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Which is better for you network marketing or affiliate marketing? I have been involved with both network marketing and affiliate marketing. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Is one easier than the other? Both involve selling products or services. So, they are equal in that regard. However, for me I think affiliate marketing is a little easier than network marketing. Let's talk about both below:

Network Marketing

The definition of network marketing or multi level marketing is a marketing strategy in which the sales force is compensated not only for sales they personally generate, but also for the sales of the salespeople they recruit.

In network marketing you are selling a product or service and you are signing people up to be in your network. Many times you have to be on a monthly autoship for the product or service you are selling. The companies like for you to do this to showcase that you too are using the product. The disadvantage of this is it can be costly. Some people can't afford the monthly bill every month. This has caused many people to end up in debt after a period of time.

You have to be continually generating new leads. These are people you are seeking to join you in your business. This can be a very tedious process. Some people are just not cut out for rejection and after a while they get discouraged. While you can get paid if a person only buys the product you get paid more if the person joins you in the business. It also takes money to make money in network marketing because you have to be on an autoship program yourself. This also helps the company pay for the websites that they supply the members with. Also, you have to buy other marketing materials such as: pamphlets, business, cards and promotional cd's.

It also helps if you signup with a good team leader. This is a person who is not only making money themselves but also helping the people on their team as well. They will be able to help you get started and explain to your team how to bring in and teach people about the business. It is very important that once you join a network marketing company you attend the weekly training calls they have for the members to help them learn the benefits of the products and services and how to promote them.

There is nothing wrong with being in more than one network marketing company but I wouldn't recommend it if you are just starting out. Also, be on the lookout for people jumping from one business to the next. These people are called network marketing junkies. They don't stay in any company long term, they go from one company to the next hoping to make fast cash. Which is really not possible. If you suspect someone of this, it is wise not to signup with them if you are thinking about joining the business. Find someone who is a good team leader who is stable and building their business.

Affiliate Marketing

The definition of affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought by the affiliate's own marketing efforts. The industry has four core players: the merchant, the network, the publisher, and the customer.

In affiliate marketing you too are selling a product or a service for a company. However, in affiliate marketing you don't have to pay to get started. There are usually no products or services you have to buy to get started. You can get started for free. The company gives you banners and text ads to use in your online marketing. All is provided for free. However, if you want to use other methods that cost that is totally up to you but not mandatory.

Some affiliate marketing companies have affiliate managers
. These are people that help you with your marketing. You can ask them questions and they will also provide you with what you need to be successful and let you know about campaigns that you might like to run. Some companies provide you with training as well. You join affiliate marketing companies through affiliate marketing networks such as: Commission Junction, Shareasale, and Linkshare. Some affiliate companies like for you to have a website. While, not mandatory for all you should just check with the company and they will let you know. I know some internet marketers that don't have a website but they have a forum or adboard where they can advertise text links or banners.

If you do not have a website it is not hard to get one started. Website builders are great for building a website and getting online quickly. You can also build one for free and upgrade later on. The upgrade provides you with more features. The learning curve is not hard and the support is usually very helpful. You can also check out online marketing forums as well people in there don't mind lending a helping hand. Some affiliate marketing companies provide pages already built but you would have to pay for hosting and a domain name.


I like network marketing and affiliate marketing. However, I do think it is easier to get started in affiliate marketing because you don't have to pay to get started. This gives you time to learn how to do affiliate marketing without the stress of a bill every month. Thus, it can cut down on added stress if you aren't making a whole lot of money in the beginning. When you do start making money you can put it back into your business. Whether you want to purchase affiliate pages or domain names. Whatever you might want to help you in promoting the products. While, with network marketing you have a monthly autoship that you have to pay whether you are making money or not. You can't really save money because it has to immediately be put back into the business by purchasing the monthly products or services.

