I just read an column in the latest AARP Bulletin called “What I Know …” It’s a personal opinion column, and AARP asks people to write in and tell what they about freedom.
This latest column was from a woman who has been laid off for some time now. What she knows is desperation. Everyday she gets out of bed, sends out resumes, and waits for the phone call that never comes. No one has called to interview her for a job. She is mature woman with silver hair, and, like most mature Americans who have been laid off, she is having a hard time getting a job in this economy.
She tries to get out of house, not just so she won’t crazy, but also so the neighbors don’t feel sorry for her. Seeing her car parked in the driveway all day, every day, tells the neighbors that she still hasn’t gotten a job. She’s been reaching out and helping others through volunteer work, and it’s helping her mood, but not her finances.
This is what she knows in today’s economy. The same story is happening all over America.
Here’s What I Know About Freedom
Living in a farming community, I don’t see as much of the economic fallout, but I see enough of it to know that the economy is hurting, that people are hurting.
Here’s what I know: they don’t have to. There are options.
I know freedom, even in today’s economy (that’s me, enjoying my freedom in the picture above). I know that in this sagging economy my “check in the mail” from my MLM business is getting bigger, not smaller. I know that more people than ever have let go of the “MLM snob factor” and are casting around for alternatives. I know that people are more willing to talk to me about what an MLM business might look like in their own lives. I know that more people are Googling keywords like “home-based business opportunity” or “online MLM marketing.” Check out Google keywords and you’ll see that the numbers are rising, fast, on those kinds of searches.
MLM Thrives in Times in Recession and Depression
I know that MLM thrives in times of recession and even depression. I know that starting an MLM business has one of the lowest overheads of any small business. The MLM corporation does all the work except the marketing. They do the product development, the testing, the accounting, the management, and the shipping. What do we distributors do? Spread the word. And, with my company, fifty cents of every dollar earned by the company gets paid to distributors. It takes $250-$500 to get started and about $300 a month to keep the business going. Ever heard of a small business with such a small overhead?
I know that nutritional MLMs, like mine, excel during poor economic times. Why? Because people look to do manage their own health rather than go to a doctor. Many cannot afford the health insurance, so self-care becomes the name of the game. I know that the time to join a nutritional MLM company is now.
Add in the fact that the internet now renders MLM marketing less expensive than ever, and now you’re starting to know what I know.
I also know that the people in my MLM circle are some of the happiest, most productive, and most supportive people I have met. And I get to work with them every single day.
Want to know more about what I know? I’d love to hear what you know, too. Drop me a line, give me a buzz, or otherwise send me some kind of smoke signal. Let’s yak about what we know.