While it's sometimes confused with pyramid schemes (in which people make money through totally illegal scams) any great boss can be considered a "network marketer" if his/her people help the company thrive under his/her leadership (assuming they get compensated for a department that outperforms!). Simply put for your purposes, network marketing is someone making money off the efforts of others who are selling tangible goods or services to a mostly consumer-based audience. Each person working for these firms has the opportunity to grow their
respective incomes by training (and making a portion of the profits
from) new company reps they bring onboard. There are several terrific companies set up under the network marketing model that are a famous including a mid-western basket company, a well-known scrapbooking firm and a natural skin care company.
As president of Pomona, N.Y.-based marketing-advantage and founder of WomenCentric, Pattie Simone empowers ambitious women, companies and entrepreneurs worldwide, sharing smart new media, client engagement, entrepreneurial and communications expertise as a techpreneur, consultant, speaker and video blogger.