Also, with network marketing your success depends on how many people you signup. If you signup productive people who are working the business that helps you make more money. However, if you signup people who aren't working the business that can really be a big problem for you because you won't be getting paid either. It's the trickle down effect. However, with affiliate marketing your success doesn't depend on you signing up people. There are companies that will reward you for bringing in referrals but your overall success doesn't depend on them. If they signup and don't do anything it won't really affect you as long as you are selling the products or services yourself.

As you can see there or both benefits of joining network marketing or affiliate marketing. It just depends on what is better for you. You can be a network/affiliate marketer if you like both and believe that you have the skills and the time.

Are you both a network/affiliate marketer? If so, how is it going? Have you been in a network marketing company in the past? Was the experience good or bad for you? Which do you prefer? Network marketing or affiliate marketing?


Category: Business | Views: 1541 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2014-02-26 Comments

As we get closer to the new year I am always looking for ways to make this blog/site better. I have put together a survey for you to take. I am also including an older survey that I also would like you to take as well because I didn't get a lot of feedback from it. Here it is: Is This Blog Helpful? I would really appreciate it if you take the time and answer the questions. This will be really helpful to me and it will hopefully help me provide more of the information that you like to read. Also, if you have any suggestions please leave them in the comments. I will be more than happy to hear them. Thank you!

Category: Business | Views: 1750 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2013-12-17 Comments

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Category: Business | Views: 2257 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2013-11-19 Comments

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Category: Business | Views: 869 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2012-11-22 Comments





Self-improvement or personal growth is something that will be part of our lives forever. This is something that everyone needs. If we make the effort, we can and will improve ourselves. It's easy to stay the way that we have always been, however, negative it may be, but it takes a lot of courage to make the changes that we know we need to make. No one can decide to do this for us. We have to do this for ourselves.




One of my favorite books that really helped me is, "The Magic Of Thinking Big" by David Schwartz. It really helped me overcome a lot of obstacles which I felt were keeping me down. I was very shy. A lot of the techniques he advised were very helpful. It's still one of my all-time favorite self-development books. It helped me to overcome my shyness of dealing with people (not being able to ask questions and being able to state my opinion). Anyone knows that if you are trying to promote any kind of business you have to be able to tell people about it. One of the techniques he advised was just to ask the question. What can the person do to you? That really helped me.
It is not easy to feel positive all the time. One day you might be feeling great and the next day you might not be feeling so great. It is like a flower. You have to keep watering it so it will grow. It really helps to apply what you are learning too. Take one thing at a time. No matter how small you might think it is. For instance, it could be something that you want to stop doing like drinking pop. First write that goal down then, proceed not to do it. You will be surprised at the results, because once we put our mind to it nothing can stand in our way. It's really that simple.
Once you start your journey to self-improvement there will be many people who will try to get in your way. Why? Because they do not want to see you improve. If you change who will listen to all of their problems or keep you being involved in a bunch of foolishness. That's why making these changes is so important.
If we can master ourselves we can master anything. Whether it is business, health related or simply just being better human beings. It's really worth the time into developing yourself. Is it easy? It might not be in the beginning but it gets easier as you go along. If you make up your mind to do it then, it can be done. You will want to check out the,"Successful Self-Improvement Tips" page. It has many tips that will guide you on your journey to self-improvement. This page will cause you to think in a whole new way. We all need help sometimes and it's nothing wrong with that. We can help and encourage each other. Let's have a toast! (I have a bottle of welch's sparkly grape juice) To being the best that we can possibly be in anything and everything that we set out to do!
Category: Business | Views: 973 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2012-10-31 Comments

Business cards are a great way to get your business cards out to the public. These dollar bill cards are very unique and they feel like real dollar bills. I haven't seen any business cards like these before. So, I thought I would share them with you. You leave your business cards with everyone you tell about your business. When you leave your dollar bill business card it's like you are leaving cash instead.

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Category: Business | Views: 971 | Added by: Maketta | Date: 2012-10-19 Comments

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