WOW…what a year this has been. It seems every year in my life just gets better and better. I am excited to be starting a new year on Tuesday. Are you?
I hear people complaining about the economy all the time. What they don’t realize is that the economy is not what’s bad. It’s the nature of the jobs today. We are moving more toward an electronic age. Everything is online. There are more home based millionaires today than there were total millionaires about ten years ago. But…how can that be with such a horrible economy? It’s all a lie!!
The people willing to put out the time, effort and money to learn how to work WITH this changing world. More people are shopping online than ever before. More people are working online than ever before.
Where are you at the end of 2012? Was it a better or worse year than 2011? You can’t continue to do what you’ve always done and claim that life and the economy are getting worse. The economy is great for people who are willing to work WITH the changes that come along instead of doing the same things that no longer work.
The longer answer for those of you who don’t want to just take my word for it
An MLM business and a traditional “brick & mortar” business are very similar and very different. They are both “real” businesses. However, one is easier to start and can be worked from wherever you are and the other is harder to start and has to be worked from a physical location. Obviously MLM is the one where you do not have to be in a physical location to work it. I know a woman who was homeless and started an MLM business. She is now a multi millionaire.
Let’s look at this one at a time.
First – Traditional (brick & mortar) business:
According to the Small Business Administration, the average cost of starting a new business from scratch is just over $30,000.
You (business owner) are basically on your own figuring out your business model unless you start a franchise. (The average cost of starting a franchise is around $100,000)
You need to lease or buy an actual building
You will most likely need to hire employees
The average owner of a traditional business works at least 60 hours per week
Experts estimate that 50 to 80 percent of all new traditional businesses do not make a profit for the first 5 years.
A traditional business takes money, time and effort to build
Next – MLM business:
The average MLM business start up costs are $500 or less
You are in business for yourself, but not BY yourself. There is a whole team of people to help you.
You work your business from wherever you live
You do not need to hire employees. You will need to look for business partners.
The average MLM business owner works 20 or less hours per week.
You can begin making a profit within a month or two with MLM
An MLM business takes money, time and effort to build. If you have more time than money, then you can spend that time instead of spending more money.