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Question added to topic MarketingAugust 8, 2007

What is network marketing?

I need some clarification, because from what I've read here, it's kind of the same idea as importing and exporting.
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.
Ivan Misner is founder and chairman of BNI, a professional business networking organization headquartered in Upland, Calif. He is co-author, with Hazel Walker and Frank De Raffele, of Business Networking and Sex: Not What You Think (Entrepreneur Press, 2012).

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