Husband-and-wife teams form a strong one-two combination in the quest for success in network marketing. Twins Nick and Todd Matthews, 32, of Irvine, California, have taken this concept to another level. Nick and his wife, Tracy, 23, and Todd and his wife, Jewel, 29, make a powerful (and profitable) foursome as distributors for World Tech Marketing, a network marketing company also based in Irvine, California, that sells long-distance and other telecommunications services.
Before joining World Tech in 1996, the twins worked together for 12 years at a local grocery store, barely making ends meet. "The long hours we spent working left little time for family," Todd recalls. "It just wasn't healthy."
Then a friend came along who told them about World Tech. "We were ready for anything that looked promising," says Todd. With no hesitation, the brothers and their wives decided to team up, and the two couples invested the $295 necessary to get started.
Two years later, the four-person team is ranked among the highest-earning distributors in the World Tech system. "Some months, our income is more than we made in a whole year at the grocery store," says Todd.
What's their advice to would-be network marketers? "Don't let negativity get to you," says Jewel. "You'll run into those few negative people. Just keep your chin up, stay positive and keep telling yourself daily, `This is going to work.' Anything can work if you put your mind to it."
Sean Lyden is the CEO of Prestige Positioning (a service of The Professional Writing Firm Inc.), an Atlanta-based firm that "positions" clients as leading experts in their field-through ghost-written articles and books for publication. Clients include Morgan Stanley, IFG Securities, SunTrust Service Corp. and several professional advisory and management consulting firms nationwide.