’t keep much of a schedule at all. I can’t remember the last time I used an alarm clock.
I often wear my pajamas until I have a reason to go outside, which isn’t usually until sometime after noon if at all.
I’m my own boss. There isn’t anybody to tell me what to do. I’m completely responsible for my success.
That last thing I just said, about being completely responsible for my success, is true.
I did have a “real” job several years ago. Once I built my network marketing business up enough I quit that job so that I could enjoy that freedom I was just talking about.
As a self-employed business owner I am the only person responsible for my success. I have to decide what to do every day and make sure it gets done.
If I don’t, then I don’t make any money and my family has to go without something. I won’t let that happen.
Your Life Your Way
I chose to quit my job and build my network marketing business online full-time.
You don’t have to do it that way. There are so many choices:
- part-time or full-time
- primary source of income or a little extra cash for fun
- online or offline
You get to choose. How do you want to live your life?
You have no guarantees any time you are self-employed. Network marketing is no exception. You could earn a fortune in network marketing like some people, or you could go massively in debt like some others. Most end up somewhere in the middle.
There are some things you can do to manage your risk. The most obvious is to not spend money you don’t have. That’s one of the beautiful things about network marketing. It takes a minimal financial investment. The vast majority of your investment is in your time and effort. You have to be willing to do the work and learn.
If you can do these things, and stick with them long-term, your chances for success go way up.